A few weeks ago on the heels of the congressional hearings of the Senate’s border funding bill, a brash man in his 30’s decided to take to social media and rail against the establishment very old guard and “moderate” Democrats for their support of it. And the social media storm came from the chief of staff of the most pop-centric elected official of our time (and arguably maybe all time since the young Kennedys) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Saikat Chakrabarti. Although he made salient points about the congressional hacks constant cave-ins, he made a boneheaded analogy comparing Speaker Pelosi and the other Dems voting for it to the Dixiecrats of nearly a century ago, which he immediately deleted. This led to Pelosi and her assembled old and rich peers to come down hard on Ocasio-Cortez and also three other women who objected to then rejected the bill, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Rahsida Tailb, and Rep. Ayanna Pressely (which AOC’s chief of staff also name dropped in his thread) who are now affectionately branded by the said establishment Dem hacks as “the Squad”, purely to undermine and degrade their popularity, familiarity and whatever ideas to make the country a better place.
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez then backed herself into a corner and pulled out a race card implying that Pelosi and all of them were being a bit racist considering the race of her and her aforementioned allies in order to defend Sakit’s deleted tweet. Speaker Pelosi and long-time shady establishment hack Congressman Gregory Meeks then laid on accusations of Ocasio-Cortez being just a figurehead character whose is being controlled by her chief-of-staff.
Even though these are atypical reactions from an electorate body of officials that are cognizant of their weakening status in office and of the growing and widening disdain of them by their constituencies to undermine a young and immensely popular upstart like Ocasio-Cortez, their vindictive accusations of her being dependent on her obnoxious chief of staff does have merit.
But in actuality, it’s not only because of his tweet conflating the current shitty Congress and the shitty racist enabling one back in the day or even wearing a very stupid t-shirt, it’s mostly because he’s a dishonest person and a multi-millionaire feigning to be a revolutionary, trying to become a player in D.C.. He also could have underhanded reasons to personally profit from what on the surface are progressive policies that are being pushed.
Chakrabarti, or Chak as he will be referred to here for the sake of brevity and it sounds better, got filthy rich in Silicon Valley developing a web tool called Mockingbird and participated in Bernie Sanders miraculous yet defeated presidential campaign, followed by hooking up with the current representative of New York’s fighting fourteenth district in Northeast Queens and the South Bronx with the Justice Democrats PAC he co-formed.
But since that victory, he’s been pulling some very shady and non-progressive stunts. A few of which involved some pitiful photo ops with the all-star rookie congresswoman.
Like how he transferred $885,000 from his two PAC’s he formed, the Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats and to two new LLC’s (one of which uses the former name) so he and the congresswoman can evade transparency in how they are charging contractors for services like polling and marketing, how the funding is accrued, who is donating and how much they are donating. The purpose for these former PACs cum companies is to bolster fellow and future Justice Democrats who run for elected office.
A lot of what transpired with the transactions and the conflicts involving AOC and her chief of staff are incredibly convoluted yet almost masterful so to avoid any serious fines or even serious charges. Especially the creative way that Sakrit can work for the congresswoman and earn a taxpayer funded salary while still running these LLC’s.The fact that these are “progressives” involved in dark money transactions and the machinating efforts behind them flies in the face of the Justice Democrats creed of getting money out of politics.
Although after these initial complaints, it seems the machinating is still continuing. Back in April on Earth Day, the congresswoman held an 5k running event in Astoria touting the Green New Deal, the environmental economic program she debuted at Nancy Pelosi’s office in her first day at work in D.C. Thinking that it was for the cause, attendees paid registration fees of $30 and $20 for kids to be in the presence of the representative, but turned out that Ocasio-Cortez and her staff had integrated the event into a campaign fundraiser for her new AOC for Congress PAC. Despite the unethical bait and switch, there was no actual malfeasance because it was written in fineprint on Ocasio-Cortez’s facebook page.
When confronted about this during the run, Alexandra was able to dodge the question while holding a baby. It looked so horribly evasive as something Selena Meyer would pull.
Then there was another event she and her staff arrangedwhere she went back to her roots and tended bar in Jackson Heights to address a raise of the federal minimum wage. Despite the utter lack of disclosure to the press and the public (and her constituents), the optics of this was made worse with the bar she chose to revisit her former trade, a recently opened hipster barsteraunt. The type of establishment that usually is a harbinger for gentrification and a death knell for struggling rent-burdened tenants. Listed on the blackboard menu was a $16 order for the notorious foodie delcicacy avocado toast.
There was not much information about this event, but it would be easy to speculate that it might have been another cleverly plotted fundraiser since attendance to the publicity stunt was tightly regulated to labor union reps and some workers and the only press there was one reporter from the NY Daily News which covered it.
Since Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is more occupied with her current job and actually doing a bang up job and also still maintaining her social media feed, the number one suspect behind these recent stunts has got to be Chief of Staff Chak. Well, now he’s evolved from that role to public enemy number one by the multi-millionaire Democrats in Congress with his twitter outbursts, who were collectively and vicariously through Speaker Pelosi were calling for Chaks head on a pike while calling for his “boss” to shut his ass up and undermining her status at the same time. Even President Trump mouthed off in solidarity defense of Nancy Pants.
Fortunately for Saikat oh Chak, the President has no sense of boundaries. Because following Nancy Pelosi’s degrading insults of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez as well as Reps. Talib, Omar and Pressely as just four votes that don’t mean shit despite them representing millions of Americans, President Trump became emboldened by Nancy’s dressing down of those women and shot xenophobia and racist bombs and missives from his faceanus and on social media, degrading his own office and nation even further by telling those four women to go back to horrible places where they came from since they “complain” to much. Never mind with the exception of Omar who is a citizen, the three women are from the U.S.A. and are precisely there because there is still shit wrong with this country according to a lot of voters. (I always wondered if Trump believed that the Bronx was another country). Then Trump quadrupled duced down and decided to target Omar at his second campaign rally (the first was the Farce of July) by ragging on her and waiting patiently for the crowd to chant “Send Her Back”, the sequel to the Hillary refrain “lock her up” (another promised he broke, a lot of progressives actually want that too.)
