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Cypress Hills fire injures 4; destroys homes, churches, businesses

January 22 | By Todd Maisel Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A five-alarm fire devastated a row of stores and the homes of 15 families on Atlantic Avenue in Cypress Hills on Saturday morning. Four injuries were reported, including three firefighters and one resident. None of the injuries were considered life threatening. The fire broke out shortly after 10 a.m. at 2681 Atlantic Ave., in the […]

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 […]