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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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A 72-year-old Coney Island woman vanished from Methodist Hospital on 6th Street, sparking a search by authorities to reunite her with loved ones. Geraldine Hernandez, who lives on Neptune Avenue near West 5th Street, was last seen on Tuesday, March 10 just before noon at the hospital. Hernandez is described as being a black woman, 5’2″, weighing…

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Another snowfall, another manhole fire in the neighborhood — the most recent incident occurred Thursday evening on 5th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets. The FDNY says a call about the manhole fire came in at just after 5:30pm, and they got the fire was control two hours later. They tell us that they had…

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https://twitter.com/djparis/status/570960815655931904 A person was hit by an R train this morning at the Union Street station, leaving them with minor injuries and straphangers briefly stranded. Someone is under this train. Holy shit. A photo posted by Claire Colmar (@theclairecolmar) on Feb 26, 2015 at 5:45am PST https://twitter.com/VoxVorago/status/570960929061531648 The FDNY reports an unidentified person was struck…

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A construction worker was killed on Tuesday afternoon when steel beams fell on him as he worked on the new green roof at the Barlcays Center. The unidentified ironworker was a member of a team installing the new roof (which is supposed to beatify and soundproof the arena), part of a Massachusetts steel company contracted…

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The monthly 78th Precinct Community Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24 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…

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Following three manhole fires in our area in the past week (if not four, as a neighbor noted in the comments), you might be asking yourself, “What the hell is going on!?” A common occurrence in the winter and summer months, manhole explosions are clearly no joke, so we reached out to electric utility provider…

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https://twitter.com/AndreJamieLewis/status/562562347181830144/ Yet another manhole explosion rocked Park Slope, setting at least one car on fire and causing several homes to be evacuated in the early morning hours. The FDNY tells us they responded to a call at about 4:18am on Tuesday on 6th Street just off 6th Avenue, where they say at least one vehicle…

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http://instagram.com/p/ym9ndmSsYE/ A manhole explosion on Prospect Park West this morning caused injuries to someone passing by, and according to the FDNY, the fire is still not under control as of this post at 1:45pm. Neighbors have reported hearing at least two loud booms in the area around Prospect Park West between 4th and 5th Streets. The…

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A manhole fire caused havoc briefly on 9th Street this afternoon, but was quickly put under control by the FDNY. A spokesman for the FDNY tells us there were no injuries due to the incident, which occurred at just before 2pm and disrupted traffic and business on the block for a short time. “I was…

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https://twitter.com/jooltman/status/557863510290747392 A five-alarm fire broke out overnight on Flatbush Avenue, leaving one person dead and several others injured. The FDNY tells us they got the call about a blaze at Flatbush Hardware, 265 Flatbush Avenue at St Marks Place, at about 3:30am on Wednesday. They say the fire seems to have started in the store,…

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The FBI and NYPD are alerting the public to a frightening new phone scam targeting New York City residents. Con artists dial seemingly random phone numbers, claim to have kidnapped a family member, and demand money be wired immediately in exchange for the relative’s safety. The scams often involve car accidents, drug debts, gang assaults, or people being…

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The NYPD is looking for two suspects in connection to a cell phone snatching that occurred last month at a local subway station. Just after 5pm on Monday, December 22, 2014, police say a 36-year-old man was on a northbound F train, and when it stopped at the 7th Avenue station, one suspect held the…

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The man who cops say “assassinated” two NYPD officers in their parked patrol car at Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday may have passed through our area in the hours before the brutal murders. Police are asking for the public’s help in filling in those missing hours — roughly between noon and 2:30pm on…

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http://instagram.com/p/wYAgPqSGpQ/ During a Brooklyn Nets game where Prince William and Kate Middleton were in attendance, protests took place both inside — by some of the players — and out in reaction to the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner. It’s not the first night traffic…

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