A man who was killed in a fire in Brooklyn early Saturday had been smoking in bed, according to a published report.
The nor’easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain and snow and plunged households that waited for days without power because of Sandy back into darkness in temperatures near freezing.
Clear surveillance footage captured a man, who authorities said was Denis Ildatov, stealing a menorah that is worth nearly $10,000, and other religious items from Rabbi Yehezkel Zion’s home.
At Dorman Square in Midwood, Brooklyn, the Department of Transportation wants to shut down a one-block stretch of Elm Avenue and a create a pedestrian plaza, like the one in Clinton Hill, where the DOT kicked out cars and installed cafe tables and chairs.
The MTA said a Meals On Wheels van ran a red light and slammed into a B11 bus around 10 a.m. this morning at Ocean Avenue and Avenue J.
“People were afraid to get out of cars, people were afraid to walk the street,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. as Noah Foxman was crossing Coney Island Avenue near Avenue K.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind is calling on the city to do whatever it takes to stop the animals believed responsible for attacking other dogs, a young child and an elderly woman.
A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection with a series of hate crimes. The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force has been investigating a number of hate crimes in the city since early December, including a number of anti-Semitic phone calls as well as anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalism.
The Jewish community is working to wipe away the remnants of hate but the faint reminder of the swastikas vandals painted on the buildings is still visible.
“This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and people are justifiably very concerned and upset,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
Police sources said the firebombing was not likely a hate crime, but an insurance scam, and could have manufactured by someone outside the community.
It’s charged that since 2006, Andrew Goodman, who worked for Jewish social service agencies, sexually abused one boy aged 11 to 15, and another, age 13 to 16, while recording the activity on a webcam
The restaurant was hit with 67 code violations last week by the city because of food storage temperatures and signs of mice and flies.
The latest act of vandalism comes in the wake of last week’s bias incidents on Ocean Parkway.