Smoke through the asphalt, asbestos in the sky.
In the Flatiron District, an underground 85-year-old steam pipe exploded and caused a massive crater and a 70 ft. geyser of white smoke and asbestos that covered buildings and the streets on 4 blocks.
After showing up at the end of the day because he felt the severity of the explosion and the environmental damage it caused didn’t warrant his immediate attention, Mayor Big Slow de Blasio hastily claimed that the air was safe to breathe there in spite of the evacuations of 50 buildings, the closing of businesses on and the barricaded shutdown of 5th avenue for a week.
It’s an amazing thing. The Flatiron District and Madison Square has been through a massive upheaval with more high end stores, more luxury hotels and condo towers, a complete yet retarded street redesign and that even more retarded pedestrian plaza and al fresco barsteraunt that was plopped in the middle of the fork between 5th Avenue and Broadway, yet this dumb ass city let a rusty near century old steam pipe rot away during all this hyperdevelopment. This shows where the cities priorities are. Blindly and mindlessly rubber stamping these buildings and projects. And also keeping their heads lodged up their asses.
Good thing City Hall toady Eric Phillps was there to document the mayor making the obligatory optical gesture of mayoral leadership.
Lean in there, William. That city crater is the definitive symbol of the moral center of you, your advocates and your monied donors.
In Columbus Circle at the train station of the same name, a man boarded the B train and randomly punched three women in their faces.
In the Lower East Side, a Muslim food vendor was dragged out of his cart by a man who proceeded to beat him down while yelling xenophobic slurs at him. The suspect constantly harassed the vendor for days prior to the assault.
In Soho, a man caught shoplifting in a sneaker store escaped from cops while he was being cuffed and ran away. The cops got him three days later where he was shacking up with his girlfriend.
In Herald Square, a corrections officer pulled out his gun and threatened a exotic dancer from a night club who refused to go home with him.
In Midtown, a man broke into a bar at 4:30 a.m. and robbed $500 and pilfered a bottle of Greygoose vodka that he poured in a bottle of his own.
In Greenwich Village at the West 4th St. Station, a man holding up the E train by holding on to the door pulled a knife out and threatened a man that criticized him for smacking his son.
Also in Greenwich Village, a man in a wig robbed a bank of $500 and got busted when a cab driver got a warning on his phone about his passenger.
In the East Village, an elderly woman got robbed of her purse in her apartment by a man she let in who claimed he was there to repair a leak.
In Harlem, a man was shot to death as he was sitting in his car.
Also in Harlem, a man was killed from a shot to his chest. He was recently under indictment of stealing 200 grand from ATM machines with other gang members.
In East Harlem, a man recklessly driving his motorcycle on the wrong side of the street killed his passenger when he hit a bump causing her to fly off the back seat onto the pavement.
In Morningside Heights, a construction worker got killed on the job at a high-rise development building when a beam fell on him.
In Times Square, a man yelled a racial slur at then shoved an 84-year-old woman to the sidewalk
In the Upper West Side, a man walked up to a 10-year-old girl and tried to fondle her.
In the Upper East Side, two apartment building fires occurred within an hour.
On Wards Island, a homeless complex was found to have been breached from holes that were cut in the fence, leading to a rise in weapons and drug smuggling and prostitution.
In the new high-rise 4 block metropolis of Hudson Yards, construction workers of the new building developments there are getting loaded in bars during their lunch hours.
In the Upper West Side, the body of a dead woman was found in the Hudson River by Riverside Park.
In Tudor City by the Midtown Tunnel, an Uber driver got pulled over and was found to have over 90 traffic violation tickets in the trunk of a car belonging to his brother. The livery car had Florida plates.
In Central Park, in what could be comparable to the K-2 zombie effect, 24 raccoons were infected with the canine distemper, which caused them to wander around aimlessly in a catatonic daze and then die.
In Downtown Manhattan, a man was slashed in the face as over 10 people ran from the scene of the crime.
On the FDR Drive by Stuy Town, a stupid imbecile drove a Porsche on the pedestrian path to avoid traffic and got wedged between the bollard and a wall of a building. The driver fled the scene of the stupidity.
