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Community Board 11 with hold its first general meeting since it went on summer vacation, taking place Thursday, September 4, at 7:30 p.m., at Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare (1740 84th Street).

The Board serves as a local conduit to the government of New York City, representing neighbors’ needs and concerns. If you have a problem with a city agency or quality of life issue, the Board exists to relay your concerns and spur action.

There will be time to hear residents’ concerns and discuss various committee reports, and elected officials may be in attendance.

For more information, call (718) 266-8800.

robbery

Cops say the man in the photo above attacked and robbed an 80-year-old woman and left her injured in the streets.

The man approached his victim from behind in Coney Island and violently grabbed at her purse, authorities say. She was knocked to the ground and left with minor injuries, while he fled.

The suspect was last seen wearing a grey tank top, dark pants, black du-rag and carrying a dark colored backpack.

Anyone with information 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.

Update (1:22 p.m.): We’ve learned that this incident actually happened on Bay 46th Street in Bath Beach – not Coney Island as we previously reported. The story has been amended.

belot

Two lanes of the eastbound Belt Parkway at Gerritsen Inlet Bridge will be closed for road repairs beginning tonight and lasting through the weekend.

The first lane, between Exit 9 and Exit 11, will close at 10pm tonight, followed by a second lane at 1am. During the closure, one lane will remain open to traffic at all times, and all lanes will reopen at 5am.

Weather permitting, this pattern will continue each night for approximately five nights, according to the Department of Transportation.

These closures are being done to facilitate the replacement of the bridge, which is part of the city’s Seven Bridges project, a large-scale renovation of seven spans on the Belt Parkway that began in 2009.

Source: NYPD

Source: NYPD

Police have released a photo of a man accused of exposing himself on the D train, the second such bulletin to go out in a week.

The alleged miscreant was riding a Coney Island-bound D train on Friday, August 1, when he revealed himself to a 58-year-old woman. The victim pulled something out as well: a cell phone, with which she napped a photo before he bolted from the train at the Pacific Street subway station.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”, approximately 185 lbs with salt and pepper hair. He was last seen wearing a light gray sweatshirt and yellow construction boots.

Last week police distributed cellphone video taken by a victim of a similar incident, also on a Coney Island-bound D train. In that mid-July incident, an Asian man in his 40s began to fondle himself.

Over the weekend, cops released video of another creep accused of approaching local women from behind, grabbing their rumps and running off.

Anyone with information 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.

Source: MTAPhotos/Flickr

D LINE

There are no service advisories scheduled at this time.

N LINE

From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound N trains run express via the D from 36 St, Brooklyn to Stillwell 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., Tuesday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St—take the N. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St, Brooklyn.

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 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday to Friday, 179 St-bound F trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and Sutphin Blvd.

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

Source: NYPD

Source: NYPD

Cops are looking to identify a perv they say groped women in two separate incidents in the Bensonhurst area.

In both cases, the creep came up behind his female victims and grabbed their buttocks and private areas before dashing off on foot.

The first victim was a 31-year-old woman. The suspect struck as she entered her apartment building on August 10 at approximately 9:05 p.m., attacking her and fleeing. Police would not give the location of the incident, although it happened within the 62nd Precinct. The suspect was caught on security camera as he fled the building.

The second victim was attacked a day later, on August 11, at approximately 10:20 p.m. The 34-year-old victim was walking in front of 1839 Bath Avenue when she was grabbed from behind and groped.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s.

Anyone with information 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.

American Flag on 4th Avenue

We hope all our neighbors are enjoying a final summer sendoff this Labor Day. If you’re sticking around the area, here’s some information from the city on what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s running on a different schedule:

• Government offices and courts are closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.

• There is no mail delivery.

• Alternate side parking is suspended, and you do not have to pay the parking meter. No stopping, no standing and no parking regulations are suspended except where those regulations are in effect anytime or seven days a week.

