Some things do fundamentally change. Happy birthday America.
Some things do fundamentally change. Happy birthday America.
New York, New York, USA
Thanks to over 12,000,000 registered voters not showing up to the polls on a very pleasant summer day, Kathy “Clown” Hochul luckily won the Democrat Primary race in a landslide despite her brazen in plain sight corruption and being a very stupid person, allowing her to continue her path to officially be the first elected woman governor of New York.
Less than a million registered Democrats showed up to fill the box for her over the surprising second place winner, the publicly absent advocate Jummane Williams and the mild mannered underdog Tom Suozzi who actually dominated the debates against his two unqualified foes with excellent barbs against them and solutions to the problems the incumbent has exacerbated with her idiotic decisions and her self-serving greedy actions to keep herself in power and accrue even more personal wealth while in office.
Albany, New York, America
The day Andrew Cuomo departed from the governor’s mansion following a barrage of sexual harassment accusations from staffers and acquaintances was a glorious one and an actual cause for celebration. His exit was quick, anti-climatic and self-debasing, leaving him a hollow shell of the powermad, power brokering, megalomaniac governor that ruled with an iron fist for a decade.
What made it seem sweet at the time was that his replacement became the first woman to run the state of New York, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, who arrived with a veneer of feminist glory who promised to restore dignity and transparency to Albany while bringing down the perpetual internecine corruption and obeisance to oligarch and corporate donors that has plagued upstate politics and make government work good for the people in her new interim role she inherited from Mario’s Son.
But something funny happened on Kathy’s way to the governor’s mansion. Since taking over the reins from the skeevy claws of Andy Cuomo in a little less than a year, she carried on and even equaled the same corruption and obeisance committed by her predecessor with absolute impunity and wanton abandon, which was enabled by her Democrat majority allies in the Senate and Assembly just like how they emboldened the last guy.
Governor Hochul also embraced her new power with vigor and immediately abused it like Mario’s son did also. She wielded this right away when she also revived the governor’s executive emergency powers to enforce the vaccine extortion mandate, forcing state workers to comply to vaccinations or get fired. Kathy Clown was so fervently self-righteous about her dictates that she actually had a novelty necklace pendant made with the word “vaxxed” and then demanded of her constituents to be her vaccine apostles to go after what she declared were mindless heathens who refused to comply to the state mandated/dictated jabs.
But it was more than just Jesus and God that made Kathy Clown all hyper-evangelical about vaccines and vaccinations because her proselytizing was more motivated by her biblical devotion to Big Pharma, being that her daughter-in-law is a lobbyist for Biogen Industries which are partnered with Pfizer for their other experimental drug to alleviate Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease that Kathy Clown steered a contract for.
While continuing Cuomo’s asinine and two-tier pandemic guidelines, Kathy Clown spent most of her first month as the history making first woman governor by going to clustering fundraiser galas all over New York in a taxpayer funded airplane, compiling over 21 million dollars donations from individual plutocrats and myriad corporations and also tons of dark money from nearly hundreds of LLC’s with unidentifiable partners as Hochul and her campaign refused to disclose who their donors were. Making a mockery of government transparency with blatant pay to play patronage that made Cuomo’s recidivist soliciting tame by comparison. (thanks again to Citizens United). A majority of these LLCs are from real estate with robust building portfolios. One of her largest real estate donors recently exposed has the distinction of being tied to Russian oligarchs that had sanctions levied on them following their nations invasion of Ukraine weeks after she decided to allocate millions of tax dollars for a cyber security apparatus in Albany to thwart hacking from Russia, even though people still had trouble getting rental assistance Hochul promised on the state websites and as well as other agency services and how easy it is for domestic hackers to breach New York City and State’s emergency services webpages to plunder data from citizens, showing that the enemy to our cyber infrastructure will always be us.
When it came time to put the Big Ugly New York State Budget together, Governor Kathy Clown was hard at work making sure the Buffalo Bills got a new stadium, even as her aides were getting mass infected with COVID. The 1.13 billion dollar corporate welfare giveaway for the Bills new playground got approved by the feckless establishment Democrat Assembly and Senate leaders and electeds despite majority rejection from NYS and NYC citizens who have to pony up the majority of the subsidies, which also includes COVID-19 relief funding and most of it practically extorted from monies accrued from casinos owned by a Native American tribe which Kathy Clown froze the accounts of, while the Florida Man and Wife owners of the team will spend 550 million dollars from their fracked gas industry fortune to pay for the new stadium, giving them 50 million dollars to continue hoarding and Kathy Clown’s constituents get leveled by austerity cuts to basic services from public housing, mental health, drug addiction and mass transit (which will make asshole demands for a congestion pricing tax to pay for it more fervent).
Kathy Clown didn’t just push this irresponsible tax giveaway to her hometown team just for the Bills diehard devoted fans, but obviously also for her brazen conflict of interest involving her husband Bill Hochul and the hospitality corporation, Delaware North who he represents as their top lobbyist and vice president, who already have a contract with the team to sell overpriced concessions for them in their current still standing stadium, given Kathy Clown’s government philanthropy to the Bills owners, it’s rest assured that Delaware North will make even bigger profits as surely will the personal fortunes of Kathy and Buffalo Billion Bill Hochul, whose employer is already making big bank with concession contracts in state parks and casinos all over New York State.
The stupidest corruption Kathy Clown committed was her pick for Lt. Governor, Brian Benjamin. While serving as a State Senator and running in the primary for NYC Comptroller, Benjamin and a Harlem real estate developer he was allied with took brazen advantage of the matching funds law and illicitly raised straw donor cash from unconfirmed and very unlikely sources which included one that was still wearing diapers. Despite their cognizance of multiple investigations of Benjamin’s widespread graft and his blatant denial of it during the shitty vetting process, Kathy Clown’s administrative staffers approved him anyway even though the Governor wasn’t even present in the room when this shitty vetting was happening at the time, obviously and cynically to secure the Black vote in her first gubernatorial run to remain in office.
Just like with her own Buffalo Billion deal, the State Assembly rushed to write and pass a bill bailing out Kathy Clown’s campaign to get the toxic Benjamin off the ballot so she could find another Person Of Color to cynically pander and hope to grab votes from with her new pick for Lt. Gov, Congressman Antonio Delgado. Even though his record is clean (dude is backed by bitcoin donors), this pick was fucking stupid because it assured a red wave takeover of congress with GOP candidate Marc Molinaro leading polls to capture it. This follows up Kathy Clown and her establishment fauxgressive Democrat allies in Albany’s pathetic attempt to gerrymander/Hochulmander districts to maintain their one party rule in New York and in DC.
Kathy Clown is able to get away with all this stupid corruption mainly because of the precedent Andrew Cuomo laid down with his own. Because Cuomo was publicly and legally prosecuted, forced into resignation and public exile for the absolute wrong thing when compared to the other government crimes he committed during all that serial groping of his attractive aides. From his dismantling of the Mollen Commission that led to the convictions of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Kallos, to his reckless profligate misuse of state funds for a Buffalo Billion microchip plant which led to the indictments and imprisonment of the CEO, and a movie studio in Onondaga County that got recently sold for a buck. And ultimately his ghoulish and heinous abuse of executive power he bestowed on himself during year one of the COVID19 pandemic where he issued edicts exempting nursing homes of their responsibility of the 15,000 plus deaths of elderly people and writing a book about his handling of the pandemic while all that gerrymandering of covid patients from hospitals to nursing homes was going on. Those same nursing homes and hospitals have also donated tons of money for Kathy Clown’s return to Albany as well.
Since this series of unfortunate and embarrassing events that have sullied Kathy Clown’s campaign trail and momentum, the governor is trying to pull another secretive boondoggle deal with predominant real estate developer Vornado to turn Penn Station into another Hudson Yards and even got infected with COVID while continuing to maintain her executive powers limiting her constituents liberties and movements. She also continues to hold on to the bail reform laws that has caused crime to explode in the city she’s trying to overdevelop. Kathy Clown also recently got exposed snatching $2,000,000 from state coffers to build a hip loft extra governor’s office in Buffalo in a building that just happens to be owned by another one of her real estate donors. It’s hysterical and even more dismaying how she can get away with the same shit Brian Benjamin got away with even though all he did with his dark money LLC donor cash was fill up his gas tank and pay for a wedding reception.
Unfortunately and even after her disgraceful primary debate performances, this outlandishly stupid woman still gets good poll numbers despite the stupid corruption she’s embroiled in, only proving that Kathy Clown Hochul is the right person and absolutely qualified to run a flailing and failing state run by oligarchs and plutocrats, enabled by an apathetic and exhausted electorate.
Nothing will fundamentally change because of this. Unless you vote.
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York
Something fascinating and wholly newsworthy happened in Manhattan not long ago, the NYPD held their annual honorary service gala event that took place on the Intrepid Museum but instead of holding it for the 35,000 strong police force that took an oath to serve and protect the citizenry of the five boroughs, they held it solely in honor of the biggest pharmaceutical drug maker in the world Pfizer and their CEO, “Dr.” Albert Bourla.
But for some fucking reason, it didn’t make any news on the city’s corporate local news mass media outlets and newspapers and news websites. Mainly because this gala tribute to Pfizer taking place in a taxpayer funded battleship was closed to all press, so no local journalists bothered to show up.
But an independent news site actually did.
The fact that absolutely no New York City journalist avoided to bother showing up in total deference and obeisance to the NYPD and City Hall’s heinous approval to ban them from reporting on this as a news site from Canada had to have the integrity and balls to do it for them is an absolute travesty. It’s also more proof that NYC is truly run by an oligarchy that has regulatory captured and neutered not only the swaggering Mayor Eric Adams but New York’s Finest as well, using them as excessively militarized toy soldiers to protect them from accountability.
Because of the New York City press corps feckless fealty to this regulatory captured city and surrendering their collective journalistic integrity, we don’t even know who showed up to this ludicrous tribute. It would have been nice and informative to see if officials like Commissioner Keechant Sewell arrived since she’s the boss. It would also have been interesting if the unkempt NYC Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan showed up there since he’s still enforcing the vaccine extortion mandate policy on municipal and private sector workers that is making more billions from taxpayers for the so-called free, safe and effective vaccines.
Or maybe since this was specifically an honor for Pfizer for providing “public safety” to the citizenry, Mayor Adams old NYPD crony Phil Banks could have been caught going into the museum to, since Adams wholly manufactured a six figure salary municipal job for him as the so-called Czar of Public Safety, which could also be a de facto deputy police commissioner position. For all we know, Mayor Eric Adams could have showed up there unannounced or by stealth despite how much he’s obsessed with celebrity attention, fame and glory. Thanks to the efforts of Rebel News, we know that former SNL and 30 Rock comedic actor Tracy Morgan showed up as well. Would have been nice if Marcia Kramer was there to ask him what the fuck he was doing there.
But it’s clear why the press was absent and it’s because Pfizer also laid predominance and preeminence on their networks as well. This easily trickles down to the local newspapers who act as stenographers for the to big to fail and jail Big Pharma companies that don’t dare report on the vaccines and mandates that have failed to protect people, rewriting stories about them in hypnotic mantras of how “safe and effective” and how “rare” the side effects and injuries from vaccines are.
