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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

Green Church is gone

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s so-called “Green Church” is now a verdant pile of rubble — so let the blame-casting begin! Comments (3).

Shea’s rebellion! Nathan’s hot dog man earns Coney kudos

Event: George Shea, the P.T. Barnum of bile, the Bob Barker of barf, will be honored next Monday night by the freaks, geeks and other wonders of human curiosity at the Coney Island sideshow. “George turned a small event into an international sport on ESPN,” said Zigun, himself a connoisseur of publicity stunts. “I take all my hats off to him, including my derby and my straw.” Comment.

Crime wave washes over Ridge

Bay Ridge: A horrifying uptick in burglaries has residents of one of the borough’s safest neighborhoods living in fear. Comments (1).

Gates of hell!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge residents are urging shop owners to install see-through roll-down security gates — and are moving toward proposing an out-and-out ban if storeowners do not replace their solid metal shutters in favor of the fence-like guards. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Another N train mugging

Bensonhurst: Can you believe it? Another N-train mugging. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Violent purse snatch

Bay Ridge: A woman is violently mugged. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008

Guilty! ‘Vino’ Fossella convicted in drunk-driving case

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is represented in Congress by a convict, now that Rep. Vito Fossella was found guilty last Friday of drunk driving, stemming from a May 1 arrest in Virginia as the seven-term congressman was on his way to a night-time rendezvous with his mistress. Comments (5).