Skin tight (Theodore Parisienne, New York Daily News)
In NoMad, a man committed suicide by jumping off the 11th floor of a luxury hotel.
In Chelsea, an SUV hopped the curb and crashed into a cellphone store, injuring two pedestrians and two passengers.
Also in Chelsea, a man ripped off a tip jar containing 70 bucks from a tea shop counter.
In Battery Park by the Staten Island Ferry dock, a man who served time for raping a 6-year-old girl with the help of her mother pinning her down to the bed was caught illegally selling price-gouging boat trip tickets to the Statue Of Liberty.
In Herald Square and Midtown, a woman shoplifted close to $1,800 worth of makeup and fragrance products from an upscale cosmetic store chain.
In the East Village, a community garden locked down for two years because of building under renovation next to it has been overrun by Rats Of Unusual Size. Stemming from infrequent trash collecting of a dumpster at a NYCHA building and of two other buildings nearby. “The city does nothing” says a dutifully concerned citizen.
In Stuy Town, a man was found tied up and hanging upside down in a closet in his apartment. (And get a hearty laugh that social media handle name and avatar photo)
And in the subway, a couple of stupid motherfucking dicks loaded their crappy motorcycles onto the trains, hogging passenger space and obstructing the doors.
In Bushwick, gunfire broke out in a playground filled with families and children and kids playing a soccer match at 6:30 p.m., leaving one man dead after getting shot in the back and 2 wounded.
In East New York at the Broadway Junction, a man and his girlfriend got killed instantly when the man hugged her and jumped on the tracks when the C train arrived in a murder-suicide.
Also in East New York, a man got stabbed twice after a confrontation with three men.
Again in East New York, a man stabbed a worker in a 99 cent store with a screwdriver when he got caught stealing soap bars.
And again in East New York, two men with shirts over their heads robbed two SUV’s from a scrap yard.
In Downtown Brooklyn, a fight between a group of people in front of a discount department store escalated when a man took out a gun and shot it multiple times, hitting his target and two innocent bystanders, one of which was a woman who just came from a job interview.
Also in Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Station, two men arguing on the platform escalated when one man took out a knife and stabbed the other man then ran up the stairs.
In Brownsville, a brawl inside a laundromat spilled onto the middle of the street and led to the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy and two other men being stabbed.
Also in Brownsville, a man shot a gun at two people in a park by the Brownsville Houses and ran away with his friend who was riding a bike.
Again in Brownsville at the Sutter Ave/Rutland Road Station on the 3 train, two gangs engaged in a fight devolved when one person pulled out gun and shot it, hitting an off-duty MTA maintenance worker that was on his way home. Following this horrible incident, the police transit chief insisted that the subway is safer than it’s ever been by absurdly citing a ratio between the amount of commuters and crime.
And again in Brownsville, three men were shot at on the street.
In Greenpoint, a man cut off another driver with his car on the boulevard, then took out a box cutter and started swinging it at the other man’s face. He then stole the keys to the car he cut off and sped off in a white car with the man he was slashing at holding on to the drivers side and getting scraped across a van that was stopped there during the fracas.
In Cypress Hills, a kid who just turned sixteen got shot 5 times on a street corner after having an argument with three men, then died after running down the block. The suspect was actually looking to shoot the victim’s older brother but decided to kill him instead.
Also in Cypress Hills, a brawl between five men in front of a restaurant led to two men getting slashed.
In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a woman was found dead wrapped in a blanket and jammed inside her closet in her apartment. Her roommate and her boyfriend are under suspicion for the murder.
Also in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a livery cab driver was held up at gunpoint and robbed by four men of his cellphone and $1,200
In Flatlands, a woman invaded an apartment of a 90-year-old woman and robbed her of two grand worth of jewelry and silverware while she was still there.
In Sunset Park, a man busted into a woman’s apartment, held her at gunpoint and raped her and robbed her of $500.
Also in Sunset Park, a man riding a bicycle smashed into a pedestrian, causing him to fall and hit his head on the asphalt and rode away.
