LAST GASP: Greenpoint Degentrification Watch

Today I intended to call it an early night. I’ve been running around like crazy all week. I’m tired. Then the following found its way to my inbox tonight at 10:06 p.m. Man, oh Manischewitz

The owner of this Lexus Infinity (which has been unburdened of its wheels) writes:

Hello Miss Heather,

Thought you may find this a bit interesting… All four OEM wheels stolen from my vehicle on Kent Street between Manhattan Ave. and Franklin St. in Greenpoint. Pics taken today 3/18/10 at 6:50p
I have become acclimatized to the odd carbecque here and therebut this?!? In the Historic District no less?!? I know a number of people who live on Kent Street. They keep a very watchful eye over their block. For this reason I am both amazed and concerned that someone could pull off stealing four tires without getting caught. But I suppose that’s gentrification for you.

Otherwise— and quite frankly— I’m speechless.

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have been told these tires were MIA as of 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning. I guess some people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day differently than others.


2 Comments on LAST GASP: Greenpoint Degentrification Watch

  1. Tony From Kent Street on Fri, 19th Mar 2010 7:51 am
  2. Holy crap! I’m impressed. There’s like a dozen ladies on that block that watch and record every movement at any time of day or night. This block also has two retired cops and one active duty cop that all live here. Wow. I would definitely call this heist “Historic”.

  3. eric the beehivehairdresser on Fri, 19th Mar 2010 9:20 am
  4. That looks like the M.O. of some thieves that were hitting cars in Bay Ridge last year. They were caught in the act, maybe they’ve moved locations?

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