Brooklyn Heights Cop of the Year honored for fighting DWIs

Brooklyn Heights
The 84th Precinct Community Council, covering Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Vinegar and Boerum Hill, held its meeting on Monday, and traffic safety and last year’s crime stats were among the main items on the agenda.  … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets jail for trying to bribe abuse victim

Brooklyn Boro
A Brooklyn man who admitted he offered a teenage girl $500,000 to leave the country instead of testifying in a sex abuse trial against her former spiritual counselor has been sentenced to four months in jail. … Full Article

Dozens of former NYC workers charged in disability scam

New York City
Scores of retired New York City police officers, firefighters and prison guards were charged Tuesday with faking psychiatric problems to get federal disability benefits — with some falsely claiming their conditions arose after the Sept. 11 attacks, prosecutors said. … Full Article

Man found dead in basement of Brooklyn building

The NYPD is investigating after a man was found dead in the basement of a Brooklyn building. Police say the 57-year-old victim had deep cuts to his throat. He was found in the basement of a building on McDonald Avenue early Tuesday morning. … Full Article

Hasidic leaders praise Menachem Stark, but business dealings come under scrutiny

As a coalition of Brooklyn officials condemned sensational tabloid coverage of Hasidic millionaire Menachem “Max” Stark’s murder, his family members and fellow Williamsburg Hasidim increased the reward for any information on his death to $25,000. … Full Article

Crime is down, but Brownsville doesn't feel it

Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brooklyn neighborhood where the cycle of violence, silence and retribution feels entrenched and where crime seems immune to strategies that have brought record lows across  … Full Article

Brooklyn mother: 19-year-old daughter killed in Jamaica

A Brooklyn mother says her 19-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old cousin were shot and killed while visiting family in Jamaica. … Full Article

Bay Ridge cops aggressively investigating mystery ‘abduction’

Bay Ridge
Police in Bay Ridge have a Christmas mystery on their hands. … Full Article

Police investigate possible abduction in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
Police are investigating a possible abduction of a teenage boy that took place on a Bay Ridge street in broad daylight on Sunday. … Full Article

New crime map reveals surprising statistics on Brooklyn precincts

Brooklyn Boro
The NYPD has always given out crime statistics. But now these statistics have come to life, precinct by precinct, on its new crime map, available on the department’s website.  … Full Article


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