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Police & Fire Fire at Excelsior Bar

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60 firefighters were called to 563 5th Avenue Thursday evening after the owner of Excelsior Bar (563 5th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets) discovered smoke in their basement. The FDNY received the call at approximately 6:02pm on Thursday, April 28, and sent 12 units to the scene, according to an FDNY spokesperson. Officials say the incident was under…

Business Franchezka Unisex Salon

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Franchezka Unisex Salon (500 5th Avenue near 12th Street), which has been part of the neighborhood fabric for over 20 years, plans to close permanently after this weekend. Before the gates shut for good, the community is invited this Saturday, April 30 to a memorial service for the deceased owner. Owner Francisca Figueroa died in a well-publicized apartment…

News 78th precinct council meeting

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Last Tuesday at the 78th Precinct Community Council meeting, some community members expressed outrage over street safety and comments from the police concerning last week’s death of cyclist James Gregg. There were numerous complaints made to the Community Council President Wayne Bailey and Deputy Inspector Frank DiGiacomo concerning truck safety, which Bailey said he has been addressing. “I…

Police & Fire

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A suspect who police say is responsible for at least five incidents involving attacks on elderly women in Park Slope and Kensington has been arrested. The incidents spanned over two months between January 20 – March 26, 2016. Cops say that a Crimestoppers tip led to the arrest of 64-year-old Clarence Jones, who is accused…

Police & Fire

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Today we remember Lauren Davis and James Gregg, both lost to #bike crashes in #Brooklyn. #VisionZero is imperative. pic.twitter.com/NoFnHWMvIW — Eric Adams (@BPEricAdams) April 24, 2016 Borough President Eric Adams led a two-mile bike tour through Park Slope and Clinton Hill Sunday to drum up support for safer streets after two bicyclists were killed this…

Police & Fire

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Firefighters rushed to 13th Street on Sunday to extinguish an apartment fire on a day with dry conditions conducive to spreading flames. 12 units were sent to 404 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), according to the FDNY. The building is a two-story dwelling which houses multiple families. The FDNY received the call at approximately 1:20pm. Officials…

Police & Fire prospect-park-sign-1

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A young woman jogging in Prospect Park early this morning fought off a man who threatened to rape her, police said. The 23-year-old woman, who was running inside Prospect Park near Garfield Place around 5:15am, was approached from behind by an unknown attacker and thrown to the ground. The assailant, who was armed with a…

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Heartbreaking. Bicyclist killed by truck on 6th and Sterling. We need safer roads, bikes, and drivers. pic.twitter.com/UehNNl5xyU — Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) April 20, 2016 A bicyclist was killed by a truck this morning after he fell off his bike. The 33-year-old man was traveling southbound on 6th Ave and Sterling Pl when he tumbled to the ground and then…

News (image courtesy of the NYPD.)

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A pair of vigilant New Yorkers may have prevented a shootout on the 2 train last night. Ricardo Stewart, 37, of Fort Greene, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing after straphangers spotted him bandying a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 at the Atlantic Avenue stop on Saturday, April 17, 7:05pm,…

Police & Fire

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Several high-ranking NYPD officers past and present from Patrol Borough Brooklyn South are facing consequences as the latest corruption probe to hit the police department continues its course. Among them? Deputy Inspector James Grant, former commanding officer of Sunset Park’s 72nd Precinct (from 2011-2014), who has been stripped of his badge and gun, placed on…

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