Perhaps the most shocking thing about this is how the NYPD would acquiesce to hold an honorarium for a corporation that through it’s influence and takeover of government via the pandemic with the mandates forcing people to take their shitty vaccines by blackmail after thousands of cops got fired for refusing to comply, which is wholly antithetical to the camaraderie culture that’s been ingrained in this city’s police force for about 2 centuries. The fact that Mayor Adams allowed this city for a sole corporation to take over the NYPD is horrific and startling, especially taking away city resources from his constituency with the monumental rise in crime since he took office just because Dr. Albert is a wee bit insecure and a shitload paranoid that people would show up to disrupt his private party. But it should be noted that this top secret gala is following a trend of events and conventions that have been hostile and suppressing journalists and information in the last week with the World Economic Forum’s convention in Davos and the Bildeberg Meeting involving corporations, oligarchs and elected officials.
Even more disturbing and dystopian about Pfizer’s takeover of the NYPD is how they proselyte themselves as the saviors of the planet with their vaccines by proclaiming themselves as “The Science” as if they are some kind of deity that should never be questioned or doubted. No wonder they thought they would get away with hiding their data about the adverse reactions to their hazardous experimental mRNA shots for over 75 years.
Most of all, this suppression of journalism comes right after the head of homeland security in Britain just approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S. for his eventual incarceration and surely death in federal prison just for doing the news and informing the public of crimes made by federal government agencies on it’s own citizenry and in (formerly) sovereign nations in the world. What the NYPD and Mayor Adams did allowing this event to go unreported is the normalization and legalization of corporate impunity of a recidivist pharmaceutical company who caused harm against their customers with harmful drugs and will open the cage door for other corporations in other fields of industry to follow. And then they will throw a slobbering ball for them to indulge themselves in their opulent crapulence.
South Richmond Hill, Queens, New York
A 5-alarm fire tore through multiple homes Friday afternoon in South Richmond Hill, taking the lives of three civilians and leaving five firefighters with minor injuries.
Two of the three deceased were found in 104-18 125th Street on Friday night, the FDNY told the Chronicle. By Saturday afternoon, the third was found in the same building, the FDNY said; the search is still ongoing. The NYPD told the Chronicle that the victims have yet to be identified, as of Saturday afternoon.
The fire began at approximately 1:15 Friday afternoon, neighbors said. By 2:15, it had been declared a 2-alarm fire, and within less than an hour, it had been upped to 5-alarms. As the FDNY worked to calm the blaze on 125th Street between Liberty Avenue and 107th Avenue, neighbors stood on the sidewalk and sat on their stoops, watching in awe at the cloud of smoke.
Residents told the Chronicle that the block is a tight-knit community; that was clear as some comforted their neighbors; meanwhile, others walked up and down the block, handing out water bottles to firefighters and police officers.
As many as five houses were affected by the fire, with three — 104-20, 104-18 and 104-16 — taking the lion’s share of the damage. Two homes across the street had their windows blown out.
A fairly narrow street, many of the homes are quite close together, making it plausible for fire to spread across several of them. On top of that, Friday afternoon was particularly windy, which only made the fire bigger.
Though the FDNY press office said that the cause is not yet known, Rafena Santram, who lives in 104-16 and whose daughter was home when the fire began, said that a backyard propane tank was involved. Fortunately, Santram said, she has family in the area who she and her family can stay with in the meantime. Red Cross officers were on the scene by 4:30 p.m., working with residents to determine how best to assist them.
The Red Cross later said that it is assisting nine families — 29 adults and 13 children — affected by the fire.
Nine families living in two family houses. A few of them living in the basements, which included the family that perished from the explosion and the inferno. While the block is a close knit community, these families could have lived in a safer home if the city didn’t have such an incremental “affordable housing” program for middle class and working poor families and built 75-80% of it for wealthier people. How many more citizens will have to risk their lives and livelihoods to find an affordable place to live? And how many homeowners can hang on to their properties with the massive taxes they pay compared to ones in wealthier enclaves that they have to rent out their basements to settle in their hometowns?
Eric Adams, chosen by the voters and the oligarchy to run New York City, just cannot catch a break. Yet again, perhaps he doesn’t deserve one with the way he’s conducted himself in his 5 months in office as voters let him have it in a poll saying that he’s not doing a damn thing to bring downs shootings and crime in general. Adams hit a personal nadir with his decision to attend the ostentatious Met Gala fashion show and arrived wearing a hideous tuxedo coat with weird Keith Haring derivative art and the words “End Gun Violence on the back of it. A week after he wore that stupid ass jacket, a total of 26 shootings occurred in NYC hitting 29 New Yorkers.
Shootings continue to persist in a rapid pace despite the best efforts of the NYPD to get guns off the street which showed a modest percentage decline. The breakneck speed proliferation of “ghost guns” has surely made these efforts extremely difficult. But the gun violence in May were dreadfully pronounced, notably with the stray bullet slaying of an 11-year-old girl in the Bronx and the insane random killing of a big bank worker in the subway, which happened to be the same line where Frank James shot up the N train during rush hour, hitting over a dozen people.
Instead of embracing this progress and making sure it maintains stability while monitoring it from City Hall, Adams reverted back to vainglorious form and abandoned the city to go to Los Angeles for another fundraiser and engage in more starfucking hanging out with the elites and seeing the Dave Chappelle show. Even worse is that Mayor Swagger missed his flight, either from being tardy from partying all night or he was up all morning cranking out talking points to defend his trip and catch up to the crime crises he has to discuss, like all the massive overtime spent in the NYPD’s budget to bring down felonies. Or maybe he was just plain scared.
Although it seems the Mayor’s own fear and trepidation (which he’s trying to conceal with swagger) could be trickling down to the NYPD as well. Because police presence is still lacking and lagging in the subterranean lunatic asylum transit system as crime and violence ghastly increases every day. One conductor even lashed out at current MTA president Janno Leiber about getting crazy people off the trains once they get out of service and the blatant insouciance response by cops who walk away without removing or arresting the unruly commuter. Which wholly contradicts Adams decision to deploy cops to patrol the trains that haven’t been seen in 40 years. And despite the implementation of former abomination mayor Bill de Blasio’s Smack and Crack Houses in upper Manhattan, junkies are still shooting up their works in the subway more than ever. More suicidal people are using the trains to kill themselves again also.
Hardly being spoken about is the outstanding rise in auto theft, but officials and the media is barely mentioning it because there is a palpable solidarity among the elites that personal car ownership should be abolished in the five boroughs. Graffiti has seen a massive uptick inside the subway too (mostly by above ground stations walls) as tags have become predominant there as well as on building walls and restaurant shanties all over town and most of it is being done by people from other nations, mostly Europeans who are co-opting the genre and culture from the Black and Latino communities. No wonder they look lame.
The biggest scourge in New York City, next to remorseless criminals and crime and crisis denying fauxgressive YIMBYs, is the newest plague of the still burgeoning rat population. Which shows that like the recidivist criminals, even the rats are not intimidated by Mayor Adams, even after he showed off to the press and public how he drowned a shitload of them in a vat a few years ago. And since then, the rodents are showing Darwinian growth, soon they’ll be walking upright and loitering on street corners and selling swipes at metrocard machines. This will only get worse because Adams refuses to see the root cause that is coming from the restaurant shanties that he won’t remove from the streets.
But at least with crime on the streets and subway Adams is not wholly in denial, since he has desperately resorted to keeping nearly 5,000 cops on payroll that did not comply with the vaccine extortion mandate. Although he should have thought of that when he and that slob Health Commissioner spared Kyrie Irving of getting jabbed so he and the Brooklyn Nets could get their asses kicked and swept by the Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. But the Mayor still has to majorly tone down his proclivity for embellishment and his monumental delusions of grandeur. For now they have reached such new levels of absurdity that even comedian John Mulaney hilariously goofed on Adams for still maintaining his belief that people are cooking BBQ’s in train stations and how his own goofy takes are undermining his agenda to improve NYC. Of course since Adams is megalomaniac, he only saw Mulaney’s comedic criticism as another one of the 30 million opinions New Yorkers have and blew it off, leading the mayor to again claim that God created him to save us all.
It takes a lot of swagger to thank God for your own existence even after months of failure and votes of no confidence from the constituency. It mostly shows a lot of denial is the root cause of all that swagger he yearns to bring back to NYC. Adams devolution to self-parody has become faster than a speeding stray bullet.
In Times Square, a man got swarmed by a gang of men and teenagers after he got into an argument with three of them while waiting on line at a food truck and then they proceeded to brutally lynch him and stab him a bunch of times while he helplessly laid on the pavement.
Also in Times Square, tires were slashed on parked cars near an FDNY station, on cars belonging to secret service agents protecting Trump tower in Midtown and over 20 of them parked on two different streets in Chelsea.
Again in Times Square, a man argued with and then attacked a food vendor and smashed a milk crate over his head and then grabbed a traffic safety cone and threw it at him.
And again in Times Square, a man bum-rushed the median police station while holding a baseball bat and then leapt over the counter and sat down. Then he swung the bat at the cops who were trying to remove him and wound up getting swarmed and beaten down with a billy clubs. A cop friendly fired mace at another cop during the ruckus.
On the Manhattan Bridge, a man shot a commuter to death at point blank range on the Q train for allegedly no reason right before it pulled into the Canal St. Station where the killer exited and gave the murder weapon to a homeless man and ran out into the streets. The homeless man, who usually loiters at the station panhandling sold the gun to a stranger. The accused killer then bought new clothes and a backpack to throw off his trail. The stranger(probably a cop because the homeless man never got paid) then handed the gun to a NYPD detective who was investigating the homicide, the fourth one committed in the subway this year. Then the cops swarmed on the homeless man and cuffed him for trespassing.
The victim of this random act of senseless gun violence was going to meet his friends to have brunch and couldn’t afford to use the price gouging app-hail car service, so he saved nearly 80 dollars to take the subway, basically risking his life just to spend $2.75. His family and the man’s partner expressed dismay and disdain for Mayor Adams and the city’s justice system which they believe have exacerbated the lack of safety in the New York City transit system.
The alleged and accused killer, who had multiple prior arrests, desired to turn himself in with the assistance of a pastor with with close ties to Mayor Adams, but Mr. Swagger thought otherwise and sent the cops to the Legal Aid Society offices where he was meeting with his counsel (which was also a bad idea even if the mayor arresting a person himself would have been weird and set damaging legal precedents for future officials). The “holy man” tried to urge negotiations for the suspects surrender served time grand larceny and identity theft for pilfering $2,000,000 from investors for illegitimate youth programs and charity work.
The victim worked for Goldman Sachs as a research analyst where his co-workers griped and joked about the inherent danger of taking the subway in these times and wondered if their lame DJ executive boss and his pampered higher-ups at the vampire squid bank would do the same.
The accused killer was recently released without bail after he got arrested for stealing a car because the judge liked that the fact that he showed up to his court house on time. And maybe the fact that the city is trying to induce people to stop driving cars and letting people out for stealing them is a good way to do that.
And as Det. Columbo said there is one more thing, the cops deployed to the station initially let the suspect go as he fled from the Canal St. Station.
NYPD spokesman John Miller also confirmed Tuesday that cops had stopped Abdullah as he fled the station — but let him go because he had changed his appearance and did not fit the description of the shooter.
“‘Why are you stopping me?’” Miller says the accused shooter told the cop. “‘I didn’t do anything,’ and so forth. They radio back. They get the description of the black hoodie. They document the stop and there’s nothing to connect him to that.
“Later, when we get that picture that you saw yesterday you see the sweatpants, the sneakers, the hoodie and underneath it you can see this orange or red shirt,” he said. “And the transit officer looked at that and says, ‘That’s got to be the guy I stopped.’”
The NYPD better hope this is the right guy. Especially now that he’s finally incarcerated.
In Midtown at the 59th St. Station, commuters went into a frenzy after they were trapped in the 6 train as it filled with smoke when it hit a metal object lying on the tracks.
