Source: NYPD via Daily News
The NYPD released surveillance camera photos of an alleged rapist they have been hunting since September, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
The alleged sleazeball is described as a 5’8 muscular man with a shaved bald head. He spoke with a Russian accent.
According to the NYPD, he lured a woman to Bensonhurst’s Harbor Motor Inn (1730 Shore Parkway) on September 2, 2012, with the promise of a job interview. After paying for the room, he attacked and raped the victim, a 39-year-old woman.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers. All callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-577-TIPS, via the website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
A high-powered spotlight used to illuminate Coney Island Hospital’s (2601 Ocean Parkway) construction work appears to be irking neighbors, and possibly blinding drivers.
Here’s what tipster Ed L. wrote to us:
There is a lack of concern for the neighbors and community as well as the safety of cars that come around the corner of Shore Parkway and East 6th St. The construction crew aim the lights in the direction of Shore Pkwy and East 6th St blinding drivers as they turn the corner as well as blinding the community. I have asked for the lights to be aimed at the hospital not into the windows and streets of the community. They just don’t care.
Well, we doubt the folks there don’t care. The hospital shuttered during Sandy, and has only partially reopened as they make repairs. With thousands in the community depending on them as a 911 intake facility and provider of other critical health services, we know the team is laboring to bring the community hospital back on line as soon as possible. But that’s no excuse for making a dangerous situation for drivers and neighbors.
Sheepshead Bites has contacted the hospital’s administration and is awaiting a response.
Infinite Auto Leasing has been a part of Sheepshead Bay for 13 years and isn’t going to let a little water keep them down!
With many local businesses still struggling to get back on their feet, our friends at Infinite Auto Leasing are working hard to meet all your auto leasing needs as they rebuild. While their offices at 3371 Shore Parkway were destroyed in the storm, they’re working from home and keeping their customers happy.
Infinite is delivering both new and replacement cars. If your car was damaged in the storm, Infinite is helping with insurance claims and towing. They can help you fight the paperwork and get you a replacement car, truck or van quickly and easily. You need not be a current customer; Infinite will work with you to get you a car.
Call Alex directly at (718) 415-8641 or (917) 642-1112. You can also email him at alexinfinite2000 (at ) gmail (dot) com or check out their website at www.infiniteleasing.com.
Please support our local businesses through this storm!
Sheepshead Bay has just been hit with its first major outage, affecting 1,050 customers according to the Con Edison power outage map. They are citing a 6:00 p.m. restoration time.
This may just be confined to one building. Reader Jeffrey W. e-mailed us to say power is out at a large co-op building at 2719 East 28th Street between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway, which is roughly where the Con Ed map has the outage centered.
FDNY responders work to free the driver from the cabin.
Lucky to be alive.
Two men and a little dog are lucky to have survived a major collision yesterday afternoon that left one of the vehicles flipped in the road and the driver trapped inside.
The accident happened just minutes after 3:30 p.m., when, according to witnesses, a yellow car ran a red light while heading north on Ocean Avenue at Shore Parkway. A van barreling west on Shore Parkway couldn’t stop in time, collided with the front of the yellow car, then flipped over on its side with a thunderous crash.
As the van came to a rest, a terrified and stunned puppy stumbled out of the back door of the van. It began to take off but, after a moment’s hesitation, was scooped up by a bystander. The dog escaped the accident unscathed.
Meanwhile, the driver of the yellow car ran from his vehicle to assist the driver of the van. Neither had passengers, but the van’s driver was stuck in the vehicle’s cabin. He tried to escape through the passenger side window until a volunteer EMT who had been up Ocean Avenue came running and told him to stay still.
It was barely minutes after the accident that FDNY turned up. They freed the van driver and examined both men involved in the accident, put them in neck braces and brought them to the hospital for minor injuries.
The heroic bystander who saved the puppy stayed at the scene until the van driver’s wife came to retrieve Fido.
The road was cleared by 4:30 p.m.
View video of the man being pulled from the van, and more photos from the accident.
