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  • Mother of bystander injured by 'Gran Torino' gunman who shot at 'dangerous' Brooklyn teens hails sho

    06/20/2011 6:55:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2011
    The 'Gran Torino' gunman who opened fire on a group of mischievous teens in Brooklyn was hailed as a hero Monday... by the mother of an innocent bystander hit with shrapnel. Larisa Kaprovskaya told the New York Daily News that accused shooter Thomas Dunikowski, 30, was just trying to protect their neighbourhood when he used his rifle. Ms Kaprovskaya, 50, told the paper: 'He shot because he wants to protect us. I don't know what would have happened to us if he didn't try to protect us. I appreciate him'.
  • Feds Plan Huge Campground - in Brooklyn (camp at old airport)

    06/14/2011 8:04:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Jun 14, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Old airfield could host 600 sites, says National Park Service Roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories and sleeping under the stars - in New York City? The National Park Service is planning a 600-site campground in Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, a onetime airport used by Amelia Earhart. The campground would be the largest urban tent-pitching site in the nation, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "We want to make New York the leading example of what we can do around the country with urban parks," Salazar said.
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Five People Shot on Boardwalk in Brighton Beach (in Brooklyn)

    06/09/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN
    Five people were shot along the boardwalk in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Thursday afternoon during a mini heat wave that had packed the city’s beaches. Two of the victims are badly wounded, the authorities said. The shooting took place around 5:20 p.m. on the boardwalk near Brighton Sixth Street, the Fire Department said. The shooting unfolded on a day when a mini-heat wave and a school holiday sent hordes of people to Coney Island and Brighton Beaches, which were teeming with beachgoers — many of them teenagers — trying to escape temperatures approaching 100 degrees.
  • Neighborhood reels in wake of death after teen gunned down at Brooklyn beach (graphic photo)

    06/10/2011 10:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | KEVIN FASICK, JENNIFER BAIN and ERIN CALABRESE
    Weeping, grief-stricken mourners today are pouring into the Harlem home of a vivacious 16-year-old girl gunned down in a senseless bloodbath at a Brooklyn beach where thousands of kids had gathered to enjoy a hot and sunny day off from school. High schooler Tysha Jones had been frolicking at Brighton Beach and joking and laughing with friends on the boardwalk when she was caught in a senseless hailstorm of bullets fired into the youthful crowd around 5:20 p.m. yesterday. She died later at Coney Island Hospital.
  • Source: Weiner to Resign by Thursday... Democrat colleagues urging... ‘to preserve his own dignity’

    06/08/2011 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Qbert · 226 replies
    Politisite ^ | 6/8/2011 | Politisite
    Politisite is hearing  one source close to the Congressman  that  Weiner will resign by the end of the day or early Thursday. A Marist poll by Weiners own constituents say he should  not resign by a  slim majority. CNN is reporting that Privately colleagues are recommending that he resign quickly. It was reported  that Weiners wife, Huma Abedin, is Pregnant adding to the family stress level.  Ironically Huma is with Secretary of State Clinton on Business who can probably help console Adedin during this time. Democrat colleagues urging Weiner to resign ‘to preserve his own dignity’ A Democratic lawmaker familiar...
  • A Republican Surge In Weiner's District

    06/01/2011 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 38 replies
    Hotline On Call ^ | 6-1-2011 | Josh Kraushaar
    Much of the attention being paid to Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is focused on the salacious - whether he sent the lewd picture to a college undergrad or whether he was the victim of a grand hoax. Few are talking about the possibility that Republicans could pick up Weiner's seat. If the scandal snowballs, however, there could be some serious political implications for Democrats from the incident. While Weiner represents a New York City district that's conventionally thought to be safely Democratic, in reality it has trended sharply in a Republican direction in recent years. If Weiner stepped down from...
  • Tot mauled to death by pooch was often left alone with killer dog, neighbors say

    05/30/2011 10:11:02 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Henrick Karoliszyn
    [WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURE AT LINK] The parents of a tragic Brooklyn tot savagely mauled by his stepdad's pumped-up pooch often left the boy alone with the killer dog, neighbors said Sunday. "He had no chance," said neighbor Sabrina Ramos. "I don't know how someone would leave a child that small with a dog that big." Neither Jayelin Graham's mother, Saquina (Honey) Jubeark, nor his stepfather, Damian Jones, have been charged in the boy's horrific death late Friday. Investigators say the brutal pooch - a 65-pound Cane Corso named "Machete" - chomped down on the 4-year-old boy's throat after his mom...
  • 'Sea Monster' Discovered Beneath Brooklyn Bridge

    05/27/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT · by Immerito · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2011 | Unknown
    Wild Nature 'Sea Monster' Discovered Beneath Brooklyn Bridge Published May 26, 2011 | * Print * Email * Share * Comments (196) * * * Text Size A 'sea monster' has washed up beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. At left, the creature on May 21 in a frame from a NY1 video. At right, the beast 5 days later, as seen on NY1 / A 'sea monster' has washed up beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. At left, the creature on May 21 in a frame from a NY1 video. At right, the beast...
  • Cold-blooded murder of Trevonne Winn in Brooklyn caught on video

    04/27/2011 5:25:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 26, 2011 | Al Barbarino and Bob Kappstatter
    A Brooklyn sidewalk execution has been caught on a chilling video from a restaurant surveillance camera. A small candle vigil was set up Monday where police said Trevonne Winn, 24, was gunned down Saturday as he stood outside his uncle's Crown Fried Chicken shop at 2085 Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush.
  • International Manhunt For Russian Man Linked To Mother/Daughter Stabbing

