The Washington Square Park Autonomous Zone

Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York

Washington Square Park, a green space of historic societal and cultural events and a pleasant environment to sit in solitude or socialize. A place where the likes of Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsburg hung out on the regular, nurturing the scenes of the nascent folk phenomenon and the beat poet movement that would change and influence music and literature forever. WSP would continue for decades to be a destination for all kinds of progressive demonstrations and protests, a place to play an intense game of chess and a convenient place to score a bag of weed, which continues to this very day.

But with the pandemic seemingly fading into the past after a year of collective seclusion and restrictive guidelines, a new history in a very short amount of time has unfolded and it’s one of upheaval and civil unrest and societal decay, with hard drug abuse being consumed in broad daylight and DJ ragers late at night even after the parks closing time. The new generation of denizens as turned the WSP into a governor’s ball festival every night.

Although the general consternation about how Washington Square has become a veritable den of iniquity, the park has been actually going downhill for about a year now since the pandemic began and was initiated by a sole homeless man name John Meshefski  claimed and occupied the then cordoned off area around the fountain for about 2 months in the late spring and strutted around nude like he was the last man on earth. Not long after as pandemic guidelines were slowly lifted, NYU students started to throw the first of the weekend all night DJ ragers with zero repression from the NYPD.

This spring and summer, with pandemic restrictions gone, residents of the WSP area have come to find this nightly occupation of the park the biggest threat to the neighborhood since Robert Moses threatened to plow over it with asphalt for vehicular traffic. Which as exacerbated since Mayor de Blasio’s decision to defer his authority to the NYPD to take proactive measures and institute a 10 p.m. curfew which led to total chaos as revelers fought with cops trying to get back in and then got chased across Noho.  The failure of that initiative has led to even more nightly baccanalias with booze fueled raves. Despite the claims of community vibes unhampered by police intervention, blowback from brazen park violating activity led to two people getting slashed during one of these ragers, aping what happens on occasion at your regular nite clubs.

Village residents fed up with the NYPD’s alarming insouciance after the failed curfew, the Chief Rodney Harrison and other high brass cops arranged a town hall meeting with them to tell them that their concerns would be addressed (actually they are complaints). The NYC Parks commissioner also gave a token assurance to the frustrated audience that the cops will have a more robust presence to tamp down noise and other illicit behavior. Meanwhile outside, a crowd of advocates for the hard partiers gathered and held there own town hall on the street and got into virulent debates with residential passerby.

Then when Friday arrived, all that was said and promised by Harrison or other high brass cops to bring back a semblance of normalcy to Washington Square Park yielded nothing. But there were other things going on during the day and night’s festivities that were interesting.

Arriving the official start of the weekend at 5 P.M. and got immediately hit with an infernal racket of some guy screaming and warbling into a microphone. Upon closer inspection and it was none other than the big Meshefski himself from last year’s New York Post chronicles of his occupation and naked frolicking. Mr. Meshefski, still homeless and clearly not of sound mind (although he can afford a mic and an amplifier) was singing and cursing up a cacaphonic storm for about 30 minutes until NYC Parks Police arrived and stunningly let him finish his a crapella routine instead of confiscating his speaker and detaining him.

Despite the stunning lack of reasonable repression, the Parks cops strategy worked and Mr. Mishefski complied and shut his mic down and departed from the fountain, but he resumed his racket on the promenade when other people started blaring music full blast.

Despite the cacophony it wasn’t that oppressive if you walked to other spaces (although I’m sure the sound carries in the ether above and outside) and seen people selling their creative wares, people exercising their religious beliefs and bump into a few busking musicians. Or what our local elected leaders like to refer to as “vibrancy in action”. Not to be crotchety, but people ruin things when they turn things like enjoying a day in the park into talking points.

Anyway, to quote any regular citizen, it was all good.

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Although there was hardly any shooting up or crack smoking (probably have to show up early in the day to check out Wash Sq. Hampsterdam), people smoking pot and drinking booze were being done discreetly just as during the days of Giuliani and Bloomberg time when there was a NYPD command post parked at 4th St. All in all, the scene at WSP was copacetic. As for the cops, their presence was astonishingly small considering what they told residents a few nights before.

And right at sundown, came the motor scooters…

This gang would come in spurts throughout the day and night, riding around the fountain and by people sitting on benches with total impunity. The predominant demographics of young and youngish people at the park didn’t mind them at all, and some older holdover park goers handled it with visible jadedness.

Although obnoxious and disturbing, these bikers  wasn’t the most outlier presence going on in the park, as there was something here amongst the free-for-all going on in Washington Square that actually stood out and explained all this commotion and illicit behavior was going down here.

Situated in the back of the Arch entrance, a bunch of chairs and a picnic table was set up by a group of White women and men and it was suddenly covered with dozens of pizza pies. It was a wonder how they thought they were going to get away with selling food without a visible license or permit but that theory went south after it was revealed that they were giving away pizza slices for free.

They were also giving away free water, clothes, books and menstrual products as we

According to the chalk bulletin and agitprop on the concrete, this charity drive was arranged by an organization known as WSP Mutual Aid which to be presumptuous is some kind of non-profit group to help the poor and needy.

Upon further observation, the people who were partaking in all this charity were not even poor people, but everyone that was hanging at the park at the time. Everyone under 30. And upon a little more observation, this charity org doesn’t like cops at all.

The scene around this gathering was also accompanied by a gaggle of photographers and some journalists, probably here to cover the potential clash between the people and the cops once the park’s scheduled closing arrived at midnight.

But at the moment darkness fill the sky, it got foreboding on the ground. High brass officers and cops showed up with a bunch of barricades and started cordoning off the Arch and part of the entrance/exit ways. It looked like they were going to honor the Village residents complaints and make a serious move the quell the festivities going on in the park.

Not exactly, what they actually did is made a fortress around the arch in order to protect it from vandals. Then all the cops went inside the barricades and stood guard under it and stayed put, so they basically and willingly put themselves into a pig pen. (Surprisingly no one noticed that at the time.)

 

After they did this, the cops stood down inside there and the park got more raucous and the bass got louder as a rager manifested on the south east side of the park and it was lit up. Literally, lit up.

As the minutes got closer to midnight, the park was still at peak vibrancy. The park denizens didn’t even notice or gave a damn about the NYPD’s presence. Amongst the cacophony of cranked music and loud chatter of the thousands of people in the park that night, the WSP Mutual Fund distinctively stuck out. Instead of packing up their goods as the parks closing time was getting closer, they maintained their makeshift community station and more people assembled in their space. Plus they ordered more pizza to give away for free and laid out more free clothes to grab.

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What’s going on here in Washington Square Park is in all essence an autonomous zone. Everything that’s happening is similar in spirit to the CHAZ movement in Seattle. Complete with music performances and an independent marketplace.