Bettie Page, who the Klaws brought to mainstream audiences. (Source: http://lornagrl.blogs.com)
Sure, it’s pretty darn easy to find a sexy photo of your favorite celebrity these days. You just go online, type their name in Google, and start scrolling through the image results. But there was a time when it was much more difficult. Once upon a time, you had to purchase entire magazines just to obtain pictures of your favorite actors. Oh, the horror!
In between magazines and the internet, though, there was a third option – pinup photos of famous gals, all scantily clad.
And it just so happens to be that Irving and Paula Klaw, the inventors of pinup art, discoverers of Bettie Page, and owners of the renowned Movie Star News in Manhattan, were residents of Sheepshead Bay.
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THE COMMUTE: Ned heard my name for the first time when I emailed him in March 2010 with my testimony opposing the Brooklyn bus service cuts at the public hearing held in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. That was shortly after I discovered Sheepshead Bites. He quoted a significant portion of my testimony for a story and ultimately asked me to become a regular contributor. At that hearing, I was the only person who spoke out against the B4’s proposed elimination, at all times, east of Coney Island Hospital.
Find out what we can learn from our fight for the B4.
It's (going to be) back! Victory! (Photo by Allan Rosen)
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: After petitions, public workshops and letters from local officials, the MTA will announce today that the B4 bus line will be fully restored by January 2013.
The fate of the line, which had weekend and off-peak service axed in 2010 east of Ocean Parkway, was unclear earlier this week, when Sheepshead Bites reported that the agency was considering major improvements across the borough. But local leaders told Sheepshead Bites that MTA officials informed them this morning that the agencies plan to announce that the B4, as well as other diminished lines across Southern Brooklyn, will see full or partial restorations.
The B4′s restoration already has locals elated, including members of the Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Association, which collected more than 2,000 signatures to a petition demanding the agency bring back the line to Emmons Avenue, Shore Parkway and Knapp Street.
“I am just so glad. Everybody is going to be so thrilled,” said Kathy Flynn, president of the SBPB Civic, upon hearing the news. “This is going to help everyone who has to go to the hospital, the clinic, the businesses, anyone who has to visit, as well as the disabled in the area. People who commute to Manhattan every day, they only have to take one bus to the station. It’s going to save a lot of people a lot of time and a lot of stress.”
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CBS’s crime drama Person of Interest will be shooting in the Bay tomorrow, meaning no parking around the location beginning tonight at 10:00 p.m.
Signs showed up on meters and telephone polls around Roll-N-Roaster late last week, letting residents know that parking will be off-limits for the time being. The area includes the most of the north side of Emmons Avenue from Nostrand Avenue to East 28th Street, as well as up East 29th Street and part of Shore Parkway. We assume the less scenic areas are where they’ll put the trailers, crews and lunch buffet. Never forget the lunch buffet.
The series is shooting its second season and stars
that guy who played Jesus in that snuff film Jim Caviezel as a former CIA agent who runs around New York City stopping violent crimes.
Let me help you out, Jim. The Roll-N-Roaster roast beef did indeed kick the crap out of Burger King.
Thieves stole Mariya's airbag and shattered at least one of her windows.
Tipster Mariya Y. sent us a note about a recent rash of car break-ins in the neighborhood.
Her Nissan Sentra, a neighbor’s Nissan Maxima and another neighbor’s Nissan Rouge were all broken into over the weekend. They were parked under the B/Q line at Ave S and East 15th Street and around the corner on East 16th Street.
Another car, an ambulette, was also a target. The ambulette was parked under the elevated tracks at Ave T.
The thieves seem to be targeting Nissans. They stole Mariya’s airbag. It is not known what was taken from the other cars.
This is not the first incident of its kind around the area. In the last two years, there have been strings of major break-ins. In 2010, over 19 cars were broken into on Shore Parkway and in 2011, several more cars on Shore Parkway received the same treatment.
Remember to park only in well-lighted places whenever possible, and don’t leave any valuables in view (not even pennies in the cupholder). A surprising number of people continue to leave their doors unlocked, police have repeatedly stressed, enabling additional thefts.
Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to authorities and this time around, if you are driving a Nissan, don’t park it under the train tracks!