Gang Violence Brooklyn

DA Ken Thompson announced the indictments of 18 members of the No Love City Gang. Video stills via NBC

The NYPD has made another major gang bust — one that it says will put a damper on a wave of crime that has plagued Brooklyn residents from Dumbo to Flatbush. Incredibly, say police, the Flatbush-based gang was responsible for the drive-by shooting that rocked Dumbo back in October. (more…)

Utica Avenue Subway

The Utica Avenue A/C stop, where a man opened fire Tuesday evening

Since Monday evening, there have been three unusual and disturbing shootings in Brooklyn.

A man shot into a crowd of people inside the Utica Avenue A/C subway station in Stuyvesant Heights during rush hour Tuesday evening. It was not a terrorist attack, but those who witnessed it may have thought it was, coming just days after events in Paris. (more…)

Protesters fight the eviction of longtime Bed Stuy homeowner Mary Ward in 2011

Con artists hiding behind untraceable LLCs are swindling longtime homeowners in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and elsewhere out of their homes. In some cases, fraudsters lie to get homeowners to sign over the deed. In other cases, they simply forge signatures without the homeowner knowing a deed transfer has taken place — until it’s too late. (more…)