Again in Sunset Park at the 36th Street Station, a man snatched a wallet out of a woman’s hand and ran off.
In Fort Greene, two men hopped in a livery cab and assaulted the driver from the front passenger and behind in the back seat, then robbed him of $360 and his cellphone
In Williamsburg, a woman got dragged by a van that was driving away with her clinging to the side of the vehicle after she made a dash to get a slice of pizza.
Also in Williamsburg, a man killed himself when he crashed his car into a trailer.
Again in Williamsburg, a man stalked a woman as she was walking home then barged into her apartment and tried to rape her on her couch but she fought him off, but he still managed to steal $300 from her wallet.
And again in Williamsburg, a child was hit by a bicycle rider who did not yield for the school bus that displayed it’s flashing brake lights. The shithead bus driver who parked the bus jackknife style and not having any adult supervision getting the kids makes all responsible for the child’s safety look bad on both sides. And a bike lane would not have done squat.
And again in Williamsburg, a man who came to the aid of a woman who got cut off by a reckless driver who threatened her with brass knuckles got run over by that same driver who drove his car into him, pinning him into a fence, breaking his legs.
And again in Williamsburg at the Bedford Ave. Station, the L train had to be evacuated because of a false report of a person armed with a gun, leading commuters to panic, lose their shit and form a bottlenecked stampede getting out of the subway. Canarsie Tunnel Shutdown Clock is at 8 Minutes To Midnight. The genesis pioneer base of Hip Brooklyn is fucked.
Go check out those wussies (because it won’t display here, cheap ass instagram). The kids who were playing in that park in Bushwick when actual shots were going off were a million times more composed than this pathetic collective.
And again in Williamsburg, a 15-year-old was shot and killed and a man was grazed by a bullet by a gunman at the Bushwick Houses
And again in Williamsburg, a man hid out in a synogogue and robbed it of $400.
And again in Williamsburg, a man held up a chinese restaurant by putting a worker in a bearhug and made off with 200 bucks.
In Crown Heights, a facially ink-stained rap star was jacked in his ride by two men who stole his drivers cellphone then pistol-whipped and abducted him and drove him to the home of a woman that is the mother of his child and robbed him of his $750,000 chain and 20 g’s in cash that he was showing off in a strip club the prior evening. All he got was some further self-promotion and a sticker that contradicts his gangsta shit.
In Red Hook, dumbass workers on a booze cruisin’ party boat dumped their septic tank containing 500 pounds of human shit into the basin waters of the channel.
In Bed-Stuy, a man was shot at another man twice, hitting him in the back and groin and ran away.
O, a skimming device was found in a portable ATM machine outside of a pizzeria.
In Gravesend, a man was shot in the chest by the Gravesend Houses.
Also in Gravesend and Kensington at two train stations, a man stole wallets from two commuters by cutting their pockets while they are napping.
In Sheepshead Bay, a man was shot in the leg by a street intersection.
In Starrett City, a 57-year-old woman reliant on an oxygen tank for breathing because of her lifelong bout with asthma, died when the power shut down in her building around 4:45 a.m.. Some crass FDNY official stated in a preemptive autopsy that she may have died before the blackout.
Oh this is so fucking funny, in the lower income towns of East New York, Brownsville and Crown Heights (yes Crown Heights is still low income), stolen shitty Citibikes have been left abandoned on the streets after being stolen from people or stations after users improperly dock them for riding back to the hood. This is what happens when you deny services or transportation alternatives to undesirable and transit desert areas. And I mean the assholes behind the bike share program who determine and believe those areas are undesirable.
In Throggs Neck, a man with mob connections eluded multiple shots at point blank range by a masked man during a drive-by.
In University Heights, a man got shot in the back and killed in the lobby of an apartment building by a man who once dated his girlfriend and then walked away with his dog.
Also in University Heights, two men in a car that crashed into another man’s vehicle was joined by two other men who rolled up in an SUV and attempted to rob the man while they were exchanging insurance information. It turns out that what they thought was a mark turned out to be an off-duty Long Island cop, who took out his service gun and shot at them, hitting two and wounding himself during the melee.
