New Bad Days 87, The Summer Of Blaz Strike 1: Teen Gangbangers Die From Reciprocation Assassinations; More Gangbangers Assemble In Indiscriminatory Mass Shooting Of Rivals And Bystanders; Man Pursues Pedicab Driver And Crushes Him Under His SUV; Cop Saves Gunshot Victim With Bag Of Chips And A Lieutenant Takes A Bullet In The Leg To Detain A Perp; Queens Teens Beat Down An Off-Duty Fireman And Film The Violence; Man Kills Mother Of Son Who He Failed To Steal A Backpack From; Teenagers Blasts Citibike Riding Man Twice He Was Expecting To Meet At A Bodega; Sexual Assault Ambushes Returns To Parks; Motor Scooters, Mopeds And Citibikes Have Become An Accessory In Ride-By Shootings As Well As The Usual Incidents Of Gun Violence With Holdups And Escalations; Auto Theft Continues To Surge Along With Assaults Against The Elderly, Asians And Muslims, Stabbings And Slashings, Wanton Vandalism, Crime In The Subway, Home Invasions And Reckless Driving


The Summer of NYC got off to an auspicious start with generous funding boost from President Joe Biden, who sent $6,000,000,000 of federal stimulus to the city in the hopes that current mayor Bill de Blasio would use it to ramp up police enforcement to repress the surging elevation in serious crimes that have kept the city under siege ( as if the omniscient presence of COVID’s spawn Delta Variant wasn’t doing it enough). Despite other stimulus funding to metropolises that have also seen massive hikes in gun violence like in Chicago, de Blasio decided to blow off the Biden administration’s  suggestion and felt according to the reality he sees that the resources his NYPD were adequate to bring down crime stats

What followed were the malignant ramifications that have burdened his constituents in the first month of the Summer Of Blaz…


In Crotona Park East, a man murdered another man by shooting him point blank at his head on the street in a gang related attack.

And again in Crotona Park East, a man rushed up to another man at gunpoint by his car and robbed two chains off him worth 20 large. Then the thief got away in a car he stole previously.

In Belmont, a 13-year-old boy got down on the street in a drive-by gang related attack and bled to death inside a nearby restaurant where he tried to get help. According to friends in mourning of his tragic death, he was trying to quit the gang he belonged to, but when you leave the set you literally leave for good, like on this mortal coil. According to NYPD investigation, this homicide was revenge for the murder of a young man in Crotona Park East.

A memorial with hundreds of candles spelled out in the slain boy’s initials on the pavement where he died got desecrated by a rival gangbangers who kicked them over.

Also in Belmont, a man shot a young man to death point blank to his head  in the lobby of an apartment building where he lived. Months earlier, the victim brutally beat down a superintendent who caught him trespassing and trying to force entry into his building.

Again in Belmont, a homeless man had a mental breakdown at a chain pharmacy store and threatened every person in his sights until mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa intervened and held the man back while he was taunting a woman and her daughter. Despite the candidate’s presence, the woman pulled out a knife to defend herself. Sliwa then escorted the man away as he continued to rant.

The homeless man appeared in a short video Curtis Sliwa made for his you tube channel where the candidate greets a row of homeless people hanging out on the pedestrian corridor on 7th Ave. that challenged his mayoral opponents to see the homeless crisis in person.

In Mount Hope, a 16-year-old boy got shot to death by two men who rode by him on a mopeds while he was sitting in an app-hail livery car in a gang-related drive by retaliating for the 13-year-old boy that was gunned down in Belmont. The victim was shot on the street last year but refused to divulge his assailant to the cops. A 15-year-old-boy got arrested for his involvement in the murder of his rival gangbanger.

Also in Mount Hope, a 17-year-old got shot by a gangbanger while he was walking on the street with his friends.

Again in Mount Hope, a car crash on an intersection led to two pairs of men into an argument when the issue of money came up to pay for the damages of one of the vehicles, which then escalated into a brawl between them until a gang of over 10 men showed up and grabbed the two adversaries of the pair they were associated with and mercilessly beat them down to the asphalt causing critical injuries to both men. The gang also looted the dead man’s car and stole all his property inside.

Two men involved and arrested in their participation of the pummeling of the two men were given bail, which they posted and got back on the streets again. Then one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and died a few days later.

In Mount Eden, a man got rowdy inside a restaurant and got bounced out. Then he returned with a gun and sprayed at anything in sight, hitting a man and a woman on their arms.

In Mott Haven at the 149th St. Station, a man sliced another man in the neck with a shiv during an dispute on the 2 train.

Also in Mott Haven, a man held a pizza delivery man at knife point and robbed three pies that he was about to deliver in front of a house.

Again in Mott Haven, three men chased two other men on the sidewalk and cornered them in front of a store with furniture in front of it and brutally beat them down and also threw a cinderblock and a milk crate at them

Again in Mott Haven, elevators at NYCHA’s Mitchell Houses have been inoperable for months, forcing senior citizen tenants to walk up over a dozen flight of stairs. Wasn’t long ago when an elderly woman walked up the stairs to get to her apartment on the 19th floor when power was shut down at her building and died after her oxygen tank ran out when she made it to the 18th floor.

And again in Mott Haven, a 15-year-old boy got shot on the leg on a street corner and then his assailant escaped in a sedan with his crew.

And again in Mott Haven, a man got shot in the back while commuting.

At Yankee Stadium, an area where felonious crime has gone up the most in the Boogie Down and the five boroughs, a man beaned a Red Sox outfielder with a baseball that the player threw into the stands.

In Melrose, a man got shot on the avenue a few hours before sunset.

Also in Melrose, a homeless woman high on drugs went berzerk following an raging argument with homeless shelter hotel workers and then went outside and drove her car into the front entrance and into the lobby.

Again in Melrose, two men grabbed a man in a wheelchair and pushed him off of it, then beat him down and robbed $100 and a cellphone off him.

In Morrisania, a man got murdered from a point blank shot to his dome in front of his apartment building.

Also in Morrisania, a man got shot to death while sitting in the front seat of a car in front of a vacant lot.

Again in Morrisania, a gangbanger shot a NYPD lieutenant on the ankle as he was trying to apprehend him after he caught him following a pursuit. Four cops assisted the lieutenant in restraining and arrested him. The perp was last arrested for gun possession in November and was instantly back on the streets after the judge laid down $30,000 bail which the outlaw easily posted despite having 25 priors and having a reputation for packing heat in the neighborhood. Current mayor of NYC Bill de Blasio did not even show up for Commissioner Shea’s press briefing at the hospital  where the heroic lieutenant was recuperating, because he was pooped playing volleyball at Orchard Beach all day where he fixed a game against a team of journalists.

And again in Morrisania, a man shot another man to death on the street with 6 bullets to his back.

In Morris Park, five men walked into a smoke shop and passed a gun around like a hot potato and then the man held up the clerk and the gang made off with $500.

Also in Morris Park, a man stole a package containing sneakers for a special needs child that were left on the porch and then he took a piss by the steps.

In Hunts Point, a man stalked another man walking on the sidewalk then shot him in the back twice in broad daylight, then he knocked over a man on a wheelchair while fleeing.

Also in Hunts Point, an inmate broke out of a floating barge prison by tying ropes together and crawling out of his cell window, then he swam to the shore and met up with his gangster ally and got into a getaway car waiting for him. The fugitive got caught in less than 12 hours trying to hide out in his friend’s mother’s apartment in Brooklyn.

In Castle Hill, a man got shot to death from point blank range following an argument with his killer. The victim’s mother mopped the sidewalk where his blood still remained.

In Bedford Park, two men chased a man on the street and slashed him as he tried to hide inside a store after they had a dispute about money.

