Browsing: Police & Fire

Events 78th precinct station house
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The monthly 78th Precinct Community Council meeting, which is normally scheduled for the last Tuesday of the month, will take place on Wednesday this month instead. The public is welcome to attend the meeting, taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2278 at 7:30pm at the precinct house at 65 6th Avenue, just off Flatbush Avenue. Note that the…

Events FDNY firehouse, Engine 239, 395 4th Ave
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This weekend, introduce your kids to some local heroes. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the New York Fire Department, firehouses across the city will open their doors to local families, offering them a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily lives and dangerous job of firefighters. The free tours, which are available to wannabe firefighters…

Police & Fire Prospect Park West Bike Lane
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As one of the more traffic-conscious police precincts in the city, with recent failure-to-yield stings, pedestrian education, and increased attention to cyclist safety in Prospect Park, it may come as no surprise to learn that the 78th Precinct wrote the most tickets to bicyclists in 2014 for using cellphones — the only problem is, that’s…

Police & Fire Police Car
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The monthly 78th Precinct Community Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30pm at the precinct house at 65 6th Avenue, just off Flatbush Avenue. Note that the traffic safety meetings, which were held least year prior to the regular meeting, are no longer taking place, and have instead been added to the regular agenda.…

Police & Fire NYPD Police Car on 5th Avenue
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A local cyclist who was struck by a school bus last week is looking for neighbors who may have witnessed the crash. Molly Kelleher Cuff tells us that on Thursday, April 16 at about 9:50am, she was riding her bike on 6th Avenue, and was at Lincoln Place when the bus struck her and then…

Police & Fire pss_protest_shove_still
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https://twitter.com/KeeganNYC/status/588252718252294144 A demonstration protesting police brutality on Tuesday turned violent in our area, and now a police officer is under investigation for a shove that landed a woman in the hospital. Protesters marched from Union Square, across the Brooklyn Bridge, and then up Flatbush Avenue, where, at 7th Avenue at about 5:30pm, the officer shoved…

Police & Fire Photo courtesy NYPD
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Police are looking for two men wanted in connection to an attempted robbery on a 2 train in February. Police say the 39-year-old male victim boarded a northbound 2 train at the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center stop at 11:15am on Wednesday, February 25, and at the Central Park North/110th Street in Harlem, the two suspects got…

Police & Fire income tax
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Wednesday, April 15 is the deadline for filing personal income tax paperwork, making this the perfect time for scammers to hit, trying to trick us into revealing personal and financial information. With that in mind, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released a list of known scams. New Yorkers can also report suspected scams by phone…

Police & Fire Photo by steven_morotta
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@ayjaykru and I were just running through Prospect Park. I noticed a glare from across the field, so we both ran towards it to find a huge ring of fire burning in the woods. I'm pretty sure I was the first person to report it. I wonder who started the fire in the first place.…

Police & Fire Photo via NYPD
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Police are after a man who snatched a straphanger’s iPhone from a subway in our area last week. On Tuesday, March 24 at just after 8am, police say that as a 3 train was entering the Grand Army Plaza subway station, a teen shoved a 48-year-old woman, grabbing her phone before heading off the train…

Police & Fire Police Car (update)
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The monthly 78th Precinct Community Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30pm at the precinct house at 65 6th Avenue, just off Flatbush Avenue. Note that the traffic safety meetings, which were held least year prior to the regular meeting, are no longer taking place, and have instead been added to the regular agenda.…

Business pss_flatbushave_seasonsgreetings_banner_crop
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The former executive director of a local business improvement district has been indicted for allegedly taking more than $85,000 from the BID’s budget to use on mani-pedis, Beyonce tickets, Weight Watchers, and more. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced Monday that 63-year-old Sharon Davidson, who resigned from her position at the North Flatbush BID abruptly after five…

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