A pharmacy in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn was a one-stop shop for a stunning array of illegal drugs and guns and also the source of a Medicaid fraud that attempted to bilk the system for $9,000 in phony prescriptions, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney.
Five people, three of them employees of Malik Pharmacy at 2981 Fulton St., were arrested Monday as a result of the six-month investigation....Read more »
Special prosecutor Daniel Donovan Wednesday found no basis for criminal charges against Vito Lopez, the veteran Brooklyn assemblyman caught up in a sexual harassment case that's lurid even by Albany's laughable standards. But Donovan's report and one by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, also released Wednesday, should alarm all New Yorkers who want to restore ethics, openness and honesty to...Read more »
Police have in custody a Brooklyn man suspected of burning mezuzahs in Williamsburg this week.
Rubin Ublies, 35, was picked up Wednesday morning by police for questioning regarding a dozen Jewish religious ornaments that were torched. Police said 11 mezuzahs were vandalized inside a Williamsburg building on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Then, the suspected arsonist damaged a mezuzah in a second building...Read more »
Rahmell Pettway needed an excuse for avoiding his girlfriend for two weeks -- so, naturally, he faked his own kidnapping.
Police found the 36-year-old Brooklyn man on Thursday hog-tied with duct tape lying in the street near Macon Street near Malcolm X Boulevard. But when they noticed the roll of duct tape dangling from his wrists, it became all too clear that Pettway had bound himself, the...Read more »
The Tribeca Film Festival is opening with some hometown flavor.
“Mistaken for Strangers,” a documentary that follows Brooklyn band The National on its biggest tour yet, will open the 12th annual festival on April 17, followed by a performance from the band.
“We’re really happy to premiere this movie at Tribeca, as New York has been home to us for these past 15 years,” National frontman...Read more »