In Highbridge, two men were found dead sitting in a car parked under the expressway with bullets in them.

Also in Highbridge, a man broke into a trailer at a construction site and robbed 2 laptops worth $7,000, two rings worth 10 large and a $600 cellphone.

In Williamsbridge, four men got into a brawl following an argument over a damaged car, leaving one man near death from his injuries.

In Soundview, a man stabbed his 71-year-old roommate to death inside his bedroom and then set their apartment on fire.

Also in Soundview, three men beat down a man inside a bodega and then they threw him outside where they stole his 2 cellies, $750 and his watch.

In Throggs Neck, a distraught man stopped his SUV in the middle of an intersection by a police station, opened the sunroof panel and sat on top of his vehicle to drink a beer while holding a gun, which led to an excessive response by the NYPD as cops deployed surrounded him holding automatic rifles and full military gear accompanied by a hybrid hummer tank. As CTU cops surrounded him, he fired a round that hit a patrol van and dropped his gun, which enabled the cops to swarm and arrest him.

In Wakefield, a man got shot in the leg on the sidewalk.

Also in Wakefield, two men chased a man down the street and cornered him at a house in the driveway where they stabbed him to death.

In the South Bronx, a 17-year-old boy got shot twice following an argument with his assailant on the street .

In Castle Hill, a man got shot in the arm in the middle of the block in the middle of the night.

In Van Cortlandt Park, a man barged into an 89-year-old man’s apartment and stole his bicycle and then he rode to Highbridge and held up a woman at gunpoint when she answered his knock on the door and he stole 150 bucks from her.

In Concourse Village, a man got shot to death in a courtyard by his apartment building.

In Olinville, a bus driver got hit with pepper spray by a passenger who refused to stay away from her while she was driving.

In Edenwald, a man lost an argument with another man by getting shot on the leg on the street.

In Classon Point, a man held up a barber shop at gunpoint and robbed it of 2 grand.

In Laconia, a man shot two men on a street corner to settle an argument.

In Van Cordtlant Park, a 17-year-old boy got hit in the leg by a stray bullet.

In Charlotte Gardens, a man got shot during a drive-by while he was sitting in a parked car.

In Van Nest, an unsupervised four-year-old boy fell off the balcony from the 10th floor of an apartment building.

Grand theft auto is still a massive issue in the Boogie Down as it is in the other 4 boroughs. Guess this is a good way to induce people from driving cars right Transportation Alternatives and StreetsBlog?


In North Corona, a man got shot while he was hanging out in front of a bodega during a drive-by involving a gang riding by on mopeds.

In Corona, two men ran towards a group of people dining and hanging out in front of a restaurant and a barber shop and also passerby and indiscriminately shot at the crowd 40 times in a gang related attack, hitting 3 from a rival gang and 7 innocent bystanders as two of their accomplices on motor scooters followed the fusillade on the sidewalk and the gunmen hopped on their rides and got away.

Also in Corona, three women robbed items from two cell phone stores. First they tricked a clerk by feigning to show interest in a celly and snatched it out of his hand and fled, then they went into a nearby store and stole headphones and $40 cash from another clerk, who managed to grab one of the thieves and held her down as her accomplices fled.

Again in Corona, a young man got shot in the back on the sidewalk by a man riding on the saddle of a moped with an accomplice.

In Far Rockaway, a traffic cop got shot at from a BB gun while he was writing up a ticket for a parking violation.

In Arverne, a house on fire killed a 9-year-old boy was initiated by twenty ceremonial candles still left burning in a kitchen from a ritual his family engages in every night.

In Middle Village, a man witnessing nearly a hundred kids gathering in the park got swarmed by them after he told them to stop blowing up fireworks. About 3 of them beat him down to the asphalt while other thuggish brats film the pummeling with their cellphones until a NYPD emergency patrol vehicle rolled up, flashed their overhead signals and blared their sirens to chase them away. Two teenagers were busted for the triple tag team assault.

In Jamaica, a man got shot in the pelvis and shoulder in front of his friend’s car when he went to check the wheels after he drove over a pothole.

Also in Jamaica, a drug-dealing couple were caught in their apartment with 100 grams of fentanyl. The gangbanger and his moll were tied to an overdose death of a man who they sold their product to.

And again in Jamaica, a young man shot at a 16-year-old boy at close range in front of a 99 cent store and he kept trying to shoot him as his mark was dodging him by making him chase him around a building column.

And again in Jamaica, a man shot at at group of people hanging out on the sidewalk and hit three men, then hopped in an SUV and fled with his accomplices.

And again in Jamaica, a man shot another man to death with a point blank blast to his face on the middle of the street.

And again in Jamaica, a man stalked a woman on the sidewalk while brandishing a knife and yelling xenophobic remarks at her. The bigot was previously involved into 2 other xenophobic assaults on a couple in South Richmond Hill and South Jamaica a month earlier. He turned himself in days later and was served with $30,000 bail as he continued to spew anti-Muslim vitriol during his arraignment.

And again in Jamaica, a man attempted suicide by jumping off a highway sign on the Van Wyck Expressway.

And again in Jamaica, a human skull was found among the refuse surrounding a house that’s been abandoned for nearly a decade.

And again in Jamaica, a man shot another man on the street and rode away on his ebike.

And again in Jamaica, a man threatened a gas station cashier and then he  went behind the counter and punched him multiple times, making off with $1,000.

In South Jamaica, a man got shot to death in front of an auto body shop.

Also in South Jamaica, a man killed a woman and her 10-year-old when he crashed his car into their car while going 94 mph and driving drunk.

In Rosedale, three men shot a fusillade of bullets at a group of four men in the middle of the street during a drive-by gang related attack

In St. Albans, a young man got shot to death in the middle of the street.

Also in St. Albans, a man escaped being incinerated alive when an explosion from the sidewalk grating blasted just seconds after he walked over it.

This was the second time a massive fireball burst from underground onto to street in the vicinity, even though the first time it occurred was never reported.

Again in St. Albans,  a man shot and hit two young men on the street in broad daylight.

In Springfield Gardens, a woman got shot in the arm from a stray bullet while in her apartment when a man was shooting at a house nearby.

In Hollis, an man riding shotgun an jeep pursuing another car on the avenue emptied the entire clip of his 9mm and shot the driver to death in a drive-by.

In Ridgewood, a man snatched a purse off a woman in broad daylight.

Also in Ridgewood, a man got killed when he got run over by a minivan that turned into him as he was lying down on the middle of the street when he passed out drunk.

In Long Island City, a man got busted possessing a stolen dirtbike after a gorgeous cop caught him blowing up fireworks and blasting music from an amplifier.

In Jackson Heights at the 74th St. Station, a man pushed a 66-year-old woman into the E train as it was arriving, yet the woman survived by falling through the middle of the car. Good thing that psycho had bad aim.

Also in Jackson Heights, a homeless man slashed another man in the face with a wooden shiv while yelling homophobic slurs at him. The man has a long record of recidivism with 90 priors and was recently exonerated without bail after he burglarized a bar and stole an ATM machine. DA Melinda Katz made sure a heftier bail of quarter million dollars was set based on his bigoted words, because there is just some behavior that we should not tolerate as a society.

Again in Jackson Heights at the 74th St. Station, a man beat down a woman he knew on the platform and got away on the F train and hasn’t been caught in 2 months.

And again in Jackson Heights, a man grabbed an 11-year-old girl walking on the boulevard sidewalk and dragged her into an alley and robbed 20 bucks, her house keys and a reusable shopping from her at knifepoint after threatening to rape her, which he initially was going to do to her but she wasn’t old enough to his liking.

In Elmhurst, a 17-year-old boy got shot to death on the street in broad daylight in a drug deal gone bad his killer got away in a car waiting for him.

