Author Ned Berke

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Police are looking for neighbors’ help identifying an elderly man found unconscious in a train car at Coney Island’s Stillwell Avenue station. The man was found on the train car just after midnight on Tuesday. He is described as approximately 85-years-old, 5 feet tall and about 100 pounds. He’s currently at Coney Island Hospital in…

Police & Fire Burglars
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF-Z1A_RRSA Cops are hunting for a pair of burglars who broke into two Coney Island businesses last month, scoring approximately $22,000 in cash. On Saturday, January 17, the duo shattered the front glass door of Peggy O’Neill’s at 1904 Surf Avenue just beore 5:00am. They rummaged through the property, eventually making of with approximately $12,000.…

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A 16-year-old girl disappeared from her Coney Island residence over the weekend, sparking a search for the teen by friends, family, and authorities. Cops are asking neighbors to be on the lookout for Shenique Leslie, last seen at her 2007 Surf Avenue apartment building on Saturday afternoon. The girl went missing at approximately 2:30pm. Leslie, pictured…

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Whether you plan to spend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day reflecting on the nation’s unrest, taking in a showing of Selma at a local theater, or, I don’t know, selfishly capping off a three-day weekend without a thought to the significance of the day itself – here’s what you need to know about what offices…

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Big changes are coming to the borough’s Bally Total Fitness gyms, including the one at 1921 86th Street, following a corporate buyout. The California-based 24 Hour Fitness purchased 32 clubs owned by the beleaguered Bally chain in December, including the four remaining clubs in Brooklyn. Little has changed in staffing at the clubs, and even the old…

News & Features Marty Golden (Photo by Erica Sherman
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State Senator Marty Golden has plundered at least $31,000 from his campaign warchest to pay off legal debts stemming from a federal investigation into his finances, reports the Daily News. The paper looked at recent campaign filings showing that the pol paid fees to attorneys at Gottlieb & Gordon LLP. Golden confirmed [U.S. Attorney Preet]…

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The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it’s already proving to be one of the most divisive issues to come before the usually lockstep Council body. Capital New York reports: The bill, Intro. 209, is being championed by Council members…

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Neighbors in Mill Basin, Mill Island, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown are invited to a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 12, to hear the latest from the state-sponsored NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program and provide input on projects proposed for funding, designed to meet the community’s recovery needs. This program aims to leverage local knowledge…

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