The difference being is that its all being ironically monitored and chaperoned by the NYPD. Another ironic thing is the brazen and glaring issue that all this free grub and apparel were obviously not going to the needy because there were any homeless people around at all. The only people enjoying the charity was the revelry. The only thing this WSP Mutual Fund organization is doing is brazenly enabling the nightly rackets and after hours loitering.

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Apparently, the only thing this WSP Mutual Fund and their donors and benefactors are actually contributing here is to make Washington Square Park a local and free version of a Bonaroo or Lollapalooza festival and a complete takeover of public space, which they ironically accuse Greenwich Village residents of doing all because they are disturbed by the noise and potential violence every night.

It’s 12 AM, do you know where your abolitionists are?

When the clock struck twelve, voices coming from the WSP mutual fund crowd were yelling “whose park, our park” and the cops stood at ease. (Well, actually they were just having conversations or texting and reading celly messages). And the noise in the park was still at a high level, but the atmosphere was somewhat a version of calm. But about 40 minutes later, a man decided to settle an argument with some other fellows by whipping out a knife and flashlight shaped taser, which caused a stamped of people fleeing the scene and wound up bloodying and bruising a woman who happened to be taking a stroll with a friend.

It may be hard to believe, but cops stepped out from their post and dutifully arrested the perp and escorted him out of the park and people returned to the park and resumed partying down after the harrowing incident. So what Chief Harrison has done with his promise to the residents in the Village here to mitigate the nightly ruckus was to have the NYPD act as glorified security guards of the Arch and glorified bouncers for the Washington Square Park autonomous zone.

It isn’t like Chief Harrison lied to these people, because this is the city’s policy regarding the contentious issue that is the WSPAZ; for Mayor de Blasio, who has been on a lysergic dementia high lately, is relying on his certainty that the cacophony and violence is going to find a way to naturally fade away. Plus this deranged theory is in lockstep with his deranged narrative that the aurally volatile environment happening in the park every night is confirmation of the city’s recovery. It’s no wonder why sociopaths like this event promoter is mocking the NYPD and the Village residents by telling them to move out and organizing boxing matches by the Arch.

They can try their hardest, but look at how many people are here,” said Olivia Stevens, an 18-year-old college student from New Jersey, who comes to the park “because the suburbs are boring and my friends and I have nothing else to do.”

“Nothing is going to stop us from showing up,” she said.

If there is any wonder where Police Commissioner Dermot Shea has been regarding this, all he can do is feebly vent because his boss The Blaz, who has been  will not let anything disrupt his hashtag Summer of NYC initiative and will do anything to keep his delusory version of Fun City devolve into Fear City. So the Washington Square Park Autonomous Zone is going to remain as long as the nights are still heated.

The park is theirs.

 

 

 

 

New Bad Days 59: Police Officer Gets Surrounded By Drunk Derelicts Then Drops Them One By One After Responding To A Citizen’s Complaint In A Train Station; Queens Con Ed Power Plant Transformer Explosion Fire Cracks The Sky And Social Media But Still No Revelations About Why It Happened; An Elderly Woman Gets Beaten Down By A Career Thug In Her NYCHA Apartment Building With Broken Locks; A Man Sneaks Into A House And Attacks A Woman In The Bedroom With Her Baby And While Her Husband Was In The Shower; Three City Bus Thefts Occur In Two Weeks, The Last Two By Teenage Hooligans; A Scumbag Steals A Motorized Wheelchair From A Handicapped Woman Who Needs It To Go To School And Shooting Heroin And Littering Needles In Public Parks Has Become Expected And Normalized By The Mayor And The NYPD

Manhattan

In the Lower East Side at the East Broadway Station, 5 drunk men attacked a cop on the platform who was responding to a complaint a woman made of being sexually harassed by them. The fiends got dropped one by one as the cop kicked each fiend in the midsection as they approached and defended himself with his baton as they kept coming at him. The last moron tried to catch the cop on a blind side but he caught him and barely got a hand on him and the dumbass fell backwards on the tracks. This is the best police work in real time I’ve seen in years. Ultimately, the cop’s bravery has been all for naught because of the city’s laws stressing leniency towards public drunkenness and public urination AND defecation, these derelicts were processed at the station as drunk and disorderly and were released without charges despite threatening to assault and endangering the life of a police officer. The main problem with this is that the NYPD only initially charged them with vagrancy which gave D.A. Vance (who sucks at his job) no choice but to release them, even though it stems from his ruling that decriminalized subway fare beating. Somehow, sleeping on the subway platform and attacking a cop are seemingly also exempt from prosecution.

Police officer Syed Ali, is a combat Army veteran who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was himself profiled for being Muslim and detained by TSA officers a year ago at JFK airport which stemmed from the effects of President Trump’s travel ban. As for the five wastes of life, they are back on the street and in the subway although three of them will finally face assault charges after much protestation by the citizenry and Officer Ali’s fellow cops. Too bad citizens who are related to victims of excessive force can’t get the same belated justice.

In Midtown, a man shoved a police officer on patrol by St Patricks Cathedral, injuring his wrist and elbow and another man swung at a cop inside a McDonalds on 8th Ave.

Also in Midtown,a corner newsstand suddenly went on fire.

In Harlem, a man died after arguing with a man who stole his cellphone as the thief knocked him to the ground when he tried to get it back.

Also in Harlem, a delivery man hit a transit cop with his e-bike motorcycle while riding drunk.

In East Harlem, a 12-year-old boy was caught in the shot in the leg in front of a deli.

In Downtown, a man recklessly driving his car with his dog riding shotgun, clipped another car while speeding and caused it to flip over and catch fire, killing the driver. Then crashed into two other moving vehicles and two parked vehicles, injuring three others and then tried to run away from the wreckage he caused.

In Greenwich Village, a man who attempted to break into an apartment building cut open his hand punching it through the door window, then got arrested after he called 911 and tried to blame it on a Hispanic man. The skel has 77 prior arrests in the past 30 years.

In Kips Bay, a homeless man brutally attacked a bus driver by reaching through the window and punching her multiple times in the face and chest while she was in her drivers seat.

In Downtown Manhattan at the Fulton Street Subway Hub, a woman mugged another woman for her coat by punching her in a bathroom.

In Chelsea, a man killed himself when he fell on the tracks walking between cars as the 2 train ran over him passing the 23rd Street Station.

In the Upper East Side, another man killed himself by falling on the tracks walking between cars on the Q train as it was moving, making it the fourth time in December that commuters got killed attempting this. No word yet if these were suicides or just lethal clumsiness.

In Greenwich Village, a man killed himself falling from a balcony of an apartment building where he smoked cigarettes.

In the East Village, a delivery man who parked his car in front of the Hells Angels Club to make a food delivery to an apartment building and was yelled at by a man telling him to move his vehicle. When the delivery guy returned he was confronted then beaten up by two men as one wrapped his arms around the victims neck while his buddy repeatedly punched him in the face.

