Live From The 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting

As many of those reading this are undoubtedly aware, a homeless man was beaten very severely at McCarren Park this weekend. Gothamist has a synopsis of this horrific incident which you can read by clicking here. In the following footage Deputy Inspector Hurson gives us an update as to what happened. The good news: they have made an arrest. The bad news: they are not certain if the fellow who was assaulted, Pawel, will survive.

It goes without saying that the subject of homelessness dominated last night’s meeting. In fact our City Councilman, Steve Levin had plenty to say on the subject. What I found particularly interesting (and encouraging) was his run-down of the new respite shelter in the works to give our homeless a safe place to sleep this upcoming winter. In addition he outlines the resources available to our local homeless and the rather (and this is putting it nicely) problematic Greenpoint Hotel/the quarter house. Do take a moment to give this— and the frank discussion which followed— a listen.

Part I

Part II

Part III


One Comment on Live From The 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting

  1. SpillConspirator on Thu, 4th Oct 2012 7:29 pm
  2. After watching the films, I just want to remind people that Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equity (OUTRAGE) has been working hard towards getting the Solid Waste Management Plan implemented, and towards Capacity Reduction Legislation. Both of these would reduce the number of garbage trucks moving through our community.

    Community involvement is vital to get it done.

    So please get involved.
    You can email our organizor Courtney Renken at or “like” our Facebook page.

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