In Longwood, two men stepped out of an SUV armed with baseball bats then attacked a man walking on the sidewalk from behind and swung the bat at him, knocking him down on the pavement in broad daylight in front of scores of people.
In Soundview, a 62-year-old woman dying from cancer was strangled to death by her husband who then attempted suicide by stabbing himself multiple times.
In Baychester, a man and woman that just left a house party were grazed by bullets standing on a street corner
In Mount Eden, a man grabbed a woman’s ass in an elevator and made the dash out of the apartment building.
In Ferry Point, a dead and decomposed body washed upon the shore by Figurehead Trump’s golf course.
In Highbridge, a man shot at two men three times hitting one in the eye and the other in the shoulder and mid-section in a drive-by.
In Olinville, a drunk man broke into his ex-girlfriends apartment and stabbed her son in the neck, then fell two stories from the fire escape as he tried to flee.
In Jerome Park, two parks workers beat up a man for taking a piss in the park at 1:30 p.m.
In Springfield Gardens, a woman was found dead in her apartment wrapped in a blanket with her teeth knocked out and a neck injury from being strangled. The killer was caught in a hotel room in California and is linked to a rape and strangling of a woman in Park Slope.
In Long Island City, a fight between two women at a hotel homeless shelter led to one of them dousing the other with nail polisher remover and setting her on fire.
Also in Long Island City in another hotel homeless shelter, a premature born baby was found dead in a room along with her distraught mother and drug paraphernalia lying around.
In Astoria, four people were shot to death inside a house in a murder-suicide.
Also in Astoria, a man pulled out a gun in a nightclub and sporadically shot at multiple people then drove off in a fancy car.
Again in Astoria, a man robbed a tip jar and charity cup from a cafe and assaulted an elderly woman, but got tackled by an EMT worker and two other people who held the skel down.
And again in Astoria, four men held up a massage parlor by a holding a masseusse at knifepoint and robbed it of $1,000 and four cellphones. The same gang also robbed another massage parlor in Flushing five days earlier by grabbing two women and making off with 500 bucks and a cellphone.
And again in Astoria, a man got shot in the leg and another man got shot four times in the chest in shootings just 7 minutes apart and a few blocks away from each other.
And again in Astoria, a woman riding her bicycle ran a red light and got hit by a passing van and now she is in a hospital bed in critical condition. Tell me again how bike lanes encourage safety, Bill and Paul. Jackasses.
And again in Astoria, a man cursed out then threw liquid at a traffic agent’s back which caused a rash after she was giving him a parking ticket.
In St. Albans, a man was brutally stabbed to death on the driveway in front of his house.
Also in St. Albans, a man and his teenage brother fought off a man who tried to barge into their house at 2:45 a.m. after the culprit knocked on the door. The man then went outside and stabbed the home invader in the chest and then took a bat and beat him down on the ground, killing him.
In Woodside, a homeless man stabbed another homeless to death in front of a chain pharmacy store after they had a dispute.
In Ridgewood, four gang members attacked a man walking on a sidewalk then piled into a car and drove off.
Also in Ridgewood, a 63-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver speeding on the road.
Again in Ridgewood at the Forest Ave. Station, a woman attempted suicide by jumping in front of the arriving M train.
And again in Ridgewood, two men crawled into a window of an apartment that was being renovated and stole a stove and a microwave.
And again in Ridgewood, a man on his motorcycle killed himself after he sped through a stop sign and crashed into a car.
And again in Ridgewood, where condos are being grafted onto rowhouse buildings that are normally resided by middle class and working poor citizens, a man pulled out a gun and shot it four times at two people on the street in broad daylight. Break yourselves, fools!!!
In Sunnyside, a man feigning to aid an 85-year-old woman to get to the train station, delved into her purse and stole $130 and a debit card from her.
In South Richmond Hill, a man punched a chain pharmacy store clerk in the face and ran away with a bag of 11 bars of soap that he stole.
