Brooklyn

De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/01/2014 at 8:12AM

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.

Woman dies after jumping in front of train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station
Woman dies after jumping in front of train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/23/2013 at 4:43PM

A woman was killed Monday morning after she was struck by an M train at a subway station on the Ridgewood border, police said. The woman, who police said was in her 30s, was pronounced dead about 9:30 a.m. at the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues station Cops said the woman was hit after she jumped in front [...]

De Blasio to live in Gracie Mansion
De Blasio to live in Gracie Mansion
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/11/2013 at 11:18AM

The de Blasios are moving out of Brooklyn and into Gracie Mansion. After much speculation, the mayor-elect announced Wednesday through his Transition 2013 website he would live in the Manhattan digs during his time heading the city. “It’s a tough decision. Brooklyn is our home and Park Slope is our neighborhood. And we love these [...]

Multi-million dollar trademark counterfeiting rings operating from Queens busted
Multi-million dollar trademark counterfeiting rings operating from Queens busted
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/21/2013 at 11:50AM

Multi-million dollar trademark counterfeiting rings, operating from facilities in Queens and Brooklyn, have been charged for importing, manufacturing and distributing items nationwide. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, four organized trademark counterfeiting rings have been dismantled after the indictment of 26 individuals and two corporations for allegedly importing and selling counterfeit brand name apparel [...]

Ridgewood musician kills himself, three others in Brooklyn shooting
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 8:29PM

A Ridgewood man fatally shot himself and three fellow musicians at a Brooklyn home Monday morning, according to police and published reports. Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, allegedly killed the three men and wounded a fourth just after midnight at a residence on Maujer Street in East Williamsburg, said cops. Two of the homicide victims, [...]