Aguila Incorporated, a Bronx-based non-profit wants to open a 170-bed homeless shelter on a residential block of Carroll Gardens. It plans to offer single adults housing in a five-story building on West Ninth and Court streets to help less fortunate individuals find a better quality of life, but neighbors fear a cramped facility will encourage troubled folks to loiter nearby.
A Brooklyn federal court judge sent former cops Richard Melnik and John Mahoney to 21 months and a day in prison as he handed down his sentencing on Oct. 9. A day later, co-conspirator and fellow brother-in-blue Eddie Goris was sentenced to three years behind bars.Federal investigators nabbed eight active and retired cops from the 68th and 71st precincts and the Brooklyn South Task Force last year for smuggling more than $1-million worth of firearms — including M-16 rifles, 16 handguns, and a shotgun — as well as untaxed cigarettes and slot machines into New York. Seven of the officers arrested pleaded guilty.
An increasingly violent 93rd Street nightspot has its neighbors living in a constant state of panic, say residents who want the club shut down. Neighbors say gunshots rang out in the middle of the night outside 93 Lounge, which shares an address with the Prince Hotel between Third and Fourth avenues, on Sept. 19.Cops at the 68th Precinct declined to comment about their plans for the nightspot.