Remember when Queens Boulevard was called the boulevard of death? Because of the high amount of vehicular accidents that put the fear of death in pedestrians that out of necessity would dare to tread across the four lane quasi-highway? Well, it has got comparably safer to commute and cross than in the past, but it has been replaced by a new form of existential threat, and that is over-development. With this post, I bring forth three technically new buildings that have been built but have remained strangely unfinished and apparently have yet to be occupied. (But strangely they are already on the market).
Welcome to the christening of Queens Boulevard as the Boulevard Of Zombie Condo Development here in Impunity City
Lets begin at this mesh covered monstrosity at 64th St.
This sign has aged quite a bit, but upon closer inspection, this building was supposed to be completed a few days from now in the year 2018
Next, let’s cross the BQE and check out this budding condo building by 69th St.
Look it’s already garnering interest, but too bad the poor buyer is going to have to wait a little much longer, for this was supposed to be done in the vague completion date of Winter 2018
But the one down the block by 70th St. and Queens Blvd. is the most undead of them all.
But at least it comes with genuine street art, so the developer saves a few dollars on artwashing, avoiding to commission some bland pseudo famous graffiti tagger.
Lo, this zombie condo complex is four years behind schedule…
This building gives off quite an ghoulish aura of mystery. For who knows when construction actually started for this development and when it actually stopped. And of course why it stopped, for there is no D.O.B. certificate on it like the others and a stop work order was clearly and vainly ripped off the building placard.
To be fair and balanced here, those photos were taken in late August/early September. And some progress had occurred when I returned on a mild day just before Thanksgiving…
The mesh was taken off of the 58th building. But it still remained dormant and not a creature was stirring. Well, surely rats might be stirring in this one, they are fricking everywhere and prefer to squat in these ample abodes if they are not in a NYCHA building.
Well, most of the mesh is off. And the faded placard is still there after 3 months.
The 69th St. building was less zombiefied. For what looked like there were what I assume are contractors or realtors present.
But the zombie building on 70th is still in craptacular shape…
…and to go along with the eerie vibe when one passes by, it seems the zombie condo building has become haunted. Because some entity or apparition put up some real estate banners on some of the crappy little balconies on the higher floors.
The genuine graffiti still remains. The same tags too.
And the same placards still remain too, even the scraped stop work order wasn’t even removed by the elements or even a dabble of goo gone. Which doesn’t do much to ward off suspicion about why this building is still like this for so much time. And it’s safe to presume that there is no “affordable housing” in these complexes because the developments were initiated before de Blasio’s bullshit Housing New York program got implemented.
With the widely reported and countless updates about the dearth of affordable housing and the escalation of the homeless population, it’s shouldn’t be perplexing why these luxury condo buildings (at least what they are advertised to be) are wasting so much space without being used for so long. Another big waste is how the city gave them permits to build these zombie condos in the first place despite the need for more more housing and better quality housing for the poorest citizens of the five boroughs.
The biggest irony of all is the next big residential complex a few blocks away is the Pan American Hotel, which has operated as a homeless shelter in almost the exact amount of years has the 70 St. Zombie Condo development has been behind schedule for completion. In fact, the hotel may have started being a shelter the same exact year as the perceived schedule completion date!
Another interesting about these zombie buildings is that those bike lanes were approved and installed as these were still being constructed (except for ol’ 2015 there). Surely the city expected those residents there to be utilizing these lanes on the regular. But as those three zombie building eyesores remain lifeless, the bike lanes that were once universally rejected by the communities of Woodside and Elmhurst continue and still remain barely used and barren most of the time.
It might be apt to also call these zombie bike lanes too. Too bad this wasn’t much help for this bike shop since it got stretched to Rego Park either.
Yet still more unaffordable and unattainable condo development is still on the way on the Boulevard of Zombie Condo Development, leaving the working poor and shrinking middle class go wanting for a roof over their heads and the luxury of privacy.
This fugly zombie condo complex by the Queens Center Mall is a year late too.
Apparently, one clear reason that these buildings are taking so long to be finished is because of mandatory safety training rules that had to be made into law. Somehow they didn’t have the sense or the morals to implement these rules in the first place.
Somehow, these buildings are still just standing there unoccupied. Could be these condos are too pricey or to shitty looking to risk putting your savings in there and living in it for the rest of your life and probably too risky and not ample enough to raise a family in.
But at least the developer of this monster is showing some accountability:
It’s too bad when all of these zombie apartment buildings finally get done (with the exception of Zombie 70), they will remain lifeless. These zombie condo buildings will just sit there gathering moss and dust as the real estate market speculation/fabrication for the cost of these dwellings ludicrously rise.
These towers only reason for existence is to show that you can work in this city, but you sure as hell can’t live in it. While hundreds of thousands of citizens can barely scrape enough cash to save to transition or to make the rent where they are right now.
New Yorkers and tourists alike can rejoice over extra elbow room this holiday season as they visit the iconic Rockefeller Christmas Tree in Midtown. Mayor de Blasio on Friday announced a temporary expansion of the pedestrian space around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall to help ensure the safety and comfort of visitors at the famous holiday tree.
“The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is New York City’s crown jewel during the holidays, and we’re always excited to welcome the world to see it—but when the world descends on Rockefeller Center for a month on end, additional tools are clearly necessary so that our Vision Zero agenda stays in place,” de Blasio said. “This historic announcement pedestrianizing Rockefeller Center will keep holiday revelers safe while ensuring minimal disruption to the rest of the life of the city.”
Officials will be using moveable barriers to help with partial or full street closures to help with foot traffic.
The FDNY-Uniformed Firefighter Association is criticizing the decision to shut down streets around Rockefeller Center for pedestrians during the holidays.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the city would expand pedestrian space in the area and close streets to traffic, saying the increasing number of people in the area is “creating a real safety issue.”
Gerald Fitzgerald, president of the firefighters union, put out a statement Sunday saying he believes there will be increased citywide gridlock as a result of the changes — and that gridlock could affect emergency vehicles.
“The move to increase ‘pedestrian space’ surrounding Rockefeller Center is misguided and makes this city less safe – plain and simple. As it is, traffic is interfering with our firefighters’ abilities to reach the scene of a fire, but this new plan will have wide-felt repercussions in the form of traffic from river-to-river. We all want pedestrian safety, but a key component of safety for all is the ability for New York’s first responders to reach the scene of an emergency, and this is not the best way to ensure the safety of New York’s over 8-million residents and millions of holiday visitors,” he said.
It’s the worst wonderful time of the year
As the city’s decision has caused such division regarding safety fears
It’s the worst wonderful time of the year
At the worst fucking area of all
At Rockefeller Center there’s too much congestion for daily commuters to bear
It’s the worst fucking area of all
There’s barriers and bollards and cops that are guarding the masses from unconfirmed terrorist threats,
The buses are backed up and people are mashed up like cows trudging to their abattoir deaths.
It’s the worst wonderful time of the year,
With thousands of cops deployed to four blocks for danger perceived to be near
It’s the worst wonderful time of the year
Traffic’s a standstill from pedestrian overfill of tourists and commuters on cellphones
From taking pictures and texting their messages to all those that no one else gives two fucks about.
It’s the worst wonderful time of the year.
Now this space is established as bus service gets ravished to convenience holiday cheer
It’s the worst wonderful time
The worst wonderful time
It’s the worst wonderful time
of the year!!!!
(Here’s the fucking tree, the reason for all this stupidity)
James O’Neill, the second appointed police commissioner of Mayor de Blasio’s NYPD feebly quit his job protecting and has turned his back on the city of New York. But why? Isn’t this city the #SafestBigCity on this planet? Anyway, he’s leaving the five boroughs for sunny and burning California to become a cop for Visa credit services. Even though murders, rapes and robberies and gang violence went up the last twomonths and Southeastern Queens has seen what can be described as a massive rise in shootings.
And the fact that cops are involved in twice as many situations this year when they had to use their guns, notably in two incidents where cops got killed by incompetence fire from fellow cops. And over ten cops have committed suicide this year. He is walking away as the NYPD are being tasked to monitor the subway and clear it of homeless and prevent farebeating, which has led to consternation from the citizenry of police overdeployment along with arbitrary aggressive enforcement against churro ladies and candy sellers and is leading to clashes with kids and two anarchic protests in his last month as commissioner where people jumped turnstiles, even cutting a bar on one and sprayed anti-cop graffiti on the walls.
