Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NYC Homicides Up; New Atlantic Yards School; TSA Fails Big Time and More Briefs

 - Oh oh: “We’re struggling with homicides and shootings,” said NYPD's Chief of Department on Monday. “As we expect when warm weather comes, we see an increase in certain crimes.” [Daily News]

- Video: An out-of-control vehicle barreled onto a sidewalk in Brooklyn Monday afternoon, knocking down a small boy and hurting an adult. [NBC]

- Wednesday: Hearing about the new school planned for the Atlantic Yards area. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Nightmare landlord: A Brooklyn landlord was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Monday for killing one of his tenants and attacking another. [Daily News]

- Tonight: Save the View town hall in Brooklyn Heights to discuss the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pierhouse lawsuit. [McBrooklyn]

- A tunnel boring machine has completed the excavation of a new, $250 million water tunnel connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The long-simmering animosity between Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio flared after the mayor hired a former Cuomo aide as his press secretary, a move the governor viewed as a betrayal. [Daily News]

- Major fail: TSA lets fake bombs, weapons through at America's busiest airports 95% of the time.  [ABCnews]

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