To people who have visited this digital publication, it’s plainly obvious how much I focus on the conditions on the street level, whether they were decrepit or ludicrous. So maybe it’s time to focus on what makes this city a visual wonder from a more personal perspective, like NYC’s epic building skyline.
One of them is the tower marvel commonly known by people who care as the Jenga Tower in tiny high-end enclave Tribeca. Completed in 2017, the luxury residential building is quite an aesthetically freaky sight and is truly distinctive and fascinating than the hundreds of steel and glass monoliths that have sprouted in the last four years in Manhattan, notably the atmosphere violating buildings on billionaire’s row on 57th St in Midtown and the silver beanstalks and upper class warehouses that line up the east river in Long Island City, Williamsburg, Dumbo and Downtown Brooklyn.
What makes the 56 Leonard St. tower truly unique might also be it’s biggest and oddest liability, and it’s the conspicuous gap at the base of the building between by the lobby and freight entrance on Church St. This anomaly was exposed in a posting by upscale developer propaganda blog YIMBY when they sent one of their intrepid reporters to scope out the penthouses at the luxury tower in one of their photos where the only bone that was propping up the 36 story building was single column next to the lobby and another column right next to the commercial space.
Ground floor, Jenga Tower. May 2018 ( cropped/Fair Use)
While marveling at their creation while it was in development, surely the developers and designers sensed they their inspiration for their building is a game where the object is to stack sticks higher and higher on a precarious base, which usually concludes with gravity being the ultimate victor, so in addition to their rendering, they thought about putting a gargantuan bean to fill that massive disturbing gap underneath the second floor mezzanine.
In the same 3-year-old YIMBY post, many photos from visits to balconies in other condos displayed alarming cracks, which makes it a wonder what the outer masonry looked like on the ceiling of that gap in the building. But surely the bean would be able to fix that by obscuring any disturbing visible blights while optically acting as a sturdy doorstop propping up the building. But the $56,000 question is why didn’t the developers decided to put the big bean under there first before stacking their assymetrical stories 400 feet high?
While that is just a question of the tower developer’s and owner’s judgement (and bizarre lack of it) the bigger mystery is the bean itself, which was announced it was going to arrive and be installed on Halloween 2019. Passing by the stylish haphazard monolith a year later after that announcement, I found the bean still covered in what looked like the wood panels that were pried from the crate it arrived in. (Not sure if Moishe’s delivered it).
Jenga Tower, October 2020
Thinking why it’s been taking exactly a year to put this up, the perfect storm of COVID-19 came to mind, although the 6 Sq. Ft. report did say it would be installed in the spring and summer. But it looks like they started assembling it right at the fall equinox. And half the bean is still missing. Maybe it was still in Moishes truck.
Coming back one year later in 2021, the pandemic is still with us despite the power of the vaccinations. The streets are still quite deserted and lo and behold, the bean is whole but it’s still not completed after two years.
Jenga Tower And Bean, October 2021
Looks like this bean would be an ideal place the store the tower’s “residents” tax haven condos laundered money.
While it’s still covered to protect it from the elements and smudging from curious passerby, it’s blatantly noticeable to any observant eye that this mighty bean is more for load bearing than for aesthetics, as the once former vacant space is now covered and snug tightly in the tower base like a giant doorstop.
Don’t know what’s above this ground level ceiling, because it sure looks like there’s something wrong with the masonry. Maybe it’s the stress from 30+ stories of reinforced steel, glass and cement that is causing these visible cracks which were apparently sanded and caulked over.
I don’t need to be a building expert or to be obsessed with Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead to know this looks very bad…
The tower is also having tremendous difficulty trying to get this store filled too. The rent they are asking for this commercial space must be comically astronomical. It’ll be overvalued even more with that artwashing goober mirror spooning it.
What started out as an innovative skyscaper has turned into another pathetic addition to the hyper-development of tower pestilence in Manhattan to go along with all the other behemoths that have metastasized the landscape and skyline from Downtown Manhattan to the East And West Villages to Midtown South to Billionaire’s Row and to even Harlem. It’s only a matter of time when the luxurious condos and balconies hovering on the higher and highest floors start to show stress. It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of art they’ll use up there. Maybe Alexico and NKF can ask Anish to design some giant pretzel rods or twizzlers to keep those pieces steady.
On Rikers Island, an inmate was found dead from a drug overdose inside his cell, making him the 10th prisoner to perish inside one of the few facilities left after a law the city council cronies enacted and the current mayor signed decreed that the island be shut down permanently.
Also on Rikers Island, a clerical fugazi allowed a convicted burglar who was sentenced for 20 months for robbing three small businesses to run free and was found and re-detained back on his hunting grounds in Staten Island.
Again on Rikers Island, an inmate stole a corrections bus and crashed it into a prison wall after the C.O. driver left the keys in the ignition while he was processing paperwork with another C.O.
And again on Rikers Island, an inmate who was gang affiliated and convicted of murder was found dead in his cell following a transfer from the prison barge docked in the Bronx.
And again on Rikers Island, three inmates brutally beat down another inmate inside his cell because they thought he was in a rival gang.
And again on Rikers Island, an inmate saw a shitlib city council crony and threw toilet water at him from behind a glass partition.
And again in Rikers Island, three inmates ganged up on a maintenance worker and stole his watch, sneakers and smokes as one of them stuck a shiv to his side.
And again on Rikers Island, an inmate who was serving time for shooting up a speakeasy nite club in Williamsburg where he sprayed five people at their legs was found to be the hit-and run driver who ran over and killed a woman with a fancy car in Ozone Park by a catholic school and got charged with murder. So let’s decarcerate him.
And again on Rikers Island, a C.O. caught an inmate with a weapon on him while he was doing a work detail and then the convict punched him the face and broke his jaw while he tried to bring him back to a higher security level area. The inmate was arraigned for the homicide of his girlfriend.
Since the city closed facilities on the prison complex island, two of them that had medical clinics, to rush it’s eventual transfer to four tower prisons in four boroughs sans S.I. that won’t fully materialize until 2027, a fifth of the C.O.’s have been calling in sick and the remaining guards have been working triple shifts trying to prevent daily insurrections and attacks by unruly inmates. Under staffing has been so rife, inmates have taken over their duties logging prisoners on days when they go 24 hours without C.O. supervision.
What was always a common occurrence inside the prisons, gang beatdowns are even more pronounced as inmates film the ultraviolence and post them on social media sites like TikTok and also rap videos with inmates flashing cash and high end hooch. The drug trade has also raged out of control because there are not enough C.O.’s to search them.
While the Blaz deliberately stalled into visiting Rikers for weeks after being hammered with questions daily about it and by slightly acknowledging the crisis he’s been ignoring for mostly the last 4 years.., NY State senators and assembly officials were demanding to visit the prison and see the humanitarian crisis for themselves. But as is wont of the Blaz, he fabricated a hill of bullshit by citing his executive authority can only allow them to visit the prisons or any government building. But since New York government officials have the privileged right to enter any government building they want, Blaz’s dropped his pathetic obstruction and the senators and assembly people went the next day.
And what a day it was. As they all assembled at a podium in front of Rikers giant welcoming sign on the corner of Hazen St. and 19th Ave, young women elected officials one by one furiously railed about the horrid and hazardous conditions and environment during their tour of the wretched facilities. One of them even claimed she saw an inmate attempted suicide by hanging himself in his cell (although no one happened to see any impromptu gang violence or regular drug dealing when they were inside there).
Although they acknowledged the maltreatment the C.O.’s and workers at Rikers are getting from the city (but not from the recidivist violent inmates), the Corrections Dept. union leader held a rally right near them and confronted the liberal collective right after they were calling for the general release of the entire prison population. Yet the two groups found solidarity in their abject and apt criticism of current mayor de Blasio, who cowardly tried to prevent this tour from happening. Rikers workers continued to hold protests against the mayor and the crony he hired as interim Dept of Corrections commissioner to oversee the prison complex as it got worse under his feeble supervision during it’s draw down transition to tower prisons that are a half decade away, who a high brass C.O. labeled as an asshole puppet of the Blaz. The asshole puppet lived up to his reputation by proclaiming that fixing Rikers is impossible because the recurring violence behind bars is unstoppable mainly because of absent C.O.’s although depriving the prisoners of basis services. Besides losing medical services because of the loss of clinics from two recently closed facilities, inmates no longer have recreational activities or even access to the library.
As the pressure mounted following the Rikers protest, The Blaz continued to avoid Rikers and evade questions about touring the prison complex even though he was holding his recent silly city hall in your borough week in Queens, where Rikers happens to call it’s home. Following a presser teasing when he will visit, he finally went to Rikers immediately after his daily variety show press briefing that very day and evidently he made sure he avoided all the corridors where thousands of inmates were located and even avoided the C.O.’s on the floor who do the risky and bold work trying to keep the jail secure for visitors like the soft elitist mayor of NYC, while they weren’t even getting paid for the triple shifts they were induced to take. All the dilapidated conditions and human excrement were suddenly scoured clean and painted over and his crony asshole puppet commissioner had all the inmates shuttled to another intake facility that resembled a medieval goolag with the maggots and their own shit just to placate the realities of the prison the mayor only chooses to see, despite the known risk of causing a superspreader area because of the congregate setting. Another thing that made the Blaz’s Rikers tour a cakewalk was that he recently deployed 100 cops to fill work as C.O.’s to the island a few days earlier. If not for the anarchy that has overtaken the jails, this would be another misuse of city safety services the Blaz selfishly exploited with his undeserved privilege as NYC’s Mayor.
When confronted with a question about his pussy tour of Rikers and his deliberate avoidance of engaging with C.O.’s and prisoners who have to work and live under the decrepit conditions resulting from his complicit insouciance that purposely led to them, the Blaz feebly responded with the most heinous missive that he’s ever defecated out of his big faceanus:
“I don’t need to be reminded of something I already know”
Not only is this cold blooded and tone deaf statement a confirmation of his wanton arrogant avoiding of C.O.s and inmates, it’s also monstrously inhumane, being that he knows and has practically accepted what a shithole the prisons are and how the internationally renowned humanitarian crisis exacerbated under his indifference and there was a point when he decided he was going to let it rot. Surely right when he got re-elected. It’s also the Blaz’s most hilarious self-own, since that stupidly haughty statement can apply to every other issue and crisis that has turned into a bigger mountain of shit under his watch, like Vision Zero, affordable housing, and the city’s sewer system that crapped out and flooded the streets and highways of Queens, Kings and Boogie Down counties. Plus anyone can apply it to the mayor himself in casual conversation.
