The Blowback Blight And Anarchy From NYC’s Open Restaurants Law

New York City, New York

COVID-19’s impact on New York City has no doubt fundamentally changed the environment, landscape and cuture of this city. It’s why this nation of ours had to suddenly print trillions of dollars to keep it resembling an imitation of normal to get money in people’s pockets and keep most businesses solvent where before we used to print it to pay for regime change wars and to assure the biggest banks remain too big to fail. It was basically a big class action settlement for government malpractice of our leaders response to the virus (and clearly the manufacturing of it thanks to Dr. Anthony Fauci).  And when the stimulus cash arrived to NYC, one of the first things that got fed socialist moneyed resuscitation was to the restaurant industry.

Since eating indoors was still a major risk of contagion for months on end last year, City Council and Mayor de Blasio addressed the existential threat the virus had on the dining and drinking industry and started the Open Restaurants initiative which lifted restrictions and eased regulations for restaurants to build sheds on the street curbs so patrons can come back and dine again outside of their establishments. Despite usurping parking spaces from residents, these businesses were able to recoup some losses and were able to make money again. The city also integrated this program with the Open Streets initiative to “re-imagine” public streets initially centered on cycling and pedestrian commuting by evolving them to plazas with the intent to foster community activity and keeping vehicular traffic out (both initiatives annoyingly prodded by bike zealot/car abolitionist lobby Transportation Alternatives). With the sheds on the asphalt, restaurants were able to extend their businesses by placing tables on the street, enabling to serve more customers. At the time it was logical and necessary.

Even though this was enacted for emergency purposes to keep businesses thriving in a still near dead city (with more prodding from agent of the city TransAlt weaponizing this program to banish cars)  the City Council Cronies and The Blaz decided to make restaurant outdoor sheds permanent, which was buoyed by a bill written by the State Senate and signed by Mario’s Son Governor Cuomo. Now even though restaurants are under the regulatory purview of the Department of Health, the Blaz left the responsibility of monitoring the street sheds under the Department Of Buildings. If this isn’t bizarre enough, the Department of Transportation seems are wholly left out of this even though the streets are officially under their purview. And as expected with the Blaz and the Council Cronies, they conjure these laws without considering the ramifications of them as some restaurants and even non-food related establishments opportunistically took advantage of the bureaucratic fugazi of  NYC’s Open Restaurants and Streets policy.

This egregiousness came to prominence when a member of community group L.E.S. dwellers encountered a curbside shed going through a re-imagining development in process in the East Village, catching the restaurant adding a second level to their shed  parallel with first floor apartment windows above the establishment and close enough to touch the branches on the tree above.

What the actual fuck indeed, what’s even more insane is that this restaurant just recently put up their normal ground floor shed, or to be more apt shanty, even though indoor dining was permitted after the city officially opened up at the beginning of July.

Surprisingly this shanty got an immediate stop work order a day after it went viral, even warranting a faux outrage tweet by Council Crony Margaret Chin, even though her vote enabled these owners to build their leisure duplex. But this being NYC, there are others that are able to get away with flouting the rules with impunity, even though because of the emergency edict placed on open restaurants that gives them a pandemic loophole to build bigger and denser on public streets there practically aren’t any rules anymore.

Popular youtube personality computer repair guru and small business owner Louis Grossman found some more shanties while just strolling around town where he works and one of them had doors like in a saloon, as he pointed out the distinctions between a shed that was safe for pandemic dining and ones that were basically houses on the street with no proper circulation, which defeats the purpose of stopping the spread of COVID. Then he encountered probably the biggest freak violator of all, an open restaurant with an air conditioner.

If there is anything positive to say about this is that it looks more like a bungalow than a shanty with all the windows installed. But it still looks like a cabin because they didn’t even bother painting it and it’s sure as fuck not definitely not safe from the delta variant if people are dining there on a hot muggy afternoon or balmy evening since the contagion is trapped as people are sharing microbes while eating, drinking and talking in close proximity.

Watching that video would give the impression that it’s probably the tipping point or nadir of the open restaurant phenomenon and that the D.O.B. will stop by and tell the proprietor to take it down but you’d be wrong.  Because these AC equipped cabins have set off an open restaurant land grab wave.

Documented by the lifestyle news website Eater, many high end dining establishments in high destination areas in Manhattan seized the opportunity given to them and set up AC’s for their own shanties,as well as other fixtures and locking doors that resemble modern day cabins or even Fedders apartment buildings. But absolutely nothing can compare to what two restaurants did on the same block in the small enclave known as Korea Town in Midtown nestled between Madison Ave and Herald Square, for these open restaurant structures are not mere shanties, they are practically street curb condominiums. Here’s a place called Osamil…

Really don’t get why the windows are so small, but they apparently slide open, those doors look like they belong in a horse’s stable. But one things for sure, they made that solar powered parking meter absolutely useless.

Mosey on down the block and we probably have the city’s most egregious and heinous public street space monopolizer restaurant indoor shanty claimed by Take 31, which takes the city’s re-imagining shock doctrine open restaurants policy to another level.

Look at these doors and windows, how can you possibly breath let alone spread the delta variant…

In case there is any wonder how these 4 A.C.’s are being powered, get a load of the electrical hookup. Remember, the Department Of Buildings is in charge of regulating these things, doubtful if you can get away with this if you hooked up something similar from your house to your garage.

Apparently when they were building this aesthetics wasn’t even on the agenda or even architecture or carpentry, but making this shitpost into a veritable ice box was. They equipped this with FOUR HVAC units. Apparently this was made for two establishments judging by the outhouse that’s built in front of a small restaurant next door.

If the sign demanding proof of vaccination wasn’t ludicrous enough considering there isn’t one pasted on the elongated outhouse on the street, what’s even more deranged is that the shanty is just under 10 feet across a building under development with scaffolding and bollards on the street, making it very treacherous for driving and cycling commuting.

Since the current mayor de Blasio and the City Council cronies joined in solidarity to legitimize these shanties under the rubric of safety because of COVID and the delta variant and by extracting the authority of the Department of Transportation from regulating these , it had to come at the expense of the safety of vehicular, cycling and walking commuters and a brazen example of the second expense lies on Bleecker St. in Noho.

Despite the presence of a bike lane, the proprietors of this open restaurant shanty blocked half of it, which if a regular citizen driver or the NYPD did this it would get photographed and pilloried by bike zealot social media accounts and would get a $200 citation by a traffic constable in real life.

Although the barricades set up makes it city designated open street designed to ban cars, it doesn’t prevent drivers from accessing the open restaurant area turning from Mulberry St., making riding pass this shitpost set up a perilous risk.

And the thing that’s remarkable about bike propagandists like StreetsBlog NYC praising open restaurants to the skies is that even when they are not violating traffic laws, the roads still don’t have sufficient space to ride a bike by them and makes driving more perilous despite the precautions taken by restaurant owners to make their structures more visible (like a house on the street wouldn’t already do that)

Of course can’t leave out the frustrations of the pedestrian, with insufficient walking space as these shanties make commuting by them a human gauntlet with people milling around and waiters and busboys going back and forth serving people. Ultimately forcing pedestrians with no choice to walk in the streets in the driving and bike lanes.

Surely pedestrian gridlock is a daily issue by this restaurant/bar/nite club in South Richmond Hill that actually built a tunnel by their establishment.

And since they already have an LED display sign, they can probably scan EZ passes to go through it. Although prospective burglars sure will appreciate the easy lift provided by the roof inches away from the apartment in the mixed use building.

While this outdoor dining set up one a mile west is more sad than egregious, but still a brazen hazard that has the potential to cause a blazing one.

It can’t be stressed hard enough what damage this shanty is going to do if one of this restaurants neighbors houses goes on fire, or even their own business (unless that hole was put there for that reason) considering an incident where a mixed-use building got torched on Bleecker St. because the FDNY couldn’t get around a shanty in front of the restaurant where the fire started on the ground floor. And never mind how flammable this and every other wooden shanty in NYC is vulnerable to any random kindling or arson attempt.

But what makes this restaurant more sad about it’s flaunting of fire codes is that it doesn’t have much of a choice with Bill de Blasio’s utterly fascist and unscientific vaccine mandate about to be unleashed on city establishments and venues, where the only way to keep non-vaccinated residents as customers is to keep them outside.

And if there is a shanty that’s a tinderbox waiting to explode, it’s got to be the one belonging to celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s five star Michelen steakhouse restaurant in Murray Hill. A set up so ostentatious it’s the Hamptons Mansion of open restaurant shanties in NYC.

To be fair, maybe Wolfie’s shanty resembles more like a Super 8 motel going by all these doors and key locks.

Looks like somebody tried to pick this one. Gotta admit that this shanty looks more safer and pleasing than the city’s homeless shelters.

What makes this the most special of open restaurant shanties is that it’s built on a steep incline with traffic going south. which means there are probably steps inside there. While it doesn’t have energy sucking HVAC’s it does appear to have what looks like an air purifier releasing whatever delta variant strains the customers are dispensing inside and releasing the contagion into the ether and onto the public. Which makes a mockery of the vaccine mandate rules by conveying this as a safe outdoor venue for microbe aerosol dispensing dining and nightlife leisure activities.

Besides the obvious haste to put these curbside bungalows up in order to opportunistically take advantage of the City Council and current Mayor’s Open Restaurant law, judging by the the exposed wood paneled wall entirely flushed against the 33rd St. Station stairwell, what’s curious is how to patrons get served inside that shanty?

Which means waitstaff and bussers have to maneuver through passerby with orders for the clientele and to clean up after them, causing more pedestrian gridlock on the sidewalk and from commuters exiting and entering the stairwell at the downtown staircase of the 33rd St. Station.

And get a load of this cable going into the restaurant. It’s only about 7 1/2 feet off the ground. It really doesn’t matter whether its a five star joint, these shanties are cheap and ugly and still vulnerable to cause contagion spread because of the indoor environment in addition to being a blatant electrical fire hazard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ironic thing about these shanties which purport to bring people and vibrancy back to city streets and also add a touch of European savoir faire while keeping more cars off the street in order to improve the environment, it’s ultimately done the exact opposite and has brought down the quality of life and environment in neighborhoods. Besides the horrendous site of mountains of garbage piled up against the structures and inside them and providing convenient shelter for a new generation of rats to feed and breed in them, these filthy shanties have brought forward a disturbing new trend of high end blight of rampant graffiti wholly comparable but more artless than the aerosol paint bombings of subway trains in the Bad Old Days in the 70’s-80’s. Which perfectly falls in line with the New Bad Days era of the last 5 years.

It’s really a wonder why anyone would even eat and drink in these shacks, but it’s ok because of emergency pandemic exemptions, the NYC Department Of Health doesn’t bother checking them out either. Which makes those restaurant grade posters on the windows moot since the DOH is not responsible to regulate the shanties because it’s the Department of Buildings role.

Some of these are also zombie shanties from restaurants that went out of business.

Although there are absolutely no rules about the open restaurants, some establishments that took advantage of the idiotic law don’t actually seem to serve food at all. Like the Basquiat gallery here, where there are clearly no restaurants in sight.

And this other artful shanty which is in front of a hookah lounge.

This one has valet parking…

But some of these non-restaurant establishments probably serve liquor, making them able to take advantage of the city’s generous loopholes, like this greenhouse in front of this nite club. Complete with HVAC and door and lock. Also defeating the purpose of preventing virus contagion.

And to think Transportation Alternatives declares that sights like this should be normal as their agitprop allies Streetsblog NYC whinnies about how these are better for the environment than the existence of cars and traffic. This shanty recently developed by a legendary lunchonette in the West Village instantly disproves their theories, which basically turns a tree into a periscope. With some very apt commentary graffiti pointing out the restaurants man made climate violation.

What Transportation Taliban and Bike Blog and their urbanist hives on social media make clear is how unconscious they are about open restaurants/streets and how neoliberal their agenda is because the shanties and barricades act as violent architecture against cars in the hopes to “induce demand” in personal vehicle commuting by frustrating drivers to forsake their cars. All in the hopes for the total banishment of the vehicle.

One thing’s overwhelmingly conclusive about the open streets/open restaurants is that because of the overzealous attention and prioritization to approve the open streets/open restaurants law for permanency, the NYC Council Cronies and de Blasio did this with absolutely no consideration for the residents at all and waited over a month to even announce any regulations for them, which according to the mayor’s office you tube channel have broken every rule that is still waiting to be written on the books. Despite all excuses of trying to govern and keep the city’s economy solvent during a pandemic, these unsightly space hogging and citizen obstructing shanties are the result of city planning designed by a kakistrocacy consisting of people disconnected from their constituents and real life.

