| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:56 AM
A massive 4-alarm fire in Bay Ridge leaves two homes badly damaged but spared the lives of everyone inside.
According to fire officials, the blaze started just before 3:30 a.m. at 168 81st Street and quickly spread to the adjoining home at 170 81st...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 2:47 PM
New York State Senator Marty Golden planned to hold a Polished Professional event that focused on feminine presence and etiquette for his female constituents who needed help looking for a job, but the event was later cancel after coming under fire by...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 6:50 PM
In one Queens neighborhood, there's warfare over fares -- bus fares. Not due to the fare being too high, but quite the contrary. The fare is only $1.00, and it's causing tensions to rise between two groups of drivers, while leaving thousands of passengers...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:09 PM
An abandoned building partially collapsed early Monday morning in Brooklyn, authorities said.
According to officials, no one was inside the building located on Ovington Avenue in the Bay Ridge when it collapsed at about 2:45 a.m.
No injuries were...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The bullet that killed Issac Kadare, the 59-year-old owner of the Amazing 99 Cent store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was linked to the same gun used in a similar killing of another Brooklyn store owner a month earlier.
Kadare, an Egyptian-born devout Jew,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Police spent the weekend warning shop owners in several Brooklyn neighborhoods that there is a killer on the loose.
Officers also believe he may be targeting stores with addresses that include the numbers 1,7 and 8.
Police have released a sketch showing...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:27 PM
It’s not the sky that’s falling, but the earth opening up in a couple of spots in Bay Ridge, that has some of its residents rattled.
Mimi Carroll lives near the giant sinkhole on 79th Street that came close to swallowing a car last...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:52 PM
On Monday, April 16, Clarence E. Kettler, 82, of Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, Md., passed away peacefully after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. His wife Sarah and several of his children were with him. A native Washingtonian, Clarence was a...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 8:10 PM
The family of Mohammad Gebeli has been mourning the loss of their loved one since he was gunned down inside his Bay Ridge clothing store on July 6th.
Now their loss is turning to anger as the investigation into his murder has racked up an unexpected...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Police continue to hunt for the so-called "Number 8 Killer," the man they suspect is behind the murders of three Brooklyn shopkeepers, two of them gunned down over the summer.
Rahmatollah Vahidipour, 78, of Woodbourne Road in Great Neck, Long Island.,...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 1:18 PM
A mom accused of killing her newborn baby and dumping the body in a plastic bag on a back porch was found guilty of manslaughter Friday.
Laura Sergio, of Bay Ridge, faces up to 25 years in prison for her first degree manslaughter conviction. She is...
| Apr 11, 2010
Disco and the Remaking
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W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95
Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...