Around Brooklyn: FBI seeks terror links in attack on cops
FBI seeks terror links in attack on cops
The FBI has joined the investigation into the ambush on a police officer with a knife in Brooklyn last week. The officer was on an anti-looting patrol Wednesday in Flatbush when a man walked up behind him and stabbed him in the neck, police said, setting off a struggle in which the assailant was critically shot and two other police officers were wounded. The FBI is looking into a possible terror connection to the ambush, according to Fox 5.
Brooklyn heavy metal club raises $125K
The Brooklyn heavy metal venue Saint Vitus recently started a Kickstarter campaign with the title “Saint Vitus Stays Home: Help beloved Brooklyn venue and metal bar Saint Vitus survive the COVID-19 closure.” The club also listed donors’ rewards, including signed photos, drum lessons and free shows. The campaign’s goal was set at $15,000, and by June 5, Saint Vitus had raised nearly 10 times that, at more than $125,000, according to Rolling Stone.
CC Sabathia took part In Cadman Plaza memorial
Former New York Yankees All-Star CC Sabathia recently tweeted from Cadman Plaza, where he was with his family at the large memorial ceremony for George Floyd. His four children were wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts and carrying Black Lives Matter posters, according to Fansider.
Driver tries to plow into Crown Heights protesters
A driver tried to plow into a group of peaceful protesters in Crown Heights on Saturday night. The incident took place at St. John’s Place and Brooklyn Avenue. Video taken at the scene shows the vehicle going up onto the sidewalk and almost hitting several bicyclists. One man climbed onto the roof of the SUV and tried to get the driver to stop, according to ABC7.
Brooklyn court officer accused of posting lynching images
A court officer who was most recently assigned to Brooklyn Criminal Court has been suspended and is being investigated for allegedly posting images on her Facebook account that depict Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton being lynched. The court officer, Sgt. Terri Pinto Napolitano, was referred to the state court system’s inspector general over the post, which shows doctored images of Obama and Hillary. One post shows Obama hanging from a rope, with the words, “Your day is coming, traitor!” The other appears to show Clinton being walked to the gallows with the words “It’s not over till the fat lady swings,” according to the New York Post.
Renderings unveiled for Bushwick apartment house
Renderings from Bricolage Architecture and Design reveal an upcoming mixed-use building at 132 Wyckoff Ave. in Bushwick. The building, developed by Santino Battista and Zaleski Properties, is slated to be four stories tall and include residences, retail stores, a community facility and an enclosed parking lot. The building, to be called “The Residences at Wyckoff Gardens,” will include 24 rental apartments, some with private balconies. A supermarket is expected to be one of the ground-floor retail tenants, according to New York YIMBY.
Famous deli says goodbye to Sheepshead Bay
After 28 years, Jay and Lloyd’s Kosher Deli and Family Restaurant on Avenue U has closed. Co-owners Jay Stern and Lloyd Lederman have known each other since they were children in Mill Basin. They opened their deli in 1993, when the area was predominantly Jewish but lacked its own kosher deli. Their recipes were passed down to Lederman from his father and grandfather, according to the Home Reporter.
Orthodox Jews march for George Floyd
More than 200 members of Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish Community marched in Midwood on Sunday, shouting “No justice, no peace” and holding “Black Lives Matter” signs. “Being here today is not a choice,” said Assemblymember Dov Hikind. “We have an obligation to speak up when there’s injustice.” One marcher held up a sign quoting the Torah. It read, “You shall not stand aside when your fellow’s blood is shed,” according to the New York Post.
Cops release video showing looting at Brooklyn Macy’s
Police on Sunday released a surveillance video taken on May 31 showing a pair of looters smashing display cases at the Brooklyn Macy’s before stealing $29,000 in jewelry. The two looters, who are also suspects in the robbery of a CVS in Manhattan earlier in the day, forced open a side entrance at the Fulton Street store and used a hammer to break the glass, according to the New York Post.
Diamonds are forever? Not if he had his way.
Police have charged a Brooklyn protester with “making terroristic threats” after he allegedly suggested in a Fox News interview that Manhattan’s Diamond District should be sent on fire. The man, who gave his name as “Ace Burns,” allegedly made the threats outside Barclays Center during recent protests. The NYPD tweeted Saturday night that they had identified the man and had taken him in for questioning.
Renderings revealed for Crown Heights seven-story residential building
Recently, IMC Architecture revealed its final renderings of a new seven-story residential building in Crown Heights. The building’s address would be 550 Prospect Place near the northern tip of Prospect Park. It is slated to include 41 rental apartments, a communal lounge, a business center, a roof terrace and a parking area for 98 vehicles. The building will have a brick exterior with ceiling-to-floor windows. Developer Steven Hurwitz is behind the project, according to New York YIMBY.
Williams leads protest after curfew
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a former Brooklyn councilmember, spoke to a peaceful crowd outside Barclays Center on Saturday evening. At 8:30 p.m., a half hour after the curfew, he led the crowd into the street, stopping traffic. Protesters knelt silently for 8 minutes and 46 minutes, the same amount of time George Floyd struggled to breathe. Williams said he believed in Dr. Martin Luther King’s nonviolent approach, but he added that Dr. King was also a disrupter, according to PIX11.
10-year-old girl struck by SUV
A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by an SUV in Canarsie. The girl was hit at around 2 p.m. on Sunday by a driver heading north on Remsen Avenue at Avenue L. Police said the girl was apparently crossing the street when she was struck. The front end of the SUV was heavily crushed by the impact with the girl. “People fly up and down Remsen Avenue with very little regard for human life. [The driver] looked like she was in a rush and crushed the girl,” local resident Shane Messler told amNewYork.
Gowanus resident starts ‘My Local Heroes’ page
Gowanus resident Eleanor Traubman has started a Facebook page called “My Local Heroes” to pay tribute to essential workers and community workers who have helped others during the pandemic. One of the people on the page is Tiffany Davis, head of Red Hook Art Project, who mobilized resources to feed people who are food-insecure. Others include mail carriers, fashion designers and a bike shop owner, according to News 12 Brooklyn.
Compiled by Raanan Geberer.
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