He’s splitting right after it was revealed that a porn star real estate agent was able to access NYPD headquarters with some money donations, similar to what Mayor de Blasio’s bubbies Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg did when they were treating cops to Vegas and Super Bowl trips and Christmas presents. He’s jetting right after citizens voted to bring forth more transparency by the NYPD by giving the CCRB more powers to investigate and for D.A.’s reveal cops records for any malfeasance while filing reports or testifying in court.
And the main reason why Jimmy is getting the fuck out of dodge is that he, along with the supposed law enforcement legend Willie Bratton before him, were trying to normalize and cover up a precinct commander’s arrest quota order to round up Black and Hispanic subway fare beaters instead of White or Asian ones as claimed in a lawsuit by a police sergeant and four other officers. That way O’Neill (and Bratton as well) avoids have to testify (or testilie) in court. Clearly this is what as led to the racial discrepancies with fare beaters that’s inspired all these current protests.
Smell ya later, James O’Neill. But certainly you will be back.
In South Jamaica, a 17-year-old girl was found lying dead and bleeding on the sidewalk from two stab wounds to her chest and abdomen. This death in the Jamaica area is the third one related to the gang war that caused a death of a 14-year-old boy and a serious injury to a 16-year-old girl from stray bullets meant for their rivals. This murder happened three blocks away from the basketball court where the boy was killed.
The 14-year-old boy was this girl’s cousin, and she went to live with his parents after he died. And she met her deadly fate because she was determined to find out who murdered him and met the demons that did, a man and a 17-year-old girl who is still on the loose that arranged a meetup with her. She was a real life Nancy Drew.
Also in South Jamaica, a man was stabbed to death in front of his apartment building.
Again in South Jamaica, a woman was stabbed to death and left on the street bleeding.
In Ozone Park, a man murdered his wife after they recently filed for divorce and after she put out an order of protection against him, then he committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Spring Creek Park. After enduring months of abuse from him during their brief marriage where he would get furious over her fandom of a Bollywood star and her job as a bartender, she went back to his home to rekindle their relationship and wound up getting stabbed multiple times.
Also in Ozone Park at the 80th St. Station, a man was beaten down by a gang of men when he wouldn’t open the emergency door for them.
Again in Ozone Park, a delivery man got jumped by two men who held him up at knifepoint, then brutally beat him down and robbed his cellphone, credit cards, $480 and his bike.
And again in Ozone Park, a 16-year-old boy stole a car with two kids still in the back seat, then sped down the street in the wrong direction and crashed into a tree.
And again in Ozone Park, a woman was sucker punched in the head while she was walking on the sidewalk and was robbed of her purse by a gang of women and men. The muggers then tried to sell her cellphone at a video game store a few blocks away.
This man-made and city-neglect environmental disaster has left over hundreds of people homeless and has left a stench that will take infinity to get out. Might as well make this part of the dirty Southeast of Queens a superfund site.
In Jamaica, a man stole a car and jumped out when the cops came after him, then it rolled onto the sidewalk and hit a 60-year-old woman standing there and killed her.
Also in Jamaica, a man was busted with 37 pounds of fentanyl inside a compartment in the drivers cab of his truck. This led to a massive drug bust leading to 10 others getting arrested for possession of over 130 collective pounds of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil; the latter a new chemical over 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
Again in Jamaica, an off-duty cop fighting with his wife grabbed her cellphone as she was closing the door on her car.
And again in Jamaica, a LIRR train got derailed just as it was heading to the station leaving 600 passengers stranded on the Babylon line tracks for hours. The tracks were supposedly inspected only a few hours earlier.
And again in Jamaica, a man sexually molested and attempted to kiss an 8-year-old girl at a shopping mall just a month after a charity group posted his $2,000 bail after he got arrested for sexually assaulting a 3 year-old boy by putting the child’s head in his crotch at a laundromat in Woodhaven.
In Astoria, a man snatched a cellphone right out of a woman’s hand while she was checking on her app-hail ride.
Also in Astoria, an off-duty cop was slashed three times and had his jewelry robbed by an irate driver when he rear-ended his car in a traffic accident.
Again in Astoria, a man was beaten and stabbed to death behind a mixed use apartment building.
And again in Astoria, a man robbed a bank by a passing a note but was caught by cops in the area and then ran towards the nearest train station. The suspect got cornered on the platform and then fell to the street below when he tried to climb down a support post.
And again in Astoria, a man broke into a 75-year-old man’s home while he was still there and stole $9,000 from his bedroom.
And again in Astoria, two men were caught stealing cosmetics at chain pharmacy and escaped by flashing a boxcutter at workers.
And again in Astoria, a bigoted threat was written on a bus depot.
In Elmhurst, hundreds of kids showed their appreciation to their school letting them off early on a Friday by engaging in a riotous rumble in the food court at the Queens Center Mall and then started looting and trash the stores inside, compelling the managers to bring the gates down as the fighting spilled out on the street. The chaos on the street was initiated by one girl who was filming something on her cellphone and got beat down by a gang of girls for it, as the fracas inside the mall was triggered by someone throwing fake money into the crowd.
It’s hard to gauge a timeline of what actually happened first, but this purge looks like it was premeditated by some of these rascals on social media.
I bet those school officials thought they were really cool. Surely they will get the same respect from these kids after this.
In East Elmhurst, a homeless man got stabbed to the death by a man during a fight in front of the shelter where he was staying and where his killer used to stay. Neighbors have been complaining about the daily violence and blatant drug dealing by its residents at the shelter and the total lack of effort by the security contractor there to curb their behavior.
In St. Albans, three homeless men got killed in a fire at a house they were squatting in for three years. The house was cited for various violations for illegal subdividing for makeshift apartments for multiple renters and has been abandoned for 10 years. Turned out the house was burned down intentionally.
Also in Long Island City, a man was busted in possession of 3 guns and ammunition along with bags of smack and crack at the Queensboro Houses. The culprit just made parole after serving time stabbing two people and for shooting a cop at the same NYCHA complex.
Again in Long Island City at the Queensboro Plaza station, a stupid 14-year-old boy climbed atop the 7 train to surf it (and probably film himself doing it) got killed when he got walloped with a overhanging metal object when the train ran under it, causing him to fall onto the tracks behind it.
And again in Long Island City, an app pet sitter who was entrusted with entering a luxury apartment by it’s residents to walk their dogs robbed a designer bag, jewelry and makeup worth about $800.
And again in Long Island City, a man shoplifted two bottles of liquid detergent from a pharmacy chain store. When a worker tried to stop him, his accomplice stuck a gun up at him and then ran out. That must be quite a brand. This version of the incident is rife with bad puns.
And again in Long Island City, a man killed himself by crashing his luxury car into a flatbed truck that stopped at the red light.
In Jackson Heights at the 74 ave./Roosevelt Ave. Station, a man got pissed off at a man holding the doors open as the E train was about to depart as he was arguing with another man about it, then it escalated into a brawl on the platform and the man who complained got a blindsided kick to his face from the asshole who was delaying the transit schedule.
In North Corona, a man was caught pissing on his car by a woman who was taking her 10-month-old daughter to her babysitter. When the man finished, he went towards the woman and grabbed her from behind and tried to kidnap her child. The woman with her child rushed to a nearby store to hide from the man who kept following her.
In Flushing, a man sucker punched a woman in the head when she told him he couldn’t sleep in the church.
Also in Flushing and in Whitestone, two men have committed seven burglaries in seven houses in eleven days. Making off with $15,000 and loads of jewelry plus handbags and a laptop.
Again in Flushing, an 80-year-old woman got hit by a car and killed as the driver hit the gas while she was still crossing the street.
And again in Flushing, a man got caught stealing body wash from a chain pharmacy by a security guard then flashed a knife at him and ran away.
In East Flushing, a woman got died after getting hit by a car while crossing the street.
In Rego Park, a row of parked cars on one block had their windows smashed in.
In Ridgewood, ICE sent officers and a bearcat military vehicle with an armed gunner sticking out of hole on top wielding an automatic weapon to detain a man in his apartment possessing over fifty guns and ammunition. The tank and the militarized ICE cops rolled up near a nursery school and disbursed with weapons drawn the G.I. Joe squad looking for Cobra Commander and naturally frightened everyone around.
Also in Ridgewood, two men snatched two tip jars containing $140 from two cafe’s and got away by punching two workers in the face that tried to stop them.
Again in Ridgewood, a man got into an argument with another man inside a diner and punched him and threw him to the floor.
