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  • "Dog Day Afternoon"--How One Bank Robbery Changed NYPD

    "Dog Day Afternoon"--How One Bank Robbery Changed NYPD
    Forty years ago on August 22, 1972, a bank robbery at a Chase bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn changed the way the NYPD did business in hostage situations...and spawned an Oscar-winning movie starring Al Pacino. The real-life robber, John Wojtowicz,...
  • Con Edison Brownout Affecting Multiple Brooklyn Neighborhoods

    Con Edison Brownout Affecting Multiple Brooklyn Neighborhoods
    Con Edison is warning Brooklyn customers that, because of problems with electrical equipment, voltage is being reduced by 5 percent in certain neighborhoods. The neighborhoods affected are: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort...
  • Sen. Kruger Sentenced to 7 Years in Influence Peddling Case

    Sen. Kruger Sentenced to 7 Years in Influence Peddling Case
    New York State Sen. Carl Kruger was sentenced to 7 years in jail after pleading guilty to four criminal counts in the infamous an influence peddling case. Kruger, 62, said that he was "broken" and said that he had destroyed the lives of those close to...
  • Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

    Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists
    This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
  • Divers Find 1,500 Live Ammunition Shells Near Brooklyn Pier

    Divers Find 1,500 Live Ammunition Shells Near Brooklyn Pier
    Commercial divers in Brooklyn claimed to have found what the Navy missed more than 50 years ago during a search that garnered national attention: nearly 1,500 live shells that were thrown overboard into the Narrows and Gravesend Bay. The divers...
  • International Manhunt For Boyfriend Suspected Of Stabbing Deaths Of Brooklyn Mom, Daughter

    International Manhunt For Boyfriend Suspected Of Stabbing Deaths Of Brooklyn Mom, Daughter
    As police investigate a grisly double homicide in Brooklyn where a mother and daughter were found stabbed to death in an apartment late Sunday, detectives have launched an international manhunt for the longtime boyfriend of one of the victims. Cops...
  • Con Edison To Reduce Electricity To Brooklyn

    Con Edison To Reduce Electricity To Brooklyn
    Con Edison is asking customers in Brooklyn to turn off non-essential appliances after reducing voltage in the borough by eight percent. The reduction in electricity comes after equipment problems affecting the electrical cables that supply power to a...
  • MTA Lays Off 200 Stations Agents, Closes 44 Token Booths

    MTA Lays Off 200 Stations Agents, Closes 44 Token Booths
    MTA officially laid off nearly 200 station agents and closed 44 token booths Friday. The Transport Workers Union asked all of its members to show solidarity for the laid-off workers, and as a result, mass protests were held as a procession of 194 station...
  • 10 Injured, 3 Critically In Early Morning Brooklyn Fire

    10 Injured, 3 Critically In Early Morning Brooklyn Fire
    Fire officials say 10 people were injured, three seriously, in a morning apartment house fire in Brooklyn. The FDNY says they reported to a fire on the top floor of a six-story building in the Gravesend section at 2:38 a.m. Friday. The fire was...
  • Woman's Body Stuffed In Plastic Bag Washes Up On Brooklyn Shore

    Woman's Body Stuffed In Plastic Bag Washes Up On Brooklyn Shore
    A woman's body was found stuffed inside a plastic bag when it washed up on shore in Gravesend Bay Sunday evening. A shopping cart with a plastic bag inside it washed up on the rocky parts of Bath Beach, near Bay 20th Street and Shore Parkway, just before...
  • Castmembers Talk About Drama Behind New Show 'Brooklyn 11223'

    Castmembers Talk About Drama Behind New Show 'Brooklyn 11223'
    Angelina Favuzza, Christie Livoti, Joey Lynn Tekulve and Valona Saka of Oxygen's newest reality show "Brooklyn 11223" stopped by to talk about the drama we can expect this season. Oxygen takes viewers to the close-knit Brooklyn community of Bay Ridge,...
  • Brooklyn Bagel Shop May Be Forced To Close After Nearly 100 Years In Business

    Brooklyn Bagel Shop May Be Forced To Close After Nearly 100 Years In Business
    Calls from as far away as North Carolina and New Mexico have been pouring in, since the news broke: Coney Island Bialys and Bagels has been a hallmark of Brooklyn since 1920, but if business doesn't pick up soon, the bakery may close before October Jewish...