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  • $15 minimum wage shutters old-school Brooklyn diner

    07/23/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | 10:47pm | Jennifer Bain and Natalie O’Neill
    Say goodbye to the late-night fries and gravy. One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase and other factors, restaurateurs and economic experts predicted Friday. The owner of the four-decade-old, 24-hour greasy spoon, Del Rio Diner in Gravesend, said his place is closing down because he can’t afford to pay cooks $15 an hour, along with rising rents and expensive Health Department inspection fees. …
  • RC helicopter lops top of man’s head off

    09/05/2013 2:33:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/5/13 | Kirstan Conley
    A young man was scalped and killed by the blades of a model remote-controlled helicopter that chopped off the top of his head in Gravesend, Brooklyn today, sources said. The 19-year-old victim — a well-known model helicopter enthusiast — was on the corner of Shore Parkway and Bay 44th Street around 3:40 p.m., when he lost control of the toy aircraft, it boomeranged and sliced off the top of his head