And again in Ridgewood, a fire broke out on the second floor of an apartment building causing injuries to five people.
In Kew Gardens at the Union Turnpike Station, three boys were bothering a puppy on the E train and angered a man and a woman who tried to defend their pooch and threatened to call the cops. The men then beat up the couple and they wound up with a broken nose and an injured arm.
Also in Kew Gardens, a man went to his girlfriends apartment while he was wanted for raping his 11-year-old niece and stabbed her 6-year-old daughter in the neck in her living room. Then the woman tried to defend her kid and then the man blocked her from leaving and stabbed her in the throat.
In Forest Hills, a man riding on the bike path got hit by a car when the driver ran the stop sign on the merged path into the middle western express vehicle lane. Despite video footage taken by the biker, the cops didn’t charge the driver because they claimed they weren’t there to see it.
Also in Forest Hills, a person driving an SUV crashed it into a dental office that resembled a 7-11 around 2 a.m.. That’s a proactive way to get your checkup first.
In Middle Village, an 83-year-old man got hit and killed by a school bus as the driver was making a turn while he was crossing the street with his wife.
Also in Middle Village, a man walked up to a house and snatched a kid’s scooter left on the stoop.
Again in Middle Village and in Maspeth, two men broke into three houses in three days and robbed a woman’s car as well as cash and electronics, then was caught by a woman still at home when they tried to pry into her back door. After that botched burglary, they robbed a woman of $6,000 of cash and merchandise by breaking open her front door. They got away in a tan mini-van.
In Woodside, a woman got hit by a van while crossing the street and died from her injuries.
In North Corona, a gang of ten teenagers jumped a man and threw him against a wall and robbed his headphones and wallet, then punched him and ran away.
In Sunnyside, a man stabbed another man in the chest and back during a daylight street fight.
In Far Rockaway, a man was busted with a Russian automatic rifle and over 100 rounds of ammo in his apartment. It appears he was looking to buy or may have already sold a couple of guns.
In College Point, cops busted a man in his house for possessing four guns and ammunition and drugs during a search warrant of his home.
In Glendale, two men held up a sewer service business at gunpoint, pistol whipped a worker and robbed it of $9,000
On Rikers Island, a prisoner attacked a C.O. while trying to escort him to the courthouse by bashing him on the head with a piece of wood.
In Hollis, a woman went nutso inside a Dunkin Donuts when she felt her coffee wasn’t be served fast enough, then she trashed the place and knocked over everything that wasn’t tied down as she started tossing napkin dispensers then knocking down the register, a monitor, a couple of metal boxes and then a bunch of product displays.
Somewhere in Queens, an off-duty cop beat up and strangled his wife in front of their child who told him to stop. Because of the 50a law, there is no information of the cops name or where this took place.
In Lindenwood, some racist shithead spray painted racist bromides on the sidewalks and trees and a self-aggrandizing proclaimation on an entire fence.
In Bay Ridge, 32 cars were found vandalized from getting scratched with keys and all tires were slashed that reportedly occurred during the early morning hours. Following an incident where over 20 cars were found to have their tires slashed and key-scratched on the town’s streets a month before.
Police haven’t found the perpetrator yet but going by the anti-car vitriol by transient bike riding residents and the agitprop narrative (terms like carcentric) being dispensed by city and bike concern blogs along with the pervasive influence on traffic policies by defacto city agents Transportation Alternatives, I bet this violent damage was committed by a bike zealot in some kind of protest. On the street where this current incident happened, there are no bike lanes.
In East Flatbush, a man was roaming the streets waving a gun in the air and pointing it at his head and then used it assault a bike delivery man, the he bashed a car window and threatened a woman while she was parking and then whacked another car. He then bashed a window of a yeshiva.
This outburst is just has similar to the Saheed Vassel incident last year in Crown Heights, when he wound up surrounded by plain clothes cops and was immediately shot down and killed for being perceived as a threat. Vassel was holding a piece of junk and pretended it was a gun. This guy here clearly has mental problems too but is flashing a real gun, so how come the cops didn’t show up this time? At least they got him alive.
Also in East Flatbush, a man killed himself jumping out a third floor window to escape a fire spreading in an apartment building.
Again in East Flatbush, a woman got shot in the chest by a stray bullet that went through her window in her apartment as she washing her dishes during a gang shootout outside.
In Flatbush, a 60-year-old man rolled on the sidewalk on his moped to give two men food they ordered, then as the man tried to ride away the two goons grabbed him and knocked him down and pummeled him and didn’t pay for it and also took his phone and cash.
Also in Flatbush, a small business owner who got evicted from his grocery store got savagely beat down by his landlords who hit him with a baseball bat and a metal pipeand then tried to keep the merchandise he bought to sell.
In East New York, two cops from the 75th Precinct wastefully misused the precision policing program to target a shipment coming from Vermont to a store in Brooklyn and seized over $17,000 worth of hemp thinking it’s the same thing as the pot sold on the streets. These two morons fucked up a small business and also arrested the owner’s brother who went to pick it up like he normally does and they wasted taxpayer and other law enforcement time with their lame haul.
Also in East New York, a woman on a scooter got killed by a hit-and-run driver as she tried to cross the street in the middle of doing errands.
And in East New York, a 75-year-old man heading to his apartment at the Boulevard Houses was ambushed by two men in front of his door and shoved him to the floor and robbed $3,500 off him.
Again in East New York, a lunatic set a fire on a door at the Pink Houses in his fifth attempt to burn the public housing building down after setting a fire four days earlier, twice in October and once in May.
And again in East New York, a woman was arrested for selling churros at the Broadway Junction, even though she was still able to sell them for a long time even while getting summonses as the cop had trouble convincing a witness of his lie that food isn’t supposed to be sold in the subway. Then explain those newstands that sell candy and chips. And various Dunkin’ Donuts by token booths at Rockerfeller Center, Penn Station and Lexington Avenue. And that dumbass foodie mall Turnstyle at Columbus Circle.
Tonight as I was leaving Broadway Junction, I saw three or four police officers (one of them was either a plainclothes cop or someone who worked at the station) gathered around a crying woman and her churro cart. Apparently, it's illegal to sell food inside train stations. 1/? pic.twitter.com/sgQVvSHUik
And again in East New York, a man was shot to death on a street corner following an argument with a group of men. The killer fired six shots at him and two of the stray bullets hit a school bus that was still occupied with kids and the back door of a city bus with 30 passengers by a school and a day care center.
And again in East New York, a motorcycle rider got thrown off his bike when a car plowed into him while the driver was making a turn.
And again in East New York, a woman was found dead lying in the middle of the street from getting run over by a hit-and-run driver.
And again in East New York, a teacher kicked a 12-year-old boy in the chest when he was messing around with another student.
In Cypress Hills, two cops responding to a fight by a bodega were suddenly in the presence of shots being fired and then found a SUV with a window broken. Even though they weren’t certain if they were targeted, this led to a massive NYPD over-deployment which included a team of body-armored cops with automatic rifles and the appearance of a military grade vehicle to one block and wound up arresting one man. Nowhere in the actual story says that the cops were dodging bullets, but if you wanna prepare for war and treat a local city block like it’s a dystopian warzone you might as well write it up like one.
In Crown Heights, five men surrounded and kept circling a man on an e-motored cycle on the sidewalk and took turns punching him, eventually knocking him off his bike and stealing $200 from him.
Also in Crown Heights, a man watched his car get stolen after he left it running, then he jumped on the hood but fell off and got run over as the thief kept driving.
Again in Crown Heights, two men looking around for someone got into a shootout with another gunman in front of a hipster cafe. Too bad Summerhill ain’t around anymore.
And again in Crown Heights, a gang of five men hassled an 18-year-old man on the 3 train if was in a gang and then they all beat him down and stole his cellphone, sneakers and jacket after he told them no.
And again in Crown Heights, a man was busted possessing a semi-automatic gun in his apartment at the Albany Houses.
And again in Crown Heights, a gang of five men and boys sneaked up behind two boys and smacked one in the head and snatched a hat off the other then ran away.
And again in Crown Heights, a manhole explosion torched a car parked above it.
In Carroll Gardens, 15 boys meeting up on the street were suddenly surrounded then chased by a groups of cops. Four were caught and arrested and accused of being involved with a mugging of a boy inside a park who was beaten and robbed of his cellphone. The boys were released without charges and the station did not file a report after the false accusations and a statement released that they ditched a bat and a knife after the cops swarmed them.