In East Elmhurst, a woman was found dead on a bed inside an apartment.

In Flushing, a man got shot to death on the sidewalk during an early evening gangbanger drive-by attack.

Also in Flushing, a gang member hit a 4-year-old boy with an unlicensed dirtbike in Flushing Meadows Park’s parking lot and then rode away as the crowd descended on him.

Again in Flushing, a woman bashed a 75-year-old woman in the head with foreign object while she was collecting recyclables from a city receptacle and punched another woman in the face at a parking lot a week before. A month before these attacks, she punched a woman in the face for looking at her direction and 3 months earlier punched another man in the face for doing the same. All of her victims were Asian.

And again in Flushing, a man broke into a medical office and stole $1,575 and prescription script pads.

In Woodside, a man shot another man in the gut after he got punched in the face by his victim during a traffic dispute on Queens Blvd.

Also in Woodside, a food delivery man stopped his motor scooter in front of a restaurant and then two men on motor scooter rolled up behind him. One of them got off and then sat on the scooter and robbed it, and rode away with his accomplice on the sidewalk.

In Maspeth, a man broke into a house and robbed an entire safe containing jewelry.

Also in Maspeth, a 67-year-old woman  walking on the middle of the street got killed when she got hit by a car then run over by a bus from the first impact.

In Woodhaven, a man invaded a house by prying open the bedroom window and stole $2,500, and then he beat the hell out of the resident who caught him coming out.

In Richmond Hill, a two-alarm fire torched a nail salon and displaced a dozen tenants in the apartments above the store, making it the 3rd fire on Jamaica Ave in less than a year. Queens continues to burn.

Also in Richmond Hill, a five-year-old boy frolicking while walking with his mother and siblings got grabbed by a man who forced him into his car in an attempt to abduct him. The mother and Samaritans managed to grab the child away from the back window as the kook drove away with his father riding beside him.

The hapless kidnapper was caught and arrested by the cops at a hospital in Bushwick but not before he lashed out and cursed at nursing staff and punched a cop in the nose all while wildly proclaiming that the child he tried to abduct was his son.

Again in Richmond Hill, a man was caging and mistreating 27 pit bull dogs inside his house.

In South Richmond Hill, a woman crashed her car into two other cars on the Van Wyck and killed a 77-year-old woman and injured two others and then she abandoned her vehicle and ran away.

In Forest Hills, a woman robbed two statues that stood in front of a church and dragged them on the street and destroyed them with a hammer.

In Astoria, a man held up a woman at knifepoint and ran away when she refused to give him shit. Whew!

In Sunnyside, a man pestered another man to let him ride his electric scooter and then slashed his neck when he refused.

Also in Sunnyside, a man shot at another man on the street and missed as the stray bullet penetrated a library window in broad daylight.

In Laurelton, a man got shot on the street early in the evening with the sun still out.

In Springfield Gardens, an argument over a parking space between off duty cop and a man escalated when the man slashed the cops tire on his car and then the cop pulled out his gun and threatened to shoot him and blow up his car.

In Kew Gardens Hills, a man sitting in his car with thoughts of suicide got approach by cops trying to coax him out of the vehicle, then the man hit the gas and dragged the cops down the street and then smashed into a patrol car and injured two other cops sitting inside.

In Kew Gardens, a woman who just arrived to NYC from JFK nearly got hit by a stray bullet that went through the window of a cab she was taking to Manhattan.

Also in Kew Gardens, a man who killed an app-hail livery driver by crashing into his car while speeding and driving drunk was released by a judge on $10,000 bail at the Queens County Criminal Court and then the killer fled to Ecuador to avoid prosecution and prison.

In Fresh Meadows, a man broke into a bodega and robbed $200.

In Whitestone, a retired police officer committed suicide by shooting himself in his car parked by the Whitestone Bridge.

In Hillcrest, a man broke into a city council woman’s office and got caught by the cops as he was trying to steal a hard drive from one of her computers.

In Queens Village, a woman killed herself when she crashed her car into a parked truck while speeding on the Clearview Expressway.

In South Ozone Park, an off-duty cop assaulted a man after he accused him of denting his car.

In Willets Point, a man got killed from getting run over by a truck as he tried to go under it while jaywalking in the middle of the street.

In Bayside, an off duty fireman sexually assaulted a woman because he doesn’t know what the word no means.

In College Point, a man got killed on the expressway when he got hit by a car as he was fixing a flat.

On Rikers Island, an ostentatiously grandiose retirement party was thrown for two high brass female correction officer chiefs, featuring drummers, lobster and Italian dinners, high end booze and an FDNY boat shooting water from it’s cannons while C.O.’s are working double and triple shifts at the prison because of short staffing. In this case, officers and other prison personnel were acting as photographers and chaperones for the gala. Bill de Blasio’s newly appointed commissioner Vincent Schiraldi also attended the bash, and all he did was fecklessly stood there and watched the bacchanalia like a little bitch.

Also on Rikers Island, a convict with a record of assaulting C.O.’s and who tried to escape from prison twice, threw his shit on a C.O. who was checking on his cell.

Again on Rikers Island, an inmate stole a C.O.’s log book and returned it after he wrote an complaining essay on the horrendous environmental conditions, rampant crime and lack of security at the prison.


In Washington Square Park, following a fireworks display, a militia of cops deployed to the green space to ward off people staying after the parks closing got into a clash with the remaining denizens still hanging around as both sides battled with the barricades. One young woman got arrested when she intervened with cops who were chasing another woman on the street.

In Times Square, a woman got accosted by a man who made a lurid pass at her which angered her friend and told him to back off. Then the deviant stalked them and he slashed the woman who yelled at him three times and ran away.

Also in Times Square, a road rage dispute between two men escalated when one of them took out a gun and shot at his foe but missed. This makes it the third shooting incident in the world’s biggest tourist destination this summer of NYC.

Again in Times Square, a man whose sibling shot at a cd-selling rival and missed and wound up hitting 4 innocent bystanders including a 4-year-old girl got nabbed by the cops after they swindled a family of tourists into buying one of their cd’s and kept upping the price.

In Midtown, a 16-year-old boy who shot at a group of people in Times Square and hit a man with a stray bullet that ricocheted off a wall turned himself in to cops at the nearest precinct.

Also in Midtown, a homeless man ran up to another man on the avenue and threw an acidic liquid on his back, causing the victim to fall on the sidewalk from the burning sensation to his skin.

Again in Midtown, a homeless army veteran has been occupying a shed underneath a building scaffolding for months, causing a big stink that persists after multiple power washings. The owner of the building, an LLC, claims they are/it is powerless to remove them.

And again in Midtown, a man got into a brawl with a bunch of other dudes in front of a strip club and got stabbed twice.

And again in Midtown, a man drove his SUV straight into a pedicab while both were on the wrong side of the street, knocking the driver off his seat and onto the street and  also injuring his 3 passengers. He then ran over and crushed and killed the pedicab driver and then drove home by his luxury tower apt building where the cops arrested him. A few days later, a judge released the killer on conditional supervision without bail during his arraignment after prosecutors demanded he be held on $1,000,000 total bail and bond.

And again in Midtown, a man wore a bunny helmet head while riding his motorcycle.

In Grand Central Station, a man got slashed in the face by another man when he told his assailant to stop blasting his bluetooth speaker on the 7 train. Felonious violence on the subway is up 50% from a year ago.

Also in Grand Central Station, a man sucker punched a 60-year-old woman in the back of her head on the 7 train platform.

In Columbus Circle, two men held up two teenage boys and a man at gun point and robbed their backpacks and a cellphone.

