From The New York Shitty Inbox: Drunk Driving on Nassau Avenue?

A person we’ll call “A” writes yesterday, March 5th, at 6:45 p.m.:


There was just a loud collision at the corner of Humboldt and Nassau – lots of witnesses. A clearly intoxicated driver rear ended another car. The driver was stumbling and slurring his words. Yelling at the other driver not to call the cops. And that he would give him $1000 if he just didn’t call the cops. I left because it was freezing and looked like it might get physical. Luckily it looked the driver of the first car was definitely calling the cops, as well as a couple other witnesses. And there was already a very long line of traffic backed up on Humboldt.

Anyway I’m writing because its really scary that someone was driving that drunk in our neighborhood at 6:30 pm (not that its ever not scary.)

With the horrible accident with the delivery man from Chinese Musician just a few months ago this is starting to be an epidemic… If you find anything out about this, please post. I hope the cops were called. I tried to remember the plate number but forgot – NY plates though.

I contacted the head of the 94th, D.I. Hurson and here’s what he had to say:

Yes, we got him.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Holy Shit

Per a tipster, an auto accident came to pass on the BQE this morning which resulted in a vehicle being jettisoned of said roadway and onto McGuinness Boulevard. Fortuitously enough, no one was killed.

UPDATE, 12:58 p.m.: Here’s a brief synopsis of what happened courtesy of the New York Post. The New York Daily News’s (less gore-mongering) take can be seen here. Apparently the vehicle struck was manned by an police officer. Yikes!

UPDATE, 5:05 p.m.: Here are some more photos from the scene courtesy of Robin Hagert. (Thanks!)

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: Here’s what the head of our Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson, has to say

Heather, the accident today was very seriousness, an off duty Police Officer on his way home from work was driving the car that fell of the highway, we at first thought he was not going to survive. However he is now in stable condition. Both drivers passed a sobriety test. The driver of the other vehicle was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

I agree: this is serious. Hence, why I am very happy to learn this officer is in stable condition— and am very grateful for Mr. Hurson taking the time to contact me and tender an update. Thanks!

Photo Credits: the photo gracing the beginning of this post comes courtesy of Holly Ludvigsen.

LAST GASP: Fatality At Meserole Avenue & Leonard Street

October 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes from the NYPD via an anonymous tipster:

On October 10, 2011 at approx 1900 hours police responded to a 911 call of a vehicle accident at Meserole Avenue and Leonard Street in the confines of the 94 Pct. Upon arrival police determined that a scooter driven by a M/A/41 was traveling eastbound on Leonard Street and stopped at a stop sign when he was struck from behind by a 2002 Buick also traveling eastbound on Leonard. The operator of the scooter was taken to Bellevue where he was pronounced DOA. The driver of the Buick M/W/29 was taken into custody at the scene. Investigation ongoing

UPDATE: I have received confirmation from D.I. Hurson that the driver of the scooter did pass away and that the driver of the automobile was arrested for D.W.I. He hopes to give more details at tomorrow’s 94th Precinct Community Council meeting.

UPDATE, October 11: You can read more about what happened (among other things, apparently the victim was a deliveryman for Chinese Musician Restaurant) by pointing and clicking your way to Gothamist.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Drunk Driving Incident On Franklin Street?

A person we’ll call “H” writes:

Attached is a pic of a major car accident on Freeman and Franklin.  Around 3 or 4 in the morning Saturday night I couldn’t sleep and was watching TV….suddenly an enormous, frightening screech and crash went off…just from the sound of it I thought this was going to be really bad.  I looked out my window and saw a car facing south in the northbound lane of Franklin.

Went down there to help with any possible casualties….by the time I got there (5 minutes) there were 4 or 5 other guys and the two guys who were in the car were amazingly OK but I am pretty sure very drunk.  They kept demanding they help us move the car which was laughable…the front right tire was completely blown out and the front of the car was basically resting on cement.  After a few minutes the driver finally figured out it wasn’t moving and they took off (I’m no genius, but I think to avoid a DUI).  Looks like they were headed north on Franklin, somehow veered into the south lane and nailed the back of a parked truck which nailed the cars parked in front of it.  A Mercedes in front of the parked van got its front pretty crumpled.Cops came, looked for the guys, couldn’t find them (no surprise) and called a tow truck.  These guys were both really dumb and really lucky…..

UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: Another person we’ll call “B” has stepped forward with more information!


I was walking home from Shayz Lounge when this happened, I was at the intersection of Greenpoint & Franklin when I heard the collision. By the time I reached the scene, the drivers were gone, but those who had arrived out of concern were standing around waiting for the cops. When the squad car did show up, the officers took all the details form those who saw the driver & passengers leave (no one saw the actual accident). Just as I was about to walk away, I saw someone who fit the driver’s description standing half a block away, speaking on his cell phone. I asked one of the guys who had seen him if that was him . . . it was. He had walked back to turn himself in. He gave himself up and was arrested at the scene.

His friends did not return; at least not while I was there.

Anyway, I thought you might want to know.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour: Easter Tidings From North 10 Street

April 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

No one on the scene seemed to know what happened. If I had to take an educated guess I’d say the Easter Bunny, the Mobile Wash Unit or some party-goers (or some combination of the previous) had a little too much fun on North 10 Street last night. In any case, it was the source of much curiosity and commentary for passersby. If anyone reading this knows what happened please share via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!

Miss Heather

BREAKING: An Accident On Manhattan Avenue

September 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Those of you who are wondering what the police and fire department presence is about at the intersection of Eagle Street and Manhattan Avenue, I can tell you. There was a collision between a moped and automobile.




I happened upon a witness who kind enough to give me the 411. Apparently the blue car, which was headed south, made a left hand turn and the moped (which was headed north) could not stop in time. I was told the driver of the moped sustained minor injuries. If so, he (or she) was very, VERY lucky. Nonetheless, this does bring up the issue speeding on Manhattan Avenue. Anyone who lives north of Green Street will tell you that motorists are driving WAY too fast down this stretch. The intersection of Eagle Street and Manhattan Avenue needs is a traffic light. Otherwise, the next time an accident comes to pass here (and rest assured, it will) the outcome may not be as fortuitous.

Miss Heather

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