Both suspects caught in 'despicable' robbery and beating in Midwood

The second of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood on Sunday were arrested early Friday morning. The other suspect was apprehended on Thursday.


OPINION: Brooklyn rises to condemn hate groups’ activity

The widespread condemnation by most local officials of several anti-Muslim hate incidents in southern Brooklyn shows how Brooklyn’s tradition of tolerance rises to the fore whenever such isolated incidents take place.

As Brooklyn Daily Eagle staffer Paula Katinas mentioned, some unknown persons left anti-Islamic flyers in Shore Haven, a Bensonhurst apartment complex, on July 26. The flyers read, in all capital letters: “Islamists go to your country. USA hates you. You are terrorists and bastards.”


NYPD steps up probe of Bensonhurst anti-Muslim fliers

The Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force has stepped up its investigation into the case of the anti-Muslim fliers found in a Bensonhurst apartment complex, according to sources.

The fliers, which referred to Muslims as “terrorists” and called them “the second Holocaust,” were left at Shore Haven, a sprawling set of apartment buildings on Cropsey Avenue.


Brooklyn council seeks to remove clothing dumpsters

Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials.

The bins are often so stuffed with clothes dropped off by charitable residents that the shirts, sweaters and scarves spill out onto the sidewalk. The containers are also a magnet for broken bottles and other forms of litter, officials charged.


Bay Ridge precinct hosts Night Out in Shore Road Park

Cops and the community residents they protect will gather together to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5 with block parties, barbecues and other fun events designed to bring them closer together.

Police precincts all over Brooklyn are busy finalizing their plans for National Night Out.


One apprehended, one at large in vicious Midwood robbery and beating

One arrest has been made while another suspect remains at large in the case of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood Sunday.

The two suspects are described as a black male, 20-25 years old, wearing a black tee shirt and multi-colored pants, and a second black male, late teens to early 20’s, approximately 240 pounds, wearing an orange t-shirt, beige shorts and a backpack.


Anti-Islamic fliers discovered in Bensonhurst apartment complex

The Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating yet another shocking anti-Muslim incident in Brooklyn. On the heels of disturbing incidents in Bay Ridge and Sheepshead Bay last week, cops are conducting a probe to determine who left anti-Islamic fliers in a Bensonhurst apartment complex on July 26.

The fliers, which spewed hate, were left at Shore Haven, a sprawling set of 30 apartment buildings on Cropsey Avenue.


Forum allows passengers to speak out on Access-A-Ride

Senior citizens in Bay Ridge who use Access-A-Ride have been telling Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis and other elected officials about their frustrations dealing with the transportation service lately. “My constituents are telling me that there are times when the ride doesn’t show up. I have also heard about drivers who leave the passenger off at a bus stop and tell them to take the bus the rest of the way,” Malliotakis told the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday.


Brooklyn gets set to crown a new Senior Idol

Older adults all over Brooklyn are spending the summer rehearsing for the chance to become a star.

Auditions for the Eighth Annual Brooklyn Senior Idol contest are a little over a month away and would-be finalists are busy preparing to impress the judges so that they can get into the final.

The auditions are set for Monday, Sept. 8, at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road in Bay Ridge, at 4 p.m.

Brooklyn Senior Idol will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, also at Xaverian High School, at 7 p.m.

The contest is open to anyone age 50 or older.


Gentile takes trip to Taiwan to promote stronger ties

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has traveled halfway around the world in the interest of strengthening ties between Asia and New York City.

Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-parts of Bensonhurst) was hand-picked by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to join her as a member of a City Council delegation visiting Taiwan.



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