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Around Brooklyn: Treyger seeks school attendance data

August 31, 2020 Editorial Staff
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Treyger seeks school attendance data

Councilmember Mark Treyger (D-Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Gravesend) introduced a bill last week to receive data from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) on school attendance records when remote learning is utilized.  The bill, Intro 2058, is co-sponsored by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and would require the DOE to provide weekly mandated reports on student attendance data when remote learning is utilized fully or combined with in-person learning. “COVID-19 has impacted every single person in this city, but its impacts have not been evenly felt. Inequities in remote learning mirror inequities in the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

House of Yes becomes House of No

The well-known Bushwick club House of Yes at 2 Wyckoff Ave. has temporarily closed after losing its liquor license for violating COVID regulations. In an email that went out Friday morning, the nightclub said that it had violated the new rule requiring venues to serve food with alcohol. Club management said it had believed it was following the rule because its sister restaurant had been providing food in the same area that House of Yes was selling alcoholic drinks. This is the latest high-profile club in the New York metro area to lose its license, according to the New York Post.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

Teens charged with murder at house party

Police last week arrested 17-year-old Ahmed Morrison and a 16-year-old whose name has not been released in the April 6 murder of Kenny Mark, 48, inside his Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment. Police say the two youths, carrying guns and wearing ski masks, forced their way into the apartment, where Mark was hosting a party for about 15 people. Some of the party-goers were using a pool table to play dice when the suspects grabbed money off the table. When Mark fought back, Morrison allegedly shot him in the chest. The duo’s getaway car was found days later, with Morrison’s name on a traffic summons inside the car, according to 1010 WINS.

Man shot dead while leaving parkway

A driver was shot and killed during what police are calling a road rage incident in Brooklyn. Police say someone in a black SUV opened fire on the victim as both cars were exiting the Jackie Robinson Parkway onto Bushwick Avenue around 4:40 p.m. on Friday. After the victim left the parkway at Exit 1, he was followed by the suspects. They fired several shots into the victim’s car, causing him to crash into a light pole and another car. The victim then left the car, walked about 300 feet and collapsed. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police are looking for three suspects who were in the other car, which had Connecticut license plates.

Man caught in Flatbush crossfire could be permanently paralyzed

A man caught in the crossfire of a recent shooting in Flatbush could be permanently paralyzed. Sam Metcalfe, 33, was shopping on Wednesday with his wife near Ocean and Woodruff avenues when he was struck by a stray bullet. The shooting also claimed the life of a teenager. Metcalfe was believed to be a bystander. Friends have started a GoFundMe account for him, which has raised more than $70,000, according to News 12 Brooklyn.

Chickens set free to honor animal lover

Four chickens were rescued from a live animal market to honor a young Brooklyn animal lover who died last month, according to BK Reader. Shimon Shuchat, a Midwood resident who committed suicide, was a campaigner against live animal markets in New York, and especially against the mistreatment of chickens. He died just four days before the inaugural Respect for Fish Day he had planned. Shuchat, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew but became an atheist, had been involved in animal rights causes since his mid-teens and was a vegan.

Nine-story building planned for Crown Heights

Permits have been filed for a nine-story building at 643 Classon Ave. in Crown Heights. The site, now occupied by a one-story warehouse building, is four months from the A and C trains’ Franklin Avenue subway station. The building would have 42 residences, most likely rentals, as well as commercial space on the ground floor, a rear yard and seven enclosed parking spaces. Harry Einhorn is listed as the owner, and James Shannon of Strekte Corp. is listed as the architect.

Perps bypass plexiglass barrier to steal

Police are looking for two men who stole a cash register drawer from a Brooklyn fast food restaurant on Aug. 8. The incident happened around 7 a.m. at Linden Fried Chicken on Linden Boulevard in East New York. Surveillance video shows a man inside the store climbing through a gap between a plexiglass barrier and the counter, pulling the cash register drawer out from the machine, then running out of the store with another man, who was likely there as a lookout, according to WPIX 11.

NYPD seeks missing East Flatbush girl

The NYPD is seeking a 14-year-old girl from East Flatbush who has been missing since Aug. 28. That’s when Destiny Crousset was last seen at her home on East 96th Street. She is described as a Hispanic female with a height of about 5-foot-3 with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Love Is Better” and pink jogging pants with a black stripe, according to Fox 5 News.

Cops seek moped-riding molester

Police are looking for assistance in identifying a moped-riding molester who likes to grab or hit women’s buttocks. He struck three times in Brooklyn within two hours on Aug. 22, and cops have released surveillance video in connection with the incidents. In the first incident, a woman was walking on the corner of Ralph Avenue and MacDonough Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant when the moped rider came up from behind her and slapped her on the rear. At 241 Gates Ave., he grabbed a woman from behind. Finally, he drove up to a young woman walking near 1512 Atlantic Ave. and grabbed her buttocks. The man was wearing a black hooded jacket, black gloves, a face mask and dark green pants with a gold stripe on each side, according to the New York Post.

Man says he was attacked for wearing mask

A 68-year-old security guard was slashed in the face while riding the subway in an incident involving a mask. The attack took place around 4:30 p.m. on Friday on the southbound 2 train. Police say another man got into the subway car and did not have his mask fully on. When passengers started commenting, the man started cursing at them. Then, without warning, the attacker slashed the victim in the face from ear to ear. The victim is recovering at Kings County Hospital after having received 35 stitches, according to Eyewitness News.

Off-duty detective charged with DWI

An off-duty NYPD detective was charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly refused to take a breath test, according to police. Det. John Matzen allegedly hit two parked cars while driving in Canarsie on Saturday morning and wouldn’t take the test when cops arriving at the scene asked him to. The cops said they found Matzen behind the wheel near Avenue D and Rockaway Avenue with the ignition on and “exhibiting signs of intoxication,” according to the New York Post.

Compiled by Raanan Geberer.

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