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Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

Bensonhurst

Rat scourge! Hurst residents say rats are on the loose — and they’re taking over homes!

The state has unleashed a legion of beady-eyed rats on New Utrecht Avenue that are running through garbage, getting hit by cars, and even invading houses, say neighbors who believe that construction beneath the 79th Street station of the D line caused the plague. Comment.
Coney Island

Sinister exterminator arrested for burglary

Plus a host of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Bank robber targets 86th Street

Plus a host of other crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

BoroBeat

PS 52 kids put best foot forward for diabates

The budding benefactors trekked around their school and raised more than $2,000 for the American Diabetes Association. See the big-hearted bunch in our slideshow! Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Bloody Tuesday: One killed, one shot within blocks of each other

An early morning murder kicked off a bloody day in the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Armed punks raid Avenue X home

A home invasion in Sheepshead Bay leads this week’s 61st Precinct blotter. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Coney Island

City sends Coney carnies to the boneyard

The city has given pink slips to the operators of nearly a dozen old-school carny game boothes in the heart of Coney Island’s amusement district Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 206 honors local heroes on Veteran’s Day

Students at the Sheepshead Bay school gave vets a star-spangled tribute on Nov. 10. Comment.
BoroBeat

Grandmas are ‘glam-mas’ for senior beauty pageant at ‘National’ restaurant!

Elder lovelies show that age is merely a number as they strut their stuff during the 10th annual contest of glamor and grit in Brighton Beach. See all the coverage in our slideshow! Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Grocery owner seeks to rezone Lundy’s for supermarkets

The businessman who illegally converted a portion of the historic Lundy’s restaurant into an upscale market wants the city to overturn the 1970s-era law that restricts supermarkets from using the landmarked site, infuriating residents who are demanding the store be closed now. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Historic Coney carousel will return to new Steeplechase Plaza

An historic Coney Island carousel is coming out of retirement. Comments (2).

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Brighton Beach

‘Unsettling’ concrete work led to building collapse

A construction crew’s haste to speed up a Brighton Fifth Street condo project led to the Nov. 8 partial building collapse that buried three workers under a ton of rubble — and caused one of their deaths. Comment.

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