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Watch out for your stuff! There have been a number of robberies in the area recently including several involving weapons. Compared with last year, robberies in the 78th Police Precinct are up 15.9 percent. Early Sunday morning a 43-year-old woman was hit in the head with a gun during an attempted robbery, NYPD said. The victim was parking her…

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The police are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for assaulting a subway rider. On May 20, at around 5:30pm a 38-year-old woman was waiting for an N train at the Atlantic-Barclays Center station when a man suddenly punched the her in the face causing her nose to bleed and face to swell. After striking the straphanger, the…

Police & Fire Security photos of suspects; images courtesy NYPD
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The police are seeking assistance in identifying suspects wanted for the burglaries of 19 Brooklyn stores, including several in Park Slope, over the last two months. Working primarily on weekend nights between midnight and 6am, the suspects broke into an array of small businesses between April 8 and May 30, police said, many of them…

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The Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at New York Methodist Hospital on 7th Avenue between 6th and 7th streets at 11:18am Saturday morning. The FDNY said it arrived within five minutes of the call. A total of 105 firefighters from 25 different units assisted in the effort to contain the blaze. The fire was brought…

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The NYPD needs your help identifying and locating a suspect wanted for two robberies that occurred at the Smith and 9th Street subway station. Police say the suspect in each incident was seated on the train, and as the train prepared to stop, he approached the victim, grabbed their property, and exited the train. Though items were stolen,…

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A man riding a scooter was struck by an SUV on 4th Avenue Wednesday morning, but thankfully he is expected to be okay. According to police, at about 8:30am a 2010 SUV turning from 4th Avenue onto 5th Street collided with the 39-year-old man, who they say was operating a motorized scooter. EMS responded and…

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…

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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…

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