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D LINE

From 10:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, Coney Island-bound D trains skip 182-183 Sts.

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound D trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and skip DeKalb Av.

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.

N LINE

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, Ditmars Blvd N trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and skip DeKalb Av.

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 11:45 p.m.. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St—take the N instead. R trains run in Brooklyn between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St.

All times until October 2014: there are no N or R trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late-night N (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and weekend R trains operate via the Manhattan Bridge. No service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound F trains run local from 71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

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Police forces across the nation will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime for the 31st year, and NYPD precincts in all five boroughs will be celebrating on Tuesday, August 5. The event is celebrated in more than 15,000 communities across all 50 states, representing the communities reclaiming their streets from violence and crime.

Locally, the 62nd Precinct opens its doors and streets to the community with a fair tomorrow, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The party will take place in front of the stationhouse at Bath Avenue and Bay 22nd Street. There will be a DJ, food, rides and information tables from various community groups.

This is an annual, family-friendly event open to everybody. For further information, please call (718) 236-2519.

Forgetta's Facebook photo shows him donning his phony badge (Source: NYPD)

Forgetta’s Facebook photo shows him donning his phony badge (Source: NYPD)

Cops tracked down and cuffed Jason Forgetta, 37, at 17th Avenue and 62nd Street on Friday, less than 48-hours after the convicted sex offender was accused of posing as a police officer and violently raping a 26-year-old woman in Sunset Park.

Forgetta, who also goes by the name Jason Torres, is charged with rape, robbery and criminal impersonation of a police officer. Cops also fear he may have preyed on other women, and are asking any further victims who recognize Forgetta from photos to call detectives at (212) 741-8401.

Cops say Forgetta encountered his latest victim on Wednesday, July 30 just after 2:00 a.m. The two struck up conversation in front of the Sunset Park hotel where the woman was staying, and Forgetta pulled a gold shield and told the woman he was a lawman.

The victim invited Forgetta up to her room. Once there, Forgetta’s charm soured. The woman said he beat, raped and sodomized her before swiping her cell phone, cash and pocket book and fleeing the scene.

According to the Daily News and information distributed by the police, as badly beaten as the victim was, she pursued Forgetta to the parking lot, where the quick-thinking victim scribbled down the license plate of the car he drove off in.

She was taken to an area hospital, where police interviewed her and obtained a detailed description of the attacker and the vehicle information.

It didn’t take long for cops to identify their alleged perp; Forgetta was already known to cops as a Level 3 sex offender with a rap sheet that spans more than two decades.

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Forgetta’s mugshot (Source: NYPD)

Using information from his past arrests and computer checks on the vehicle, detectives worked through a list of phony addresses until they located his car. On Friday, cops made their bust at 9:30 a.m. at the Bensonhurst intersection. His fake badge, with which he also posed for photos posted on Facebook, was found inside the car.

The Daily News has more on his criminal history:

Police said Forgetta has a criminal record dating to 1992 and has been arrested on charges of robbery, car theft and driving with a suspended license. In 2002, he was convicted of first-degree sexual assault for punching and raping a woman and got a year and three months in prison.

He was also deemed a Level 3 sex offender — the worst of the worst — and ordered to undergo aggression and anti-violence counseling.

… Roughly a year after his release, he was charged with sexual abuse again, this time in the molestation of a 15-year-old Williamsburg girl. The outcome of that case was unclear.

He allegedly lured the girl into a dark alley by pretending to have a knife then told her that he “didn’t want to hear about the attack on TV or in the newspapers,” according to sources.

He was also a suspect in the molestation of a 7-year-old girl, officials said.

Forgetta was required to report to a sex offender monitor every 90 days to confirm his address, listed as a building on Lewis Street in Ditmas Park. Neighbors – including a person who lives in the apartment unit where he claims to live and the superintendent of the building, said he doesn’t live there and they weren’t aware he was a registered sex offender.

It’s not yet clear how Forgetta managed to dupe monitors. He had previously been arrested in 2010 for failing to report to the sex offender monitor.

If you recognize Forgetta and have information about others he may have harmed, please call detectives at (212) 741-8401.

I feel like I've given enough of my cells (the brain ones) for ale. Now you want more?

I feel like I’ve given enough of my cells (the brain ones) for ale. Now you want more?

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) is our new Sunday feature, giving you a place to find some of the big stories you may have missed this past week.