Also in Midtown, a gang of four men went into a recording studio occupied by three other men and then shot up the place and killed two of them during a botched robbery attempt while the victim was producing a track.
Again in Midtown at the 42nd St./Bryant Park Station, a woman attempted suicide by jumping in front of the arriving M train.
And again in Midtown, two men and a woman stepped out of a car attacked a worker from a kosher restaurant and shot at him with their bb guns, hitting him in the eye. Then chased him inside and threw a broom and a mop at him after he ran behind the counter.
And again in Midtown, a man got slashed in the neck and another man got stabbed in the stomach during a brawl on the street.
And again in Midtown, a man ran a fencing operation in his pawn shop and in storage unit in Queens by exploiting homeless people and petty criminals, paying them a pittance to loot products and gift cards from chain pharmacies while he made over 3 million dollars from his monstrous scheme which he pulled off for 3 years right before the pandemic hit. Which makes him some kind of renaissance man for the New Bad Days.
In Harlem, a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy got shot during a rumble between two gangs by Central Park.
Also in Harlem at the 145th Station, a man confronted a commuter on the stairs, threatened him to give him money and then punched him in the face and smashed a bottle over his head and knocked him down, then he made off with his wallet.
Again in Harlem, a man got shot to death on the street in front of the Polo Grounds Houses where shootings are a regular occurrence.
And again in Harlem at the 116th St. Station, a man got into argument with another man on the 2 train and attempted to settle it by pulling out his gun, but shot himself in the leg instead.
And again in Harlem, a man punched his girlfriend in the face and destroyed dishes and kitchen chairs when she didn’t make him dinner during a domestic dispute in their apartment.
And again in Harlem, a man stalked a 76-year-old woman right up to her apartment like a shadow and grabbed her purse and bounced.
And again in Harlem, cops found a man in a drug induced state lying prone in the middle of the street and then he awoke and bolted from them. Then he jumped onto a car and stayed on it while in motion and jumped off of it and hit the ground. The man later died from his injuries while in police custody.
In East Harlem at the 116th St. Station, two gangs engaged in a shootout on the platform.
Also in East Harlem, a man shot another man in the elbow while brawling with him on the street.
Also in the Upper West Side, a man was so loaded he wasn’t aware his ass was exposed on the 1 train.
Again in the Upper West Side and Harlem, a man held up a fruit cart, 3 mexican food carts and two restaurants at gunpoint and made off with over $3,000 and three cellphones until he got caught by the cops after a worker at a restaurant chased his thieving ass on the street.
And again in the Upper West Side, a man snatched a purse off a 90-year-old woman with a walker as she was exiting Central Park.
In Hell’s Kitchen, a man got shot when he stepped out of his car on a street corner shortly before dawn.
Also in Hell’s Kitchen, an off-duty C.O. used his service gun as a toy and fired a few shot in the air while on the street and let a friend of his squeeze off a couple rounds as well.
Again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man shot another man on the street as the sun rose in the morning.
And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man got into a cab with three other men after leaving a nite club and wound up dead in the Lower East Side after being drugged by them. Then they stole his phone and hacked into his bank account and stole $20,000 from it.
And again in Hell’s Kitchen, a man shot himself inside an apartment in a building that he didn’t live in.
In Inwood, a gang of three men attacked two other men on the sidewalk when one of them pulled a gun on them and then the other two grabbed one of them in a full nelson and body slammed him to the concrete and knocked the other guy out with a punch to the face. Then they made off with a cellphone and over $1,300 cash. The goons continued their criminal momentum by jacking a woman who was sitting in her park car at gun point and robbed her purse. Only one of the goons got pinched by the cops.
Also in Inwood, the fire pumps at a train yard are tapped dry and it’s been determined to be more vulnerable to blazes, accidental and intentional.
In the Upper East Side, managers of upscale stores on Madison Avenue resorted to locking their doors while their businesses are open to prevent persistent looting in broad daylight.
Also in the Upper East Side, a caravan of unlicensed motorcycles and ATV’s raced up 1st Avenue with reckless abandon.
Again in the Upper East Side at the 77th St. Station, a man got heated when he got being pressed against the passenger door on the crowded 6 train and pulled out a blade and threatened a commuter in front of him.
And again in the Upper East Side, three teenage boys got stabbed during a rumble on a city bus.
And again in the Upper East Side, a dark grocery store app delivery service’s workers are double parking and idling on the streets by their shady business.
And again in the Upper East Side, a recidivist shoplifter who made international news back in the wintertime boosted over $1,700 worth of products from the same chain pharmacy 10 times in a three week five finger discount spree and got away with it, including one boost where she stole 10 beer coolers. Then she got even more emboldened and cocky and tried to shoplift items from a target and got pinched by security and got collared and indicted and then let loose by the judge after her arraignment.
And again in the Upper East Side, a man got off his ebike and confronted another man and slashed him multiple times on a street corner in broad daylight.
And again in the Upper East Side, a bigot punched a young man because of the clothes he was wearing.
In Greenwich Village, a man got stabbed to death during an argument with his killer about a lighter on a street corner in front of a hot dog joint.
Also in Greenwich Village, a man broke into a woman’s apartment and got caught in the act trying to steal her purse and then he attacked her with a punch in the face and then strangled her into unconsciousness and then her teenage son intervened and tackled his thieving ass, ending his burglary streak when he robbed three apartments rented by women in a residential building in Chelsea.
Again in Greenwich Village, a man hooked up with a woman he met while commuting home to his apartment building. When they got there, the woman let another woman she was acquainted with into his apartment and then the duo stole his wallet and celly while he was asleep and robbed nearly 7 grand from him the next day.
In Inwood, cops caught four men trying to plunder catalytic converters from under parked cars in broad daylight. Then they made the dash as two men got into a Black benz and got away and the other two men got in their White Benz and smashed into their patrol cars trying to get away and then wound up kettled between other patrol cars and arrested.
In Washington Heights, two men held up a deli at gunpoint and made off with 200 bucks.
Also in Washington Heights, residents are complaining about weekly weekend reckless driving and excessive noise coming from people meeting up on the same street drag racing, blowing red lights, sidewalk riding and doing donuts with their souped up cars and quad vehicles and motorcycles while also blasting music from concert size amplifiers and the NYPD will not do anything about the chaos. This is basically weaponizing indifference to redline a neighborhood to force displacement and gentrification.
Also in the East Village, a man got shot to death in the middle of the street.
Again in the East Village, a man got grabbed from behind by another man on the bike lane and got thrown down onto the pavement and then he got slapped like a bitch. Then another man pushed him onto the street and punched him a few times as he laid prone on the ground, and then that guy dragged him off the middle of the street and back onto the sidewalk out of traffic. Now that was considerate and equitable for car and bike commutes.
In the Lower East Side, a man committed suicide and took two of his pets with him to their deaths by jumping from the 14th floor. One of his dogs survived the deadly plunge but won’t walk on all fours again.
Also in the Lower East Side, a man shot at two men and one in the arm and sprayed the other guy’s legs during a drive by in front of a luxury public housing tower.
In Soho, five men bum rushed a high end handbag store while armed with hammers and smashed a window and then grabbed over $24,000 worth of merchandise that were on display. One of the men failed to get away when cops arrived as he tried to make the dash while driving the wrong way on the street and got collared after he crashed his jeep. That guy is claiming that cops used excessive force on him. But it was for his two priors and not for the smash and grab.
In Alphabet City, a man got shot to death on the street from a blast to the head.
In Chelsea, an app-food delivery man grabbed another deliverista by his e-bike and then pulled out at hatchet and slashed him twice on the leg. Then the assailant got back on his unlicensed moped and bounced.
Also in Chelsea, a man and a woman attempted and failed to snatch a Basquiat painting from a gallery.
Again in Chelsea, a man stabbed a woman in the leg and stole her handbag and pedestrians walked right by her for over a minute as she writhed in pain on the pavement. Kitty Genovese is cringing somewhere.
And again in Chelsea, two men engaged in a shootout on the street in broad daylight and stray bullets hit a vaccination bus.
In Herald Square, an off-duty cop working as security guard at a chain pharmacy store caught a man shoplifting and got punched in the face trying to stop him. The thief ran was able to get away.
Also in Herald Square, a man randomly stabbed another man in the neck in a street shanty by a bar.
Again in Herald Square, a comic book guy stabbed a man during a tussle in front of Macys.
In the Flatiron District, the NYC Department of Transportation (Alternatives) attempt to block a street to cars with planters was thwarted by civil disobedience as one of them was pushed over to the side with its wheels knocked out.
In FiDi at the Broad St. Station, a homeless man bashed a bottle on the conductors head after he told him to get off the J train because it was out of service.
In Downtown Manhattan at the Park Place Station, a man sat beside and sexually molested and kissed a woman without her consent on the 3 train.
Also in Downtown Manhattan at the Chambers St. Station, a man punched a 73-year-old man in the face to settle a dispute on the A train.
Again in Downtown Manhattan at the Fulton St. Station, three men tormented a man on the platform as one of them held him by his arms while two other men punched him in the face multiple times after accusing him of molesting a child.
In Downtown Manhattan, a man got arrested for selling crystal meth in two boroughs following a sting when he tried to sell $220,000 worth of glass to a cop. And was subsequently released without bail after his arraignment.
Again in Downtown Manhattan, a public assembly was held to support Ukraine that was arranged by Neo-Nazis.
In Chinatown, a fire destroyed the interior of a mixed use building that started in a dumpling restaurant and torched the floors above.
Also in Chinatown at the East Broadway Station, cops stopped a man behaving suspiciously and caught him in possession of an AR-15 rifle and ammo.
In Central Park, a tool box was found abandoned and determined to be worth spending money and resources to check if it was a bomb.
Also in Central Park, a group of impatient women decided to use the men’s bathroom instead of the ladies room to relieve themselves.
In the West Village, a man was found dead on the Hudson River with a bookbag weighted down to assure drowning.
Also in the West Village, a man was lying down on the pavement blocking the stairway entrance to the 14th St. Station while under a drug stupor.
In Washington Heights at the 181 St. Station, the MTA decided to put all escalators out of service for renovations, forcing commuters to walk up and down 10 flights of stairs for the next 8 months.
In Turtle Bay, a man committed suicide by jumping off the balcony from an apartment on the 32nd floor that a real estate agent was showing him.
In Tompkins Square Park, a rat strolled into a dog run and got surrounded by a bunch of pooches and tried to scurry off until one of them clasped his jaws and gnawed on him and sent the rodent away limping.
On the A train, two men got into a brawl over some bullshit about getting touched.
On the J train in the subterranean lunatic asylum that is the NYC transit system, a man grabbed a woman by the hair and wouldn’t let go of her for nearly a minute as other commuters did nothing to help her despite her desperate silent cries, mostly men that were bigger than the psychopath. Then the psycho threw her against the wall of the train and yelled at everyone and kicked one of the windows.
This made international news.
In Sunset Park, a massive fire started in a grocery store and internally destroyed a five story-apartment building and displaced hundreds of residents. The inferno was ignited by a bunch of e-battery powered scooters and lithium ion batteries for unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles that were being charged inside the store which were being used to deliver orders for them.
At least all the people they disenfranchised from their homes should be glad of the markets decision to lower their carbon footprint.
In Canarsie, a man pulled out a machine gun rifle and shot 20 rounds at a crowd of people on the street and got arrested by cops on patrol inside a car driven by his accomplice. The man was currently let loose after his arrest following driving a car without a license and a 45 caliber handgun lying on the seat. This incident happened only a few days after a young man murdered 10 Black people in a mass shooting using an automatic rifle he bought legally in Buffalo and this was given no attention by elected officials and celebrities with phony concerns.