Also in the East Village, a woman had her cellphone stolen by another woman who hugged her while saying goodbye in a bar.

Again in the East Village, a homeless man was found dead lying on the sidewalk.

On a crowded 4 or 5 train, let’s assume it’s Midtown, a homeless man sprawled on the entire bench whipped out his pecker and waved it around pissing on the floor like he was Jackson Pollack as the urine cascaded down as the train rolled. Then the bum went back to his nap while commuters seem to be adjusted to such a blight of humanity.

Queens

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In Steinway, the sky above Northwest Queens and the South Bronx radiated with an encapsulating electric blue blast emanating from a group of explosions of transformers at the Con Ed power plant. Scaring the shit out of the residents of nearby Astoria and L.I.C..

 

After Con Ed released a statement reassuring the brief electrical fire yet encompassing, frightening and disaster movie resembling energy withdrawal was under control on social media followed by replies by citizens busting out with the film references this resembled (from Thor landing (mine) and the manifestation of Gozer) the fire was doused and everything was fine and normal. Until the corporate local news teams covered this non-stop for the entire weekend.

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The only question that has not been asked during all that CNN-like pointless coverage is how this happened. There wasn’t a major storm that would normally cause something this major. The last time this happened was at the Con Ed plant in the East Village during hurricane Sandy. This might be premature and reactionary, but maybe…maybe the plants can’t handle all the power consumption generated from with the influx of new young professionals and posers that have populated NW Queens, crowding and inflating the rents in Astoria.

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And of course, doubtlessly from Long Island City, with all that tower hyperdevelopment, it’s an easy bet that too much energy is being consumed over there. What’s going to happen when Bezos and amazon’s gentries come to the area? (since the latter are already rapidly buying condos). Will the truth come out or will it be one of those #thingstheydidnttellamazon.

But for now, since this disturbing incident has predictably subsided in this 86,000 second social media driven news cycle, all heads must focus on whether Grover said fucking on Sesame Street.

 

In Laurelton, a man tried to board a bus without paying then punched the driver’s face multiple times when he told him to get off.

In Jamaica, a fire broke out in a storefront church and engulfed the apartments above it, killing a 64-year-old man and an 86-year-old man.

Also in Jamaica, a pimp that regularly beat, tortured and robbed a woman he exploited forcing her into prostitution got caught when he hit her with a wooden plank just to get $40 from her.

Again in Jamaica, the rear wall of an abandoned church collapsed to the ground. Neighboring residents have filed complaints to the D.O.B. about the building for 2 years.

In Jackson Heights, a disabled 18-year-old woman’s wheelchair worth $6,000 was stolen by a lowlife who clipped the chain off a fence it was attached to outside the home on Christmas Day. The mother chose to leave it outside because it was too heavy to carry to her second floor apartment.

Also in Long Island City, a man hammered down a wall and broke into an office building and robbed a bunch of handbags worth over $9,000

In Bayside, this months FDNY calendar fireman model bashed a bottle over another man’s head during an argument in front of a bar.

In Flushing, a man held up another man at knifepoint when he was talking aloud about how much money he earned then cut him as he tried to rob him and made off with his handbag.

Also in Flushing and Ridgewood, a hipster robbed $8,500 from bank ATM’s by using duplicated debit cards.

Again in Flushing, a woman kidnapped the baby Jesus from a manger at a church.

In Richmond Hill, a teenage male ripped the cellphones out of the hands of two people while whizzing by them on a bike

In South Ozone Park, a 16-year-old boy escaped from a group home for juvenile delinquents by pulling a fire alarm and jetted out the door when it triggered the magnetic locks to open. Cops have not released much information on why he was there and he is now on the loose in a residential neighborhood.

Again in South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, a man held up four women at gunpoint in the last three weeks, robbing three woman of their cellphones and cash and knocking down a 60-year-old woman to the ground who resisted and snatched her purse and cellphone.

In Ozone Park, a homeless man was found dead inside a van in a junkyard.

In Woodhaven, a massive fire engulfed a three floor mixed use commercial and residential apartment building.

In Far Rockaway, a man strangled his daughter during a domestic dispute.

In Maspeth, an off-duty traffic cop slammed a door into his husbands face during a domestic dispute.

Also in Maspeth, two men were walking around the town with a shopping cart ripping off package deliveries in front of houses. The cart pusher got arrested. (#BoycottAmazon)

In Sunnyside, a driver speeding on the L.I.E. lost control and flipped his car over and crashed at an exit.

In St. Albans, a fire broke out on the top floor of an apartment building, killing a teenage girl and injuring two women.

Brooklyn

In Coney Island, a man broke into 88-year-old woman’s apartment in a NYCHA building on 7 a.m. Christmas morning and beat her down as she laid in her bed as he shouted and demanded where the money was. After he ransacked her dresser drawers, he continued to beat her up on her bed and continued assaulting her after she pressed her life alert alarm and screamed causing him to run away.

The victim’s building does not have functioning locks on the doors, which were damaged during Hurricane Sandy six years ago, and is only manned by security guards during the day and not after 8 p.m.. The senior citizen also left her door ajar because she was expecting her home health aide, which the creep easily took advantage of.

The prowler eventually got arrested and was unsurprisingly found to have served in prison twice before. He had the audacity to blame the mismanagement and gross neglect by NYCHA (even this guy is right about that) for invading the woman’s home and his brutal assault on her, even though some mook on the grounds encouraged him to go in that building to “get money” because the doors were unlocked. Rikers is going to have to stay open a little bit longer.

In Brownsville at the Sutter Ave. Station, a man stepped off the L train and was ambushed by four men who jumped him and beat him down on the platform, kicking and punching him on the floor then robbing his backpack, phone, and headphones and leaving him bloody with a broken nose and swollen eye. The four thieves escape from the train stalled at the station by jumping over the metal ropes between the cabin cars.

In East New York, three teenage boys stole a city bus and went on a joyride ending up at South Conduit ave just a few miles away. MTA officials were not sure how they were able to steal it, but an incident that happened regarding another bus theft in the Bronx mentioned here later should debunk that denial.

Also in East New York, a woman about to enter her home was held up at gunpoint by two men and robbed her of her purse.

In Vinegar Hill at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a man held up a business office at gunpoint and robbed $800 and a cellphone from a woman employed there.

In Prospect Heights, two men held up a hip cafe by gunpoint and stole and rolled out with an ATM machine.

In Cypress Hills at the Cypress Hills Station, a man grabbed a woman on the elevated platform and tried to force her into blowing him. She kicked him in the balls and fought him off as he tried to pin her down causing the big pussy to flee.