And they will be literally disconnected in a few months because the idiot mayor and most of the idiot council cronies are term limited and won’t be around to see this open restaurants fugazi exacerbate. Thanks to the leniency and the steady presence of the more infectious delta variant, these restaurants, especially the high end expensive restaurants, will only build bigger and bigger.

Which will lead to perilous conditions for all commuters on wheels and foot, more eyesore blight, filth, garbage and rats on the streets. As long as the pandemic continues and continues to get exploited by the ruling class and the hospitality industry, the blowback and anarchy, like the shanties, will build bigger and badder and stinkier and fuglier.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gangbangers are getting meticulous

“New Yorkers are vaccinated in record numbers. The Summer of NYC is here; there’s no better time to visit, and we’ll continue to cheer on our city’s recovery”

                                                        Deputy Press Secretary for Bill de Blasio, Mitch Schwartz

Here we go again, Mitch. Stupid asshole.

Bronx

In Mount Eden, a man chased another man with a gun on the sidewalk in a gang related attack. While being goaded by his fellow gangbangers to slay him in broad daylight, the gunman’s target ran directly into a 13-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy as they were about to enter a bodega to buy candy as he tried to find a place to hide and then he fell on top of them, causing them to fall on the pavement with him. Then the gunman circled around and stood over the man and the two kids and shot at him 12 times while trying to shoot around the children as if he was doing heart surgery. Then he ran away and got on the back of a scooter and rode away with an accomplice after he emptied his clip. The gangbanger managed to hit his target on both legs and plugged him on the back. The victim was brought to a hospital by his allies in a stolen car with temp plates.

Almost certain mayoral candidate Eric Adams personally offered a reward for 2 large for anyone to identify the soulless psycho, whose wanton and ruthless intentions have left the two kids traumatized and unable to sleep from the ultraviolent attack. The New York Yankees gave the kids and their parents free tickets to watch them beat the A’s.

The NYPD found the gangbanger and arrested him. Turns out he was still under supervision after finishing 2 years of parole after serving time on a conviction from an assault, though that didn’t stop him from robbing a person at knifepoint last year. And it apparently couldn’t convince a judge from convicting him for that crime. As for the man and actual target that caused this national/viral interest story, he was let loose on the streets after cops caught him with a semi-automatic gun last year while he was still on parole for previous weapons charge the year before.

Also in Mount Eden, a man that was left for dead on a park bench with his body bruised and battered died 2 weeks later from his injuries.

Again in Mount Eden, a man shot a 25-year-old man on the street in broad daylight and a stray bullet caught a 12-year-old girl in the leg while she was sitting outside with her grandfather and father’s girlfriend.

In Allerton, a man got caught running a drug ring inside his apartment when cops raided his home and found 25 pounds of coke and an automatic rifle and a 38 special.

Also in Allerton, a man chased after another man into an apartment building with a gun in his hand with little children running along with the target. This incident happened over a month before the lead story and video above with that psycho shooting around two kids to kill his mark went viral.

This fucking city.

Again in Allerton, a duo and a trio of men engaged in a shootout on a residential block and missed each other as stray bullets broke through house windows.

In Tremont, two young men ran up to a Benz and shot a man to death who was sitting inside in broad daylight.

Also in Tremont, a man shot another man in the hallway of an apartment building.

In Morrisania, two men approached another man in the middle of the street and one of them bashed him with a baseball bat as the other man stole his gold chain.

Also in Morrisania, a man got shot to death and a woman got hit by stray bullets as she was walking by in front of a church where the victim was having a dispute with his killer.

In Soundview, a man got shot in a courtyard at the Bronx River Houses.

Also in Soundview, a young man got shot to death on the street while he was hanging out with his friends.

Again in Soundview, a man driving a Benz killed another man when he rammed him while he was riding his bike and then ran him over. Then the lowlife abandoned the luxury car and ran away.

In Mott Haven, a man got shot to death on the street in broad daylight.

Also in Mott Haven, a gang of four men on motorcycles rolled up to a man on his motorcycle and held him up at gunpoint and demanded to give up his ride but he peeled out instead. The gang pursued him but one of them crashed into a car while running a red light and eventually got arrested at the hospital.

And again in Mott Haven, a man got shot to death from getting blasted in the back multiple times by a gunman who ambushed him as he was going up a flight of stairs between two avenues.

And again in Mott Haven, a man stalked another man on the sidewalk and then ran up to him and bashed him on the head with a cobblestone and then kicked his head and his body while he was on the ground and grabbed another stone and bashed him with it. The victim is afflicted with sickle-cell anemia and is lying catatonic barely able to speak. The NYPD caught the lunatic 3 weeks later and was found to be on parole.

And again in Mott Haven, a man got dropped off at a hospital with a bullet in his torso.

And again in Mott Haven, a man slugged another man in the face and knocked him down inside a bodega and then he robbed his cellphone.

And again in Mott Haven, a man got shot to death on the sidewalk in broad daylight.

And again in Mott Haven,  man volunteering for Mayoral candidate Eric Adams got into an argument with two men and then one of them charged him with a knife and stabbed him twice and then he walked away with his accomplice. The assault weapon was found on the sidewalk along with an icepick that belonged to Adams’ canvasser.

Blood and an Eric Adams campaign poster are seen on the sidewalk on Morris Avenue near E. 150th Street in the Bronx, after an Adams campaign worker was stabbed on Sunday, June 20.

And again in Mott Haven, a decomposed dead woman’s body was found by a crane operator in a lot where a luxury public housing tower is being developed. There was a time when something like this would go unnoticed in Fort Apache.

In Longwood, a man got shot to death on the sidewalk an hour after sunrise.

In West Farms, a man got shot in the thigh during a drive by.

In Woodstock, a man got shot to death by a street corner when the sun just came out.

Also in Woodstock, a man got shot to death on the street and was found lying in a pool of his blood between two cars on the asphalt.

In Claremont, a man shot a man multiple times getting him in the head and torso and also shot a woman in the arm on the street after midnight.

Also in Claremont, a speeding jeep mounted a sidewalk and collided into a family of six that was standing in front of a playground fence as a woman and a 60-year-old man wound up under the vehicle. When a group of friends  of the victims confronted the driver and a  passenger who was with him and tried to keep them from fleeing, the driver fled and brought back his crew and one of them whipped out a gun and fired it upwards, scaring everyone off and the driver and his friends ran away.

Again in Claremont, a man got shot to death following an argument with his killer by a playground.

In Claremont Village, a woman got hit in the leg by a stray bullet from a shooting on the grounds of the Butler Houses.

In Unionport, three young men who were shunned from accessing a graduation party left and then came back with an automatic rifle as one of them sprayed a fusillade of bullets at a group of people outside and hit two boys and three men.

Also in Unionport, a man got shot to death on the street on a street corner from a bullet to his back and neck.

In Charlotte Gardens, a man loitering on a street corner with other men pulled a gun out and fired at someone across the street. At least this menace to society had the tact to wait till children and passerby were not in the area when he tried to kill someone.

In Jerome Park,two men jumped a 17-year-old boy inside of a deli and beat him down in the aisle and stabbed him in the midsection and ran away with his sneakers.

In Hunts Point, a gang of three men surrounded an off-duty cop in front of a bodega and beat him down with their fists, broomsticks and a baseball bat in broad daylight.

In Van Nest, a man got killed after getting hit by one of Jeff Bezos’s delivery vans while riding a scooter.

Also in Van Nest, a man shot another man in the torso to settle an argument on the corner.

Again in Van Nest, three men forced themselves into a 61-year-old man’s house when one of them feigned to be a delivery man and then they held up the homeowner and his wife at gunpoint and tied him up. Then they combed the place and found and robbed $100,000 and split in an SUV.

In Wakefield, a man on a scooter rode by a double-parked SUV and shot at the driver and passenger sitting inside and then ran towards them up the street pointing his gun at them as the driver backed up.

In Woodlawn Heights, a man sneaked into the basement of a church and stole a gold cross worth over $10,000. That’s a lot of bling to honor the son of God. The thief turned out to be homeless man on parole after serving time for arson.

In Morris Heights, a man punched a 72-year-old man as he was going back into his vehicle during an argument over a car accident.

In Highbridge, a man got shot in the mid-section after arguing with his assailant at a party in a courtyard.

In Belmont, a bodega worker died four months after getting brutally beat down by a gang of seven teenagers after one of them got pissy paying for a buck’s worth of candy.

In Concourse, a woman was beaten to death inside her apartment following months of abuse by her boyfriend and visits from the NYPD on four domestic violence calls.

Also in Concourse, a man got shot while sitting in the front seat of his friends car as he was driving.

In Eastchester, a man got shot in the leg following an argument with his assailant inside an apartment building.

Also in Eastchester, a city bus driver coming off the night shift got hit by a stray bullet.

In Fordham, a man shot at two other man on the sidewalk, hitting both of them on each leg.

In Fordham Manor at the Kingsbridge Road Station, two men beat down and robbed a gold chain off another man on the D train.

Also in Fordham Manor, a woman and her brother got into an argument with a man on the street and the woman’s brother flashed a bb gun to settle the argument, but the other man shot them both multiple times as they were walking away. The woman wound up dying from a shot to her torso and her brother survived to shots to his body.

In Foxhurst, a man got knicked on the head from a bullet on a street corner.

Also in Foxhurst, a man moved warily down the street and onto the sidewalk, then saw a man and shot him in the ass.

In Longwood, three men got shot while sitting in a parked car from a drive-by.

In Kingsbridge, two men got shot during an argument with their assailant on the avenue.

In University Heights, two men on a motor scooter riding on sidewalk rolled up to a man on the corner and the man riding saddle back snatched a gold chain off his neck while in motion.

In Bedford Park, a man got shot 4 times inside his apartment.

In Norwood, two men pulled out guns trying to kill a man on the street and shot him in the arm and also wound up hitting a 66-year-old woman and a man on their legs.

Also in Norwood, a man whipped out his piece and shot at a crowd of people hanging out on the street, hitting two men.

In City Island, a man stalked a woman walking on a path by a park and then grabbed her and dragged her into the forest and threw her to the ground and started strangling her until a man heard her scream while passing by on his bike and scared off the maniac who ran for the hills.

In Castle Hill at the Castle Hill Station, a man sitting on the train tracks got killed instantly off when he got hit and had his head sliced off by the arriving 6 train, which landed on the street below.

In the South Bronx, a young man got shot on the shoulder on the grounds of the St. Mary’s houses and wouldn’t drop dime on his assailant.

 A D.O.T. worker was arraigned and convicted for raping two girls aged 9 and 11.

In Morris Park, a man found unconscious at a park got picked up by an ambulance and then went bezerk when he awakened and attacked a paramedic who was aiding him and chase him out of the vehicle. Then the man tried to force open the doors as the EMT was trying to drive away. But at least the Blaz is throwing a parade for these EMT’s in a few weeks.

Manhattan

In Times Square, a man with a gun ran down the sidewalk and shot at a group of men and missed, causing the bullet to ricochet off a building wall and hit a man in the arm who was standing outside of a hotel with his wife and relatives.

Because the unwitting victim is a Marine and the son of a retired military officer/intelligence official and being that it was the second shooting incident in less than a month in the Square, The Blaz and Chief Harrison wasted no time and decided to “flood the zone” with another deployment of 50 cops in the biggest and most precious tourist attraction in the world. 

Despite the bigger and redundant police presence, tourists are cognizant of the predominant crime wave and even more wary of walking on the streets in the vicinity. Although if there’s any consolation for the Blaz, some tourists seem to find the disturbing rise of violent criminal activity as a new novelty attraction.

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Also in Times Square, two men and two teenagers jumped and beat down a tourist while she was walking on the sidewalk and stole her cellphone and wallet. One of the muggers left a bag with a gun inside by a hot dog cart. All of them got caught a short time later because there are hundreds of cops in the area plus there are surveillance cameras with facial recognition tech on every corner lamppost.

Again in Times Square, a woman died after getting hit by a taxicab while crossing the street at 4 a.m.

