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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008

Can you hear them now? Neighbors fight more Verizon equipment

Bay Ridge: Workers started installing a cellphone transmitter atop a Shore Road building on Monday — the latest cellular tower in a neighborhood that has made antennae installation, and their alleged health risks, a flashpoint. Comments (1).

Yes, but how good is your service?

Vox Pop: Neighbors of a Shore Road building went ballistic when Verizon started installing cellular equipment atop the tower, but the carrier said the new antennas were needed to provide good service. And even the protesters admitted that they all use the ubiquitous mobile devices. So how is service in Bay Ridge? We hit the streets to find out. Comment.

Bag man turns out to be bad man

Bensonhurst: A bike-riding perp nabbed a kid’s bookbag, setting off a chase and then a beating on Aug. 18. Plus all the crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Mugged on Fort Hamilton

Bay Ridge: A 56-year-old man is mugged — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Day laborers duped, beaten and robbed

Bensonhurst: It was a bad time to be a day laborer in Bensonhurst — besides the long hours, tough work and low pay, they were targeted as robbery victims on Aug. 18. Here’s a roundup. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 18, 2008

Whitney in Bay Ridge? Houston: ‘We have a problem’

Bay Ridge: Breaking news! Whitney Houston will not — we repeat, not! — be playing an obscure bar in Bay Ridge next month. Comments (4).

Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

Windows We Are: ‘Windows We Will Be’

Bay Ridge: The glass shop Windows We Are is finally in the clear now that the city is eyeballing a new site for a proposed public school that would have displaced the Fifth Avenue pane peddler. Comments (1).

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