In Sunset Park, a man involved in an argument with three men at an apartment building got punched in the face and thrown down the stairs, had his cellphone destroyed and was threatened at gunpoint. All three suspects fled and are at large.
Also in Sunset Park at the 59th St. Station, a man got on the R train twice in the morning and noon and jerked off in front of two women then got off (no pun intended) at the next stop.
Again in Sunset Park, a woman walking on the sidewalk was attacked by a man who pushed her up against a fence and robbed her purse.
And again in Sunset Park, a water main broke and flooded a five block radius.
And again in Sunset Park at the 45th St. Station, a man committed suicide by jumping in front the R train.
And again in Sunset Park at the 62nd St. Station, train service had to be delayed because a fucking duck was waddling on the tracks.
In Downtown Brooklyn, four men ganged up kept beating down on one man on the corner seats in the A train as it was in the tunnel under the Brooklyn Bridge. A Samaritan got slugged and bloodied trying to break them up.
Also in Downtown Brooklyn, a 15-year-old boy was slashed in his neck and arm by another student in front of his school.
Again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Pacific St. Station, a man went to grab another man’s cellphone while he was using it then slashed him in the face when he resisted giving it up.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a woman got killed when she got hit by a driver while walking in a pedestrian plaza that allows cars to go through at a limited speed.
In Coney Island, two men attacked and beat up a bodega worker with brass knuckles and a pipe while a woman was stealing groceries.
In Bushwick, a woman caught a man who broke into her car by smashing the rear windshield and threw her property on the street. The man then beat her up and took all her stuff and ran.
Also in Bushwick, a woman’s pit bull was dognapped as she was buying food at Mickey D’s.
Again in Bushwick, women got food poisoning from eating expired food being served at a homeless shelter.
In Madison, two women attacked a bodega worker as one grabbed him while the other went behind the counter to distract him, and then the woman jumped over and grabbed a bunch of vape packs and ran out the door with her accomplice.
In Midwood, a man was stabbed to death by his cousin at his apartment.
Also in Midwood, a man broke into a brokerage office and cracked open a safe with an ax and robbed $70,000 and over $100,000 of jewelry.
Again in Midwood, two women were blindsided and brutally beaten by a man and woman while they were walking down the steps from the J Avenue Station. As the man took one of them down with a chokehold, he assisted his accomplice by punching her multiple times as the woman pulled her hair. While a person walked up the stairs as the mugging continued, the woman punched her victim again, pointed a taser at her and grabbed her wallet and cellphone. Then she punched her one more time, took her purse and got on the train.
In Brooklyn Heights, children playing in Camdan Plaza Park found a bunch of used syringes in the grass and bushes.
In Borough Park, two men were menaced and two other men were assaulted during a weekend string of suspected bias attacks. Two men working for a neighborhood watch were confronted by two men who chased them on the street. A man jumped out of a car and punched a man on the face while he was commuting and another man was chased by three more men that jumped out a car.
Also in Borough Park, two women were hit with eggs as they were walking on the sidewalk.
Again in Borough Park, a woman walking to the subway got grabbed from behind by a man who dragged her between two cars and tried to rape her. Then he ran away when she screamed.
In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a dollar van collided into the back of a city bus in a hit-and-run, causing the bus driver to get injured.
In Brownsville, three men were shot at and hit on the street by two other men. The victims refused to identify their shooters to the cops.
Also in Brownsville, an EMT worker punched his supervisor in the face in their station.
In Park Slope, a man punched a traffic cop in the face after he wrote him a parking ticket then drove off.
In Flatlands, a man shot his ex-wife to death when he saw her with her new boyfriend at her apartment, and then shot him in the chest. The man then shot himself to death.
In Canarsie, a 13-year-old girl walking to her friends house was confronted by two men who walked with her to a building where one of them would rape her.
In Clinton Hill, a man was shot to death from a fusillage of bullets in front of the Lafayette Houses.
Also in Clinton Hill, a man stabbed his two-year old son in the head during an argument with his wife.
In Bensonhurst, a man sexually molested a woman by rubbing his knee on her as she was sitting on the D train.
Also in Bensonhurst, a man was confronted by two men on the street who threw him against a wall and stuck a knife at him, punched his eye and stole his wallet.
Again in Bensonhurst, two men jumped a man from behind as one of them sliced his ear with a knife.
And again in Bensonhurst, two men effortlessly stole display cellphones from a store.
And again in Bensonhurst, a man grabbed a woman in a headlock as she was walking on the sidewalk and dragged her between two cars to rape her. Then ran when the woman screamed.
In Bath Beach, a woman crossing the street with her child got killed when a driver hit her while making a left turn.
Also in Bath Beach, a man choked his wife and she broke his hold by biting his arm during a domestic dispute about putting photos on social media.
In Brighton Beach, 10 boys ripped off 12 jackets from a clothing store and assaulted two workers who tried to stop them.
In Gravesend, a man waiting for a cab got jumped by three men who beat him down and robbed his wallet.
Also in Gravesend, a man was grabbed from behind from two men while walking home as they robbed him of $340 and two designer bags.
Again in Gravesend, two men shoved a woman to the pavement and punched her in an attempt to steal her handbag but failed.
In Fort Hamilton, a man snatched a purse from a woman who was sitting on a park bench.
In Manhattan Beach, a man attacked and tried to rape a woman inside a restroom at a college.
In Prospect Heights, a man bit a clerk on his finger when he was trying to stop him from stealing truck keys at a Uhaul depot.
In Greenpoint, a massive 3-alarm fire ripped through a warehouse in the middle of the night and early morning hours.
In Williamsburg, a man fell to earth next to a LinkNYC kiosk and couldn’t get up.
Also in Williamsburg at the Grand St. Station, a 16-year-old boy was held up at knifepoint by two men and robbed him of his cellphone.
Again in Williamsburg at the Bedford Ave. Station, a man got slashed in the face by a man that he saw pushing a guy from getting on the L train at Union Square.
And Again in Williamsburg, a man leaving a speakeasy style bar got approached by a man with a group of other with him who asked him for a cigarette and told him he didn’t have one. Then an argument ensued and the man walked away but was pursued by the group who then jumped him around the block and the man who demanded a smoke beat him to death.
And again in Williamsburg at the Lorimer St. Station, a man slashed another man in the face on the L train then exited the train.
In Windsor Terrace, a three car crash caused injuries to four people and one vehicle to combust into flames.
In Marine Park, an off-duty cop was caught driving drunk after he crashed into two parked cars.
In Carroll Gardens, a parked car covered with Donald Trump stickers suddenly burst into flames on the street.
In Midtown, a man got the uncontrollable urge to climb a traffic pole and took a seat on the traffic light. No confirmation if it’s the Bryant Park Vampire looking for an easy way to snare feathered rats.
Also in Midtown, two men got into a fight with another man in front of the New York Times building. The two men were armed with a stick and a tire iron while the one man pulled out a knife and started swinging it at them. The two men then cornered him and tackled him to the ground. The one man then slashed and stabbed both of them and then the cops arrived and detained all of them.
Again in Midtown, a man that got stabbed multiple times got tossed from a car and dropped in front of hotel.
And again in Midtown, a woman got beat down and bloodied and her friends were also subjected to racial slurs and shoving by bouncers and about 10 men and women at a nite club over a payment dispute.
And again in Midtown at the 7th Avenue Station, a man decided to attempt suicide by lying on the tracks but the E train rolled right over him and the idiot got up and walked away. His chickenshit attempt to kill himself caused two lines to be re-routed and four other lines to be delayed.
And again in Midtown, two women got caught shoplifting at Barney’s and then easily escaped after brawling with security guards on the street.
And again in Midtown at the Bryant Park/42nd St. Station, a man was caught masturbating in a bathroom.
In Harlem, a man savagely murdered his family with a serrated knife and committed suicide inside their apartment following his divorce procedure with his wife and threats to kill her.on the day she placed an order of protection against him.He stabbed his wife to death and decapitated her and left it in her lap and then stabbed his 5-year-old daughter multiple times and almost cut off her head. He then hung himself inside his bedroom.
Also in Harlem, a man got killed riding his bike by a hit and run driver making an illegal U turn in his dump trunk.
Again in Harlem at the 125th St. Station, a doucheshcnozzle grabbed the intercom on the 1 train and yelled he had a fucking gun, leading to commuters evacuating the train and running to get above ground as other douchebags stood behind having a laugh.
