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Happy hound: Two quick-thinking Good Samaritans helped save a stranded pooch from Jamaica Bay after flagging down an NYPD patrol boat. Carol DeNaro and her husband, Scott, were pulling into work Wednesday morning when they noticed an animal in the frigid bay. “My husband said, ‘What is that in the water? It looks like a seal!’ ” Carol told The News. “We kind of watched for a minute or two . ... And then I said, ‘Oh my God, I think it’s a dog!’ Springing to action, Scott hailed the patrol boat while Carol screamed for the dog to swim toward shore. The pup, named Georgia, was pulled from the bay and reunited with her family.
Facing fines: A three-story brick building owned by mayoral contender and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hasn’t been registered with the city agency that enforces housing codes, public records show. Adams, a front-runner in the city’s mayoral race, has owned the Bedford-Stuyvesant building at 936 Lafayette Ave. since 2003, yet has failed to register it with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for the past 12 years. According to HPD’s website, Adams “failed to file a valid registration” through 2019 as required, subjecting him to the possibility of up to $3,000 in fines.
Killer next door: A Brooklyn NYCHA tenant confessed Thursday to slaying three senior citizens inside his building over the past five years, police said. Kevin Gavin, 66, — a handyman who allegedly helped his victims around their apartments before killing them — is accused of murdering 82-year-old Myrtle McKinney in 2015, 83-year-old Jacolia James in 2019, and 78-year-old Juanita Caballero, who was found dead inside her apartment on Jan. 15.
Big Apple pride: NYC-born Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor all took the inaugural stage Wednesday for the historic swearing-in of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Gaga, who grew up in Manhattan, sang the national anthem while J.Lo belted out a medley of patriotic songs that included “This Land Is Your Land” — and a declaration in Spanish taken right from America’s Pledge of Allegiance. Sotomayor, the first woman of color to serve on the Supreme Court, administered the oath of office to Harris.