    04/19/2011 6:04:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | April 19, 2011 | John Del Signore
    Hours after the savage murder of young mom Larisa Prikhodko, 28, and her mother, Tatyana Prikhodko, in the mom's Sheepshead Bay apartment, Tatyana's live-in boyfriend was caught on surveillance video leaving the premises with two suitcases. Police say Nikolai Rakossi hightailed it to JFK Airport and flew to Moscow on a one-way ticket. The NYPD and the State Department are working with Russian officials to negotiate getting him back, but one law enforcement official tells the Daily News, "If he has money or influential ties there, he's gone. They won't send him back." Rakossi, a 55-year-old Russian national who was...
  • Judge gives 'Juror No. 799' indefinite jury duty after she makes racist remarks on questionnaire

    04/07/2011 3:39:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 6, 2011 | John Marzulli
    An incensed federal judge sentenced a racist Brooklyn woman to indefinite jury duty on Tuesday after she trashed the NYPD and minorities.
  • Woman who admitted trying to induce abortion of cheating hubby's lovechild gets four years

    03/30/2011 9:13:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 29, 2011 | Oren Yaniv
    A batty Brooklyn mom who admitted to inducing the abortion of her two-timing husband's love child was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison. Kisha Jones, 40, who has already been jailed for 17 months following her diabolical deed, has about two more years to spend in the clink when factoring time off for good behavior. The mother-of-five tricked her hubby's mistress Monique Hunter, 26, to take cytotec, causing early labor on October 2009. When the baby was born alive, she tried to deceive hospital workers into taking the premature newborn off the respirator. Both Hunter and her child are...
  • Young parents diagnosed with cancer (9 days apart)

    03/25/2011 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    Print    Close Young Parents Diagnosed With Advanced Cancer at Same Time Published March 25, 2011 | ADVERTISEMENT Two young parents were faced with the unimaginable when they were each diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer at the same time, The New York Daily News reported. Nathan Bond, 38, was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in mid-February and given a 60 percent chance of surviving five years; just nine days later, his wife, Elisa, 36, found out the lump on her breast was metastatic breast cancer. Because it’s metastatic, that means the cancer has already spread, and is considered...
  • Deadly five-alarm Brooklyn fire caused by candles that were knocked over during voodoo sex ritual

    02/25/2011 1:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 25, 2011 | JOHN DOYLE and JAMIE SCHRAM
    A windswept, five-alarm fire that killed an elderly Brooklyn woman was started by candles placed on the floor near a bed while a man and woman were having sex after a voodoo ritual, sources said today. Fire marshals determined that the Feb. 20 blaze at 346 East 29th St. in Flatbush escalated to a fifth alarm because of an open door and delays, but that it was all started by black magic. "Time and time again we respond to tragedies that could have been so easily prevented," said FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano. "This fire had so many of those elements...
  • Last Saturday's fatal Brooklyn fire started by voodoo sex rite

    02/26/2011 7:42:28 AM PST · by ETL · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2011 | JOHN DOYLE, JAMIE SCHRAM and TODD VENEZIA
    A wild candlelit sex ritual between a Brooklyn woman and her voodoo priest got so hot and heavy, they ended up torching their clothes and sheets -- sparking the nasty fire that killed a retired teacher and left 100 people homeless last week, sources said yesterday. The unidentified client was just looking for some good luck in her life when she forked over $300 to the horny holy man at his East 29th Street apartment in East Flatbush last Saturday, sources said. "She had problems in her life, and she wanted them taken care of," a law-enforcement source said. "He...
  • FDNY spokesman says 18 firefighters and 3 civilians injured in Brooklyn 5-alarm fire

    02/19/2011 7:41:20 PM PST · by library user · 10 replies
    BNO News | Feb. 19, 2011 | Staff
    No official link yet. However, more info will be updated here.
  • City Lays Down Law To Some Residents [Bloomberg Insanity]

    02/03/2011 8:01:29 AM PST · by ml/nj · 19 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Feb 3, 2011
    Veronica Deignan’s family has lived in her Monitor Street home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn since 1945. But the city just informed her that part of her front yard belongs to someone else. When asked if the city had ever approach her family in the previous 66 years to say it owned the property, Deignan said, “No, this was our property.” The City Department of Design and Construction sent the Deignan’s and all their neighbors on Monitor Street letters to inform them their ages-old wrought iron fences and front stoops are on city-owned property. Residents must remove them or the city will...
  • Brooklyn Man Killed After Fall into Tortilla Machine

    01/24/2011 8:59:39 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/24/2011
    A worker was found dead on Monday morning after falling into a Tortilla mixing machine Monday morning in Brooklyn, New York. It all happened at about 2:30 a.m. at Tortilleria Chinantla when police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man. When police arrived they found the body of the 22 year-old Hispanic man who appears to have fallen victim to an industrial accident.
  • Qaeda Leader Indicted in New York Subway Plot (the beast, Shukrijumah)

    07/07/2010 10:15:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7-7-10 | William K. Rashbaum
    Meeting with violent Salvadoran gangs in Honduras. Seeking radioactive material at a university in Hamilton, Ontario. Running an import-export business and teaching English — wife and child in tow — in Morocco. Hiding out in Suriname. *snip* — or, to be more precise, the rumored trail — of an American citizen who spent part of his youth in Brooklyn, went to college in Florida and has long been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most-wanted list, a senior Qaeda operative who over the last seven years has been portrayed as part wraith, part James Bond, and large-scale bogeyman. On Wednesday,...