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Marine Park student wins Television Foundation Award

Aleksandr Rikhterman was the toast of Tinseltown during his recent stay in Los Angeles.

Rikhterman, a Marine Park resident who is a senior at the State University of New York at Binghamton, won a College Television Award from the Television Academy Foundation. The College Television Award mirrors the Emmys.  The coveted awards recognize excellence in student-produced entertainment and news content from college students all across the country.

The awards were handed out at the 36th Annual College Television Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A. on April 23.


Dispute outside East Flatbush church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured

A long-running feud between two men ended in bloodshed when a gunfight broke out at a funeral in Brooklyn, leaving one of them dead, police said Tuesday.


Panera breaks bread at Gateway Center

Borough President Eric Adams led Brooklyn lawmakers and businesses leaders in welcoming a new Panera Bread to the Gateway Center in East New York during the recent grand opening of the bakery-café.

Located at 528 Gateway Drive, the new Panera Bread celebrated its opening by giving away free coffee for a week to its first 250 customers.

The new Gateway Center location is expected to add a total of 60 jobs to the neighborhood, according to Panera Bread representatives.


Homeland Security agent fires shots at suspect in Brooklyn

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent fired shots at a car driven by a suspect during a Homeland Security investigation in Brooklyn Tuesday.

Agents were trying to make an arrest during an undercover operation at Bradford Street and New Lots Avenue when one of several suspects drove his car towards a Homeland Security agent.


Firetruck sucked into Brooklyn sinkhole, 2 injured

A firetruck became mired in an enormous sinkhole that suddenly opened under its wheels at Linden Blvd. and Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville Tuesday morning, sending two firefighters to the hospital.

An FDNY spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle that the sinkhole appeared at 1235 Linden Blvd., directly in front of Brookdale Hospital.

The injured firefighters, working out of Canarsie-based Engine Co. 257, suffered minor injuries. They were sent to Kings County Hospital for treatment.

The company was not on a fire run at the time, according to FDNY.


Escape from Hipsterville on the L train to Canarsie: Part Two

Need a break from Hipsterville, AKA Williamsburg?

The neighborhood's favorite train line, the L, can transport you to Canarsie in 27 minutes.

The change of scenery will prove entertaining, and clear your head.

Here is a list of some interesting things to see, continued from Part One of this story.

A fishing pier for fluke and the Rock Garden Chateau


Escape from Hipsterville on the L train to Canarsie: Part One

Everybody needs a break from Hipsterville once in a while.

So Hipsters, take heed: When Billyburg gets to be a bit much, the L train offers an excellent escape — and we don't mean a ride to the East Village.

Try taking the Hipster Express (as the Urban Dictionary calls it) to the end of the line in Brooklyn — the Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway stop.

The trip from Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue station is just 27 minutes long.


Brooklyn man gets 22 years in prison for rape of teenage Gravesend girl

A 42-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced on Tuesday to a prison term of 22 years to years to life for the 2013 rape of a young teenage girl in an apartment building basement.

In March, a jury found the defendant, Bennett Castello, guilty on counts of rape, sexual abuse and sexually motivated burglary. Castello, a Midwood resident, was sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Danny Chun.


Free tennis lessons, yoga classes offered to seniors in parks

Senior citizens will be able to enjoy free tennis lessons, take part in yoga classes, or go on walks to improve their fitness – all in the great outdoors – this spring, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which is offering a series of exercise programs.

Two Brooklyn parks, Marine Park, located in the neighborhood of the same name, and South Oxford Park, in Fort Greene, are among the parks in the five boroughs serving as locations for the foundation’s CityParks Seniors Fitness program. The program is sponsored by Airbnb.


Canarsie shocked by overtime loss to Evander Childs

This was supposed to be a big year for the Canarsie Lady Chiefs, but their undefeated 16-0 season ended abruptly when they lost to Evander Childs Campus 59-54 in overtime during the Public School Athletic League quarterfinals in Canarsie on Wednesday.

“This is really hard,” said head coach Keiya Smith. “This was my baby. It's been three years with these same girls, so when they graduate this year, that's it. They expected that this would be the year they would go all the way.”



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