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Life In Sheepshead Bay’s Bungalow Courts Is Still Rotten Three Years After Sandy

The bungalows between Brown and Batchelder streets. (Photo: Hayley Lind)By Hayley Lind Residents of a vulnerable stretch of Sheepshead Bay devastated by Superstorm Sandy say they’re still waiting for help after more than three years of empty promises. According to the city’s Office of Housing Recovery [/three-years-after-sandy-build-it-back-makes-headway-in-sheepshead-bay/


Advocate Sean Henry Announces Challenge To Embattled State Senator John Sampson

Sean Henry (Source: electseanhenry.com)Homeless advocate Sean Henry has formally announced his bid to unseat State Senator John Sampson, who is mired in legal troubles connected to corruption allegations. News of Henry’s campaign hit Politicker [http://politicker.com/2014/03/another-challenger-trying-to-unseat-john-sampson/] yesterday, and the campaign issued a press

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Coney Island Resident Sues Trigger Happy Cop For Firing At Dog

(Source: GerritsenBeach.net / Flickr)Elizabeth Villafane, a resident of Coney Island, is claiming in a lawsuit that a New York Police Department officer fired one to two shots at her and her dog, according to a DNAinfo article [http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140103/coney-island/dog-owner-claims-police-shot-at-her-during-arrest-for-walking-without-leash] . Villafane has three kids


Lobbyist Who Bribed Carl Kruger Now Working For Feds

Lipsky on CUNY TV (Source: cuny.tv)Longtime lobbyist Richard Lipsky, who pleaded guilty to bribing ex-State Senator Carl Kruger, has been busy sharing his secrets with federal prosecutors, according to court papers released yesterday and first reported by the Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/lobbyist-ensnared-bribery-scandal-carl-kruger-feeding-feds-intel-ongoing-criminal-probes-prosecutors-article-1.1167622] . Acting


Charges Dismissed After Video Proves Bogus Arrest, But Homeowner Fears For His Safety

An example of the graffiti left near the Hockenjos' home.A Sheepshead Bay man accused of attempting to run over a cop [/accused-of-trying-to-run-over-cop-sheepshead-resident-uses-video-to-prove-lies/] had the charges against him tossed last week, after surveillance video suggested the arresting officer may have fabricated the incident. The Daily News reports [http://www.nydailynews.