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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Enzo Farachio, ‘A Sweet Boy Who Spread Light & Love,’ Killed By Driver

MIDWOOD - The name of the boy killed yesterday was Enzo Farachio. At around 2:45 on Tuesday, September 10, Enzo was waiting at the bus stop on Ocean Avenue by Avenue L. He was going...

10-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed By Vehicle On Sidewalk

MIDWOOD - A 10-year-old boy waiting at the bus stop at Ocean Ave and Ave L was killed by the driver of a gray Lexus, and his parents may not even know it yet. At...

Little Pakistan Stands With Jammu & Kashmir

MIDWOOD - Makki Masjid has long served as a place for activism and this afternoon was no different. After Jummah prayer, congregants and community members gathered outside the mosque to hold the Azad Kashmir...

Man Sleeping Outside Garage Struck And Killed By Driver In Midwood

MIDWOOD - A man was killed while sleeping in front of a parking garage early this morning. Around 12:30 a.m. on August 26th, the NYPD believes a 49-year-old man was sleeping by the entrance to...

Crane Collapses into Midwood Synagogue Construction Site

MIDWOOD - A crane-truck collapsed into a massive construction site on Avenue U and Ocean Parkway shortly before noon this morning. The crane was apparently lifting large pallets of plywood when it lost balance at...

Driver Who Killed Cyclist In Midwood Charged With Second Degree Manslaughter

MIDWOOD - The driver who killed a cyclist about two weeks ago was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter and a host of other charges today. On Sunday, August 11, 18-year-old Umar Mirza Baig from...

Di Fara Pizzeria in Midwood Vows To Re-Open

MIDWOOD - The state came for the dough, but the owners of famed Di Fara pizzeria in Midwood were only half baked. So New York State served them with a large “SEIZED” sticker and...

Di Fara’s Pizza Shut Down For Non-Payment Of Taxes

MIDWOOD - Only death and taxes ... Looks like the taxman caught up. DiFara's pizzeria on Ave J was shut down today by the New York State Tax Department for failure to pay taxes. DOW JONES:...

Park Slope Neighbor Jose Alzorriz Is The 19 Cyclist To Be Killed This Year

MIDWOOD - Another cyclist is dead due to reckless driving, making 19 total fatalities this year alone, of which 14 were in Brooklyn. At 12:30 pm on August 11, Sunday, an 18-year-old driving southbound on...

‘Young Muslims’ On Brotherhood And Being Young Muslims In America

MIDWOOD - In a country where the president spews anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in a world where many Muslim-majority countries did not join the United Nations’ call to end the mass detention of Uighur Muslims...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

‘Nothing Has Changed Since the Previous Election’: Bklyner Speaks With Clarke Challenger Adem Bunkeddeko

CROWN HEIGHTS — Rep. Yvette Clarke will next year again have to fight for her seat.  Adem Bunkeddeko announced over the weekend that he would challenge Clarke for the second cycle in a row. The...

Fight For Accountability At Makki Masjid Goes To Court

MIDWOOD - The fight for accountability at the beloved Makki Masjid in Little Pakistan has found its way out the doors of the mosque and into the court. Makki Masjid, officially the Muslim Community Center...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

Four ICE Raids In Brooklyn In Four Days

SUNSET PARK/MIDWOOD - Two doors were knocked on by ICE officials today. One in Sunset Park and one in Midwood. Neither families opened the doors, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) confirmed with...
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