In Harlem, two men got shot in front of an apartment building in broad daylight

Also in Harlem at the 116th St. Station, a man enabled a commuter to avoid the fare by opening the emergency gate for him and then was pursued and surrounded by 8 cops who tried to remove him from the 2 train. After cursing them out for 10 minutes, the cops swarmed and tased him trying to detain him as other commuters came to his defense trying to tell cops he paid his fare.

Again in Harlem, a man got stabbed in the chest following a dispute with his assailant in front of a bodega. A cop on patrol in the vicinity rushed over and demanded a spectator to get him a bag of chips and duct tape from the bodega, which the cop used to enclose the wound so the victim could breathe.

And again in Harlem, a man got shot and bled out and died on the street in broad daylight.

And again in Harlem, three men on motor scooters pursued a man riding a dirtbike and shot at him but missed and the stray bullets hit a woman in the arm and a man in the knee on the sidewalk.

And again in Harlem at the 125th St. Station, a man walked up to a man he knew and threatened him and then slashed him in chest on the platform.

And again in Harlem, three woman accompanied by two men harassed and then ruthlessly dragged and beat down a 61-year-old disabled woman on the sidewalk and robbed 22 bucks from her.

And again in Harlem at the 116th Station, a man killed himself when he got hit by the train trying to cross the tracks from one side to the other.

And again in Harlem, a man rolled up to a gang hanging out on the street on a dirtbike and sprayed a fusillade of bullets at them, killing a young man.

And again in Harlem, a stray bullet from a shootout between two gang bangers on the street in front of a NYCHA building went through a bedroom window of an apartment where a woman and her teenage daughter and three young children were sitting inside. One of hapless outlaw just recently got sprung out on bail from a gun possession charge.

And again in Harlem, two men showed up at a hospital with bullet wounds and wouldn’t divulge their assailant or their whereabouts to the cops.

In East Harlem, two men on an app ride share moped (which just launched only a few weeks earlier) rolled up to a group of people in front of a bodega and the man sitting on the back fired shots at them in a drive-by and fled going the wrong way on the street .  Maybe the city should have held the Lime.

Also in East Harlem, a man held up a pharmacy at gunpoint and robbed $2,000 worth of pills.

Again in East Harlem, a man shot at a group of people to settle an argument on a street corner and a stray bullet struck a Samaritan in the chest as he was protecting children from the fusillade.

And again in East Harlem, a man shot his girlfriend inside their apartment at the East River Houses.

And again in East Harlem, a man killed himself when he flipped his car over and he went through the sun roof and onto the pavement after he hit a curb while coming off a highway exit ramp while speeding.

And again in East Harlem, a young man got shot in the face on the grounds of the Clinton Houses.

And again in East Harlem, a woman got hit by a stray bullet from a nearby shootout on a street corner.

And again in East Harlem, a man got shot in the legs and told cops to go fuck themselves when they inquired about his assailant at the hospital.

In Washington Heights at the 157th St. Station, as the sky vomited water during a tropical storm, it flooded the stairwell and the platform as a woman braved the elements and walked down the stairs to continue her commute because she clearly doesn’t have an Uber or Lyft account or can’t afford to use those apps.

There’s no stopping New York City…

Also in Washington Heights, a man riding a motorcycle got sidled by two men riding ATVs who then pulled out guns and shot him in the nuts while trying to jack his ride.

In Central Park, a derelict randomly smacked a 7-year-old boy in the face right in front of his parents.

Also in Central Park, two teenage boys held up a woman at knifepoint and robbed her cellphone but got collared by cops patrolling in the vicinity.

Again in Central Park, a man was found dead floating in a river by a boathouse.

In Inwood, a man shot two women at their legs to settle an argument on the street.

Also in Inwood, a man physically and sexually assaulted and mugged three women at a park in 60  minutes. First he punched a woman and stole her watch and cellphone, then he menaced a woman walking her dog, then he clobbered a woman who was walking her dog with a tree branch and then furiously punched her and left her on the ground with her pants down.

Again in Inwood, three men riding motorcycles rolled up to a nightclub and two of them drew guns on the valet, forcing him to give them $6,000 and all the car keys he was holding for patrons inside. That’ll take care of the NYPD’s temporary plate crackdown problem.

And again in Inwood, a man got held up at gunpoint after he got out his car by two men and then they shot him to death when he refused to give them his jewels.

In Chelsea, two tourists walking on the sidewalk got attacked by a man who pushed one of them into a scaffold pole, knocked her down and dragged her on the pavement while trying to snatch her purse and then punched the other woman who stopped him from stealing it.

Also in Chelsea, a man pushed a traffic cop to the pavement as he was writing up a ticket for his vehicle and then he sped off.

Again in Chelsea, two women who were drunk off their asses trespassed into a closed chinese restaurant and tried to cook their own dumplings in cold water and then stole a bag of them and left. Instead of pressing charges, the owner decided to be lenient with them even though they could have set the place on fire or robbed more than appetizers.

And again in Chelsea, an off-duty cop got involved in a rumble between his crew and another group of men in front of a nite club.

And again in Chelsea, a man tried to intervene and break up a fight between two groups of men on the street and got stabbed. Another man got stabbed also during the rumble.

In Chinatown at the Canal St. Station, a man grabbed a backpack from another man on the stairs as he and his mother fought him to prevent him from stealing it, but the man overpowered them and caused them both to fall down the stairs as the skel ran and caught the train and got away. The man’s mother wound up cracking her skull on the cement floor from the impact and wound up in a coma until she succumbed from her injury and died three weeks later.

In the Lower East Side, congregations of young people take over the streets while getting drunk and tripping balls in front of restaurant/nite club shanties and street corners and making infernal rackets every night by blasting music and dancing on parked cars. Revelers justify making a living wreck of the area by claiming the pandemic made them do it.

Also in the Lower East Side, a man got bashed with a skateboard and stabbed during a street fight, then he took his anger out on a nurse by shoving her to the floor and then assaulted two cops who were trying to restrain him.

Again in the Lower East Side, a man got killed after he got hit by a car that was changing lanes as he was crossing the street.

And again in the Lower East Side, a man threatened another man on a basketball court after he accused him of ogling his girlfriend, then he stabbed him on the shoulder when he didn’t leave fast enough.

And again in the Lower East Side, a woman stabbed her mother on her torso five times when she didn’t want to participate in her ritual inside their apartment.

And again in the Lower East Side, a homeless encampment is growing bigger at the Sara Roosevelt park.

And again in the Lower East Side, a man sucker punched a woman who was walking by him on the sidewalk and then he robbed $130 off her while she was on the pavement.

And again in the Lower East Side, an argument between two men inside a laundromat escalated into one of them getting stabbed in the chest.

And again in the Lower East Side, a piece of shit was left for dead by a tree.

In the West Village, two men walking on the sidewalk got accosted by a man who called them homophobic slurs, then the bigot followed them and punched one of them in the face but then got kicked by his victim and he ran away.

Also in the West Village, a man got sucker punched by another man as he called him a bigoted slur and then rode away on his bike.

In the East Village, a man got killed by a hit-and-run driver when he was riding an ebike across the street.

Also in the East Village, a homeless man bashed a 70-year-old woman in the head with a board and knocked her to the pavement.

In Kips Bay, a man trespassed inside a bar still under renovation and stole a mirror and left a fire behind.

Also in Kips Bay, a man shot another man in the leg during a stick up where he robbed $60,000 worth of bling.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a tourist couple engaged to be married got robbed by two men who robbed the woman’s wedding ring and band after she slipped onto the ground and when one of them showed a gun to her fiance.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a woman committed suicide by jumping off the top floor of her 46 floor apartment building tower and brought her dog to perish with her.

