Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Burglar hits apartment A sneaky burglar entered an apartment, o ¬†March 28 and got away with over $6,000 in goods, police said. The 47-year-old victim discovered the burglary when she arrived at her 848 Prospect Place apartment around noon. Police reports indicated the burglar did not enter […]Read More

At Witt's End:Local City Council Members React to Layoffs and

By Stephen Witt Central Brooklyn readers wondering if their local city council members are on their game could learn a thing or two from their response to the recently proposed layoffs of 10,000 city workers. The proposal came last month from Mayor Bloomberg who wants the layoffs to close a projected $4 billion budget gap […]Read More

Police Beat: Crime Roundup in Central Brooklyn

79th Precinct covering Bedford-Stuyvesant By Stephen Witt 77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Man kills his mother A mentally unstable martial arts student brutally killed his mother with a samurai sword inside her Park Place apartment, according to police. The suspect, Michael Brea, 31, an actor who once appeared on TV’s Ugly Betty […]Read More

The Healthy Bodegas Initiative is Making Fresh Produce Accessible One

By Linda Thrasybule Rachel Whoo, a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident of two years, often asks friends to drive her to Park Slope or Red Hook to get fresh produce around her apartment. She said, the options are just too limited. “The only thing they seem to have are bananas,” she said of the bodegas closest to her […]Read More

Police Beat: Murder, Rape up in Central Brooklyn Felony crime

Murder, Rape up in Central Brooklyn Felony crime on course to rise more than 10 percent in 2010 The two most violent crimes – murder and rape – are up sharply in the Central Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. So far this year there have been 56 reported murders […]Read More

Response to a Reader

To the Editor: I love the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. My family and I are newcomers and would like for our local politicians to stop using and abusing the words “black community”.¬† Yes, we know Bed-Stuy is mostly black, but that will not be the case for very long. We wish you would include others like Hispanics, […]Read More