And again in Times Square, the vaccine site the Blaz set up so Broadway theater workers and actors and tourists can use to make the city recover for all of us got immediately shut down after it was discovered they inoculated people with expired doses.

And again in Times Square, a man whipped out his johnson and flogged it in front of tourists and passerby in the pedestrian plaza.

And again in Times Square at the 42nd St. Station, a man slashed another man in the  head on the mezzanine.

And again in Times Square, a stupid asshole hovered over 7th ave on a drone without city and NYPD permission. I wonder if he got the green light from the NYC EDC.

And again in Times Square, a man accosted a cop and challenged him to a fight. After a minute of mincing, a bunch of teenagers chase him out.

In Washington Square Park, a man called a cop profane racist remarks after he was being told to step away from a patrol van and then ludicrously proclaimed that his own race is incapable of being racist. The bigot, who works as a porter at NYU, also profanely taunted and threatened another cop who was sitting in his patrol vehicle.

The bigot got arrested at JFK airport  when he got caught possessing an automatic rifle he swiped from a shooting range in Texas.

Also in Washington Square Park,  actual illegal boxing matches took place by the Arch surrounded by a crowd of salacious revelers egging them on.

The promoter of this wanton ultraviolence would arrange another night of boxing matches complete with a fireworks coda a few weeks later after he defiantly proclaimed residents in the Village who are disturbed and perturbed by the chaos in the WSP autonomous zone should just move the fuck out. Psychopath.

Again in Washington Square Park, two men were slashed and a woman got trampled on the ground after a gang of ten men got into brawl in a crowd during a dj rager set on the evening de Blasio’s NYPD ended the 10 PM curfew. The instigators/participants of the ruckus all escaped. In another part of the WSPAZ, a man witnessing an argument between two men got attacked by them when they saw him filming their dispute on his cellphone and they beat him down to pavement and stole his phone.

And again in Washington Square Park, a man dressed and made up like Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker (or is it Juoquain Phoenix’s) punched another man in the face during an argument and a 76-year-old man a had bag with his belongings stolen after he set it down by the arch to take a picture of his son. The same and only Arch that the NYPD is guarding every night.

And again in Washington Square Park, a man went ballistic after getting into a shouting match with other men and whipped out a knife and a flashlight taser in each hand during a brawl with them, causing hundreds of denizens running away in a stampede and trampling over a woman who was only walking in the park with a friend. The man was released on his own recognizance without parole 2 days later. I hope the WSP Mutual Aid Fund hangs a do not admit poster to give to the cops guarding the arch.

And again in Washington Square Park, a statue was found covered in graffiti on all sides.

And again in Washington Square Park, fireworks went off, motorcycles were rode and three ragers went on at the same time inside the park which went on past curfew and the NYPD were given orders to do nothing about it.

And again in Washington Square Park, people looking to party in the park to celebrate Gay pride day suddenly got surrounded by a militia of cops in riot gear and on bikes. The presence escalated hostilities and a clash between the revelers and the cops ensued as cops doused them with pepper spray which incited reactions from the LHBTG crowd, leading to eight arrests after water bottles were thrown at cops and a woman bit an officer.

Amazing how the NYPD has shown tolerance and restraint while witnessing drunken raves, motorcycle riding, vandalism, illegal boxing matches at the park for weeks, letting WSP turn into a virtual autonomous zone, but when gay and transgender people come down to celebrate gay pride day at the park, their day of all days, suddenly there’s repression enforcement. If you are going to supervise a dystopia, you really can’t be selective about public baccanalias.

And again in Washington Square Park, three men and a woman got into a squabble with revelers celebrating gay pride and then with cops who told them to take down a homophobic sign they were holding up with a metal pole that was enraging the crowd.

And again in Washington Square Park, an argument initiated by a couple towards three food vendors who were haggling over prices and an irrational demand to give them ice with their soda (the ice that is used to cool soft drinks) escalated into a ruckus when someone demanded that the vendor take down little American flags and replace them with Rainbow flags.  After one of the vendors said something offensive to the unruly customers, a mob formed then swarmed and attacked the vendors and hit them with a hot sauce bottle and soda cans. A woman punched the elder vendor, who wound up with a bloody gash on his head as he hit the ground as the cops watched from across the street under the Blaz’s orders to stand down and guard the Arch and let the chaos at the park just naturally end itself.

In the West Village, a mentally disturbed homeless man walked into a diner to use the restroom then got into an argument with the waiters and the cook who told him to leave. When the cook tried to walk him out, the man grabbed him and shoved him into one of the windows and ran into Washington Square Park where three of the cooks co-workers captured him so the cops could arrest his crazy ass. The long standing classic diner has had it’s windows smashed on five previous occasions and the perp was a regular nuisance there who would at times impersonate a waiter. The man was currently on probation for another assault in Brooklyn two years ago.

Also in the West Village, a man robbed a $3,500 puppy dog from a pet store with ease.

In the Lower East Side, two men got caught stealing a case of beer from a bodega by a worker and then they beat the beat him down to the floor and then one of them clubbed him on his back with a baseball bat as his buddy went behind the counter and stole all the packs of Newport cigarettes he could find.

Also in the Lower East Side, a man hassled an 82-year-old man for money as he was trying to order cup of coffee to go inside a deli and then punched him in the head and stole his cane when he refused. The perp had 24 priors.

Again in the Lower East Side, a man got shot in the ass in the middle of the block.

And again in the Lower East Side, a man stabbed two other men during a street corner brawl.

In Noho, a man broke into an apartment and dry humped a ten-year-old girl’s feet while she was sleeping in her bed. The lowlife then creeped out and rode away on a bicycle.

In Chelsea, a man randomly sprayed a couple in the face with mace as he walked by them in front of an al fresco restaurant.

Also in Chelsea, a man shot another man to death with a 9mm in front of a luxury hotel as upper class young people partied inside with total oblivion. Busta Rhymes happened to be present at the crime scene to check out what’s the scenario. The gunman was found and arrested hiding in Long Island.

Again in Chelsea, a man not so randomly approached a woman and kicked her in the leg and back andyelled xenophobic slurs and obscenities at her. Then he threatened a man with a knife who tried to help the victim.

And again in Chelsea, a pickup truck driver killed a 91-year-old while he was crossing the street and while he was not yielding making a turn.

And again in Chelsea, two men and a woman stole jewelry, watches and a faberge egg worth nearly a million dollars from a woman who left the merchandise behind exposed in her car when she went to get more luxury items from a merchants showroom.

In Harlem, a man shot at another man as he was trying to cut through a building scaffold and rode away on a Citibike. Drive-bys are now re-imagined as ride-by’s.

Also in Harlem, a gang of three men on bicycles, two of them being Citibikes, pulled out guns and fired at a basketball court at the King Towers and hit a woman on the neck.

Again in Harlem, a man got shot in the back on the street an hour before sunrise.

And again in Harlem, a man got shot during a fight at a BBQ party and a woman drove him to the hospital and dumped him there where he eventually died on the operating table. The victim got blasted in the head at point blank range a cookout 9 years earlier.

And again in Harlem, a man shot at a group of people standing by a train station then suddenly got chased down the street by transit cops who caught him in the act, the gunman then shot at them as they pursued him but wound up arrested when NYPD arrived to corner him.

And again in Harlem, a young woman and 17-year-old boy both got shot on the same leg after they got involved in an argument with their assailant.

And again in Harlem, a man got shot to death on the street following a heated argument with his killer.

And again in Harlem, two men got shot on a street corner.

And again in Harlem, a man robbed a motorized wheelchair from a disabled man who left it outside while shopping at a pharmacy. Here’s hoping this lowlife bumps into the wrong crowd while rolling on that thing.

And again in Harlem at the 145th Station, a bunch of drunk vagrants arguing with other got into a rumble on the D train, leading to the one of them getting stabbed.

In East Harlem, two young women both got shot in the leg from stray bullets from a shootout between two gangs on the street.

Also in East Harlem, a man sexually molested an 81-year-old woman inside a nursing home while he was giving her an x-ray.

Again in East Harlem, a woman got hit the neck from a stray bullet fired by a man who ran up the street shooting aimlessly at someone.

And again in East Harlem, a 17-year-old boy got nicked by a bullet to his head while he was on the grounds at the Washington Houses.

And again in East Harlem, a man got shot by another man when he stepped out of an elevator inside a public housing building.

In Midtown, a man got shot at the front door of chain hamburger restaurant.

Also in Midtown, a man grabbed the asses of 3 women in a morning rush hour groping spree.

Again in Midtown, a man sexually molested a teenage girl by grabbing her ass and then walked east on the same block and hugged a woman without her consent.

And again in Midtown, a truck driver for an online supermarket failed to yield to a man and his son and hit them as they were crossing the street.

And again in Midtown, a man noticed keys were left inside the ignition of a car belonging to a consulate from Qatar and then hit the gas and smashed 10 other vehicles trying to get away.

And again in Midtown, 3 boys yelled at a man about Palestine and then stole his hat and rode away on their bikes.

And again in Midtown, a man stabbed another man on the street and tried to flee in his car and wound up crashing it into a building. The perp abandoned the vehicle and ran away.

And again in Midtown at the 5th Ave Station, a man bashed a bottle over a woman’s head on the E train and then got off at the next station and fled. The victim, a tourist from Columbia visiting NYC, couldn’t find any cops around to help her or catch the loon.

And again in Midtown, a man got shot in the leg in front of a hotel.

And again in Midtown, a homeless man got detained by cops at a homeless shelter hotel for violating a protection order and when they brought the derelict to Bellevue Hospital, he grabbed a box and smacked it over a cops head and bit another cop in the hand while he was still partially handcuffed.

And again in Midtown, a man whacked a woman on her back and her arm with a strap while she was sitting outside on her lunch break. 

And again in Midtown, a man got livid at another man who he accused of cutting him on line at a food cart and then he donned a ski mask and walked over to where he was eating and smacked him on the head with a baton.

And again in Midtown, a homeless man clobbered a 66-year-old man with a metal pipe as he was walking with his daughter on the sidewalk.

And again in Midtown, a man got killed while driving his motorcycle when a car collided into him as the driver was making a turn to get on the avenue.

And again in Midtown, a man slashed a woman in the chest during a heavy dispute on a street corner.

In Chinatown, a man robbed a bank of over two grand after handing a teller a note, which he wound up getting caught and arraigned for but was released the next day. That next day he held up a bank in Midtown with a note again and got a hundred bucks and got nabbed by the po-po.

In Central Park, a man stabbed another man in the arm during an argument.

Also in Central Park, a man caught a woman unawares while she was texting and grabbed her cellphone and punched her in the face and ran away but was hindered by a woman who put her leg out to trip him and was caught by a Samaritan who retrieved her phone from the skel. The victim immediately wiped her $1,500 phone with purell which erased the thief’s prints off.

In the Upper West Side, a man was walking around naked with a hard-on while high on K-2 by the green space at the Museum Of Natural History.

Also in the Upper West Side, a man was walking around naked in Riverside Park and menaced a woman while she was walking her dog.

Again in the Upper West Side at the 96th St. Station, a dick opened an emergency box and pulled the lever inside and caused elongated delays during the morning rush hour on two transit lines.

And again in the Upper West Side, a man got hit by a stray bullet on a basketball court from a drive-by while playing in a tournament arranged by the city.

And again in the Upper West Side, a USPS postal worker killed a man while he was riding his bike while he was making a turn without yielding.

And again in Upper West Side, a man got hit by a delivery van while walking in the crosswalk.

The actress who got run over by a hit-and-run motor scooter rider in the Upper West Side succumbed to her injuries and died.

In Hamilton Heights, a two-year-old girl died inside a homeless shelter run by Andrew Cuomo’s sister’s non-profit shelter provider.

In Washington Heights, a dispute between two men over a parking space escalated when one of them shot the other in the leg and then drove away.

Also in Washington Heights, a man snatched a $900 gold Cuban link chain off of a 4-year-old boy inside an apartment building where his grandmother lived.

Again in Washington Heights, a man murdered his wife in cold blood in broad daylight by pummeling her with a crowbar at a bus stop that she regularly used and then rode away on a motorcycle, which he abandoned in a garage where he told a parking attendant what he did. Before his arrest and arraignment, the psycho tried to justify the slaughter was deserved because she was unfaithful to him.

And again in Washington Heights, two men ambushed a man coming out of a hair salon at gunpoint and pistol whipped him during a struggle and snatched his $40,000 watch and $5,000 gold chain.

