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St. Raphael’s Priest Allegedly Punched by Man Urinating in Church Parking Lot
New York Trib
Rev. Jerry Jecewiz, 68, was in the rectory next to the 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. church when he saw a man in his 30s “relieving himself” right outside his window.
Three Teenagers Go on an Armed Robbery Spree in Astoria Friday
New York Trib
The suspects are all described as black, between 15-and 19-years of age, with one being 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 145 pounds and last seen wearing a red du-rag,
Cuomo Grants Pardons to Seven Individuals Facing Deportation
New York Trib
Since taking office, the Governor has issued 34 pardons, 12 commutations and 140 conditional youth pardons.
Forgotten Landmarks: Steinway Mansion in Remote Astoria
New York Trib
The beautiful residence amidst the industrial wasteland that used to belong to the piano king of NYC.
Armored Truck Driver Charged With Stealing $1.6 Million in Cash
New York Trib
Defendant Allegedly Kicked Money Bag Under Truck “To See If Anyone Would Notice”; If Convicted Faces Up to 25 Years in Prison
Did You Know That Scrabble Was Invented in Jackson Heights, Queens
New York Trib
Legend has it that the inventor chose the frequency and distribution of game tiles by counting letters on the pages of the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune
The City Restarts Process on Glendale Homeless Shelter
New York Trib
According to Councilman Robert Holden, the city is in negotiations for a proposed men’s homeless shelter at the site of the shuttered factory. The proposed shelter would bring 200 beds to
Ozone Park Residents File Suit Against City, Don’t Want a Homeless Shelter in the Neighborhood
New York Trib
“This is not about hate ... this is not about prejudice ... it is about safety and concern for families and children,”
112th Precinct in Forest Hills to Introduce Neighborhood Policing Next Month
New York Trib
The program will cut the 112th Precinct into four sectors, where two officers—called Neighborhood Coordination Officers– will be assigned specifically to each sector.
Four, Including 5-Year-Old, Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide on 30th Drive in Astoria
New York Trib
The incident took place at 23-07 30th Drive on the ground floor of a four story, eight-unit apartment building shortly before 9 p.m.
Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Cat on Eve of Trial
New York Trib
Defendant also admitted to attempting to intimidate a witness. He faces jail time at sentencing.

Demolition Permits Filed for Stand-Alone Garage on Thomson Avenue
New York Trib
A small Long Island City garage surrounded by new development will be facing the wrecking ball.
Contractor Sentenced for Stealing More Than $170,000 From Superstorm Sandy Victims
New York Trib
Defendant used pilfered money on liquor, cable and cell phone bills, restaurants and more
Fraudster Who Scammed His Own Mother, Girlfriends, and Veterans Gets a Major Prison Sentence
New York Trib
Instead of Paying Restitution He Owed To Prior Victims, Marone Spent Lavishly on Jeep Wranglers, Gym and Spa Memberships, and a Cruise
Woman Arrested After Allegedly Setting Roommate on Fire at LIC Homeless Shelter
New York Trib
The 51-year-old victim was taken to Weill Cornell Hospital’s burn unit for severe burns to the face and other injuries, police said.
Queens Anti-Crime Cops Recovered Five Guns While Investigating a Shooting
New York Trib
“One gun by the car, two in a duffle bag, one in a fanny pack and another in a pocket- we just kept finding them,” said Sergeant Marianne Mikowski of
NYPD Tracked Down and Saved a Suicidal Woman Utilizing the “Pin” Technology on Her Girlfriend’s Phone
New York Trib
It started with a frantic woman’s plea for help, but she had no idea where her girlfriend was and no time to act. There was just one problem: nobody knew
‘Baby Trump’ blimp is coming to New Jersey
New York Trib
It took activist Didier Jimenez less than 24 hours to raise the $4,500 needed to bring the balloon stateside, where it is expected to scowl angrily down at demonstrations on
Homeless Girl Scout Troop 6000 Expands to All 5 Boroughs
New York Trib
Troop 6000, which started about 18 months ago at a homeless shelter in Queens, has since expanded to all five boroughs, first lady Chirlane McCray announced Thursday. Sweetness for the
Window Washers Rescued From United Nations Building in Manhattan, FDNY Says
New York Trib
First responders were called to 405 E. 42nd St., which houses the United Nations' headquarters, just after 11:25 a.m. The workers were stuck at the top floor of the 39-floor
White Man Sues Black Tap, Alleging Race-Based Hate Crime in Chelsea
New York Trib
A white man who was punched by a black security guard at the Chelsea location of crazy milkshake purveyor Black Tap is suing the restaurant.
Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak Traced to Harlem High-Rise: City
New York Trib
A Legionnaires' Disease outbreak that sickened dozens of people in Harlem and Washington Heights, killing one, is under control and officials have identified its source, the city Health Department announced
Leader of International Drug Money Laundering Organization Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
New York Trib
Jesus Rodriguez-Jimenez Laundered over $250 Million for Central American Drug Trafficking Organizations
New Renderings for Temple Israel’s Expansion at 112 East 75th Street on the UES
New York Trib
The building’s 75th Street frontage will receive new facade treatments comprised of limestone and multi-colored glass panels.
NYU Professor Found Responsible for Inappropriate Physical Contact, Sexual Texting
New York Trib
An investigation found Professor of German and Comparative Literature Avital Ronell responsible for “inappropriate physical contact” and sending sexual texts to former graduate student.
Bicyclist Killed by Garbage Truck on Central Park West
New York Trib
Australian woman, was hit and killed by a garbage truck on Central Park West between 66th and 67th Street while riding a bike on Friday afternoon.
Mayor Floats Controversial Plan to Build Massive New Jail on Centre Street
New York Trib
De Blasio is considering a plan to convert the city’s Marriage Bureau in Lower Manhattan into a prison complex as part of his scheme to shutter the city’s main jail
Some Subway Platforms Are Literally 100 Degrees Hot
New York Trib
On Thursday, August 9, 2018, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) sent out an intrepid task force of staff and interns to measure the temperature in the city’s ten busiest subway
Brooklyn Man Charged With String of Arsons in Midtown Manhattan
New York Trib
He set trashcan fires in the bathrooms of at least four midtown restaurants and inside the Amtrak terminal at Penn Station.
Battery Park Dance Festival Returns for 37th Year
New York Trib
Come and enjoy the 37th annual Battery Park Dance Festival at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park from Aug. 12 through Aug. 17
Head of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs Will Host a Trump Fundraiser
New York Trib
Howard Lorber, the executive chairman of New York City hot dog icon Nathan’s Famous, will host a fundraiser on Friday for President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.
No Sign Can Replace ‘Watchtower,’ Because It Was Illegal All Along, City Claims
New York Trib
E.R. Squibb and Sons, the original occupant, failed to obtain the proper permits for the Squibb sign they hung there in 1961, and that the Witnesses followed suit, illegally installed
Police Shoot, Injure Teen They Say Was Firing a Gun in Far Rockaway
New York Trib
Two police officers shot a 15-year-old boy they say was firing a gun toward a crowd in Far Rockaway Friday night, according to the NYPD.
Former Chase Bank Employee Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Selling Customer Account Information
New York Trib
He offered to sell the undercover officer identifying information for a client’s bank account that contained more than $180,000.
Protests Erupt in Front of East Flatbush Nail Salon After Brawl Goes Viral
New York Trib
According to the Washington Post, the protestors claimed that the Asian-owned business had disrespected the primarily black neighborhood.
New Renderings for Crown Heights Bedford Union Armory Redevelopment Have Been Released
New York Trib
Permits have not been filed yet for the reconstruction of the drill hall, which will include recreational space for the community.
Doctor Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for $30 Million Scheme to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid
New York Trib
He posed as the owner of a medical clinic and falsely claimed that he had examined and treated hundreds of patients whom he had not in fact seen.