And again in Harlem, a man drove a stolen car directly into a man and his son walking on the sidewalk and caused them to fall through a gate and down the steps of an apartment building. The driver and his accomplice then came out of the car and stabbed the man as he laid on the cellar ground. The victim refused to name his attackers to police, surely it’s because they and him are rival gangbangers.
And again in Harlem, a 40-year-old man was attacked inside his apartment by two masked men who fooled him into thinking it was the super. They pistol whipped the tenant and robbed his backpack when they couldn’t find valuables or money.
And again in Harlem at the 125th St. Station, a man jumped on the tracks with a walker and got killed when the 2 train arrived and ran him over, despite the effort by the conductor when he pulled the emergency brake as he also got injured.
And again in Harlem, a woman was beaten down to unconsciousness and left for dead on the street. She died eight days later.
And again in Harlem at the 125th St. Station, a boy punched a conductor in the face as the A train was departing, followed by a bus driver getting cut in the nose and ear and an off-duty driver with him on his ear when a man threw a bottle at the bus’s windshield.
And again in Harlem, a homeless man died sleeping on the roof of a building.
In East Harlem, three men surrounded and attacked a woman as they beat her up while trying to steal her duffel bag that contained $3,000 in tips she made working as an exotic dancer. They managed to rip it apart causing one dollar bills to spill all over the sidewalk. One of the muggers still at the crime scene fled when the cops arrived and he ran towards the FDR drive and crossed the expressway but was finally caught dangling on the edge of the ledge of the esplanade by his fingertips.
Also in East Harlem, a transgender woman died of a drug overdose in her supportive housing apartment and her body wasn’t recovered for a week.
In Hell’s Kitchen, a 16-year-old boy who was released without bail for robbing money from 3 boys and holding another boy at gunpoint and robbing his jacket in three incidents committed two more crimes after he got sprung when held up a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man by knifepoint in one night and now is locked up and his bail is 10 grand now.
Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a car salesman sexually molested a woman after he used her phone to download porn in his office.
Again in Hell’s Kitchen, a woman that works as a federal prosecutor interfered and attacked two cops during a traffic stop when they were trying to administer a sobriety test for a man she was with who was driving drunk. She continued to resist arrest while being handcuffed.
In the Upper West Side, two men broke into an apartment and attacked a couple in their bedroom while they were sleeping. Then one of the thieves pulled a knife on them during a struggle and the man gave up his ATM card which they used to steal $500 later. The thieves also stole their playstation console which they smashed to bits and their dog that they left to wander around outside.
Again in the Upper West Side, a bus driver slammed the door on a woman after her autistic son boarded because she didn’t get on fast enough for him. Leading the woman to chase the bus as the asshole driver hit the gas and when he stopped to let her on he continued to berate her.
And again in the Upper West Side, the Nutcracker balloon collapsed on it’s handlers and clobbered a woman who tried to help keep it elevated as the violent wind kept knocking it down. The city decided to start the parade as scheduled in spite of the risks and warnings of hazardous wind speeds of 20 to 35 mph.
In the Upper East Side, a man and a woman walked into an upscale shoe and purse store with a couple bags and robbed 12 handbags worth $26,000 then got away in their car.
Also in the Upper East Side, a man on a bicycle ripped off phones out of the hands of four women while they were momentarily distracted. He snatched the first off a woman looking down while waiting for her app-hail car and later used it to withdraw $2,500 from her online banking account. 14 blocks away, he rode up and yanked a phone off a woman while she was texting. Then he swiped a phone out of women’s hand while she was crossing the street and later robbed money from her online account. Then he went to the east side and snatched a phone from a woman who was waiting for the bus.
The first woman who was victimized for being unaware finally said the obvious about cellphone dependence and addiciton:
“It’s not just about grabbing people’s phones that are locked. It’s about grabbing people’s phones that are unlocked, Would you walk around swinging your wallet around? Our phones are more than just communication devices. They are wallets. They are banking institutions. They are credit information, insurance information, everything.”
That’s something she should have thought before she decided to store her cash on her cellphone and this is something commuters should think about when the OMNY fare system takes over the metrocard, because the MTA obviously and stupidly didn’t.
Again in the Upper East Side, the kid brother of the city comptroller got drunk in a restaurant and was treating the workers like peons, then he attacked a man who tried to calm him down by punching him twice in the face and wrestled him to the floor. When they both got back up the comptrollers brother then bragged about his social stature. The manager then came out and feebly apologized to the comptroller’s brother as he swilled another cup of sake.
And again in the Upper East Side at the 86th St. Station, a woman sprayed pepper spray at a man she was arguing with and doused a few other people while was exiting the 4 train.
In Columbus Circle, two men held up a newsstand operator at knifepoint, then stabbed him in the shoulder and robbed $1,440 just before midnight in a populous tourist area next to the Trump International building and above a subway police precinct where high brass cops park their personal cars on the street.
Also in Columbus Circle, a driver hit a NYPD horse with his/her car. 50a law prevents the public from knowing the information of the incident and presumably the reckless driver.
Again in Columbus Circle, an 81-year-old woman got hit by Brink’s truck twice as she was about to cross the street.
In Times Square, the recidivist octogenarian fondler struck again as he got on the 1 train going uptown and got up behind a woman and gave her a nasty grinding then got off at 96th St. Station where he got collared by an undercover cop who witnessed his filthy deed.
Also in Times Square, a man ran over and killed a 61-year-old man that collapsed moments earlier on the street after he sped when the light turned green. After he stopped his car to check if he hit something, or in this case someone, he hopped back into his vehicle and drove away. This is the most polite hit-and-run ever reported.
In Central Park, a man sneaked up behind a woman enjoying the sights and stuck something on her neck then grabbed her ear sticks off her head. Then he demanded money and tried to snatch her cellphone. The woman took his picture instead and ran to a woman walking her dog that showed up, which led to the skell getting cuffed later on the Upper East Side. He did this while he was on parole.
In the East Village at the 1st Avenue Station, a man was approached and questioned by two cops who caught him napping on a bench. They then grabbed him and tried to bounce him out of the platform despite the man’s defense that he paid his fare and he had a right to be there. The obnoxious cop then grabbed his bag and provided no justification for hassling the man to a witness filming it on her phone. Then the man tried to flee and get on the L train and was grabbed and arrested as the cops caused an unnecessary train delay because of their police investigation.
In the Lower East Side, a man walking on the street got jumped by a man who beat him down to the pavement and bashed his head in then robbed his cellphone. The victim died less than a month later.
Also in the Lower East Side, at the East Broadway Station, four men approached a man on the platform and demanded cash from him, then stabbed him in the arm after he refused.
Again in the Lower East Side, a man only wearing underwear and a shirt killed himself as he got hit by a car while trying to cross the FDR drive on foot.
And again in the Lower East Side, a delivery guy got held up at knifepoint while he was parking his bike and then the mugger rode away with it.
And again in the Lower East Side at the 2nd Avenue Station, a brawl between a group of homeless men escalated into two men getting stabbed as the three others that were assaulting them ran away into the tunnel.
In Downtown Manhattan at the Chambers St. Station, a man randomly punched a woman on the platform then attempted suicide by jumping in front of the arriving A train.
Also in Downtown Manhattan, five men got busted running a check cashing scam by stealing 4,000 subsidy checks from the Human Resources Administration and making fifty fake I.D.’s and addresses so they get delivered to a mailbox at the Church St. Post Office and having a messenger company pick up the envelopes.
Again in Downtown Manhattan, a drug dealer responsible for the overdose death of a man he sold fentanyl to was released on bail because of the ludicrous new bail reform law that lets off perpetrators who committed misdemeanors deemed not serious. The death and addiction merchant the state let loose laughed when he heard his customer died, believes fentanyl is a better product because of it’s deadly potency and laughed and thanked Mario’s son Governor Cuomo for making his freedom possible.
And again in Downtown Manhattan at the Chambers St. Station, a man grabbed a woman has she was going through the revolving gate and robbed her purse. The creep has been loitering in that station for a month and previously held up a woman at knifepoint on the stairs and made of with 25 bucks.
And Again in Downtown Manhattan, a dope dealer made a prank bomb threat call at the Manhattan federal courthouse so he could avoid taking a urine test for drugs.
And again in Downtown Manhattan, a woman was caught smuggling contraband to prisoners inside the Tombs while she was working as an exterminator.
And again in Downtown Manhattan at the Bowling Green Station, a man and a woman were banging each other on the platform.
They then took the express train to Grand Central and resumed allegorically riding the train on the platform. Looks like all the homeless hotel shelters are booked.