Also in Off-duty police officer indicted for attempted murder after Canarsie bar brawl , an off-duty cop got into a fight at a nite club and another man tried to calm him down. The cop took offense to his intervention and decided to wait for the man outside. Then the cop approached and walked beside the other man after he came out and then he threatened and punched him in the face, then he took out his service gun and shot him when he tried to fight back.
In East New York at the Broadway Junction Station, a man accused another man of bumping into him and leaving his celly on the ground when he walked past him and then he attacked him and two got into a brawl on the platform as other commuters steered clear of them. Then the two men fell onto the train tracks where the instigator slashed the other man in the ear and chest with a knife while they were tussling near the third rail.
Also in East New York, a man and a woman bought some kitchen appliances with a credit card they stole from an apartment building that went on fire in Chinatown.
Again in East New York, a man got shot to death inside his and his mother’s apartment.
And again in East New York, a man shot a 17-year-old boy in the leg on the street.
In Williamsburg, two men shot at another man they were pursuing at Domino Park in broad daylight while the upper class burgeouise were grazing in the grass.
Also in Williamsburg, some person threw an energy drink can at Mayor Eric Adams from a NYCHA building and hit a cop on protection detail while hizzoner was there promoting himself and an alleged public housing improvement program.
In East Williamsburg, cops investigating a crash involving three vehicles approached an SUV and then the driver hit the gas and hit one of them trying to get away. The cops then shot at the getaway vehicle and hit the driver and wounded him. One of the other cars involved in the crash bounced from the scene of the accident during the shooting.
In Crown Heights, a woman shot herself in the head playing with a loaded gun in the lobby of an apartment building while she was filming a video for her social media account. The 18-year-old woman wound up dying from her wounds.
Also in Crown Heights, two men ambushed a food delivery man at the building’s lobby stairwell and held him up at gun point, then beat him down on the steps and robbed his cellphone, the food order and 5 bucks. The delivery man then ran after the two thugs, compelling the gunman to fire at him and miss. Tenants of the building have been demanding the LLC scumlord to fix the front door lock that has been broken for four years.
Again in Crown Heights, a woman who works for the city’s Human Resources Administration beat her daughter to death as she plead with her to stop, crushing her by weaponizing a bed inside their apartment following years of abuse and 14 prior visits by the NYPD. She also let her dogs bite her as she laid lifeless on the floor. The tools the woman used were an extension cord, a bent stick and a leg off a chair.
And again in Crown Heights, a man hassled a woman in front of a building and offered her a ride in his car and then he attacked her and stole her purse when she refused. Then the creep stalked her as she was walking home and got out his car and sexually molested her.
In Bensonhurst, a man beat his girlfriend to death inside their apartment following months of him brutally abusing her and the cops didn’t do anything about him after responding to constant 911 calls. The late woman and the killer, who shows zero remorse about his psychotic actions, leave behind a three month old baby.
In Sheepshead Bay, a man approached another man inside a karoake bar and accused him of being Russian for speaking the language with his fellow patrons, and then he proceeded to badger him when he pronounced a word in Ukranian wrong and broke a bottle and slashed him three times in the head with it.
Also in Sheepshead Bay, a young man got shot to death on the street just before midnight.
Again in Sheepshead Bay, three men robbed a smoke shop after macing the cashier and roughing her up.
In Coney Island, a man charged at cops wielding a machete and a knife in both hands and got shot after he jabbed one of them in the hand during a tussle after he threatened another man with the weapons during a fight over a parking spot.
Also in Coney Island, a cop got bit by a pitbull at an apartment building and shot it while responding to a call about a man armed with a gun.
Again in Coney Island, a man collapsed and died from a heart attack and 15 other competitors collapsed while running in a half-marathon as the humidity went up as they ran towards the finish line. The NY Roadrunners club knew about the inclement weather and allowed the race to go on.
And again in Coney Island, a man shot another man to death on the sidewalk in broad daylight.
In Brownsville, a man grabbed a 13-year-old boy off the sidewalk and forced him to go with him at knifepoint to a hiding place where he sexually molested him.
Also in Brownsville, a man walked toward a busy barber shop and pulled a gun out and shot through the window and killed a man with a blast to the chest and wounded another by hitting him in the leg.
Again in Brownsville, a man fired his gun blindly trying to find a man who knocked over his motorcycle and damaged with a stick while he was inside a public housing building.
And again in Brownsville, a man stabbed a 16-year-old girl in the shoulder while she was entering a restaurant to get some juice.
In Bed-Stuy, a teenage gangbanger got caught by cops and arrested possessing a loaded gun on the streets. The boy had two gun priors and an attempted murder rap from shooting a rival on the street but was able to remain on the streets from a judges decision to place him in a cure violence program that didn’t do shit for him.
Also in Bed-Stuy, a man stabbed his girlfriend to death with a machete inside of a check cashing place after he accused her of owing him money as the clerks helplessly watched him butcher her in front of them. Cops waking a beat caught the killer as he tried to flee.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a young man shot a bb gun at a synagogue and broke a window and also shot another man on the sidewalk while riding shotgun in a SUV.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man stabbed another man in the neck on the sidewalk while trying to rob him in broad daylight by a train station.
And again in Bed-Stuy and also in Williamsburg, two men held up four people at gunpoint and made off with $460, 3 cellies and two backpacks in a three week crime spree.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a student tried to bring a ghost gun and bullets into his high school but decided to leave it in a bookbag nearby the campus where a safety officer found it from a tip by the student’s girlfriend.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man held up a cellphone store at gunpoint and made off with 230 bucks. He also held up and robbed the same brand cellphone in Richmond Hill.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a bigot threw a punch and knocked a young man to the pavement because of the clothes he was wearing.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man got shot to death after he left a party and a memorial for a man who was also shot down on the streets.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man got shot to death a few blocks from his home in the dead of night.
In Borough Park, a man got killed while riding his bike on the street and a private garbage hauling truck driver crushed him with his vehicle.
Also in Borough Park, a man sneaked up behind a woman who was walking with her kids and pushing a stroller on the sidewalk and smacked her ass causing her and her child to fall down.
Again in Borough Park, a man stabbed another man to death to settle an argument in front of an apartment building.
And again in Borough Park, a woman spray painted swastikas on a bus station ad and a store window to make a point about hypocrisy among the Jewish community.
In Cypress Hills, a man got shot to death on a street corner in the dead of night across the street from the cemetery.
In Midwood, a man stabbed another man to death following a brawl inside a supermarket.
Also in Midwood, a teenager threatened and then punched a young man after he demanded him to say “free Palestine”.
Again in Midwood, a young man got arrested for pulling a stunt at his old high school showing how easy it would be to get in if one wanted to commit a mass murder by dressing up as a student while wearing a go pro camera to prove it.
In East Flatbush, a 16-year-old boy got shot three times on the street and his assailant is on the loose.
Also in East Flatbush, two men got shot at multiple times, one on the street and the other one inside an apartment where he died.
Again in East Flatbush, a man got shot to death on a street corner while he was taking on the phone with his sister.
In Flatbush, a student got nabbed by safety agents for possessing a loaded gun cartridge at a high school.
In Stuyvesant Heights, two young men got shot in broad daylight as they exited a plumbing supply store.
Also in Stuyvesant Heights, a man shot another man to death on the street and is still on the loose.
In Dyker Heights, a woman crashed her car into a police car that was responding to a 911 call, causing it to crash into a lamppost and burst into flames.
Also in Dyker Heights, a man savagely beat down another man while he was sitting on a stoop talking on his cellphone and robbed $6,000 off him and his celly.
Also in Gravesend, a two car collision led to the death of a man who was walking on the sidewalk as one of the cars mounted it from the impact.
In Downtown Brooklyn, a loud noise resembling a gun shot scared the shit out of an audience watching a boxing match at Barclays Center and 15 people wound up injured during the spontaneous stampede evacuation as security wouldn’t let patrons out so they moved toward the ring instead.
In DUMBO at the York Ave. Station, a man stabbed another man on the F train after they engaged in an argument littered with racial and anti-gay slurs.
Also in DUMBO at the York Ave. Station, a woman yelled bigoted slurs at a 65-year-old man and then bit him and scratched him like a rabid cat.
In Fort Greene, a hair salon was deliberately set on fire and also vandalized with swastikas painted on the walls.
In New Lots, a man got shot to death on the street in the dead of night.
In Greenwood, a man killed himself when he pressed the breaks too fast on his e-bike and fell under a moving vehicle on the street.
In Brighton Beach, a man died in a two alarm fire at his house.
In Carroll Gardens, a White man got caught spray painting his tag on a wall that has been seen all over the streets and in the subway.
Cops and ATF agents arrested and charged a man in possession of a cache of ghost gun parts and magazines inside his apartment and in a storage locker he rented in Manhattan that had a street value worth over $20,000.
In Ozone Park, a woman got shot to death in her house when she opened the door after her killer knocked on it and he blasted her three times at point blank range in broad daylight while her mother was lying in bed in her bedroom. The man claimed she was a witch who put a curse on him. The victim was the mother of a NYPD police officer.
In Flushing, illicit street markets are overflowing on the sidewalks and corridors on Main Street.
Also in Flushing, a man broke into another man’s apartment through the balcony and stabbed him to death in his bedroom in a drug induced rage after jumping from other balconies in neighboring apartments in the residential building.
In South Jamaica, a man driving a dump truck he stole drove it down a cul de sac and then hit a woman’s car trying to turn away back down the block. Then the owner, her mother and a man came out and tried to confront the reckless truck thief, as the mother grabbed a traffic cone and tried to hit the driver with it. Then the truck thief hit the gas again and ran the woman, her mother and the other man down by hitting an SUV that was in his path and the vehicle crushed the mother on impact, killing her instantly. The psycho escaped speeding down the street and abandoned the dumptruck a quarter mile away from the killing and is still on the loose.
In Jamaica, a gang of teenage girls got into a bit of the ultraviolence as they dogpiled on two other girls and furiously beat them down on the pavement and shot them with a taser in front of a Mickey D’s to get retribution for some bullshit said on social media platforms. They also stole a backpack from one of their victims.
Also in Jamaica, a 15-year-old boy got caught smuggling 2 loaded 9mm guns into a prep high school by NYPD safety agents.
Again in Jamaica, a woman bit an app-hail driver on his arm and then attempted to steal his car. The driver tried to report the incident to the NYPD but decided to close the case prematurely.
And again in Jamaica, a man got shot in the ass on the street.
In Ridgewood, a man shot his ex-girlfriend to death inside her apartment and then he tried to shoot her neighbor down in the hallway when she went to check on her and hit her twice without striking any vital organs. The man committed suicide by blowing his brains out in his apartment a few days later in Greenpoint.
Also in Ridgewood, a man broke into a beer hall and stole a safe containing 2 large.
In South Richmond Hill, a man got shot in the leg following a dispute and a fight with two other men on the street.
Also in South Richmond Hill, a woman got held up at gunpoint by a man who rolled up beside her in a car and robbed her purse.
Again in South Richmond Hill, gangbangers shot up a house in a drive-by and hit a 72-year-old woman in the leg while she was sitting in her living watching a movie about war and crime. The woman credited her survival to her husband’s incontinence.
The NYPD claims the assailant knew who he was looking for.
In Astoria, a man got plowed by a car as he was crossing the street during a hit-and-run.
