Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
Dress for summer. Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.
Foods (like proteins) that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
Spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, spending some time each day (during hot weather) in an air conditioned environment affords some protection.
Never leave persons, especially children, and pets in a closed, parked vehicle
Don’t get too much sun. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult.
Apparently, the police have been cracking down on illegal flower vendors throughout Brooklyn.
Florists complained that unlicensed flower stands were costing them between $5,000 and $10,000 a week, according to TLJ-News. Around holidays, that number skyrockets. The unregistered florists don’t pay taxes on their businesses.
So, does a rose smell just as sweet if sold by an unregistered florist or are we doing a disservice to our local shops by buying from the street?
“What the What?” is a new photo feature looking at odd, weird and interesting things in the neighborhood. If you have photos of what the what happenings in Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights or the surrounding areas send them to lvladimirova [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.
The NYPD released a video that shows the two men suspected of spray-painting swastikas on a store gate, truck and other places.
The vandalism on film occurred at Fischman’s Food Center at 4421 16th Avenue and around the corner at 1605 46th Street, according to DNA Info.
The video shows one man to be in black shorts, black shoes, glasses and a light-colored sweatshirt, and the other man is in light-colored shorts, a T-shirt and baseball cap.
Anyone with information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
Senator Diane Savino’s bill to allow advertising on lottery tickets has passed in Senate.
Savino’s belief is that the advertising would bring in millions of dollars for education, without raising taxes. She is an advocate of money raised through advertising on governmental properties such as buses and bridges.
“In April, New York participated in a record $654 million Power Ball lottery,” said Savino to SI Live. Lotto officials estimated 137 million tickets were sold in New York state alone. Imagine if all those tickets had advertisements on them that could have raised revenue for New York state. That is less money we need from your pocket in taxes to run schools and colleges throughout New York.”
Savino is awaiting companion legislation action in the Assembly.
Last week, police questioned and arrested the man they believe sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at the Fort Hamilton subway station last month.
Mario Escudero-Flores, 29, has been charged with sexual misconduct, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, according to All Media NY.
The attack happened at the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop on the N train at 62nd Street. Escudero-Flores groped a teenage girl from behind and then left the scene of the crime. However, his image was caught by MTA security cameras.
A tipsters called the police and led them to Ecudero-Flores after seeing the surveillance photos.
Last week, court proceedings started on a mob trail that involves everything from murder and extortion to L&B Spumoni Gardens at 2725 86th Street.
Alleged Colombo mob man Francis Guerra faces charges of being involved in the murders of underboss Joe Scopo and nightclub owner Michael Devin.
He is also accused of extorting money from Eugene Lombardo and threatening him. Lombardo is a former L&B Spumoni Gardens employee. Guerra accused Lombardo of stealing the secret L&B pizza sauce recipe from his in-laws’ famed Brooklyn eatery.
“Gene came out and (Guerra) started yelling at him. He told him he’s a ‘piece of s—, a s—bag, robbed my family, I’ll break your head!’ ” said Ex-Colombo capo Anthony Russo on the witness stand.
After Lombardo opened his own pizzeria in Staten Island, the Square at 1910 Hylan Boulevard, Guerra began threatening Lombardo’s life.
“Guerra confronted the pizza maker, demanded money from him and hit him,” Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Allon Lifshitz said in his opening statement, according to the New York Daily News.
When the story broke out, Lombardo denied being extorted or threatened.
“This is no secret recipe. There’s no patents on pizza,” he had said.
Protesters in front of the depot (Photo: Allan Rosen)
Sheepshead Bites transit columnist Allan Rosen was with members of the Bensonhurst West End Community Council (BWECC), Assemblyman William Colton, Councilman Vincent Gentile, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and local strap-hangers during a recent rally at Ulmer Park Depot at 25th Avenue near Cropsey Avenue demanding the restoration of the B64 bus route.
He wrote an in-depth piece about the event and other Southern Brooklyn MTA route cuts and how they affect community members for our sister site, Sheepshead Bites.
Among other things, he writes:
Demonstrators gathered at Ulmer Park Depot, 25th Avenue near Cropsey Avenue, at 11:00 a.m. to protest the cutback of the B64 bus from Coney Island to 25th Avenue. The western terminus of the route is in Bay Ridge. The community last protested this service cut shortly after it occurred back in June 2010. Hopefully, this protest will be more successful. It had the support of Local 100 of the TWU, which promised to support restoration of all the 2010 service cuts. Approximately 50 of the demonstrators were Local 100 members. I previously wrote about the B64 just under a year ago and again when discussing the MTA’s evaluation of these service cuts last October.
Take a look at his impassioned report as we continue our coverage of the B64 restoration protests and plans.