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News Homecrest Playground. (Photo: New York City Department of Parks & Recreation)

Although cops seized a sizable amount of pills and pot during a traffic stop this week near Homecrest Playground, neighbors say the local precinct’s neglect of the park, near Homecrest Avenue and Shore Parkway, has allowed it to be overrun by dangerous drug activity. On Tuesday at 9pm, officers from the 61st Precinct’s Anti-Crime Unit pulled over…


The following is a message from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: In an effort to provide a safer alternative for prescription drug disposal, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are sponsoring the Eighth National Prescription Drugs Take-Back Initiative, this Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The…


State Senator Marty Golden covered a range of issues from heroin to flood insurance at a well-attended meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting last night. Here’s the cliff notes to Golden’s appearance: He talked about the high concentration of senior citizens in Brooklyn, especially in the south, and said that this population needed…


The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: Despite the sharp rise in heroin abuse and the continuing scourge of prescription painkiller addiction among a broad demographic, New York State is not properly equipped to address the opiate addiction crisis, says Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Alcoholism and…

Police & Fire

It’s probably time to quit being a doting mom when your little boy is in prison. Or, at least, don’t bring him illegal substances while he’s there. That’s what Sheepshead Bay resident Yelena Linsalato is accused of. According to authorities, Linsalato has been charged with a felony and a misdemeanor after she attempted to smuggle drugs…


The Facebook account associated with the incredibly popular Humans of New York photoblog ran the above photo on Tuesday, with the subject quoted as saying he participates in an “underground fighting league in Coney Island” run by “the Russians.” Here’s the full caption: “The Russians run an underground fighting league in Coney Island where they…

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