“Man, de Blasio is such a fucktard dickhead”
“I don’t need to be reminded of what I already know cuz”
Now that the Blaz has finally made no bones for being unaccountable for Rikers Island, it’s inmates and security because of he already knows how fucked up it is there, he continues to blame the court system for making it harder to get violent criminals off the streets that have led to rise in felonies in his city, accusing them of being too slow to process cases while discounting the city’s court buildings under his purview that are still under shoddy conditions and not safe to distance from COVID-19/Delta Variant spread. But this wouldn’t be a problem if the borough district D.A.’s weren’t dismissing thousands of criminal cases because of the 10 month old bail reform laws that has sprung over 6,500 perpetrators because of the state assembly’s re-categorizations of the severity of the crimes committed. (Or is that re-imagining). And thousands more will be released because of the humanitarian crisis the Blaz, Governor Kathy, the city council cronies, and the state and assembly fauxgressives are complicit with for their ill-written bail reform and their asinine advocacy legislation for Rikers closure, acting as useful idiots for rapacious developers chomping at the bit for all that vast real estate on the ground and in the ether. All for collective regressive effort to close Rikers Island by any means necessary is clearly having an impact on the streets and on the minds of recidivist criminals and gangbangers practically rejoicing at the decarceration culture being induced on the public from fauxgressive politicians and social media pundits as teenagers are getting shot and killed on the streets where these elites fear to tread.
While he’s telling people off for reminding him of what he already knows, he then tries to remind everyone about dubious drops in shootings from the last year in certain NYPD enclaves while blowing off how shootings have doubled and tripled in other enclaves. As the Summer of Blaz and September ended, a total of 1,384 people got shot on the streets, already passing last years total with another 3 months left in this blood stained year. And if this isn’t offensive and repulsive enough, Jizzoner’s response to all this violence and crime he has been blocking from his brain for the last two years is to hire more municipal workers to NYPD precincts to greet victims of crimes looking to file reports or citizens looking to visit friends and relatives on lockdown because of the perception of the crabby cop behind the desk who won’t help them. The twisted irony of this idiotic program is it’s coming from a motherfucker who’s been the shittiest and surliest host of NYC for 8 years; who doesn’t even deign to greet C.O.’s and prisoners after being browbeaten to by his establishment fauxgressive Democrat party peers. So instead of telling precinct desk cops to be more cordial and informative to his constituents, he spends 5.7 million dollars to put a bunch of B to do their jobs for them.
This abomination reign of de Blasio can’t decompose soon enough.
In Jamaica, a man and a woman drowned in their basement apartment after the downpour from Hurricane Ida burst through the concrete base of the house they were renting from.
Also in Jamaica, three people were found dead inside an abandoned house allegedly from drug O.D.’s.
Again in Jamaica, a man shot another man in the leg he was having an argument with on the street in the wee hours of the morning.
And again in Jamaica, a man shot another man to death on the block he lived on.
And again in Jamaica, a man clad in a bulletproof vest shot another man in the arm on the boulevard an hour after sunrise.
And again in Jamaica, a rooster attacked a man while he was commuting to work by pecking his hand and kept attacking after drawing blood from him. The revolting cock has been a intimidating presence on the block for years and is usually seen milling a round with a herd of hens like a feathered pimp.
And again in Jamaica, a man broke into a chain pharmacy by breaking the glass off the door and plundered $100 worth of products. Why didn’t he just loot the shelves in the daytime like every other skell has been doing all year?
In Woodside, a couple and their 1-year-old son drowned in their basement apartment when it got submerged by water coming from the torrential downpour from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Also in Woodside, a woman nearly drowned in her basement apartment during the torrential downpour from the remnants of Hurricane Ida but was saved by her legally blind son who pulled her through the window.
In Elmhurst, an 84-year-old woman drowned in her basement apartment that got submerged from the torrential downpour from hurricane IDA in a house she lived in with her son.
Also in Elmhurst, a city bus driver barrelled through flood waters on Queens Blvd. with three other passengers. Dozens of cars were left abandoned after getting stuck in the murky water that got as high as six inches.
In Astoria, a man got killed inside his car after it exploded following a crash on the highway during the torrential downpours of Hurricane Ida.
Also in Astoria, a man smacked a 77-year-old woman in the face and stole her purse during a violent struggle in broad daylight. He also stole her bible.
Again in Astoria, an argument between two men and another man with his friends in front of a corner bodega escalated when one of the duo stabbed the other man in the gut and then he jetted, leaving his buddy behind.
And again in Astoria, a woman was found dead with her head bashed in inside a parked car by the Ravenswood Houses.
And again in Astoria at the Steinway St. Station, a man took a citibike and threw it onto to the tracks and then it caused an explosion when it got dragged on the third rail by the arriving R train. Two young men and a woman are also seen fleeing from the crime scene as one of them sticks around to film the ruckus.
And again in Astoria, a man shot another man to death from a point blank blast to his face and shot another man in the groin on the grounds of the Astoria Houses.
And again in Astoria, a woman got beaten to death and was left abandoned inside a stolen car by the Ravenswood Houses.
In Corona, a woman drowned in her basement apartment when flood waters burst threw her windows from the torrential downpour of Hurricane Ida.
In Flushing, two women and a man drowned inside their basement apartments from the torrential downpour of Hurricane Ida.
Also in Flushing, a man was found dead and bloody on a bed inside his girlfriends apartment in a luxury tower.
Again in Flushing, two cops who decided to blow up fireworks while on duty at the Mets stadium parking lot wound up with debilitating injuries after an M80 blew up prematurely in their faces. One cop lost a finger and the other cop lost an eye. Two other on-duty cops they were with didn’t make an effort to stop their stupid negligence.
And again in Flushing, a man and a woman pulled off a heist at a furniture store, robbing it of 40 grand that the man found lying in a desk drawer.
In South Ozone Park, a man disguised as a Hasidic Jewish man walked towards another man standing by his car parked in front of a homeless hotel shelter and shot him to death death with a point blank blast to the back of his head as he was bending down inside his vehicle during a gang-related assassination, resembling the Murder Inc. gangland hits back in the 30’s.
The victim was recently released after serving time on a murder conviction himself. .The victim was possessing $10,000 in a wad of bills that his assassin couldn’t get out of the dead man’s pocket when he suddenly got startled and ran away. The killer is still on the loose.
Also in South Ozone Park, a man went gonzo on his police officer wife and took her gun and threatened to kill her during a domestic dispute about her infidelity. After mouthing off to her husband, she jumped out the second floor window to escape. When the cops arrived the man shot at them and his fleeing wife after a brief attempt to negotiate, compelling the cops to fire back, hitting him in the arm. The man finally surrendered after the second attempt to negotiate with him and got charged with attempted murder.
In Richmond Hill, a man shot another man in the back to settle an argument on a street corner.
In Ozone Park, a man walked into a gas station convenience store and shot at two men and ran.
Also in Ozone Park, a man got shot to death on the street and his killer got into a car and his whereabouts are unknown.
In Far Rockaway, a massive fire went up on the roof of the St. Johns Hospital in broad daylight, leading to over 100 patients and all staff being evacuated.
Earlier this year in March during the first anniversary of the first reported COVID case in New York City which was treated at this hospital, Andrew Cuomo was going to terminate funding to the hospital in the hopes to scale or even close it down and replace it with a “micro” hospital that was being developed around the corner. But that was fortunately kiboshed because of the investigations of the lowlife creep’s nursing home death and pandemic novel profiteering and sexual harassment scandals, the latter which forced him to resign and that was that.
There is still no update about how this apocalyptic blaze started. And Queens is still burning.
Also in Far Rockaway, two men shot another man to death execution style inside an elevator at an apartment building. The victim got shot on the street in this town a year ago.
Again in Far Rockaway, two men held up another man at gunpoint by a corner bodega and robbed $400 off him in front of three people including a handicapped man in a wheelchair.
In Edgemere, a man got shot to death during a fight at a party under the boardwalk.
In Howard Beach, a man shot another man twice at a motel then ditched the gun in the river.
In Sunnyside, an app-food delivery man got killed while riding his motorcycle when he crashed into a car while it’s driver was making a sudden K-turn.
Also in Sunnyside, a man got killed when he got hit by a car as he was making a u-turn on his motorcycle.
In Jackson Heights, a man held up another man at gunpoint while he was hanging out with his friends and grabbed his scooter and rode away.
Also in Jackson Heights and Corona, a recidivist criminal with a record of shoplifting going back 7 years ripped off merchandise from chain pharmacies and lengerie stores 57 times this year, where he stole thousands of dollars worth of hygiene products and panties nearly 40 times. The “petty” thief also beat down and robbed a cellphone from a man he panhandled a buck from with help from other derelicts he was hanging with and he was found loitering on the roof of a building while possessing a large blade.
In Elmhurst, a young man got killed and his friend got injured when they both got hit by a drunk driver as they were coming of the L.I.E. exit ramp on their dirt bikes.
Also in Elmhurst, a man got stabbed in the chest by a homeless man who was pissed at him for being tardy to bring food to him and other destitute people that were hanging out a park. The violent ingrate then threw the trays of food on the ground so nobody wound up getting fed.
In Middle Village, a group of people got into a brawl on the street that spilled out of a speakeasy event taking place at a closed down hardware store, which led to a man getting shot 8 blocks away.
In Long Island City, two men engaged in a shoot out on the grounds of the Queensbridge houses
Also in Long Island City, a man shot another man in the leg on the grounds of the Ravenswood Houses.
Again in Long Island City at the Queens Plaza Station, a man beat the shit out of a woman on the platform for no reason while she was waiting for the E train.
In Whitestone, a man riding his bike on a trail by the expressway fell down a manhole and got trapped for hours.
