Tag Archives: Brooklyn

$2M Gold Relic Stolen From Brooklyn Catholic Church

The Associated Press reports: Police say someone busted into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic and removed the head from a statue of an angel at some point late last week. The incident happened at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, known as the “Notre Dame” of Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. The tabernacle, …

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Gunfire Scare Sparks Panic At Brooklyn Arena [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Ten people were injured at the Barclays Center early Sunday morning when a loud noise heard on the street outside incited panic, sending throngs of people running as they tried to escape what they thought was a gunman. Crowds were leaving the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, around 1 a.m., after a boxing match between Gervonta …

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DOJ Announces Arrest In Arson Of Brooklyn LGBTQ Bar

From the Justice Department: A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging John Lhota with the April 3, 2022 arson of Rash, a bar and nightclub in Bushwick frequented by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Lhota was arrested yesterday and will make his initial appearance this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann. Breon …

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Brooklyn Public Library Fights Book Bans With Free Access To 350,000 E-Books For Teenagers Nationwide

Changing America reports: The Brooklyn Public Library is trying to fight back against a spike in censorship and book bans in the United States by making its resources available to teens and young adults across the country. On Wednesday, the library launched a new program entitled Books UnBanned, that allows 13 to 21 year olds to apply for a free …

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NYC Subway Shooting Suspect Charged With Terrorism

The Associated Press reports: The man accused of shooting 10 people on a Brooklyn subway train was arrested Wednesday and charged with a federal terrorism offense after a daylong manhunt and a tipster’s call brought police to him on a Manhattan street. Frank R. James, 62, was taken into custody about 30 hours after the carnage on a crowded rush-hour …

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BREAKING: Police Capture Subway Shooting Suspect

CNN reports: Suspected Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James was arrested by patrol cops in the East Village in New York City on Wednesday, three law enforcement officials tell CNN. Patrol cops from the 9th Precinct downtown arrested him, they said. Investigators have linked the gun found at the scene of the subway shooting to James, according to law enforcement officials. …

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“Person Of Interest” In Subway Mass Shooting Posted Anti-Gay Rant, NYPD Offers $50,000 Reward For Info

The New York Daily News reports: The person of interest in Tuesday’s mass subway shooting in Brooklyn has recorded dozens of hours of YouTube videos, ranting about Mayor Adams, homeless people in the subway system, gun violence, and how outreach workers are “homosexual predators.” Frank James, 62, remains at large after Tuesday morning’s attack, which left 10 people shot and …

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Police Identify Suspect In NYC Subway Mass Shooting

CNN reports: The U-Haul cargo van that police say is “connected with” the Brooklyn subway shooting has been located in Brooklyn, two law enforcement officials tell CNN. Investigators identified the suspect after finding a credit card at the scene that was used to the rent the van. The shooter, who fled the scene, was described by authorities earlier today as …

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NYPD: Subway Mass Shooter Had Three “Extended Round Magazines” But His Gun Had Jammed [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: According to a police official, the suspect was seen mumbling to himself before he put on the gas mask, released a smoke canister commonly bought online and opened fire with .380 caliber handgun. There were no working cameras in the 36th Street station, according to a police official. But police were able to get an image of …

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NYPD: Subway Shooting Not Thought To Be Terrorism

The New York Times reports: Eight people were shot in the subway in Brooklyn during the Tuesday morning rush, officials said, as a chaotic scene unfolded with riders trying to flee the gunfire on a smoky subway platform. The Fire Department said that at least 16 people were injured, eight of them by gunfire. The violent episode came amid a …

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Witnesses: Brooklyn Subway Shooter Wore Gas Mask, Tossed Smoke Bomb, Suspect Is Still At Large [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A gunman in a gas mask and an orange construction vest tossed a smoke bomb into a southbound R train and then opened fire on passengers early Tuesday, wounding five people, police sources said. The mayhem began just before 8:30 a.m. at the 25th St. station in Sunset Park. As the doors closed, the …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Brooklyn Subway Station

NBC New York reports: Multiple people have been reported shot in the transit system in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources familiar with the case tell News 4, though the investigation is preliminary. Reports of shots fired in Sunset Park, near Fourth Avenue and 36th Street, came in around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. No information was available about a possible suspect. The NYPD …

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Brooklyn LGBTQ Bar Destroyed By Arsonist [VIDEO]

NBC New York reports: A Brooklyn bar that was quickly becoming a mainstay for the LGBTQ+ community after being in business for just a few months is now closed after police said someone used a canister of gasoline to set it on fire. Everything inside Bushwick’s Rash Bar was left unrecognizable and torched, after it took just 30 seconds to …

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Anti-Vax Mob Storms Doors Of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Demand Covidiot NBA Star Be Allowed To Play

Mediaite reports: A chaotic scene has developed outside the Barclays Center, the home for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, where anti-vaccine protesters knocked down security barricades and attempted to break down the doors to the arena. Media on the scene tweeted several videos showing the protesters, some of whom were wearing “Stand With Kyrie Irving” shirts or carrying signs, pushing aside …

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New World Record Set In Gross NYC July 4th Tradition

The New York Post reports: Joey Chestnut broke his own world record at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Sunday — a Fourth of July feat much of America missed thanks to ESPN’s shoddy live feed. Live footage from the contest in Coney Island cut out three times — including just as the 37-year-old eating champ hoovered up his …

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White Supremacists Deface NYC George Floyd Statue

The Daily Beast reports: A statue honoring George Floyd in Brooklyn was vandalized with black spray paint and the name of a white supremacist group, Patriot Front, on Thursday morning. The statue’s unveiling took place less than a week ago on Juneteenth, with Floyd’s brother Terence in attendance. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force said it was investigating the incident, …

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Thousands Attend Secret Brooklyn Wedding [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn planned the wedding of a chief rabbi’s grandson with such secrecy it was able to host thousands of maskless celebrants without the city catching on. Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, guests crammed shoulder-to-shoulder inside the Yetev Lev temple in Williamsburg for the Nov. 8 nuptials — stomping, dancing and …

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COVID+ Rabbi Holds Services After $15K Fine By NYC

Gothamist reports: A prominent Hasidic rabbi who tested positive for COVID-19 last week continued leading large indoor prayer services in Borough Park this weekend — even after the New York City Sheriff’s Office issued the synagogue a fine for violating the governor’s hot spot restrictions. The Bobov-45 shul was one of five religious congregations in Borough Park that received a …

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BROOKLYN: Ultra-Orthodox Demonstrators Wave Trump Flags, Surround And Assault Jewish Reporter [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Harold “Heshy” Tischler strolled onto 13th Avenue in Borough Park at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, bare-faced and hoarse from days of screaming, and into the arms of an adoring crowd. Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox demonstrators chanted his name, waving Trump and Thin Blue Lines flags as they jockeyed for a chance to meet the brash right-wing radio host leading …

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NYC Orthodox Jews Burn Masks In Lockdown Protest

NBC New York reports: Members of the ultra-Orthodox community in New York City gathered on the streets late Tuesday to protest the new restrictions imposed on neighborhoods with alarming numbers of new COVID-19 cases. Some protesters attempted to block the camera when NBC New York’s crew arrived at the scene in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, but video shows …

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