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Police & Fire Prospect Park West Bike Lane
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The NYPD has announced a two-week bicycle safety enforcement initiative called Operation Safe Cycle, which begins today, Wednesday, August 13 and continues through Tuesday, August 26. They say they’ll be targeting cyclists who fail to stop at red lights, disobey traffic signals or signs, ride the wrong direction against traffic, ride on the sidewalk, and
Events Police Car, 78th Precinct
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Mark your calendars, because the 72nd Precinct will host their 2014 National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5 in Sunset Park (44th Street and 6th Avenue entrance) from 4-8pm. Developed in 1984, National Night Out began as an effort to “promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send
Police & Fire Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri
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Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, who’s been the Commanding Officer at our 78th Precinct since December 2011, is leaving the position to head up the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Unit. DI Ameri’s move, as reported by the Daily News, comes after a busy year with a big focus on street safety. They took on drivers who failed
Police & Fire American Flag Thief via 72nd Precinct
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This 4th of July was a little less patriotic outside of several Windsor Terrace homes after a thief allegedly snatched the owners’ American flags. Police say that on Friday, July 4 at about 5:30am, a man rode up on a bike and took the flags from homes around Sherman Street and 10th Avenue, removing each
Police & Fire burned bin
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For the third time in less than a year, a clothing donation bin on 14th Street and 4th Avenue was deliberately set on fire. FDNY responded to a call around 10:30pm on Saturday, July 5, and quickly extinguished the flames. We’ll be the first to admit that these for-profit bins are a blight on the
Police & Fire Overturned Car on 6th Ave by Swankie Frankie
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A crash that flipped a car on 6th Avenue on Friday morning injured three people and sent two to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The FDNY tells us they responded to the crash on 6th Avenue at 21st Street at about 8:45am and transported two people to Lutheran Hospital. A third victim
Police & Fire Police Car, Traffic Cop
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Starting last night, the NYPD will be cracking down on people using cell phones while driving and failing to yield to pedestrians in a citywide initiative that will run through midnight Tuesday, and then again for another 24 hours starting at midnight on Friday, May 16. The use of a hand-held cell phone and texting
Police & Fire 651-14 78 PCT ASSAULT 2
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Police have arrested a man for the attack on an elderly woman on the 4th Avenue/9th Street R train platform that occurred last month. They NYPD reports they’ve arrested 54-year-old James Showell of Bedford-Stuyvesant and have charged him with assault following the attack on 70-year-old Judith Maroney, who was hit in the head while sitting on a bench on the
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A warm and pleasant evening turned violent after a woman was mugged on the corner of 12th Street and 6th Avenue Friday. According to a neighbor on the scene, the woman was attacked around 7pm on April 11 by four teenage boys. “She screamed and people literally came running from everywhere to help, including my
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Many neighbors have noticed the smell of smoke in the neighborhood this morning (we could actually smell it in our apartment), and the source is a brush fire in New Jersey. The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued an alert overnight about the fire, happening about 100 miles away in the Wharton State Forest, which sent
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