In Glendale, an off-duty cop died of a drug overdose of pain killers and fentanyl inside his apartment
In Woodhaven, a man molested two women on the sidewalk by grabbing their asses while they were with their kids in baby strollers.
In Ridgewood, a man pedaled his bike towards a man counting $100 in bills as he was walking on the sidewalk and then socked him in the face, snatched his cash and rode away.
In Rosedale, a man got killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the boulevard.
In Hunters Point at the Vernon Blvd. Station, a man beat up a MTA worker on the platform.
In Fresh Meadows, two cops and a retired cop got nailed and charged for steering damaged vehicles they reported to the retired cop’s towing company, embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayers.
In College Point, two men broke into a house in broad daylight and robbed a safe containing $24,000 inside.
Over fifty cars were confiscated by the city sheriff’s dept. in five towns in central Queens that had bogus temporary license plates on them. Over 230 cars were impound by the sheriffs on the east side of the world’s borough. On the flip side, carjacking has seen an 80% rise, because it’s less arduous to get a cherry car with a gun than it is to search and print a bunch of phony paper plates.
In Gowanus, a homeless man was found dead in the Gowanus Canal days after the torrential downpour from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. His relatives said the homeless shelter where he was riding was so crime ridden and violent he felt safer sleeping on the streets, which means that current mayor de Blasio and his DHS commissioner Stephen Banks collective insouciance about the shelters hazards and violence are complicit for his drowning.
Again in Gowanus, a man got shot on the cheek on the street.
In Clinton Hill, a man killed a 3 month-old girl and injured her mother when he ran over them with his car and after he ran the red light while speeding the wrong way on the street evading a pursuit by the cops. The recidivist reckless driver who tallied up 90 speeding violations in school zones and 160 speeding violations in 4 years, then tried to steal another car after wrecking his after crashing into another vehicle while trying to flee from the wreck and slaughter he caused.
Also in Clinton Hill, two men ganged up on a man and robbed his cellphone and smacked his face.
Again in Clinton Hill, a man had his cameras and two thousand dollar tech watch stolen after he left his apartment door open when he went to get a haircut.
And again in Clinton Hill, a man broke into a small business by bashing the window with a rock and robbed two desktop computers.
In East New York at the Broadway Junction, a man punched another man in the face multiple times on the J train because he was gay and got away with it.
Also in East New York, a food-app delivery man got savagely killed by a hit-and-run driver on Linden Blvd while he was finishing up his shift late at night. The lowlife killer driver is still on the loose.
Again in East New York, a man got shot in the chest on the street and wouldn’t drop a dime on the gunman.
And again in East New York, a man got shot in the head on a street corner.
In Bushwick, a city bus driver got stalled in rising mucky waters during the torrential downpour from Hurricane Ida along with an 80-year-old passenger.
Also in Bushwick, two men having an argument with two other men inside a bodega escalated when they spewed homophobic slurs at them and then they stabbed and slashed them with a screwdriver and a broken bottle. Both thugs are being charged with murder.
Again in Bushwick at the Myrtle Ave./Wyckoff Ave. Station, a skeevy guy stuck his phone up a woman’s skirt on an escalator and touched flesh while trying to take a pic and then ran away when she tried to defend herself.
And again in Bushwick, a fight between men on the street got disrupted when someone pulled a gun out and shot a few rounds off.
In Brownsville, a man got beaten down into a coma on the sidewalk by a gang while he was commuting to work and died from his injuries a week later. All of the bastards involved in the killing are still on the loose.
Also in Brownsville at the Junius St. Station, a man followed a woman boarding the 3 train and then he whipped his choad out and jerked off in front of her.
And again in Brownsville, a man got instantly killed in a car wreck in a vehicle driven by his friend who crashed it another vehicle while running a red light while driving without a license and while intoxicated after they both left a niteclub. The other man got caught by the cops after he tried to ditch his vehicle and his friend behind.
And again in Brownsville, a 17-year-old girl got stabbed during a fight with another girl outside of their school and there are not enough safety officers on staff because of that idiot mayor’s vaccine mandate.
In Downtown Brooklyn, a man wearing a app-food delivery bag held up a jewelry store in a mall at gunpoint and fired a round off, then made off with over a hundred large in jewels and $875 from the register. Must have been a bad day working for Doordash/Grubhub or UberEats/Postmates
Also in Downtown Brooklyn, a muttering homeless man randomly attacked a woman in front of a upscale electronics store and flailed punches at her while she fought him off with her umbrella, which caused the loon to drop a bottle a booze on the sidewalk and then he weaponized the broken bottle and stabbed her.
Again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Atlantic Ave/Barclays Center Station, a man shoved a woman to get by her on the escalator and then he mouthed off to her and kicked her down the stairs after she yelled at him to be courteous.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a man shoplifted $1,400 worth of designer shirts and fur coats from a department store with total ease.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a rumble between two gangs on the street escalate when two gangbangers drew guns and got into a shootout in front of college campus building and a 19-year-old student got hit by a stray bullet in the crossfire.
And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a woman punched another woman in the face after she demanded not to sit down next to her on the N train. The selfish woman also had an e-motored scooter with her that was leaning on the pole.
In East Flatbush, a man got shot to death in the middle of the street in broad daylight.
In Canarsie, a man moved into an apartment his parents used to rent and used a room to starve, torture and store 20 dogs in cages and left them sitting in their own feces and urine which seeped through the floor into a child’s bedroom below them. After the ASPCA removed all the poor dogs and the landlords changed the locks, he came back with a woman and two teenage boys and the NYPD let them back inside the apartment and then he and his relatives came back out viciously beat down the couple. Following the arraignment of the dog torturer and his goon squad, the city decided to release the four fiends on their own recognizance with a desk appearance ticket.
In Flatbush, a brawl in front of a nite club escalated when a man took out a gun and aimlessly shot three men and a woman.
In Bensonhurst, a man lit up a festival ticket booth in flames and got caught in the blaze after it ignited.
Also in Bensonhurst, a man stabbed another man in the back on the sidewalk.
A woman committed suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge on the side where the new two-way bike lane is.
In Cypress Hills, a man drowned inside his basement apartment during the torrential downpour from Hurricane Ida’s remnants at 12:35 a.m., about less than hour after current mayor Bill de Blasio made an emergency announcement about the storm.
Also in Cypress Hills, a man tripping on meth tried to burn an 87-year-old woman’s house down while she and her son who happens to be Brooklyn’s district attorney were still inside, as he dropped a mattress next to her house and lit it up and then broke her window to throw a lit BBQ coal ring inside her kitchen. The D.A. put out the fire and went after the man who happens to be his mother’s neighbor.
In Bed-Stuy, two men got shot multiple times during a rumble on the street near a park between two gangs. One of the men, who recently was released from prison 2 months earlier, died from his wounds from a bullet in his chest.
Also in Bed-Stuy, a man shot another man to death in cold blood in front of an apartment building, the fusillade of rounds he unleashed also hit another man on the ass with a stray bullet.
Again in Bed-Stuy, a man got shot to death and another man got shot in the neck during a shootout in the middle of the street as the sun was rising.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a young man shot at another man while riding a citibike in a gang-related bikeshare ride-by shooting.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a 16-year-old boy got shot to death on the street after being chased by gangbangers.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a 17-year-old boy got shot in the chest on the the street following a dispute.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a 16-year-old boy got shot to death after his assailant chased him on the street and gunned him down in cold blood right before the sun went down.
In Crown Heights, a man hit a 3-year-old boy with his unlicensed motor scooter and ran away, but thought about it and turned himself in to the cops.
Also in Crown Heights, a man targeted another man on the sidewalk and yelled an anti-semetic remark and tried to punch his face.
Again in Crown Heights, a 17-year-old boy got shot in the ass on the sidewalk.
And again in Crown Heights, two men ripped off a portable ATM machine and dropped it off by an armory homeless shelter after they robbed all the cash from it. The least they could do was leave some bills behind.
And again in Crown Heights, a man followed to teenage girls into an apartment building, broke into an apartment where they were hiding from in a bathroom and then he barged through the door and tried to grab them but the girls kicked him and ran out. Cops caught the deviant the next day after he tried to steal a vehicle.
And again in Crown Heights, two men shot at a group of men hanging out on a stoop and hit a man three times who took two bullets to his head.
And again in Crown Heights, a man shot another man to death inside the lobby of an apartment building.
In East Flatbush, a man broke his niece’s leg and gave her brain injuries and also injured two other passengers in his car when he crashed into another car while driving drunk as he was executing a turn. The driver in the other car was blotto as well.
Also in East Flatbush, two men got arrested after they were found abusing and storing 20 dogs inside cages inside a room in their apartment and leaving them stewing in their own feces and urine which seeped through the floor and into a child’s bedroom below them.
In Flatbush, a man pulled a gun out in front of a nite club and shot at a group of people and hit three men and one woman.
In Ocean Hill, a stark raving mad woman weaponized her car to hit a man with it, ran over his foot and then she hopped the curb onto the sidewalk and ran over and killed a 70-year-old woman who was sitting on a chair in front of her stoop at her apartment building.
Also in Ocean Hill, two men got into a shootout while both were driving on the street.
In Boerum Hill, a 16-year-old girl caught two stray bullets to her skull and neck while hanging out in a playground with her friends after school from a gang related shooting nearby. Two of the hardheads used citibikes to make their getaway.
In Williamsburg, a man noted for his outstanding acting performances on tv shows died of an overdose of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl inside his condo in a luxury apartment building. Akin to and even more fatal than John Belushi’s own demise after he overdosed from a speedball (heroin and cocaine).
Also in Williamsburg, an off-duty cop got arrested for driving drunk.
Again in Williamsburg, a man got shot in the face on the corner during a drive-by.
And again in Williamsburg, a 4-year-old-boy got beaten to death by his stepfather inside his apartment following a NYPD SVU investigation of abuse that got cleared three weeks earlier.
And again in Williamsburg, a woman got into an argument with a man at a dog run in a park and flipped him off and told him to get out of her hood and go back to his own. I wonder if this transient twat knows there are NYCHA buildings and also (a few) rent stabilized apartment buildings where Black and Latino people still live at?
