Last Gasp: Officer Shot On Bushwick Avenue

I have received a number of inquiries about the serious—and I mean SERIOUS: we’re talking no less than two helicopters— police activity currently transpiring on Bushwick Avenue. Here is how the scene was described to me by a resident/tipster:

Lots of SUVs
They come from both directions on grand and head south on either bushwick or Humboldt
One copter is circling low the other its hovering high up
People on the street are watching the copters and wondering why they’re there
I saw cops come from the north on both bush wick and Humboldt now

Unfortunately, I strongly suspect the above incident (as found on NYScanner)  is what precipitated this. I undoubtedly speak for many reading this (quite frankly shocking) news when I write that I hope this officer makes a full recovery and my heartfelt support goes out to his family and loved ones. I’m shocked. Just shocked.

UPDATE, 11:04 p.m.: Here’s a brief article from the New York Times outlining what happened.

UPDATE, February 2, 2012: I have received word the officer has had the bullet removed and will be okay!

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Eyes On The Street

From North 6 Street.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Taken

From Manhattan Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Wish Fulfillment

A person we’ll call “T” writes in an email entitled “Your wish is coming true”:

Benched on India st pier!  4 of em



Spotted On Wythe Avenue: Living Exercise

Taken January 31, 2012.

Urban Fur: Shy

Taken January 31, 2012.

Greenburg Photo du Jour: A McCarren Park Poem

Taken January 31, 2012.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: From Wythe Avenue With Love

Taken January 31, 2012.

Mark Your Calendar: Clean Up Williamsburg

Given Bedford Avenue has been alternately described as being like Times Square or Mardi Gra on any given Friday or Saturday night (with the detritus to show for it) I was absolutely thrilled to learn about this wonderful endeavor while running errands today. Any and all who are interested in participating in this event— or simply want to learn more— can check out Clean Up Williamsburg’s Facebook page by clicking here.

Clean Up Williamsburg
Saturday, February 4, 2012 starting at 10:00 a.m.
North 6 Street & Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

The Word On The Street, Part III: Vendetta

Taken January 31, 2012.