Greenwood Gas Station to Be Replaced by 150-Unit Residential Building
New York Trib
The gas station will be replaced by an eight-story building that will likely be a rental development
Renderings Revealed for 1 Flatbush Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn
New York Trib
The 210-foot tall structure will yield 160,000 square feet within, with 123,000 square feet for residential use, and 20,000 square feet dedicated to the ground floor and second floor retail.
This 1946 Map Shows How Native American Trails Became the Streets of Brooklyn
New York Trib
Brooklyn Heights Blog shares some insight into Brooklyn’s familiar roads that began as Native American trails on a 1946 map titled “Indian Villages, Paths, Ponds and Places in Kings County.”
Man Indicted for Robbing and Attempting to Rob Nine Banks in Three Boroughts
New York Trib
Defendant Passed a Note to Bank Teller Stating, “If I Shoot Someone Its on You!”
Graffiti Bust Leads to Gun Charges
New York Trib
A Ridgewood man who had been busted for graffiti is looking at prison time after police allegedly found weapons in his home.
Head of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs Will Host a Trump Fundraiser
New York Trib
Howard Lorber, the executive chairman of New York City hot dog icon Nathan’s Famous, will host a fundraiser on Friday for President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.
Acting Captain of the Bonanno Crime Family Sentenced to 14 Years for Racketeering Conspiracy
New York Trib
Ronald “Ronnie G” Giallanzo Also Must Pay $1.25 Million in Forfeiture and Sell His Mansion in Howard Beach, Queens
Renderings Released of High Rise on Queens Boulevard Containing Regal Cinemas
New York Trib
The majority of the space, 95,000 square feet, will be dedicated to medical offices. The facilities have been designed for dentists, doctors, therapists, radiology, and more.
Actress Sean Young Wanted in Queens Robbery, NYPD Says
New York Trib
Surveillance footage at the location captured two suspects entering the building around noon without permission and leaving with the two laptops.
NYPD Clamps Down on Drug Dealers at Queensbridge Houses, 22 Arrested
New York Trib
The investigation, which began in September 2017, involved police officers working undercover as narcotics customers at the public housing development.
Man Attacked by Group With Sword, Sticks in Queens, NYPD Says
New York Trib
The victim tried to run away, but he tripped and fell, according cops. The suspects pounced on him, striking him with sticks and at least one sword, they said.
Ms-13 Gang Members Charged With Murder Conspiracy and Attempted Murder in Queens
New York Trib
Defendants aided and abetted co-conspirators who shot and paralyzed a 16-year-old suspected rival gang member
St. Raphael’s Priest Allegedly Punched by Man Urinating in Church Parking Lot
New York Trib
Rev. Jerry Jecewiz, 68, was in the rectory next to the 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. church when he saw a man in his 30s “relieving himself” right outside his window.
Forgotten Landmarks: Steinway Mansion in Remote Astoria
New York Trib
The beautiful residence amidst the industrial wasteland that used to belong to the piano king of NYC.
The City Restarts Process on Glendale Homeless Shelter
New York Trib
According to Councilman Robert Holden, the city is in negotiations for a proposed men’s homeless shelter at the site of the shuttered factory. The proposed shelter would bring 200 beds to
Bodegas in Gentrifying NYC Neighborhoods Get Exterior Upgrades Under New Program
New York Trib
The program has been implemented in Staten Island and the Bronx. Three community partners were selected for additional support from LISC to beautify commercial corridors.
Bronx Community Complaints Lead to Closing of Store Selling Toxic K2
New York Trib
The closure followed an investigation initiated after 47 Precinct Police Officers had received numerous complaints from community members about K2 being sold at a deli on White Plains Road.
Bronx Documentary Center Gets Boost for Filmmaking Program
New York Trib
Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. provided the center with $100,000 in capital funds for the film fellows program.
