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    Weeks after the firing of former U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, a top Washington deputy to U.S. Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBarr praises Seattle police chief as officers clear protest zone Judge strikes down Trump administration rule denying asylum to most migrants at southern border Supreme Court declines challenge to DOJ execution method MORE is under consideration to replace an outgoing prosecutor for the Eastern District of New York, CNN reported. U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue announced Thursday he would leave the...
    FLATLANDS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was arrested for allegedly setting off fireworks that burned down a home in Brooklyn.Damien Bend, 36, is charged with arson in the fourth degree.On June 24, firefighters responded to the home on E. 51 St. for reports of a fire on the first floor of a two-and-a-half story home.It took 60 firefighters to bring the flames under control.The Fire Marshal said video footage obtained of the incident shows Bend igniting fireworks in the driveway...
    (CNN)The Justice Department is considering replacing the US attorney in Brooklyn with a senior department official close to Attorney General William Barr, officials briefed on the matter said. On Thursday, Richard Donoghue, the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff hed be stepping down to move to Washington as the Justice Departments principal associate deputy attorney general, a powerful position that acts as a gatekeeper to investigations across the country, a spokesman for the office,...
    (credit: FDNY) BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY announced Thursday fire marshals arrested Damien Bend, 36, for arson in a Brooklyn house fire that was started by illegal fireworks. Dozens of firefighters responded to the June 24 incident that was captured on security cameras at the home on East 51st Street. The video allegedly shows Bend lighting fireworks in the driveway, when one of them burst through an open window on the first floor, setting the home on fire, according...
    When complete in 2021, downtown Oakland’s Brooklyn Basin project will transform 64 acres of industrial property on the Oakland Estuary into a vibrant neighborhood with affordable housing, retail and more than 30 acres of public parks. Check out our drone view. On July 10, you can add a specialty market and outdoor dining restaurant to the mix. Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin and The Kitchen at Rocky’s Market will open in the historic 9th Avenue Terminal Building along Oakland’s waterfront, offering...
    Justice Arthur Spatt, a Brooklyn-born and raised Federal Court judge and World War II veteran, died earlier this month at the age of 94. Justice Spatt grew up in Sheepshead Bay and attended James Madison High School before he went off to college at Ohio State University. Prior to graduation, Spatt was called into active duty to serve the U.S. Navy during the war. He was a petty navigation officer aboard the U.S.S. Sherburne, where he helped to fend off...
    CARROLL GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Demolition work is underway Thursday morning after a sudden and dramatic three-story building collapse in Brooklyn.The FDNY says no major injuries were reported and everyone is accounted for following the incident in Carroll Gardens.The collapse was reported at 338 Court St. just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and sent debris into the street and onto several cars.Video from NewsCopter 7 showed the extent of damage.EMBED More News Videos The view from NewsCopter 7 shows the...
    BROOKLYN (AP) — A multistory health club shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic collapsed into a heap of rubble on a Brooklyn street Wednesday, three weeks after building inspectors ordered a halt to some construction work at the location because of structural problems. The three-story brick building collapsed around 4:40 p.m. in Carroll Gardens, the fire department said. The building, which housed a gym called Body Elite, was located on the corner of Union and Court streets.
    Restaurant group isn’t pleased with dining postponement Andrew Rigie, executive director of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, recently made these comments about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s delay in reopening indoor dining in New York City: “We respect the government and public health officials’ decision to postpone the anticipated July 6 reopening of indoor dining, but the longer neighborhood restaurants and bars are forced to be closed, the harder it will be for them to successfully reopen.” Rigie has also called for the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City One award-winning TV personality from Canarsie has made charitable efforts around the city his main objective — that man is Rikard Jean-Noel, founder of The Real Word Ministries. The message of that 501 c3 charity is broadcast throughout Brooklyn through Jean-Noel’s show with the BRIC Network, The Real Word TV where he often makes calls to action and advertises his donation...
    A Flatbush man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after he pled guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a child and one count of weapon possession. Hakeem Bennett, a 24-year-old, was sentenced by Justice Danny Chun to eight years for the sex trafficking charges plus another two years for the weapons possession charge. The years will run consecutively and after his release, Bennett will be subjected to five years of post-release supervision and must register...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Cops are looking for a trio who beat and robbed a man following an argument in Brooklyn last week. Authorities say that at 3:30 p.m. on June 26, a 27-year-old man was making a food delivery in front of 1273 Pacific Street when he was approached by three unknown men who said that they placed the food order. After the victim...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A Queens man died of his injuries nearly a week after he was hit by a car in Brooklyn. Police say that at 3:44 p.m. on June 10, the NYPD responded to a call regarding a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian struck in the rear of an apartment building located at 1415 Linden Boulevard. Upon their arrival, officers found 58-year-old...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City More violence rocked the streets of Brooklyn between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, leaving two men dead, police officials said. The incidents are the latest in a spree of violence hitting the city since the beginning of the year. Police identified one of the dead men as Terrence Bazile of East 91st Street. He was walked into Brookdale University Medical Center...