Despite this lucky distraction, and the inevitable rise in solidarity support for AOC, it still doesn’t absolve the fact that despite Trump’s vicious bloviation Chak is a bad influence and detriment to her status and her future in elected office. That’s if she gets re-elected, because despite her phenomenal celebrity, Chak is still endangering and undermining her ability to represent her district with his own social media and disruptive antics which have obviously carried over from his time as a software creator in Silicon Valley, where the general edict there is to “move fast and break things”. That shit may work in the tech community but it doesn’t work in real life with real people and in politics. His big dumb mouth is also belittling AOC not only as a congresswoman but a woman with independent ideas and visions to make her country great again. It’s like Chak thinks he’s a modern day political Svengali with her and certainly with future candidates he wants to churn from his shady superpacs. While he makes reprehensible poitical reprobates like President Trump look rational and good (until he goes off-script) and gives long time corrupt parasites like congressman Greg Meeks to recruit protege candidate hacks of his own.
She has got to get rid of this guy or her political career and whatever destiny she wants to achieve will be kaput. Otherwise the fact will rise that she is way to dependent on him and that’s not going to go over well in due time, especially with her constituents.
Which means Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has to fire her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. Or at least he should voluntarily step off.
Hell, he can afford to, he’s a fucking multi-millionaire.
NYPD crime status report for the month of June shows murders are down from last year but shootings went up 7%, which means that the only reason no one is dying on the streets is that the perpetrators have shitty aim. Which is evident with most of the incidents listed on this months blotter on the “Safest Big City”
In Concourse Village, a woman was tormented by a group of 12 boys and girls on a city bus who were insulting her for wearing a hijab. When she got off the bus to get away from them, they followed her off and surrounded her, took off her hijab and beat her down to the ground two separate times, first by a group of girls then by 3 boys. They ripped her hijab and the clothes she was wearing apart and damaged her engagement ring during the lynching, and robbed her handbag which contained a stipend check of $500 and three forms of I.D.
Cops showed up after the bias attack and detained three of the bigoted brats then released them.
When the woman went to file a report at the 42nd Precinct, they dismissed her because they initially claimed there was no video available of her biased based assault and that there were no cameras around to record any footage of it so they decided not to continue the investigation, which is laughably disputable with the amount of cameras placed in this city and the NYPD’s own obsession with surveillance tech. Compounding her difficulty was that the D.A. decided not to pursue her bias attack because she couldn’t recall what her bigoted attackers looked like as she still was suffering trauma from the beating she took.
Undeterred and not buying the NYPD’s complete bullshit, she had no choice but to get the footage herself. Despite the precinct’s lazy and dismissive claims, she got from video from cameras from two buildings showing two angles, distributed to the local news stations and now it’s under the purview of the hate crimes division and the D.A.’s office.
There are so many unsettling aspects of this incident. The first being the NYPD deliberately lied to this woman so to discourage her from seeking justice for a senseless beating that cost her over $4,000 in medical bills. The second is that the NYPD blew this off despite the rise in bias crimes in this city and country (which is being generally blamed by the comments of the President of the United States) which includes Islamophobic attacks like this one.. The third is that this happened a month before it got any media attention because of the efforts of this woman in spite of the willful listlessness of the NYPD. And finally is that with the amount of publicity given to bias crimes against the Jewish and LGBT communities even for things like graffiti and vandalism against them, that this beatdown of a Muslim woman would have warranted repeated updates by the corporate owned local news media or even national attention. Because even though Fatoumata Camara lived to tell about it and also get the evidence by herself to get justice, this is just as horrific and disgraceful as the bias driven attacks of Michael Griffiths in Howard Beach and Yusef Hawkins in Bensonhurst.
It should also be pointed out that these weren’t Islamophobes for these kids did not convey fear at all in attacking this woman. They are Islamothropes, because this conveyed hatred. Like other racist and biased mobs and incidents, it’s always about the hate.
Also in Concourse Village, a woman was caught in possession of 36 baggies of heroin and crack at her place of work at the D.A.’s office of the Bronx Criminal Courthouse when she dropped them on the floor.
Again in Concourse Village, a man on a bike shot at three people, rode off then abandoned the two wheels on the street.
In Grand Concourse, a man ripped off a giant donation box containing over 2 grand from a mosque.
Also in Grand Concourse, a homeless man stepped in front of a bus and smashed the windshield with his cane.
Again in Grand Concourse, an off-duty C.O. drove drunk down the avenue and crashed into a parked vehicle.
In Mott Haven, a man attacked his girlfriend in his apartment when he caught her with another man and engaged in a brawl with them both. As he put him in a chokehold, his girlfriend starting punching him, causing him to release him. The man then sat on him as the woman kept assaulting him, causing her boyfriend to suffocate and die. The woman and her lover left the murder victim on the stairwell.
Again in Mott Haven, two men shooting at each other at a NYCHA building struck a 7-year-old boy in the leg in the crossfire.
And again in Mott Haven, a man was stabbed three times in front of a park and died from his wounds.
And again in Mott Haven, a man was stabbed to death on the street.
And again in Mott Haven, a man snatched a chain worth 2 grand off an elderly woman’s neck in broad daylight and thought it was just OK.
And again in Mott Haven, two men attempted a home invasion robbery dressed as FedEX delivery men.
And again in Mott Haven, the asshole who became a national figure for bail reform got involved in another high speed chase with cops after his friend got caught pissing on a bus station by them and then jumped into his car. The recidivist reckless driver then backed up into traffic and sped through stop signs and ditched the car he was driving. He got busted in a different fancy car when the cops pulled him over and was found not to be posessing his driver’s license. This fucking dick is one of the reasons why certain people want to shut down Rikers Island?
Never gonna learn.
In Fordham Heights, two men on a motorcycle drove up to a man walking on the sidewalk then one of them jumped off and shot him multiple times, hitting him on the shoulder.
