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Bank Robbery Suspects

Police Search For Masked Robbers Who Held Up Bay Ridge Bank

Police have requested the public’s help in finding two men who robbed a bank late last month in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

11/12/2012

9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Students Turn Out To Plant Daffodils Honoring 9/11 Victims

A crowd turned out Saturday to plant daffodils outside a Brooklyn school in memory of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

Bay Ridge sinkhole

70-Foot Deep Sinkhole Unleashes Brutal Smell On Bay Ridge

It’s gone from bad to worse. A massive sinkhole has turned from traffic nightmare to sickening situation in Brooklyn. A sewer main broke more than two months ago in Bay Ridge, creating a huge hole in the street.

09/14/2012

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Bay Ridge Street Opens To Traffic Week After Giant Sinkhole Opened Up

Crews had been working nearly around-the-clock to repair the 20-foot crater that opened on 79th Street in Bay Ridge on Wednesday.

08/06/2012

Suspect In Apparent Isaac Kadare Homicide (Credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Bensonhurst Murder Suspect May Have Killed Bay Ridge Shopkeeper In July

Police told 1010 WINS that they believe that the same suspect who murdered Kadare also killed a Bay Ridge shopkeeper on July 6. The suspect description is similar, and ballistics tests confirm that the same .22-caliber gun was used in both murders.

08/04/2012

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Ruptured 50-Inch Sewer Pipe Being Blamed For Brooklyn Sinkhole

A 20-foot section of pavement on 79th Street in Bay Ridge opened up Wednesday leaving a huge sinkhole and nearly swallowing a car.

08/02/2012

Bay Ridge Sinkhole (credit: @gazawia via Twitter)

Gigantic Sinkhole Opens Up In Bay Ridge And Nearly Swallows Parked Car

The 20-foot-deep by 20-foot-wide hole, which occurred around 6 p.m., is located between 4th and 5th avenues in the Bay Ridge.

08/01/2012

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Homes Evacuated After Partial Building Collapse In Bay Ridge

“I thought I heard thunder, but it wasn’t thunder, something was like falling,” one neighbor said. “A fireman said, ‘You have to get out, we’re going to evacuate the building.'”

07/16/2012

(credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

FDNY Battles Early Morning Blaze In Brooklyn

The fire broke out shortly before 3:30 a.m. at a home on 81st Street and Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge and quickly spread to a second house.

06/21/2012

Swastika scratched into car (credit: CBS 2/FILE PHOTO)

Swastikas Found Etched Into Cars In Bay Ridge

Some residents living along Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge woke up Sunday to find swastikas etched backwards into the hoods of their cars.

05/23/2012

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Police Search For Driver In Deadly Hit-And-Run In Bay Ridge

Just before 9 p.m., 33-year-old Amjad Barakat was crossing against the light at 72nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Bay Ridge when the car, described as a tan or beige Crown Victoria or Grand Marquis, hit him and kept going, police said.

05/22/2012

The manager of the Middle Eastern Halal cart pulls it past a group of local food business owners, who set up a table in protest of food vendors in the neighborhood. (credit: CBS 2)

Fierce Food Fight Over Street Carts Brewing In Brooklyn

Things got ugly on Tuesday as tensions continued to rise in Bay Ridge as a group of local business owners banded together to banish food carts.

05/01/2012

Sammy Kassen, who manages the food cart, says he feels like he has been treated like an "animal" by some local business owners, who want him and his cart out of the neighborhood. (credit: CBS 2)

Bay Ridge Food Cart Manager Says He Won’t Leave Block Despite Pressure From Businesses

The halal food cart at the corner of 86th Street and 5th Avenue has been there for the past three years, but in the past 3 months, some local businesses have been vocal about getting the cart to leave.

04/03/2012

(credit: Visitation Academy)

Statues Desecrated At Brooklyn Catholic Girls’ Elementary School

Police said on Wednesday night, several statues outside the Visitation Academy were knocked off their pedestals. A statue of a lamb was also decapitated.

03/23/2012

The Norwegian Gem is seen docked on the West Side - New York, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Cruise Passengers Disembarking In NYC React To Catastrophe Off Italy

Out at sea on an eastern Caribbean cruise it was hard to escape news of the catastrophe where a cruise ship ran aground off of Italy.

01/18/2012

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