Flatlands (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2012

    Puppy Theft Problem: Brooklyn and Queens Pet Stores See Doggy-Nappings

    Today both the New York Daily News and the New York Post featured stories of poor innocent puppies being taken from pet shops by illegal means. Yes, if two's a trend, it seems like we have a puppy problem on our hands. First via the Daily News we learn that two 15-year-olds were arrested yesterday ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2011

    NYC's Ten Worst Tenants

    We hope you don't live next to these people

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Murderer Rosario DiGirolamo's Google Search for 'Lethal Karate Blows' Uncovered, Forces Him to Plead Guilty

    ​Rosario DiGirolamo was sentenced yesterday in New Jersey to 25 years in prison for killing his mistress, Amy Giordano, in 2007, cutting up her corpse, and dumping the pieces in the water at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in Charleston, Staten Island. A Google search for murder methods led the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Brooklyn Super Stabbed Over Rent

    ​A building super trying to collect overdue rent was stabbed on Friday in Brooklyn, and police are still searching for his killer. 40-year-old Shayne Sinclair was collecting rent for the landlord at a building in Flatlands when the suspect stabbed him in the chest. He died later at the hospita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Teens Charged With Criminal Possession of Snowballs

    ​Yesterday we mentioned that unruly teens had been up to no good, pummeling unsuspecting citizens of Brooklyn with snow and ice, which nature never intended. Now we hear that teens have been charged with actual criminal possession of a weapon for the "frozen snowballs" (is there any other kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Brooklyn Man Struck With a Brick, Killed

    View Larger Map DATE: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:45 p.m. LOCATION: In front of 1183 Schenectady Ave., Flatlands, Brooklyn. The police say a man, 18, was hit in the head with a brick during an argument outside the above address. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was declared dead. Kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    5 Ways to Spend New York's Extra Stimulus Money

    The Times says New York is expected to receive about $24.6 billion in direct stimulus aid, or more than $3 billion more than what was expected. This is excellent news: even in a stimulus economy, $3 billion is real money. The White House's own document says the Feds mean for this all to go to "cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Brooklyn Rising: $2500 Lofts in Bushwick

    Now that Manhattan rents are sorta-kinda dropping, we look to Brooklyn for real estate inflation. BushwickBK is celebrating Craigslist real estate ads in its now-groovy hood that don't sound so scrumptious to us, but we're old and remember when the place was a festival of arson and mayhem. For inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Apocalypse Now? Purse-snatchers and iPhone Robbers

    It's Friday the 13th, and the papers are full of all kinds of horrors: Gas hits $5 a gallon in the city, thugs lure you to deserted blocks with the promise of cheap iPhones and then rob you blind, and a sweet, grandmotherly Catholic school teacher gets suckerpunched on the way to school by a purse-s ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2007

    Hot Dog With Relish

    Cyclones put Markowitz on a bobblehead doll. Now he'll pop up even more.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2005

    The Wealth of Districts

    "The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    March 30, 2004
  • News

    June 29, 1999

    Getting Away with Justifiable Murder

    A new court ruling opens old wounds for the family of a psychiatric patient gunned down by police in 1992

  • Dining

    February 16, 1999