Also in Fordham Heights, five men broke into a house and held a mother and her 7-year-old daughter at gunpoint, then ran away with nothing when the little girl courageously kept screaming.
Again in Fordham Heights, a dispute between four men on scooters (or crotch rockets as the source hilariously describes) about gang ties escalates when one of the men took out a gun and shot one of them in the arm.
In Fordham Manor, three men held up a 17-year-old boy at gunpoint and forced him back into his home. They tied him up, but left without stealing anything.
In Belmont, a man in custody at St. Barnabas Hospital attacked a corrections officer in a bathroom by hitting him in the head with a pipe.
Also in Belmont, a fire set off by an explosion from fireworks at the 14th floor of an (actual) affordable apartment building caused severe burns to a three-year-old and a 19-year-old man who went back into the building to save her, leaving her in critical condition. Both of them died from their burns three days later. 11 other residents also were injured with serious burns from the blaze.
Again in Belmont, a man choked his girlfriend and her 10-year-old daughter to death in their apartment, then attempted suicide by shooting himself.
In Morrisania, a man broke into a car and robbed a wallet and broke into a truck a week later and robbed it of $300 and a GPS device.
Also in Morrisania, a man broke into an apartment and pistol whipped the tenant and his guest then stole $3,000.
In Foxhurst, two men brawling inside of a deli spilled out on the street as other men joined in. One of the men punched a man in the head as another man pushed him down to the pavement, knocking him unconscious. Then his attacker jumped in a car and got away. The victim died from a head injury later on.
In Norwood, a teenage boy robbed a restaurant of $75 when he went behind the counter and grabbed the cash from the register.
In Woodstock, a man walking on the sidewalk was confronted by two men, then one of them pulled out a gun and shot his foot.
Also in Woodstock, a man visiting his grandmother’s apartment was shot in the leg outside the building and was shot to death from getting hit in the back when he ran back inside.
In Wakefield, a man pestered a livery cab driver to break a 50 dollar bill and told him to go to a deli on the ruse that he needs to get change. He then approached the drivers window and pointed a boxcutter in his face, then dropped it and ran when the driver opened the door on him.
In Williamsbridge, a man stabbed his mother’s boyfriend to death in her apartment.
In Kingsbridge, a man hanging out in front of a bar was confronted by a gang of eight men who then attacked him as he was going back inside. He then was stabbed multiple times in the back by the mob as one of them wound up cutting his finger off during the attack. Don’t you hate when that happens?
In Laconia, a 70-year-old woman got into an argument with a crazy lady in a Burger King when she was making a mess of herself and the table while she was eating. The sloppy eater then took off her shoe and beat her up with it.
Also in Laconia, two men playing chess were shot at after they were approached by a group of men. One of them was killed from getting hit in the chest and the other was hit in the arm.
In Allerton, a fight between two men escalated when one of them pulled out a gun and shot three times missing his foe, but hit a woman in the arm instead.
In Parkchester, a security guard chased and caught a shoplifter in a strip mall parking lot but couldn’t hold onto him during a struggle all the while cops were sitting there in their car watching the thief run away. As shoppers were exiting the store, the cops drove away and were accompanied by another police cruiser behind them.
Also in Parkchester, a domestic dispute between a father and son in their apartment escalated when the father stabbed himself to death.
In West Farms, a five year old boy walking with his mother was randomly attacked by a man who stabbed him while passing by. The suspect was turned in by their relatives when they saw him cleaning the blood off the knife at their home.
Also in West Farms, an SUV barrelled onto the sidewalk, hitting six pedestrians.
In Melrose, a man involved in a street fight came back with a knife and stabbed his rival.
Also in Melrose, a gang of 10 men busted into a man’s apartment and stabbed him to death in front of his girlfriend. One of the relatives of the murder suspects was involved in a rent dispute with the victim and he wanted him out of the apartment. Very interesting.
In Throggs Neck, a man approached a woman in front of a department store and asked her for directions. When the woman assisted him, he slashed her in the face and ran away.
In Crotona, four boys robbed and beat up three livery drivers for cash and cellphones. First they robbed a driver who told them he was off duty, then they ganged up on another driver after he dropped them off and robbed $200 and a chain off his neck, then they jumped into a drivers car and were being vague about where they were going, so the driver drove them back where he picked them up and they ganged up on him and robbed his cellphone and $230.
Also in Crotona, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest in a schoolyard.
In Olinville at the 219th St. Station, a man attacked a woman has she went through the turnstile, punching her twice then biting her arm. He then attacked a friend who tried to help her by knocking him down with one punch.
Also in Olinville, a man was stabbed in neck and found dead, bloodied in a stairwell of an apartment building
In Claremont Village, a man was shot to death inside an apartment building at the Webster Houses.
In West Concourse, two cops responding to emergency call about a gunman were snookered when a man showed up and slashed their tires with a knife after one of his pals told him to do it because he doesn’t have a record (although he had priors in New Jersey). Wonder if this was inspired by all this claptrap about shutting down RIKERS.
In Soundview, three men mugged a man and robbed his cellphone and $80 after they held him at knifepoint and one of them creamed him in the face with a foil pie dish.
In Morris Hill, a woman flashed a knife at a man in an elevator at an apartment building in a failed holdup.
In Charlotte Gardens, 12 people became homeless when the back of their apartment building collapsed from continued negligence and lack of maintenance. The Bronx is disintegrating.
In Longwood, a man got killed by a hit-and-run driver as he was crossing the boulevard.
In Beechurst, a man hooked up with a woman at a bar in the West Village and took her to his apartment, and woke up the next morning to find that she stole his $11,000 watch.
In East New York, two men standing on a street corner were approached by five men who then shot at both of them and ran away.
Also in East New York, a man was shot to death behind an apartment building with a bullet to his head.
Again in East New York, an argument between two men on the street escalated when one of them pulled out a gun and mistakenly shot another man in the neck.
