WABC- TV’s “ABC 7 Eyewitness News” reported that Two pedestrians were struck, one fatally, in an apparent hit and run in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn Thursday morning. Authorities say a 26-year-old man and a woman in her 20s were crossing Borinquen Place near Keap Street when they were struck by at least one car at around 5:40 a.m.
A New York State Amber Alert has been issued for 3-year-old Ferrari Tiesto Stojka.
The child abduction happened at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue P, in Brooklyn, NY at about 3:30PM on Friday.
The child, Ferrari Tiesto Stojka is a White male, approximately 3 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 3 feet and weighs about 40 pounds. Ferrari was last seen wearing white shirt, white shorts and a Yankees hat.
The suspect, Jacob Laslo is a White male, approximately 33 years old with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a white t shirt and blue jeans.
The suspect was last seen traveling on foot.
Suspect is non-custodial father of child and has not seen child for two years.
Suspect assaulted the mother of the child, and then abducted the child and fled on foot in Brooklyn.
Suspect resides in New Jersey but last known to be in Manhattan.
Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the New York City Police Department at (866)NYS-AMBER /697-2623 or dial911 to provide information on a report or sighting.
On Memorial Day weekend, 19 new rides will thrill Coney Island visitors into a season of fun and offer a glimpse of changes that may echo Times Square’s evolution from gritty to glossy.
“We want it to be nicer and cleaner. We want to bring everything up a little bit,” said Valerio Ferrari, president of Zamperla USA, which is building its Luna Park atop the old Astroland.
Cha Cha’s bar owner John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia was pleased about the area’s “family-oriented” direction: “There’s no more hookers, pimps and drugs.”
But his own future — as well as other popular boardwalk stops including Shoot the Freak, Ruby’s and Lola Staar’s souvenir boutique — remains in question next summer since Zamperla, which is investing $15 million on the city-owned property its leasing, is only giving them one-year leases.
Shoot the Freak’s creator Anthony Berlingieri said if he had a 10-year lease like Zamperla’s, instead of the one-year leases he’s had over the last decade, “I would have ‘Shoot the Freak’ in neon, not in paint. I would have been more high-tech.” He added: “I’m world-renowned, yet I don’t have a leg to stand on. … I should be part of the next 10 years. I hope the city recognizes that. If not, I’m not going quietly.”
Also, some worry developer Thor Equities’ plan to tear down buildings along Surf Avenue to bring “family-friendly” entertainment next year will also bring chain stores.
“Right now there is a teetering balance of the old and the new as well as the big and the small,” Lola Staar’s Dianna Carlin said.
The body of Laura Garza, a young woman last seen leaving a Manhattan nightclub with a sex offender on Dec. 3, 2008, has been found in Pennsylvania, police said.
DNA analysis of bones found April 11 in Mount Cobb, near Scranton, confirmed her identity.
Garza, 25, a dancer from McAllen, Texas, who had moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, five months earlier, was last seen with Michael Mele, 24, leaving Chelsea’s Marquee Club. He was questioned but never charged in her disappearance.
Authorities searched Mele’s condo and found that pieces of carpeting had been cut out. Yesterday officials noted he hasn’t cooperated with investigators.
Mele has a history of exposing himself and masturbating on girls and women in malls — in Paramus, N.J., and at the Palisades Center Mall in Rockland County. He was arrested in 2007 and required to register as a Level 1 sex offender.
The son of a retired MTA assistant deputy police chief, Mele was convicted of parole violations unrelated to Garza’s disappearance including failing to tell state authorities he had moved from his parents’ home to his Wallkill condo. He was denied parole last month.
Starting this weekend, the beloved Brooklyn Flea moves back to its spacious outdoor digs on Lafayette on Saturdays, extending its One Hanson stay on Saturdays and debuting new food vendors on Sundays.
As much as we’ve been impressed by the Flea’s decadent new home at the old Williamsburg Savings Bank at One Hanson Place, the market’s original outdoor home on Lafayette Avenue remains our favorite, so it’s pretty brilliant that we’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds all spring and summer.
On Saturdays, the Flea will now be outdoors at its old familiar location — in Fort Greene‘s Lafayette Avenue (between Clermont andVanderbilt). Then on Sundays, you’ll find Flea vendors back at the gorgeous One Hanson space, though the organizers have added a new element for spring in moving all of the food vendors outside in the building’s back parking lot (and out of the downstairs bank vault space). To seal the deal, there are new food vendors being added this season — bringing the tally to a whopping 25 — along with outdoor seating and music.
The Brooklyn Flea is open 10AM-5PM on Saturdays and Sundays, at 176 Lafayette Avenue and One Hanson Place, respectively.
According to a discrimination lawsuit filed against him in 2007, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz called female staffers incompetent and even referred to a former press secretary as “Tinkerbell.”
He also reportedly kept one staffer on the payroll even though that person regularly failed to show up for work.
Markowitz denied any wrongdoing and claims he’s a fan of the Disney character. He calls the allegation “baseless.”
A former staffer who had been fired by Markowitz told the Daily News “There’s definitely a culture of favoritism,” which she believes is based on gender and color. “That culture is driven by the borough president himself.” Another staffer complained at one point about dirty jokes, including one about a sausage.
Markowitz says there is not an “ol’ boys” mentality in his office. His lawyer claims Markowitz will win the case in court.
Two female teachers from James Madison High School in Brooklyn — who were allegedly caught getting it on in a classroom — will be charged by the Office of Special Investigations, according to PIX 11.
French teacher Cindy Mauro, 34, and Spanish teacher, Alini Brito, 30, who is apparently married, will reportedly be charged with professional misconduct.
The pair was busted by a school janitor who caught the “undressed” instructors allegedly sharing a kiss in the empty classroom at James Madison High School during a Nov. 20 assembly.
Officials say the women, both tenured teachers, were immediately removed from the classroom following the incident and sent to “rubber rooms,” also known as the Department of Education disciplinary chambers.
Outraged students created a Facebook page to sound off on the incident involving the two popular teachers.
When the incident occurred, a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Education confirmed to PIX News that the teachers were reassigned, but fell short of releasing details of the alleged tryst.
“The school is investigating an incident of employee misconduct while the school was having an event in the assembly,” school officials said in a statement. “The two teachers, who are tenured, have been reassigned, pending the outcome of the investigation.”
DOE officials say the allegations have been proven to be valid and teachers will likely face disciplinary action.