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Cops looking for two in Brooklyn homicide | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 22, 2018
Cops are seeking two men for questioning in the shooting death of a 26-year-old man felled outside his home in Brooklyn. Kenneth Ballou — known to his friends as Blue Jr. — was blasted in the upper body outside the Gowanus Houses on Hoyt St. just before 5 p.m. last Monday. Ballou was conscious,....
Brothers — a cop and an EMT — team up to deliver bundle of joy in Times Square | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 22, 2018
It’s all in the family. It was a coincidence that two brothers — a cop and a paramedic — responded to the same emergency call at noon Friday and helped a Queens couple deliver a baby in Times Square, authorities said. The newborn boy, named Jackson, is fine thanks to Officer Yan Kit Poon and h...
Woman chases man accused of grabbing her inside subway station | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
MIDTOWN — Police are searching for the man who was chased away by the woman he allegedly grabbed at a Manhattan subway station. On Aug. 31, a 26-year-old woman was walking own a staircase inside the Grand Central – 42nd Street subway station when a man grabbed her buttocks, police said. The vict...
SEE IT: Woman chases away creep who groped her inside Manhattan subway station | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A gutsy woman chased away a man who groped her inside the Grand Central subway station — and the entire pursuit was caught on camera. The 26-year-old woman was walking down a staircase inside the 42nd St. transit hub on Aug. 31 when the bespectacled creep came up behind her and grabbed her buttock...
Multiple people stabbed in Queens, woman in custody: police | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
FLUSHING, Queens — Several people were stabbed in Queens early Friday, police said. Authorities were called to a building on 161st Street between 45th and 43rd Avenues in Flushing. According to police, multiple stab victims were found. The exact number of victims was not immediately made available...
Artists team with Civil Liberties Union to denounce 'broken windows' policing | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A new Manhattan art exhibit is bringing to life the consequences of “broken windows” policing, using paintings and portraits to illustrate the pain that results from targeting petty crimes. With animations calling attention to the city’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy, and sculpture...
Teen shot dead at Brooklyn basketball court | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A 16-year-old boy died Friday after he was shot in the head at a Brooklyn basketball court, police said. The victim was on the court on Chester Ave. near Sutter Ave. in Brownsville about 3:50 p.m. when he was fatally shot. Medics rushed him to Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, where he died...
Not guilty plea for duo in 1997 Bronx transgender slay | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
Two men charged with murdering a transgender woman in the Bronx 21 years ago pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday. “Daddy, daddy,” a young woman yelled out to suspect Christopher (Champagne) Dickerson moments later. “I love you.” The woman, and a man with her, wouldn’t speak to T...
Appeals Court hints Sarah Palin's lawsuit against New York Times will be revived | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
You bet’cha! Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin may get the go-ahead to continue with her lawsuit against the New York Times. An appeals panel hearing oral arguments in the case Friday hinted that they may revive Palin’s suit over an error in a Times’ editorial on gun cont...
Suspects plead guilty to Brooklyn jewelry store robbery where owner was pistol-whipped | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A pair of thieves pleaded guilty Friday to posing as construction workers and robbing and pistol-whipping a jewelry dealer in Brooklyn. Darryl Odom, 54, and Lashawn Williams, 50, each face a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison and up to life in jail for the May 25, 2017 gunpoint robbery...
Transit worker accused of dropping baby into East River indicted | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
The deranged dad charged with tossing his 7-month-old son into the East River and suspected of killing him has been indicted on body-dumping charges. James Currie, 37, a transit worker, did not appear in court Friday when his case was called briefly in Manhattan Criminal Court. Currie’s attorney,....
Controller Stringer questions city deal for expensive new DOI headquarters lease at heart of de Blasio dossier on Commissioner Peters | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
City Controller Scott Stringer on Friday questioned the city’s efforts to push through a huge $352 million, 20-year lease for the city Department of Investigation’s new office space three blocks away from its current location. The lease was at the heart of a secret dossier, first revealed by the...
Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as 'warrior' days after she was killed at memorial | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A Long Island anti-gang crusader who was struck and killed by a motorist at her slain daughter’s memorial was saluted as a warrior Friday by mourners still shaken by the tragedy. At a funeral at the same Brentwood church where her teenage daughter was remembered, friends and relatives joined digni...
Michael Cohen spotted leaving Manhattan Federal Court | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
Michael Cohen was spotted leaving Manhattan Federal Court Friday, one month after he pleaded guilty to arranging hush money payments on behalf of President Trump. The sighting comes amid reports that Cohen is providing information to special counsel Robert Mueller, as well as prosecutors from the...
Two dead, one wounded inside Queens apartment; | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
Cops responding to a 911 call found two people shot to death and an off-duty Yonkers police officer with a gunshot wound to the back inside a Queens apartment early Friday, police said. All three victims were found in the second-floor residence at 19-54 77th St., about two miles from LaGuardia...
