A perfect storm of selfish litterbugs, a construction project moving at a snail’s pace, and the removal of public garbage cans in Bensonhurst has turned New Utrecht Avenue into a litter-strewn rodent magnet, say residents who are demanding the MTA put the rehabilitation of the D line on the fast track so they can finally get some relief. Comment.
Brooklyn Paper veteran reporter Aaron Short received his award from the Manhattan watchdog group New York Civic last Friday, a tribute to his dogged pursuit of shenanigans inside Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s office and its charity spin-off. Comment.
The Williamsburg cyclist killed by a truck driver last month was not cruising in the driver’s blind spot, but was actually rear-ended by the trucker, a just-released bombshell accident report reveals. Comments (1).
Can Sadie’s Kitchen — a Southern prepared foods shop-slash-gourmet mac and cheese parlor with a 1930s diner-meets-country kitchen interior (oh, another one of those!) — beat the curse of 243 Degraw St.? Comments (1).
Brooklyn Bridge Park has released the names of the city officials who will ultimately decide which hotel and luxury condo complex is built on Pier 1 — succumbing to pressure after locals slammed park officials for a lack of transparency. Comment.
The case of the vanished Ditmas Park cafe owner has been transferred to the NYPD’s “Missing Persons” division, a sign that cops no longer believe that the disappearance is a criminal matter, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (5).
The Sheepshead Bay man who went on a killing rampage through Brooklyn and into Manhattan in February pleaded guilty today to murder in a surprise move that could mean he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Comment.