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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

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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

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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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Tire-Slashing Spree Leaves Up To 30 Cars Disabled In Bay Ridge

Police said someone went on an early morning spree yesterday, slicing tire after tire — sometimes two and three to a car — along Third Avenue.

11/30/2011

Brooklyn mushrooms

Mushroom Mania: They Are Nasty Looking And Popping Up On Many Area Trees

Some of the trees in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn are getting a lot of attention these days, all because of what some people are calling grotesque growths.

11/09/2011

Video still from a surveillance camera showing the attack on a woman in Park Slope on March 20 (credit: CBS 2)

Police Search For Suspect Wanted In 5 Sex Assaults In Brooklyn

The latest incident happened last Friday night as the victim left the Prospect Ave. subway station around 8:30 p.m. Police said the woman was jumped from behind but managed to fight the attacker off.

08/30/2011

Kashif Parvaiz (L) , Nazish Noorani (R) (credit: Family Handout)

Sources: Suspect Being Questioned In Boonton Shooting; Family Details Unhappy Marriage

Lubna Choudhry said her sister, Nazish Noorani, had been unhappy in her marriage with Kashif Pervaiz for some time.

08/18/2011

Kashif Parvaiz and Nazish Noorani (credit: CBS 2)

Family Mourns Mother Shot To Death While Walking With 3-Year-Old Son In Boonton, N.J.

Family members said 27-year-old Nazish Noorani and her husband, 26-year-old Kashif Pervaiz, were confronted by several men shooting at them as they walked between family homes.

08/17/2011

2010 Census

New York City Unveils Formal Challenge To U.S. Census Results

Joseph Salvo, of the New York City Department of Planning, told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks “there is no question that there was an error in the enumeration” with regards to the assessment in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Astoria and Jackson Heights.

08/10/2011

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New Yorkers React To Major Drop In Oil Prices Amid Volatile Market Situation

Despite the roller coaster ride of the markets over the last few days, there is something for consumers for feel good about. The price of oil is down about 30 percent since May and many believe it will drop even more.

08/09/2011

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Chun Linn Arrested In Stabbing Of Five People Outside Bay Ridge Club

Police said a dispute broke out inside the Crown KTV Club and spilled out into the street around 3:30 a.m. on 64th Street near Eighth Avenue in Bay Ridge.

08/08/2011

Renters rally in Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

NYC Rent Control Law Expires After Lawmakers Engage In ‘Worst Of Political Games’

Late Wednesday night, the state Senate failed to extend the New York City rent control law until Friday, leaving more than 1 million tenants temporarily no longer protected by the 1946 law.

06/16/2011

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