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News Police at the 61st Precinct pray for Officer Randolph Holder.

More than two dozen residents joined with local police outside the 61st Precinct Monday night to mourn the death of Officer Randolph Holder, who was shot and killed last week while pursuing a gunman in East Harlem. “Cops have feelings just like everybody else. We cry, we hurt, we mourn. So I appreciate everyone coming out and…

News A homeless person. (Photo: nicolaitan / Flickr)

Sheepshead Bay has seen reports of homelessness spike as much as 100 percent over the previous year, according to an interactive map published by Gothamist. The map was created by freelance data journalist Steven Melendez, who analyzed vagrancy complaints made to 311 from January 1 to August 31 in both 2014 and 2015. The map shows…

News The new flagpole flying over the Asser Levy Park 9/11 Memorial.

Ever since the Asser Levy Park 9/11 Memorial was first dedicated in 2005, the community has slowly added new features: A plaque honoring neighbors who perished at the World Trade Center, colorful flowers planted around the site, and this spring the families of the fallen planted a sapling seeded from the single pear tree that…

News Captain Winston Faison (Right) receiving a pin from the 61st Precinct's previous commanding officer, Inspector Carlos Valdez (Left).

A Stevie Wonder-style serenade, a ceremonial passing of the torch, and a first-time proclamation. The 61st Precinct’s new Commanding Officer received some special gifts on his birthday Wednesday night when the precinct’s community council held its first meeting since breaking for the summer. Captain Winston Faison took command in July after Deputy Inspector Carlos Valdez, who has…

Transportation Traffic agents at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Guider Avenue.

After finally winning approval from community leaders, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving forward with plans to overhaul one of Sheepshead Bay’s most chaotic and lawless intersections. City Councilman Chaim Deutsch announced changes to the intersection, where Coney Island Avenue meets Guider Avenue, will begin being implemented this month. The changes include: Installing left turn…

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