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Firefighters embrace outside the wake for Faizal Coto, held at Leone Funeral Home in Sunset Park. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

Wake held for firefighter beaten to death on Belt Parkway

December 12 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

  He was a firefighter and a musician. In both roles, he “lifted people up” with his music and his selfless devotion to saving lives. That’s how firefighter Faizal Coto was characterized by his friends and FDNY coworkers at his wake on Wednesday at the Leone Funeral Home on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park. Coto […]

ADetectives scour the area for clues as to who killed a man in the Fifth Avenue apartment. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Man found stabbed to death in Sunset Park apartment

December 12 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A man said to be in his 30s was found stabbed to death in his third-floor apartment on Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park on Wednesday afternoon. The man, not immediately identified, was declared dead at the scene. Police were called to gain entry to the third-floor apartment at 4706 Fifth Ave. around noon on Wednesday […]

The scene outside a Sunset Park hotel where a woman was arrested and charged with robbery and assault. Photo by Loudlabs News NYC

Woman arrested inside Sunset Park hotel, charged with assault, robbery

December 6 | By Jaime DeJesus Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Police arrested a 23-year-old woman for allegedly assaulting and robbing someone inside a hotel in Sunset Park. According to authorities, on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at around 6 a.m., Ijena Smith began arguing with the victim about rooms in the hotel, which is located on 38th Street between Third and Fourth avenues. Smith then allegedly picked […]