And again in Williamsburg, a man flashed a gun at another man and then chased him down the street until his mark stumbled by an auto garage and then the gunman stole his 50k gold medallion and chain after he fired a warning shot.
In Bay Ridge, a man got into a shouting match with two other men in the middle of the street and then one of them pulled a gun out and shot at him multiple times in broad daylight.
In Red Hook, a man got shot to death at a playground as the sun was rising.
In Sheepshead Bay, a gang of four men jumped a man in the middle of the street and wailed on him with a pipe and stabbed him and stole his wallet.
Also in Sheepshead Bay, a woman got shot in the leg with a stray bullet while walking on the sidewalk.
Again in Sheepshead Bay, three hooligans randomly punched three senior citizens while milling around town. One of them walloped a 81-year-old man from behind as he was riding his bike on the street, and then clocked a 64-year-old man as they were walking by him and slugged a 76-year-old woman in the face after feigning a conversation.
In South Slope, vandals damaged the mausoleum grave site of a young rapper who got assassinated at the age of 20 in L.A..
In Coney Island, a burglar robbed $32,000 from an elderly woman’s house.
Also in Coney Island, three tough guys mugged a 14-year-old boy and stole his cellphone, wallet and bike while one of the goons held him up at gunpoint. Then the three thieves got on the subway to Manhattan, where they got off the Park Place station and mugged a man for his two cellphones on the platform. Then they took the train to the next stop at Chambers St. and surrounded another man and threatened to shoot him and made him transfer $3,500 from his phone to one of their bank accounts and then took his cellphone and wallet.
And again in Coney Island, a group of homeless people making shelter under the boardwalk discovered a decomposed dead man who was tied up and gagged.
In Brighton Beach, a man snatched to cellphones from behind the counter at a cellphone store.
In Bath Beach, a man broke into a grocery store and robbed a package of dixie cups.
In Fort Greene, a man shot two people in their legs in front of a pharmacy.
Also in Fort Greene at the Lafayette Ave Station, a man held up another man at knifepoint on the stairs and robbed his celly.
Again in Fort Greene, a man walloped his cousin in the head with a baseball bat.
And again in Fort Greene, a man ripped off two purses from a woman after she left them on a hook and the door ajar at her apartment building.
In Brooklyn Heights, a man robbed a bike by cutting the lock with a handheld powersaw.
In Dumbo, a man had his wallet stolen when he left it on a bench to play soccer. Fool.
Also in Dumbo, a man got shot in the leg on the street in broad daylight.
In Prospect Heights, a man ambushed a woman as she was exiting an apartment building and stabbed her multiple times and then he rode away on his bike.
Also in Prospect Heights, a woman got run over by a cement truck while crossing the street and wound up with both legs broken. She was on a TV show in the UK.
A man got out of his car and got down and boogied on the street after getting honked at by a truck in gridlocked traffic.
In Greenwood Heights, a cop set off the sprinkler system in his precinct when he tried to toss his keys to another cop.
Also in Morrisania, three men hopped out of a car on a street corner and held up two men at gunpoint and robbed their sneakers, their money and their jewels.
Again in Morrisania, a man snatched a gold necklace from a woman while she was commuting and he ran like the wind.
In Fordham, a protest against a NYPD precinct where two detectives are stationed at who were involved in a shootout with a man and his father that resulted in the demise of his son went awry when demonstrators threw eggs and the barricades at cops and a group of men climbed atop a police van and jumped on it as a man tossed gasoline on it and lit it on fire while cops were still sitting inside. The pryro protester got caught weeks later but was released on his own recognizance without bail despite damaging government property and trying to torch police officers in a combustible vehicle.
Also in Fordham, two men held up a jewelry and clothing store at gunpoint and as one of the perps slugged a worker and went around the counter to loot the display cases, the store manager walloped him over the head with a stool and chased him and the gunman outside. Cops caught up with and arrested the thieves on the street.
In Fordham Manor at the Kingsbridge Road Station, a man got into a tussle with another man who tried to steal his backpack on the platform, then the robber stabbed him twice and ran away.
In Fordham Heights, at the Fordham Road Station, a man spat on another man and his daughter and then pulled a knife on them after being told to stop smoking a blunt on the D train. The man and his kid then got off the train in fear for their lives.
Also in Fordham Heights, a man shot his cousin to death in the hallway of the apartment building he lived in over money he demanded from the victim who wrecked the van that he borrowed from him.
In Claremont, three men drew guns at a BBQ party inside a park following a fight between two women and remorselessly sprayed a fusillade of bullets at people and shot a man to death, hit a woman twice in the torso, another man in the legs and hit an 11-year-old boy shoulder during a BBQ Party attended by over 200 people. Some revelers continued to hang out in the greenspace after the chaos.
In Eastchester, a man got shot to death on the sidewalk and his friend survived getting shot in the torso after they were exiting a nite club.
In Hunts Point, a man barged into a Mickey D’s drive thru window and snatched 75 bucks from the cash register.
In Soundview, a man got shot in the gut on the boulevard.
Also in Soundview, a couple got arrested after their baby ingested cocaine they left around their apartment.
Again in Soundview, a man grabbed a 68-year-old man’s legs from behind as he was walking on the sidewalk and then he pummeled his face and dragged him on the pavement and stole his wallet.
And again in Soundview, a man attacked a middle-aged woman at a playground and threw her to the ground and sexually molested her all over her body and then her nephew grabbed the deviant before he had a chance to rape her but couldn’t hold him and the fiend escaped into the night.
And again in Soundview, a man killed a woman while driving like a maniac in his pickup truck as she just stepped out of her own car and then sideswiped a row of parked cars before coming to a halt.
In Laconia, a man got shot to death in broad daylight while sitting in his double parked car on the street.
Also in Laconia, a man died after getting shot inside his apartment.
In Fordham Manor, a man committed suicide by hanging himself after he stabbed his wife multiple times following a domestic dispute inside their apartment.
In Wakefield, a man shot up four people in front of a catering hall, wounding three men and one woman with blasts to their legs following a heated argument within the group.
Also in Wakefield, a man shot another man inside a bodega and the victim bled to death on the sidewalk.
Again in Wakefield, a man stabbed another man to death inside his apartment and attempted suicide by jumping off the ledge of his building until the cops talked him out of it.
And again in Wakefield, a man got shot in the arm in his apartment when he answered a knock on his door by his assailant.
And again in Wakefield, a 14-year-old boy got shot in the ankle from a stray bullet as he was walking on the sidewalk trying to get back to school as a fight on the street broke out and escalated when a man pulled out his piece.
In Bedford Park, a 15-year-old boy got slashed in the face with a boxcutter during a brawl in a hallway inside a high school. I hope all those students violating distancing protocol in that rumble were vaccinated.
In Kingsbridge Heights, a woman got shot during a mugging inside a car she thought was an app-hail ride she ordered when the driver blasted her when she tried to stop him from stealing her bag.
In Foxhurst, a 15-year-old boy got into a brawl with a 17-year-old boy at a bus stop then stabbed while they were wrestling on the street. The older teenager died from his wounds 10 days later. The younger teenager got arrested after being found with a loaded gun in Manhattan and was released on his own recognizance even after 9 prior arrests for myriad crimes in the last year.
In Belmont, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death in cold blood by a corner bodega by two men who jumped out of a car and executed him in broad daylight and also shot another man who was supposed to be their mark. The dead youth had over 10 priors and was last caught by the cops for possessing a loaded gun and trying to ditch it during a pursuit less than a month ago and was released without bail. He also got pinched and let loose for three other gun possession charges.
In Highbridge at the 167th Station, a man beat the shit out of another man who was sitting on a bench waiting for the train and stole his cellphone.
Also in Highbridge, a man got shot in the leg on the street following a dispute with his assailant.
In Crotona, a man and a teenage male got shot from behind in front of an apartment building.
Also in Crotona, a man tried to stab a cashier in the face at a fried chicken and burger chain restaurant.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: On 7/23/21 at approx. 11:30 PM, inside 2104 Crotona Pkwy @NYPD48PCT Bronx. The suspect cut the face of a Texas Chicken employee with a sharp object while he was working. Any info call or DM NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. Reward up to $3,500. pic.twitter.com/HBLtRwimo1
Again in Crotona, a 16-year-old boy got shot to death from a blast to the head and chest and another man got shot twice on a street corner in a gang related attack and execution. The teenager got set loose on his own recognizance after getting caught and arrested for possessing and ditching a loaded gun less than a month earlier before he met his unfortunate fate.
In Crotona Park East at the Freeman St. Station, a man attempted to snatch a bag off another man right when he was about to board the train. Then the thief bashed him in the face multiple times after he confronted him on the platform.
In Parkchester, a man shot at two men who were standing in front of a funeral while a wake was going on inside . One of the men got killed from a shot to the chest and the other man got hit in the leg duringthe drive-by fusillade.
Also in Parkchester, a woman got shot in the leg on the street at midnight.
In Baychester, a 15-year-old boy got engaged in a brawl with a 14-year-old boy over a girl and then he stabbed him in the head while wrestling on the ground in front of their school after the building was evacuated following an anonymous threat to shoot everyone inside. The spurned assailant got arraigned for attempted murder.
In Edenwald, a man got shot to death on the street in the dark of night.
Also in Edenwald, a man got shot to death on the grounds of the Edenwald Houses.
In Co-Op City, two men got shot as they were exiting a sports bar, one of them died from his wounds.
Also in Co-Op City, a rumble between two gangs in front of a high school escalated when a 17-year-old boy got stabbed and then one of the gangs got into a car and their driver weaponized the vehicle on the other gang and plowed into them and then crashed into another car and the he and his fellow thugs abandoned the vehicle.
In Olinville, a young man and a 15-year-old boy both got shot in the leg during a street fight.
Also in Olinville, a man got shot to death from a point blank blast to the face in the middle of the street from a drive-by
In Pelham Parkway, a woman running a sidewalk fruit stand with her family was subjected to an arbitrary investigation by the Dept Of Health to remove them from the space. Then they ordered two Sanitation workers to throw all their boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables into the garbage truck as horrified customers and witnesses and three cops deployed to protect the destructive waste of food watched. The fruit actually looked a lot better than the bruised produce that are in regular supermarkets.