In the Financial District, six men broke into a luxury apartment and crashed and ruined a party being thrown there by waving their guns at people, leading them to bail. The men then busted down the bedroom door and found two couples hiding, then one of them punches one in the face as they made off with $3000 worth of clothes and jewelry and a calculator(??!!). Imagine the looks of disappointment when those crooks got in the van.
In Chinatown, three men held up eleven people at a gambling den inside a bodega at gunpoint and knifepoint and robbed the house of $5,000 and their jewelry.
In Greenwich Village, a 67-year-old man got slashed on his hand during a fight with a man and a woman at a 99 cent pizzeria.
Also in Greenwich Village at the 14th St. Station, a homeless man was sleeping on a bench with his dog was awaken by a man who yelled at him. After arguing with each other, the man stabbed the homeless man in the leg and then stabbed his dog.
Again in Greenwich Village, a man invited a stranger into his apartment, then passed out after being drugged by him and found his credit cards and keys were stolen.
In Little Italy, two men stole ATM machines affixed in front of a bakery and a cheese shop and made off with over $9,000.
In Union Square, a man scheduled for a trial date for prior public groping offenses on the subway whipped out his dick and rubbed it up against a woman standing in front of him on the 4 train.
Also in Union Square, a man reading his comic book on the L train witnessed a man shoving another man from getting on. So comic book guy intervened and told the bully to back off, and wound up getting spat on his face. Then the bully got in comic book guy’s face and slashed it when the train arrived at Lorimer St. Station.
Again in Union Square, cops removed a homeless man from the train station for being a disorderly nuisance and confiscated his property and discovered it was infested with lice and bedbugs. Life ain’t all churros.
And again in Union Square, a man grabbed a woman’s ass and ran as the R train was arriving.
In Washington Heights, three men held up a 12-year-old boy at gunpoint and robbed his cellphone in broad daylight.
Also in Washington Heights at the 181 St. Station, a man got slashed twice in the face and neck after he bumped into another man on the escalator.
Again in Washington Heights, a man attacked another man in an apartment building as he punched his face and robbed his wallet and cellphone
And again in Washington Heights, two men mugged a man on the street and robbed his cellphone and wallet, then punched him even though he willingly gave his property up.
In Inwood, a gang of men approached man hanging out with his brother and friends and shot him to death on the street. The killer was still on parole after being released from prison a year ago.
Also in Inwood at the 181st Station, a man got into an argument with another man on the platform and then wound up slashed in his face and neck.
In Hudson Heights, a man who covered himself in a blanket sneaked up behind a woman crossing the street and snatched her purse and ran.
In Chelsea, a man easily climbed up a luxury tower building because of it’s aesthetic design.
Also in Chelsea, a man riding his e-motored cycle fast outside of the bike lane got creamed and fell on the ground when a man opened his car door on him. When the cops showed up, one of them questioned him if he was riding in the lane and then wrote him a summons while he laid unconscious.
In the Flatiron District, seven people got injured following a three car crash in an intersection that got initialized by an impatient stupid driver that swerved around a pedestrian while trying to turn and hit her instead, causing her to soar 20 feet and splitting her head open. Then the driver crashed into two other cars that were waiting at the red light, causing them to hit three other pedestrians who were in the crosswalk.
In Hudson Yards, four construction workers got injured when scaffolding fell on them at another building being developed on one of the many playgrounds for the city’s wealthiest.
In Kips Bay, a drunk man tried to feebly commit arson by taking a bunch of cardboard tied for recycling and setting it on fire against a building.
Also in Kips Bay, an off-duty cop killed himself as he was drag racing with another vehicle on the FDR drive and then crashed his car directly into a barrier pole from a footbridge, basically impaling the vehicle. His two passengers, and off-duty fireman and his girlfriend got critically injured as the impact threw them out of the car and into traffic. The woman lost her foot during the wreck.
In Hunts Point, a gang of dirt bike and ATV riders menaced a cop who detained one of their motorcycles that was left behind by one of them by circling around him and his patrol car at a gas station, as they tried to distract the cop so their buddy could retrieve it. They all fled when the cop’s backup arrived. An attendant at the station said the biker gang were swell guys.
One of the ATV drivers wound up getting arrested later as the cops caught tinkering with his vehicle.
In Melrose, a man chasing another man on the street shot at him twelve times while still in pursuit and wound up hitting a man, two women and two boys instead of his target. Three more men who were seen with the gunman before the shooting are also wanted in relation to this act of ultraviolence.
In Foxhurst, a man shot at and hit three men on a street corner.
Also in Foxhurst at the Hunts Point Ave. Station, a man followed a 10-year-old boy up the staircase, stuck his hand in his backpack and stole his nintendo game.
Also in Hunts Point, a man stole $160 from a cash register inside a hardware store then put a plastic bag over his head and stole a miniature electric bike and rode away like a dork.
In Mott Haven, during a drug bust at an apartment, 5 cops got sickened after they got into a tussle with the seven dealers when one of them kicked over the table covered with heroin as the product filled the air in the room during the arrest.
Also in Mott Haven, a man held up a 70-year-old livery cab driver at knifepoint when he got to his destination and robbed $90 off of him.
Again in Mott Haven, a man injured his foot when he slipped after he took a piss between the cars on the 6 train.
In Mount Hope, a drug deal gone wrong led to a man getting shot twice in an apartment building. He later died from his wounds.
Also in Mount Hope at the Tremont Ave. Station, a man waiting for the D train got yelled a bigoted slur by a man who then hit him with a hammer on his arm and threw him onto the tracks.
In Longwood, two men entered a hardware store and were causing havoc by knocking down products off the shelves. When a 67-year-old man who worked there tried to kick them out as he struggled with one of the jerks outside, the other jerk ran up and kicked the man in the face, knocking him out as they both ran away leaving the worker unconscious on the pavement.
Also in Longwood, a man ran into a laundromat and attacked a man with a machete and slashed his arm then another man threw a glass bottle at him.
In Allerton, a man walked into a juice bar and shot the store owner, then ran away following a struggle with a Samaritan who wrestled the gun from him. The small business only opened up on the block two months ago.
In Norwood at the 205th St. Station, a graffiti artist painted over the entire D train with a Halloween theme. The MTA suspended the train to be washed down and delayed service even though it was still operative.
In Soundview, two men held up a 68-year-old man carrying groceries at gunpoint and robbed his cellphone and $40.
Also in Soundview, two men barged into a music studio and drew their guns and robbed everyone inside and made their getaway. One of the victimized men got in his car and pursued them but the crooks shot at him as the bullet crashed the windshield and landed in his shoulder.
Again in Soundview, a man got killed crossing the street when a box truck hit him when its driver made a right turn.
And again in Soundview, two men got shot by a man who approached them by the Soundview Houses. One died from getting hit in the back and the other got wounded in the leg. The suspect is also wanted for a murder back in August.
And again in Soundview, a 78-year-old woman got hit by an SUV as she was pushing a shopping cart in a parking lot.
And again in Soundview, a woman dumped a bucket of shit and piss from her window and landed on her cousin as she sat in her car.
In Fordham Heights, a man jumped a 14-year-old boy walking on the sidewalk and stabbed him three times and stole his cellphone.
Also in Fordham Heights, a man wanted by the NYPD for nearly killing a cop in Times Square last year with his car after he screeched his tires on the street like from a dumb movie got arrested by federal agents for drug possession. The man also nearly killed a woman on the sidewalk when he drove on it fleeing from DEA agents in August after a drug sting.
Again in Fordham Heights, a livery cab driver pursued a man who tried to ditch the fare and ran into an apartment building and attacked him with a knife at the front door.
In Fordham at the Tremont Ave. Station, a man yelled homophobic slurs at another man and attacked with a hammer then threw him onto the tracks.
In Morris Heights, a man tried to grab a cellphone from the woman’s hand and got walloped with a shopping bag.
Also in Morris Heights, a man speeding in his car killed himself crashing into a tractor trailer on the Cross Bronx Expressway.
Again in Morris Heights, a man was shot to death in front of a niteclub where he worked as a D.J.
In University Heights, an 81-year-old man reading a newspaper on the sidewalk got kicked in the head by a man who rushed up to him.
Also in University Heights, a man about to enter his apartment building was ambushed by a man who beat him down to the pavement and robbed his cellphone. If you recall, cellphones are the wallets of this modern age.
In Claremont Village, three men took their guns out and collectively fired shots at the sky while they were inebriated before they went to get Chinese Food.
