A Brooklyn cop faces seven years behind bars for an alleged scheme to dupe his insurance provider by setting his own car ablaze in 2016, according to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Comments (1)

Knife-wielding thief attempts to rob Sheepshead Bay gas station: NYPD

Sheepshead Bay: Police are searching for the knife-wielding wacko, who attempted to hold up a Sheepshead Bay gas station on Aug. 16. Comments (5)
Prospect Heights: Activists and local leaders are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put the kibosh on a massive underground athletic facility in Prospect Heights — claiming state officials rubber stamped the new development without giving a second thought to the public good. Comments (8)

Thief steals power tools and a bike from shed in Marine Park

Marine Park: Cops are searching for the burglar who they say looted a shed in Marine Park on Wednesday. Comments (8)
Brooklyn Heights: A twice-shuttered, multi-million-dollar bridge that’s proven Brooklyn Bridge Park’s biggest boondoggle could become redundant following the redevelopment of a former Jehovah’s Witness complex in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (2)

Middle school teacher sentenced for sexually assaulting 14-year-old student in Canarsie: DA

Canarsie: A former teacher at a Canarsie middle school will spend four years behind bars for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student on seven different occasions in 2018, according to Brooklyn’s top prosecutor. Comment
New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is launching a new portal that will make information about pick-ups and drop-offs available on a neighborhood basis to researchers and community members. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got cemetery cinema, doggy duds, sunset songs, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Cops slap alleged Williamsburg gang member connected to Cardi B’s 2018 Queens assault with drug charges

Williamsburg: An alleged Williamsburg gang member with ties to famed rapper Cardi B’s 2018 assault in Queens was indicted Thursday on federal drug charges. Comments (10)

Brute robs man on Crown Heights subway platform as fellow straphangers watch

Crown Heights: A savage brutally robbed a man on a Crown Heights subway platform on Aug. 16 while fellow straphangers simply watched the melee unfold, according to police. Comments (18)
Fifty-nine victims of childhood sexual abuse filed lawsuits in Brooklyn Supreme Court in the first week after a new law took effect providing victims an opportunity to seek justice. Comments (18)

Brooklyn lawyer named Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Man of the Year

A do-gooder group dedicated to fighting Crohn’s disease announced a Kings County legal eagle as its man of the year! Comments (1)

Lost in history: Book follows soldiers to the Battle of Brooklyn

Books: He’s re-writing the history books! Comments (4)

Bedford-Stuyvesant dog owner reunited with sickly pooch who was stolen outside Williamsburg grocery store

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A Bedford-Stuyvesant woman was reunited with her pooch Wednesday night after two thieves stole him from outside a Williamsburg grocery store Monday evening. Comments (11)

Cops charge Manhattan Beach man in violent 2018 hate crime

Police arrested a Manhattan Beach man who allegedly stabbed a black woman last November, charging him with attempted murder, and assault as a hate crime, authorities announced on Tuesday. Comments (5)

Police charge Queens driver in Midwood crash that killed Park Slope cyclist

Park Slope: Police arrested a Queens teenager Wednesday on a laundry list of charges nearly two weeks after he blew through a red light in Midwood and killed a Park Slope cyclist. Comments (13)
Coney Island: Cops are searching for the gunman who fatally shot two people in Coney Island Tuesday night. Comments (11)
Park Slope: An iconic Park Slope diner is looking to renovate — and the owner wants locals to pick up the tab! Comments (14)

Kings Plaza Shopping Center hosts back-to-school giveaway

Standing O: Three cheers for the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, which gave away school supplies to hundreds of children in need on Aug. 15. Comments (2)
Dining: Something new is brewing below Dumbo. Comments (1)
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