Mexican day laborer locked up on Rikers after cops mistook him for sex offender with similar name now suing city for $5 million | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A hard-working immigrant who was locked up on Rikers Island for at least two weeks on sexual abuse charges in a horrifying case of mistaken identity is now suing the city for $5 million. Francisco Morales, 48, said his stint behind bars destroyed his health — and his mental well-being. “I'm very...
Stick-it to 'em: Cops bag pickpocket with a love of unattended handbags | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
This guy has the stickiest fingers in town. A prolific pick-pocket responsible for snatching wallets from unsuspecting women’s purses at popular bars and restaurants throughout the city has been busted, police said Friday. Joseph Ferrigmo, 30, is facing 30 counts of grand larceny for the swiping.....
Woman who drove across airport runways now facing charges | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts. Port Authority police say the 31-year-old Ciara Schultz, of Ballston Spa, followed an authorized vehicle through an open gate...
De Blasio won't explain secret dossier on watchdog; council investigations chair compares mayor to Trump | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
The chairman of the City Council’s investigations committee sees Mayor de Blasio’s practice of keeping a secret dossier on the city’s top watchdog as a page out of President Trump’s playbook. Councilmember Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) questioned the ethics of City Hall collecting dirt on Departm...
Judge: depose Commerce Secretary Ross over citizenship question in 2020 census | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A judge said Friday that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must answer questions under oath about why he wants to include a question about citizenship status on the 2020 U.S. Census. Ross’s testimony is central to the case filed by State Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office, which alleges th...
Unemployed citizen may need affidavit to get his wife a green card | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
Q. My friend, a U.S. citizen, lost his job. Can he still sponsor his wife for a green card? My friend and his wife are deaf. Until recently, he was working at a top New York City law firm. His wife is unemployed also. Ralph, New York A. Your friend can sponsor his wife for a green card. However,...
Bus crashes into vacated building in Brooklyn | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
An MTA bus crashed into a vacated Brooklyn building on Friday, officials said. The driver of the B45 bus, traveling without passengers, careened into a building on Ralph Ave. at St. Mark’s Ave. The bus driver was making a turn but lost control and hit the building around 10:12 a.m., police officia...
Plaster falls from ceiling at Brooklyn subway station | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
Plaster rained down from the ceiling of the Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center subway station in Brooklyn Friday morning. Video taken by a rider and posted to Twitter around 8:30 a.m. shows plaster littering the platform for the Nos. 4 and 5 trains while commuters look at the gaping hole in the ceiling.....
Man grabbed 9-year-old girl's buttocks on Brooklyn street: cops | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A sicko grabbed a 9-year-old girl’s buttocks as she was walking down a Brooklyn street — a block away from an elementary school, cops said Thursday. The child was strolling down 60th St. near 17th Ave. in Borough Park on Wednesday when a man wearing a baseball cap came up behind the girl and gro...
Man, 90, dies after being hit by car while crossing Brooklyn street | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A 90-year-old man was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in Brooklyn Thursday night, cops said. Nissen Krakinowski, of Canarsie, was trying to cross over Ralph Ave. near Ave. L outside of the marked crosswalk in Flatlands when a light blue Jaguar going south on Ralph Ave. hit...
Long Island group home manager robbed special needs residents' bank accounts: cops | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
A cold-hearted manager at a Long Island special needs home was busted for stealing $1,889 from 11 residents’ bank accounts, police said Thursday. Unique Williams, 27, took the cash on Dec. 4, 2017 while she was working at a resident manager at the Maryhaven Center of Hope in West Babylon, cops...
Brooklyn Heights Promenade could close to fix the BQE | New York Daily News
New York Daily News | September 21, 2018
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade may be off limits when the city starts extensive repair work on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Officials at the city Department of Transportation Thursday said they were exploring an "innovative" approach to repairing a 1.5-mile corridor on the BQE and its Triple...
Holocaust survivor fatally struck by vehicle in Brooklyn | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
BROOKLYN — A Holocaust survivor was identified Friday as a man struck and killed by a vehicle in Brooklyn. Nissen Krakinowski, 90, of Brooklyn, was hit by a vehicle near Ralph Avenue and Avenue L, bordering Flatlands and Bergen Beach, Thursday at 7:24 p.m., according to police. He has been identi...
Hidden New York: Secrets of Forest Hills Stadium | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
FOREST HILLS, Queens — Built in 1923, Forest Hills Stadium is a place full of history. It is where tennis greats like Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe once placed the U.S. Open, and where the Beatles toured back in 1964. Still 50 years later, it is a go-to place for so many musicians like Mumford ...