And again in Washington Heights, a gangbanger blew up a bunch of m-80’s and enhanced the explosion by lighting them in a bag of flour in the middle of the street. Who fucking needs Macy’s to put on a show?

In Morningside Heights, a man stood on the roof of a commercial building trying to commit suicide and was stopped by the cops.

In Inwood, a man shot another man inside of his car after engaging in an argument with him.

Also in Inwood, a man walked up to a parked car and shot the driver to death and his passenger in the groin.

Again in Inwood, a man caught a bullet that grazed his head while he was standing on a street corner.

And again in Inwood, three men ran up to a parked car with guns in hand and two of them grabbed a man as he stepped out of the vehicle and wrestled with him trying to rob him and one of the gunman blasted a round at the driver, who hit the gas trying to get away and crashed his car into a mixed use building wall. As the driver was bleeding to death, the gunman ripped the $3,000 chain off his neck and also stole a ring and a watch. While the other two men tussling with the victim’s friend shot him and stole his chain, then got in their getaway car and fled.

The NYPD has determined that this brazen robbery is part of pattern of other gunpoint jewelry holdups going on in the last few months which has also led to fatalities.

And again in Inwood, three men bum rushed a man and robbed his watch after they shot him three times when he resisted. This incident happened almost 2 weeks before the aforementioned holdup and killing, so there is definitely a pattern here. Better send another 50 cops here de Blasio.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a man stole an ambulance and drove it for 20 blocks while pursued by police and the skel still got away after he stopped and fled on foot.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a man slashed another man inside a park and ran away on the streets in broad daylight.

Again in Hell’s Kitchen, a gang of men charged three women who were unloading items from their cruiser and two of them jumped into the vehicle and drove it off while one of the women was in the back seat and the other one jumped into the trunk in order to stop them and  also  dragged a woman on the asphalt who also tried to stop them from getting away. Because of the tenacity exhibited by the two women, the thieves failed in their carjacking attempt and ran away.

In Columbus Circle, a man witnessing an altercation between a man and a woman on the platform got stabbed multiple times by the other man when he tried to calm them down.

In Downtown, a man shot at another man who was walking his dog underneath building scaffolding  and missed him as his mark ran away but the stray bullet hit a man who was sitting on steps at a nearby apartment building at the St. James Houses.

Also in Downtown at the Chambers St. Station, a man loitering by the metrocard machines shadowed a man buying a card and then he grabbed his wallet and ran away.

Again in Downtown at the Fulton St. Station, a man yelled homophobic slurs at a transgender woman when she stepped inside the A train, then he attacked her with a screwdriver and stabbed her multiple times.

In Herald Square, three homeless men ganged up on a homeless man and beat him down repeatedly with a bat and a folding chair and also stabbed him in the back. Somehow the victim survived.

In Grand Central Station, with tourists returning to New York City and a demoralized police force led by a neutered patrol chief and commissioner and led by an arrogant imbecile mayor, a recidivist metrocard hustler returned to his old haunts and scammed a woman who was about to use a metrocard machine by feigning to be an MTA worker and stole 23 bucks from her when he handed her an expired unlimited ride card. Cops  caught his opportunistic ass at the Herald Square station and arrested him.

In Union Square, a man yelled at an off-duty cop and stabbed him on the back of his head with a pair of scissors in front of the turnstiles. The skell tried to escape on the train but the cop caught him and held the doors open and called for backup.

In Gramercy Park, a homeless woman randomly punched an 87-year-old woman in the head when she came out of a supermarket. The homeless woman then went across the street to lay down on the concrete and while lying there she revealed to cops her last address was at a chain luxury hotel in Chelsea. She must have just got kicked out with the rest of the homeless people because the Blaz thinks the pandemic is over.

In Penn Station, a man spit on a woman who was commuting and called her a racial slur.

Also in Penn Station, at the 34th St. Station, a mentally disturbed man yelled profanities on the 2 train and then directed his ire at a man and yelled homophobic slurs at him and then stabbed him when they fought on the platform.

Again in Penn Station at the 34th St. Station, an argument between two men on the 2 train escalated when one of them took out an ax and swung it at his foe, scaring the shit out of other commuters who ran off the train when it arrived at the stop.

In NoMad, a man directly up to another man on the sidewalk and punched him in the face and called him a racial slur.

In Kips Bay, a man got shot in the face while he was sitting in a double parked car.

Also in Kips Bay, a man showed up at the city’s notorious homeless shelter and told staffers that he stabbed his roommate to death in their apartment in Starett City. Did this nut think de Blasio’s congregate shelters are holy sanctuaries or fugitive hideouts.

In Tribeca, a dead man was found floating on the Hudson River.

Also in Tribeca, a man yelled an xenophobic obscenity directed to a woman and her grandchildren.

Again in Tribeca, a man plastered stickers mock criticizing Israel on the Verizon and Goldman Sachs buildings on West St.

In the Flatiron District at the 23rd St. Station, a man beat down a 65-year-old transit worker on the R train because he didn’t want him to stand close to him.

In Noho, a homeless got pissed at a 61-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman who wouldn’t spare any cash and then shoved and punched them.

In Greenwich Village, a man walking home got attacked by another man who punched his face and called him a homophobic slur.

In Chinatown, a man got stabbed during a rumble in front of a bar involving ten other men including an off-duty  C.O..

In the Upper East Side, a taxi driver lost control of his cab and crashed into a restaurant.

Also in the Upper East Side, an area woman notorious for randomly yelling and spitting on people returned to the vicinity and resumed her recidivist anti-social attacks on passerby.

On Wards Island, a serial sex offender raped a 61-year-old woman nearby a group home where he resides.

Sales of Crystal Meth and fentanyl laced hard drugs have seen a massive rise, rivaling the production and widespread abuse of drugs during Crack’s dominance in the 80’s and early 90’s

Brooklyn

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In Brownsville, a woman suffering from post-partum depression and loneliness attempted suicide and tried to kill her newborn daughter and 2-year-old son by jumping out of her apartment window on the second floor. A neighbor who witnessed the horrifying incident saved the children from their mother who was still trying to kill them. If only the city had a billion dollar mental health program to aid desperate and suffering people like this. Oh yeah, de Blasio’s fucking wife runs it and it hasn’t done shit for anyone that actually needs the services.

This is all on her and him.

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Also in Brownsville, a man got shot to death in front of an apartment building at the Langston Houses.

Again in Brownsville, a man got shot in the leg on the street and another man got shot in both legs on the grounds of the Lafayette Houses in incidents an hour apart from each other.

And again in Brownsville, a man got shot in the foot in the middle of the block.

And again in Brownsville, a deviant stuck his face and his tongue out on a woman’s ass as she was bending over to take something out of a fridge.

And again in Brownsville, a man wearing a wig shot another man in the leg by the Langston Housings.

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In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a city bus driver got his foot caught between the gas and brake pedal and lost control of the bus and crashed into a brownstone apartment building. The driver and 11 passengers wound up with injuries and the bus became a freak show destination for lookie-loos for about a week until it’s removal.

In Crown Heights, two gangs got into a shootout in broad daylight on the street. de Blasio doesn’t send 50 cops there.

In Crown Heights, a man got shot in the knee on the street and limped to the nearest hospital.

Also in Crown Heights, a man got caught trying to ditch a gun running away from the cops when six of them showed up to stop him and his friends from drinking booze from red solo cups on the sidewalk. If you guys want to get loaded with impunity go to the WSPAZ.

Again in Crown Heights,two men got into a brawl on a city bus and one of them dropped a gun when they continued their ruckus on the street right in front of Eric Adams campaign office and ran away. Then the other man picked up the gun and gave it to the bus driver and he didn’t want anything to do with the piece either so Adams’ staffers stood guard of the gun until the cops arrived.

And again in Crown Heights, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl both got shot in a drive-by while they were sitting on a bench.

In Kensington, a man verbally harassed and punched  an 86-year-old man in the face inside of a pizzeria and elderly man’s son arrived with a retired transit cop to defend him. The  son and his friend dragged the man outside and they all got in a tussle and wrestled on the ground until the elderly man’s son reached for his gun and shot the man in the arm and then the bullet went through the chest of the retired cop, who wound up dying from his wound.

In Bed-Stuy, a man shot another man in the leg to settle a dispute and hop on a motorcycle that was waiting for him and got away.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a woman got shot in the leg on the street late in the afternoon.

Again in Bed-Stuy, a man got shot to death from a blast to the neck on the street an hour before sunrise in a gang related incident.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a woman got shot in the midsection in front of a public housing building and a man got shot at while he was walking on the sidewalk in two shootings five minutes apart from each other.

And again in Bed-Stuy, a man got shot in the leg on the sidewalk after he left a house party.

And again in Bed Stuy, a man got shot in the arm in front an apartment building.

In Cypress Hills at the Cleveland St. Station, a man got into a dispute with three other men on the platform and wound up getting slashed on the head multiple times while brawling with them.

Also in Cypress Hills, a man got shot to death on a street corner at the crack of dawn.

Again in Cypress Hills, a man on a bike chased a food delivery man on his bike and stabbed him in the back while riding. Then the delivery man continued to his job and delivered the food order.

In East New York, a stranger greeted himself to a man exiting a train station and then punched him in the face. As the mark fought back, another man came up from behind and sucker punched him and both muggers stole his wallet and ear pods. Then one of the perps used the victim’s cards to buy flowers for some lucky lady.

Also in East New York, a man shot his girlfriend in the chest inside their apartment when they were fucking around with a 22. The man recently served time for gun possession.

Again in East New York, a man died and was mauled by his pitbulls by his camper in a trailer park lot.

And again in East New York, a young woman and her younger brother got shot during a drive by after their assailant yelled “what’s up” to them.

And again in East New York, a woman driving with a suspended license killed a 77-year-old woman when she crashed her car into her son’s car while speeding and running a red light.

In Bushwick, a man got shot in the foot on the sidewalk in broad daylight.

Also in Bushwick, a brawl erupted during a cookout in the back of an apartment building, leading to a gang member getting shot to death.

In Stuyvesant Heights, a man stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death to settle a dispute over a parking space. The killer previously served time for shooting someone to death 26 years ago.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man jumped into car and held the driver up at gunpoint then tied him up and stole his satchel containing three large in cash and nearly $300,000 worth of diamonds and gold dust.

In Mill Basin, an off-duty fireman threatened a young man with a fake gun to settle a dispute on the street.

Also in Mill Basin, a man carjacked a 78-year-old woman by yanking her out of her vehicle and then drove off with her dog in the back seat. The man abandoned the car in Williamsburg and the dog was found by Samaritans and returned to the victim.

Again in Mill Basin, a young man got killed while riding as a passenger in a car where the driver lost control while speeding and then crashed through the gate and smashed into a wall of a senior living complex.

In Sunset Park, a man shot another man on the street in broad daylight and fled with an accomplice in his car.

Also in Sunset Park, a drug dealer got ambushed and beaten up by a group of men he met on a building rooftop during a pot deal, so he threw a hefty bag filled with the sticky icky onto the street as a bunch of men picked up the bags of kind that spilled out of it on the sidewalk.

Again in Sunset Park, a man got held up at gunpoint by two men inside his apartment during a sneaker sale set up on an app. The men made off with $1,000 worth of sneaker and a $4,000 handbag and shot their mark when he tried to stop them.

And again in Sunset Park, a man stole a car from a couple with their 2-year-old daughter in the back seat as they were about to re-enter their vehicle. The thief drove to a park where he abandoned the child and the car. After the skell was arrested, for some reason the precinct decided to put him in a hazmat suit for his public perk walk.

In Williamsburg, two men on motorscooters with one man riding on the back of one ran a red light and rolled up on the street corner and then confronted a man who was passing by and demanded money from him, but took his yarmulke instead when he tried to call 911.

Also in Williamsburg, a very stupid man killed himself chasing a volleyball that went over the railing in Domino Park when he fell into and drowned in the East River.

Again in Williamsburg, a fire engine crashed into a minivan while responding to an emergency.

In Greenpoint, a man on a dirtbike riding on the sidewalk sped up and sucker punched a postal worker while he was doing his job. When the postman fought him off, another dirt bike rider appeared and both thugs punched him multiple times until Samaritans showed up to stop the unfair fight.

