Tag Archives: East New York

Occupy Wall Street Repairs Foreclosed Brooklyn Home for Needy Family

After moving into a foreclosed East New York home a day earlier, Occupy Wall Street protestors began tackling the difficult task of repairing the house Wednesday, the New York Times reported. The Brooklyn home is in bad shape with mold, partially knocked down walls and no water or electricity. Construction and architecture experts have been brought in […]

Good Samaritan Collars His Neighbor’s Attacker

A Brooklyn man is being hailed a hero for coming to the rescue of his petite neighbor, who was attacked by a man recently paroled. The NY Daily News reports that Oscar O’Bar ran after Nathaniel Flowers, 29, after he threw the victim down and grabbed her pursue. O’Bar, a 45-year-old unemployed community college student, […]

Three Brooklyn Congressional Representatives to Lose Clout

By Miranda Neubauer Brooklyn’s clout in the new U.S. Congress will be greatly diminished come January. Despite easy victories in November, the borough’s three most powerful congressional representatives will be removed from leadership posts in three House committees when the new Republican majority is sworn in. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D), who represents Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick […]

Off-Duty Officer Wounds Suspect

An off-duty New York City police officer shot and wounded an alleged suspect who was trying to steal the officer’s motorcycle, the Wall Street Journal reports. The incident occurred around 2:30 am in East New York when the unidentified officer heard suspicious noises in the alley behind his apartment near Blake Avenue and Tapscott Street, according to […]