Also in Astoria, a man sneaked into a church and tried to crack open a donation box, but he failed and then he bounced.
Again in Astoria, a 73-year-old woman killed another woman when she hit her with her car as she was crossing the street.
And again in Astoria, a bike shop went ablaze in a two alarm fire. I wonder how?
And again in Astoria, a dead man’s body was found floating in the East River by a NYC Ferry dock.
And again in Astoria, e-bike batteries exploded inside a bike shop and caused a fire that destroyed the store and commercial space. The building’s landlord decried the lack of regulations and governmental insouciance about the hazardous lithium ion battery cartridges.
In Maspeth, a 17-year-old boy got shot in the arm after two boys rode by him on a unlicensed moped and the assailant was aiming for his friend across the street from their high school. The victim is the son of an NYPD cop and will probably be living somewhere else where unregistered motorcycles and guns are not a regular thing that’s being ignored by insouciant elected officials. The culprit was 15.
Also in Maspeth, three men held up a smoke shop at gun point in the middle of the afternoon, put plasticuffs on the working staff and robbed over $8,000 in cash and products.
In Arverne, two cops patrolling a street corner came under fire when two young men engaged in a shootout on the same block. The cops easily captured and arrested the duelists.
In Laurelton, a woman got bamboozled by a car ad on a social media platform when she met the seller and he then he pulled a gun on her and robbed her cellphone and $3,000 she was going to use to buy the vehicle.
In Corona at the Junction Blvd. Station, a man randomly clobbered a 79-year-old man on the platform with a punch to the face.
Also in Corona, two men sexually harassed a homeless woman inside of a car she was living in with her husband and son by a gas station, then they grabbed her and beat her down after she blasted them with pepper spray and ran away when she called the cops. The cops arrived but didn’t take a report and left the vicinity, which enabled the two thugs to come back along with another goon who accompanied them and they banged on the car window repeatedly to scare her. Then the two men attacked her husband after he confronted them and stabbed him to death in the parking lot nearby.
Again in Corona, a man slaughtered his roommate to death when he disemboweled his torso in a drunken rage during an argument inside an apartment converted into SRO’s.
In Woodside, Astoria and Flushing, two men hoisted three portable ATM machines placed by restaurants and bodegas into their getaway vans and also stole two ATM machines in Bay Ridge in a one month robbery spree 3 months earlier. Good bet they are laying low for a while spending the $15,000 they plundered.
Also in Woodside at the 69th St. Station, a man whipped out his pecker and flogged it in front of a teenage girl on the 7 train.
Again in Woodside, a man got hit and killed by a car in a hit-and-run while crossing the exit ramp by the BQE.
In Queens Village, a man ambushed another man on the sidewalk and beat him down to the pavement while pistol whipping and punching him and then he stole $4,000 off him in broad daylight.
Also in Queens Village, a man got shot to death on the street and the killer is on the loose.
Again in Queens Village, a utility pole spontaneously combusted and set fires to multiple homes and backyards on the block. It also left behind a high level of toxicity that the city that is sickening residents for a month that has been ignored by the city and the monopoly electric company.
In Woodhaven, a man shot another man at a gas station in broad daylight.
In Long Island City, the NYPD found that a woman that was found dead from a fire inside an apartment in a building at the Queensbridge Houses 6 months earlier was stabbed to death before the fire was set.
Also in Long Island City, a dozen NYPD patrol cars tires were slashed in the middle of the night that were parked on the sidewalk.
Again in Long Island City at the 23rd St./Ely Ave. Station, a man attacked another man on the platform and then a Samaritan in hockey gear went over to stop him, but the goon head butted him and whacked him with his own hockey stick.
In Jackson Heights at the 74th st/Roosevelt Ave. Station, a man slapped a woman’s ass and then hopped a turnstile and ran off.
Also in Jackson Heights, a gang of four men made lascivious remarks to a woman in front of her boyfriend when they stepped out of restaurant. Then they beat the shit out of the man and slashed him multiple times when he tried to defend her honor.
In Forest Hills, a livery driver forced himself upon a woman at knifepoint and sexually assaulted after he drove her to wrong destination she told him to go to when he picked her up at Washington Heights.
Also in Forest Hills, a school crossing guard shoved a 12-year-old boy around while accusing him of putting himself and other in danger while crossing the street as another kid filmed the confrontation and boasted she was going to end the city worker’s livelihood.
Again in Forest Hills at the 75th Ave. Station, a transvestite brought a gas canister onto the E train and scared the shit out of commuters, causing transit service to be delayed for nearly 20 minutes. Cops didn’t arrive and the train continued onto it’s destination. This happened after the train was stalled at the Union Turnpike Station for 15 minutes when the kook was yelling and pacing back and forth going from car to car with no response from the cops there either.
In Middle Village, a man slashed a man in the neck after he had a friendly exchange while inquiring for a job at his small business.
In Kew Gardens Hills, an abandoned house got gutted from a three-alarm fire that began in the basement. Sounds like arson. Queens is still burning.
Also in Kew Gardens Hills, a man robbed the same 7/11 at gunpoint multiple times.
In Sunnyside, a teenage boy and teenage girl stood on top of a 7 train in motion and got arrested for their daredevil foolishness.
Also in Sunnyside, a man used a menacing note to rob $2,500 from a bank.
In Hunters Point, a 13-year-old spray painted a dick on the wall by a basketball court in the park and got cuffed and imprisoned by the cops after they made a deal with him to paint over it.
In Fresh Meadows, the Department of Transportation Alternatives killed eleven trees while filling new curbs on the sidewalk.
In Bayside , an off-duty cop hit his girlfriend in the hand with a picture frame and strangled her inside their apartment.
In Springfield Gardens, a man who climbed up a tree and dwelled there for over 72 hours last year climbed the roof of a neighbor’s house and hung out there for about a day.
In Rosedale, a man got shot in the arm following a dispute with two men on the street.
Also in Rosedale, a man killed himself when he crashed his ebike into a city bus.
In Rockaway Beach, a problem tenant can’t be removed by a landlord even though she floods her apartment, piles her belongings and junk in the hallway, smokes and blasts music constantly and destroyed her cabinets inside her apartment and threw a fire extinguisher at him when he asked her to leave.
In Rego Park, a man sneaked up towards a woman and stole a shoe off her foot inside a store. The NYPD tied him to two other shoe thefts in Brooklyn that happened during the winter time and even had a map showing the pattern of the shoe pilfering. Great detective work guys.
Meanwhile, the NYPD took a month to catch the psycho killer who shot down a Chinese restaurant delivery man on street a few miles away in Forest Hills. Somehow the NYPD didn’t have a map of all the times he stalked his victim and harassed everyone he worked with at the restaurant for months over a dispute about duck sauce. And somehow nobody thought to even tie this to the Stop Asian Hate movement. But at least they confirmed his duck sauce motive with a thorough search of the psycho’s refrigerator. Great detective work guys.
On Rikers Island, an inmate committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet inside his cell. The man was recently transferred from a psychiatric hospital where he spent nearly a year institutionalized for mental health issues and the management at the prison decided to ignore all that.
Again on Rikers Island, a gang of inmates brutally attacked three C.O.’s by slashing them with shivs made of broken plexiglass and lynching them and stealing their keys. They also slashed and beat down another sole inmate. These horrific incidents has added to meteoric rise in felonious violence on the prison island in the last year and decade.
In Foxhurst, an 11-year-old girl got killed when a stray bullet hit her in the stomach that came from the gun used by a 15-year-old boy riding on the back of a unlicensed motor scooter driven by a young man as they tried to gun down a 13-year-old boy running from them but missed as they rolled by him on the sidewalk. The girl couldn’t dodge the bullet after trying to duck under a car with her friends and then she bled out in excruciating pain inside the nail salon where a friend of hers was getting her nails done.
Before the 15-year-old boy got arrested for the senseless killing of an innocent girl, he hid out with his mother at advanced care facility and then his mom rented a hotel room where the cops tracked him down. Although his mother was not arrested for harboring a fugitive.
Also in Foxhurst, a man got robbed of his moped at gunpoint after he got corralled by two cars and a gang of men jumped out and beat him down to the asphalt.
Again in Foxhurst, two men ambushed a man sitting in his double parked car then held him up at gunpoint. Then the man tried to run for it but the two thugs grabbed him and beat him down and slashed him multiple times and stole his watch, chain and bracelets and ran away to an apartment building on the same block.
In Pelham Bay, a man and a woman got shot to death and left behind inside a burning car on a road by a golf course after getting abducted then beaten and stabbed multiple times by a gang that the woman had a beef with after she was mugged and had her purse robbed by them.
The couple’s execution was revenge exacted by the rival gang who avenged her mugging by shooting a gangbanger to death that was involved in the mugging. Then her killers got revenge for that for gunning down two of her gangbanger friends on the street the night before they came after her. The man she was with was not involved in feud and was only going out with her at the time.
In Mount Hope, an argument between a man and a group of other men in front of a smoke shop escalated when one of them pulled out a bat and then the man pulled out a ghost gun and blasted at his assailant at point blank range and continued emptying his clip and killed his foe inside the store as stray bullets hit another man and a woman from the fusillade. Then the man went back to work at his job at Taco Bell following the homicide. The murder weapon was found in his grandparents house where he stored an arsenal of homemade automatic weapons and ordinance.
The killer was arrested nearly two years ago for gun possession while walking on the street with a bullet proof vest and a grenade launcher rifle and was subsequently released without bail by a judge thanks to the idiotic bail reform set by shitlib fauxgressive lawmakers in Albany and still remains on the books. He then spent the time showing gratitude for his release by ordering more gun parts through the mail while abusing his parents at their house.
In Morris Park, a man walked up to a jewelry store with a sledge hammer and smashed the window in broad daylight. Then he and his masked partner reached and grabbed all the jewels off the display cases as the automatic gate came down on them and they were able to bounce like a couple of Indiana Joneses, getting away with looting over 20 large worth of baubles.
Also in Morris Park, a 16-year-old got killed when a man ran her over with his truck as she was crossing the street while he was making a turn into the intersection without yielding.
In Claremont, two cops approached a man on the street who was packing heat and then he ran for it. Then the man shot at them and hit one of the cops in the hand but got the worst of it when the cops returned fire and shot him down and killed him with a blast to the head.
The dead man was placed in a mental health program to avoid going to prison following a weapons possession charge after he got arrested trying to flee from cops at a Coney Island train station. Chalk up another casualty of Bill and Chirlane de Blasio’s Thrive scandal boondoggle.
Also in Hunts Point, a man walked into an auto shop and forced a worker to lay down on the concrete at gunpoint and socked him in the head, then stole his credit cards and cellphone and bounced.
In Wakefield, a man got shot to death by his roommate at a homeless shelter SRO apartment building over an argument with his assailant and another resident over the shared bathroom and after being a problem tenant at the building for months.
In Fordham, two men shot at two teenage boys on a street corner. The kids were performers of the drill rap genre that the Mayor is trying to censor. The two gunmen are still on the loose.
Also in Fordham, three men stole $200 worth of products from a supermarket, then they came back and held up the cashier at gunpoint and robbed 900 bucks from the register and stole another $900 worth of products.
Again in Fordham, two men ambushed another man as he was coming out of a hotel and slashed and stabbed him on the sidewalk in broad daylight.
And again in Fordham, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on a city bus and bounced at the next stop.
In Fordham Heights, a man ran towards a woman walking on the sidewalk and grabbed her by the hair from behind and pulled her down to the pavement along with her 4-year-old son who also fell down and then he snatched a $6,500 chain from her neck and got on his unlicensed motor scooter and bounced. Riding it on the sidewalk of course.