In East Williamsburg, a man jumped into a car and held up the driver and the front seat passenger at gun point, then he shot the passenger through the seat and then pistol whipped the driver when the passenger fought back. The perp then stole both of their gold chains from their necks. The man who got shot in the back died from his wound after his friend drove him to the nearest hospital. The killer thief mugged another person on the street an hour later.

In Flatbush, a man got shot in the leg during an argument with his assailant and he wouldn’t drop a dime on him when the cops talked to him.

Also in Flatbush, a gang of 10 men surrounded then attacked an off-duty cop, who then pulled out his gun in self-defense and fired it, causing them to flee.

Again in Flatbush, cops took down 14 gang members who were involved in nearly 40 shootings with rival gangs.

In East Flatbush, four men defaced a monument of George Floyd with black paint and graffiti stenciled  the name of a white supremacist organization around the mantle.

Also in East Flatbush, a man got shot to death from a blast to the dome on the street at 1 a.m.

Again in East Flatbush, a man got hit by a fancy car when he was unloading bags from his vehicle and the driver kept going.

And again in East Flatbush, a man killed a passenger in his car while he was speeding on the avenue and then crashed into another car in the intersection and then crashed into a pole and collided into a parked car from the impact.

And again in East Flatbush, a woman caught a man stalking her as she was walking on the sidewalk and stopped to look at her phone to ward him off. When she resumed commuting, the deviant tackled her from behind and groped her all over her body. Then the woman smacked him with her cellphone and the lech ran away.

In Coney Island, a man who recently got sprung for stealing a car stole another car from a man who was strapping his kids in the back seat while he left the motor running and then got thrown off the car when he tried to stop the thief who hopped the sidewalk and knocked over the pedestrians while driving backwards. The lunatic got nabbed by the cops as he tried to steal another car.

Also in Coney Island, a man got into an argument with a security guard who tried to kick them out of Luna Park after he and his girlfriend were being obnoxious and unsafe riding in a go-kart. And then the man challenged the guard to a fight and wound up getting his ass kicked and his head bashed in and wound up in a coma.

In Downtown Brooklyn at the Court St. and Borough Hall Stations, a man smashed the MTA’s new OMNY scanners on the turnstiles with a hammer. Watch what happens when the Metrocard is discontinued…

Also in Downtown Brooklyn at the Hoyt-Schemehorn Station, a beggar asked for money from a woman on the platform and to show his gratitude he stole her wallet as she was about to give him money.

Again in Downtown Brooklyn at the Pacific St. Station, a man punched another man in the face on the D train.

And again in Downtown Brooklyn, a gang pounced on a man coming out of the Metrotech/Jay St. Station and beat the shit out of him during a robbery attempt.

In Boerum Hill, a man had his bike stolen despite it being locked.

In Dumbo, two drugstore cowboys broke into a pharmacy and robbed bottles of Oxycontin, Adderall and other uppers and downers.

Also in Dumbo, a C.O. lost control of her bus and crashed into a building scaffolding, injuring 2 convicts and two other C.O.’s.

In Brooklyn Heights, a man walloped a man with a cane on his head on the street.

In Gravesend, a man got murdered in front of the Marlboro Houses from a point blank shot to his face.

Also in Gravesend, two men got into an argument with two other men on a street corner who each came armed with a machete and boxcutter.  So to make it a fair fight one of the unarmed men went into a bodega and got some beers for himself and his friend and cracked them saloon style to defend themselves but were overmatched and they got slashed and stabbed in defeat.

In Weeksville, a wheelchair dependent handicapped man got hit in the face with a stray bullet while hanging out on a street corner.

Also in Weeksville, a man got shot twice on the grounds of a public housing building.

In Marine Park, a man riding his bike late at night smashed fifty solar-powered parking meters with a hammer.

In Brighton Beach, a man shoved a 76-year-old woman onto a fence and caused her to fall on the concrete and continued walking his dog.

In Vinegar Hill, a woman got shot in the leg on a street corner.

In Ocean Hill, a man got shot twice while walking on the sidewalk.

Also in Ocean Hill, a young man drove his car onto the sidewalk and smashed it when he couldn’t fit between a tree and a front porch while trying to flee from another car in pursuit of him as a man shot at him as it was driving away in a gang related drive by.

In Canarsie, a man got shot in the chest on a street corner in early morning hours.

In Midwood, a cop got hit by a stray bullet in a firing range and was given a band aid for it and had the bullet in her leg for 2 weeks. She’s now suing the city for 5 million dollars.

Also in Midwood, a person shot a bullet into a synagogue.

In Fort Greene, an elderly woman randomly yelled racial and xenophobic slurs at a woman inside a pizzeria and threw red pepper in her 4-year-old son’s face.

Also in Fort Greene, three men surrounded a woman and stole her backpack after one of them socked her in the face, but a Samaritan chased them and got it back for her.

Again in  Fort Greene at the Fulton St. Station, a man brutally beat down a 74-year-old man on the mezzanine and stole his metrocards and 80 bucks.

And again in Fort Greene, a man hit another man with a bat at the park.

In Prospect Heights, a man got hit by car while riding his bike by the Grand Army Plaza Arch.

In Clinton Hill, a man punched a city bus driver in the face after he accused him of closing the doors on him at the stop.

Queens

In Jamaica, D.A. Melissa Katz with the NYPD brass in tow announced a new enforcement initiative to protect small businesses from petty thieves and mischievous miscreants and the city’s abandoned mentally ill homeless people who loiter inside and by restaurants and stores by dispensing “trespass notices” where the cops would give them warnings for any illicit conduct or activity. Katz, Council member Adrienne Adams and the Deputy Inspector from the 103 describes it as innovative policing but another way you can call this is “Stop, Warn and Leave”

Also in Jamaica, a man got shot to death in front of an apartment building at a quarter to 11 at night.

Again in Jamaica, two men got shot on the sidewalk from a drive-by and another man got shot in the hand on a street corner 30 blocks away. 

And again in Jamaica, a woman inside an SUV called another woman with a cane to come over to her and showed her necklace she had and then ripped off the necklace she had on. Then the thief’s husband hit the gas when the victim’s son came over and demanded them to give it back.

In Edgemere, a man connected to the gun used in the homicide of a 10-year-old boy who got shot to death at his uncle’s house was found with a cache of firearms and a flare gun during a search warrant of his apartment.

In Averne (but not by the sea) at the 67th St. Station, a gang of four young men chased a man off the A train and grabbed him on the platform and then pushed him down the stairs and ripped off his backpack and wallet and fled.

Also in Averne, a young man got shot in the torso inside an apartment building following a dispute with two men and he bled out on the street and later died from his wound.

In Far Rockaway, a man shot a 64-year-old man on the street and got away.

Also in Far Rockaway, a MTA worker and 20 gang members got nabbed running a drug ring selling fentanyl laced heroin and cocaine on the grounds of the Redfern Houses.

In Rockaway Beach, a man killed himself when he smashed into a lightpole while speeding on his motorcycle.

Candles and flowers were out to honor the victim, placed together with the seat of his motorcycle.

In South Jamaica, two men shot another man to death at point blank range on the middle of the street in broad daylight. Looks like 50 cops have to be sent to this vicinity, Blaz.

Also in South Jamaica, a man got killed in a car wreck when his vehicle got t-boned by a speeding driver in his SUV in an intersection. The perp abandoned his vehicle and ran away.

In St. Albans, a man got shot in the leg and his midsection on the street and died from his wounds.

Also in St. Albans, two men got shot on the street after a squabble with two other men.

Again in St. Albans, a man got shot in the arm and torso following an argument with his assailant on the street.

In Astoria, a man pulled out his piece and shot at the front door of a nite club at 3 a.m.

Also in Astoria, two men engaging in an argument in front of a bodega escalated when one of them whipped out a knife and the other found a wooden plank. As both men battled, the man with the knife got the upper hand and slashed the other man twice and continued to beat him down to the pavement and then stole his flip flop sandals in victory. 

Again in Astoria, a man shot two other men in a strip club parking lot following a dispute.

And again in Astoria and a week after de Blasio’s Department of Buildings announced they shut down 322 construction sites for violations, a crane toppled over on a building site at the early stage of development.

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In Long Island City, two men engaging in an argument in front of a bodega escalated when one of them whipped out a knife and the other found a wooden plank. As both men battled, the man with the knife got the upper hand and slashed the other man twice and continued to beat him down to the pavement and then stole his flip flop sandals in victory.

Also in Long Island City, a man held up a gas station with a note and the cashier gave him 250 bucks.

Again in Long Island City, a man got shot in the shoulder while sitting in his car in front of a strip club.

In Maspeth, an app-hail driver got killed instantly and his passenger got injured when a speeding unlicensed drunk driver crashed into his car in the intersection, causing his car to mount the sidewalk and hit a building wall. The perp abandoned his wrecked car and tried to walk away from the fatal wreck he caused but walked back to the crime scene with cops waiting to arrest him.

In Woodhaven, an e-bike deal went bad when a man shot another man in the hip during the sale in broad daylight.

Also in Woodhaven, three men got shot in a drive-by while they were hanging outside of an abandoned house that was recently re-appropriated as an airbnb-style hostel.

In Woodside, two men shot two other men in front of a strip club.

Also in Woodside at the 69th St. Station, a man yoinked a cellphone from a 17-year-old girl’s hand on the 7 train and ran away.

In Corona, a man got killed when he crashed his motorcycle into a car at an intersection.

Also in Corona, a man got into an argument with two men on the street and wound up getting stabbed seven times and his gold chain stolen by them.

In Richmond Hill, a man got shot in the leg on the avenue in the early morning hours and wouldn’t rat on his assailant.

In South Ozone Park, a man got shot while at a house party.

In South Richmond Hill, a man charged towards a couple walking by a restaurant and yelled xenophobic slurs at them and then he punched the man in the head and tried to remove a hajib off the woman’s head. Then the loony bigot went after and yelled at another couple in South Jamaica and punched the woman in the face a few times.

In Rosedale, a man got shot in both legs on the avenue.

In Elmhurst, a man got shot in the leg following a dispute with two men on the street.

In Jackson Heights, a man held a woman at gunpoint and then raped her in the back of an apartment building.

In Woodside, a man got shot three times from a fusillade of bullets fired at him by his assailant on a street corner.

In Kew Gardens, two men got into a dispute with a man on the sidewalk while they were inside a van and then threw firecrackers at him and drove off.

In Ridgewood, a man snatched a delivery package from a porch and rode away on his bike.

In College Point, a 16-year-old boy got killed by a hit-and-run driver while he was riding his bike. The car was later abandoned on a residential block.

In Whitestone, somebody whacked a dog and threw him in the river by the Throggs Neck Bridge, where he was found with a plastic bag and a cinderblock.

Also in Whitestone, a man driving without a license ran over and killed a woman with his pickup truck as she was crossing the street while pushing a stroller with her granddaughter.

In Laurelton, a man shot another man four times during a robbery on a street corner in broad daylight.

In Forest Hills, a man trespassing and lurking in the basement of an apartment building got caught by the doorman and then he punched him in the face after they got off in the lobby and ran away.

On Rikers Island, a convict was found dead in his prison cell.

Also on Rikers Island, a convict assumed the identity of another convict who was about to be released and escaped from the prison for about 24 hours.

In Sunnyside, a  loathed politician’s movie theater was vandalized with a statement mocking his latest electoral defeat on the marquee sign.

A woman got sexually assaulted by a delivery man who delivered a mattress from Macy’s in Manhattan to her apartment. 

Staten Island

In New Brighton, a man got shot to death from getting blasted in the face at point blank range while he slept in his bedroom in a gang related attack. The suspect is a reputed gang leader who fled the borough for a murder back in March when a rival gangbanger got shot to death by the Stapleton Houses at a memorial of another man brought down by gun and gang violence.

Also in New Brighton, a man shot a woman in the leg on the street.

Again in New Brighton, a man busted into a woman’s apartment and punched her in the face and destroyed her cellphone. The altercation led to a search warrant at his apartment at a hotel where cops discover over 200 hundred baggies of oxycontin, ecstasy and crack.

And again in New Brighton, a man being pursued by cops dumped a small container with baggies of smack in it. When the cops eventually caught him, the dealer fought back and kicked one of the cops, but he got overpowered and arrested and was found with 15 baggies of crack rock on him.

And again in New Brighton, a man stabbed another man while yelling at each other on a city bus.

