Vandals tore through Green-Wood Cemetery with a twisted vengeance on Monday night, causing more than $100,000 worth of damage as they toppled and shattered 150-year-old tombstones and statues, employees said. Comment.
In case you missed it: Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the bank robbery that inspired the movie “Dog Day Afternoon” — a heist that took place in Gravesend. The Daily News has the story. Comment.
Members of the Marine Park Bocce Club say they are fit to spit over the fact that the Parks Department hasn’t done anything with the $50,000 former Assemblyman Frank Seddio allocated to fix up their courts more than seven years ago — leaving them no choice but to make their own repairs to the broken down play space. Comment.
Rep. Michael Grimm is distancing himself from a former fund-raiser nabbed on immigration fraud charges — a political operative many claim collected illegal campaign donations for the former Marine and FBI agent. Comments (1).
Brooklyn’s bats fell silent after the third inning while Coney ace Rainy Lara squandered a two-run Cyclones lead as the team dropped the first of three games in the People’s Playground to the NY–Penn League-leading Tri-City ValleyCats. Comment.
The city is treating Bobby’s Department Store with kid gloves, claim outraged neighbors who are slamming the Parks Department for not fining the store for systematically killing all the greenery around the Church Avenue shop — then cementing over the tree pits to prevent more trees from being put in. Comments (7).
The FBI says it has arrested Ofer Biton, an aide to a popular Manhattan rabbi who some claim collected illegal campaign contributions for Rep. Michael Grimm in 2010. The New York Times has the story. Comment.