Councilman Carlos Menchaca fled a town hall meeting Monday in the face of angry constituents, who booed the legislator for saying he’d approve a controversial Industry City rezoning scheme if executives bowed to a list of demands, and the Mayor’s office promised to invest in the community. Comment

Motorist runs down Crown Heights man in deadly hit-and-run: NYPD

Crown Heights: Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run in Crown Heights on Sunday as a homicide after determining the driver intentionally ran down his victim. Comment

Cops hunt thieves who nabbed $95,000 worth of jewelry in Mill Basin

Mill Basin: Cops are hunting the thieves who nabbed $95,000 worth of jewelry from a Kings Plaza retailer on Sept. 1. Comment

Child sex abuse lawsuits pile up in Brooklyn following passage of new law targeting predators

Courts: Eighty-seven victims of childhood sexual abuse filed lawsuits in Brooklyn Supreme Court within the first month following the enactment of the Child Victims Act, a new law that gives abuse survivors a renewed chance to seek justice against predators and the organizations that aided their assaults. Comments (1)

Not too sharp: Shopkeeper stabs teen armed with faux pistol in Park Slope robbery gone wrong

Park Slope: A shopkeeper stabbed the pistol-packing dufus who allegedly tried to rob a Fifth Avenue smoke shop in Park Slope on Sunday, according to police. Comment
Fort Greene: A man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself in her Fort Greene apartment building Sunday night, according to authorities. Comment

Green day: Great Irish Fair returns to Coney Island

Event: They’re turning Coney Island into the Emerald Isle! Comment
Now the F train will skip your stop — for a reason! Comments (1)

Spitting mad: Goon spits on woman, robs her inside Coney subway station

Coney Island: Police are hunting the scumbag who robbed a woman inside a Coney Island subway station on Sept. 12. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights: The chicken has landed! Comments (13)

Bergen Beach woman becomes published author more than a year after her death

Bergen Beach: A Bergen Beach woman fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming an author this summer — more than a year after succumbing to cancer. Comment

Out of toon: Animator outlines his bipolar struggle

Cinema: This flick illustrates a real problem. Comment

Column: Rikers isn’t perfect, but it’s what New York City needs

The Right View: Unfortunately, the plan to close Rikers Island took two more significant steps forward last week. This effort is just another chapter in the criminal justice reform lunacy movement that has taken over our city and state. Comments (4)
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