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Family, friends and authorities are searching for Brian Gewirtz, a 20-year-old Marine Park man who went missing from his Coleman Street home on Tuesday. Gewirtz, described as a white man, 5’5″ tall and weighing 130 pounds, is autistic and needs medication to treat his diabetes, according to information distributed by the family. Because of his condition,…


The following is a press release from the Shorefront Y: This Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the Brooklyn Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative (BASDI) & the Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach will host its Fourth Annual Walk for Autism. The annual Walk for Autism seeks to raise community awareness as well as crucial funds…


The folks over at Tete-a-Tete Cafe (2601 East 14th Street) are teaming up with the Shorefront Y, the Kings Bay Y, the JCC of Bensonhurst and several other organizations to help raise money for area children with special needs. From now until June 8 – exactly one month from today – the cafe will be…

Arts & Culture

When the Southern Brooklyn community wants to raise awareness for a good cause, they know how to do it – even in stormy weather. On Sunday, May 19, approximately 170 Southern Brooklyn locals gathered at the New York Aquarium to walk 1.2 miles of the boardwalk to Coney Island Avenue. Together, they marched until Shorefront…

Police & Fire

A New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Missing Adult Alert has been issued for the disappearance of Khalik Phillip, male, age 19, from Brooklyn. He was last seen near Coyle Street and Avenue V in Brooklyn wearing an orange sleeveless sweatshirt and blue jeans. Khalik suffers from Autism. If this person is seen,…

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Canarsie-born recording artist, Tom “Daddy Rocker” Moran, along with his group the Brooklyn South Band, are joining forces with The Meyer Rossabi Band and Off The Record to present a special musical fundraiser, May 5, to benefit Autism Speaks. The charity performance will be held at the Tamaqua Marina, 84 Ebony Court, in Gerritsen Beach. “How often does my world center on my…

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