In the Upper West Side, a man jimmied the lock of an apartment while the tenant was still home and robbed a laptop while she was in another room.

Also in the Upper West Side, the street opened up and swallowed a cruiser.

Again in the Upper West Side, a man killed his cousin by whipping him with a belt over 50 times inside his apartment and then he put him in a tub while he was passed out and filled it water.

And again in the Upper West Side, a woman lashed out a two women because they were speaking a language she didn’t like and chased them on the sidewalk, eventually catching up to one of them by grabbing her hair and spitting and throwing food at her.

In the Upper East Side, a woman found her little dog stolen after her apartment was broken into while she worked a 14 hour shift at a hospital.

Also in the Upper East Side, three men rolled up to a smoke shop on their bikes and one of them pulled out a gun at the clerk as his accomplices robbed money and cigarettes.

Again in the Upper East Side, a sinkhole manifested overnight on a residential street.

And again in the Upper East Side, a water man burst on a residential street.

And again in the Upper East Side, a man jumped and grabbed a woman from behind and held her at knifepoint and then she shot him with pepper spray, causing him to flee with nothing.

In Sugar Hill, two men shot at a group of people in front of an apartment building and hit a young woman in the torso.

In Hudson Heights, a city parks worker tripping balls on angel dust disrupted a zumba course being held in the park by dancing by women and then was told to leave when he was ogling at a woman working out. Then the man went to the children’s playground and whipped his dick out and proceeded to go to the street where he started pissing at passing cars and then laid down in middle of the road until cops came by and collared him. The man then sexually molested a woman at a train station two days later.

At the George Washington Bridge, three men on dirtbikes surrounded a car and shot it up, hitting the driver four times in the head and face. Then one of them stole his car after he ran off.

In Battery Park City, a homeless man smacked a man in his face while he was riding a bike, causing him to fall on the pavement.

In the Financial District, a man stole a citibike from another man when he punched him in the face as he was riding by him, then the thief rode to the South Street Station and left the ugly ass bike behind and hopped the turnstile and rode the train to wherever his next crime will be.

In Tribeca, a man was found dead and decomposed floating in the Hudson River.

In Columbus Circle, two men picked up an intoxicated woman at a niteclub and accompanied her back to her hotel room and where they raped her and stole her expensive hat.

In Murray Hill, a man spit on a woman and whacked her with his umbrella while after racial slurs at her as she was trying to commute.

In Downtown Manhattan, one half of a mural peeled off the ceiling and fell to the floor of the City Council chamber in City Hall.

Also in Downtown Manhattan, a man hassled a tourist walking on the sidewalk and then he grabbed her ass, gave her a smooch on the cheek and then then smacked her in the face during a struggle, causing her to fall on the pavement while stealing her wallet.

Again in Downtown Manhattan, a homeless man was leaving boxes of his clothes in the ugly Oculus transit hub and the NYPD treated it like a terrorist threat.

And again in Downtown Manhattan, a sword got extracted from a statue of Medusa at a park across the street from the city supreme court house and FBI building.

In Union Square, an 85-year-old woman got killed when she got hit by a truck while crossing in the middle of the block.

In Greenwich Village, a man in his car got impatient waiting for cops to clear a protest in front of an NYPD precinct and hit the gas and hit a demonstrator and a cop. The maniac got caught and arrested 4 blocks away and is the son of a retired high brass deputy inspector.

In Soho, a man went into an art gallery that’s about to display an exhibition of the President of the U.S.A.’s oligarch schmoozing, corporation networking, recovered crackhead son’s paintings he allegedly did himself and vandalized a wall with colored hair spray and then got tackled by a hipster goon working security there who held him down for an hour till the cops came.

Also in Soho and again in the Lower East Side, a wine expert transformed into an serial arsonist and set outdoor restaurant shanties on fire.

In Hudson Yards, a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping from the top of the ugly and poorly guarded Vessel art monument right in front of his family. The developer and owner for the oligarch playground ordered to close the suicide shwarama indefinitely to visitors and he is still obliviously in shock on how it’s become a easy magnet to kill yourself from after 3 other suicides that occurred since it’s opening in 2019.


In East Flatbush, a man loitering in front of a store gets a call on his cellphone and then gets approached by a man who rolled up to him on a citibike. After a few words the man shoots him to death twice at point blank range after he received something from him and another man holding a wad of cash gives him a pat before the killer runs away.

Before he pulled off the homicide, the young man kept his gun in a fanny pack.

Also in East Flatbush, a man got killed by a hit and run driver as he was crossing the street.

Again in East Flatbush, a man got shot to death in broad daylight on a street corner.

And again in East Flatbush, a man walked up to a cop and smashed a bottle on him, then the cops caught him hiding under a car and arrested him while he kept talking shit.

And again in East Flatbush, a man got shot in the knee from a stray bullet while he was hanging out with his crew on the street.

In East New York, prostitutes have opened up a drive thru sex market by the elevated train tracks. Cops on patrol in NYPD vehicles stand in an exhibition of enforcement optics.

Also in East New York, a man got stabbed to death by his roommate inside his apartment who he let him live there for three years after he found out he was homeless.

Again in East New York, a man shot a woman in the face by shooting through her window following an argument they had inside her apartment.

And again in East New York, a man got killed when he crashed into a car while riding his dirtbike.

And again in East New York, three men got shot on a bike lane on the street during an argument with another group of men.

And again in East New York, a woman came home to find her roommate stabbed to death in his bedroom inside their apartment.

And again in East New York, a man on a citibike rolled up to a 68-year-old man on the sidewalk and then beat the living daylights out of him in broad daylight and robbed his cellphone and silver chain. He then abandoned the bike. Citibike doesn’t run it’s share service in the neighborhood.

In Flatbush, a man got into an argument on the street with another man regarding money, then the other man followed him home to his apartment building and stabbed him to death.

Also in Flatbush, a homeless man threw coins at an MTA worker who tried to awaken him on the 5 train.

Again in Flatbush, a postal worker robbed over $3,000,0000  worth of money orders and debit cards meant for pandemic unemployment relief aid from another mail carrier’s bag and got caught with them at her apartment after her boyfriend got caught by the cops with the loot at his. The Postmaster General always gets things done.

In Prospect Park, a man ambushed a woman and threw her against a rock wall and sexually assaulted her but she escaped his grasp when he was trying to apply a condom on his dick. Then the deviant molested another woman after that.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man walked up to two men hanging out in front of a deli and then shot at them, hitting one of them in the stomach.

Also in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, two construction workers got injured when the roof and wall collapsed on them as they were trying to add extra floors to a 100 year-old house.

In Canarsie, a 27-year-old man got shot during a drive-by while he was hanging out with a group of friends in front of a building a half-hour before sunrise.

Also in Canarsie, a man got shot to death by two gunmen as he stepped out of a Dunkin Donuts.

In Bed-Stuy, a wrecked car abandoned by the curb with the wheel above it and parked by a fire hydrant still got a parking violation ticket.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a man flipped his lid and picked up a drawer of a dresser left discarded by the curb and smashed it on the sidewalk. Then he took a panel of wood from it and whacked a man over the head with it after yelling an anti-Semetic slur at him.

Again in Bed-Stuy, three men got shot on the street by a man who decided to win an argument with them with his piece.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a mysterious and evasive serial BB gun shooter shot a cop on the street.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man babysitting his girlfriend’s 4 month old daughter killed her after he bashed the baby’s head against the wall and hit her head with his controller because he didn’t want to get distracted  while he was playing video games.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man killed himself and injured his passenger when he crashed his luxury sports car into an elevated train pillar while speeding down Atlantic Ave.

