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United Home Center on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge was one of the businesses hit with a signage violation late last year. Eagle file photo by Todd Maisel

A month after widespread protests, City Council passes moratorium on sign violations

January 9 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In a win for small businesses, the new “Awnings Act” was passed by the City Council on Wednesday. The bill — championed by Councilmember Rafael Espinal and co-sponsored by Councilmember Justin Brannan — imposes a two-year moratorium on the issuance of sign violations and creates an interagency task force to come up with long-term solutions […]

Screenshot from a video of suspected subway attacker entering the J train station on Dec. 18, allegedly without paying his fare. Video courtesy of the NYPD

Teenager attacked at Cypress Hills subway station

December 26 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly attempted to throw a 19-year-old woman onto the elevated subway tracks at a Cypress Hills subway station after trying to force her to perform a sex act. On Dec. 18 around 1:30 a.m., a teenager was approached by a man at the J train station […]

Ramon Lopez, 43, was harassed by security guards in a mall while waiting for his Able-Ride. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Mall cop ejects disabled Brooklyn man from Queens mall

December 21 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

  A security guard at Green Acres Mall is coming under fire after calling the police — under false pretenses — on a disabled Brooklyn man who was window shopping while he waited for his wheelchair-accessible ride to the doctor. Ramon Lopez, 43, suffered a serious spinal injury while shoveling snow three years ago that […]