Also in Fordham Heights and in Foxhurst, two men riding on or together on unlicensed motor scooters are involved in a one month robbery sprees where they roll up on sidewalks as pedestrians are walking on the sidewalk and snatch chains from their necks. They also pulled the same stunt in Washington Heights where they also used a gun to rob people. The jewel runners made off with $30,000 worth of gold.
In Parkchester, a livery driver got shot multiple times during a stickup robbery in front of the car service office he works for.
In Fordham Manor, two men shot at two boys down the block and bounced after hitting them on the arm and leg.
Also in Fordham Manor, a woman got killed when a car crashed into the motorcycle she was riding on with her boyfriend steering.
In Grand Concourse, two men busted open a jewelry store window with a sledge hammer and robbed over 100 G’s of merchandise that were on display.
Also in Grand Concourse, a man stalked another man and his 4-year-old son as they were walking home to their apartment building and then held him up at gunpoint and robbed 30 bucks off him when the victim let him inside thinking that he lived there.
In Highbridge, a dead and decomposed body of a woman with a bag over her head was found lying on the bedroom floor inside an apartment that her killer hid by piling clothes over her after the cops arrested him following a domestic disturbance call a week earlier when he attacked them with the knife he used on her and left the place without doing a thorough search of the premises.
And again in Highbridge at the 167th Station, a man whacked a commuter on the hand with a wrench for no reason on the D train.
In Claremont Village, a young man wearing a bacalava shot and hit a 17-year-old boy on the street and ran off with a teenage girl laughing giddily following the broad daylight attack.
Also in Claremont Village, a man whipped out his dick in front of 12-year-old girl and tried to give her money.
In Kingsbridge, a man got shot to death as soon as he opened the door when his killer knocked on it at his house.
Also in Kingsbridge, a man set a car and an apartment building on fire by throwing two molotov cocktails towards them.
In Woodstock, a man shot another man to death and hit a woman in the leg with a stray bullet while rolling on his ebike by a park.
In Pelham Parkway, a man who just got released from prison and was on parole after serving time for two rapes he committed 17 years ago, raped a woman at knifepoint inside an elevator in an apartment building and robbed 112 bucks from her.
Also in Pelham Parkway, two men jacked a cellphone off a man at gunpoint while he was sitting in his car.
Again in Pelham Parkway, a woman got into an argument with a man on the street, then he decked her and two other goons joined in the ultraviolence and beat her down to the pavement with kicks and punches and broke her jaw.
In Highbridge, a 17-year-old boy got ambushed, assaulted and shot to death after he came out of corner grocery store.
In Tremont, a man shot two men on a street corner to settle an argument with them.
In Mount Eden, a man punched a 77-year-old man in the face and knock him down to the sidewalk following a dispute they had with each other.
Also in Mount Eden, a man and a woman beat down and threw fluid at a city bus driver.
In Woodstock, a man got shot to death and a woman got shot in the leg in the middle of the street by two men who bounced from the crime scene on motor scooters.
In Edenwald, a man sat down next to a woman on a city bus and proceeded to beat the shit out of her.
In the South Bronx, a man pulled a gun on a food delivery man and stole his motorcycle right after he picked up an order.
In Allerton at the Gun Hill Road Station, cops caught a man jumping a turnstile then the fare beater punched one of them in the face while they were escorting him out instead of writing him a ticket. This doesn’t sound like fixing broken windows.
In Mott Haven, a man got shot to death in front of a barber shop. The killer is still on the loose.
Also in Mott Haven, four abandoned apartment buildings went up in flames in the dead of night. The Bronx is burning again while it’s being gentrified.
Again in Mott Haven, at the 149th Ave Station, a man committed suicide by laying on the tracks as the arriving 2 train ran him over.
And again in Mott Haven, a man got shot to death by two men while he was about to buy two motorcycles from them that they set up on a social media platform which the victim saw it on and came all the way down from Rockland County with his friends to purchase.
And again in Mott Haven, an idiot shot a 17-year-old girl in the face when he randomly aimed and shot at the crowd at a party.
And again in Mott Haven, a man got killed when he got hit by a truck when he fell off his bike on the street.
And again in Mott Haven, a man loitering by an apartment building ambushed a woman as she was exiting it and stuck her up at knifepoint and forced her to walk to a nearby park where he raped her and stole her debit card, which he used to buy something at a bodega.
And again in Mott Haven at the 149 St./Grand Concourse Station, a commuter scolded a man for blasting his bluetooth speaker on the 2 train and then he got stabbed in the arm by him.
In Claremont, a teacher sexually molested four 10-year-old students from his science class.
In Parkchester, four men attempted to hold up a gas station at gunpoint but left with nothing after the cashier resisted.
In Pelham Gardens, a man stuck up a gas station at gunpoint and robbed over $1,300 in lottery tickets and 300 bucks.
In Pelham Bay, two men held up a bodega at gunpoint and made off with $4,900, a carton of cigarettes and a bottle of aspirin.
In Fordham Heights, a four alarm fire at a house killed a 73-year-old woman.
Also in Fordham Heights, a man beat the shit out of another man after attacking him from behind when he was about to bounce on his e-scooter after an argument.
In Throggs Neck, a handicapped 72-year-old man got killed by a woman who ran him over with her car while she failed to yield as he was crossing the street on his wheelchair.
In Soundview, a gang of three men jumped a man on the sidewalk and stole his gold chains after clocking him multiple times.
Also in Soundview, three men got shot at on a street and all of them refuse to divulge their assailant to the cops.
In Norwood, a homeless man took advantage of a woman by offering her money for sex and then when he took her to abandoned building to fuck her, he swung a tire iron at her leg and continued to beat her down with it. Then he tied her up, continued torturing her and raped her. He continued to rape her while holding her prisoner for another 5 days until she managed to grab the tire iron and broke some glass to use to cut her restraints and escape and call the cops to arrest the lowlife scumbag.
In Co-Op City, a drunk driver sped onto the highway and cut off an app-hail livery driver’s car, causing it to crash and also killing his passenger.
In Morrisania, a 17-year-old boy got approached by three other boys and one of them pulled out a gun and shot him in the arm.
In Van Nest, a man got stabbed to death during a brawl and a shootout on the same street.
Also in Van Nest, a livery driver got shot in the chest during a robbery attempt by a man feigning to need a ride and then the driver mustered whatever strength he had left to drive to a nearby car service business to get help.
In Castle Hill, a man ran over and killed 62-year-old woman with his van while she was crossing the street going to a food bank at a church.
In Morris Heights, a man stabbed another man in front of a FDNY station at midnight.
In Williamsbridge, a man photographed a 12-year-old girl at his nursery school he manages and owns and put it on a kiddie porn website.
The Bronx D.A. indicted over two dozen gangbangers for laying siege to the River Park Towers, using the NYCHA complex for their turf and their involvement in multiple shootings and weapons possession and used their drill rap songs and social media videos as evidence to lock them up.
In University Heights, an argument between two men on the street escalated when one of them shot another in the foot on the sidewalk and the wounded victim continued arguing with his assailant.
Also in University Heights, a man stuck up a bodega at gunpoint and robbed $750 from there.
Again in University Heights, a man got shot in the leg and a fusillade of bullets whizzed by the office of a city council member’s office in the same week.
The MTA permitted a corporation to put up sexually provocative ads on bus stop windows with a pitch that wouldn’t sound different coming from any perverted little weasel sexually harassing or assaulting a woman on the transit system.
In West Brighton, EMTs picked up a man passed out drunk on the pavement in front of a bar and put him in the ambulance, then the man came to and pulled out a gun and aimed it at the EMT’s head and wound up shooting him in the shoulder. Then he bounced and dropped his gun on the street as he fled, but cops on patrol in the vicinity were able to catch and arrest him. Violent attacks against EMT’s have doubled and tripled over the last few years.
In Elm Park, the body of a dead man was found decomposed inside a house that was being redeveloped.
Also in Elm Park, two gangs in two SUVs rolled up on a 17-year-old boy walking on the sidewalk and collectively beat the shit out of him in a broad daylight lynching.
Again in Elm Park, shots went off on a bucolic street in broad daylight.
In New Springville, a man clobbered a 64-year-old man on the street to settle an argument.
Also in New Springville, a 63-year-old man got killed from getting run over by a city bus as he was crossing the street in a hit-and-run.
Also in Stapleton, a man got shot on the street in front of a school for autistic students in broad daylight following a brawl with two other men who fled in a beemer. The man died from his wounds and the perps are still on the loose.
In New Dorp, a gang jumped a man while he was riding his bike and then one of the goons held him at knifepoint and stole his ride.
In Tompkinsville, a man jumped a bodega worker when he ran behind his counter and smashed him in the head with a bottle, punched him multiple times and knocked him out with a chokehold and then stole 2 grand from the register.
In New Brighton, two men and a 16-year-old boy were collared for possessing one gun, two ghost guns and ordinance during a raid of their apartment following a warrant.
Also in New Brighton, cops found a gun inside a flower pot following a fusillade on the street as the sun rose.
Again in New Brighton, a man broke into a house and stole two stereo speakers and a cellphone. The man also looted a Target store over a month earlier.
In West Brighton, a man walked into a hospital packing a gun with a loaded magazine and one in the chamber.
In Todt Hill, a man pistol whipped a woman and beat down a man she was with on the sidewalk by a NYCHA building with help from his crew.
In Mariners Harbor, two parked cars were ridden with bullet holes from a shooting in the dead of night.
Also in Mariners Harbor, a young man got shot in the gut following an argument with two masked men on the street. At least some people know that there is pandemic still going on and to take advantage of.
In St. George, a man threw a brick at a NYPD patrol vehicle and immediately got arrested.
In Grasmere, a health care worker punched a 60-year-old resident inside a nursing care center for the mentally and physically disabled.
In Great Kills, a cop pulled over an off-duty EMT while he was drunk driving and then got head butted by him during processing at the precinct.
In Richmond Valley, a man collided into another car while trying to come out of his space in a parking lot, attracting the attention of cops who caught him without a drivers license and also with a nunchaku stick, brass knuckles and drugs.
In Mariners Harbor, a man pulled out a 9 and attempted to shoot someone down on the street and cops tracked him down and collared him.
In Donghan Hills, two men held up two other men at gunpoint on the sidewalk and robbed over 6 large in cash from them.
In Clifton, a man stabbed another man in the back on the street.
In Rossville, a woman was found drunk behind the wheel of her car by the cops with her baby in the backseat.
In Port Richmond, a man went loco at another man’s apartment and assaulted him and then attacked cops that came over responding to a domestic violence call and punched one of them in the face during the investigation. The man then spat on two cops while in his cell at a police precinct and punched another cop before his arraignment at the courthouse.
In Rosebank, a woman struck another woman and her one-year-old daughter with her SUV while they were crossing the street and killed the little girl because she was rushing to work and didn’t yield to them.
On the Verrazzano Bridge, a C.O. committed suicide by jumping off it to depths of the river below.
Philip Baker Hall, 90, Actor, Film And Television
Jim Seals, 80, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Seals And Crofts
Manhattan, New York
Poor Mayor Eric Adams, he just cannot catch a break with the explosion in crime that has laid siege on New York City. All of which has made a mockery of all his campaign promises last year and his very short time implementing policing policies to bring crime down. Adams has tried everything so far, restoring NYPD gun patrol units (under a new brand), restoring “broken windows” style enforcement, and beefing up police deployments in the subway and it has yielded mitigating to zero results. Adams’s failures are profoundly emphasized in the persistent gun violence in the five boroughs and the underground lunatic asylum and violent dystopia that is the NYC Transit System with random attacks still happening on the regular and two nationally recognized shooting incidents on the same transit line with the mass shooting by Frank James and the most recent random shooting and killing of commuter Daniel Enriquez on the N train a few weeks ago.