• There is no garbage or recycling pickup. If Monday is your garbage day, put out your garbage after 5pm Monday evening. If Monday is your recycling day, wait until next week to put out your recycling.

• Subways and buses are operating on a Sunday schedule. The Staten Island Ferry is operating on a holiday schedule.

• All branches of the Brooklyn Public Library are closed.

• And as a final reminder that this really is the end of summer, New York City public schools open on Thursday, September 4.

Source: Sixsevenclassic/Instagram (click to follow)

Source: Sixsevenclassic/Instagram (click to follow)

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 sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Brooklyn politicians want the MTA to be more up front about bed bugs on trains. [Sheepshead Bites]

A Flatbush resident and Brooklyn Tech teacher was arrested this week after allegedly sending his student a photo of his genitals. [Fort Greene Focus]

The city’s most obscure islands! [Curbed]

After collapsed ceilings, mold, and rats, these tenants are standing up to their landlord. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Civilian Complaint Review Board recommends discipline of hundreds of officers; NYPD does nothing. [WNYC]

Construction at the Atlantic Yards complex shuts down. [New York Times]

For $90 million, you can buy a Kensington development with a pet-grooming spa. [KensingtonBK]

A jogger was attacked by teenagers in Prospect Park. [DPC]

Talking to the team behind the SpinGreen clothing donation program. [SB]

An all-Nutella restaurant is opening next month! [Park Slope Stoop]

This year marks New York City’s 350th birthday. Who cares, right? [NYT]

Cops are looking for an alleged groper on 4th Avenue. [South Slope News]

A non-profit working with people with disabilities and veterans lands $500K for a therapeutic center in Prospect Park. [DPC]

In Coney Island, forging neighborly ties with soapbox cars. [WFUV]

Two Myrtle Avenue hubs get more pedestrian-friendly. [FGF]

Which Brooklyn neighborhoods will gentrify next? [Capital]

Meet Oona, the 5-year-old behind the missing monkey posters. [DPC]

Hanging around Fort Greene or Clinton Hill? Here’s where to get amazing ice cream. [FGF]

Calling out the MTA on lengthy repairs at the 4th Ave-9th St subway station. [PSS]

Another condo development is on the way on 4th Ave. [SSN]

There’s more to Brooklyn than hipsters and coffee. [The Guardian]

Greenpoint’s Permanent Records is making a move south. [SSN]

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This is an awesome photo, taken in 1976 near Coney Island. (Source: Whiskeygonebad/Flickr)

D LINE

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

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

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 11:15 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

1840 85 St

(Source: Weichert Realtors)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. If you’re house hunting, our open house roundup is a new feature to help you plan your weekend. And if you know of a great place on the market or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

Two Family “Frame” Home in Bensonhurst
Price: $988,000
Viewing: All weekend, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 1840 85th Street
Description: It’s not exactly clear what is meant by a frame home. There’s A-Frame homes and timber frame homes, neither of which look like this place. So, using context clues, I hereby declare that the term frame home refers to creepy looking houses that are, if not haunted, definitely home to one-eyed feral cats.
Contact: Menachem Trietel, Weichert Realtors, (800) 375-2613

Two Bedroom Condo in Bensonhurst
Price: $499,000
Viewing: August 31, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 1449 67th Street
Description: This listing is a basic two-bedroom condo with the added benefits of an attic and a terrace. There’s a monthly common charge of $195.
Contact: Michael Scicchitani, Weichert Realtors, (800) 375-2613

Two Bedroom Co-Op in Bath Beach
Price: $160,000
Viewing: August 30, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2606 Cropsey Avenue
Description: This Co-Op has an “oversized” one bedroom. So it’s not quote using the Standard T-Shirt Measurement but the description suggests a shirt that isn’t particularly large but it’s comfortable after years of wear.
Contact: Wilson Odigie, Oceanview Affordable Homes,  718-471-6926

If you know of a great place on the market or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.