From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From Maspeth

November 29, 2011 by
Filed under: 11378, Criminal Activity, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens 

As I noted recently, McGuinness Boulevard is no longer the record holder for stolen access covers. This dubious distinction is now held by Maspeth’s Grand Avenue. I spied a whopping thirteen missing covers in a mere half mile stretch. That’s the bad news. Now onto the good news: if the following email forwarded to yours truly via an anonymous tipster is any indication, our friends across the creek are taking this matter quite seriously.

If you see someone plundering your man hole access cover, fellow north Brooklynites, say something! Call 911.


2 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From Maspeth

  1. Diamond Joe on Tue, 29th Nov 2011 5:05 pm
  2. I don’t want to point any fingers but has anyone looked into the giant scrap metal businesses that happen to be located in the vicinity of the missing covers? Just for example take Fortune Metal on India St:, or Greenpoint Scrap Metal on Greenpoint Ave: Not knowing the people who run these businesses at all, it’s the first place I would look. I’m not saying they are taking the covers themselves but they certainly could be buying them. Even the StreetView of Greenpoint Scrap Metal shows a dude rolling up with a shopping cart full of random hunks of metal. Seems like a good place for the cops to run a sting, or perhaps an expose for some tv news segment.

  3. missheather on Thu, 1st Dec 2011 5:45 pm
  4. Precisely, Diamond Joe! These access covers would not be stolen if someone was not buying them for scrap.

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