Also in Cypress Hills, a woman was held up at gunpoint by a man in broad daylight and robbed of her wallet and cellphone.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man ripped off a cellphone from a store and a worker gave chase. The man then ran up the elevated train station and tried to flee on the tracks and wound up dead when an express Q train hit him.

In Crown Heights, a man jimmied a lock of an apartment building with a screwdriver and robbed a package containing sunglasses worth over $1,000 from the vestibule.

In DUMBO at the York St. Station, a man kicked and punched a commuter in the stomach and head on the F train during an argument over a seat.

In Sunset Park, a cockfighting ring in a barber shop was raided by police and arrested it’s manager.

In Williamsburg, a man forced opened a door of an apartment building and robbed a package containing shoes that was left in front of a tenants door.

In Bed-Stuy, a 58-year-old disabled woman died of a heart attack in her apartment as EMT’s couldn’t get to her because of the dilapidation of the building from the roof collapsing months before made access impossible.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a man was paddled 200 times on his ass after partying with a fraternity group in a brownstone building.

In Brighton Beach, a 64-year-old woman was jumped from behind in her apartment by a  man who shoved her to the floor and robbed her of 12 bucks.

Also in Brighton Beach, a woman washed up dead on the shore by the boardwalk.

Bronx

In Eastchester, a fat slovenly man sneaked into a house in the late afternoon and attacked a woman who was lying in her bedroom with her 2-year-old son in a crib by her. The man took a jumping rope and tried to tie her up as the child was screaming, the woman fought him off but was grabbed and strangled by the deviant as she was furiously knocking on the bathroom door to get her husband to come out of the shower. He came out and punched the invader who then ran away leaving his rope behind. The family just moved into that home after being homeless for half a year.

In Charlotte Gardens, a crew of five men broke into a supermarket, cracked the safe and robbed it of $21,000. It was the eight business they have burglarized in the past 4 months in the borough by cracking safes and busting open ATM’s stealing a total of over $166,000.

In Mount Eden, an off-duty traffic cop involved in a car wreck took out a machete to confront the other driver.

In Foxhurst, a man was shot to death after meeting his killer on the street and bled out when he returned to his apartment

In Parkchester, a man was killed on the street from getting shot in the back.

In Claremont Village, another man was killed on the street from getting shot in the back seven hours later from the murder in Parkchester.

In Norwood, an off-duty police officer strangled his mother following a dispute she was having with his father.

In University Heights at the 183rd St. Station, a man got on the 4 train, sat next to a 4-year-old girl and slid his grimy hand underneath her to cop a feel. He then threatened her mother when she yelled at him then got off at Grand Central.

In Hunts Point, a man snatched a crate of beer off a freight train and got killed by another one as he crossed the tracks running away.

In Riverdale, an 80-year-old man slipped under a city bus when he tried to get on and the driver crushed his legs under the rear wheels as he kept going.

In Longwood, a man stole a city bus from an MTA yard and drove it around for 8 hours, going to Queens and back. Transit system workers were not even aware it was missing and one bus driver pointed out that all you have to do to start the engine is to press a button.

And again in Longwood, six teenagers stole another bus that was left parked in front of a shopping mall and went on a triboro tour cruising through the Bronx then Queens and Brooklyn and ditching the bus a half a mile away from where they stole it. This makes it the third time an MTA vehicle was robbed in two weeks.

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In Mott Haven at St. Mary’s Park, despite a city program to tamp down on heroin abuse heroin addict littering by placing receptacle boxes for the needles and other works has barely made a dent (or a jab), as needles and vials are still being disposed on the grounds in full view by the junkies, who according to one honest addict observed that those boxes give them permission to shoot up with impunity.

At St. Marys, over 20,000 needles were found on the grounds where citizens and families go and kids play. The grounds that Mayor Big Slow de Blasio exhorted to critics that would not be ceded when he announced the 60 million dollar social engineering policy to place 60 kiosks to place at 3 parks including this one. That’s 1 million dollars for each smack waste basket and they are only being utilized by junkies barely above 10% of the time. Not in Central Park or Carl Schulz by Gracie Mansion. Not even by Prospect Park which is near his own home in Park Slope.

After acknowledging the failure, Mayor Big Slow and NYC Parks decided to go back to the city largesse again for $350,000 and hire six big hearted individuals to clean up the dope fiend detritus and another 450 large for mental health workers to aide junkies to rehab centers. NYC Parks already has over 50 people cleaning up these biohazard materials. So that algae that is amassing at your area parks lake is going to have to wait.

To be fair, St. Mary’s is actually an ideal place to implement a needle disposal program, despite how stupid it is, for that park has been a junkie haven for decades. And it’s understandable why addicts don’t want to go near those boxes for fear of the cops popping up to cuff them, but mostly because they are too loaded and and too weak to clean up after themselves. But it’s clear they have nothing to fret because they continue to shoot out in the open even though the NYPD presence at St. Mary’s had spiked (pun intended) after a NY Post reporter witnessed five of them getting doped up.

As for the citizenry and the children of Mott Haven who frequent St. Mary’s, they are collectively pretty much jaded and sick of hearing the empty declarations and promises from Mayor Big Slow and also say they haven’t seen any punitive actions or even the slightest hassle towards the junkies from the cops as well. The only reported recent action and admonishment by police to move along was toward a father and his son, who were in the park riding their bikes and sat by a bench where one of those needle boxes. Surely knowing how bizarre that look, the cops also hassled 3 addicts and searched them in a token act of law enforcement. It’s like the NYPD is enforcing Murphy’s Law to manage this societal malaise.

The NYPD was thinking of their safety of course and also not to disrupt de Faustio’s social engineering debacle, but for the law abiding people and innocent kids it’s just another blight they have to get adjusted to as their towns slowly become “opportunity zones” for oligarchs and wealthy developers and investors to profit from.

One last thing. The cops are treating the Bronx junkies with kid gloves while they had no problem slapping the cuffs on thousands and thousands of Black and Puerto Rican people for smoking and possessing pot during de Faustio’s 5 years corrupting City Hall.

Staten Island

In Port Richmond, a man whose car was sideswiped from a hit-and-run driver followed the perpetrator to his job at a deli and walked in there brandishing a metal bat and challenged the man to step outside, where he swung at his arms and legs then ran away.

In Great Kills, a man robbed $30 off an 87-year-old woman who was heading to the mailbox to send a stack of Christmas cards she was carrying.

Also in Great Kills, a man driving drunk crashed his car into an elevated train track post.

In Port Richmond, four men beat down and robbed a man on a street corner.

In New Springville, a retired internal affairs officer had 2 loaded shotguns and 2 stun guns confiscated from his home due to a warrant stemming from him posting threatening videos and shitlists against other cops on his blog.

Also in New Springville, two was arrested for robberies of tech gadgets worth five grand from two stores at the Staten Island Mall

In Cottage Place, a woman through her cat out of her window, causing the feline to lose a leg.