Also in South Richmond Hill, two men brutally assaulted and pistol whipped a 79-year-old man at 1:15 p.m. because they wanted his necklace then fled in an SUV.
In Ozone Park, an NYPD leutenant was caught driving drunk after he collided into a parked car on the boulevard.
In South Ozone Park, two men broke into a house and looted a refrigerator.
Also in South Ozone Park, a man climbed through a window of a priests rectory and stole $115 in cash and checks and a bag of chips for nourishment.
In Richmond Hill, a man who once was a reality show star got arrested for running an illegal auto scrap yard, towing and crushing vehicles without the proper licenses.
In Jamaica, a man who was released on his own recognizance by a judge who threw out his pot possession charge was arrested again after being caught with forged credit cards in his apartment.
Also in Jamaica, a man kidnapped his baby daughter from her mother in a hotel homeless shelter after they had an argument.
Again in Jamaica, a playground that has been shut down for 5 years has become home to a rat population amongst the growing weeds and garbage that a developer the city gave responsibility of it’s upkeep to.
In Flushing, a meth distribution ring operating out of gaming parlors was raided, leading to the arrest of 10 people including the drug lord.
Also in Flushing, two men armed with a knife and a gun broke into an apartment with four men inside and robbed them of $120, then stabbed one of them when a fight broke out between them.
In Rego Park at the Queens Center Mall, five people attacked two men in the food court, beating them down and slashing one of them in the face.
In Jackson Heights, a man drove his car into a pedestrian as he was crossing the street.
In East Elmhurst, a woman stabbed her boyfriend to death in her apartment during a domestic dispute.
In Averne, a 63-year-old got killed as she crossed the street and was hit by a driver running the red turning as he dragged her on the road.
In Corona, two men approached a man standing in front of a restaurant and demanded him to hand over his wallet and phone and stabbed him twice when he refused to do so.
In Fresh Meadows, two groups of men, which included a retired basketball star, that were hanging out at a Hooters restaurant got into an argument with each other then got fucking lit when one of the men pulled out a gun and started shooting.
In St. Albans, two men were shot in the leg on the street.
In Rikers Island, a corrections officer was slashed in the face by a prisoner he was protecting during a gang brawl.
Also on Rikers Island,
At JFK airport, a man who is a fugitive from a Virginia mental asylum emerged from the waters of Jamaica Bay then climbed an 8 foot fence and breached the 100 million dollar security system by walking right through it and was caught roaming by the runway.
In Bayside, two men broke into a mailbox and robbed it of it’s contents as mail theft continues to be a persistent problem despite retrofitting the boxes to prevent phishing.
In North Flushing, jagged slabs of concrete have been piling up on the sidewalks from tree removals that the city has been neglecting to fix for over four months.
In Rosedale, a man was shot to death and his body was found weeks later under an overpass road in Yonkers.
In Middle Village, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Flushing, a man is wanted for 13 muggings at gunpoint along with an accomplice
In Bullhead, a pyro douchebag attempted to blow up a gas station by spilling gas around a pump and igniting it with his burning receipt. Which was easily deterred by the extinguishers overhead.
In Oakwood, a man had two American flags robbed from the front of his house.
In Tottenville, a NYPD lieutenant was caught idling and drunk as shit in his car.
In West Brighton, a fight between two men got ultraviolent as property in front of a store got damaged and other men interfered by smashing and throwing chairs on the shirtless guy. All while the woman filming from a car was goading the combatants on. A small business worker was asked if this was a regular thing on the avenue and she flatly replied with a hint of Detective Jake Gitts; “It’s Castleton”.
Oh and the video is very popular on the facebook with over 90,000 views. Not having an account, there is no info here about how “liked” it is. This should provide some relief for Zuckerberg now that his vile company lost $120 billion dollars.
Ten heroin overdoses were reported over the July 4th weekend in this borough.
The murder rate went up 8% because of gang-related violence. Including a 22% rise in the Bronx not even related to gangs.
And in Queens, the borough has seen massive spikes of murders, rapes and robberies.
And the season is not even half over…