A driver of an allegedly stolen minivan lost control Wednesday and struck a mother and two children on a sidewalk in Flatlands, Brooklyn, killing one of the girls, police said.
Residents in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn say they’ve endured months of house-shaking construction related to the construction of a nearly 200-bed homeless shelter on East 45th Street.
It is being called Brooklyn’s most confusing intersection. It’s so confusing some drivers think it’s OK to deal with it by breaking the law.
Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a plastic storage container in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Police said they made the discovery at a home in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
A five-car crash in Brooklyn sent several people to the hospital late Friday.
A man was struck and killed late Friday in a hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn.
Officers found about 2 kilos of cocaine, a pound of marijuana and a loaded .380 semi-automatic gun in the Flatlands apartment.
The home at 1114 East 40th Street in the Flatlands was once a pretty, Victorian house. But neighbors said it caught fire after someone tossed a Molotov cocktail at the property back in 2009.
A sixth grade boy at a Brooklyn elementary school was accused of setting a girl’s hair on fire with a lighter at a park near the school Tuesday afternoon.
The first incident happened at around 1 a.m. at a house party in Flatlands. Four people were wounded in that shooting. About an hour and a half later and just a few blocks away, police say a man tried to hold up a livery cab stopped at a traffic light.
National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton will participate in one of a series of nighttime “Occupy the Corner” demonstrations Saturday night. The demonstrations are scheduled for nine Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island intersections associated with violent crime.
Gunfire suddenly broke out around 7pm Saturday as a group of boys were playing basketball outside of P.S. 119 on Avenue K in Flatlands.
Police said the teenagers were approached by a man with a gun and shot near East 39th Street and Avenue J.
Candles were left on an East Flatbush sidewalk for Trevonne Winn, murdered on a spot far from home. Relatives said the 24-year-old from Red Hill, South Carolina, was in the area to visit his Aunt.