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.
Crews had been working nearly around-the-clock to repair the 20-foot crater that opened on 79th Street in Bay Ridge on Wednesday.
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.
A 20-foot section of pavement on 79th Street in Bay Ridge opened up Wednesday leaving a huge sinkhole and nearly swallowing a 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.
“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.'”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police said on Wednesday night, several statues outside the Visitation Academy were knocked off their pedestals. A statue of a lamb was also decapitated.
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.
Police said someone went on an early morning spree yesterday, slicing tire after tire — sometimes two and three to a car — along Third Avenue.
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.