Doris V. Amen

Iconic Funeral Director Grapples With Her Very Own ‘Nightmare On 23rd Street’

Doris V. Amen is a vibrant presence in a business not known for vibrancy. Donning her high heels and driving “Old Betsy,” her 1978 S&S Superior Classic Cadillac Hearse, the funeral director for Jurek – Park Slope Funeral Home (728 4th Avenue at 23rd Street) has been comforting the bereaved for over 25 years. She's garnered the … Continue reading Iconic Funeral Director Grapples With Her Very Own ‘Nightmare On 23rd Street’

200 5th Avenue

Firefighters Swarm Park Slope’s 5th Avenue To Shore Up Dangerous Crack In Building

The FDNY rushed to 5th Avenue between Union and Sackett Streets to prevent alarming damage to a building at 198 5th Avenue. According to an FDNY spokesperson, firefighters arrived at the scene at approximately 8:55am after a crack was discovered in the building's structure. One firefighter was in a crane rising towards the top of … Continue reading Firefighters Swarm Park Slope’s 5th Avenue To Shore Up Dangerous Crack In Building