From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Suicide At McGolrick Park?

September 24, 2011 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Anonymous writes (in an email entitled “Rumors”):

Heard thru the grapevine that there was a suicide by hanging in mcgolrick dog run last night. Police tape wrapped around the area early this morning.  Have you heard anything?

The truth is I haven’t. However, I asked Deputy Inspector Hurson about it and, true to form, he got right back to me right away (thanks)! He confirmed that a man (who is presumed— but not confirmed to be homeless) did commit suicide in the area. His identity has yet to be ascertained. Inasmuch as the McCarren Park homeless have received much press attention of late, the homeless who call McGolrick their home have gone virtually unnoticed. Something to think about, folks…

UPDATE, September 26, 2011: An eyewitness has stepped forward. Jared writes:

I got to the scene of this before the firemen and police did. A man had already called 911 and we waited for the police to arrive. The man was already dead. It was a hanging, twine wrapped around the fence on the dog run and he was on the ground between the bench and the fence. He certainly seemed homeless with lots of bags on the bench. If anyone has information about this man, please post it. It was a tragic scene and I am at least glad that only a few people had to witness it.

Comments

8 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Suicide At McGolrick Park?

  1. bea on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 8:10 pm
  2. Hi, there was no suicide by hanging in the dog run last night. A man killed himself on the bench across met food around 7:30-8. We witnessed the police, ambulance and firemen arriving.

  3. missheather on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 8:59 pm
  4. I received an inquiry and asked the head of the 94th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson, about it. He gave me an answer, which I posted. If you dispute what he told me (and mind you, this is still under investigation so he cannot give too many details) I’d encourage you to ask Deputy Inspector Hurson about this at the next 94th Precinct Community Council meeting. This will come to pass October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the back room/theater at the Church of the Ascension (which can be accessed via 176 Java Street).

  5. SpillConspirator on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 10:05 pm
  6. This is frightening. I wonder if the person was homeless. There’s been too much of that this year. And it’s time for officials to take it seriously.

  7. missheather on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 10:24 pm
  8. D.I. Hurson intuited that the man in question was homeless— but he is awaiting a confirmation. So nothing’s official. Nonetheless, if this is what we’re seeing in September, I can only imagine what is going to happen when winter hits.

  9. janimpala on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 10:57 pm
  10. Does anyone know who it was? God rest their soul.

  11. missheather on Sat, 24th Sep 2011 11:07 pm
  12. Not yet.

  13. jared on Sun, 25th Sep 2011 12:52 pm
  14. I got to the scene of this before the firemen and police did. A man had already called 911 and we waited for the police to arrive. The man was already dead. It was a hanging, twine wrapped around the fence on the dog run and he was on the ground between the bench and the fence. He certainly seemed homeless with lots of bags on the bench. If anyone has information about this man, please post it. It was a tragic scene and I am at least glad that only a few people had to witness it.

  15. missheather on Sun, 25th Sep 2011 3:44 pm
  16. I’d like to know who this person was and his story. He was certainly a brother, son or perhaps father to someone?

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