Humboldt Street

A fire broke out Tuesday, March 18 at a recycling center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Credit: Nicky Ocean)

Fire Rips Through Greenpoint, Brooklyn Recycling Center

An extra-alarm fire broke out Tuesday evening at a recycling center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


BQE Trench (Photo/John Montone)

Overnight Shutdowns Planned On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway For Repairs

Two eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway were set to shut down Monday night, as state Department of Transportation crews began a resurfacing project.


Officer Kevin Brennan (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Sergeant Returns To Complex Where He Was Shot, Arrests Robbery Suspects

A police sergeant who was shot in the head in Brooklyn last year returned Tuesday to the housing complex where the incident happened, where he and another officer arrested two suspected robbers in an unrelated case.


Craigslist graphic (AP)

John Hopkins, Who Allegedly Held A Woman As A Sex Slave, Due In Brooklyn Court

A 27-year-old Wisconsin woman claims that Hopkins offered her free room and board via Craigslist, but instead she was handcuffed to a radiator, beaten, bound, gagged and raped repeatedly.


Craigslist graphic (AP)

DA: Woman Who Answered Craigslist Ad Held As Brooklyn Sex Slave For 8 Days

John Hopkins, 45, has been arrested on rape charges. The alleged victim said Hopkins held her in apartment on Humboldt Street for eight days.