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Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Tuesday, November 4 for Election Day. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.

You can check out the rest of the 2014 parking calendar here.

Source: Susan NYC/Flickr

Source: Susan NYC/Flickr

Service ends early on the R train for FasTrack work, the N train takes over for it, plus a whole bunch of other late-night changes affecting local lines. Details via the MTA.

D LINE

Manhattan-bound D trains run local from 36 St, Brooklyn to DeKalb Av
Evenings, beginning 8:30pm, Monday to Thursday, November 3-6
Allow additional travel time.

F LINE

F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av, Jamaica-bound F trains skip Avenue U
Trains from Manhattan skip Avenue U 

Days, 10:30am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, until November 7
Service operates in two sections: 1. Between 179 St and Avenue X; and 2. between Avenue X and Stillwell Av. Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip.

No F trains between Roosevelt Av and 21 St-Queensbridge
Late nights, 10pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, November 3-7
F service operates in two sections: 1. Between 179 St and Roosevelt Av; and 2. between 21 St-Queensbridge and Stillwell Av.

N LINE

N trains run via the R in both directions between Canal St and 59 St, Brooklyn
Late evenings, 10pm to 11:45pm, Monday to Thursday, November 3-6
Trains stop at City Hall, Cortlandt, Rector, Whitehall, Court Sts, Jay St-MetroTech, DeKalb Av, Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, Union St, 4 Av-9 St, Prospect Av, 25, 36, 45, and 53 Sts. Allow additional travel time.

Astoria-bound N trains run via the R from DeKalb Av to Canal St
Late nights, 11:45pm Tuesday to 5am Wednesday, November 4-5; 11:45pm Thursday to 5am Friday, November 6-7
No Astoria-bound N service at Jay St-MetroTech, Court, Whitehall, Rector, Cortlandt Sts, and City Hall. Use nearby 4 stations instead; transfer between N and 4 trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or 14 St-Union Sq.

Coney Island-bound N trains run via the R from Canal St to DeKalb Av
Late nights, 11:45pm Monday to 5am Tuesday, November 3-4; 11:45pm Wednesday to 5am Thursday, November 5-6
No Coney Island-bound N service at City Hall, Cortlandt, Rector, Whitehall, Court Sts, and Jay St-MetroTech. Use nearby 4 stations instead; transfer between N and 4 trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or 14 St-Union Sq.

Astoria-bound N trains run local from 59 St, Brooklyn to DeKalb Av
Evenings, beginning 8:30pm, Monday to Thursday, November 3-6
Allow additional travel time

R LINE

R service ends early between 36 St, Brooklyn and 71 Av, Queens
Late evenings, Monday to Thursday, November 3-6
Service operates between 95 St and 36 St in Brooklyn. N trains make all R stops between 59 St, Brooklyn and Lexington Av/59 St. D trains provide alternate service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. See full details here.

Additionally, look out for changes further along the 234BD, and Q lines.

These schedules will occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

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Things are looking pretty grim for Congressman Michael Grimm’s opponent on Election Day tomorrow.

According to the most recent poll, conducted by Siena Research Institute, NY1, and Capital NY, the embattled congressman has a whopping 19-point lead over Democratic challenger Domenic M. Recchia Jr., a significant jump from the 4-point lead he held over Recchia in September.

While Grimm faces a 20-count federal indictment, former City Councilman Recchia has been blasted in recent weeks for his lack of experience and bumbling public appearances. Last week, the two candidates faced off in a heated televised debate.

Watch them going at it right here:

Don’t forget to go out and vote tomorrow!

Harold-Stein

The NYPD is searching for a 75-year-old man, last seen leaving his Surf Avenue home, near Nautilus Avenue, in Sea Gate on Thursday, October 30 at noon.

Harold Stein is described as 5’6″ tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue sweater and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. 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] bensonhurstbean[dot] com.

After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Locals are barking mad over a DOH ban on dogs at the bar The Gate, and have started a petition. [Park Slope Stoop]

Firefighter ordered to take diversity class after racist assault. [Sheepshead Bites]

Dogzilla, dog Ira Glass, “Shih Tzu in a toilet,” and other hits from this year’s Great PUPkin doggie Halloween costume contest. [Fort Greene Focus]

Jon Kest was remembered as a leader who worked tirelessly for social justice in the city. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Oh, F train, why are you always so crazy? [KensingtonBK]

Metal bar Lucky 13 Saloon has moved to Gowanus. [South Slope News]