In the middle of a pandemic, in the Bronx where 1 in 5 don't have enough to eat@NYPDnews@NYCSanitation trashed a business, destroying produce in a food desert
Samaritan activists raised $13,000 to make up for the woman’s losses, because the cruel city run by the crass current mayor will not re-compensate for their cruel selective enforcement of pandemic restrictions during a pandemic. Like how they let open restaurants get away with repeated violations and sidewalk, road and fire hydrant obstructions.
Also in Pelham Parkway, a man followed a 90-year-old man into his apartment building and creeped up behind him while he was about to open his mailbox and snatched his cellphone and wallet. The thief also ripped off the wallet, cellphones and cash off of six other senior citizens in the last 5 months in the Boogie Down where he stalked them into their residential buildings and shove them to the pavement while holding them up at knifepoint.
In Eastchester, a 17-year-old boy got shot in the back twice while walking in the park.
In Mount Eden, a man got stabbed to death in front of an apartment building.
Also in Mount Eden, two men stalked a woman walking on the street and into her apartment building and they barged into her apartment and pistol whipped her boyfriend and tied him and her up in duct tape and stole over $30,000 worth of gold jewelry and both of their watches.
In Woodstock at the Stanford Ave. Station, two men shot at a man on the platform and then got collared by cops on patrol.
In the South Bronx, a woman stabbed her boyfriend in the chest during a spat on the street.
Also in the South Bronx, two men got into a fight on the street nearby by a high school
In Hunts Point, a man on a dirtbike shot a 17-year-old boy twice to settle an argument.
In Concourse at the 167th Station, a man pummeled another man with his fists as he was sitting on a bench and robbed his cellphone and split.
Also in Concourse, a 16-year-old boy got shot in the leg on a street corner.
In Castle Hill, a man jumped out of a van and attacked a woman walking on the sidewalk and ripped off her gold necklaces after knocking her to the pavement.
Also in Castle Hill, a man shot another man in the back in the lobby of an public housing apartment building.
Again in Castle Hill, a man got killed in a 2-alarm fire at a three story house.
In Norwood, a 16-year-old got plowed by a car while riding a citibike when the driver made an illegal turn into the opposite lane on a two way street and then crashed into an NYPD patrol SUV.
Also in Norwood, a man’s gun went off when he used it to pistol whip a woman on her noggin during an argument on the street.
Again in Norwood, a man shot another man in the basement of a house.
In Melrose, a man sneaked into a firehouse and robbed a communications radio from the station along with a bunker coat to carry it with.
Also in Melrose, a woman was strangled to death in her bedroom inside her apartment, her boyfriend is suspected of killing her as he was last seen with her according to her daughter.
Again in Melrose, a man involved in a shooting got caught by the cops who pulled him over as they approached him slowly with guns drawn and retrieved an AR-15 designed airsoft gun from his hands and another one inside his car while a woman and a child were sitting in the car.
In Penn Station, a naked man materialized in a subway corridor and walked towards MTA workers in what is truly a sign that NYC is Back! And NYC got Back too!
Also in Penn Station at the 34th St. Station on 8th Ave., two men engaging in a shouting match on the A train escalated when one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed the other in the head. Then the assailant jumped off the train from between cars and ran into the tunnel.
In Times Square, a tourist cracked her skull when she fell off a pedicab to take pictures as it was moving while she was drunk.
Also in Times Square, a man bashed his girlfriend’s head into a mirror inside their room at a luxury hotel. The abusive brute also bashed her with an umbrella in public during an argument when they were downtown the day before.
In Harlem, a man shot a 15-year-old boy on a street corner before he could draw his gun and also hit an app-hail driver in the head with a stray bullet while sitting in the back seat of a car after engaging in an argument and then a shootout with his foe. The hard working app hail driver died from his wound a few days later. His father rightfully holds the city run by current mayor de Blasio responsible for not making the streets safe to work in.
Also in Harlem, 48 people got arrested, indicted and convicted for running a family-oriendted drug operation selling crack for two years in the area and also Morningside Heights.
Again in Harlem, a man ambushed his pregnant ex-wife and her boyfriend by their car after they came home from her baby shower and went ballistic on the other man and got into a heated argument over who was the father of the child she was carrying and pulled out a gun and chased him inside their apartment building and back outside. When he couldn’t catch him as his ex-wife tried to calm him down, he shot her point blank to the head, killing her and her unborn baby right in front of her beau and her two children. The killer got arrested after trying to hide for days in four other apartments.
And again in Harlem, a man got shot to death following a fight and a dispute on the middle of the street at half past midnight.
And again in Harlem, an entitled asshole state senator opened his car door without looking and clobbered a man riding an ebike with it, then the senator drove away as the man was lying injured on the street and kept the incident from the public for two weeks.
And again in Harlem, a 16-year-old boy got shot in the leg during a brawl with a gang of other boys and men in front of a restaurant.
And again in Harlem, a man chased another man down the street and shot him in the leg in broad daylight.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: Do you know this guy? On 7/27/21 at approx 4:20 PM, in front of 2040 5th Ave in Manhattan, the suspect firing a gun several times, striking a 34-year-old male in the left leg. Any information? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/JbWr8jcrbM
Again in East Harlem, agitprop graffiti with swastikas condemning the Israeli government’s treatment of residents in Palestine and Gaza was found painted on the walls of the Harlem River Drive.
And again in East Harlem, two men beat down and slashed another man in the face on the street.
In the Upper East Side, two men jumped out of a car and held up two men at gunpoint while they were sitting outside a restaurant in a street shanty. One of the marks gave up his watch but the other man resisted and got into a tussle with the perp and got shot in the hand while he tried to grab the gun. Other patrons ran for it, leaving the sidewalk obstructing dining set up in shambles as the two skells ran and jumped back in the Benz as their getaway driver sped off.
Local corporate news media outlets preemptive victor for mayor and also self-proclaimed mayor mayoral candidate Eric Adams stopped by the high end restaurant for a bite to eat with the owner for a campaign publicity stunt.
Also in the Upper East Side, an 18-year-old man committed suicide by jumping off the roof of an apartment building after he set the kitchen in his apartment on fire. The young man was suffering from depression. I guess he didn’t know there is a billion dollar mental health agency that has a hotline he can call and a website he can use for what ailed him.
Again in the Upper East Side, a man sexually assaulted a woman working inside an ice cream parlor.
In the Upper West Side, three women from Texas ganged up and assaulted a hostess at a restaurant after they cursed her out and accused her of racism after she asked them to leave when three men came in to sit down with them and they didn’t have the proper vaccination status passports and the group got belligerent after the hostess and manager wouldn’t allow them to stay. Because current mayor de Blasio, the EDC and that redundant city hospitality agency dick Andrew Rigie actually thought everyone was going to comply with the fascist vaccine mandate.
Black Lives Matter protesters showed up to and surround the hostess and outdoor dining area demanding to see the footage that would prove the three hostile women were innocent, but the video the restaurant released show the patrons as the aggressors again.
Also in the Upper West Side, a man stabbed a 71-year-old man four times with a screwdriver and robbed his money inside of a deli.
Again in the Upper West Side at the 103rd St. Station, a man held up an MTA worker at gunpoint and stole his employee I.D. pass.
And again in the Upper West Side, a man got shot in the chest and a bullet grazed a woman in the hand on the street and the assailant ditched his gun under a cruiser parked on the curb two blocks away. Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa bent down on the ground and flashed his celly light under the vehicle as if he was the first to find it despite the immense presence of NYPD deployed to the area during the investigation of the incident.
And again in the Upper West Side, a homeless man taking shelter under a scaffolding decorated his makeshift hovel with signs featuring bigoted statements against Asians and Jews.
In Midtown at the 50th St. Station, a man had a sudden outburst and yelled at another man for staring and jabbed him in the back with a wooden shiv on the platform.
Also in Midtown, a man got livid when the coffee he bought was too sweet and took his yelp rage on a security guard and threatened to strike her when a Samaritan intervened and then the man stabbed him in the chest.
And again in Midtown, a naked man ran down the street at Rockefeller Center and got on the Today Show. Samantha Giuffre was pleased.
And again in Midtown, the Garment District has turned into Hamsterdam with open dope dealing and homeless addicts shooting up heroin on the sidewalks and pedestrian corridors to go along with the 182% rise in myriad felonious crimes in the zip code.
Besides the gentleman above nodding off, a man overdosed after shooting smack with two other junkies and they left him lying unconscious on the sidewalk; two dope fiends shot up a few doors down from the NYPD Midtown South Pct. and a commuter caught a man shooting up on the stairs of the Herald Square Station.
And again in Midtown at the 53rd St./Lexington Ave. Station, a man randomly slashed a woman on her leg on the escalator and ran and caught the 6 train on time to escape.
In Union Square, a homeless gangbanger randomly punched a deaf woman in the face and caused her to fall on the tracks. The mentally ill man also randomly attacked a woman in a train station in Brooklyn when he walloped her while she was on the stairs.
Also in Union Square, a man vandalized a giant bust of George Floyd by throwing paint on it while whizzing by on his skateboard.
In Chelsea at the 28th St. Station, water flooded down the stairs from the street and submerged the platform in a biblical fashion.
Also in Chelsea, the office of a renowned liberal lawyer was burglarized after leaving his window open and the victim doesn’t want to press any charges if they get caught because he doesn’t believe in incarceration. The lawyer refused the file a police report, even though the robber stole a machete’ that once belonged to a gang and a Punjabi knife.
This is what some criminal is on the loose on the streets with. Even he pawns them, they will wind up in someone’s else’s grip.
Again in Chelsea, a drunk got bounced out a bar at closing time and then got into a an argument with a security guard and then got into a tussle with the bartender and stabbed him and also a Samaritan who intervened in the ruckus.
Also in the Lower East Side, a drunk driver lost control of his SUV and ran over a 62-year-old man who was standing at a bus stop.
Again in the Lower East Side, a woman got grazed on her head from a stray bullet that was fired by a man trying to kill someone at a BBQ party on the grounds of the Infill Houses.
And again in the Lower East Side, water burst through the walls and ceilings of an apartment building and flooded apartments during the torrential downpour from the remnants of Hurricane Ida and the slumlord LLC has left the conditions rotting for weeks.
