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Thursday
Oct092014

FIPS Broken News: Holy Hate Crime at the Barclay's Center

 

Well here's something awful to report. Leonard Petlakh Executive Director of Kings Bay YM-YWHA was attacked last night in front of his children as he was leaving the Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv game at the Barclay's Center last night.  

According to Sheepshead Bites, a Pro-Palestine rally entered the Barclay Center but was asked to leave by a Barclay's security team after being antagonistic to spectators. The group went outside and started chanting, "Free Palestine," and "You people are murderers." One of those protesters punched Petlakh in the face. The game was preceded by an event that celebrated the Friends of the Israel Defense Force and twelve wounded Israeli soldiers were participating in the event. 

The Kings Bay Y issued a statement saying that Petlakh was taken to Methodist Hospital where he was treated for a broken nose and lacerations under eye that required eight stitches. The attackers raced from the scene and the NYPD is investigating the incident as a hate crime. Luckily there were hundreds of people leaving the game and the incident was all caught on tape.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Caption This Park Slope Photo!

FIPS reader Lori sent in these photos of a scene she stumbled upon outside the Lowe's on 12th Street and 2nd Avenue. She wasn't sure if the possum was playing dead, really dead, or just wasted on Lime-a-Ritas. You've got a lot to work with here, so give us your best captions in the comments.

Tuesday
Oct072014

Time To Help Save The Brooklyn Lyceum...Again

Image via Brooklyn Lyceum

This building has been part of my personal Brooklyn landscape for over 2 decades. When I moved in up the block from the then-crumbling relic in 1992, it was not The Brooklyn Lyceum; it was a boarded-up, gated mystery. “Public Bath No. 7.” Watching the NYC Marathon on 4th Avenue, you could haul yourself up to the landing and hang on to the iron fence for a better view. Other than that, as long as I’d known, it stood unused.

Public Baths in NYC were built as part of a progressive movement to improve the health of poor tenement dwellers. Public Bath No. 7 is one of a very few still standing. It was constructed in 1910, closed in 1937, and landmarked in 1984. And it housed other things on and off in between. Its architect, Raymond F. Almirall, also designed the beautiful little library on the corner of Pacific and 4th Avenue. Don’t tell anyone, but I still have a book I took out there in 1987.

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Tuesday
Oct072014

FIPS CARES: Help Brooklyn Bike Patrol Get New T-Shirts

BBP founder JayRuiz. Image via Facebook

I knew when I heard the Batman ringback tone on the phone of Jay Ruiz that I was going to have a fun conversation.  Jay is The Man behind the Brooklyn Bike Patrol, a free service that escorts female Brooklynites home from train stations, 7 days a week, as well as offering escorts from homes, restaurants etc. Jay started the service in 2011 after a string of attacks on women in Park Slope and nearby neighborhoods. He has been at it since, despite a heart attack that slowed him down for, oh, I dunno, 2 minutes? He is a bundle of energy who eads an all-volunteer effort that has grown in size since its inception.

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