Of course, you can keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, e-mail us at editor [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

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Sasha Papernik (Source: sashatheband.com)

The New Utrecht branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will be turned into a concert hall tomorrow morning, with accomplished Russian-American pianist-singer-songwriter Sasha Papernik turning out an eclectic mix of tunes.

Brooklyn Public Library announced today that it’s partnering with Lincoln Centers’ educational unit to bring free music, theater and dance perfomances to branches throughout the rest of the summer. The New Utrecht performance will be the first of the series.

Papernik, and the performers at other branches, got the spot after being selected by library patrons through a ballot vote at each branch, as well as on the library’s website.

Papernik and her band perform classical selections, songs by the American Songbook masters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, reimagined Russian folk tunes and inspired originals while telling lively stories about the music, composers and the times they lived in.

Watch the video below for a taste, or check out the band’s website.

Join Papernik’s band beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the 1743 86th Street branch. The show is free and lasts an hour. The suggested age is 5 and up.

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D LINE

There is no advisory scheduled for at this time.

N LINE

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

R LINE

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday and Sunday, R service is extended to the 179 St F station.

All times until October 2014: No trains running between Court St, Brooklyn and Whitehall St, Manhattan. Late night N and weekend R trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use alternate service and stations on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, or C instead.

F LINE

From 9:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the A from W 4 St to Jay St-MetroTech.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, F trains run local in Queens.

Three men walked into the 810 60th Street of JJ Wireless, a cell phone shop in Borough Park, assaulted the clerk and made off with a safe containing $30,000 at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to police.

The incident was caught on surveillance camera. It shows the first suspect enter the shop, walk straight to the clerk and wrestle him to the ground. As he kept the 26-year-old employee busy, the second and third suspects entered the store.

One stepped over the employee, grabbed the safe, and pulled it to the front of the store. He appeared to have a black handgun tucked into his waistband, although the firearm was not pulled during the crime.

The third suspect helped the first subdue the employee.

The suspects are shown below, followed by descriptions distributed by the police:

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A male black in his 20s, 6’00″-6’04″ in height, with a slim build and a cornrows hair style wearing a gray sweatshirt.

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A male black in his 20s, 5’07″-5’10″ in height, with a slim build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

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A male black in his 20s, 5’07″-6’00″ in height, with a medium build wearing a red sweatshirt. The suspect had a black firearm in his waistband.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

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Assemblyman William Colton is adding his voice to the chorus of condemnation of the anti-Muslim fliers found in a Bath Beach apartment building this week.

The fliers were found throughout the Shore Haven apartment buildings near Cropsey Avenue and 21st Avenue in Bath Beach early this week, showing a hateful message calling Muslims “the second holocaust” and claims “USA hates you”. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes unit is investigating the incident.

Colton released the following statement yesterday afternoon:

As State Assemblyman, I join Councilman Mark Treyger in condemning those responsible for distributing leaflets aimed at sowing hate against any group in our community.

To engage in general stereotype attacks on any group of people sows the seeds of division and mistrust. It is only by uniting neighborhood families to speak up for all our needs and concerns that we are able to improve our neighborhood.

Strengthening our neighborhood schools, improving our streets,parks,
transportation and infrastructure, fostering the growth of neighborhood businesses and joining together to improve the quality of life of all families are key priorities which we should be pursuing.

Spreading hate and distrust hinders the progress we need to make and has no place in our community. True peace and progress results when people of good will come together and speak out for those priorities which benefit all our families.

I pledge to continue to work bringing people together and fighting to keep our neighborhood as a fine place to reside, work and raise our families.

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We’re not quite sure when Brooklyn Best Bikes closed its doors at 8717 18th Avenue, but it appears to have been relatively recently.

The motorcycle shop (also known as Brooklyn’s Baddest Bikes) had some nice reviews from Google users, but the store is now giving way to ALM Fireplaces & B-B-Qs. Renovation plans were filed with the Department of Buildings earlier this month, and on Friday they were approved to begin work overhauling the inside.

ALM is hardly a newcomer to the neighborhood. The company owns two storefronts just across the street – one for ALM Plumbing & Heating Supplies, and the other for ALM Fireplaces & Accessories. It looks like this will be a new showroom for their barbecue items.

Good luck to the owners of Brooklyn Best Bikes on their future ventures, and to ALM with the expansion!