Congressman Anthony Weiner visited troops in Iraq this past weekend. He said the situation on the ground was improving. “The troops are safer, but far from safe.”
The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals on Tuesday gave the green light to Samuel Kahan, a developer, to go forward with a project that will plop a six-story, 25-unit building on the corner of a residential block.
Sheila Nelson, who had been battling cancer for years, died today at New York Community Hospital with the her husband by her side. She had been ill for a while and took a turn for the worse two days ago, when she battled double pneumonia. More later
A man is living on this boat moored in Sheepshead Bay. he has been told by the New York Parks Department to get out because he does not have the proper permits.
The Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, throws a Wild Holiday Party with Presents to the Animals on Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7. Hamadryas baboons, red pandas and other animals unwrap presents to find holiday treats during the December weekends. For further information call (718) 399-7339. MORE EVENTS HERE
Charles Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, sponsored a domestic violence symposium last week.The number of domestic violence cases in recent years has risen, said the DA. In south Brooklyn, Canarsie and Flatlands had the most domestic violence arrests, with 695 in 2007. Bensonhurst had the least, at 383 arrests. Hynes has been a strong supporter of victims of domestic violence, because his mother was abused.
Commuters who take the south-bound Q-train to the Avenue U or Gravesend Neck Road station better invest in a new pair of sneakers. There are service changes.