Author Ned Berke

Police & Fire Source: NYPD
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Cops are looking for neighbors’ help locating two suspects who they say swiped three cell phones from a mobile store on December 19. The two suspects, described only as a male black and female black, pictured above, walked into Neovision Wireless at 1677 East 16th Street just after 3:30pm. While looking around, the two grabbed…

Police & Fire Kings Highway and East 18th Street, the scene of the accidents (Source: Google Maps)
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An MTA bus struck a pedestrian on Kings Highway near East 18th Street yesterday afternoon, dragging him a short distance and leaving him seriously injured. News 12 reports that the accident, which took place around 3pm, involved a B82 bus hitting a man in his 30s as he was crossing the street. Passengers told the…

Police & Fire burglary
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Cops say a woman in her 20s posed as a utility representative to rob a 79-year-old man in his own home. The woman knocked on the man’s door at approximately 3pm on January 8, in a building near Brighton Beach Avenue and Coney Island Avenue. When the victim answered, she identified herself in connection with a…

Business infinite
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We’ve been wondering for a while what will take over the newly renovated storefronts at the corner of Avenue Z and East 16th Street, so we’re happy to see that the first tenant is announcing itself. Infinite Auto Leasing put up signs at the 1518 Avenue Z corner spot, the largest of the storefronts in…

Real Estate 3027 Avenue V, the address of one of the shell companies affiliated with the alleged scam. (Source: Google Maps)
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It looks like the fraud charges against a Homecrest medical center have forced the facility to close up shop for good, with the Avenue V space now up for lease. Avenue V Medical Center popped up for lease on real estate websites last week. The listing says the 4,000-square-foot medical space is available immediately, and…

News & Features Plumb Beach Bike Path Destroyed By Hurricane Ida
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It only took the city more than five years to slap down a mere 450 feet of asphalt, but the obliterated bike path running between Plumb Beach and the Belt Parkway is finally complete. Tipster Stephen Arthur sent us this photo of the near-complete path back in December. According to our last e-mail followup with the…

Real Estate Photo by Erica Sherman
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Say antío to the sight of El Greco Diner, now surrounded by construction fencing. Passersby got their last view of the storied eatery last week, right before the fencing was erected on Thursday. Permits for the fencing were issued on December 19, just days after the property was bought by Rybak Development for $13 million…

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