And somewhere in S.I., a man walked up to a porch and robbed an Amazon delivery despite getting caught by the homeowner.

Happy new year, citizens of all ages. Remember to stay and even get more informed and be aware of your surroundings. Yours truly from Impunity City…

..your city.

 

 

 

 

 

New Bad Days 51: The Former Dope-Smokin’ Dope From Park Slope Mayor Orders The NYPD To Lay Off (Most) Marijuana Smokers, City Parks Dept. To Install Needle Waste Baskets And The Department Of Health To Warn Rich Bar Hoppers About Tainted Cocaine; Nearly 100 People Overdose On K-2 Then Walk In Slow Motion And Sleep On The Street; Double Murder In Bushwick Houses; Bronx Public High School Desperately Needs Security Guards And More Home Invasions, Attacks On The Elderly, Shootouts, Stabbings, Car Chases And Getaways, Sexual Molesting, And Brazen Mugging In Presence Of Video Cameras

https://res.cloudinary.com/jerrick/image/upload/f_auto,fl_progressive,q_auto,c_fit,w_1100/mgjgitt5qctp4r2qf40aLet’s get it on.
The truth in right and wrong
The boundaries of the law
You seem to miss the point
Arresting for a joint?
Phil Anselmo, Pantera

Well, looks like the Mayor finally got a modicum of sense or is just trying to upstage his confirmed rival Gov. Cuomo in a battle of superficial progressive activism, now that he has ordered the NYPD to stop arresting people for smoking pot in public weeks after he announced his experiment to provide safe spaces for shooting and possibly selling smack as the NYS health dept. finally completed it’s study for the inevitable legalization of the glorious weed.

Although this decree still comes with a favorable sop to the NYPD to keep up shakedowns in certain predominantly Black and Hispanic communities or areas under and prospective gentrification with supposed “carve-out” arrests to catch potsmokers who are suspected of breaking probations, having warrants against them or are currently on parole. Which just seems to be an redefined and upgraded version of the unconstitutional tactic of “stop and frisk”

Although this is a genuine sign of progress that will truly benefit the city with new businesses, new jobs and massive revenue and will be less stress for pot smoking citizens and cops equally, the city and it’s law enforcers still have to maintain some control and policy management over more serious and harder drugs and it’s consumers.

In six parks in the Bronx, the city has installed syringe deposit boxes for the junkies frequenting them for shooting up after finding up to 5,000 used needles discarded by on the lawns, lots, paths, benches and playgrounds.

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Although this seems like a good idea it’s extremely naive. Junkies not only don’t have the energy to get up or muster the consideration to clean up their works after they shoot up and wallow in their blissful state, but like most drug users are way too paranoid to be seen disposing their needles in receptacles. And it will not lessen parkgoers anxiety to see the sight of junkies disposing their shit properly as when they see the needles just lying around. It’s better for NYC parks to hire sweepers. Meanwhile, a parking lot slated for more community disrupting gentrification tower development near one of the parks that has received needle waste baskets and kiosks has become a junkie haven.

Then there are other dangerous products hitting the streets because of demand and old school favorites too, like in Mount Hope in the Bronx three men were busted selling packets of the elephant tranquilizer Carfentanil  for distribution to compete with the fentanyl heroin market and in Washington Square Park, just days after the mayor’s ruling people are smoking crack in full view in front of park goers.

And most disturbingly and distressing in Bed-Stuy, up to 25 30 87 people were found walking in a coma-like daze and lying on the concrete after overdosing on the synthetic garbage low end marijuana substitute K-2, nearby the same bodega that was caught selling the stuff back in 2016 when 33 people were zombie marching and lounging on the pavement on Broadway and Myrtle Ave . It is suspected by a councilman Robert Cornergy that it is being sold on the street by runners/hoppers, whose suspicion was confirmed when cops busted 8 people 15 people for selling it in baggies labeled “scooby snax” (zoiks!). Another 3 catatonic fake pot smokers were found lying the streets of Crown Heights.

The fucked up thing about K-2 and it’s popularity is that even if pot becomes legal, this shitty toxic product will not go away for it will be the only thing poor drug users can afford if you factor what the prices will be when pot shops open up when those aforementioned area will be fully gentrified.

There is also the unaddressed and inevitable high profile return of cocaine, which will not be a shock since it’s the preferred upscale drug of choice of frivolous big spending young adults, of whom this city is building it’s economy on with all the high rise tower pestilence and proliferation of bars and clubs in Manhattan and the coastal towns and suddenly niche slightly eastern areas of Brooklyn and Queens. As NYC’s department of health is taking preemptive action with a campaign focusing on cocaine laced with fentanyl and sending aides to bars on the high end and notorious Hells Gate on the Lower East Side to warn patrons to be careful when they illegally buy and snort blow on drink coasters.

Unfortunately this concern may have already hit a snag because at a “restaurant” and bar called No Fun, name and album font stolen from The Stooges in the East Village, a woman died in a bar/restaurant at 9 p.m. after coming in loaded on coke and booze. (Night Mayor Ariel Palitz, where are you??)

Now onward to the boroughs five.

Queens

In Ozone Park, a man was shot in the neck and killed in his house.  Three people drove away from the crime scene and during the getaway, a passenger shot himself with the murder weapon and the driver wound up smashing the car into another moving car and a parked car.

Also in Ozone Park, a woman crashed her car into an iron fence at JHS 210, then jumped out of the car and handed her 1-year-old daughter to the first person she saw and ran away.

In South Ozone Park, two men in clown masks held up a chain pharmacy at gunpoint and robbed it of enough opiods to stuff two duffel bags. This is the second time this year this store was robbed as cops might see a connection.

Their hideout might not be that far away or isolated.

Also in South Ozone Park, a man got bashed with a chair and robbed of his gold chain by three men in a fast food restaurant.

In South Jamaica, a man was found dead from shot to the head lying on the hallway of the Baisley Park Houses from a drug deal gone wrong.

In Forest Hills, three idiots attempted to steal a U.S. Postal Service mailbox from the concrete ground.

Photo via Twitter/@NYPDQueensNorth

Also in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens, a total of 10 assaults, 3 burglaries and 2 thefts happened in a week.

Again in Forest Hills on the F train leaving the 75th Ave. Station, a man was masturbating while blocking the train’s doors.

In Jamaica at four train stations, a man is suspected of four cellphone robberies that were committed as oblivious commuters stepped out the doors of the F train holding their phones then the perp yanks it out of their hands. All phones were worth $900.

Also in Jamaica, a 19-year-old man blew a red light and smashed into another car, killing a woman driving it then tried to run away with his passenger.

In Sunnyside on the 7 train heading to the 46th St. station, a man randomly punched another man in the face and ran away when the train made it’s stop.

