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Officials are investigating a three-alarm fire that ripped through a commercial building near Luna Park in Coney Island last night. The blaze started at a grocery store at 2900 Stillwell Avenue at 7:53pm, it quickly spread to Bykush, a Turkish cafe and pizzeria in the same building, and consumed at least one apartment, fire officials said. All three floors were…

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Avenue U between East 15th Street and East 16th Street is currently closed to traffic after a crane struck the Brighton line subway overpass. At approximately 11:15am, a large flatbed truck carrying the crane and two concrete cylinders attempted to pass under the overpass, but it just didn’t have the clearance. The crane slammed into the…

News & Features
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A would-be burglar had to be rescued by police and firefighters and then hospitalized after his failed heist at il Fornetto Restaurant left him trapped in an air duct overnight. Lorenzo Williams, 30, of Coney Island, was cuffed and packed into an FDNY ambulance after authorities removed him from the air duct, booking him with burglary.…

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In the middle of a hot July day, we can understand wanting to do whatever it takes to cool down — just don’t waste water! The New York City Department of Environmental Protection just launched their 2014 Hydrant Education Action Team (HEAT) program to remind people about the dangers of illegally opening fire hydrants –…

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