We have been hearing a lot of them lately. Those of you who heard them last night, here’s why. The Community Affairs office of the 94th Precinct writes:

Early this morning 8/13/2013 around 0130 hrs one male Hispanic 24 years old was apprehended inside the stairway of 162 Nassau Avenue. The male is believed to be the sole perpetrator in 3 separate home invasions and sexual assaults between the hours of 8pm and 1030pm on 8/12/2013. The assaults occurred on Berry Street, Engert Avenue and Nassau Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing by the 94pct Detective Squad and the Brooklyn North Special Victims Squad. Charges are pending.

The good news is this may very well have been the fellow responsible for no less than three home invasions and sexual assaults and he has been apprehended. The bad news is three home invasions and sexual assaults came to pass. ABC has more details, which can be had here.

Please, please be vigilant folks. Make sure the front doors of your building and apartments are secure— and if you see something suspicious say something to 911 STAT.


Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Engert Avenue

Taken December 30, 2011.

Reader Contribution du Jour: STOP

December 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken by Donna Marsh.

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Toys

Greenpoint Avenue

McGuinness Boulevard

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Come Out To Play!

December 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

L (who sent the above photograph) writes:

The bus to nowhere…

This bus has been stuck on our block (Engert Ave) since 7 am yesterday morning when I came out this morning the bus was still there but someone has spray painted the entire bus all the way around……now it kinda looks like a scene out of “The Warriors”…

…Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow, maybe garbage can fires inside the bus with heavily armed post apocalyptic 80’s punks….”Can yooooouuuuu diiiggg It”!!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: A Dispatch From Engert Avenue

E writes (in regards to this post):

Miss Heather,

I have no idea if this is coincidence or not but last night around 4am we had a break in at our building 76 Engert Ave, a group of young Hispanic teens buzzed their way into our building and took over our lobby (no doorman or anything) and ran down to our storage units and stole a bike and large box of containing personal items to one of the tenants here. I recovered the box but the bike is gone. Called the cops, they came and I went with them to indentify the kids since I only saw their backs as they were running and they were teenage Hispanic kids, the cop kept asking them what they were doing all the way over here and I heard one of them say they were at a party…..

If there is a lesson to be learned here it is: if you live in a building such as this do NOT blindly buzz people in.Have your guests call when they arrive and then buzz them in— or better yet: meet them in the lobby and let them in personally. While this may seen like an inconvenience, the fact is it will help prevent opportunistic crimes such this. What’s more, this is not just about property. It is about protecting the personal safety of your friends and neighbors. Be a good neighbor: keep a watchful eye on who gains access to your building.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Just Add Beer

August 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Fidelity Park, a memorial gore dedicated to Greenpoint veterans of World War I.

Miss Heather

Tis The Season: Engert Avenue Rustic

December 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Granted, this decoration is for the wrong season, but nothing says “Greenpoint” like a jack o’ lantern made out of an oil drum. In December. (Which is when this photograph was taken, lest you are wondering.) I for one can only hope these folks* will keep this bad boy out all year ’round. After all, it is Halloween every day in the Garden Spot of the Universe!

Miss Heather

*Who are also responsible for this: a snowman made out of an oil drum. They loves them some oil drums on Engert Avenue!

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Anyone Lose Some Slacks?

November 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


If, they’re at the intersection of Engert Avenue and Humboldt Street. Go get ’em!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Fill In The Blank

September 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222 


From Engert Avenue.

Miss Heather

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