In Springfield Gardens, an EMT worker was attacked by a man who tried to pull her out of her ambulance while she was about to drive off.

In Woodside, a man stabbed another man on the street in the eye and in the back four times and ran off.

In Kew Gardens, burglars broke into a tenants apartment and robbed a safe containing thousands of dollars of jewelry and cash that he inherited from his late mother.

In Long Island City, a bike rider got critically injured when he got doored then fell under a moving truck that ran him over.

Also in Long Island City at the Queensboro Plaza Station, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on the 7 train.

Again in Long Island City, a man broke into a diner and robbed tools worth $200.

And again in Long Island City at the 39th Ave. Station, commuters had to be evacuated from the W train when it started shaking and filled with smoke.

In Glendale, a teenage woman broke into a car and ransacked it then attempted to break into a house.

In Rego Park, a man shoplifted merchandise from a clothing store and flashed a gun at security guards that tried to detain him. He escaped with his tongue flapping in the breeze.

Also in Rego Park, a woman committed suicide by jumping six stories to her death from an apartment building.

Again in Rego Park at the 63rd Drive Station, a man killed himself when he fell on the tracks walking between cars as the moving M train was making it’s stop.

In Flushing, an 18-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment.

In Ridgewood, a woman robbed a box of groceries and an elevator blanket from an apartment building lobby.

In Astoria, a man broke into an elderly man’s apartment and stole his T.V. and hat.

In Laurelton, a woman robbed delivery packages off a porch and drove away in her nice Honda Pilot.

In Middle Village, a man robbed 22 bottles of cough medicine from a chain pharmacy.

In Corona, a 94-year-old man peacefully sitting on his stoop was accosted by a man who started yelling and walk towards him and smacked his glasses off, falling on the sidewalk. As the elderly man defended himself and his property by swinging his cane at the asshole, said asshole stomped on his glasses and broke them and ran away.

Also in Corona, a fire engulfed a house with no working smoke alarms, critically injuring a man found trapped in a stairwell as well as injuring 4 residents and 7 firefighters.

In Cambria Heights, a motorcyclist got killed when he collided into a minivan that stopped in an intersection

In East Elmhurst, a man was hit by a car and killed crossing the boulevard.

Brooklyn

In Bushwick at the Bushwick Houses,a 62-year-old woman was found dead from shot in the head and tied up to a chair in her apartment. A 54-year-old man was found dead in his apartment also with his head shot in the same building on the same floor a few days later. NYPD suspects the murders are linked to a drug dealer that had an argument with the murdered man.

Also in Bushwick, a man killed himself crashing his dirtbike into a double parked minivan. The impact from the speed caused the motorcycle to skid down the road, where a man found it and drove away.

In Flatbush, a married couple were found stabbed to death in their apartment from a murder-suicide.

In Crown Heights, a barber went ballistic on a customer who didn’t like his haircut and refused to pay for it by throwing him through a window causing his face to slice open.

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Also in Crown Heights, a tattoo-faced rainbow-maned rapper was busted by cops who caught him parking his SUV in front of a fire hydrant and driving with a suspended license. The alleged musician then squeezed the hand of a police lieutenant during processing at the precinct.

Again in Crown Heights, a man lured a 5-year-old girl to a basement stairwell and sexually molested her.

In Brownsville, a homeless man that attacked and battered two women in their late 70’s got his ass kicked by another homeless man who witnessed the assault and held him down for the cops to come.

In Sunset Park, a man who thought he was about to get laid turned into Operation Cock Block when he held up by his date who pulled out a gun in the hotel room then let three dudes inside and robbed him of his phone, watch and cash.

Also in Sunset Park, a lecherous man attempted to kidnap two children in two days but failed when one kid bit him and the other kicked him in the shin.

Again in Sunset Park, a fight broke out outside a catering hall holding a quincieria party got the attention of four cops in the area, one of whom chased a 17-year-old kid involved in the melee. The kid then tripped and wound up paralyzed when the cop fell on him trying to apprehend him.

And again in Sunset Park at the 8th Ave. Station, a commuter sleeping on the train awoke to find his backpack stolen.

In Greenwood, two men held up a sex toy shop at gunpoint. Some how, some way, they cause two police vehicles to crash into each other as they tried to get away.

In Bed-Stuy, a man was shot to death on the street at 7:45 a.m.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a motorcycle rider killed himself crashing into a car that merged into a lane he steered in.

In East New York at P.S. 178, a 6-year-old boy was kicked in the jewels by his classmates in a demented game they concocted.

In Williamsburg, a jewelry store was robbed of $300,000 worth of ethical conflict-free merchandise in an overnight heist.

Also in Williamsburg, a street hassle escalated into a shootout, with a man winding up dead and two wounded. The killer was last seen taking a picture of himself over his slain victim.

In Park Slope at the 4th Ave. Station, a 13-year-old girl trying to commute after the train she was first on went out of service was tackled and roughhoused by an MTA worker who assumed she was beating the fare.

Also in Park Slope, a rowhouse apartment building abandoned for months and scheduled for demolition collapsed causing 20 people to evacuate their residences nearby.

In Cypress Hills, a woman got shot on the street in a drive-by after she walked out of a niteclub.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man climbed into an bedroom window and slithered onto a woman’s bed and molested her while claiming he was a police officer.

In Borough Park, a man once allied with Mayor de Blasio during his days as the Public Luxury Market Rate Real Estate Advocate and who runs the safety patrol/vigilante security street crew Shomrim was exposed and charged for raping a 16-year-old girl.

In Downtown Brooklyn at the Jay St./Metrotech Station, during an argument a man kicked another man onto to the train tracks as the train was arriving, who was saved by a transit worker who witnessed the incident.

In Bay Ridge, a brawl in front of a docked party boat escalated when two people got into a car chase with police and wound up crashing their car in Kensington and the cops firing a couple rounds at them.

Also in Bay Ridge at the 77th St. Station, a man feigning to help a woman through a turnstile with her luggage snatched her purse and fled.

Again in Bay Ridge, three men attacked a man on the street, beating him on the pavement with kicks and punches.

And again in Bay Ridge, a woman attempted suicide by jumping out of a window on the 3rd floor.

In Windsor Terrace at the Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, a flood on the floor by the turnstiles was slightly remedied with a red brick foot bridge and a milk crate for what could be an aesthetic feature. This infrastructure improvement came weeks before Andy Byford of the MTA announced a 37 billion dollar plan to fix the worst fucking transit system of the universe (shout out to Reason magazine for their similarly vulgar headline report)

The bridge is over. (Tony Akio Cohen)

In Dyker Heights, a man lashed out at a 65-year-old man at a gas station and shoved him to the ground.

Also again in Dyker Heights and again in Bay Ridge two men with pipes smashed windows on a car with the driver still inside and then punched him. A man randomly punched another man in the face who walked by him and two women were brawling in the street over social media posts.

In Boerum Hill, a man held up a jewelry store wielding a hammer and robbed it $79,000 of it’s merchandise.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man shoplifted vitamins and eye drops from a pharmacy and punched a clerk in the face who tried to stop him then drove off in a Mercedes Benz, a woman had her phone yanked from her hand while she was walking and a woman got injured when she grabbed the steering wheel to stop a man who stole her purse.

Again in Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend, three men jumped a man from behind and beat him down and robbed his personal belongings. Another three men (or possibly the same group) ganged up on a woman in the late afternoon, punching and kicking her and robbing her of $70 and four men jumped a guy and beat him down with punches and kicks and robbed his bag at 3:10 p.m.

In Flatlands, two cars were broken into by a thief who stole a bag containing credit cards and cash and a wallet. A woman had her bag stolen containing her wallet when she was trying on clothes in front of a counter.

In Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, a woman got hit in the face with her cellphone after chasing a man who stole it off her and then threw it at her. A woman had $3,300 stolen from her from a bag she left in the bathroom. A man had his car stolen when he left the keys inside. A man bashed a window of a car and stole $400 and credit cards. A man broke into a house and stole 40 grand worth of jewelry and a woman had $720 yanked from her from a pickpocket.

Also in Bensonhurst, a man left his two little dogs in the car with the windows rolled up on a humid hot day to get drunk. One of the dogs died days later.

Also in Bath Beach, a dirty old man sexually molested an 11-year-old girl on the street in broad daylight and ran away.

In Brighton Beach, a man had his Halal food cart stolen from him.

In Coney Island, a brawl between two men escalated when one of the men got stabbed, and a man snatched a boy’s cellphone from his hand.

Again in Coney Island, a woman had her designer purse stolen by two men while she was walking on the boardwalk.

In Marine Park, two kids snatched a purse off a woman then rode away on a bike.

In Brooklyn Heights, a decomposed body was found floating on the East River was found to be another cab driver who committed suicide because he could not keep up with because the unregulated app cab service industry, even by working over 14 hours a day and wound up in insurmountable crushing debt.

Bronx

Violence-plagued Bronx high school looks to Craigslist for security help

In Jerome Park, Dewitt Clinton High School put out a employment listing on the internet for security guards paying $18 an hour since the city’s Department of Education doesn’t want or doesn’t have the money to pay licensed professionals to stem the violence in the school.

In Morris Heights, a man suffering a mental breakdown stabbed his girlfriend to death in her apartment while four kids were sleeping in another woman, and also slashed her daughter who tried to stop him.

Also in Morris Heights, a man was pulled over by cops and then shot with a tazer gun when he tried to call a relative on his cellphone because the man was accused of not moving to let an emergency vehicle pass even though he did exactly that moments earlier but the cops deliberately did not move.

In Jerome Park, a transvestite invaded an 83-year-old woman’s apartment at 2:30 p.m. and held her up at knifepoint, then he trashed the place and robbed drugs and 13 grand in cash and attempted to flee but was stopped by a neighbor who caught the burglar and knocked his ass down, causing the culprit to lose his knife then his gun when he continued to battle him.

In Concourse Village, a seven months pregnant Army Veteran got stabbed by her boyfriend multiple times, causing her to lose her baby.

Also in Concourse Village, a man got killed steps from his home after being shot at 5 times.

In Soundview, a street hassle escalated as a man assaulted another man then beat him down on the sidewalk while yanking his backpack off of him and stole his wallet as six people witnessed the mugging with three walking away with the culprit.

Also in Soundview, a 3-year-old boy was savagely beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend

In Mott Haven, a man got shot to death in front of the Patterson Houses.

In Claremont Park, a man was found shot to death lying on a street corner. When the ambulance arrived to pick up the body, a man with a bat smashed the window of the vehicle and ran off.

In Claremont, a man grabbed a woman and one 14-year-old girl on their rear ends then grabbed and grinded his body on another woman and then Trumply grabbed a 19-year-old woman in the crotch as the victims were just walking by him.

In Woodlawn Heights, a 16-year-old boy jumped out of his car and pulled a gun on two elderly women and robbed one of them of her purse. The idiotic teenage thug got arrested after he tried using one of the cards he stole from her to buy shit.

In Belmont, a man and woman robbed an auto body shop of $1,300 during the afternoon.

Also in Belmont, a man was jumped, strangled, beaten to the ground and robbed by two men as soon as he left his house to go to work.

In Claremount Village at I.S. 219, a teacher sexually molested a 14-year-old student when he got her alone in a classroom.

In Mount Hope, a man was stabbed to death in his apartment after arguing with his killer.

In Hunts Point, a man chased and shot at another man multiple times as he was running away from him in an apartment building courtyard.

In Edenwald, a traffic cop pulled a knife on her neighbor during an argument.

An imbecile who got photographed posing in front of NYPD vehicle with a gun in his hand then posted the picture on his social media account got caught riding his bike the wrong direction in Parkchester.

In Grand Concourse on the D train, a man punched a commuter and put him in a headlock and bashed his head on the train wall because he felt the victim bumped into him as they boarded.

In Norwood, an 18-year-old got killed on the street after being stabbed in the chest after partying in a courtyard.

In Baychester, an Iraq War veteran was arrested for possessing a cache of bomb making materials and military grade weaponry.

In Fordham Heights, a 7-year-old boy got killed when he rode his scooter crossing the street and got hit by a bus.

In Foxhurst, three men broke into a man’s apartment and stabbed him to death and stabbed his friend multiple times during a home invasion robbery.

Also in Foxhurst at the Simpson St. Station, a 17-year-old girl killed herself when she jumped on the tracks then stepped on the third rail.

In Orchard Beach, bones are now washing up on the shore coming from Hart Island where land erosion is wasting the graves of the remains of the city’s poor people.

Manhattan

In the East Village, a man loitering in a bank branch ATM solicited a man who just withdrew cash for $100 then beat the shit out of him after he refused as people ignored and continued their routine as the crime was taking place steps away from them (note the dummy making a cash withdrawal while the thug is kicking the victim).

Also in the East Village, a woman died in a bar/restaurant at 9 p.m. after coming in loaded on coke and booze. Night Mayor Ariel Palitz, where are you??

Again in the East Village, a app-hail driver lost control of his car as he flipped it to it’s side like a Mannix episode, then smashed into three parked vehicles

In Manhattanville and Hamilton Heights, two fetuses were found in garbage cans 8 hours apart.

In the Upper East Side, an elderly woman who just turned 93 was followed by two teenage boys who were menacing her as she was walking home, then attacked her when she arrived to her house, robbing her purse which contained 7 bucks and a metrocard and leaving her with a broken arm.

