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News & Features Source; Mark Treyger's office
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A community leader committed to serving area youth and the neighborhood was honored last Sunday, when Councilman Mark Treyger and the family joined together to co-name the corner of East 2nd Street and Avenue W in her memory. Lifelong Gravesend resident Barbara Dattilo devoted years of her life to others through her service at Our…

Police & Fire
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Police successfully and safely talked down a man who threatened to jump from an Avenue X apartment building yesterday, and took him into custody for psychiatric evaluation. First responders converged on the scene at East 3rd Street and Avenue X after receiving the call at approximately 3:00 p.m. yesterday. The man was on a seventh…

Police & Fire
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Residents of an apartment building at Ocean Avenue and Avenue W were forced from the warmth of their apartments and into a frigid, 20-degree night, as firefighters battled a fifth floor blaze. Firefighters rushed to the scene of an apartment building fire at 2662 Ocean Avenue shortly after 11:00 p.m. yesterday, extinguishing a blaze that,…

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Two elderly residents of a six-story building at 1900 Avenue W are being treated for smoke inhalation, after firefighters rescued them from a small blaze in their top-floor apartment. The fire broke out at approximately 9:45 a.m., and was brought under control shortly before 11:00 a.m. The fire only damaged one unit in the building,…

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Police are on the hunt for a suspect in a brazen robbery, in which a man walked up to a 36-year-old woman and savagely beat her before stealing her Samsung Galaxy cell phone. The incident, which took place on October 2 at approximately 1 a.m. at Avenue W and Lake Street in Gravesend, was captured…

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The New York City Housing Authority announced this week that they’ve made tremendous strides in slashing the number of backlogged maintenance complaints in city-owned housing complexes, following a scathing “Hall of Shame”-style watchlist released by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio that named three Southern Brooklyn housing projects as among the worst in the city. According…

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With residents waiting for more than four years to see repairs to chipped paint, broken floors, smashed windows and malfunctioning electrical outlets – among thousands of other complaints – the Sheepshead Bay-Nostrand Houses are among the most neglected buildings under the New York City Housing Authorities’ management, according to a new “Hall of Shame” list…

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I get it. New York City is a massive place with millions of people and drivers, so accidents are bound to happen. Still, it is upsetting to continually read about weekend car accidents that keep sending people to the hospital, sometimes killing them, especially when three accidents occur within a span of 90 minutes, sending…

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