| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:08 AM
It's decision day for 23 schools in New York City. A panel from the Department of Education will meet Thursday night and decide on the future of the schools; 18 could be closed for good, and five others could lose some of their grades.
The Panel for...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 11:22 PM
A young man spending Friday night hanging out at a friend's house is dead.
Police have identified the victim as Marcquel McDuffy, 22. He lived at 177 Sands St., kitty-corner to where he was killed in Fort Greene.
According to investigators, the victim...
| Jun 21, 2009
New York City firefighters were on the scene of a building collapse Sunday afternoon in Fort Greene. The four-story structure at 493 Myrtle Avenue housed a bar and a restaurant called "Vesper." Fire officials say the building collapsed around 2 p.m. it...
| Jun 22, 2009
A four-story building in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn now sits as a pile of rubble after it collapsed yesterday. Now the building next to it is set to be demolished.
The building at 493 Myrtle Avenue collapsed Sunday afternoon just before 2pm...
| Jun 23, 2009
A building partially collapsed in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters arrived at 103 Patchen Avenue near Monroe Street at about 7:15am in response to a call about debris falling off the building. The debris came from the partial collapse of an...
| Nov 4, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Stringer Dan Rosen files this report from a polling station in Fort Greene. Residents of Fort Greene showed up as early as 4:30 a.m. to cast their votes at the Brooklyn Technical High School. Fort Greene had seen a reported......
| Nov 5, 2008
Edolphus "Ed" Towns, a former social worker and community activist in Brooklyn, New York, is a 13-term veteran in the House, where he serves on both the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Towns...
| Apr 17, 2009
FORT GREEN, N.Y. (WPIX) -- In what could only be described as both amazing and disturbing, a Brooklyn man is recovering Friday after biting off the tip of his own penis.
Damiene Iriarte, 26, was found naked and bleeding behind a building in the Fort...
| May 21, 2009
Jail officers say New York City has agreed to scrub down a part of the Rikers Island jail complex. Ten inmates in the complex have confirmed cases of swine flu.
The city Correction Officers' Benevolent Association says officials laid out the plan for the...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 2:40 AM
After a heated, raucous meeting Tuesday that lasted nearly 11 hours, the Panel for Educational Policy finally voted at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to close 19 New York City schools.
Almost 350 speakers addressed the panel at Brooklyn Technical High School in...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 3:02 PM
Business leaders, residents and lawmakers are nearing a compromise to limit the number of noisy helicopters that crowd the skies over New York Harbor.
The city's Economic Development Corporation has confirmed it is crafting an Air Tour Management Plan. A...