And again in the Lower East Side, a man got pissed off at a cashier at a department store and threatened to use a bolt cutter on her.
And again in the Lower East Side, a man stabbed another in man in the back after they had an argument in front of a bodega, then the assailant rode away on a Citibike.
And again in the Lower East Side, a Burger King on a street corner is in a less than appetizing state.
And again in the Lower East Side at the East Broadway Station, a man asked a 16-year-old boy for a dollar, told him off by accusing him of being entitled because of his race and then kicked him twice and pushed him onto the concrete floor.
Again in the Lower East Side, a man working at a pickle shop approached a man who was aggressively panhandling by the door and demanded he leave, then the derelict menaced him with a chair and then decided to punch him in the face and threw him down onto the sidewalk. When a co-worker intervened and helped the victim up, the derelict continued his attack. As the 63-year-old man tried to fight him off with a cane, the derelict threw a brick at him and ran away.
WATCH: Panhandler throws brick at 63-year-old man's head after argument turns physical outside Lower East Side shop, police say
And again in the Lower East Side, a man beat down a poor 77-year-old man who was collecting recyclables from garbage bags. Then the goon took the bottles away from him and put them in a regular garbage bag instead of a recycling bag.
In the East Village, seven vans parked on a street being used for lodging through the criminal enterprise housing share app Airbnb were confiscated by the NYC Sheriff’s department.
In Chinatown, a woman went ballistic after she got ignored when she demanded $10 from patrons inside a delicious dumpling shop and grabbed a stool and threatened to bash them with it.
Also in Chinatown, a woman standing in the crosswalk waiting for the light to change got pushed into a moving car by another woman who randomly attacked her from behind, causing her to roll down the street and bruise her leg.
This is why you never wait on the street for traffic to clear.
EXCLUSIVE: WATCH woman in Chinatown get shoved into oncoming traffic. Victim says she is speaking out because even though she heard no racial slurs, being she’s Asian American and where it happened, she does wonder about the motive. pic.twitter.com/gv3Ct4qRHr
Also in Washington Heights, a man who scored a shitload of a cash from a gambling den got jumped by two men who were waiting outside in an SUV while he was displaying his winnings as they chased him down the street while shooting at him, hitting him twice during the fusillade.
Again in Washington Heights, a woman was found dead lying on the ground covered from the brush inside a park. Indications suggest she was beaten to death and ditched there.
In West Village, a garbage truck driver trying to do his job picking up trash from the curbs backed up into a restaurant shanty and dragged it away with one customer sitting on a table inside.
On Ward’s Island, a man got stuck on an elevator for four days at a homeless shelter run by millionaire Andrew Cuomo’s sister and billionaire Micheal Kors’s wife. In addition to residents living in cramped dorms with no ventilation and eating less than potable food, the elevators get stuck all the time and have not been modernized for decades.
In Hell’s Kitchen, a tourist died after he got hit by a motorcycle as he was crossing the street.
In the Greenwich Village at the West 4th St. Station, a man grabbed a woman’s tits as she was walking in the corridor to the platform and ran away.
Also in Greenwich Village, a yoga instructor riding an unlicensed moped and wearing a helmet with a dark tinted visor grabbed a woman’s tits as she stood on a corner and sped off. The two wheeled creep has groped nearly a 8 other women in the borough’s lower area in the last month.
In Soho and also the Lower East Side and the East Village, a man sexually molested two woman and two teenage girls while cruising on his unlicensed motor scooter in a 5 day span of serial attaree men broke into a designer clothing store through the walls of a vacant commercial store and robbed $385,000 in merchandise with ease.
Also in Soho, three men broke into a designer clothing store through the walls of a vacant commercial store and robbed $385,000 in merchandise with ease.
Again in Soho, a man answered a knock on his door at his apartment and immediately shut it when the man outside drew a gun as four bullets went off. The gunman got caught by cops by Washington Square.
In Noho at the Bleecker St. Station, a man shot pepper spray into a conductor’s face who was running the 6 train.
In Washington Square Park, cops deployed to do a sweep on drug activity arrested 6 people for dealing crystal meth and crack. Two of the pushers were currently on parole.
In Hell’s Kitchen, a man attacked another man from behind and beat him down on the sidewalk and then stole his wallet.
In Inwood, four men rolling down the street on motorcycles surrounded a BMW and then one of them flashed his piece as his accomplices yanked him from the vehicle and smacked him down, stole his chain, then one of the men took the keys and stole his car and drove off with his biker co-horts.
Also in Inwood, a group of men got into a brawl inside a nite club. After security kicked everyone out and cops showed up to de-escalate the situation in front, a man drew a gun and shot at the group of four men he was fighting with, compelling a cop to disable him by shooting back and hitting him in the side, leading to his arrest. The gun he used had no serial number and was assembled with spare parts from other pistols.
In the Upper West Side, a 73-year-old woman got killed when a man backed up his SUV into her while parking.
In Downtown Manhattan, 291 birds were found dead by the tallest mirrored glass tower at the World Trade Center who all perished while migrating to this city.
Also in Downtown Manhattan, current mayor de Blasio’s Board of Education told students they don’t have transit passes available for them so they advised them to jump the turnstiles on the subway after showing a note.
In Little Italy, two women threw glasses at each other during an eight person rumble inside an Italian restaurant while the San Gennaro Festival was going on. The ladies kept throwing shit at each other despite the presence of mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa and his Angels.
In Kips Bay, a parolee being held in custody by the C.O.’s at Bellevue ran out of the prison ward and out into the streets where he gallivanted around Manhattan in a hospital gown and black shoes, black socks and shades for 24 hours until the cops caught him in East Harlem.
A woman ripped down every ad from a dating service company from a car on the D train because of it’s lurid repulsive content.
On Randalls Island, a man stabbed another man three times to settle an argument on a city bus.
In Central Park, a man held up a woman at knifepoint and robbed $200 from her purse. Classic.
Also in Central Park, a man was found dead with a noose around his neck.
Again in Central Park, a big blue bird devoured a big dirty rat to the bloodlust delight of social media savvy passerby. It hasn’t been a good month for rodents after thousands of them perished from the flood waters caused by the torrential downpour of Hurricane Ida.
It took the Great Blue Heron only a few seconds to lift the rat, once killed, out of the water and swallow it—this morning at the Central Park Pond. pic.twitter.com/E4Vx0ya8od
And again in Central Park, current Mayor Bill de Blasio got maliciously booed by over 20,000 people attending a virtue signalling concert festival that he thought would be kind to him because he shares their woke values
Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed by a massive crowd yesterday while speaking at a concert in Central Park. pic.twitter.com/KaQzPokewf
In Clifton, a man shot another man in the leg during a street fight.
In Donghan Hills, a man got shot in the knee on the street by a stray bullet.
Also in Donghan Hills, a man ambushed another man at a baseball field and pistol whipped him multiple times then shot him in the leg. The victim told cops he didn’t know why he was attacked and his assailant is still on the loose.
Again in Donghan Hills, a man barged into a woman’s house after she answered the door and then the man fled when cops arrived to the creep’s surprise.
In West Brighton, a 17-year-old boy got plowed by a hit-and-run driver who ran the red light as the victim was crossing the street with his friends.
Also in West Brighton, two men got caught by the cops in an SUV they jacked in Tribeca.
In Stapleton, a man beat up his girlfriend inside his apartment and then cops responding to the domestic dispute call found a loaded gun and arrested him for illegal possession of an unlicensed firearm. Guess they would have let him go if the gat wasn’t there.
Also in Stapleton, a man shot another man in the knee on the street to win an argument.
Again in Stapleton,a woman got busted by cops for selling crack when she got caught hiding the product in her panties during a pat down.
And again in Stapleton, a man got pinched by an undercover cop in a heroin sale bust and was found with 45 baggies of smack.
In St. George, two men arrested for drug dealing spilled bags of their product inside the patrol car and then more product plus overdose recovery meds at the station when one of the pushers was resisting arrest during processing. Don’t worry cuh, you’ll be released, the elected shitlibs got a decarceration movement going for ya.
In New Springville, a man held up a deli at gunpoint and robbed it of $150.
In Huguenot, a man ambushed a woman jogging by a high school and robbed her cellphone at gunpoint.
In Prince’s Bay, a man stalked another man to his home and tapped on his window with a knife to intimidate him and then refused to give it to cops who were called to defuse the situation.
In Castleton Corners, four men jumped another man on the sidewalk and held him up at gunpoint and knifepoint in broad daylight and robbed his backpack containing 35 large in cash.
In Port Richmond, a man flipping car handles on the street got lucky and found one car’s door was left open and he stole $2,000 and $120 bag of weed. The NYPD now has to report marijuana as stolen property because it’s legal, which is hilarious.
Also in Port Richmond, a man burglarized thousands of dollars worth of tools from garages, sheds and trucks and sold them on the street because he needed the money.
Again in Port Richmond, two young men carjacked a Chinese food delivery man with a BB gun that resembled a glock. The two thieves got pursued by the cops and the driver wound up hitting a man riding a bike after running two red lights while trying to get away.
And again in Port Richmond, a man stuck up a man with a switchblade knife and got nabbed by cops who caught him possessing heroin.
And again in Port Richmond, an argument between two men on the street escalated when one of them pulled out a box cutter and the other wielded an ax to settle their dispute. The man with the ax had the advantage, managing to leave cuts on his foe’s hands.
In Grymes Hill, cops raided an apartment suspected of drug dealing and arrested four men and a woman after they found two 9mms, hundreds of painkillers and nearly 10 large in cash.
In Tompkinsville, a man stole a designer bag and sunglasses worth two grand that he easily snatched from a car with the door left open.
At a Sanitation Dept. site, current mayor de Blasio held a publicity stunt to show what tough guy and authoritarian he thinks he is ordering the NYPD to demolished a bunch of dirtbikes, ATV’s and motorcycles with a bulldozer in a pathetic p.s.a. tweet.
The following day, an on-duty cop in full uniform rode on saddleback on one of those dirt bikes at a parade in Greenpoint.
