Police have charged Ali Alaheri, 29, with criminal mischief as a hate crime after he allegedly yore down a large crucifix at St. Athanasius Church in Bensonhurst.
A four-year-old child was killed and a six-year-old child was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, said police.
Rescue crews responded to a three-story building at 170 Avenue O in Bensonhurst.
People rallied across parts of Brooklyn on Thursday to demand answers as to why 300 other schools in that zone could remain open.
Just 10 ZIP codes represent a quarter of the state's new infections in recent testing, according to the governor. A disproportionate number of new cases have come from communities home to many Orthodox Jews.
The Health Department is vowing to shut down nonessential businesses starting Tuesday if there isn't any improvement by Monday night.
A press conference from the NYC Health Department turned ugly Thursday after a protester interrupted.
New York City officials are warning that shutdowns of schools and non-essential businesses are possible in COVID hotspots.
Coronavirus infections are rising in Williamsburg, Midwood, Borough Park, and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn and in Kew Gardens and Far Rockaway in Queens.
The teens attacked an 89-year-old woman in Bensonhurst in July.
Police in New York are trying to find two men who attacked an elderly woman and tried to set her on fire.
Federal authorities are investigating the shooting of a man in Brooklyn involving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer.