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Business The shuttered Shell gas station at Knapp Street. Photo by Vinnie Mazzone.
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The Shell gas station at Knapp Street and Avenue Y is now closed. The gas station and service center shuttered approximately two weeks ago, according to our tipster Vinnie Mazzone. Following the closure of the gas station at Knapp Street and Harkness Avenue approximately five years ago, this leaves just two stations left on Knapp Street…

Police & Fire
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A masked man robbed the 2702 Knapp Street 7-Eleven Wednesday morning, threatening to shoot the convenience store’s clerk if he failed to cooperate. The suspect, wearing a ski mask, strolled into the store at 3:11am, pulled a gun and kept it trained on the clerk as he demanded money. Surveillance video of the incident released…

News
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Shuttered for more than two years, the former Burger King location at 2481 Knapp Street has been converted into a temporary prayer space for local Muslims to observe Ramadan. The Muslim American Society has taken over the space with a one-month lease, allowing them to celebrate one of the religion’s most important holidays near their…

News
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More than 18 months after the storm, 10 twisted, tattered vessels were finally removed from a city-owned Knapp Street lot after being dumped ashore by Superstorm Sandy and abandoned by their owners. Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein’s office tipped us off to the removal operations, which took place on Tuesday. Here’s the statement from their office: Assemblywoman…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: On Friday, Mayor Bloomberg and the press took a ride on the 7 extension to 34th Street, although the line is still six months away from completion. He was hoping to have it finished before he left office. He failed, but received the press coverage he desired. The M42 bus branch to 34th Street…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: This week we are taking another look at the B44 Select Bus Service (SBS). On Monday we discussed major problems thus far: confusion, not enough SBS stops, and inadequate service on New York Avenue. We discussed actions taken by some local elected officials. Yesterday we shared some rider and operator reviews gathered from…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Yesterday, in Part 1, we provided some media coverage from NewsChannel 12 and NY 1 showing rider frustrations with the new B44 Select Bus Service (SBS). That is not to say that everyone is unhappy about it. As I predicted, those traveling long distances who can make use of the SBS stops will…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Select Bus Service (SBS) on the first route in Brooklyn, the B44, is now one week old. I have not yet had a chance to observe or ride the SBS or the B44 local, so at this time I can only offer second-hand information. As to be expected, there was much confusion resulting…

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