Drunk Brooklyn man falls to his death

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Police say a drunk Brooklyn man fell from the fourth floor of an East Williamsburg building to his death on Saturday.

According to authorities, 21-year-old Tyler Wyatt was seen falling from a window in front of 924 Metropolitan Avenue.

When officers arrived, he was found with trauma to his body. Wyatt was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation is still ongoing. The Medical Examine will determine his cause of death.

Wyatt’s listed address is 953 Metropolitan Avenue, just down the street.

Media reports say Wyatt was at a party and was drunk when he fell out of the building window.

His family has been notified of his death.

Brooklyn DA’s office looking for high school interns

Photo Courtesy Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

If you know any high school students interested in criminal justice, please spread the word.

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) are partnering for a summer internship program for high school students who live or attend school in Brooklyn.

Students with an interest in criminal justice or public service are invited to apply for the five-week program.

“We are excited to host this hands-on and interactive internship program offering high school students the chance to work directly with Assistant District Attorneys and gain valuable real world experience,” Gonzalez said. “Participating students will receive an insider’s view of the criminal justice system and the chance to be mentored in a professional workplace setting.”

Selected students will be assigned to specific units within the DA’s office. They will support the work of ADAs and other staff members.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with legal research and analysis using the Internet, news articles and legal periodicals
  • Helping attorneys on pre-trial matters
  • Working on case preparation, discovery, file maintenance and organizing court documents
  • Participating in trial zone workshops
  • Going on judicial, legal and law enforcement-related field trips
  • Observing criminal proceedings including trials, guilty pleas and sentencing.

The program is open to qualifying sophomores, juniors and rising seniors who must commit to the entire duration of the program.

The internship will run from July 10 to August 11. Students will come in Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Students will also receive a $150 weekly stipend and commuting costs.

Applicants are required to sent their most recent school transcripts, a one-page resume, two letters of recommendation and evaluation forms from either a teacher, coach or mentor.

Applicants must also submit a 300-word typed essay (12-point font and double-spaced) on why you are interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office and what impact you think it will have on your personal and professional future.

Completed documents should be emailed to the Brooklyn DA’s office at brooklynda.org/internships in PDF format with the subject line: “Brooklyn DA Summer Internship Program.” Applications are due no later than April 20, 2017.

If you have questions, contact hsinternships@brooklynda.org.

Participatory budgeting voting this weekend!

It’s finally here!

Starting this weekend, residents of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn and others within Councilman Stephen Levin’s district can vote on their favorite neighborhood projects.

This year, Levin has allocated $1.5 million that will fund the top projects voted by residents in the participatory budgeting process.

Projects include improvements to parks, new equipment for local schools and safer streets.

To vote, the only requirements are to be over the age of 14 and to live within the district. Check the listed places and times when you can cast your vote for your favorite projects.

Voting will run through April 2nd, so don’t forget to let your voice be heard.

If you want to volunteer or have any questions, contact Benjamin Solitaire at 718-875-5200 or bsolotaire@council.nyc.gov.

Sign up for Newtown Creek-a-thon

On Sunday, April 9, the Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) is hosting a day-long walking tour of the Newtown Creek.

The 14-mile walking tour will cover the full perimeter of the creek. It’s the first organized journey of this length for the alliance.

The Creek-a-thon will begin in Long Island City and end in Greenpoint. Along the way, they’ll hit Blissville, Maspeth, Ridgewood, East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint.

The tour will include numerous bridges and all five tributaries that connect to the creek.

The guides for the 14-mile trek will be Mitch Waxman and Will Elkins of the Newtown Creek Alliance.

Along the way, they’ll take a break at Goodfellas Diner in Maspeth.

Interested attendees are encourages to wear study and comfortable closed-toed shoes, hats and sunglasses. Sunscreen and water bottles are also recommended.

To register for the Newtown Creek-a-thon, click here.

Bronx man fatally shot in Bushwick

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A 22-year-old Bronx man was fatally shot inside a Bushwick industrial building yesterday morning, according to the NYPD.

Police say Jefferson Exantus from 1466 Grand Concourse was shot inside 1269 Flushing Avenue, pictured above, at about 5:20 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Cops found Exantus with a gunshot wound to his face. EMS took him to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing, authorities say.

Grand Street St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

The Grand Street BIG is hosting its 6th annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl on Friday, March 17 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The pub crawl features drink specials at bars down Grand Street, from Bar Mcondo to Lady Jay’s and Huckleberry Bar.

You can enjoy a $5 Green Match Soju Shot and Hite Korean beer from Mahji, an $8 Rockaway Gold Black Stout and a shot of Tullamore Dew Whiskey from Noorman’s Kill, and even a free hot dog from Bushwick Country Club.

Spend your St. Patrick’s Day evening on Grand Street, and enjoy!

North Greenpoint Development Meeting

Councilman Stephen Levin is hosting a meeting on Thursday about the development in north Greenpoint.

Attendees will get updates from local developers and discuss how new construction will impact Greenpointers.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Polish and Slavic Center at 176 Java Street.

To RSVP, email bsolotaire@council.nyc.gov.

Queens man fatally struck crossing Meeker Ave

Police are investigating the death of 71-year-old Joseph Ranieri from Long Island City.

Ranieri was discovered lying on the road near 958 Meeker Avenue unconscious and unresponsive by police officers early Tuesday morning.

He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

A preliminary investigation founds that he was trying to cross Meeker Avenue (from south to north) when a 30-year-old driver of a 2012 Jeep struck him.

The operator remained on the scene.

There are no arrests at this time, police say. The investigation is ongoing.

Dispute leads to robbery at Brooklyn bar

A verbal dispute in the early morning hours in front of an East Williamsburg bar led to some violence and lost money.

Police say that on February 8, at approximately 4:07 a.m., a 33-year-old man was among many patrons standing in front of Duck Duck, a bar on 161 Montrose Avenue.

The 33-year-old victim struck up a conversation with one of the two suspects. As the dialogue got heated, one of the two suspects approached the victim from behind, grabbed him by the neck and dragged him to the ground.

The first suspect then hit the suspect as he was on the ground. The suspects removed $1,350 from the victim’s pants pocket.

After the suspects fled the scene, the victim refused medical attention.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.