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Also on the Upper East Side, a 7-year-old boy was hit by a schmuck riding a electronic motorized bicycle. Which are currently known as E-bikes but are commonly known as motorcycles. Which are supposedly illegal to ride in this city.

Also on the Upper East Side, a man held up the same video game store at gunpoint twice in two weeks robbing them of $1,700, and also held up other similar video game stores in the Upper West Side and Chelsea.

In Harlem, a man was robbed of $60,000 worth of jewelry he was carrying in a bag by two men who chased him and beat him down when he tried to run away from them after being held up at gunpoint.

Also in Harlem, a truce between two gang rivals went awry when 10 other gangbangers showed up and one of the men pulled out a gun and shot into the encroaching crowd, hitting 2 of them.

Again in Harlem, a man followed a woman into her apartment building by catching the door and then tried to pull down her pants from behind. The woman fought back, causing him to fall down the stairs.

In Yorkville, a man selling tickets to a woman on the street was attacked from behind by a man who put him in a sleeper hold and robbed his cellphone as the woman chillingly walked away during the mugging.

 

In Hell’s Kitchen, a man robbed a bank of a grand by a passing a note to an easily frightened teller while sucking on a lolly.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, and argument between a motorcyclist and a driver of an SUV escalated when the SUV driver verbally threatened to run the motorcyclist over then ran over and crushed his motorcycle.

In Central Park, a woman walking her dog in the park was approached by a man walking two dogs that were unleashed. Then one of his dogs attacked her dog, chomping on her pet and wouldn’t release until a Samaritan noticed and helped her ward the aggressive dog off. Then the stupid idiot’s other dog menacingly circled the Samaritan and attacked him.

Devil Dog :”mind ya business punk” (pic by the mutt’s prey, John Traynor)

In Penn Station at the 34th St. Station, a blind man was robbed of his wallet by a kid that told him he was cop and picked his pocket as he went through the turnstiles.

Also in Penn Station, a married couple celebrating their anniversary coming from a Broadway show were randomly attacked by a man who spat on the woman’s face and then repeatedly punched her husband and knocked him to the ground continuing the assault on the crowded sidewalk as passerby didn’t do a fucking thing to stop it or call the cops.

In Midtown, a 2 ton 8’x14′ glass panel fell off a billionaire row building under construction and  issued a stop work order landed on a security guard, instantly killing a 67-year-old security guard.

Also in Midtown, a woman killed herself and her son in a murder-suicide when she threw her 7-year-old son off a hotel balcony on the 25th floor then jumped off herself over a volatile relationship with and separation from her husband, who a judge sided with against her plans to take her son for a European vacation

In West Harlem, a man was shot to death while eating fried chicken inside a takeout restaurant by a masked gunman.

In East Harlem, a girl committed suicide by jumping off the roof of her apartment building because she was being bullied by her classmates.

Also in East Harlem, a man died in police custody after he fought with his family in their apartment and continued to struggle during the arrest.

In Tribeca, two window washers wiping a luxury tower on the 40th floor nearly fell to their deaths as the high velocity winds swayed their scaffold around like a propeller causing it to bash into several high story windows.

In Downtown Manhattan, a man caught shoplifting at a department store was brutally beaten down and choked by a security guard.

In the Upper West Side, three morons filming a crime movie without a permit in an apartment buildings terrified residents when they were running in the halls with a fake gun and yelling shit.

Also on the Upper West Side, a man clobbered an 87-year-old man at a bank branch ATM and ran off with his money. The victim died after being in a coma for 3 days

Again on the Upper West Side, a city bus went on fire on it’s daily route.

And again on the Upper West Side at a posh upscale gym, a fitness instructor pulled down a woman’s tights and kissed her ass during a training session.

In Chelsea, a woman robbed a man’s $30,000 watch at his apartment and tried to hide it her cooch from the cops.

Also in Chelsea, a burglar was able to break into an apartment belonging to man who died, stealing $13,000 in cash and merchandise, despite that the door was sealed and locked by the NYPD.

Again in Chelsea, a man caught stealing a disgusting energy soda punched a deli worker multiple times who tried to stop him.

And again in Chelsea, a man held up a video store at gunpoint and made off with $900.

Also in Midtown West at the 7th Avenue Station, a man punched a train conductor in the face when the window was down on the F train as it was leaving the station.

Again in Midtown West, a man riding a sChITtibike on the sidewalk was pulled over by cops and was found possessing a loaded 9mm.

And again in Midtown West, a pedicab rider was knocked off his seat when President Trump’s current lawyer’s patsies opened the car door and slammed it into him as he was passing by.

In Washington Heights, a man who got rejected asking for cash from an 82-year-old woman and her health aide stalked and continued harassing them in a department store. When the cops were called to get him to leave, he bit a cop on the neck after he tried to steal his gun and injured his partners arm while he was resisting arrest.

In Kips Bay, a man walking on the sidewalk was randomly attacked by a man who punched him repeatedly in the face.

Also in Kips Bay, a teenage boy hit another boy with a baseball bat.

Again in Kips Bay, a fight between two men over a place on line in a gourmet eatery escalated when one man punched the other and the assaulted pulled out a knife.

In the Flatiron District, a man jumped out of his car with two knives and chased a man who dropped his bike and fled, the driver then slashed the bike’s tires.

In Chelsea, a man caught stealing a disgusting energy soda punched a deli worker multiple times who tried to stop him.

In Stuy Town at the Beth Israel Hospital, a man became irate and assaulted an EMS worker when he didn’t get a wheelchair because there were none around.

Also in Stuy Town, a teenage boy was caught in the act of stealing a bike with a bolt cutter.

In Inwood, a unlicensed driver in an SUV stopped by cops in an intersection refused to cooperate then stepped on the gas, did reverse donuts and sped off onto the sidewalk, smashing parked vehicles and drove off onto the Henry Hudson Parkway in the wrong direction and got caught in the South Bronx.

Also in Inwood, a karate instructor was arrested for molesting five of his girl students aged 10 to 14.

Again in Inwood, a decomposed body washed up from the Hudson River and was found in Inwood Hill Park

In Greenwich Village, a woman with a garbage bag robbed a load of delivery boxes and packages from an apartment building lobby.

In Soho, two women snatched a credit card from a purse then tried to use it to buy designer sunglasses.

Staten Island

In Stapleton, a man died after being stabbed six times in an apartment over an argument about a woman.

In Tompkinsville, an drunk off-duty cop sporting a Mr. Wonderful shirt threatened to rape and rob a woman passing by him and then knocked her down on the sidewalk and stole her purse. The actual Mr. Wonderful has not been notified of this grotesque slight to his persona.

In Grymes Hill, a woman violently assaulted an elderly couple who asked that she move her van that she parked on their driveway.

In New Springville at Willowbrook Park, a man committed suicide by swallowing a bottle of poison.