Baseball bat-wielding man bashes Brooklyn church’s glass doors and more

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Baseball bat-wielding man bashes Brooklyn church’s glass doors – Police are looking for a man who bashed in the glass doors of a Brooklyn church with a baseball bat, cops said Thursday. Surveillance video released by police shows the moustached vandal walk up to the Williamsburg Spanish Church on Grand St. near Havermeyer St. in Williamsburg with a wooden bat in hand and immediately begin swinging around 7:25 p.m. Wednesday. He reaches back and takes six chops at the church doors, raining shards of glass across the sidewalk. The belligerent batsman walks off for a moment then returns to the shattered entrance, shouting and pointing through the broken glass. The suspect is described as Hispanic with dark hair and a […]

Tenney, In Statement, Urges Trump To Continue To Condemn Bigotry and more

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Tenney, In Statement, Urges Trump To Continue To Condemn Bigotry – From the Morning Memo: Rep. Claudia Tenney in a statement on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to continue to condemn racial hatred and bigotry in the wake of the Charlottesville clashes on Saturday. The statement was released after Democrats criticized her initial reaction backing the president for suggesting “both sides” were to blame for the violent unrest in the city. “On Saturday, I immediately condemned in the strongest terms possible this tragic display of white supremacy and called on Americans to join together to condemn these acts of intolerance and bigotry, which have no place in our society or our political discourse,” Tenney said. “I urge the President to […]

Bat-wielding vandal smashes church doors; Citi Bike Debuts New Flagship Facility In Gowanus and more

08/17/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

Bat-wielding vandal smashes church doors – A baseball bat-wielding creep vandalized a Brooklyn church Wednesday, police said. Surveillance video shows the suspect walking up to the entrance of the Williamsburg Spanish Church on Grand Street in Williamsburg and begin bashing the glass doors with the wooden bat. After taking six cuts with the bat, the man can be seen pacing in front of the busted doors, and then screaming something at the building. The man is described by police as having short brown hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a light green tank top. Citi Bike Debuts New Flagship Facility In Gowanus – A Citi Bike station on 5th Avenue and 3rd Street outside of J.J. Byrne […]

‘Crown Heights’ tells real-life story of teen’s wrongful conviction for murder and more

08/16/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

‘Crown Heights’ tells real-life story of teen’s wrongful conviction for murder – Crown Heights. 1980. Ed Koch, mayor. It’s remembered as a bad time. Gritty. Graffiti. AIDS. Party scene. Drugs. Crack cocaine. Hair was high. People were high. Homicides were high. Life was low. Times Square was smut. A gallon of gas — $1.25. Median household income — less than $20,000. The city, near broke, was rough. A teenager’s gunned down. Colin Warner, a kid, gets wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life. 2001, after 21 years, he is pardoned. Paroled. And now comes “Crown Heights.” Warner, who participated in the making of this movie, is played by tall, handsome Lakeith Stanfield. So, first, who’s Lakeith Stanfield? In this year’s […]

St. Mary’s Park Construction Starts After 8 Years of Sitting Idle and more

08/16/2017 Brooklyn Local News 0

St. Mary’s Park Construction Starts After 8 Years of Sitting Idle – The $2.7 million renovation will restore two adjacent playgrounds on Smith Street under the F and G tracks on the Carroll Gardens-Gowanus border. DNAinfo/Caroline Spivack CARROLL GARDENS — St. Mary’s Park is finally getting its $2.7 million makeover after the playground was bulldozed more than eight years ago during a major subway renovation overhead. The Smith Street parkland between Nelson and Luquer streets was demolished in June 2009 during the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s work on a stretch of the Culver Viaduct supporting the F and G lines above the park. Transit officials vowed to rebuild the green space — which is split into two lots by Huntington Street — and allocated $850,000 toward construction, but the chunk […]