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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
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It was with great dismay that we noticed Back to USSR pulling down its signs over the summer, after two years in business. The kitschy, Soviet-themed restaurant at 2817 Coney Island Avenue was a great place to bring people from outside of Sheepshead Bay, pulling back the curtain a bit on the area’s Russian-speaking cultures…

Police & Fire
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Due to a recent spate of credit/debit card skimming reports at gas stations in New York City, the NYPD is urging folks to be alert while paying at the gas pump–and to look out for credit card skimming devices. Our neighborhoods are not immune. In April, there were two incidents at Sunoco stations in Brooklyn, one at 1248 Coney Island Avenue…

News & Features
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Litvin gives “pro” legal tips, discussing how the banks are out to rip you off. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing a local law firm and its namesake attorney, accusing them of running a fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme that ripped off financially vulnerable homeowners facing foreclosure. The attorney general filed suit in New York County…

Business
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Ink-lovers take note, KasTattoo, formerly of Coney Island Avenue, has been resurrected in a new storefront  on Avenue Z, half a mile away from their previous location. The new location, at 2103 Avenue Z, opened less than a month ago. It replaces the offices of ZRealty Services. The owner, Kas Vilkas, wrote to tell us to…

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