Now left to his own devices and with all these morale crushing crises and adding to his most recent proposal to deter rising crime to censor words on social media platforms, Mayor Adams thinks he has the solution to stop ascending crime stats and to bring society in NYC back to normalcy, not by expanding the man/woman powered resources and services the city already has and spends billions upon billions on every day but on metal detectors that the Mayor wants to place everywhere where people commute and congregate . Although Adams insists you don’t pejoratively call them metal detectors, for these are “weapons detectors”, scanners programmed with artificial intelligence manufactured by security corporation Evolv.
Although it’s not like this just came out of the blue, Mayor Adams has been harping about these scanners for months, practically marketing and promoting them for the chosen tech company that has their product scanning every individual going into stadiums and arenas all over the nation and Hizzoner wants these babies to be placed in the subway and the city’s schools.
The mayor gave the Evolv scanners it big debut in the public square at the gated entrance by the steps at City Hall before his grand announcement of the beginning of a trial run before they get placed in high crime hot zones and public buildings and popular destinations. And as expected with every other Adams grand presentation, something went horribly and hysterically awry. When CBS New York’s veteran correspondent Marcia Kramer went through the gates, she triggered the A.I. alarms with her IPad because of the binders she kept it in gave off the shape of a gun just like when a cop passed through and the AI revealed the same thing with his own weapon.
To illustrate how retarded these detectors are, here’s a juxtaposition of the NYPD’s government issue 9mm Glock and Ms. Kramer’s tablet accessory.
During Adams’s press briefing following his sales pitch to his constituents about how Evolv will protect them from gun violence, Ms. Kramer brought up an gun confiscation incident in a public school in South Jamaica, Queens that was successfully accomplished by public safety officers, pointing out how human intelligence was sufficient enough to stop a potential shooting inside or near the school. But the only thing the visibly flustered Mayor Adams acknowledged was the proliferation of guns but not the human effort to stop them so he continue justifying the purported essential need for the Evolv gun detectors to be a common facet in New Yorker’s lives and also tourists coming to this city.
Mayor Adams and Evolv’s surely have valid reasons for wanting these scanners all over the place, but it’s mostly to assure a quick and very abundant cash flow for the corporation and their investors and for the tech enthusiastic and gleefully agency captured Adams to reward his donors for spending so much to get him in City Hall than it is about the public safety that the mayor promised to bring back to his constituents. Adams obtuseness and willful obliviousness wholly lines up with Evolv’s well documented faulty scanners.
Only a few days before the “test pilot” announcement, a story came out about another grand presentation public safety product by Mayor Adams while he was Brooklyn’s borough president of a new weapon called Bolawrap, a gun designed to shoot cables at fleeing and encroaching criminals legs, causing them to fall on the ground making them easily detainable (bet these would have been used against protesters too).
Then BBP Adams put a test pilot on this ludicrously cartoonish weapon and was rightfully mocked on social media platforms as Spiderman’s web shooter and Batman’s Bat lasso gun he uses against costumed villains henchmen and for climbing celebrity residential buildings. They eventually were instantly rejected by the NYPD because of it’s similarity of sound to their service guns when fired (although not because of the prospect of lawsuits that would follow once these lasso guns were used), but not before the bolawrap stock value got elevated on Wall St. and the corporation and investors of the bolawrap were able to make massive profits during the short time during Adams’s incessant promotion of the device, which included his lawyer, Crooklyn Dem Party crony and current chief of staff Frank Carone who was able to pocket and plunder over a cool quarter million from the brief public safety weapon trial run and was able to use that cash to contribute to Mayor Adams’s PACs and mayoral campaign as Wrap Technologies CEO did the same with his newfound riches of his failed product, donating five figures to bolster Adams’s ambitions for higher office.
You don’t have to be much of a detective to figure out the same pattern going on here with Evolv’s weapon detectors and Mayor Adams desperation pitch for them. Because it’s deja vu pay to play all over again since two of Evolv’s biggest investors donated a million dollars to Adams’s mayoral campaign and are sure to get another rampant cash windfall from the weapon scanners pilot as well. In fact, Evolv’s own business model is set up for take the money and run schemes that opportunistically take advantage of tax payer funded municipal experiments.
From the New York Focus:
Last year, after introducing an upgraded version of its smart body scanners — which the company says can screen more than 3,600 people per hour, 10 times faster than a traditional metal detector system — Evolv went public. It did so by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, a publicly traded shell corporation set up by investors to merge with or acquire companies that want to avoid the multiple rounds of fundraising, business plan refining, and prolonged scrutiny that accompany the traditional initial public offering process.
The year before going public, Evolv made less than $5 million in revenue, according to investor materials published by the company. But the merger and subsequent fundraising quickly earned Evolv $470 million in investments and a $1.7 billion valuation. Such disparity between earnings and valuation isn’t uncommon in the tech space. But it forces companies to focus on growing as quickly as possible — which can lead to overplaying their technology’s capabilities, according to watchdogs.
“If your business model is heavily dependent on sales and marketing to bring awareness to your product, you want to be as strong and as aggressive as possible,” IPVM’s Maye told New York Focus and Fast Company.
Evolv’s neoliberal business model sort of makes you wonder if Mayor Adams and his NYPD’s lagging efforts to fight crime is to justify placing their scanners everywhere, thus giving them a monopoly on security the way Citibike has on the bike share system, exploiting the rising crime rates as a shock doctrine final solution to stem gun violence. What’s surreal about this is that the regulatory captured City Council and Borough Presidents also shamelessly promote Citibike with the same shameless and mindless fervor Adams is doing with these proven faulty gun detectors so all his donors can obscenely profit from the new fear city atmosphere in the prospect that the citizenry will acclimate to the sight of these in train stations.
One things for sure, the Product Placement Mayor’s obtuse defense of this shit product to make them ubiquitous throughout the city is an immensely lazy response to stop the shootings, killing and myriad other gun related felony crimes that wholly jibes with his desire to censor “violent words and phrases” and the collective tech bro philosophy that artificial intelligence is and should be the default solution to society’s ills and the recovery of cities. And its actually something that the NYPD, mass transit and civil liberties experts are in solidarity agreement with; that these weapon detectors will only cause mass inconvenience than assuring public safety for all that has to deal with them on a daily basis, mostly commuters and the cops that have to monitor them and not those who will profit from them in the safety of their town cars and luxury condos and homes and their government offices and own police protection service.
Mayor Eric Adams like to say, with persistent repetition almost every day, that “public safety is the path to prosperity”. But with these garbage scanners it’s painfully obvious that prosperity for the few and powerful is being prioritized over public safety for his tax paying constituents and their children.
This scene takes place in Fresh Meadows at this hotel steps away from the Horace Harding Expressway and also a strip mall and public school. This hotel, which has clearly failed to generate any business, was subjected to numerous scoops and solidarity condemnation from the community and elected officials representing the district for it’s use as a homeless shelter for men who were recently released from Rikers Island and was used during the pandemic as housing for a hundred inmates during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the island’s facilities. Which was irresponsibly made possible following former Mayor de Blasio and the City Council cronies collaborative effort to shut down Rikers to build four tower jails in the boroughs except for Staten Island. But from the optics of this building, it seems that this hotel in Fresh Meadows is being used as a trial run tower jail while the official tower jail in Kew Gardens gets developed and which has already started it’s construction.
It’s utterly amazing that the city approved this hotel on a quaint residential block like this. Who in their right mind thought that tourists would dwell here while vacationing in the city and it’s much to big and out of the way to be utilized for prostitution and sex trafficking.
Upon close inspection, the optics in the front entrance belie the element that’s being housed here as cars line up on the sidewalk obstructing most of the entrance of the hotel, despite the ample parking in the lot behind it and the garage inside the building, conveying a palpable sense of security for their neighbors across the street and the passerby young and old.
One thing immediately noticeable of how this looks like the tower prison that was imagined by the fauxgressives that legislated for them is that the hotel’s brand name is gone.
Optics aside, the elementary proof that this is for all intents and purposes the temporary tower jail until the one in Kew Gardens is completed in a few years from now is how much money the city gave a homeless services provider non-profit to supervise the transferred convicts and those recently sprung and the security contractor they used to watch over them. When former abomination mayor de Blasio (ab)used his emergency powers to use the hotel to house prisoners during the pandemic, he allocated just under a million dollars to the chosen contractor. In the last two years since then, the costs for that “security” exploded to 55 million dollars and it turned out that “security” contractor didn’t even have a license to operate in NYC but got away with city government assisted plunder mostly because this city is still being run under the insane, fascistic and most of all secretive and equally unaccountable NYC health department pandemic protocols and guidelines and the emergency orders protected them from scrutiny.
Mayor Eric Adams, also desperate to curb the homeless problem and continuing the idiotic closure of Rikers Island and still writing pandemic based executive emergency orders, was about to give this diabolical non-profit Exodus another 40 million dollars to continue housing and guarding the former Wyndham Hotel as well as dozen of other hotels in the city but even his fellow Brooklyn Machine ally and simp NYC Comptroller Brad Lander couldn’t justify continuing the contract. And for all the money spent on this “security” agency, that didn’t translate well to the streets as a rash of petty and felonious crimes rose in the vicinity with a bulk of the perpetrators coming from the hotel. The “security” didn’t translate well inside the hotel as well as a female inmate that was transferred there was sexually assaulted by one of it’s guards.
If this hotel is an experiment to see how life will be like with a neighborhood jail than on an isolated and difficult to access island on the East River, it’s clearly failed the safety and smell test. And with all the money that got pissed away for two years to maintain this hotel as an ersatz prison, then why bother wasting time and money building an elaborate tower jail in Kew Gardens, when this one in Fresh Meadows already is sufficient enough. Probably the only thing you have to do is build a 20 ft wall around it. But the city might need to buy out those homeowners on 186th St. first to get it done.
Just another magnificent disaster by the kakistocracy wrecking NYC.
East New York, Brooklyn, New York
When I saw this monstrosity being built and now nearly completed, I thought for sure that this was another 80/20 or 75/25 apartment building with incremental “affordable housing” included feigning to alleviate the housing crisis while exacerbating gentrification with the inevitable rise in rental market rate speculation/fabrication that usually follows when luxury public housing being designated mostly for upper class people get built. But holy fucking shit, ths massively dense apartment building in East New York built on Chestnut St. and Atlantic Ave. under former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing program is in all honesty actually affordable. This might be the real motherfucking 8th wonder of the world!
Of course like every other apartment building development that’s gone up to add to the tower pestilence dominating land and air, the building is ugly as shit and actually resembles a hospital, make that a mental hospital or even a correctional facility like the MCC in Sunset Park which is also in Brooklyn (which is also under threat of White hipster colonizing)
Even more miraculous about this affordable public housing tower is that it’s probably the first one that actually showed any government transparency about the rents, which actually reflect the area median income for everyone from single people to families of one or two kids, with rents as low as $200 for a studio (!!!) to a little over two grand for a three bedroom (although that might be a little steep if one parent is working). The developers and management even put up print copies of the rent values and number of units from the official New York Housing, Preservation and Development website on the makeshift walls of the near completed development site as if they are cognizant that a lot of low income earning people don’t have computers or can’t afford internet service to play the housing lottery and would rather send in their apps via snail mail.