And again in East New York, a man stabbed a retired cop on the arm during a road rage argument.
In Bushwick, a girl was shot in the leg from a stray bullet coming from a ruckus at a nearby basketball court where a group of men were fighting with each other.
Also in Bushwick, a dead body was found buried in a backyard behind an apartment building. Apartments in the suddenly and inexplicably niche neighborhood that is mostly populated by working poor people and families go for 2k a month now according to Streeteasy, exclusively in New York.
Again in Bushwick at the Kusciusko St. Station, the track beds are being used as a garbage bin.
And again in Bushwick at the Gates Ave. Station, a man shouted bigoted remarks at another man on the platform, then took the man’s phone that he was using to film his tirade and threw it on the tracks as the J train arrived.
And again in Bushwick, a man aimlessly fired two shots on the grounds of the Bushwick Houses, with a stray bullet going through a window.
In Sunset Park, a man engaged in an argument with a woman on the sidewalk escalated when she took a knife out of her purse and gave it to a man with her and he stabbed the man three times in the mid-section.
Also in Sunset Park, a time keeping clock in an MTA train yard was found damaged and inoperable days after a clock was sabotaged in a LIRR station.
Again in Sunset Park, a man was found dead in his bedroom with two shots to the face.
In Brighton Beach, a man got robbed of his $2,000 bracelet by a man who rifled through his pockets while he was passed out on a stoop. The thief then returned and robbed more jewelry and a designer wallet off him while he was sitting there wasted.
In Brownsville, a man walked up to three men walking on the sidewalk and shot all of them in front of bodega, hitting one in the leg, another in the stomach and the other one in the arm.
Also in Brownsville, a man cut into a man’s pocket and stole his wallet while he was sleeping on the L train.
Again in Brownsville, a man let off by a judge for a prior gun possession charge and placed on the city “diversion” probation program to avoid imprisonment, got caught possessing a gun when he was pulled over for speeding by the cops.
And again in Brownsville, a man got killed when he got hit by a car riding his bike.
And again in Brownsville at the Pennsylvania Avenue Station, a man got jumped by a man who yanked a wallet from his pocket then pushed him onto the train right when the door closed. This crook must have been practicing this stunt for months.
And again in Brownsvile, three people were shot on the street.
In Bed-Stuy, during a brawl outside a NYCHA building, gunshots went off hitting a woman in the knee and a man in the foot. The shooter then rode away on a Citibike.
Also in Bed-Stuy, a woman hearing a knock on her window got shot at three times by a man who hit her in her shoulder and arm.
Again in Bed-Stuy, a woman critically injured herself falling four stories off a fire escape after climbing from the roof of a brownstone building.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man held up a bank by passing a teller a note and ran off with some cash.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man shot another man to death when he came out of the elevator in a building at the Roosevelt Houses.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man riding a Citibike stopped and pulled out a gun and shot six rounds at a man and a woman, hitting them only once each in the foot and leg in a CitiRideBy.
In Flatbush, a man pulled out a gun and shot at another man in the legs on the street in broad daylight.
In East Flatbush, a man got shot and hit in the leg as he was stepping out of a car.
In Prospect Heights, a man got shot in the back while he was running away from four men on the street.
In Crown Heights, a bishop was mugged at knifepoint and punched by an off-duty city bus driver who demanded $3,000 from him.
Also in Crown Heights, a man loitering inside a deli took out a gun and shot a man to death as he was entering the store and then put his murder weapon in a designer bag and walked away.
In Bensonhurst, a man walked into a bodega and asked the cashier to break a hundred dollar bill and was told to beat it. He went back there again and was refused again. He went back a third time and went behind the counter to open the register and threatened to kidnap the worker’s child and then he made off with $900 he swiped from her purse.
Also in Bensonhurst, a man and woman on a motorcycle got into a high speed chase with cops after the driver blew a red light. The cops caught up in their patrol cruiser and rear-ended them, knocking them off their ride.
In Greenpoint, a homeless man got enraged at another man for invading his personal space and property and started weilding a bat at him on the G train. The other man then pulled out a gun and was ordering him to drop it. The batty guy then got arrested when he stepped off the train and was met by cops at Clinton/Washington Ave.
Also in Greenpoint, a woman exiting the Lorimer St. Station got her ass grabbed by a man following her.
Again in Greenpoint, a man walked up to a 64-year-old woman on the sidewalk and grabbed her ass and crotch and rubbed her legs down.
In Williamsburg, a man got shot to death by the Cooper Houses over a drug deal gone bad.
Also in Williamsburg at the silica dust tainted Bedford Ave. Station, a man stuck his fingers on am off-duty traffic cop’s crotch and tried to blame molesting her on the crowded L train. The woman took a photo of the guy and the cops were able to nab the recidivist deviant. The freak looks like Aqualung, eyeing little girls with bad intent.
In Gravesend, a man lost control of his truck, hopping the curb and hitting a man on the sidewalk and crashing into a restaurant. He then backed up and tried to flee but wound up hitting a woman and crashing into a elevated train column then running away on foot.
In Bath Beach, a man driving an SUV without a license hit and killed a 64-year-old man walking in the crosswalk.
In Fort Greene, a man was shot in the chest in front of the Walt Whitman Houses.
Also in Fort Greene, a man snatched a $7,000 chain off a man on the D train and ran away at the 4th Ave. Station.
In Bay Ridge, cops pursuing a man who drove away after being pulled over on the BQE got an assist by a man who caught the fugitive trying to flee on foot by kicking him in the chest.
Also in Bay Ridge at the Stillwell Ave. Station, a man grabbed a woman’s crotch while she was napping on the Q train.
In Mill Basin, two men got killed in a car wreck after the driver was speeding down the street, cutting off a vehicle and running the red light then hopping a median and crashed into a pole.
In Flatlands, a man walked up to a parked car on a cornerand shot inside it five times, hitting a man in both legs and a woman in the head.
In Canarsie, a woman driving drunk with her child in the back seat, struck and killed a man riding an e-motoredcycle while speeding.