And again in Bed-Stuy, two men shot at a group of people in mourning at a vigil of a 7-year-old girl who died of leukemia, hitting a woman twice in the chest and a man down the block with a stray bullet. Then the two thugs hid their guns in a building scaffolding and retrieved them the next day.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man shoved a 76-year-old man up against the wall and threw him to the ground because he got told to stop honking his horn.

In Williamsburg, a man got shot on the grounds of the Bushwick Houses.

Also in Williamsburg at the Marcy Ave. Station, a woman got into an argument with a 76-year-old man and then pushed him to the ground by the turnstiles.

Again in Williamsburg, a man attacked a woman as she was going up to her apartment building. He grabbed her from behind and made her fall down the steps and then molested her while stealing her purse. He then used one of her credit cards to buy a drink and other shit at a store, and then used it to rent a storage unit to hide at in Greenpoint, which is where the cops caught the skell.

And again in Williamsburg, three customers having a dispute with three workers inside a pizzeria escalated into a royal rumble behind the counter and by the ovens. Three men and numerous slices wound up with injuries after the fracas.

In East Williamsburg, a woman walking on the sidewalk caught a man stalking her and feigned to check her phone as the man walked by her. Then when she resumed her commute, the man tackled her from behind and grabbed her lady parts while on the sidewalk and then he ran away after the victim smacked him with her phone.

In Bushwick, a man got shot three times after he got into an argument with a group of men who were leaning on his girlfriend’s car. He died from his wounds three weeks later and the killer is still on the loose.

Also in Bushwick, a man got shot twice as people were celebrating 4th Of July and having a BBQ cookout on the street.

Again in Bushwick, a man shot a fusillade of bullets at three other men hanging out in front of a liquor store as cops were on patrol nearby. The cops cornered him and then shot him down with 15 rounds when he refused to drop his gun. The late perp last served time in federal prison for gun-running.

And again in Bushwick, a man killed his girlfriend’s baby daughter while he was shaking her to be quiet just so he can play video games.

And again in Bushwick, a  man shot two men inside a park and another man a block away and all three wouldn’t divulge their assailant to the cops.

And again in Bushwick, two men drew guns on each other and got hit with bullets to the leg and head.

And again in Bushwick, cops deployed to remove people from a vacant commercial store being occupied by an activist group were approached by supporters of the organization who formed an public assembly against the NYPD. Then a few demonstrators and a man with a professional video camera directed their ire aggressively against a journalist,  blatantly oppressing him from reporting what was happening, even resorting to using objects to ward him away by opening an umbrella directly on him and weaponizing a giant professional news grade video camera. All the while ordering him to leave (and phrasing it in a way that implies it’s a civil right, unlike their right to assemble and control their narrative) even though he’s the only one there with press credentials.

Then the cops and demonstrators got into a clash, leading to 5 people getting arrested. Notably a few that were harassing and oppressing that journalist.

In Prospect Park, a woman crashed into a man while riding her bike as he was crossing the road and wound up injured worse than the pedestrian.

In Crown Heights, a man riding his bike got attacked by a man who stabbed him in the arm.

Also in Crown Heights, a young man rolled by a store on his scooter and ripped down a gay pride flag that was hanging in front.

Again in Crown Heights, a man shot another man to death with a blast point blank to his dome while he was hanging out with his crew in a lot in a gang-related hit.

And again in Crown Heights, two men got shot on the streets after midnight.

And again in Crown Heights, a man got shot to death on the street from a drive-by.

In Prospect Heights, a young man suspected of a shooting got caught by cops possessing a gun was involved in a gang lynching of a 15-year-old girl just to steal her sneakers last year.

In Cypress Hills, a man got stabbed to death inside an apartment in a public housing building.

Also in Cypress Hills, a man held up a cook at knife point at a gyro/chicken take out joint and stole all the money out of the register.

In Brownsville, a man got killed while riding his motorcycle after getting hit by an SUV in an intersection. The driver of the SUV kept going.

Also in Brownsville, a NYCHA cop got hit in the neck by a shot from a BB gun as well as a pedestrian who was walking in the area.

Again in Brownsville, two women got into a dispute with a laundromat worker and then they chased him around and punched him, knocking him down to the floor and the one of them threw a vase at him.

And again in Brownsville, a man shot another man to death following a fight in front of a hotel homeless shelter.

In Sunset Park, a cop went ballistic on a man who was insisting on double parking on the street during a street fair after being told to move along.

Also in Sunset Park, a man ran over and killed a homeless man when he ran over a cardboard box he was sleeping in while he was parking his car under the Gowanus Expressway. This is the culmination of Bill de Blasio’s fight for a fairer New York City.

Again in Sunset Park, a man got shot to death in front of an apartment building.

And again in Sunset Park, a man grabbed another man and dragged him on the sidewalk and couldn’t keep his shorts up while trying to rob him. After three men intervened, he had a few seconds pull up his shorts, then he attacked his mark again and ran away with his skivvies showing.

And again in Sunset Park, at the 36th St. Station, a man killed himself when he slipped and fell under the F train while walking between cars.

In Brighton Beach, a 17-year-old girl grabbed a 75-year-old woman and tossed her to the ground and kicked her repeatedly.

In Coney Island, a 73-year-old man got hit by a box truck while he was jaywalking on the street.

In Kensington, a man who rigged his SUV with hazard lights and sirens crashed into a police car and then a lamppost while speeding down the avenue. Two cops were injured from the wreck.

Also in Kensington, a food delivery man killed himself as he tried to maneuver around a double parked car as a dump truck was also turning and he crashed into it and fell under while riding on his moped.

In Midwood, a man riding his bike on the sidewalk sidled by a woman and smacked her ass and pulled down her shirt and then rode off.

In Borough Park, a man jerked off in front of a 9-year-old girl and then rode away on his bike.

Also in Borough Park, a man robbed a scooter from a 6-year-old boy by pushing him off of it as he was scooting on the sidewalk. Then the NYPD buys him a new one days later.

In Park Slope, a man tossed a duffle bag containing a little dog and abandoned it in front of a pet grooming store.

In Boerum Hill, a man shot another man in the foot and during a bike ride-by.

Also in Boerum Hill, a man shot another man in the middle of the street at the moment a woman pushing her child in a stroller was commuting on the crosswalk in broad daylight.

In Clinton Hill, a man shot another man in the back on a street corner.

Also in Clinton Hill, two men shoved a man off his bike and rode away and then abandoned it by the BQE.

In Greenpoint, a building superintendent peeped and recorded conversations on two women by setting up a camera in their bedroom in their apartment.

In Sheepshead Bay, an app-food delivery man delivering an order to a cop at a NYPD precinct put a post-it note on his dick and then placed it inside her food.  When the jerk got arrested he claimed it was a prank.

In New Lots, a man got killed on his unlicensed motorcycle following a collision with a car in an intersection.

Also in New Lots, a man shot another man in the knee after arguing with him inside an apartment building.

In Weeksville, a man shot another man in the back on the street to win an argument.

In Flatlands, two NYPD patrol vehicles crashed into each other while rushing to an emergency call. Four cops got injured from the wreck.

In Brooklyn Heights, a man held up two people at gunpoint and robbed 30 large worth of high end jewels plus a cellphone and a designer handbag.

In DUMBO, a man broke into an apartment and robbed a video game console.

In Bensonhurst, a gang of four held up a man at knifepoint and then stabbed him after their disappointment that he had no cash on him.

Also in Bensonhurst, an 88-year-old woman got held up at gunpoint by a man after his girlfriend robbed her necklace while she was waiting for the light to change on a street corner.

In Bath Beach, a man grabbed over a grand’s worth of makeup from a chain pharmacy and split with ease.

In Bay Ridge, a man riding his bike got plowed by a hit-and-run driver on a street corner.