Video: Bronx NYPD Captain Destroys Sidewalk Memorial
New York Trib
A Bronx NYPD captain was caught on video destroying a candle-lit memorial, the type of which we are all too familiar with in The Bronx when someone passes away.
Gang Member Found Guilty in Crossfire Killing of Mother of Three in the Bronx
New York Trib
On June 11, 2016, Jessica White was struck and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a bench watching her three children play on a playground at the John
Eight Men Went to Prison for Stealing Mail in the Bronx
New York Trib
The investigation has revealed that individuals steal mail either by illicitly obtaining mail box keys or by “fishing.”
12 Members Of Bronx Crew Charged In Federal Court With Narcotics Offenses
New York Trib
All of them participated in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana in and around the Murphy Houses, a public housing complex, and the Lambert Houses, an affordable housing
Leader of Violent Bronx Drug Crew Receives 420 Months Imprisonment Sentence
New York Trib
Kenneth Rudge Oversaw Activities of “YNR” Members on Webster Avenue, Including Heroin and Crack Sales, Shootings, and the Murder of a Robbery Victim in January 2016
Off-Duty Long Island Cop Shot in Bronx After Crash, NYPD Says
New York Trib
The NYPD said a bullet grazed the officer's leg about 6:15 a.m. near Sedgwick Avenue and West 183rd Street in the University Heights neighborhood.
Bodegas in Gentrifying NYC Neighborhoods Get Exterior Upgrades Under New Program
New York Trib
The program has been implemented in Staten Island and the Bronx. Three community partners were selected for additional support from LISC to beautify commercial corridors.
Woman, 88, Hit by Car in Supermarket Parking Lot Settles Suit for $500,000
New York Trib
Staten Island woman who suffered serious injuries two years ago when she was hit by a vehicle while she was loading groceries in a supermarket parking lot.
Man Hit by Train at Staten Island Station to Sue City, MTA for $10 Million
New York Trib
Morales Diaz is the second person this year to commence legal action after allegedly being struck by a Staten Island Railway train.
Police Lieutenant Arrested for DWI on Staten Island
New York Trib
Lt. Michael Fleming was arrested on Sunday at 8:31 a.m. by police from the 123rd Precinct
Should Staten Island Beachgoers Be Fearful of Sharks?
New York Trib
After two reports of possible shark attacks off Fire Island this week, Staten Island beachgoers may be wondering if it's safe to take a dip in area waters.
Visiting the Abandoned Hospital on Ellis Island in Pictures
New York Trib
Neglected hospital, powerful art and historic accounts bring the focal point of US immigration history to life.
NYPD Tells DOJ It’ll Move On ‘Disciplinary Proceedings’ vs. Cops in Eric Garner’s Case
New York Trib
Garner died when cops attempted to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes on July 17, 2014.
US Army Corps Proposes Hurricane Barriers Across the NY Harbor to Stop Flooding
New York Trib
In response to intensifying hurricanes that have hit the New York and New Jersey coastal region in recent years, the U.S. Army Corps is proposing a handful of measures to
Police Searching for Driver of SUV in Fatal Tompkinsville Hit-Run
New York Trib
The NYPD investigation found the SUV was speeding southbound on Bay Street when the driver passed another vehicle on the left, lost control and hit the woman.
Step-Son Charged in Beating Death of 68-Year-Old Man
New York Trib
A Stapleton man is accused of brutally beating his 68-year-old step-dad to death, according to a law enforcement source.
Teacher Allegedly Attacked by Middle-School Student Sues City
New York Trib
The complaint offers no details beyond alleging Gregory Johnson was "severely, brutally and physically attacked" by a student while working. He seeks unspecified monetary damages.
Woman Allegedly Made More Than 20 False Reports to 911
New York Trib
Katie Davis, 48, of the 400 block of Vanderbilt Avenue in Stapleton, made about 22 calls to 911 to falsely report shootings, robberies and burglaries at numerous locations between May

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