In Charlotte Village, a 16-year-old boy got confronted by a gang of men and got slashed and had his necklace robbed after they asked him he was in a gang himself.
In Grand Concourse, a man was chased by another man who was armed with a gun on the street and ran into a tobacco shop and got shot in the head and killed. A customer inside also got shot in the leag inside the store.
Also in Grand Concourse, a man got killed when he fell from a fire escape on the fourth floor to the pavement.
A man was sprung by a judge at the Bronx Criminal Court who dropped his illegal gun possession charges because two cops that arrested him weren’t available to be witness at his trial because one got arrested on child pornography charges and the other cop got killed by incompetence fire by his backup as he was trying to cuff a suspect. Then the acquitted by default jerk bragged about his luck on social media.
His handle is gzz, like cum or splooge.
In Jerome Park, a bus driver saw a drunk man dozing off in the back of the bus and tried to wake him up being that it was the last stop. Then the man spat in his eye and threw punches at him, giving the driver a black eye as he was trying to hold him down for the cops to pick up.
Also in Jerome Park, cops responding to a shooting inside a building raided an apartment and found a gun, a machete and three blade glove inspired by a Marvel comic book hero played by Hugh Jackman and arrested two people who were having a domestic dispute. One neighbor said the area has turned from sugar to shit after only living there for five years.
In Little Italy, a man ripped off a cellphone from an 11-year-old boy’s hands just seconds after he took it out of his pocket.
In Wakefield, a massive fire took out two floors of a six story apartment building, leaving 100 people without homes.
In Parkchester at the Westchester Sq/East Tremont Station, a gang of five men attacked two boys on the platform and stabbed one of them seven times in the shoulder and the other one four times in the ass during a brawl. The two boys were on their way to school and one of them actually made it there.
Also in Parkchester, an off-duty fireman strangled his girlfriend in his apartment during an argument in bed.
Again in Parkchester, two men abducted a transgender woman by gunpoint and drove her to a cellphone store to have her phone accessed to see texts that were exchanged with one of the suspect’s wife after bounding her with zip ties at a hotel.
And again in Parkchester, a man attacked a fruit vendor and beat him down to the sidewalk then robbed him of $200
And again in Parkchester, a man and a woman broke into an apartment through the fire escape and robbed a bottle of percocet.
In the South Bronx, a 14-year-old girl who got arrested after fighting another girl escaped from police custody as a friend of hers opened the patrol car door and let her out while filming it for social media. The girl ran down the street with the cuffs behind her back and eventually got caught and the dumb girls who set her free got arrested too.
Also in the South Bronx, a man committed suicide by jumping off a NYCHA building.
In Kingsbridge, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed all over his body when he got jumped by a gang of ten other boys in front of a high school and also had his cellphone robbed.
In Baychester and Co-Op City, a man grabbed a woman in her pussy and then her ass on the street, then he fondled a woman on a pedestrian bridge, then he barged into a parked car and scared a woman and then groped a woman as she was putting groceries in her car. All in the span of an hour.
In Woodlawn Heights, a man stole a woman’s car with her mother and her son waiting inside as she went to the supermarket to do some quick shopping. He got as far to the George Washington Bridge where the cops caught him.
In Riverdale, a man who opened up a worthless Titanic of a mall in New Jersey had his mansion broke into by four burglars who robbed him of over $100,000 worth of jewelry.
In Williamsbridge, a fast food employee flipped her flame-broiled lid in a Burger King. A man tried to calm her down but she smacked him and put a voodoo hex on him. Then she attacked a fellow employee while she was eating her lunch and started pulling her and attempted to strangle her.
In St. George, a man stabbed his wife three times during a domestic dispute in their house. Then the man set the house on fire and jumped out the window in an attempt to escape.
In Eltingville, a food delivery truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house and a SUV parked on the driveway, causing injuries to one person.
In Donghan Hills, a driver lost control of his SUV and crashed into a laundromat, injuring himself and a customer inside.
In Westerleigh, a watermain break produced a flood that caused damage to two blocks of homes.
In Travis-Chelsea, a police cruiser while on emergency crashed into and flipped over an SUV, injuring a 71-year-old man driving it.
In Annandale, a man was shot in the chest on the street.
In Port Richmond, a man walking on the sidewalk got blindsided by three men who beat him down and robbed his cellphone and $800. One of the suspects was incredulous to see pictures of him distributed about the mugging when he got arrested
In Great Kills, a man caught by a parks cop smoking weed in the park was also caught possessing a gun.
In Grasmere, a man got into a fight with another man and a woman on a city bus. The couple brandished knives and stabbed the man and stole his phone.
In Mariners Harbor, bicycles and tools were robbed from homeowners in a rash of garage and shed break-ins.
This has been quite a turbulent year for the NYPD. Despite the monthly reports of crime stats trickling down (also up), shooting incidents involving cops and suspects (notably people with mental health conditions) have seen a significant rise. Also seeing a rise is a disturbing trend of the excessive amount of shots being fired by cops, even when they are facing only one perpetrator.
On February 11th, 2019 in the early evening at about 6 p.m., an emergency call was placed about an armed robbery at a cellphone store in Richmond Hill. Christopher Ransom was hauling merchandise while holding up workers at gunpoint, Detective Brian Simonson and his partner Sgt. Matthew Gorman along with six other cops arrived immediately to the crime scene. The cops went into the store and Ransom came out and pointed his gun at them, giving Simonson, Gorman and the cops no other recourse but to shoot in self-defense. In a span of 11 seconds, 42 shots were fired by the cops to take the crook down when he came running outside with intent to shoot. During the fusillade of bullets fired by 7 of the cops (one cop abstained from shooting), the suspect got hit with 8 bullets and survived. Simonsen got off two but was shot in the chest by his fellow cops and later died. Another stray bullet hit Sgt. Gorman in Detective Simonsen wasn’t wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time because it was his day off and he was at a delegate meeting shortly before the robbery happened, but dutifully responded because there had been a spree of other cellphone store robberies around South Queens, especially that very store on 120 st and Atlantic Ave according to residents there. Incidentally, Ransom was involved in a cellphone store robbery in St. Albans four days earlier.
Simonson and Gorman’s backup shot a total of 29 bullets compared to their 13. Simonson only got 2 bullets off before he went down. The cops shot 42 times to take down one criminal that wound up taking the life of a fellow cop. To make this horrendous death worse, it turned out that the Ransom’s gun was a prop.
But the actual issue about this tragedy was not only the excessive discharge of gunfire but the over-deployment of police backup to the robbery. Made apparent by the diagram below by the NY Daily News:
Going by the incident, the situation by the detective and his partner along with two other uniformed cops was under control. But from the vantage point of the backup outside and where they were positioned, it sounds like they panicked and emptied their clips, even after Ransom didn’t shoot when he drew his weapon as they presumed it was jammed. Given the amount of rounds they shot and how lousy the aim was of those four cops outside, it’s a wonder where the other bullets went and given the time of day when it occurred, it’s amazing no innocent bystanders around there or in the vicinity were hit with a stray bullet. (Good thing it was raining out that night).
In their overzealous and stupid effort to take down a criminal stupidly looking to duel with a phalanx of cops with a fake gun, they took the life of Detective Simonson instead. They shot down one of their own in a totally preventable death that could have been avoided if they showed proper restraint or even good judgement. But for some incomprehensible reason this shooting incident and the death of a decorated and beloved police detective did not get the national attention that is usually warranted of other excessive force shootings by police that have made repeated headline news and viral attention especially when the victims are Black or Hispanic.
So what made the mass shooting death of Simonson different? Maybe it’s because of how it was described by the NYPD and the stenographers of the corporate local news media from the newspapers to television to radio and on the social network platforms by their blue check accounts; as a case of “friendly fire”.
Now this may be the first time that a local police force has used that term to determine a cop being shot down. Because the origin of “friendly fire” was used by the U.S. Defense Department to describe soldiers being shot by their fellow troops during the two invasions of Iraq in 1990 and in the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000’s (most notoriously in the cause of death of Pat Tillman and repeated constantly by the likes of then Secretary Donald Rumsfeld) . For the NYPD to utilize that term to deflect responsibility and accountability for the amount of gunfire dispensed and local news stenographing of the narrative put forth by them suggests that Simonson, Gorman and their trigger finger itchy backup were entering a warzone like some jungle in Vietnam or a dirty bomb planted street in Fallujah instead of a sleepy commercial district in Richmond Hill as they were heading to a corner cellphone store.