Also in Canarsie, a motorcycle rider got killed when a woman hit him with her car as she was making a U-turn.
In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man stalked a woman into her apartment building, held her up at gunpoint then robbed her cellphone.
In Prospect Park, a man was stabbed in the shoulder an arm during a fight on the street.
In Midwood, a moronic truck driver destroyed his rig when he tried drive under the Q train overpass bridge.
Also in Midwood, a man torched a house of the owner who he was stalking while the family was still inside, causing injuries to 13 people and blazes on two neighboring homes.
In Park Slope, a man went into the Union St. Station and dumped a bunch of shit on the train tracks causing the R train to stop when it hit a fire extinguisher. The idiot also dumped a bag of concrete and a metal shim on the rails too. This guy also left christmas lights on the rails at the 9th Street Station and later on stopped by the 45th St. Station in Sunset Park and left a shovel on the rails.
The serial MTA saboteur is also responsible for dropping debris on the tracks at the Barclay/Atlantic Ave station a month ago. It’s bad enough that the state’s neglect of the train stations with the collapsing ceilings is not doing enough to sabotage service.
Also in Park Slope, an idiot threw out a gas canister with the garbage, which then exploded when the Sanitation worker threw the bag containing it in the truck.
Again in Park Slope, wood and steel debris left on scaffolding by a stupid ass rooftop bar left behind by construction workers fell off and landed on three women who were lounging in a courtyard bar, critically hitting one woman on the head and injuring two other women.
In Coney Island, two men fighting on the street escalated when of them slashed the other in the face and then chased him and his daughter into a school.
Also in Coney Island, a man sexually molested two girls waiting on line for a rollercoaster.
Again in Coney Island, a man got tackled by cops just moments when he walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts when a gun fell out of his pants to the floor as he was pulling them up.
In Borough Park, a gas line ruptured during street construction filling the area with a noxious odor.
In Homecrest, a man walked up to a parked car and shot the driver in the head.
In Sheepshead Bay, a fat man defaced a school wall writing bigoted statements about Muslims.
Also in Sheepshead Bay, a man smashed a wine glass on another man’s face during an argument over a woman.
Again in Sheepshead Bay, two cops got injured when a man they caught trying to break into a car fought with them while resisting arrest.
And again in Sheepshead Bay, a NYPD detective committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at Plumb Beach.
In Forest Hills, a NYPD Deputy Chief committed suicide by shooting himself in his car while parked by the 112th Pct. He was set to retire from the force the following month.
Also in Forest Hills at the 71st/Continental Ave. Station, a woman carrying her baby in a harness and pushing a stroller punched another woman in the face after she bumped into her as she was trying to exit the E train. Basically, the stroller lady is in the right here.
Again in Forest Hills, a car crashed into an expensive noodle restaurant, injuring four pedestrians.
In College Point, a police officer committed suicide by hanging himself at his home.
In Laurelton, a man brutally tortured and raped a woman inside his apartment for six hours, leading her to jump out of a window on the sixth floor to get away from him. The lunatic deviant was caught hiding out in Washington.
Also in Laurelton, two elderly women aged 74 and 82 were shot and wounded from stray bullets that came from a shootout outside older woman’s house while they were sitting in the kitchen watching TV.
In Ridgewood, a man walking on the sidewalk at 1:30 a.m. got held up at gunpoint by a man who robbed him of his phone, debit cards and 20 bucks.
Also in Ridgewood, two men held up a man at knifepoint on a street corner and robbed him of his phone and 100 bucks.
In Rosedale, a man broke into a house at 6 in the morning and raped a 78-year-old woman on her bed.
In Woodside, another chunk of rusty metal fell from the elevated 7 train tracks, nearly hitting a woman crossing the street. The MTA finally decided to put nets under the perilous tracks.
In Jamaica, a rogue MTA worker cut a cable off a fingerprint scanning time stamping clock days after internal probe of the transit agency found rampant abuse of overtime pay.
Also in Jamaica, a man got stabbed to death by his uncle during an argument inside their apartment.
Again in Jamaica, an off-duty fireman beat the crap out of a drunk man who wanted to fight him over a parking spot.
And again in Jamaica, a man shot another man in the face on a street corner.
And again in Jamaica, a man held up and robbed a bank by handing a threatening note.
In South Jamaica,
In Ozone Park, a man held up a video game store at knifepoint and robbed a console and a monitor. The perp looks almost like the guy who robbed the same chain in Forest Hills 5 years ago.
In Woodhaven at the Woodhaven Blvd. Station, a man and a 15-year-old boy grab a man and throw him down on the platform and beat him down with kicks and punches.
In Flushing, a man snatched a woman’s purse as she was walking with a friend who then chased the robber and was able to get it back.
Also in Flushing, a drunk driver crashed his fancy sports car into a city bus.
Again in Flushing, a man and woman got set up by two men they corresponded with to buy a car from them, but got knocked down when they met up with them as they robbed the woman’s purse containing $10,000.
And again in Flushing, a man snatched a woman’s bag in the parking lot of a department store and was chased down by her friend who got it back as the perp ran away.
And again in Flushing, a 76-year-old man attempted to kidnap a 10-year-old boy from his parents on the street.
In Jackson Heights, an argument between three men outside a deli escalated into one of the men getting stabbed to death.
Also in Jackson Heights, a man breached the building of the congressional office of Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and sprayed a fire extinguisher to defend himself from arrest.
Again in Jackson Heights, two transgender women were shot at with pepper spray by a man and a woman while they were producing a film about bias attacks against transgender people.
In Long Island City, a fleet of 50 soft-serve ice cream trucks were impounded from a lot because the owners pulled by using shell companies to avoid paying millions of dollars of citations accrued by their workers, from blocking bus lanes to speeding and running red lights. Despite the criminal conspiracy involved to rip off the city, the fleet were back on the streets a month later after agreeing to pay their fines and promising to be good little boys and girls.
