If Bloomberg has his way, community relations detective Rick Lee, aka "Hipster Cop" may have to find a new detail (source: wikipedia.org)
The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Jerrold Nadler:
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler and State Senator Daniel Squadron, who both represent Lower Manhattan, responded to the City’s actions regarding Occupy Wall Street (OWS) at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. Continue Reading »
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle did a solid story yesterday on Dyker Heights’ Regina Pacis church .
While the parish of Saint Rosalia- Regina Pacis (which means Queen of Peace in Latin) had humble beginnings, today its votive shrine is one of the most magnificent works of religious architecture in New York City. Generous parishioners, a saintly monsignor, a pious mobster and World War II all played roles in its construction. Continue Reading »
source: BK Southie
If you take the N train you’ve probably noticed the the work being done on the two middle tracks. The old express tracks are in the process of being replaced.
The recently revamped BK Southie is reporting that, beginning in 2012, the entire Sea Beach portion of the N line – from 8th Avenue to 86th Street – will be getting a complete overhaul. Continue Reading »
Al Sharpton marches through the neighborhood in 1989 (from wikipedia.org)
Did you know that the Bensonhurst scenes in Spike Lee’s movie Jungle Fever were shot in Old Mill Basin/Flatlands? Continue Reading »
A reader sent in the above photo, taken on 65th Street between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue, on Sunday.
It appears DaVinci Cones, whose signage has been up for more moons than we care to count, has had their long-awaited grand opening.
From the “finally” written in parentheses on their announcement sign, we gather that, despite all the red tape, they’ve maintained a healthy sense of humor.
Plus, the whole idea of eating pizza in a gyro-like cone, apparently designed by the Vitruvian Man himself, certainly piques our curiosity.
Anyone out there try one yet?
You can read more about “the Da Vinci cone” here. Tom Hanks is gonna be pissed…
A reader sent us this photo over the weekend. It shows local high school students, neighbors and even small children preparing to take the cleanliness of our streets into their own hands on Saturday. Continue Reading »
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As the weather continues to get colder, we all tend to appear more portly in our heavy coats and bulky sweaters. It’s only appropriate then that our beverages also reflect the change in seasons.
Click Here To Find Out How To Make A Stew That Starts With Brew
source: Flatbush Scoop
Five vehicles were vandalized in Midwood last night – including three that were torched – on Ocean Parkway between Avenue I and Avenue J, in an apparent hate crime against Jewish residents. Graffiti found on the damaged cars included swastikas and the letters “KKK”.
You can read more at our sister site Sheepshead Bites.
by DVIDSHUB via Flickr
A World War II veteran and Bensonhurst native will be awarded the French government’s highest honor this Veterans Day which, if you didn’t know – is today. Continue Reading »