But go figure they would find a way to fuck this up too. Because all of the copies of the HPD dept.’s bills are in different foreign languages of nationalities that don’t live in the vicinity or even the entire neighborhood, wholly trolling the predominant English and even Spanish speaking communities from figuring out how to get access to these precious abodes.
Not sure who or what demographic the city and this developer think is walking on Atlantic Avenue during the day or night. But it’s highly unlikely many people are walking on this avenue at night being that it’s nothing but a traffic conduit from North Conduit Blvd. But it is odd that they wouldn’t put any copies in English or Spanish on the walls here while they are still up. Its bad enough the city and the developers they subsidized with 421a tax breaks built most of the new housing for people who don’t need to play a lottery to get an apartment or even rich people that exist in NYC at all. This looks like its more designed for recent expat refugees from broken foreign lands being ruled under despots or for people who came on a HB1 visa.
Another fucked up thing about “Chestnut Crossing” is that this was also subjected to absurd marketing to conjure hipness and a desired demographic just like every other overdeveloped housing to apply by giving this area an ersatz brand (most notorious being the “Piano District” in the South Bronx) by calling it the “ENY Automotive District” .
Even though Whitey’s auto parts and garage is a few blocks down and takes up an entire street in addition to all the chop shops and tire yards in this town, nobody ever called East New York the Automotive District. Never. Ever.
Here’s another thing that’s wholly off about this and how fucking clueless the people who are responsible for the marketing behind this is, on the simulation of the completed apartment building (scheduled to open this July) and the speculated vibrancy and brightness conjured in the depiction it has traffic going east on Atlantic Ave but traffic on that side goes west towards Manhattan.
If there is anything true about that ludicrous ad is that it acknowledges that the hyper dense luxury public housing tower that’s going up across the street that will cover a ton of square feet from Chestnut St. to Euclid Ave. is still going to be a vacant lot for years to come.
About the “affordable housing” development next door, the simulation rendition for the completion of this monstrosity is even more ludicrous and quite heinous, for it re-imagines East New York with not only the displacement of people of color but also the disappearance of the elevated J train tracks.
And this is why New York City can’t have nice things like having a roof over your head and having the ability to save money simultaneously. Because of fucking geeks that work for real estate developers and bureaucracies that have no idea what the towns they are building on and the people they claim (and feign) they are building for. Of course even worse are the neoliberal dweebies befouling the social media platforms praising all this hyper-density hyper-development to the skies and influencing housing policies that are making neighborhoods more expensive (and even more shadowy and darker), which will not change no matter how cheap the Chestnut Crossing apartments are.
Plus there’s still way too many housing insecure people playing the housing lotteries and the odds are getting higher to score a unit and it wasn’t long ago when de Blasio’s housing dept. was juking the lottery to segregate against minorities while “affordable apartments” were being listed in the $2,000 range for studios and $2,300 for one bedrooms. So even when people start moving into Chestnut St., there probably still will be encampments in the grassy knolls at the end of the Belt Parkway intersecting with the Atlantic right across the street.
Because living in and for the city, this stupid dystopian overvalued crime ridden city with a homeless and rent burdened population the size of Delaware, there will always be a thin line between affording housing and access to housing, no matter how much more the city builds.
Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York
The Rockaway Beach saga continues as the city Parks Department and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a joint statement this week reiterating their partnership in reinforcing the shoreline of the peninsula and continuing work on the groins in the area.
It has now become a bureaucratic battle as lawmakers are imploring Parks and the USACE to consider community concerns.
In a statement last week, the USACE said it would be “as flexible as possible with work schedules to ensure that the work does not pose any safety concerns for beachgoers.”
Then, it issued the joint statement supporting the plan to prohibit access from Beach 92nd to Beach 95th streets and from Beach 109th to Beach 111th streets from Memorial Day weekend until July 15. Full beach access will be limited elsewhere, as well.
“The Summer 2022 operational plan that we collaborated on allows us to keep as much of the beach safely open as is possible, with only six blocks closed to sand access and swimming as construction moves forward,” the agencies said in the statement.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Congressman Greg Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) wrote a letter on Wednesday urging the agencies to hold a community meeting to publicly discuss construction plans.
“It is imperative that there is transparency and engagement with the entire Rockaway community,” the letter stated.
Councilwoman Joann Ariola (R-Ozone Park) expressed frustration with the “backtracking.”
“After weeks of playing the blame game, I’m not surprised that these government agencies agreed on a decision that does not support our residents, business owners, tourists, or economy,” she said in a statement.
“We’ve worked hard to make sure that the Parks Department will suspend rent collection for the boardwalk concessionaires from Memorial Day through July, but this is still not enough. We will continue to push for full beach access this summer, and closely monitor the project’s timeline to ensure the engineers meet the construction deadline of July 15 so that Rockaway’s shoreline can continue to serve as an attraction for all New Yorkers during the hottest months of the year,” Ariola continued.
In response to the proposed beach closures this summer by the NYC Parks Department, a group of Rockaway locals went to Beach 92nd Street, with construction on the beach behind them, to express their displeasure with the plan.
“We want beach access,” said John Cori, who organized the rally attended by around 50 people Sunday afternoon, “This is our beach access, we have it, we don’t want to walk 15 blocks out of our way. We can, but by doing that other people have to do, that means they leave our business district.,” he said.
The rally, originally scheduled for Friday, May 13, but delayed due to weather, came as a response to the Parks’ plan to close and partially close beaches along the Rockaway strip in order to complete jetty construction.
“We hope Parks hears this and listens to the community,” Cori said.
Those against the plan say the closures will harm the businesses on those blocks, particularly the concessionaires on the boardwalk who depend on the foot traffic, but also those further inland.
“We’re tired, we’re tired,” said Erin Silvers, who operates a business on Beach 91st Street and has also worked at the concessionaires.
“We need the beaches open Memorial Day. it’s possible. It’s possible because if we can work hard this community can do what we’ve done all these years…It’s possible, anything is possible,” she said.
From what it looked like on the first 90 degree day of the spring on the week before the “official start of summer” this Memorial Day weekend, the possible was achieved. For the fences that were supposed to deter people from going on the shore that were there for their safety were torn apart and beach combers made do with what little space on the sand there was.
The beachcomber rebellion was most glaringly apparent by B 91 street where the temporary summer shut down of the beach began. Two large stop signs were pried off and fencing was cut off to prevent access to the citizenry for their safety.
The red flags, normally a symbol of warning and emergency were reduced to being only a suggestion. The fence on this blockade was shredded so hastily and so bad that people had to duck to enter and exit the staircase. Making the inevitability of cutting your head open as much a threat as the inevitability of drowning.
Another entrance that was left open had about a seven foot drop to the ground
Heading down the ramp towards the perilously eroded shore was a sight to behold as people made do and set up their places with what little sandy real estate they can find under the omnipresent cranes and some plows left behind for the continuing reconstruction of the shore to save the peninsula from being submerged.
New sea wall dunes that are being constructed, which were about 10 ft. high, were actually also being used by beach combers to lay their towels down for relaxing and tanning under the sun’s rays.
But probably the biggest indicator of civil disobedience against the NYC Parks Department’s order to cancel nearly two months of summer, and also NYC Parks own insouciance and disinterest in enforcing the shutdown and concern for the safety of the public was this lunatic sight of a wedding picture being taken on one of the newly laid jetties. Which means that someone in NYC Parks or possibly NYC Council gave their approval to allow this display of gaudy exceptionalism.
Heading west on the boardwalk where other resiliency reconstruction was going down, more civil disobedience against the death of (half of) summer on Rockaway was more evident. Especially with the other new jetties as people walked and stood on the groins to enjoy the fresh salty air standing feet above the deep violent waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
While the absence of lifeguards gave people the impunity to perilously stroll on the jetty, an indicator of how difficult its going to be to stop them came when a lone NYC Parks dept cop rolled up and adamantly demanded the crowd to get off of there. Truly a disturbing sight considering how much Mayor Adams cut from the NYC Parks Dept. in the most recent city budget and the slashing of funds de Blasio did the year before (although plenty of that cash clearly when to fake open street parks).
Besides people milling about on the groins, there were more disturbing sights on what little shore there is that the Army Corps Of Engineers is using as a storage yard. Like this nuclear bomb looking object some folks decided to plant their umbrellas, tents and and chairs by.
Another odd sight was of an unaccompanied lone child sitting a top a sandy hill that was repurposed as a slide. While a corporate news correspondent was standing nearby ready to do a segment for Spectrum News NY1 only a few feet away.
Something about these sights resembles the prehistoric era scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey, or even Land of The Lost as people sunbathe and chillax next to dinosaur like cranes. But what this actually resembles quite aptly is the dystopian wasteland landscape that New York City has devolved into from the effects of kakistocratic government incompetence from federal, state and city levels. It’s really mind blowing that when FEMA and the ACOE went to work to replenish the beaches from Far Rock to Belle Harbor, they never thought to place the groins down while they were putting thousands of tons of sand down and built the sea walls after the new concrete boardwalk was laid down only 5 years ago.
Since then and even more since my last post on the gentrification of the beach, the seawalls and the sands have been devoured by the Atlantic over the last three seasons including this one. Even on B 116th St., which was once speculated to be a major tourist and high end lux living destination, is going through another coastal resiliency replenishing as groins are finally being laid down. Although that beach is also still not closed despite all the signage and presence of cranes and boulders just feet away from the boardwalk.
Obscured by the lifeguard chair is the estimated time completion date: June 2024!
Then there’s Riis Park, which for a while was repurposed and reinvented as a consumer culture foodie and glamping destination has shut down a segment of the beach there from the public including caging up the dilapidated landmark bathhouse for the second year in a row, finally recognizing the erosion that has been getting worse that the National Parks Department and the former Riis Park Beach Bazaar chose to ignore for years.
Despite all these receipts of how fucked the situation in the Rockaways are, the top brass at NYC Parks is still bandying about how wonderful and peachy things are with the official opening of the beaches this weekend, conveniently announcing it on the still resilient shore of the legendary Coney Island boardwalk.
With news reports and nauseating photo ops and self-aggrandizing praise by Parks officials like this is it any wonder why Rockaway Beach continues it’s steady decline and why people don’t even give a shit of what elected officials say, even when their reps in City Council and Congress are going to bat for them to keep the beaches open despite the dystopian and hazardous environs. What’s even more interesting is how are lifeguards going to handle this. They don’t even have anywhere to sit and watch out for people on the water. And if beachgoers are that defiant to hold a fucking wedding on a jetty then what makes NYC Parks think they are going to listen to them, even to get away from the deep waters.
What people like Council Person Ariola, Congressman Meeks and Senator Schumer should have done if they are worried that businesses will be lost if no one goes to the closed beaches is to get a temporary fed bailout for them as well. Or maybe ask the developers and oligarchs that run NYC and see Rockaway as a big land grab cash cow to donate a couple billion or two to get them by this summer and hope the beaches get saved for the rest of the summer if these officials were really looking out for us. Literally.
Its been 10 years since Hurricane Sandy leveled Rockaway Beach and what’s resulted in the past few years to battle the extreme effects of climate change on the beach as been an abomination. In all honesty, the damage clearly is done and FEMA and USACE took too long to fix the beaches besides doing it wrong in the first place and the city was more concerned with gentrifying the beach than fortifying it.
And keeping them open on the weekends is only going to exacerbate the situation even more and cause more land erosion which will make the Rockaway Peninsula even more vulnerable when the next major category 5 hurricane or tropical storm comes.
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