Author Ned Berke

Arts & Culture Summer Concerts

After a one-year hiatus following the departure of term-limited Borough President Marty Markowitz, it looks as if the Brooklyn Borough President’s office under Eric Adams will resume hosting the annual free Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island this year. The news was first reported by The Coney Island Blog, which said the shows will…

Transportation extendedcurb

Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a new $1 million initiative yesterday to improve street safety for pedestrians, especially seniors, through the creation of sidewalk extensions known as bulb-outs. Dubbed the Connecting Residents on Safer Streets (CROSS), the program pledges $1 million in capital funding to construct the extensions at dangerous intersections. Additional funding can be…

News & Features kbk_noparking_sign-600x4501

Heads up, drivers! Alternate side parking and street cleaning regulations will be suspended Thursday through Saturday, April 9 to 11, in recognition of the Orthodox observances of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and for the Jewish holiday of Passover (7th and 8th days). All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect, so don’t forget to…

News & Features De Blasio

Fraudsters beware: a new task force launched yesterday to put phony lawyers who prey on vulnerable immigrants behind bars. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio are teaming up on the initiative, dedicating enforcement resources to root out “immigrant service provider fraud,” among other scams targeting immigrants. The joint task force’s priority will…

Police & Fire 1663 Ocean Parkway, the scene of the crime (Source: Google Maps)

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…

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