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Brooklyn federal court. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Bay Ridge man allegedly turned ISIS sniper charged in federal court

July 19 | Noah Goldberg

A Brooklyn man who ditched the borough in 2013 to fight for ISIS was charged Friday with providing material support to the terrorist organization, federal prosecutors announced. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov lived in Brooklyn from 1998 to 2013, when he traveled to Turkey and then subsequently to Syria, allegedly to join the Islamic State. Asainov was […]

It’s official -- the 86th Street Nathan’s will serve its last hot dog on Jan. 6. Eagle photo by Ted General

Nathan’s Famous buyer sold property to city for twice the price

July 12 | Meaghan McGoldrick

The buyer-turned-seller of a storied Nathan’s Famous made a pretty penny in the trade-off to the city’s School Construction Authority, according to city records. The nearly 20,000-square-foot property at 650 86th St. — on the border of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights — had been an outpost of the fast food giant for more than four […]

Brooklyn group’s good deed highlights need for senior housing citywide

July 8 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A southern Brooklyn volunteer group’s good deed is shining a spotlight on the city’s senior housing crisis. Bay Ridge Cares — a nonprofit organization built on supporting those in need — is currently recruiting volunteers to help pack up the apartment of Diana Murolo, a longtime resident of Bay Ridge senior housing facility Shore Hill […]

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