6 injured after MTA bus crashes into Brooklyn building: fire officials | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — At least six people were injured after an MTA bus crashed into a building in Brooklyn Friday morning. Fire officials received a call at about 10:12 a.m. about the incident along Ralph and St. Marks avenues in Crown Heights. According to fire officials, the bus was unoccup...
Investigation shows 47 dogs died shortly after PetSmart grooming | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
NEW JERSEY – A new investigation is raising questions about the safety of dogs at PetSmart. The nine-month probe by NJ Advance Media uncovered 47 dogs’ deaths shortly after routine grooming—sometimes just a 15-minute nail trimming. In a lengthy response, the chain insists it has the R...
Bergen County sheriff resigns after racist and homophobic comments | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey county sheriff has resigned after a recording surfaced in which he made disparaging comments about blacks and the state’s first Sikh attorney general. Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has submitted his resignation, effective immediately. WNYC radio obtained ...
Northwell Health doctors help save the life of a retired firefighter who suffered a brain aneurysm | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
Manhasset, L.I.—Steve Calzolano was a New York City firefighter. He had just retired, when his doctor said he had a textbook case brain aneurysm. “Had the worst headache of his life. Out of nowhere. I think right after he retired. Healthy, robust individual,” Dr. David Chalif explained...
2 killed, 1 injured in Queens shooting: police | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
DITMARS STEINWAY, Queens — Two people were killed and a third was injured in a shooting in Queens Friday morning, according to police. The shooting happened around 7:40 a.m. on 77th Street near 19th Road in the borough’s Ditmars Steinway neighborhood, police said. Three people were shot, an...
DOT discusses plans to repair BQE in Brooklyn Heights | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Broolyn — It’s an ambitious plan to repair the section of the BQE in Brooklyn Heights. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) gave an in-depth tour Friday to explain why the work is needed and what it’ll mean to drivers and residents who live in this area. Many are c...
Man accused of housing ‘indentured servants’ in Brooklyn ‘secret mansion’ | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
KENSINGTON, Brooklyn — A full-blown secret party mansion has operated for nearly two years on the back of free labor, according to a housing court filing—but the landlord in question is disputing this claim. Instagram video advertising parties at the so-called ‘secret mansion’ shows ...
How Monica’s making it happen this week | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
THE BRONX — Council member Rafael Salamanca and assemblyman Michael Blake invited PIX11 News to visit the Melrose Mott Haven Senior Center on 152nd Street in the Bronx. Seniors living at the center had to eat their lunch under a falling ceiling in their cafeteria. Following PIX11’s report, N...
Mourners at funeral for mom of alleged MS-13 victim call for murder charges against woman who caused her death | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
BRENTWOOD, LONG ISLAND — In the same church in which Evelyn Rodriguez buried her daughter almost two years ago to the day, this community said goodbye to her, at her funeral. The local mother became a prominent national activist against gang violence after her teenage daughter’s life was tak...
Woman who drove across Teterboro Airport runways now facing charges | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
TETERBORO, N.J. — Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at a New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts. Port Authority police say 31-year-old Ciara Schultz, of Ballston Spa, followed an authorized vehicle throu...
Police: 16-year-old dead after Brownsville playground shooting | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A 16-year-old teen was killed after he was shot in the head near a playground in Brownsville on Friday, police said. The incident happened at about 3:50 p.m. near Chester Street and Sutter Avenue. The teenager was taken to a hospital where he later died. Police have not rel...
Bold pop-up museum puts spotlight on controversial ‘broken windows’ policing | PIX11
PIX11 | September 21, 2018
MANHATTAN — Broken windows policing has been criticized for decades. The strategy—long practiced by the NYPD—targets small non-violent crimes in an effort to prevent large ones. Thirty artists from around the country are now tackling the issue in a pop-up in the West Village called the ‘...
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
The past few years have seen a lot of excitement surrounding new transit projects.
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
Brooklyn Daily Eagle editors welcome opinions, both pro and con, on all subjects affecting our daily lives, as well as responses to the artic
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
Bjork, the Icelandic singer known for her eclectic repertoire, has put her Brooklyn Heights penthouse up for sale. The asking price?
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
Greenpoint may now be the most exciting restaurant destination in New York City,
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
In anticipation of the coming 15-month L-train shutdown, transit officials are expanding the capacity of ferryboats so they will be able to handle
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
Brooklynites called on the city to halt the planning process of a 430-foot jail in Boerum Hill at a public hearing Thursday, citing lack of c
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
In a negotiation that went down to the wire—past the start of a scheduled City Council subcommittee hearing Thursday—months of debate over the scal
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
After announcing a plan to vacate as many as 20,000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions earlier this month, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez
Brooklyn Eagle | September 21, 2018
Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Yo