    My father, Irving Kaufman (1910 – 1982), was a professional photographer who started in Brooklyn in the mid 1930s working for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. He captured thousands of images of Brooklyn through the 1950s. I have recently digitized a great many of them. My father’s profile can be found here. This week’s theme: This week’s theme is “Parks and recreation.” Summer has arrived, and with it, even with the limits necessary in our awful situation, we’ll be getting out...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A three-story building collapse sent people scrambling for cover Wednesday in Brooklyn. One person suffered minor injuries, but neighbors breathed a sigh of relief knowing it could have been much worse. Exclusive surveillance video shows a sunny and busy afternoon on Court Street in Carroll Gardens. The street is quickly swallowed in a cloud of smoke when Body Elite Gym suddenly collapses. Late Wednesday night, the Department of Buildings told CBS2 the building suffered a full...
    CARROLL GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Demolition work is underway Thursday morning after a sudden and dramatic three-story building collapse in Brooklyn.The FDNY says no major injuries were reported and everyone is accounted for following the incident in Carroll Gardens.The collapse was reported at 338 Court St. just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and sent debris into the street and onto several cars.A partial stop work order had been issued for failure to maintain the building just weeks ago -- and...
    On March 7, Romeo and Milka Regalli hosted a grand opening for Ras, their new Ethiopian cafe in Crown Heights. Just eight days later, they experienced a not-so-grand closing. The spouse-and-wife pair, who presently work three Awash Ethiopian restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, had been plotting Ras for 4 yrs. The couple dreamed of serving vegan versions and present day interpretations of their indigenous cuisine’s renowned dishes: Platters with scoops of farm-to-desk veggies like beets, cabbage and lentils infused with...
    A pervert who allegedly exposed himself to young girls six times in Brooklyn has been arrested, cops said Wednesday. Lucio Pecher Guarcax, 28, was arrested on Tuesday for the incidents in Sunset Park stretching back to September 2019 in which he allegedly whipped out his penis in front of girls in person or through a window, cops said. Gaurcax flashed his private parts at 11-year-old and 13-year-old girls who were walking their dog near 7th Avenue and 18th Street...
    New Yorkers may not have the usual font of summer fun lined up for them this season, but drive-ins and indie theaters are rising to the socially distant occasion with a slate of safe screenings. Theaters aren’t open quite yet, but anyone with a car or couch can enjoy these parked pictures and online offerings. Virtual screenings Syndicated Brooklyn Unable to safely pack patrons into its backroom for screenings, Bushwick bar and kitchen Syndicated Brooklyn is now offering rentals through...
    On March 7, Romeo and Milka Regalli hosted a grand opening for Ras, their new Ethiopian restaurant in Crown Heights. Simply eight days later, they’d a not-so-grand closing. The husband-and-wife pair, who already function three Awash Ethiopian eating places in Manhattan and Brooklyn, had been plotting Ras for 4 years. The couple dreamed of serving vegan variations and fashionable interpretations of their native delicacies’s well-known dishes: Platters with scoops of farm-to-table greens like beets, cabbage and lentils infused with...
    On March 7, Romeo and Milka Regalli hosted a grand opening for Ras, their new Ethiopian restaurant in Crown Heights. Just eight days later, they had a not-so-grand closing. The husband-and-wife pair, who already operate three Awash Ethiopian restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, had been plotting Ras for four years. The couple dreamed of serving vegan versions and modern interpretations of their native cuisine’s famous dishes: Platters with scoops of farm-to-table vegetables like beets, cabbage and lentils infused with fragrant...
    On March 7, Romeo and Milka Regalli hosted a grand opening for Ras, their new Ethiopian restaurant in Crown Heights. Just eight days later, they had a not-so-grand closing. The husband-and-wife pair, who already operate three Awash Ethiopian restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, had been plotting Ras for four years. The couple dreamed of serving vegan versions and modern interpretations of their native cuisine’s famous dishes: Platters with scoops of farm-to-table vegetables like beets, cabbage and lentils infused with fragrant...
    With two Nets testing positive for coronavirus and a third opting out of the restart, GM Sean Marks said he wouldn’t begrudge any other players who choose not to participate and admits in hindsight things might have been different if they had held camp in Orlando instead of Brooklyn. But make no mistake, the Nets are bound and determined to take part in the NBA restart. Marks insists they’re committed to competing, and nothing has made them waver on that,...
    CARROLL GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The FDNY says no major injuries were reported and everyone is accounted for after a three-story building collapsed in Brooklyn.The incident was reported at 338 Court St. just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and sent debris into the street and onto several cars.A partial stop work order had been issued for failure to maintain the building and it appears to have been under construction at the time of the collapse.The building housed a gym called...