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Crown Heights »

Rookie NYPD Officer Shot in Gunfight With Bus Fare Beater, Police Say

Officer James Li was hit in both legs at Empire Boulevard and Utica Avenue, sources said.

Crown Heights »

12 Arrested in Crown Heights Crack Ring Bust, DA Says

A dozen people were charged with selling crack cocaine, heroin and generic Xanax to undercover officers.

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Crown Heights Precinct Gets Influx of Rookie Police Officers

The 77th Precinct plans to beef up its presence in Crown Heights hotspots with 47 new officers. 

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

Planet Fitness Moving Into Phat Albert Discount Shop on Flatbush Avenue

The mammoth discount clothier and home supply store will soon share space with a new budget gym.

Crown Heights »

Outdoors Shop Brings Wilderness Survival and Free Yoga to Utica Avenue

Brooklyn Outdoor Provisions will offer adventure, running and yoga gear beginning Nov. 18. 

Crown Heights »

Police Want to Cut Wi-Fi at Crown Heights McDonald's to Prevent Crime

Police are targeting the McDonald's at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue after fights and phone hefts.

Crown Heights »

Hip Crunch Gym Follows New Residents Eastward in Crown Heights

Two franchise locations of the trendy gym will open in gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods in 2013.

Crown Heights »

Longtime Utica Avenue Shoe Store 'Rugged Sole' Gets Sleek Boutique Facelift

The brand new Alumni boutique on Utica Avenue wants to be a destination for Brooklyn sneakerheads.

East Flatbush »

Driver Dies After Slamming Into Parked Cars on Utica Avenue, Cops Say

The man slammed his silver BMW into two parked cars in East Flatbush, cops said.

Bed-Stuy »

Man Robbed at Gunpoint Aboard A Train in Brooklyn, Cops Say

The mugger took his cell phone and cash before exiting the train in Bed-Stuy, police said.

Crown Heights »

Bigger Spaces, Smaller Rents Lure New Faces Eastward in Crown Heights

As Franklin Avenue prices move east, some renters are hopping back on the train in search of a deal.

Crown Heights »

With Crime Up Across Crown Heights, Each Avenue Finds Its Niche

From fake checks to phone snatches, assaults to robberies, crime is up, and location-specific. 

East Flatbush »

Off-Duty Correction Officer Shoots Man in Brooklyn, Sources Say

The unidentified man was shot near Utica Avenue and Clarendon Road in East Flatbush, officials say.

East Flatbush »

5 Children Injured After School Bus and Van Collide on Utica Avenue

The children, as well as two adults, were taken to Kings County Hospital Center, according to the FDNY.

Brownsville »

Livery Cab Passenger Shot in Botched Robbery Dies

Nikita Grebelsky was shot in the head on August 18 while riding in a livery cab in Brooklyn.