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Genuine WTC Survivor… Or The Imitation Kind?

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Over the past six years, Tania Head’s name has become well known in certain circles, namely those of World Trade Center survivors and their loved ones. Her harrowing story, which Hollywood could not have conceived of better had Paul Haggis tried, involved crawling through the chaos that was the south tower on 9/11, encountering a [&hellip
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Sean Bell Pal Arrested

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Trent Benefield, bachelor partygoer and subsequent victim of the NYPD’s now-notorious 50-bullet-discharge, has been arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend. Benefield, 23, is accused of punching Nyla Page-Walthrus, 29, in the face and throat, and hitting her with a car door in South Jamaica Tuesday night. Plainclothes cops (eash) said they witnessed the assault, but [&hellip
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Stuyvesant Students Take On Dark Lord

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

The New York Sun ran a mildly interesting article on the students of Stuyvesant High School yesterday. Yes, that’s the same education facility that brought you the cuddle puddle. No, this feature isn’t nearly as scary. Apparently, these better-than-average teens returned to school this year to find their principal, Stanley Teitel, transformed into Lord Voldemort—the [&hellip
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Domino Sugar Factory Saved, Theoretically

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

The Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg received landmark status yesterday. But lucky for the site’s owner, Community Preservation Corporation Resources, the new status won’t affect the $1.3 billion worth of development planned for the 11.2 acres, which includes a 40-foot-wide public waterfront esplanade stretching from South Fifth Street to Grand Ferry Park, a new water [&hellip
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Hate Crime in Brooklyn

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Residents of Brooklyn Heights awoke yesterday morning to find anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed throughout the neighborhood, just days before the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Two synagogues were vandalized, including Congregation B’nai Avraham at 117 Remsen St. and Brooklyn Heights Synagogue at 131 Remsen St., as well as the stoops and sidewalks in front of three homes, [&hellip
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Hate Crime In Brooklyn

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Residents of Brooklyn Heights awoke yesterday morning to find anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed throughout the neighborhood, just days before the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Two synagogues were vandalized, including Congregation B’nai Avraham at 117 Remsen St. and Brooklyn Heights Synagogue at 131 Remsen St., as well as the stoops and sidewalks in front of three homes, [&hellip
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Waiter, There’s An Inappropriate Comment In My Soup

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged that Tavern on the Green, perhaps the city’s most in-demand unoriginal restaurant, has violated federal law for at least eight years by sexually and racially harassing its employees. This is one in a long string of iffy eateries whose dirty dishes have been exposed this year, including [&hellip
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Blaze Leaves Three Dead

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

A two-alarm house fire in Brooklyn claimed the lives of three people early this morning, according to authorities. A 12-year-old boy and two women, aged 76 and 50, were killed, while a 16-year-old boy was taken to Kings Country  Hospital badly hurt, but in stable condition. Three firefighters also suffered minor injuries. Authorities are investigating [&hellip
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No, We Can’t All Just Get Along

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Back in July, we began to see the fruits of the city’s uncharacteristic bike-loving labor, including swapping parking spots for bike racks and alien-green bike lanes in Brooklyn Heights. Now Chelsea is getting in on the action with a new, buffered bike lane, to be constructed within the next month on 9th Avenue between W. [&hellip
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