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Police & Fire missing man
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A Bensonhurst family is frantically searching for information about their son, who has been missing since Monday night. Xiao Bo Zhu, 24, made suicidal statements before leaving his family’s home on 70th Street and 18th Avenue on April 20, at 11:30pm, police said. He left his wallet behind, a suicide letter tucked inside. “No one knows where he went,”…

Police & Fire Mugshot of Manuel Israel via Brooklyn DA's Office
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A Manhattan man has been indicted for targeting and snatching the purses of Asian women in Bensonhurst and Borough Park, say prosecutors. Manuel Israel, 20, has been named in a 36-count indictment in which he is charged with second-degree robbery as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly robbing five Chinese women and attempting to rob…

News & Features Photo via bruce_mcadam
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The City Council took up Councilman Mark Treyger’s controversial biking and texting bill this week, which seeks to fine cyclists caught using mobile devices while riding. Biking advocates and at least one elected official slammed the councilman’s proposal at Wednesday’s hearing with the council’s Committee on Transportation, arguing it addresses a nonexistent problem, reports Streets Blog. A vocal critic of the…

Police & Fire Photo by chrisgold/Flickr
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Police are investigating the deaths of two unidentified men found 10 feet apart along on the Long Island Rail Road freight tracks in Borough Park Thursday. NYPD officers responded to a call at 7:50pm, and found the men unconscious on the trackbed near 67th Street and 15th Avenue, cops said. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the men dead. The men were found in…

Police & Fire Harway Terrace (Source: Google Maps)
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A 52-year-old woman leapt to her death from a 9th floor co-op in Gravesend this week in apparent suicide. Horrified neighbors watched as the woman, known as Felicia, hung off her Harway Terrace balcony on April 13 at 8:15am, reports the Brooklyn Paper. A maintenance worker who found Felicia on the ground called 911. She was pronounced dead…

News & Features Courtesy of Assemblyman Peter Abbate's Office
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Assemblyman Peter Abbate held a private ceremony with Detective Wenjian Liu’s widow and parents today to present a resolution in recognition of the slain detective’s sacrifice, courage, and service to the community. The resolution, which was passed on March 3rd and was sponsored by Abbate, pays tribute to Detective Liu’s life and is a testament to the outpouring…

News & Features Source: Tunnels to Towers Foundation
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Coinciding with the slain officer’s 33rd birthday, a home makeover is underway for the family of Detective Wenjian Liu. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation, which raised more than $880,000 to help the Liu and Ramos families pay off their mortgages and renovate their homes, began construction Thursday on the West 6th Street house in Gravesend where…

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