Also in Long Island City, a female reality show rapper in the midst of a court case with another female rapper, was caught driving drunk coming out of the Midtown Tunnel with one of the wheels missing off her car.
In Glendale, a man got pulled of a cab by two men when the driver stopped at an intersection, then they beat him down and robbed $2,000 off him.
In Astoria, a gambling ring inside an apartment building for 3 years was raided, leading to the arrests of seven people.
Also in Astoria, five men and two women walked up to two men in Rainey Park and beat them down and robbed them of their cellphones, watch, and credit and debit cards after they asked their victims what time it was. Unless it’s this guy below, never ever give the time of day to anyone in your city.
Again in Astoria, a man engaged in argument with four other men in a bar took it outside and slashed all of them with a knife.
And again in Astoria, two women fighting inside a diner caused a waitress to get slashed in the face when one of the woman tried to hit her foe with a glass.
In Elmhurst, a homeless man was jumped and beaten down by three men and stabbed to death on the street.
Also in Elmhurst, a man sneaked into an apartment that was unlocked and robbed $580. The suspect is also wanted for mugging two elderly women at their residences, robbing both of them of $20 and $48.
Again in Elmhurst, two men grabbed a man who got out of his car and shook him down for $40 and shook down a woman and robbed of her cellphone weeks earlier. They are also suspected in 4 other muggings dating back to February when they heldup a woman at gunpoint in Rego Park.
In Middle Village, a man menaced a cashier at a chain drug store and robbed money from the register then rode away on his bike.
In Rego Park, two men jumped a man who was about to open his candy store and held him up at knifepoint and forced him inside. One of the robber placed him in a chokehold then slashed him as they robbed $2,000.
In Corona, two men broke into a man’s apartment whose door was left ajar by a man the tenant let crash their for a night. The men held up the tenants grandmother at gunpoint and robbed $20,000 from his bedroom drawers.
In Maspeth, a woman arguing with a man who was drinking beer on the street and stabbed in the torso with a broken bottle.
Also in Maspeth, a man stole a little dog that was sitting on a stoop.
In Oakland Gardens, a woman was hit in the crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver while she was walking with her family.
In Murray Hill, a man climbed up and broke into a house on the second floor and robbed it of cash and jewelry.
In Kew Gardens Hills, a man got robbed of his watch and $2,600 from a woman he hooked up with who slipped him a mickey in his apartment.
In Little Neck, a woman spent money from an 82-year-old woman’s bank account by forging checks in her name.
In Southeast Queens, a crime spree of car rim and tire theft has spiked up in the 105th precinct.
Also on Rikers Island, an inmate attacked a woman C.O. in a closet and strangled her with a sweatshirt then tried to rape her but was stopped by other inmates.
In Bayside, a baby that was found by a jogger passing by at Crocheran Park was determined to be deceased by EMT’s who were called to the scene, but it turned out it was a toy clad in a shirt that said “The Crawling Dead”…
In the Flatiron District, a woman got run over and killed by a hit-and-run driver in a box truck, who proclaimed he didn’t know he hit her. The woman was riding in between cars instead of the designated bike lane on the left side of the avenue.
In Hell’s Kitchen, a comedian and actor, who only recently recovered from a near fatal car wreck caused by an exhausted truck driver, stupidly crashed his recently purchased 2 million dollar car while trying to pass on the blind side of a SUV making a turn. He then got out of his car and punched the SUV’s window with both of his lousy steering hands.
Again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man slashed an 18-year-old man in the throat in front of the Circle Line station.
And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man died on the street after being chased by cops in pursuit.
And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a 61-year-old man died 3 weeks after he was brutally assaulted during a home invasion robbery in his apartment.
And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a woman in the middle of an assault charge she made against another woman in the rap industry brawled with a woman in a condo that spilled into the hallway, who just happens to be a witness to the previous attack.
In Times Square, as PIX news were setting up by the police station for a news segment about a “terror plot”, a drunk man walked right into their tripod and knocked it over, destroying the $30,000 camera perched on it.
Also in Times Square, a pipe fell on three stagehands at a theaterhouse, cutting off a man’s ear and leaving another man with a head injury.
In Chelsea, an off-duty fireman went psycho on a man on a bicycle as he tried to run over him with his car following an argument about the goon stopping on the crosswalk obstructing pedestrian traffic. Naturally, when cops arrived they let the fellow city emergency worker off and he drove away despite his attempt at vehicular manslaughter or even murder. The goon later claimed that he was only trying to run over the bike rider because he was concerned about the traffic backing up behind him.
Also in Chelsea, a woman was hit by a stray bullet in her apartment from a shooting outside of her building at the Fulton Houses. This building is the first target of the federal RAD funding redevelopment plan. Which is two demolish a building to build two more with market rate housing.
Again in Chelsea, a man held up a bank and robbed it of $1,200 with a note he gave the teller.
In Harlem, a man walking his dog got shot and killed on a street corner from a stray bullet from a shotgun that came across the street where two men were fighting. (Although the original story from that digital publication initially described the crime scene as a botched robbery attempt and the victim defending himself from them)
Also in Harlem, two cops brawled with each other on the street after an argument.
Again in Harlem, an off-duty cop strangled, bit and beat up his girlfriend.
And again in Harlem, a man set a couple of rainbow flags in front of a bar on fire, raising the ire of derelict Mayor de Blasio compelling him to go on social media to demand his arrest and proclaiming that “we” will find him. The royal load using the royal we. Never any word from the derelict mayor about the bias attack against the Muslim woman in the Bronx above.
And again in Harlem, a man was shot at twice in the face as his shooter fled in a van with an accomplice and another man was shot to death on the street three hours apart from each other.
And again in Harlem, a man loitering on a street corner followed another man into a deli and shot him in the neck and twice more when he was down, killing him. The murderer then stepped into a car and got away. The victim just dropped off his son at a playground and went to the deli to get lunch.
And again in Harlem at the 145th St. Station, a man punched an MTA worker in the face as he was able to access the platform that was closed to commuters that was fortified with flimsy red tape.
