A fire broke out in the early morning hours today destroying an old family-owned grocery store in Williamsburg. Residential units above the store and nearby neighbors were evacuated. Because the store was closed no one was injured. Read more at DNA Info.
Residents of Greenpoint are in an uproar against a plan to build a dozen towers on the waterfront in their neighborhood saying they would negatively impact the community by leading to racial and socioeconomic segregation. Read more at DNA Info.
Two workers in Canarsie were hurt yesterday when their truck toppled over causing them to fall from the basket. Investigators said that a mechanical malfunction caused the cherry picker to fall on its side. The workers are suffering from broken bones but are not in critical condition. Read more at ABC Local.
Federal prosecutors have charged State Senator John Sampson for embezzling $440,000 from state-held foreclosure accounts to fund his unsuccessful 2005 bid to become Brooklyn District Attorney. Read more at DNA Info.
Police arrested a man in East New York Sunday night in connection with the shooting 22-year-old Wayne Elliot multiple times in the torso. Officials said Elliot’s rap sheet included 13 previous arrests. Read more at The New York News.
A suicidal man climbed the tower of the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday afternoon and threatened to jump causing traffic jams for several blocks. Officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Unit were able to talk him down after an hour. Read more at The New York Daily News.
Public School 188 on Neptune Avenue in Coney Island is launching a program which will provide free eye exams and glasses to low-income students who cannot afford eye care. The school will house a new vision center that will run the program starting next year. Read more at The New York Daily News.
The Chicago Bulls beat the Nets 99-93 at the Barclays Center Saturday preventing the Brooklyn team from advancing onto the second round of the NBA playoffs. Read more at The New York Daily News.
A coalition of community groups and unions have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop construction at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn on charges that construction workers are being paid poverty-level wages. The groups demand that a study be carried out to determine the socioeconomic impact of the workers’ low wages on the surrounding […]
Shaniesha Forbes, a 14-year-old whose body was found naked and charred on Gerritsen Beach on Jan. 6, was murdered an autopsy has determined. A medical examiner said the death was caused by “homicidal asphyxiation.” Forbes’ family will hold a press conference today to ask for the public’s help in catching the killer. Read more at […]