And again in New Brighton, a man shot at a group of people in a drive by on the street and it took a month for the cops to arrest him. Time to send 50 cops here, Bill.

And again in New Brighton, two cops where shot at with a bb gun as they were leaving an apartment building at the Richmond Terrace Houses

In Clifton, a man got into a fight with his neighbor at their apartment building that warranted a visit from the cops. Then the man decided to spray the woman with pepper spray and managed to get it on the cops and other neighbors who were gawking at the spectacle as well.

In Meiers Corners, a 15-year-old boy easily stole a car from a man who left it idling when he went into a store. The thief got nailed by the cops following a high speed chase.

In Fox Hills, a man taking a nap on a porch awoken to a gunman who shot him three times in his back.

Also in Fox Hills, a man and a woman stole $17,000 from a 69-year-old woman who invited them into her apartment and fed them food.  In de Blasio’s New York, you really can’t depend on the kindness of strangers.

In Arlington, a man shot at two men who were hanging out in front of a deli. Two months ago.

In Stapleton, a woman running for borough president rear ended a tree after she plastered her campaign posters on buildings on the block.

Also in Stapleton, a man stabbed a young man on the street.

Again in Stapleton, two middle aged women mugged another middle-aged woman and robbed her handbag after threatening her with a tazer and beating her on the pavement.

On the Staten Island Expressway, a man driving a truck suddenly got hit by another car that was darting past him in the lane. After both vehicles pulled over, the man in the other car pulled out a bat and smashed the truck driver’s windshield and headlight.

In St. George, a man got caught by cops possessing a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Also in St. George at the S.I. Ferry terminal, a drunk vagrant and deviant stabbed another man in the back and punched another man in the face when they tried to make him stop accosting women with sexual favors and demands as they were trying to commute.

Again in St. George, a man spat on a city bus driver’s face.

In Todt Hill, a man slashed another man on the ear who was trying to break up a fight he was involved in.

In Port Richmond, cops busted a man possessing a gun and a loaded clip he was hiding in his car during a traffic stop.

Also in Port Richmond, a man attacked another man and stabbed him multiple times in the chest and midsection inside a public housing building.

In Westerleigh, a 61-year-old man ambushed a livery cab driver and punched him in the face and robbed him of 200 bucks as he was driving him to his home. 

In West Brighton, two men broke into a recently opened pretzel shop through the back door and robbed an amp, a laptop and over $1,200. Probably should hire protection.

Also in West Brighton, a woman went beserk inside a hospital and fought with cops who tried to escort her out. The one woman wrecking crew punched a cop in the face and slugged another cops in the jewels and swung haymakers to keep from getting arrested.

In Fort Wadsworth, a man shot another man in both legs on street in broad daylight.

In Graniteville, a man easily broke into a cellphone store and robbed $510 because he still had the security codes when he used to work there. The perp got arrested in no time because he used to work there.

In Rosebank, a homeless man yelled a racial slur at a 77-year-old woman and clobbered her with a can of Ice Tea in the middle of the street.

In Mariners Harbor, a young man broke into two houses and robbed jewelry, watches and clothes.

In Clifton, a man menaced his neighbor and then he fired a gun in his backyard. The cops responded to the shooting and showed up to his house where they found a 9mm, an automatic rifle, 3 magazines and over 140 rounds of bullets.

Also in Clifton, a woman engaged in an argument with a building janitor grabbed a broomstick to throw at him but missed and hit her 3-year-old child on the lip.

Again in Clifton, cops responding to shots fired on the street stopped a man who had bullets in his pocket that matched the caliber of the gun that was lying on the sidewalk by him.

In New Dorp, a man pick-pocketed two wallets from two elderly people and used their credit cards to spend over $1,000 on merchandise at Targe’

In New Springville, a bear cub was found dead on the asphalt of a parking lot.

The Elmhurst Horror

December 2020

Elmhurst, Queens, New York

Here’s a true story of domestic terror and chilling impunity. No names have been changed because there mostly aren’t really any.

It happened on a cold early morning just an hour before sunrise, 6 days before Christmas, a 5-alarm fire engulfed a three family house. The inferno spread so rapaciously that it instantly killed three men as they desperately tried to flee while trapped in their rooms, their only exit was sliding doors by the balcony on the second floor, which were locked. It also torched the three floor house attached to it, making both structures inhabitable.

Before the deadly blaze the house was proficiently and exceedingly habitable. Since the fire was extinguished, a lot of mystery still surrounds this tragedy. Not much is known about the tenants; especially their names which have not been identified, notably the three who perished in the inferno except for their ethnicity. The one tenant who survived the destruction and the deaths, also refused to be identified.

This house had an incredible lengthy record of housing violations going back 4 years with over $200,000 in fines. Mostly in the last two years, the former landlord had repurposed what was once a nice two family house and transformed it into a makeshift boarding house with single room occupations constructing seven rooms on each floor from the basement to the attic. Even the garage wasn’t spared as the original landlord Mumarrawa Mahmood managed to convert it into a rental where the superintendent of the house lived and added more dwellings to it even after repeated visits and fines by the Department Of Buildings.

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Whatever fines the original landlord accrued by subdividing the house probably got evened out with the monthly or weekly rents that were provided by dozens of tenants occupying all those SROs; the superintendent of the illegally converted home paid 700 a month (usually supers live rent free in apt. buildings). Now multiply that by about 10 or 20 as was claimed in a complaint by a prospect “tenant” in January this year. One of the last complaints filed to the DOB was by a person who was looking to rent a room and described 60 people occupying the house at once. 

Although even with all that non-taxed cash flowing in from this ratchet set up it was still not enough to avoid foreclosure.

When the original landlord decided to finally unload it after gradually gutting it for 4 years, it got purchased by an LLC  consisting of the new landlord and a bank from Texas last February. The LLC wasted no time making their presence felt as they attempted to force out the tenants from their SRO’s by shutting off the heat or buying them out after the DOB put a full vacate order at the start of the year.

The final DOB building violation report and full vacate order on the house took place on the morning after it burned down.

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The internal dilapidation cited in years of violations from the illegal construction  manifested itself as the house burned. The roof that was cited in the DOB’s records easily collapsed during the blaze as the second floor ceiling also dropped on the firefighters while they were extinguishing the inferno.

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The day after the fire, the FDNY put up a table down the block from the destroyed house on the pedestrian triangle on Corona Ave and 90th Street, displayed with safety brochures and flyers, even though the investigation of the blaze was not concluded. This gave off a predetermination by the department and also by the city that the fire was the fault of the tenants.

December 2020

The following day after the table got packed up, FDNY marshals determined that the early morning blaze was deliberately set off by an accelerant substance and security camera footage showed a man walking inside and then coming out of the house in a short amount of time. Now the premature result from what was initially thought as carelessness by tenants has turned into a possible cases of arson and homicide in less than 24 hours.

After concluding criminal intent was involved in the fire, the FDNY drew a warrant for the landlord and owner of the house and with the NYPD, found his residence in Flushing. During a search of his SUV, dogs sniffed out gloves with traces of the accelerant that set off the inferno inside the vehicle. The NYPD confiscated tech devices from the suspect, notably digital recording devices and a portable hard drive. Despite the procurement of this evidence and the apparent motive to evict the residents, the landlord and only suspect, Eric Chen, was not arrested.

Four months have passed since the house burned down and there has been apparently no follow up on this story from local news despite the fact that arson was the cause of the inferno that destroyed this house and incinerated three men alive. Also evident is the utter lack of a follow up and seeming abandonment of the case by city department enforcement despite the debris from the blaze still present on the ground in front of the garage door.

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What also remains from this destruction is the still smouldering odor of acrid smoke and flesh. But what also lingers in the ether here is the fact that an act of cold blooded murder was committed with impunity.

And never mind the evidence of arson that was easily found and sourced, what’s clearly evident is the motive. The new owners of the foreclosed house immediately was trying to sell it and it’s clear that they were champing at the bit to unload it because of COVID-19 and before the eviction moratorium was ratified by state and federal law (per Centers of Disease Control). Those that remained, initially suspected and maligned as squatters even by the superintendent who was occupying a room on the first floor, probably refused to leave because of their rights to shelter in place, reasonable considering that Elmhurst was the epicenter of the epicenter of the pandemic exactly a year ago and they were in their rights to remain in the house. Despite the shutdown and new regulations to protect the public from spreading contagion, the landlord still resorted to cut off the power in the house, but was forced to restore it after the residents made a 311 complaint. As the remaining residents continued to avoid paying rent for months because of the rent moratorium, that must have been the tipping point for the LLC owners of the house.

Another mystery is how none of the footage has been publicly released, which reportedly shows a man rushing in and out of the house and a sudden burst of flames by the front door and garage. Being that we live in an age of viral video mayhem and how the NYPD usually displays security cam footage on their own twitter, it’s amazing how this one didn’t warrant the attention it would have surely got, especially from the 24/7 streaming news sites and local news stations. Something as extreme as arson and murder should have warranted national attention as well.

de Blasio’s Department Of Buildings insouciance is all over this too, for there hasn’t been a single update of violations since the murderous inferno despite the mess laying outside for passerby to see and for neighbors to tolerate.

What’s not a mystery is the way this house was run and assembled in the 2 years under the previous owner; as a boarding house for hundreds of the housing insecure because of the criminally insufficient lack of affordable housing in NYC, which was undermined by the Housing for Preservation and Development Department’s prioritizing building public housing for the upper middle class. (Although it’s also quite possible that this charred house was repurposed as a hotel also for Airbnb). 

This house must have been a sanctuary for the victims of this city’s perpetual housing crisis (especially in two terms under Mayor de Blasio), especially those working check to check and undocumented immigrants, essential workers mostly doing gig jobs delivering food or driving for apps and working construction building towers they will never afford to live in.

 Meanwhile, the suspect (or suspects considering that two other tenants that were still living there weren’t home at the time when the blaze was set off) is still at large and nothing has been updated concerning the LLC that bought the house or the landlord who was found with the incriminating evidence in his car. But the record of the homicidal zeal to get rid of the holdout residents of the Elmhurst Horror is documented in the few stories that remain about this act of literal domestic terror, which resembles in essence the gangster hit jobs in iconic scenes from movies like the Untouchables and Goodfellas.

Queens Chronicle

Moments before his home caught fire on Dec. 19, the man, who asked not to be identified, was jolted awake by a strange noise — and then thrown into darkness.The first floor tenant, who had been paying about $700 a month rent, said he and about half a dozen others living in the Elmhurst home had struggled with new landlords in recent months, claiming they wanted them out of the building — even at one point turning off the utilities.

 It was like the sound of a gas burner before it ignites, he recalled.

Because of months of collective indifference from the accounted and unaccounted authorities, the latter being our elected officials who have not even bothered to acknowledge this monstrous tragedy, and also from the absentee LLC owners of this destroyed home, the inevitability of another craven and wanton act will assuredly manifest. And they don’t even have to ditch the evidence or clean up after themselves.

If anything that confirms the allegory that evictions are violence, look no further than this homicidal pyre of the housing insecure and the ruin that still remains in plain sight and living color. And the city’s complicity in allowing this site and this black market “affordable housing” system to fester is the biggest horror of them all.

 

St. John’s Hospital Outbreak Open House Sale

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Elmhurst, Queens, New York

Recent available testing for COVID-19 has revealed that over 10,000 people were infected with the disease in just the past week. It also brought upon a general moment of clarity and surely an everlasting fury regarding New York City’s stunning low amount of hospitals to house and care for everyone that will test positive for the disease and certainly for the amount of people that are going through the worst of it.

As the NY Post reported last week when Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio were apoplectic about the low amount of beds that will take for the dramatic rise of cases that have just unfolded over the weekend.

Now everyone pretty much knows that the reason why New York City is was grossly, criminally unprepared for this outbreak; because a lot of them went broke and the state and the city not only didn’t adequately fund them but actually enabled their closings with budget cuts and chummy pay to play land deals which led to crucial health care services getting terminated and replaced with high-end condo towers and housing. Even the rats that burrow in the lots during the nascent stages of development even know this.

A grand example of this devastation and deprivation resulting in this harried urgency to save thousands of lives is the notorious closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, Manhattan which was the biggest MASH unit on 9/11/2001- the previous greatest attack on the U.S.A. this century. What remains of St. Vincent’s now is ultra-luxury condominiums, even though it still looks like a hospital.