“The NYPD is engaged in a wide-ranging social experiment in the mass criminalization of poor non-white New Yorkers.” [Gotham Gazette]

A Sheepshead Bay cafe has the scariest Halloween decorations ever. [SB]

A look inside Brooklyn’s newest bar, comfort food restaurant, and ping pong hall. [FGF]

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts kicks off 60th anniversary season with concert by Bobby McFerrin. [DPC]

Citi Bike is spreading south into more of Brooklyn…well, more of Park Slope. [PSS]

“The Following” apparently ruins life in Clinton Hill, attempts to make amends with ice cream truck and sad letter. [FGF]

You’re going to want to adopt every single one of these dogs. [DPC]

There are a few problems with that 10 hour catcalling video. That’s no reason not to discount the impact of street harassment. [Salon]

The ultimate soundtrack to NYC. [Brokelyn]

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.

A 47-year-old male gangbanger lives in this room. (Source: JC Realty)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,100
Location: Bay Parkway and Bay Ridge Avenue
Description: Here’s the good news: it’s move-in ready. Bad news is the place doesn’t allow pets, washers, dryers nor third dimension apparitions.
Contact: Jean-Claude Ho, JC Realty, (917) 674-2002

One Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,650
Location: Avenue P
Description: While this apartment is decent, the real estate company’s signature on each picture is so flowery it makes the apartment look dull. It also looks like one of the rooms is pink, which is always problematic.
Contact: Anna Vlas, The Crest Group, (646) 287-2253

Three Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $2,100
Location: 1970 76th Street
Description: The kitchen has numerous cabinets and a mop (bucket included). There’s also a balcony and some other stuff.
Contact: Andreas, Streling Realty Solution, (917) 670-0075

Studio in Gravesend
Price: $1,300
Location: 83rd Street and Bay Parkway
Description: This studio has 500 square feet and the realtor describes that as big. He also writes that there is tons of closet space. Translate to regular proportions that probably means one closet.
Contact: Randy Caddle, Anchor Real Estate, (347) 601-6449

If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.

Source: shveckle/Flickr

D LINE

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Manhattan-bound D trains are rerouted via the N from Stillwell Av to 36 St.

  • To Bay 50 St, 25 Av, Bay Pkwy, 20 Av, 18 Av, 79 St, 71 St, 55 St, 50 St, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, and 9 Av, take the 205 St-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound D or N.
  • From these stations, take a Coney Island-bound D or N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Stillwell Av and transfer to a 205 St-bound D.

From 10:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

N LINE

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound N trains are rerouted via the D from 36 St to Stillwell Av.

  • To 8 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, Kings Hwy, Avenue U, and 86 St, take the Coney Island-bound N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound D or N.
  • From these stations, take a Manhattan-bound D or N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound N.
  • To/from 59 St, take the R instead. Transfer between trains at 36 St.

R LINE

From 6:30am to 12:15am, Saturday to Monday, 71 Av-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av.

F LINE

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St.

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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.

A reader submitted photo from Halloween 2011.

Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. Just leave the poisoned candy and razor-blade apples in the pantry.

This Halloween, as all Halloweens, we should take extra precautions to be safe. While it’s the biggest, bestest holiday for the kiddos, it’s also open season for creeps, pervs, thieves and vandals. Here are a few tips we’ve cobbled together to ensure you have a safe and happy Halloween.

  • Trick-or-treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling with a group of friends.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times; be familiar with the neighborhood you plan on visiting.
  • Avoid poorly-lit areas and homes of people you do not know.
  • Avoid displaying your valuables or electronic devices.
  • Thieves will use this holiday to hide behind a mask to commit crimes.
  • Do not use your cellphones when crossing streets.
  • Place emergency identification information discreetly inside clothing of small children, in case of accidental separation.
  • Halloween treats should only be consumed if they are packaged appropriately in their original, unopened packages. Avoid homemade or unpackaged treats.
  • Avoid hallways and deserted areas that are dimly lit.
  • Do not enter a stranger’s home or car.
  •  Walk on the sidewalk and not in the street.
  • Do not wear costumes that block your view.
  • Do not wear clothing or accessories that suggest that you are affiliated with a gang.
  • Carry flashlights and wear reflective clothing at night.
  • Explain to children of all ages the difference between tricks and vandalism which could be a criminal offense.

If you feel that you are in any kind of danger, look for houses of worship, stores or places of business where you can go in case of an emergency, and where you can access help and information. Try not to be alone at any time.

As usual, one more: if you’re the parent of a teenager in Gerritsen Beach, lock up the hammers and potatoes this year.