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09.10.13 Andy Cush

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office continued its quest against shady massage parlors this week, shuttering Bay Ridge’s notorious Bright Ocean Spa and four other spas in the area for alleged prostitution. Last time, evidence showed human trafficking may have been involved, and that seems to be the case in at least one instance here. According to […]

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05.30.13 Andy Cush

Lately, donation boxes have been popping up around Brooklyn–this Brooklyn Paper article mentions Bay Ridge; I’ve seen them in Sunset Park–run by companies like USAGain, Spingreen, and Green Tree, that collect old clothes from neighborhood residents and   vaguely “reuse” them, without much explanation as to what that reusing entails. And while it’s true that […]

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01.08.13 Andy Cush

While perusing Google Maps Street View for an unrelated purpose, we came across this little oddity: when looking at the building at 7427 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge while “standing” on 5th, you see the Chase bank that currently occupies the space. When moving your vantage point to Bay Ridge Parkway, however, you’re treated to […]

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08.02.12 Joshua Rivera

The thing about streets is that you really don’t expect them to disappear at a moment’s notice. It’s entirely self-defeating, if a street had a habit of just having parts of it disappear willy-nilly, then that street would be the worst street ever and pretty terrible at it’s job of being a stable surface for […]

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11.16.11 Bucky Turco

For a Brooklyn neighborhood scarred by a recent string of anti-Semitic incidents, this latest act of vandalism is not cool. Last week, several cars in Midwood were burned and painted with swastikas and now the subway sign at the Avenue J station was defaced so it reads: “Avenue Jew.” […]

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11.15.11 Bucky Turco

On Thursday at 3:30PM, things got really strange in Bay Ridge. That’s when a middled-aged woman who reminds me of the lady in the shower scene of The Shining started stripped her clothes off on 3rd Avenue near 80th Street and started yelling at people according to the witness that took video and photos, but […]

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09.23.11 Bucky Turco

A man believed to be aged between 35 and 40 years old failed miserably when be he attempted to rob a bank in Bay Ridge earlier this week. The would-be thief silently passed a note to a teller requesting cash, but instead of handing over any bags of money, she walked away from her window […]

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