Author Ned Berke

Police & Fire 1663 Ocean Parkway, the scene of the crime (Source: Google Maps)
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A 29-year-old man was found shot dead on the sidewalk in front of an Ocean Parkway home this morning. Cops responded to a call just before 7am today and arrived at 1663 Ocean Parkway, between Avenue P and Quentin Road, to find the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to…

News & Features N-Line
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Beginning this Sunday, bus and subway riders will see fares increase across the board, with the base fare going up from $2.50 to $2.75. (For the full list of fare increases, as well as increases on bridges and tunnels, see our previous post.) The MTA say the biennial fare hikes that have been in place…

News & Features suspicious men
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Cops successfully tracked down the two men whose interest in an Ocean Parkway synagogue over the weekend sparked off a terrorism scare, and investigators determined them to be no threat at all. “The two individuals have been identified, and they have been interviewed by detectives from the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau,” an NYPD press officer told Sheepshead…

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A 72-year-old Coney Island woman vanished from Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, sparking a search by authorities to reunite her with loved ones. Geraldine Hernandez, who lives on Neptune Avenue near West 5th Street, was last seen on Tuesday, March 10 just before noon at the hospital. Hernandez is described as being a black woman, 5’2″,…

News & Features suspicious men
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Police are looking to speak to two men described as “Middle Eastern-looking” who locals say were acting suspiciously near two Ocean Parkway synagogues and attempting to take photographs of at least one of them on Saturday. The men approached the front doors of Congregation Bet Yaakob on Ocean Parkway and Avenue R at approximately 4:15pm,…

News & Features Scut-Farkus
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The schoolyard bully is one of the greatest themes of the American coming-of-age story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2l6RnWM2tU So is overcoming them, and the further you go back in American storytelling, the more likely that involved a slug to the mouth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvijyBIgazE But, hey, this is the 21st Century and we’re civilized now, so we fight our battles with…

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