And again in Harlem, a man sneaked up behind a little girl playing in a park and sexually molested her.
In East Harlem, a drunk man walked into a clothing store menacing workers with a beer bottle then stabbed a security guard who tried to stop him.
Also in East Harlem, a 9-year-old boy got hit by an ambulance in the crosswalk while the driver was making a turn.
Again in East Harlem, a woman with “reefer madness” attempted to drown her baby and 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub and then ran around aimlessly at the homeless shelter she was residing in.
And again in East Harlem, a man held up a food delivery guy at gunpoint and rode away on his e-motored cycle.
In Washington Heights, three men rolled up in a car in front of a group of men hanging outside and attempted to hold them up at gunpoint. One of the men defending himself and his crew was killed after getting shot in the head by the gang after he hit him in the head with a bottle.
In Central Park, a 67-year-old man trying to read a book was accosted by a man who accused him of staring at him, who then punched and shoved him.
Also in Central Park, a homeless man was jumped and beaten up by two other men.
In Midtown, a two people got injured when bricks fell on them from a building scaffold.
Also in Midtown, a pilot crashed his helicopter on the top of an office building after he lost control of it during a storm. The pilot wasn’t licensed to fly in inclement weather.
Again in Midtown, a homeless man attempted to rob a bank with a note and failed then got pinched by cops on the street.
In Midtown South, a man climbed a scaffolding and broke into a building’s window and robbed an office of an Ipad and a laptop.
In Inwood, a man chased another man on the street and tackled him, the brawl between the two men grew as other men arrived and joined in the beatdown. Four cops that were already at the scene leisurely walked over to the two men and did not make an effort to break up the fight.
Also in Inwood, a man attempting suicide on his stoop with a shotgun got stopped by two cops as they grabbed it from him as he was pointing it at his chin.
Again in Inwood, a deli worker confronted four men who were loitering and obstructing the entrance of his store, then one of them stabbed him to death.
And again in Inwood, two men on a motorcycle rolled up to an off-duty cop walking on the sidewalk and held him up at gunpoint, stealing his cellphone and a $10,000 necklace he was wearing. How does a city cop afford a necklace worth that much and why would one want to own one?
In Greenwich Village, a man got strangled, beaten up and robbed of $3,000 and also bunch of sex paraphernalia and wound up locked in a closet with a ballgag in his mouth by a man he hooked up with on a dating app after they engaged in sadomasochism and coitus. The attacker got livid when the victim made a remark about how not so well-endowed he was.
Also in Greenwich Village, a man broke into three restaurants after hours and in the early morning and made off with a total of $470.
In the Upper West Side at the 72nd St. Station, a man lying on the tracks got killed by the arriving A train. The deceased was a marijuana activist who just came from a P-Funk concert in Central Park. Cops don’t know how he wound up there.
Also in the Upper West Side and also at the 72nd St. Station, the platform got wet from water leaking from the walls and ceiling. The station underwent an expensive renovation last year so it could put an art installation up instead of making it handicap accessible.
Again in the Upper West Side between the 86th and 96th Stations on Broadway, a homeless man wandering in the express tunnel got killed by the 2 train.
And again in the Upper West Side, a man grabbed another man in the jewels on the 3 train.
In the Upper East Side, a fancy high end designer store was vandalized in cursive and cursing graffiti
In Chinatown, a man got stabbed in his neck by his friend in a park.
In Union Square, a man was found dead lying on the grass in the park.
Also in Union Square, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on the 4 train and ran away at the station.
Again in Union Square, a drug dealer sold fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in various restaurants. The guy would have got away with it if he just set up a stand in the Farmers Market that’s there every fucking day.
In Alphabet City, a woman enraged that fire engine whizzed by her when she was illegally parked in a school zone, she drove up to where they had a ladder set up against a building and hit two firemen with her car.
In Stuyvesant Town, a woman walking through the complex was grabbed by a man who put her in a chokehold and forced her to the ground in a rape attempt, then ran away when a man walked by.
In Grand Central Station, water was vomiting from the mezzanine ceiling during rush hour that resembled an elephant taking a piss. The MTA responds with placing a mop bucket under it to control the reverse geyser and cordoning it off with a big orange thimble and caution tape. Workers then brought a rolling garbage bin much later as the bucket just didn’t have the capacity or even the heart to stop the deluge.
Transit President Andy Byford arrives and decides to do a photo op of him sweeping the spillage. Another pathetic display and infrastructure breakdown wrought by the worst fucking transit system in the universe.
Also in the East Village at the 2nd Avenue station, a dogfish was found dead on the platform (mistakenly i.d.’d as a shark by Gothamist to bait clicks.)
Again in the East Village, a man broke into a courtyard of an apartment building and robbed a bike.
In the Lower East Side, a man was stabbed multiple times in the body and was found lying bleeding in a stairwell at the LaGuardia Houses.
In the Financial District, a woman got held up by knifepoint as she was entering a church and was robbed of her purse and $80. Then the mugger slashed her anyway.
Also in the Financial District, a man committed suicide by falling five stories from jumping over the railing in the stairwell.
In Downtown Manhattan, an entitled, obnoxious and insecure cop parked a two fancy cars on a bus stop and a spot reserved for another state insurance government worker with phony placards. This just a week after the derelict Mayor and city council vowed to crack down on placard abuse by city workers and law enforcement.
Also in Downtown Manhattan, one of the killers of Junior Guzman-Feliz attacked and injured a court officer in The Tombs.
Also in Downtown Manhattan, a man who committed suicide was found floating in the East River by the South Street Seaport.
In Tribeca at the Franklin Ave. Station, a man got held up at knifepoint by a man on the stairway who demanded money from him. After robbing him of 7 bucks and a couple of cellphones, the mugger followed him down the stairs and slashed him in the throat.
In Columbus Circle, a man got slashed by another man he was arguing with on the street.
In Manhattanville, a man stuck two bodega workers with a hypodermic needle when they caught him shoplifting two cans of smooth malt liquor.
