CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.
It’s not every day that you see a politician get up before an audience and, totally unprovoked, declare himself a clean man. But, on Wednesday night, he came before the 61st Precinct Community Council and delivered the above statement in which he did just that. Furthermore, he called the actions of former State Senator Carl Kruger – whose seat Fidler will formally announce his candidacy for on Monday – “despicable.”
Here’s the nut of his statement:
I just want to promise you that going forward I will do my very best to remember and to keep the trust that you placed in me 10 years ago that you will never have to doubt that whatever I’m doing, I’m doing it because I believe in it, because I’m telling you the truth, because I’m fighting for what I think is for the betterment of the people that I represent … I see Senator Golden in the back of the room as well. We try. And I want to promise you that I will continue to try … to be honest.
From the photographer:
This was taken at about 6:00 AM sunday (Ed. — by which he means January 8) morning. The moon was setting over Sheepshead Bay. I was in M.B. (Ed. — Manhattan Beach) at about Shore Blvd. and Kensington St.
An alternative title for this post could have been “Egg Yolk Over Manhattan Beach.”
Photo by Stan Kaplan
The following is a message from the New York City Department of Education:
The kindergarten application period is open through March 2, 2012. You must submit an application in order for your child to attend kindergarten at any New York City public school in September 2012, even if you are applying to your zoned school.
Your zoned school is determined by your home address. If you don’t know which school is your zoned school, type in your home address on our School Search website, or call 311.
All applications received by the March 2, 2012 deadline will be treated the same—admission is not first-come, first-served.
Who is Eligible?
Children born in 2007 who reside in New York City.
How Do I Apply?
During the kindergarten application period (January 9 – March 2, 2012), you should visit your zoned school to fill out an application. Some districts also have non-zoned or choice schools to which you can apply during the application period.
What to Bring When You Apply
- Child’s birth certificate or passport
- Two documents which provide proof of residence. Find a list of acceptable documents for proof of residence on our Registration Information page.
You do not need to bring your child with you when you apply.
We will be posting district-specific information and further details about non-zoned/choice options, special programs, and admissions priorities on our website soon. Please check back for updates.
Firefighters responded to the scene of what appears to be a downed power line on Nostrand Avenue near Avenue Y shortly before noon today, in an incident that left the area stinking like burned rubber.
“It sounded like a small explosion,” said tipster Nick Rosen, who was in the area when the incident occurred.
According to an employee of nearby Home & Style, a city electrical unit malfunctioned, possibly causing a small fire. Firefighters responded to the scene and secured it before anyone was harmed.
The Home & Style employee, who was in the store at the time, said he did not lose power and that everything appears to be okay.
“It smells like something’s wrong. Burned or something like that,” noted the employee.
With a crime-fueled 2011 in the rear view mirror, the leader of the 61st Precinct suggested much of the year’s crime was a statistical anomaly, but authorities are gaining ground where they can.
Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas provided a year-end review for members of the 61st Precinct Community Council last night, giving context to the nearly eight percent surge in major crimes in a precinct that previously led the city in crime reduction.
A new market serving halal products has opened at 2705 Avenue Z, off East 27th Street… you know, just a block away from the 2812 Voorhies Avenue mosque, an area that opponents claimed has no Muslim residents.
Well, regardless, the Sheepshead Bay Halal Market has been open for a few weeks and looks well stocked. It replaces B&R Electronics & AC Service, the television and appliance repair shop that has been in this location for as long as I can remember. But, fret not, B&R is still alive and kicking – they’ve just moved around the corner to 2577 East 27th Street.
Good luck to the halal market and B&R in their new locations!
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The burned remains of a human body were uncovered this morning in Marine Park, after firefighters responded to the scene of a trash fire.
Authorities made the discovery at approximately 4:00 a.m. today, when they went to put out a burning pile of garbage on Hendrickson Street and Avenue U.
The body is believed to be a white male and had been lying on top of boxes. It is unclear if the man was homeless and had been burned while trying to keep warm, or if he had been deliberately set on fire. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
The Daily News notes that the area – the side of a Furniture Zone – often attracts homeless people.
I tried to come up with a witty title for what happens when you cross the “Morning Mug” with “Spot News,” but all I could come up with was “Morning Spews.” In any event, here is what the photographer of the above image had to say:
Last night (Ed. – Tuesday) at around 10 pm on Neck Road there was a small garbage fire that threatened to turn into a larger conflagration. It was right beside a parked car so it could have been worse. This fire happened in front of the Printing shop at 1221 Neck Road (Ed. – the address is 1219). I called 911 and the FDNY was on the scene within 5 minutes of my call. This photo, which required a bit of creativity so I could get the long exposure, was taken in the aftermath of this event. I do wonder why the firemen didn’t clean up this debris afterwards. Is it going to be the responsibility of the store owner or the landlord of the building? What I do sometimes to get something interesting for either the Morning Mug or a news story.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you thank you thank you! Do not, for a second, think it is not appreciated. Extra props for the creative angle / excellent composition / long exposure — a triple threat.
We are told that, “As of this morning someone cleaned up the mess.” I guess that means we will never know the answer to whose responsibility it is. Ah, well. Just so long as no one got hurt.
Photo by PayPaul