Then a few days after that embarrassing optic, a gang of dirt bike riders and ATV drivers monopolized the streets of Williamsburg.
Hundreds of Dirt Bikes are now flying down Lee Ave Wildly, on sidewalks, hitting cars and causing damage and endangering people walking on the sidewalks. pic.twitter.com/vHusHr1Lkb
Colin Powell died this morning at the age of 84 from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine(sans booster). Colin Powell had a comorbidity of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that made the Pfizer vaccines virtually useless, given the multiple confirmed reports of the products rapidly declining efficacy in barely 6 months after inoculation.
I should mention that I’m not a doctor and I got the gist of my opinion from actual corporate news media which was brilliantly compiled in a video released on social media featuring the man behind the curtain of syringes and vaccine bottles, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who’s personal goal and prime directive is for the pandemic to keep going until his last vile breath.
There will be thousands of eulogies written by the corporate news and social media complexes about the decorated General and Secretary Of State who had two roles in invading the sovereign nation of Iraq, but his horrid testimony to the United Nations to justify Operation Iraqi Liberation (oops Freedom, make sure the intent sounds good) which led to the deaths of millions of citizens of that nation, the thousands of deaths of U.S. Soldiers and profligate waste of trillions of dollars will always be the memory that sticks out like a one hit wonder number one song.
And in light of the U.S. Government’s lunatic fight to defend the sainted vaccines from medical professional criticism and mandate resisters because of their allegations of preventing “misinformation about them after almost a year of embellishing their effectiveness, it makes Powell’s own role in gaslighting a nation even more brutally ironic.
They are called cases. And infections.
They is nothing "breakthrough" when infections after vaccinations are happening with alarming frequency
Eventually you will come around just like how people figured out the Iraq war was based on lies. That Colin Powell helped instigate. https://t.co/m9GYSltDJp
This pandemic has enabled Pfizer and also Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to too big to fail status, abutted by their militia of lobbyists and their ownership of corporate news networks and obeisant feckless elected officials in the U.S. Capitol and a recidivist greedy liar in the White House.
But given the passing of this establishment political icon from COVID-19 which already is shaking up the elites who keep telling us how awesome the vaccines are and how the Biden Administration and Mayor de Blasio are weaponizing them to coerce and extort people into getting them or they will lose their jobs and can’t engage in society in their cities, it looks like the only way the defective #COVID19 vaccines are going to be acknowledged as such and to get the mainstream attention it deserves is when an A-list celebrity or athlete dies of COVID after being double or dies from the faulty vax by itself. Just like Rock Hudson with AIDS.
Or even if one survives after contracting COVID-19 from being fully vaccinated and the outcry because of the immensity of that entertainer is too overwhelming to the predominant marketing and narrative of vaccinations, like a Beyonce or more fearsome if a rogue figure like Kanye West gets infected.
Even Big Pharma’s public relations minions will try to undermine the significance of Colin Powell’s passing from his moot vaccinations with their useful idiot accomplices in DC and mass media, the cause celebre patient zero case is already established and the protests against mandates on the city streets that are being maligned will get even bigger when more breakthrough cases begin to reach the millions as the weather gets colder, leading to congressional hearings against the vaccine monolith merchants and exposes of the bought vaccine minstrels in government.
Current mayor Bill de Blasio has found himself in quite a hot mess of his own making with his brazen misuse of his NYPD executive protection unit. Ironically the only transparency he’s ever shown while governing this city since there were exposes of the Blaz treating the NYPD EPU has his personal chauffeurs and valets under the rubric of security provision of an elected officials notably using the cops to escort his son Dante to Yale U. on various occasions and helping move his daughter Chiara out of her apartment in Sunset Park at Brooklyn, which he hilariously gaffed during his daily presser claiming he had no knowledge about the move despite that she was being ordered back home to Gracie Mansion where he and his wife have been dwelling for the last 7 years and 9 months when he fielded a fusillade of questions about his latest scandal. This is what happens when you continue to try to gaslight when you run out of gas.
"I didn't know anything about my daughter's move," @NYCMayor says of report which found that NYPD detail helped Chiara move belongings from her apt to Gracie. In the report, he told investigators he knew nothing about the move. She was moving into the same residence he lives in.
Another noteworthy thing about his Department Of Investigation report on his profligacy abuse with his NYPD detail and city resources is when he used them to accompany him on his farcical presidential campaign trail for 5 months in the spring and summer of 2019 which cost taxpayers a whopping $320,000. This corn dog he bought in Iowa in the first primary election probably cost $40,000 alone.
The Blaz treated this expose’ with self-aggrandizing self-justification during his taxpayer funded city presser by ludicrously proclaiming that his malfeasance was perfectly legal because as mayor he is a high profile target for terrorists. And by deploying his NYPD chief of “intelligence and counter-terrorism” John Miller to defend him for the entire line of questioning during his “media availability”, showing his constituents and journalists once again his whimsical use of city tax dollars and resources by using a cop again to act as his personal lawyer.
Miller repetitively pointed out how The Blaz in his position as mayor
along with his immediate family justifies the need for 24/7 protection no matter where they go because of his status as an elected official and also his immediate family requires it because of threats or even the prospect of threats by terrorists international or domestic, whether confirmed or not. But for the two years cited in the DOI’s report, the Blaz exploited this distinction by treating his NYPD EPU as his own personal Uber by having them ferry his minion staffers around town and to their residences, also denigrating these cops by having them to errands for them. The Blaz also deployed his EPU as valets and chauffeurs for his political allies and “guests” (agents of the city?) to shuttle them around town even while he wasn’t present with them, basically designating them all as extended family worthy of protection from dangers real or prefabricated.
But the main story in this way overdue scandal is actually not the Blaz, because this malfeasance is expected of him, but the man assigned to protect him, his relatives and his extended family of minions and guests of the city, and that’s Inspector Howard Redmond, chief of the mayor’s EPU unit for his entire mayoralty.
Inspector Redmond: “What’s it to ya punk”
According to the DOI report, when he was ordered to testify on the mayor’s behalf to about NYPD EPU services, he displayed hostile obtuseness and insouciance about the mayor’s wanton misuse of the unit which was used mostly for the convenience of his son Dante (who the Blaz is clearly grooming to his political heir) and even Redmond used them for himself, which he deployed the EPU cops to pick up a woman he picked up at a bar.
Redmond also dutifully covered the Blaz’s ass regarding this abuse of services and authority by refusing to give DOI his city government issue cellphones and when he did, he made sure to wipe out all correspondence data on them after he turned them in and in many instances had them “destroyed”. The last phone he willingly relinquished was a new cellphone he only had for a little over a month which was also thoroughly wiped cleaned.
When confronted about this blatant act of unaccountabilty by his NYPD EPU leader and apparent closest confidant, the Blaz had nothing but effusive praise for Inspector Redmond and continued his obtuse insouciance about his deliberate act of wrong doing protecting the current mayor’s craven exploitation of city cops for his selfish wants and needs and for his entitled family, municipal sycophants and unnamed political cronies and allies.
Even though this is another case of The Blaz being a monstrous sociopath, his statement belies a lot a truth to it, because Redmond sure is fucking devoted. Redmond exhibited extreme devotion to hizzoner after a cop in one of the vehicles in his NYPD EPU motorcade decided to drive in the wrong direction and wound up crashing into a boiler truck because Mayor Big Slow was late for a scheduled event on his itinerary (or the cop was most likely ordered to). Being that this happened around the time the Blaz initiated the city’s Vision Zero program and surely sensing blowback criticism of the rank hypocrisy of the Mayor violating his own traffic calming and enforcement policy, Redmond made sure the DMV’s report of the accident was instantly abolished from the city’s records. As is wont of the Blaz, he also abolished the incident from his delusion addled brain despite being in the EPU unit vehicle at the time of the wreck.
Before this memory holing of NYPD EPU’s reckless incompetence,one of the mayor’s vehicles transporting Blaz’s tax boondoggle wife Chirlie to some event or doing some personal errand got into accident with two civilian vehicles on the FDR Drive only weeks before but instead of vanquishing it into the abyss, this report was fabricated to make it look like the crash was entirely the fault of the first civilian driver that was in the wreck. Two lawsuits by the civilian drivers were filed against the city, nothing is known if the city won the cases or had to settle with the other driver
The Blaz’s enabling of Redmond’s recidivism of destruction of the public city records also translated into a culture of crony corruption, immoral hierarchy abuse by higher brass and rampant discrimination led by his devoted soldier and fixer. One retired cop and former EPU officer was in an incident involving another EPU supervisor who showed up drunk to work and attacked him right in front of Gracie Mansion while the Blaz and his wife were home over an issue about the staffing of the security detail. Redmond conveniently never reported the incident to internal affairs because of NYPD’s claims there was no video record of the fight in front of the heavily surveilled elected official public housing building. A Black EPU officer was relegated to working double shifts guarding Gracie Mansion in freezing conditions during the winter and wouldn’t allow him a break when nature called and claimed that White EPU officers were given plum assignments while he was relegated to escorting and protecting the Blaz’s offspring wherever they went and also was pass up for promotion for 3 years straight. Another veteran cop assigned to the EPU was subjected to xenophobic remarks about his Muslim faith by other supervisors and was relegated to working shitty shifts and subjected to demotion. Two more EPU cops complained they were subjected to ageist and bigoted remarks that led to shit assignments. This culture fomented by Redmond’s unchecked power has led to nearly $20,000,000 in lawsuits against the city.
Current Mayor de Blasio thinks all this malfeasance along with his haughty sense of entitlement is not a big deal and is only standard procedure to protect officials like him, as he continues to administer contempt for the free press who asks him how he doesn’t see the brazen impropriety of his actions, which even has been chastised by former indicted and incarcerated high ranking police official Bernie Kerik, who also exploited the security rubric for his own benefit and convenience. But this heinous abuse of power by Blaz and Redmond belies the continuing dark trend of government secrecy in the name of government security. Redmond’s arrogant defiance of the DOI investigation was made possible because of this and his enabled rogue actions and elevation of his position and power resemble more like internecine tactics of federal government intelligence agencies than that of a local police force like the NYPD. No wonder the Blaz brought out John Miller to literally exonerate him and Redmond of their exploitation of the EPU officers, because Miller previously did public relations for the FBI before the Blaz suddenly hired him to be his “Intelligence and Counterterror Chief” for the NYPD after he won the election in 2013, a bureaucratic position that sounds entirely and presciently made up for this in plain sight coverup. Miller’s career resume also shows him transitions from corporate news and high brass executive city police positions for 3 decades, showing that Miller has acquired a certain set of skills throughout his career to put favorable spins on questionable policing and governmental policy decisions.