In Fort Greene, a man shot pepper spray in another man’s face for stealing his parking space.

Also in Fort Greene, two men broke into a bar and robbed $330 from the register.

In South Slope, two women stole an police themed version of the American flag from an auto body shop and spent almost ten minutes setting it on fire on the sidewalk.

In Southside Brooklyn, the NYC sheriff dept. did a sweep to find vehicles with temporary license plates that are mostly used for gun violence and only confiscated 43 cars.

Staten Island

In Mariners Harbor, a fight broke out in the backyard of a house during a Sweet 16 party and then a boy whipped out a gun and shot two other boys and fled.

In Tompkinsville, an 80-year-old man was beaten to death inside his apartment and left behind in the hallway lobby. The killer left a message in marker on his chest that accused him of pedophilia. A woman who works as his aide and lived with him with 3-year old daughter beat her child in public on the street in the Lower East Side hours after the man was found dead.

In Concord, a man with a scooter boarded a bus, got into a dispute with the driver and then punched him in the face. Then he decided to use his scooter to commute.

In New Springville, a man crashed his Beemer into a city bus while speeding, crippling himself and injuring his passenger, and the driver and two passengers on the bus he rear-ended.

Also in New Springville, human bones were found behind a Sanitation Department building.

At the Silver Lake Reservoir, a 9-year-old girl died after falling into the lake while she was playing by the water with other children without adult supervision.

In the North Shore, a man swindled over $17,000 from a woman by conning her into thinking he was collecting bail for a relative of hers.

In Mariners Harbor, a man driving recklessly in his car caught the attention of cops on patrol who pursued them all the way to Grasmere where they caught up to them and collared them after finding them in possession of baggies of crack, smack and Oxycontin.

In Stapleton, a man got shot at four times while he was sleeping on his porch and survived.

In West Brighton, a man got nabbed by the cops with a lavender gun and a bottle of narcotics inside an apartment building.

Also in West Brighton, a 14-year-old boy got shot in the arm during a rumble between two gangs on the street.

In Fort Wadsworth, a man shot up another man in the face and his legs in the middle of the street. The perp also has two priors for beating the crap out a 14-year-old boy on a newspaper rout and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

In Oakwood, a woman lifted a man’s wallet and used his credit card to buy grub.

Also in Oakwood, a man causing a ruckus in his apartment building led to cops being deployed there. Two cops brought him outside with an ambulance waiting and then the man broke loose and ran back to his apartment where he grabbed a steel pipe and tried to hit them with it, but wound up catching a bullet in the hand and getting arrested.

In Port Richmond, two men stole a street sweeper from a supermarket parking lot and took it for a joyride.

In Clifton, a man running for comptroller got arrested after refusing to mask up to access the Board Of Elections office building and charged him with trespassing even though he was trying to register for office.

Also in Clifton, a propane tank landed on the roof of a neighboring building after it exploded in a lot.

Again in Clifton, a man killed himself by crashing into a parked car while riding an ebike.

Ocasio-Cortez Comes Alive

That girl

Astoria, Queens, New York

Saturday in the park. Not the 4th of July, but the firework spectacle of celebrity  and politics was in display at Astoria Park under a clear blue sky with the Triborough Bridge in the background for about an hour and change as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrived and gave a speech at a rally for her Green New Deal legislative proposal and also a protest against the new power plant in Astoria that’s being proposed by NRG Energy (what a redundant name for a corporation), which according to the congresswoman, her political allies from the Democrat Socialists Association and various environmental activist groups hanging banners and displaying tables around the grassy knoll, will be powered by fracked gas and will be an existential threat to the health and environment to the residents of the NE Queens neighborhood despite claims from NRG that emissions from the new plant won’t be that severe (suuuurrre).

For someone as massively huge on monopolized social media and corporate cable news, the crowd awaiting her was quite modest. And quite predominantly White if anyone is concerned about that sort of thing.


And for a event featuring a politician of such magnitude, there were hardly any  elected officials or politicians campaigning for office in attendance.

Sen. Ramos at the table

Councilman Van Bramer on the phone

After a speech ranting against the new power plant by Senator Jessica Ramos, anticipation was sort of building for the arrival of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez as one of the organizers told the crowd she was running late, citing bad traffic for her arrival, but it didn’t elicit much of a reaction (although it’s a tad off-putting that for someone holding a rally against dirty energy would need to take a vehicle to speak against it). But it wasn’t for long as she surprisingly popped out of nowhere with her entourage and security from behind in the parking lot with some media in tow which made a clear path for her to enter and make a nice 15 minute speech plugging the Green New Deal that’s designed to save the climate and economy.

Then she took it to the stage..

AOC’s speech was for lack of a better word, nice. Actually, there is a better word for it-meh. In fact, the crux of her stump address for the new revolution in climate friendly energy sourcing and job creation were basically already stated in various signs across the lawn, on protest signs and on banners hanging from tables. Plus the speech seem to be tailored for certain quotes to be isolated for videos on the Now This twitter account.

While most of her speech basically derived from the messaging surrounding the grounds, the frustratingly problematic parts of her speech was when she mistakenly on purpose conflated her Green New Deal  resolution as a revolution and brought up how it will lead to other resolutions (or revolutions) like the ratification of a federal $15/hr. minimum wage and the way overdue Medicare For All, the latter of which should have been prioritized during the pandemic as COVID still will not go away because of new variants that will put the most vulnerable people (like essential on the street gig workers) with no insurance in the hospital and with Big Pharma corporations announcing that a third vaccination will surely be a necessity. Surely unbeknownst to the adoring crowd in Astoria Park, AOC and her fellow and new “Squad” members in Congress had every chance to force the vote for Medicare For All by holding out on confirming Nancy Pelosi’s reign as House Speaker (while stopping her continuing profiting from her position) in order to get Med4All on the house floor and she and her allies collectively chose not to. And did the same for the minimum wage raise weeks later.

Another distinguished thing about her speech is how she used certain words to cap it off by describing accomplishing the goals of the Green New Deal as “the How, the Why and the What”, words she used ineptly to describe how to end the perpetual Israeli-Palestenian conflict going on for over 75 years which didn’t sound much different but as cockamamie as Donald Rumsfeld’s geopolitical theory of “unknown knowns” to justify invading and occupying Iraq for over a decade.

And speaking of Force the Vote and how AOC didn’t, this little booster table set up for her speech stood out on the field. Something called “Claim the Vote”, which is a total and lame co-opting of the legendary social media hashtag started by Jimmy Dore back in November when the Dem’s took over the House (and later would tie the Senate).

I don’t know how a vote needs to be “claimed” and I regret not asking these two, thinking that this will be available on the internets but a few engine and social media searches brought up bupkus. And I probably would have got into an argument with these folks about it and even though I’m still banned from twitter where I criticized AOC frequently, the last thing I need is for her, her aides or her AOC-hive sending highway patrol troopers to my abode.

It’s also why I didn’t bother engaging with her in person despite having an opportunity to do so, for the line for the meet and greet went on for a mile and social distancing was not being recognized (as if the media circus circling around her wasn’t clustered enough). Even though my blog was one of the only ones locally in Queens to cover and endorse her, the other being Queens Crap where I wrote the admin about her potential to beat long time establishment hack Joe Crowley, and was actually very proud of her victory after she worked hard to earn it.

Since then it’s been a lot of disappointment. Mostly since she’s been re-elected and her obeisance to the Democrat establishment and her obsession and occupying most her time to her social media accounts. And her humiliating embellishments of how her life was in danger when the U.S. Capitol was being invaded and she was nowhere near there and Trump’s junta LARPers were nowhere near the building she was hiding in which led to her disturbing calls to ban expression and speech of her social media foes and critics in addition to squandering her power and influence as a celebrity politician.