This is what the warzone they entered looks like, hardly an area where you need tanks or other military grade vehicles:
Besides the NYPD public relations dispensing and local news parroting of “friendly fire” (though there is nothing friendly about being shot to death and a fusillade is definitely unfriendly with any projectiles dispensed), the NYPD clearly spent more effort justifying this narrative in addition to deferring all blame to irrational suspect who was charged with murder despite not being capable of firing a bullet. Multiple conflicting articles came out about Ransom. The NYPD brought up that he tried to commit suicide by cop while Ransom admitted the same but also claimed that he was only doing that as some sort of improv comedic stunt. Like an even more deranged version of the public nuisance comedy of Eric Andre and millions of pranksters on social media app platforms.
No, the only way to describe this preventable tragedy is that Detective Simonson was shot to death and Sgt. Gorman was wounded by his fellow cops from “incompetence fire”. Because incompetence is a causation of what happens when workers screw up on the job despite thorough orientation and training. And it applies when you are hired with the responsibility of protecting the public and your fellow employees. With an automatic gun. This is no different than preventable fatalities in other jobs in warehouses or in construction sites. If your handling equipment and vehicles that require skill and caution, like forklifts and cranes handling tons of materials or working with tools like jackhammers and nailguns, you would best make sure you don’t injure or kill your fellow workers near you.
Because only an incompetent person, in this case incompetent people, would do something carelessly negligent like this. And it damn well shouldn’t be normalized as an unfortunate cost of enforcing laws or depicted as a sacrifice to them like the NYPD and the media irresponsibly did with this tragedy.
But what is also being overlooked in this incident and many others across the nation in the past few years is that Simonson’s back up cops incompetence shows that there is a proclivity among police to empty their whole cartridges even if the situation doesn’t require it. Because the diagram pics above shows that Simonsen and Gorman and two other cops had the suspect cornered.
Although audio is available of the tragic shooting, body cam footage is still being repressed. And because of the 50a law, the identities of the back up uniformed officers are still not known to the public. But everything is known about the suspect and his history and present, as well as it should be. Of what was released by the NYPD and reported by the local papers, Ransom suffered from mental illness and had over 25 prior arrests. He adopted heroic personas while being a public nuisance like dressing in long underwear and a cape as he entered a police station and also walking into a precinct in Crown Heights impersonating an FBI agent. Even his accomplice and lookout, Jagger Freeman, who fled from the crime scene the second the cops came out was also discovered to have prior arrests too.
The NYPD narrative control of the incompetence fire incident has made those two perpetrators guilty before there is even a trial, which has still not materialized. Ransom’s lawyer even exclaimed that his client is being made the scapegoat for the seven cops excessive use of force. In fact, the NYPD’s narrative control of the cause of Simonsen’s death has overreached so much that they actually also blamed the tragedy on cellphone companies, saying they don’t secure or encrypt their products well enough to prevent them from being sold on the black market, which has existed since the advent of them. It’s a good and salient point but how is it relevant to cops unleashing over 40 bullets to take down one man and killing one of their own? It seems the NYPD finds it convenient to defer blame and responsibility on others the way they at times accuse suspects of feigning innocence for their charged crimes.
But what about these heavy finger trigger holding cops and why are their identities still hidden from the public and how can the NYPD justify that they need protection? Which really makes no sense considering that 50a had been reinstated for the reason that cops needed to be protected from criminals will search for them. But how does it apply to these unnamed cops when they killed a cop and not the criminal? Are they using it to protect them from the families of Simonsen and Gorman? It’s a ludicrous question yet the usage and exploitation of 50a for this is just as absurd.
The most pressing questions that should be addressed is are these incompetent unidentified cops are still out there patrolling the streets and if any proper re-training was done to prevent another tragedy from happening again.
A little more than 7 months later, it horribly did and so did the narrative that followed
In the Bronx, three plain clothes cops patrolling the Edenwald Houses following a shootout there between gangs confronted Antonio Williams on a corner to stop and question him. Then Williams makes a run for it. Officer Brian Mulkeen, who ran track and field in high school and college, chased him down and tackled him. While he was grappling with him, Williams continued to resist and while trying to grab Mulkeen’s gun, who kept yelling “he’s reaching for it” Reportedly, was able to grab his gun and shoot five times but missed. Another cop then shoots at their direction then the three other cops arrived and fired 10 rounds, which kills Williams but also hitting their fellow officer who was still on top of him. Mulkeen died later from his wounds.
The backup cops defense for shooting and killing their fellow officer was that they thought they were being shot at.
Then the press conferences and the headlines came in, describing it as another case of “friendly fire”
And again, the usage of an old military media spin was used to ameliorate incompetence that caused another preventable death of a police officer. Maybe the continuing militarization of the police in this city as brought about a culture that are making high brass police officials think they are generals and the local cops think of themselves as soldiers fighting in a war zone dealing with gang members and citizens as they are enemies or insurgents (considering other local precincts around the country like in Ferguson, Missouri).
And again the Mulkeen’s backup that killed him identities were kept hidden from the public and news media. Yet everything came out about the murdered suspect, his history of arrests and gang ties and that a warrant was out on him for a drug charge at the time, as it should be. (It also turned out that he was in possession of a gun, so the cops had justification to stop and question him, but it’s odd that he never used it when he was brought down by Mulkeen and instead went for the cops gun instead).
Though he NYPD and the news media’s effort to lessen the severity of incompetence fire that killed Mulkeen was sloppier this time. A few days later, they announced that they did a training video following the incompetence fire death of Officer Simonson, although cops said it wasn’t really effective. And the link to the NY Post doesn’t go to the video but to the timeline article of Simonson’s death (a Google search doesn’t even have links to it).
The “friendly fire” narrative failed to convince Leann Simonson, the widow of Officer Simonsen, who was aghast that it happened again and implored that cops need to less trigger happy and the urgent need for more firearms training (even that asshole Christopher Ransom chimed in about the incompetence fire death of Officer Mulkeen). But Mayor de Blasio immediately and arrogantly dismissed her to keep the narrative going. Which shouldn’t be a surprise since he’s a full blown advocate to keep 50a in place.
As for the cops who incompetently took out Mulkeen, their names were revealed during the weekend as the NYPD released the body cam footage of the tragic incident. Although it didn’t reveal much at all. Besides showing that there was reasonable suspicion for the stop, there is no audio from the footage of the cops cameras despite the audio from the tussle between Mulkeen and Williams that led to the friendly fusillade.
This video the NYPD released looks more opaque than transparent. It not only attempts to absolve the other cops excessive firing but also makes the rationale behind the stop open for more speculation, even though Williams ran. Yet more narrative control to whitewash a fellow cop’s killing.
When Simonson got killed, it was horribly the 20th anniversary of the killing of Amadou Diallo, shot to death by four cops who fired 41 bullets at him on the steps of his apartment building after he took out his wallet to show them his identification. The four cops thought it was a gun and got acquitted with that defense. Bruce Springsteen wrote a song about that incompetence fire mass shooting called American Skin and got defensively excoriated by the NYPD as well as other police precincts around the nation as an anti-cop anthem instead of constructive criticism about inherent racism that goes unaddressed on the force. But what was overlooked in the song was the second verse that advises a boy to respect the police (as if he has no other choice):
Lena gets her son ready for school She says, “On these streets, Charles You’ve got to understand the rules If an officer stops you Promise me you’ll always be polite And that you’ll never ever run away Promise Mama, you’ll keep your hands in sight”
The thing about the mass shooting incompetence fire of Amadou Diallo, an innocent man, is that all four cops names who slaughtered him were revealed to the public. At least the city run by Rudy Giuliani and enforced by Bernie Kerik were accountable to their citizens.
But under Mayor de Blasio and William Bratton and John O’Neill, the usage of 50a has become a cudgel of convenience to not only protect poorly trained police officers but also to reinforce this illusion that the NYPD is immune to error and these are just accidents that come with a risky job. As for Simonson’s fellow cops on that rainy night in Richmond Hill back in February, they all have been reassigned. Where? Who knows?
With the deaths of Simonsen and now Mulkeen, what are the lessons the NYPD themselves are going to learn if they continue to defer blame on the suspects for their own incompetence? Apparently, Mayor de Blasio and the top echelons of the NYPD are going to continue and seem to rather prefer to manufacture consent to avoid responsibility and accountability to cover their collective asses at the expense of the public’s safety…