With less than 3 months to go in the Blaz’s abominable reign as mayor, Howard Redmond still seems untouchable after this, he could just say he was following orders after all, which he was, especially given the Blaz’s own contempt for transparency with his recidivist redacting of his city planning programs for parks, health and infrastructure hazards at NYCHA buildings and his segregation derived “affordable housing” program. Redmond’s defensive protectionist tactics against accountability at the service of de Blasio is just and apparently always has been the natural order of things as this way belated DOI report confirms. This corruption is so established that the Blaz doesn’t need to even try to fire DOI commissioner Margaret Garnett like he did to the last one.
Even though Inspector Howard Redmond has been exposed as a power tripping, unaccountable elitist, political loyalist, scumbag dirty ass cop it’s dubious this guy is ever going to get indicted or even resign since his case as been sent to Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, who couldn’t even indict de Blasio for using his 501 C 4 Campaign for One New York as a slush fund inside City Hall and giving favored lobbyists and donors with city contracts access to policy making decisions. The best Cy could do is proclaim that the Blaz broke “the spirit of the law” and then let the unindicted mayor walk and run for mayor, getting re-elected with less than 10% of registered voters and continue running the city into the ground to this day. So the hopeful chance that Redmond will be going to Rikers is pretty much nil (would have love to see the decarceral cult demand his release).
The day before the DOI investigation of the Blaz’s police escort joyride service came out, news came out that he and his tax boondoggle wife were renovating one of their houses in Park Slope where they also misused the EPU to do recon checks of their high valued properties. So even in the face of DOI’s repot and their demand to reimburse the 320 large that was frivolously spent, Blaz and Chirlie still have tons of money to give their three story house a make over, presumably to flip it for more cash for the Blaz’s run for governor. Maybe this is how he plans to pay back the city for his and also Chirlie’s gross abuse of their NYPD security and maybe the 300,000 clams he owes the white shoe law firm the Blaz hired to defend him in his pay to play corruption trial that devastatingly never materialized.
At least now the Blaz and his trusty blackguard Redmond will have to ride alone together and the EPU will have to now have to find other things to do to pass the time. I hear there’s more guns on the streets, maybe redeploying these officers to stop daily rampant shootings will be more resourceful than shlepping around Dante de Blasio in the tri state area.
A vacant two-story building went up in flames in South Richmond Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 29 night.
The fire began at the back of house, which is located at 105-04 133 St., at about 10:48 p.m. and quickly became a two-alarm fire, according to FDNY officials.
The first arriving units encountered heavy fire, and were hampered by a heavy clutter, smoke and fire conditions throughout the house.
A nearby resident said it wasn’t the first time there was a fire at the location, saying there was another fire there “a few years” ago.
Najari Sigh, another nearby resident, said the conditions of the vacant house “are basically unlivable.”
Another resident at the scene was screaming at an alleged squatter to “get out of the neighborhood.”
The Department of Buildings made sure to put a full vacate order notice on the house to discourage further squatting by the accelerating homeless population, which is currently pushing close to 80,000.
Safe bet even the housing insecure will give this blackened pile of crap a hard pass
A pleasant weekend evening in the borough of Queens devolved into another incident of the gun violence that is still persistently casting it’s shadow on the streets of New York City. This time the violence came to Middle Village, where a shuttered commercial property that once was home to a hardware store that went out of business 2 years ago.
In recent days, or maybe longer according to area residents complaints, the vacant property has been re-appropriated as a pop-up event space for DJ and bottle parties where high end booze is consumed in mass quantities. Basically these are glorified but unregulated nite clubs, no different than the speakeasies of the last 20’s this nation went through last century. From the looks of this place, the entrance to the event space was in the back.
Apparently, words were said or some other thing provoked the throngs gathered at the party and escalated into a brawl outside of the rear entrance of the shuttered hardware store on a residential block. Then there was a vehicle pursuit and some guy pulled out a gun and shot another man during a drive-by at an intersection by a cemetery on Juniper Valley Road and 69th St.
The local area newspaper Juniper Park Civic immediately had the scoop, naturally because it’s base is right there where the incidents occurred. The Civic also updated their tweets to include a DOB record of a violation given for a complaint over a month earlier for illegal partying in the former hardware store.
Given that this was another incident adding to the city’s continuing gun crisis and increasing rise in unabated shootings in the face of the equal rise in gun possession arrests, compounded by the fact that a building landlord would flout regulations and violations by continuing to permit illicit parties in his space, it would be wholly inconceivable if this wasn’t picked up by all the major local newspapers and news websites and even the other Queens weekly periodical newspapers.
But it was conceivable. Because despite the severity of the crimes committed and of gun violence being a daily occurrence in the five boroughs, the NY Post didn’t cover it, the NY Daily News didn’t cover it, Gothamist didn’t cover it, QNS, Queens Chronicle, Queens Post and Ridgewood Post didn’t cover it. Hardly any local Queens blog covered it (sans Queens Crap, which my ally and original Queens Crapper dutifully posted Junipers tweet immediately with a deliciously sardonic headline).
What’s off-putting is that any report of a shooting these days (and the last four years since it’s meteoric rise pre-pandemic) gets published immediately on the news web pages without even a full story of the victims and perpetrators. Here we have a police record, an on the spot account video and a man who got hit 4 times in a drive-by and with the suspect (and accomplices) still on the loose; there really shouldn’t be this much media indifference. It’s a wonder why this got shadowed, is it the neighborhood which is predominantly middle class, White and home to a sizeable populace of NYPD and FDNY, and is mostly supportive of those agencies, particularly the latter? Is there something about the status of the victim that could need protection?
Or is the NYPD being opaque for some reason. In most recent days, the NYPD has been engaging in questionable behavior regarding crimes happening in real time under their noses, like how hundreds of people ran for cover after a shots went off in Times Square that cops determined was a planter that fell during a tussle between some thugs despite an eyewitness interviewed by major news outlets who was certain it was a gun. There was also a case of a man who got stabbed by a woman during a domestic dispute at a supportive housing building and was sent to be processed for lockup and then died at a NYPD precinct of a fentanyl overdose instead of being treated at a hospital for his open wound. So even though there’s an ongoing investigation of this Juniper Valley drive by shooting, it’s a wonder why no one has been I.D.’d yet. Especially the victim. Although for the assailant, it wouldn’t be remiss to assume that all those patrons weren’t going to rat him out.
Although what did get some media attention was the commercial property. As covered by the Queens Chronicle, Council Member Robert Holden noted complaints from residents for weeks about the racket and myriad other nuisances from the corner store. But yet again the shooting was not mentioned, which is startling considering a rise in gun violence this spring and summer that have occurred at these closed small business stores which has been chronicled on the New Bad Days blotter posts this year.
But now that the focus is on the illegal misuse of commercial space for events, it’s quite noticeable given the recent frequency of shootings during these illicit party places that there isn’t a media or activist backlash to them. Or even the expected fearmongering that would blow back from them. So it should be worth noting that these modern day hiding in plain sight speakeasies falls entirely in line with the city’s economic recovery from the pandemic as conceived by the Night Mayor of NYC Ariel Palitz and the Night Parliament Office of City Nightlife to turn any vacant or unused space that’s closes at dark to vibrant leisure and party venues:
New York’s nightlife czar is pushing to create 24-hour “entertainment districts,” where it would be OK for booze to flow, bass to thump and bodies to sway around the clock.
“Everything is on the table right now,” said Ariel Palitz, who runs the city’s Office of Nightlife.
“We do know that 24-hour usage is very successful in other parts of the world. People say it might be terrible for quality of life, but in fact we found the opposite.”
The nightlife study, drafted by Palitz’s in-house team, “recommends identifying potential areas with low residential density where a limited 24-hour program might be tested, allowing late-night activity to operate free from nuisance complaints or other conflicts.”
She pointed to Times Square as having the obvious potential for all-night carousing.
“Watching Times Square come to a standstill during the pandemic was heartbreaking,” Palitz told The Post.
And also residential areas like Middle Village.
And there is the P word again. The current mayor, the obeisant shitlib council cronies and the real estate lobby proxy Economic Development Corporation and Hospitality industrial complex patsy Andrew Rigie have been repetitiously citing the pandemic to bring back all the vibrancy and culture that was lost in the last few years to COVID and the Delta Variant that they were willing to throw all regulations and community input into the garbage in the name of re-imagining New York City by filling the streets with shanties for restaurants to recover all their losses, so why not have the Department of Buildings look the other way, make feckless investigations or even take some bribes to overlook some wild parties going on in abandoned stores all over the five boroughs to fulfill the Blaz’s recovery for all of us agenda as his NYPD will do an obligatory drive by and cruise along if no one in sight is getting harmed. Of course there’s that vaccine mandate, so I’m sure people are getting their vax cards checked right?
And there are a LOT of zombie small business stores out there ripe for re-imagining.
To paraphrase my ally Queens Crapper droll and apt take on this shooting, what’s going on now is a culture of insouciance in all agencies involved. They seem to be more motivated to mitigating the violence and illegal use than putting an actual halt to it and it’s all tied to the city’s desperation to revive itself as a wider leisure and cultural destination beyond Manhattan and to also try to keep up with (and surpass) other famous party town destinations like New Orleans and Miami and cultural capitals like Paris and Amsterdam. And trying to do this as COVID cases continue to remain steady and guns keep coming to the town.
And since these party places aren’t regulated and continue to pop up regulary, guns and COVID are still going to be a disruptive presence on the citizenry and the revelers of course. Then the agencies involved will surely continue re-imagining that nothing unusual, dangerous or contagious is going on.
New Bad Update:
A few nights after the Queens Chronicle article about the community’s complaints about the closed business cum pop up nite club, another illicit party went on with total impunity.