If anything this event shown it was all a virtue signalling performance tweet thread played out in 3D. Even though it was meant to stop a power plant they didn’t want in Astoria, AOC and her GND allies didn’t even consider or acknowledge why the new power plant is being proposed. And that’s because of all the new towers that have gone up in NE Queens in Astoria and Long Island City. It wasn’t long ago when a transformer exploded on New Years Eve a few years ago. Everybody blamed the Gozer, but it surely was from the collective occupation of the new monolithic towers condensed on the East River and there’s already been more towers built and even more to come And those fracking pipelines AOC and the GND posse are against being installed underground in Brooklyn are surely there to supply all the tower pestilence that is going up on that line too from Brownsville to Greenpoint and pretty soon with the amount of luxury public housing that’s been approved for Gowanus. The point is that for all the talking points about green energy that was said by AOC for 15 minutes and two hours by other concerned activists on that lawn is not going to matter dick because the infrastructure for the energy system was already established. Plus there has been a substantial amount of new luxury towers built in her district in the Bronx too since she’s been in office. All of this over-development has occurred without a minute consideration for adapting to climate change and is still reliant on fossil fuels (although some of these buildings has a few trees on the roof for the tower people to enjoy). Being a working resident of NYC, Where the fuck has the congresswoman been the last 8 years, no less three as an official?

And AOC’s plan to protect public housing by putting it under the Green New Deal has immensely back fired, as NYCHA and the Fed’s RAD and de Blasio’s PACT has residents cutting down on fossil fuels by austerity as they cover themselves in extra blankets and subsist on meals prepared for hours on single burner hot plates.

But this Green New Deal/Anti-NRG event did get a nice turnout and some adorable pics for the establishment firebrand congresswoman of the 14th District. For what was in essence a safe space for her, her base and political  action org allies.

Departing from the park, the song Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) was being blasted from a bluetooth speaker by a Black couple chilling out on the grass under the tree. It was actually the only genuine moment that was being expressed about the existential threat of climate change. But I heard that song a thousand times before already so I kept walking. Which is probably how people, including yours truly, will react to AOC and her Green New Deal if it doesn’t progress from platitudes about how to make this new system of renewable energy and millions of jobs to make it work manifest. 



Housing Inequity, Death And Tax Breaks: A Tale Of Two Queens Areas

Astoria Houses

Thanksgiving, the symbolic holiday where all beings partake in communal gratitude and partake in sharing of the bountiful harvest of food and shelter. But on the east and west sides of Queens, it’s a theory that’s as good as dead.

An apartment building at The Astoria Houses are currently without gas and tenants have been without heat and hot water for a month. Despite the typical dragging of responsive service from NYCHA management to restore their utility they pay rent for, elected officials have been comparably unresponsive. This craven indifference continued until it got the attention of PIX News and a visit from streaming independent news channel Status Coup when a charity group were serving trays of hot food on catering tables at the front entrance at the building with the gas outage.

Then a few days later, a non-profit organization Queens Together arrived tagged along by elected officials arrived to bring some charity of their own. District City Councilman Costa Costantidas, House Representative Carolyn Maloney and newly elected Queens Borough President Donovan Richards arrived with bags of food, PPE’s and 48 crockpots for all the tenants deprived of gas services from the city’s biggest slumlord NYCHA, who supplied their vulnerable residents with single burner hot plates for sustenance.

While crockpots are an improvement over the cheap ass hot plates the tenants it still an immensely poor substitute for action that’s expected from elected officials.Because after their cameo appearances the gas still remained shut down. That three of them showed up so late to aid their constituents in need and come by with crockpots to do a photo op instead of demanding accountability from NYCHA only validated how insignificant their presence was despite their status as lawmakers.

And these lawmakers were just as invisible when it came to the city’s policy for new development that still goes wanting by hundreds of thousands of residents; because a mere 5 blocks north from the Astoria Houses, de Blasio’s NYC Housing program is debuting and opened the lottery for their latest “affordable housing” building with one and two bedrooms with rents ranging from $2,050 to $2,500, all set up for a lucky person or couple earning between 70 and 130 large.

But the luckiest person or LLC who/that developed this tower got a nice 421-a tax exemption from the city for being philanthropic enough to set aside 20-30% of these apartments from this lux building for higher income earning housing starved folks. Who knows how much of the city’s largess went to this developer that could have went to a get a new boiler sooner at Astoria Houses. I bet it would have bought a lot of crockpots.

Even though those donated crockpots look nice, what are people going to do if the power goes out? Or if those crockpots are defective? The only thing Costa, Carolyn and Donnie and that foodie non-profit contributed besides marginal aid for the 48 tenants still without gas utilities were nice optics for themselves.(While Rep. Crowley above quipped that a “single-burner hotplate is simply not a solution”, a crockpot is barely an improvement either. The most they can do with them is be able to boil water faster to bathe and wash dishes with. It’s just another remnant of neoliberal based civic policies that are starving essential services for the vulnerable.

Meanwhile across the river in Flushing, an expansive swath of luxury hyper-development by a filthy toxic creek is being planned and vociferously lobbied and pushed by a Chinese real estate consortium, departing term limited councilman Peter Koo and tainted community board leadership who have a conflict of interest with the land grab (and will resort to violence and intimidation to get this approved) that the city is eager to fast track. It’s layout includes behemoth towers and hotels with a morsel of “affordable” apartments for the consortium to cash in on the sweet 421a break.

Even though a few other “affordable” luxury towers have already been planted and another in it’s nascent skeletal phase, presumably the developers and the city are all champing at the bit to get this done because they are building these towers to provide equity to low income earning people in desperate need for housing even if that amount is menial. It’s also to “revive” the neighborhood even though it’s one of the highest populated neighborhoods in Queens and arguably the busiest. Naturally this hyper-development that’s being steamrolled has been met with stiff resistance and frequent protests.

But it’s a lot busier on the low end these days in Flushing thanks to COVID19. With 20% of NYC citizens unemployed since the contagion claimed over 30,000 lives and suspended and destroyed small businesses since the first lockdown began in March, lines for a food pantry run by La Journada go on for blocks and blocks. And blocks. And blocks. These people might not have gas outages at their homes, but it’s clear they have to prioritize rent over food because of their existential economic stasis to keep themselves sheltered.

As for the non-sheltered, the homeless population in Flushing as well as most of Eastern Queens continues to amass. Although the city Department Of Homeless Services policy’s past reliance on hotels to shelter people has become a necessity because of the pandemic, many homeless people still prefer to sleep rough on the sidewalks or parks and in inclement weather than to stay in hotel shelters that aren’t safe from violence or infection. Which led to this horrific sight nearby a public housing building, when a citizen found a homeless man frozen dead in a fetal position sheltered by a makeshift shelter made of cardboard boxes furnished with a pillow and blanket underneath him.

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Housing and food insecurity and the existential fear of being penniless and dying on the street surely shouldn’t be happening in the wealthiest country in the world and with the Dow Jones at 30,000.

It surely shouldn’t be happening at all in the greatest city in the world with a Democrat majority with alleged progressive values that were elected and appointed to government offices. As this pandemic has exposed even more regarding housing in New York City, these officials inaction has enabled these neoliberal based civic policies prioritizing the needs of a fantasized populace than the one that already exists and all their superficial actions establishes them as the posers they are, and the ramifications from them are leaving devastation, depression and death in it’s wake. The difference now is that they no longer are capable of obscuring it.

Because while Thanksgiving comes only once a year, the laws enacted by fauxgressives favoring the developer overlords assures that everyday is Black Friday for public housing residents, the working poor, the aged and the destitute of Queens and the rest of the five boroughs.