But what this post is going to focus on is the former St. Johns Hospital on Queens Boulevard, the boulevard of zombie development.

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St. Johns was unceremoniously shut down back in 2009 and left hundreds of people out of work and a vast community without to go for urgent health services in case of sudden illness or injury. In 2011, Fun Size Mayor Bloomberg’s Department Of Buildings zoned the property for a mixed-used building to include a mall and a parking lot (even though there the Queens Center Mall is across the street and another mall is two blocks away west).

And like St. Vincents, it still looks like a fucking hospital. For some reason the new owners decided to let the building remain as is.

 

It took 11 years and as our city does not have the beds to put the sick and chronically ill on and nurses and doctors are frighteningly lacking medical supplies like face masks and respirators, it should be absolutely not heartening to know that dwellings are now available. 014015

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Yes, they are NOW LEASING apartments at the fucking hospital, even while scaffolding is still surrounding the building. Oh, but don’t dare call them apartments, the appropriate nomenclature for the building known as “QB” are “lofts”. I find it curious why they are advertising them as such, even with the kitschy faux bespoke label up their on the banner on that filthy garage.

Now these “lofts” could have been on the market already even as the mayor’s big dumb mouth was talking about instituting a “shelter-in-place” rule and as Cuomo already declared shutting down the schools and was mulling shutting down New York State with the exception of essential services, but these photos were taken on Thursday 3/21. And the owners decided to put a cute little Open House stand by the curb cut going into ramp where the ambulances used to go. 019020

What’s darkly humorous is that this is that this isn’t a heavy pedestrian area, made worse with the barren streets right now. And those rusty scaffolds don’t make the building look hospitable at all (pun intended)

 

Now with the whole damn state of New York officially shut down at sun down and with military vehicles roaming the streets and more aggressive orders to commit to social distancing, it’s fucking pointless to be even looking for a new place right now with views of the boulevard viaduct, shopping malls, the Grand Central Parkway and barely used bike lanes and even including the eviction moratorium bestowed upon the citizenry by our benevolent friends at REBNY.

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Although there would be a moment when this would warrant derisive laughter, that is dead and gone. Just like this building which would have been an immense help for the victims of COVID-19 and government officials careless stupidity and their obeisance to their developer overlords and their never ending unsatiated greed for to monetize every crack on the sidewalk.

 

 

 

 

Wrath Of The Scumlords: Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Firm Falsifies Building Permits To Force Gentrification

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Jared Kushner. Gentrification mongering punk.

Astoria, Queens, New York

Looks like the demoted advisor to the imbecilic Figurehead Trump and husband of his reminded like a pornstar daughter, Jared Kushner is gonna get it. With the same approach and dubiously absent-minded attempt Jar-Jar took to file his applications for security clearances to access top secret documents so he can oversee foreign policies that would benefit him and his trust fund baby peers financially and influentially, was also exploited by his real estate company who outsourced agents to falsify documents for 3 apartment buildings in Astoria they owned and ran regarding the presence of rent-stabilized tenants so they can do disruptive internal construction to force them out. 2 years later and a bulk of affordable renting systematically driven out, the buildings sold for a $40 million dollar profit.

This was perpetrated with the simple checking of a box on Department of Buildings applications that the Kushner Cos. signatory filled hired by Kushner Cos. claiming that there were no rent regulated apartments, giving them permission to do internal construction in these buildings along with 80 other apartment buildings in the agency’s portfolio that they rented out during the years 2013 to 2016, causing hazardous environments and rodent infestations inducing tenants to move out of their apartments, dwindling the amount of rent-stabilized units by 75% with just a few hold-outs remaining in buildings in other trendy neighborhoods with low income tenant presence in the East Village, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Heights.

Let this be abundantly clear. Jared Kushner and his company, before he divested from it taking his current gig in the White House and with a majority of presumed progressive democrat lawmakers in city hall and city council, engaged and perpetrated in forced gentrification by blatant and brazen predatory means for personal ill-gained profit. Resulting in the current overvalued market rates affecting citizens in this city who can barely make the rent and buy groceries, and having a deleterious effect on the current crop of affordable housing units on new structures being built under Mayor de Faustio’s affordable housing plan and transformation of neighborhoods into investment opportunities and high end brands.

For some reason though, Kushner Cos. mischievous signatory check the box for rent-reg tenant on their Department Of Finance applications, which can only be so they can get the required tax abatements. So not only is Kushner Co’s perpetuating forced gentrification, they are technically embezzling the city of tax dollars during the process of inducing rent-regulated tenants to leave.

Reaction was swift of this half-decade criminal gentrification spree. Councilman Ritchie Torres aptly labeled Kushner Cos. tactics as weaponized construction and has called for belated punitive action.  And the Mayor for predatory developers Bill de Blasio muttered that Jared “might have problems on his hands” and chided him for his lying to the government in another display of blissfully ignorant hypocrisy pertaining to his obstinate advocacy for NYCHA commissioner Shoya Olatoye and her similar insouciant lying to the government.

So this sudden awareness and acknowledgement and the recent filing of a probe of Kushner Cos. predatory business model and perjuring by D.A. Schneiderman is quite late. And the recent rezoning proposals by the Mayor and current approvals by City Council has already had an effect on towns borough wide, as opportunistic bush league landlords have already and are currently employing the same tactics despite the few recent busts of some who have got by with ineffective fines and the conviction of scumlord pioneer Steve Croman.

Like in Baychester in the Bronx, where a middle age couple with a son suffering from asthma had their heat and electricity cut off because their landlord wants to begin renovating the apartments. And in a Foxhurst apartment building where an LLC is using the same disruptive gut renovation, service refusals and intimidation to drive out tenants to raise rents in total imitation of Kushner Co’s brand of tenant terrorism.

And like in trendy Williamsburg in Brooklyn, where tenants had to vacate their lofts because the landlord told them he had to make repairs to keep the building in code, instead kept delaying their return until they were able to access their apartments after 3 years to retrieve their belongings to find their doors jimmied and windows broken, all their property damaged and covered in bird shit.

 

 

Even though it’s now being taken seriously with the acknowledgement of the fine reporting of the Housing Rights Initiative, Kushner and Kushner Cos. tactics have been an established business model for quite a while now. Especially with the omnipresence of Airbnb. And the city and the D.O.B. did nothing but let that model and unaffordability metastasize.

And not helping at all is the recent comment vomited by city planner Winston Von Engel  at a community meeting in Bushwick on the subject of rezoning and gentrification of the city’s intention “is to preserve the character and the buildings, not the people in them”.

Supposedly all that new money the City Council added to their office budget will go straight to hiring people to investigate the diabolical deeds of predatory landlords and developers instead of hiring glorified interns, marketers and sycophants which probably made up the majority of de Blasio’s 300 staffers in his first term. It’s a wonder how the mayor could have missed the chicanery by the son-in-law of his alleged politically ideological rival. Not to worry…

“We have to do a better job of cross-checking our information too, and that’s something that we want to do,” the mayor said.

De Blasio said he realized that agencies don’t often share information when he first took office four years ago.

“We tried to break down some of that, some of those silos, some of that separation, but we’ve got a lot more to do. So I think it’s a valid concern and I want to see how we can get those two agencies to be coordinating. Because if someone violated the rules, we want to get them. It’s as clear as that,” he said.

NY Post

Got it. Well it’s a good thing the co-mayor, the city council and the A.G. are focused now after the quasi-complicit honest graft sanctioning in not acknowledging Kushner Cos dishonest certification, weaponized construction and terrorizing tenants for over 5 years (and counting). It shouldn’t be that hard to draw up subpoenas or even a warrant to get that scrawny weasel Kushner to face the music in light of just recent allegations of his loan hookups totaling 500 mil with Citibank and Apollo Equity this month, the latter promising to get the CEO a job in the White House.

We, specifically all those under the daily passively menacing threat of displacement and disenfranchisement by Kushner Co’s and their yearly overlooked predatory peers and bush league amateurs engaging in the same nefarious acts, shall see.

And I didn’t even get to NYCHA’s current derelict bullshit yet.

 

 

 

 

Jona Sings! Mayor de Blasio’s Free Ride Re-Election Campaign Gets Cock-Blocked

https://i2.wp.com/www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user230519/imageroot/2017/10/27/2017.10.27%20-%20DeBlasio_0.JPGThe mayor standing particularly close to the once upstart player now convict Jona Rechnitz

Manhattan Federal Courthouse, New York, New York

Impeccable, uncanny and unfortunate timing for the reigning mayor of the boroughs 5. Testifying during the bribery, racketeering and pension money laundering trial against former jails union head Norman Seabrook, Rechnitz was approached by the prosecutor about his relationship in the first year of hizzoner’s term, seeing that it was this transgression that got him embroiled in the current case he’s providing witness testimony for. Suffice to say, it looks like Jona stopped giving a fuck and responded like a player who himself got played like a sucker by the ambitious and ultimately ungrateful mayor and getting the brunt of it by getting incarcerated.

Rechnitz dropped the proverbial bomb about de Faustio’s willingness to dole city government service favors by all means necessary. Jona, with his donations and from various straw donors totaling around $193,000, was a de facto chief of staff for the morally loose mayor. He demanded to basically appoint the commissioners for the police and the Department of Buildings. He arranged luxury trips for NYPD higher brass with his pick Phillip Banks and Norman Seabrook for which he played a literal bag man by giving him his bribe in a Sal Ferragamo bag.

De Faustio, despite his persistent and constant denials and of course his mealy self-serving blog posts on Medium, seemed for a few years to enjoy and relish the company he kept. And also the new found power 75% of the 21% of the registered voters gave him. Being that he graciously gave his favorite donor his personal phone number and e-mail, messaging and reassuring his bubby that he was “all ears“.  That he actually held out playing for Jona’s pay by being slow (natch) to reduce utility bills, lift fines and violations on a properties he managed. Ordering his minion and campaign manager and CONY bundler Ross Offinger to hassle Jona for more cash. And needling Jona to coax Norman to stifle his opinions on the qualifications and character of Joe Ponte, the incompetent, disgraced boob de Faustio picked for jails commissioner.

There really should be no more argument of the character of our current mayor. Although the collective shenanigans of these and the machinations executed by these two like-minded fellows and the circumstances that ensued make a very interesting plot device. Jona’s is obvious, but the Mayor’s suspicious actions that followed his former bubby’s arrest and conviction is very interesting.

Consider when he ended his CONY fundraising and his agents of the city meetings in city hall. What followed immediately was his morning commute habit of going to the Y in Park Slope for workouts then trekking to Park Row to start the day in his official office at 11 a.m.. It has to be considered, especially when he got confronted by an activist who questioned him about the Rikers closing during his yoga workout wearing the inappropriate attire of cargo shorts, a belt and sneakers. And also of his redacted email releases titled “FLEX TIME“. Was “FLEX TIME” actually correspondence and more pay to play arrangements with other donors/the usual suspects? And what about him using his personal email and phone number for these conversations?

Another thing about those redacted emails mainly what actually was redacted in the ones involving Jona? Did de Faustio actually did confirm his picks for D.O.B. and NYPD? Especially the latter because Phil Banks was a favorite to get the job before he abruptly dropped out. Were any of the emails related to the illicit gun licensing?

And one more thing concerning “flex time”, was the Park Slope Y the new venue for de Faustio’s continuing courting of big time developer donor cash and advice from those agents of the city?

Jona’s recollections in court are equal parts super revealing, actually sincere and has a touch of braggadocio about it being the temporary mack daddy he was. It also takes a big shit on the mayor’s crowd surfing his way back into elected office and the pathetic attempt at transparency and credibility he is trying to build.

This is going to make the next debate more raucous than the last one. The difference though is that candidate Nicole Malliotakis has the advantage. And she did not wait to pounce either.

Karma is quite the motherfucker. The supposedly unopposed free ride is over for de Faustio. And even if he does win, with this way overdue damning revelation, he will eventually regret doing so much cheating for the power and privilege of the seat he holds and the damage to the city and his constituency that his selective policy making caused. Which will be enough to kick his big slow ass out that even the Democrat Machine D.A.’s will have to dredge legitimate charges this time.

Now the Campaign Finance Board wants to take another look at the shady donations Offinger goaded Jona for and de Faustio slovenly accepted. You know, to see if there were any improprieties involved. This after they gave the mayor millions of matching funds to his campaign despite having a massive lead over his Democrat challenger Sal Albanese.

