Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of groping incidents in Brooklyn, including an assault on an 11-year-old girl, officials said.
The man was nabbed after a local resident took a photo of the suspect’s ID, Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
“A Good Samaritan chased him yesterday and then lost him, saw him again today and asked him for his identification,” Kelly said, according... » more
The north-central Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, once associated with high crime and racial tension, has recently been transforming into a hot spot for investors, developers, young artists and entrepreneurs.
Known for its large Caribbean community, which thrives alongside another large population of Hasidic Jews, Crown Heights is mainly a melting pot of the two cultures with a few... » more
A rock musician, angered after being dropped by his band, shot to death three men in Brooklyn early Monday, including two brothers who fled Iran seeking music stardom in the U.S. The gunman then killed himself, police said, adding that an assault rifle was found near his body.
The NYPD identified the shooter as Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, of Ridgewood, Queens.
The brothers, a guitarist... » more
Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed this weekend for road repair work, according to the city Department of Transportation.
The closure will begin midnight Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday, allowing repair crews to replace pieces of the roadway.
The Brooklyn-bound lanes will be open as usual, as will as the bridge's bike and pedestrian lanes.... » more
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes isn't throwing in the towel.
Just weeks after losing the Democratic primary to Ken Thompson, the 78-year-old prosecutor will be running as a Republican in the general election.
A spokesman for Hynes, who is vying for his seventh term, said the district attorney would elaborate more on his plans next week.
Thompson, a former federal prosecutor,... » more
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4 stars
Police officers, specifically New York City police officers, are a frequent staple of TV broadcasting. Hard-hitting, dark dramas with grim men chasing down the criminal element on the mean streets of the Big Apple.
You’re not going to find that on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a sitcom set in the County of Kings, which owes more to the classic comedy “Barney Miller”... » more
An Associated Press analysis Sunday warned of a potential risk of a collapse on the Brooklyn Bridge if one of its main components were to fail.
The analysis reviewed more than 600,000 bridges and found the span is one of 400 New York bridges that has problematic structure factors.
AP said that for bridges in this category "one major component of the span has advanced deterioration or... » more
The Brooklyn district attorney's office on Thursday indicted two men for the shooting death of 16-month-old Antiq Hennis.
Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19, were indicted for the Sept. 1 shooting after their arrest in Pennsylvania over the weekend.
The indictment alleges that Wright handed Breland a gun to shoot the baby's father, Anthony Hennis, who was walking with his child... » more
The Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to traffic this weekend for repairs to ramps, the city Department of Transportation said.
The closure will begin Saturday at 12:01 and end Monday at 6 a.m.
Drivers who need access to Manhattan this weekend will be redirected to the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. The repair work will also... » more
New bus service for Queens and Brooklyn will begin early next week, the MTA said.
The new routes were funded by a $29 million investment the MTA made last summer, after the agency had to deliver a major cut to service in 2010 to close a deficit.
"These new and extended routes will go a long way towards providing better service to our customers in Brooklyn and Queens," said... » more