In Yorkville at the 96th St. Station, an entire Q train was bombed with very awful graffiti that looks similar to the bombing of the same train at the same station last summer.
In Penn Station, commuters were trapped in a tunnel inside a stalled Amtrak train for hours due to a track fire hundreds of miles away.
On Randall’s Island, a massive storm during a concert festival led thousands of people “fearing for their lives” to stampede while knocking down an art installation that was obstructing their path in desperation to get out of the rain.
In Murray Hill, a hawk devouring a blue jay on an air conditioner that he just preyed on was attacked by three other blue jays looking to avenge his death.
In Arrochar, a man beaten and strangled his wife to death then drowned his two children in a bathtub and dumped their bodies in the bedroom and then tried to burn the house down. He was caught by police roaming by the BQE. The man attacked two cops while shackled as they were transporting him a hospital to criminal court.
In Pleasant Plains, a man having a domestic dispute with his wife pulled out a rifle and threatened her with it, leading her to call 911. When the cops arrived, they were able to arrest him without firing a shot despite the threat he was. So it is possible to disarm an individual by calmy negotiating with an armed man (or woman). Usually, incidents like this usually result in excessive force and a wrought-out trial procedure.
In Richmond Valley, a man shot a 19-year-old man to death that he caught breaking into his house.
In New Dorp, a woman who didn’t have a license to drive sideswiped a vehicle while making a sharp turn, causing it to crash into an electrical pole, causing injuries to a fifty-year-old man and two children.
In Dongan Hills, a deviant hid in a stall in the ladies room of a restaurant as a woman walked in to relieve herself in the next stall. The creep then peered over the door and started filming her with his phone. naturally causing her to scream and to drop his phone. The screams were heard by two other men who came in and held him down.
In Southfield, two men jumped a man who exited a bus and robbed him of his watch and cellphone while placing him in a chokehold.
In New Brighton, a man stalked a woman into her apt. building and pulled her pants down and tried to rape her, then fled when the woman fought back.
Also In New Brighton, a man robbed an ambulance right by a hospital with the keys still in the ignition and drove it for a mile and abandoned it. He also stole an oxygen tank and some asthma medication.
Again in New Brighton, a man attempting to board a bus without paying got caught by cops who found he was possessing a gun. The man then bolted as the cops try to cuff him.
In West Brighton, a man got shot at a nearby park then went to a nearby deli leaving a trail of blood on the floor.
In Arrochar, contractors working on a water main pipe broke open a gas line, causing evacuations in 3 buildings.
In St. George, drug dealing, public drunkenness and fighting are still rampant at Tompkinsville Park even after it was cleaned up, new benches were installed and flowers were planted.
Also in St. George, a tow-truck driver was arrested on baseless charges after he tried to repossess a car belonging to a police officer.
In Stapleton, a man pulled over by cops hit the gas and rammed into their patrol car and sped off.
Also in Stapleton, a man stabbed a teenage male twice during an argument inside an apartment.
Again in Stapleton, a woman killed 23 cats in her house.
In Port Richmond, a pot dealer got stabbed by his customer and got beat down by his friends when his customer refused to pay.
In Mariners Harbor, a man was shot at twice on the street, getting hit in the leg and groin.
In Tottenville, a man slashed a woman on the arm inside her house then followed her outside after EMS treated her, then he injured three cops who were trying to arrest him.
Also in Tottenville, a man drove his car through a construction site and crashed into a home’s front yard while loaded on meds.
In Graniteville, a police officer committed suicide by shooting himself in his car near the 121st Pct.
Impunity Public Service Announcement: Cellphones should not be used as wallets. Because three boys using app-hail services ripped off 33 Uber and Lyft drivers for 3 months. The start by using a ruse telling the mark that they need to use their phones because they wan’t to go somewhere else and feign like their phones weren’t working or their batteries were low. When that didn’t work they would resort to the old method of physical threats and just rob their phones outright. The thieves then withdraw money from the drivers “employer” apps and transfer them to fabricated accounts they control. Their operation is done with them together or by going solo. Their last reported theft was a digital haul of $1,500.
Think of this the next time you go to one of those shitty chains that refuse cash and when the OMNY pay system takes over mass transit in a few years. Turns out the tech dweebs are fucking wrong again.
What the hell is up with this bank? For some peculiar reason, NYCB decided to end human interaction customer and teller service at this Liberty Ave. branch back in April and has only made this bank available for ATM service. But only for withdrawals and not deposits. It’s like one of those crappy looking machines you see by bodegas or barstaurants except it’s an entire commercial storefront version of it.
And it looks super shady too, right to the blackened doors and window. With all the small businesses closing shop in the five boroughs because of exorbitant rents and taxes, this is a colossal waste of space. What was once a bank now looks like a place to score weed or a hastily improvised mafia social club. (Actually, this would have been a weed shop financed with a loan by NYCB if Cuomo and those wimps in Albany would have shown some goddamn sense and full on legalized it.)
And to top off this bizarro sight, it was just recently visited by National Grid and they left a door handle card stating that they missed their scheduled appointment! I wonder why they had to leave? Maybe it’s because there’s not a physical person working there?
I don’t know who owns this building or this commercial space, which I presume is the bank itself, but this gives off as much suspicion of malfeasance and plain bad vibes as those mailbox stores in Williamsburg, Brooklyn containing boxes rented by LLC owners of apartment buildings. And despite the little mirror and camera there, this machine will make any customer taking cash out an easy victim of a knifepoint holdup or even by some skell zipping on a scooter or bike snatching your cash out of your hands.
NYCB should close this down now or at least rent out the space for some enterprising folks, which is what I thought that they were in business for, like making loans for new businesses. Because this just looks really bad and cheap for this mostly local quasi-national bank, especially after they just lent Steve Croman millions of dollars to buy a landmark bar after he robbed them.
Hell, even another 99 cent store or barstaurant on Liberty would be a better than this money spewing hovel. As long as there are few extra people who can get jobs.