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Heavy smoke and flames billow from two cars that caught fire while parked along a Ridgewood street last Friday afternoon, July 4, it was reported. According to Fire Department sources, the blaze occurred at around 2:55 p.m. last Friday along Seneca Avenue near Cornelia Street. As shown, the flames completely engulfed a double-parked sedan before spreading to a delivery vehicle parked next to it. Members of Engine Company 277 and Ladder Company 112 responded to the scene and brought the fire under control moments later. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, it was noted. (photo: Milady Lopez) More...
Armed Bandits Make A Midnight Run

Two gun-toting crooks were busy in Glendale late on Tuesday night, July 8 and into the morning, police reported, as their attempts to rob two men along local streets ended with mixed results. Law enforcement sources said the pair of suspects robbed a man at gunpoint along 80th Street at around 11:30 p.m. More...

Flames from a suspicious fire that broke out in a Bushwick apartment on Monday afternoon, July 7 reportedly left a five-year-old boy critically burned, according to police. More...
Nab Teens Who Mugged Victim On Midville Street
Three alleged teenage thieves who strong-armed a male victim for his cell phone during a mugging in Middle Village last Thursday night, July 3 were collared by police shortly after the caper, it was reported. More...
With the regular seasons over there was not much action to be had tin the last weekend of June, but the few teams that took to the fields put on quite a decent show against formidable competition. U7s Gottschee's youngest travel team, the U7s, were out in Bethpage at the Long Island Rough Riders Tournament where they won all four games to take first place. More...
The Empire State Building was built in one year and 45 days. It broke ground on Jan. 22, 1930 and was completed on May 1, 1931. Ground was broken for the Chrysler Building- arguably, the most beautiful of all skyscrapers- on Sept. More...
When The Ice Man Visited A Block, He Brought Promise Of A Treat
At various times over the years, readers have sent us letters in which their remembrances included a mention of some visitor to the block who regularly appeared to deliver goods or provide a certain service, but now belongs to the past. More...