For months the mayor was running free and now he’s running away from the truth and accountability. Again.

But he can’t run from the fact that he, as Mayor, ultimately played himself.

Update!

After 2 days of evading the press, Mayor Big Slow de Blasio addressed journalists about his former donor Jona Rechnitz by calling him (projecting him as) a criminal, a horrible person and a liar, and how he can’t (won’t) remember contacting him about telling          Norman Seabrook to lay off road trippin’ Joe Ponte. And how he can’t remember being even in the same room with him, despite photographic proof like the photo above.

So that’s that, voters. The mayor of NYC is lying to you. To your faces. This is beyond plausible deniability, it’s recklessly brazen deniability. This recent nauseating public gesture by de Faustio is the worst case and amateurish usage of Goebbels’ method of telling a lie often enough so it becomes true.

What’s really pathetic about Da Mayor is that he is tripping over himself despite getting off without being charged last spring. He could just easily admit dealing with his felonious friend and just say money and politics are a way of life and legally accepted because of the McDonnell v United States SCOTUS decision and running city government honestly and ethically is virtually impossible. It would convey a sense of pragmatism, which was the basis in 2 books prematurely released about his short time in elected office, which he misspent a bulk of it networking, fundraising, commuting 4 hours to work every morning, on trial, and napping.

I guess despite the heinous legitimacy of it, you just cannot consciously come off not looking like a two-faced unethical scumbag for engaging in such behavior.

What a stupid fucking idiot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrath And Weak Persecution Of The Scumlords: Fire Engulfs REAL Affordable Housing Building In The Bronx And Two City Big Shot Realtors Get A Wristslap Fine And A Feeble Prison Term After Yom Kippur.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKvK95ZUIAAYVWE.jpgAffordable housing inferno

Bronx, N.Y.

Residents of 1920 Walton Ave. affordable housing building of the now misnomered town called Mount Hope, mostly working poor, disabled and elderly, woke up early one morning to find their building on fire and their lives upended and out on the street with the clothes on their back. And also with practically no idea of where they will be in the future. Although with the way this city treats the functioning members of society and senior citizens, probably in hotels and motels in the area or in the outer boroughs, despite the city’s claims of keeping them close to their original addresses.

The fire was determined to be accidental by the NYFD because of faulty electrical wiring in the ceiling of the building which is where it ignited and spread on it’s way down to the apartments. Nearly 200 firemen where dispatch to put out the destructive 5-alarm blaze.

It’s easy and understandable to suspect arson, knowing the city’s and the Bronx’s history during it’s worst economic and drug epidemic crisis, but there is no doubt that willful neglect by the current and prior owners led to this tragedy. The building according to DNA, has a notorious history of elevator disrepair going back to 1995 and had prior instances of fire hazard faulty wiring issues. The building, which is currently owned by get this, 1920 Walston Ave. LLC, continued to deny service requests of the tenants, who were clearly too poor and powerless to pay any mind to. And also vulnerable because of the fact that they were lucky enough to be able to live in an apartment at the amount they were paying in a city with maniacal rising rates.

It is not known who or whom consists of 1920 Walton Ave LLC, because it’s base is in Lakewood, N.J. and you need a password to find out. The free newspaper Metro could not even get a hold of these mysterious owners.

The burn about this, no pun intended, is how did this building miss out and did not seem to qualify for Mayor de Faustio’s affordable housing plan for the preservation of such affordable housing. How did this one miss out in the mayor’s promise to end the tale of two cities? This building would have been a shining example if it got the proper attention from the mayor and especially from the perpetually inefficient D.O.B. that for years let this building rot without proper and diligent intervention. This is truly a disgrace and a harbinger of the city’s priorities in their lame version of service or blatant lack of it in helping the lower class and indigent.

It’s too late for the former residents of 1920 Walton, but after years of languishing in hotels before some of the 90 shelters as promised by Mayor Big Slow get built wherever in the Bronx or if they are lucky to win the miniscule affordable apt. lottery in one of his donor’s towers, there is a slight bright side to others trying to maintain and remain in their own affordable apts and that is the recent decisions regarding two mega-developers and their own transgressions; Steve Croman and Icon Realty.

This is Steve.

Steve Croman recently got convicted and sentenced for trying to scam banks with a partner of his for false claims of market rate apts and for 8 years for terrorizing rent-stabilized tenants in the East Village to force them out to execute the scam. This notorious scumbag relied on a sadistic ex-cop to intimidate his fiscally responsible tenants who were not paying enough for living there and in his buildings in East Harlem, by stalking, breaking and entering and reading their mail. He was basically Steve’s economic hit man.

For the amount of time and energy this demon was harassing his tenants with his hired goon, he also used the pioneering abusive tactic of using gut renovation of vacant apts., causing environmental noise and air quality hazards to goad rent-stabilized tenants into leaving and even recent market rate tenants to intimidate them if the speculation gets a little higher for even what they can afford. 8 years is not enough for this kind of evil, and even though it has passed, he certainly did not deserve to observe the Jewish holy days despite paying 3 million to do it. He did get to lose his broker license, but he still gets to reap the rewards of his insidious and heinous labors from his owner status which is less than the 45 million dollars that he was going for but he will still be able to throw a big hedonistic homecoming party in the Hamptons once he gets out and if he survives a shivving.

Steve’s pioneering and monstrous tactics have inspired a comparably young predatory developers in his neck of the metropolis to do the same, only to lead to fiscal punishment for their equally heinous efforts, and it’s not the advisor to the current POTUS (which may be why he was pushing hard through the weekly paper he once owned for Figurehead Trump to win). Icon Realty has been using the same diabolical, contemptible scheme to induce their lower-paying tenants to leave. Although amateurish in comparison, they still mismanaged their buildings enough with roughshod and reckless construction with making the renovations to apts by making them smaller to attract dumb transients to pay the preposterous market rate, in effect causing pervasive dusty conditions and the ceilings below them to crack. Icon also repeatedly shut off the gas on tenants for lengthy periods of time. Instead of hiring a goon to scare residents although they did engage in persistent attempts at buying out their tenants, Icon hired a publicity firm to ward off the hundreds of accusations of shitty treatment they were giving their tenants. Icon also exploited the tragedy of the 119-121 apartment building explosion to force a long time beloved small restaurant Stage to go out of business.

For all the chaos they caused and after years of enabling by the slow process of the justice system, the D.A. in conjunction with the REBNY jesters Mayor de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, fined Icon a measly $500,000 to be paid back to the city. Which seems just a pittance after all the misery and inconvenience their intentional and kind of clumsy nefarious acts have caused, which could have been prevented and avoided if the D.O.B. had even a percentage of competence and efficiency. But it seems the speculators for real estate have too much sway and influence that it takes precedence over regulation and enforcement

The lessons and decisions being meted to Steve and Icon are only a temporary fix, and seemingly in tune for the coming elections. The problem with these recent judgements is that these guys should have been investigated a long time ago. Especially the case of those unnamed elusive villains who run and burned 1920 Walton Ave. in Mount Hope. Mostly, these properties should have been priority one in this supposed preserving of affordable housing as well as the NYCHA buildings.

Steve Corman might no longer have control or say anymore over his properties but Icon still does as well as many, many other baby predators. And they all are big contributors to City Hall on Park Row and the State House in Albany. In spite of these recent charges, their records show transgressive recidivism and cannot be trusted. Even though Icon got pinched a little bit from the city, they are still entrusted to preserve the affordable housing they lord over. The only progress is for harsher penalties and longer sentences in prison. Particularly in a cell next to one going under gut renovation for the entirity of his or her term.

 

 

 

 

Colluding Developer/Real Estate And Contracting Firms Ordered To Pay $76,000,000 To Workers In Money Laundering Conspiracy To Deny Their Complete Wages And Benefits.

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NY Daily News: Union workers win $76M from Midtown construction firm that used alter-ego company to skirt collective bargaining

A Midtown construction company accused of creating a bogus business to avoid union wages and union benefit payments has to cough up $76 million to the workers it cheated.

In a decision with potentially far-reaching consequences for city developers, Manhattan Federal Court Judge Colleen McMahon found that Navillus Tile fraudulently invented an alter-ego company to try and get around collectively bargained agreements it had with several major city construction unions.

The company also had one of its legitimate offshoot businesses act as a Navillus stand-in on a job it wanted to do non-union, the ruling found.

The collusion also involved real estate giant Related, one of the city’s most prolific developers.

It knowingly engaged with one of the alter-ego companies on its Upper East Side luxury development on 92nd St., Judge McMahon’s ruling said.

In her scathing, 95-page ruling delivered late Thursday after a three-year court battle, McMahon said that Navillus’ founder, Donal O’Sullivan had “perjured himself” more than once and noted that another company principal was “obviously lying” in some testimony.

Her feelings were clear in the $76 million award — a massive hit for Navillus Tile.

The financial pain has to be carried by Navillus, which was the main generator of the alter-ego scam, but developer Related – which is currently doing the city’s Hudson Yards project — also played a role, the attorney noted.

The lengths certain people will go through to save a boatload of money in the name of progress or hyper-development, depending who you ask.

This lawsuit was filed 3 years ago when it was discovered that $35 million dollars never made it to the checks of their hard working employees. Navillus, a masonry company that usually gets 4 to 5 star ratings, shit on their workers and fucked them over despite the efficiency that gave them accolades. Related Properties, who run some of the biggest commercial and residential buildings in Manhattan and tonier parts of the outer boroughs, saw nothing at all wrong with partaking with Navillus in laundering the workers hard earned pay through 2 bogus firms with bland and downright stupid names so they can employ and underpay desperate immigrant workers and thought they were shrewd enough to fool them and their union lawyers. Really, Time Square Construction?

And for what cause. Instead of paying them the 35 million they earn and nefariously stealing it, now they are out an extra 41 million and who knows how much more to their counselors trying to defend their stupid grand theft scheme. It’s amazing that these fiends have this much money and reputation to burn.

But they and the city, especially the DOB, doesn’t care because the city has to keep improving. Every little crack on the sidewalk is prime real estate ready for taking and laying mortar, steel and glass up to the skies. Tower building is arguably the only manufacturing the city has done in the past decade and a half. Governor Andy didn’t give them those skyscraper welfare tax abatements just for his developer donor overlords to do nothing.

The sick thing about this criminal conspiracy is the fact that apparently no one from Navillus or Related will go to damn jail and serve 5 to 10 years, which I presume would be the same amount of time that some poor schmuck or recidivist would get if they tried to hold up a bodega or deny people their collective bargaining rights and steal their wages and funnel it through bogus shell companies. I guess because they have contributed so much and continue to add to the hyper-development of the city that these two corporations are too big to fail also. For they are involved in the construction of the massive Hudson Yards mini-metropolis and other city affordable housing mixed-use tower projects and government buildings.

It’s a terrible predicament with the over-saturation of development suffocating the city, but at least the people building it will get paid in full. It be a lot better if these executives would see a bit of divine justice and get indicted, imprisoned and clad in orange jumpsuits along the way. And maybe the old ball and chain for these greedhead executive assholes to approximate the toll the body takes building their behemoths.

 

 

 

 

 

NYC Department Of Buildings Office Has An RV!

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One day working in the city for stagnant wages, I came across this sight. What looks like a SWAT style truck under the jurisdiction of an agency that, to my knowledge doesn’t have weapons or handcuffs. At first impression, I thought, well here is more profligate waste at the expense of the citizenry’s tax dollars, and from a toothless and perpetually corrupt and compromising agency to boot.

But then I thought, why just one intimidating and authoritative looking vehicle. Why not find some cash in the city’s coffers that the Blaz hasn’t spent filling his cabinet with six figure salary glorified interns and his 2017 campaign boosters and solicitors, when we can make a battalion of these trucks, fill them with some cops usually deployed to monitor protests, and track terrorism and basically act as chaperones for tourists and frivolous spending hipshits going bar and artisanal eatery hopping, to go after those 100 slumlords that they list every year and after those creep lobby firms of the likes of James Capalino and Berlin Rosen. Shit, they can probably bust into the opulent residency of one Jared Kushner for his Croman inspired style of owner-tenant relations and discourse.

Of course that’s if there will be anything left in the coffers with Don Worthless still in his twitter lair on 5th avenue and with his trophy wife and kid still residing there while  Barron finishes the school year.