From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Word From The 94th Precinct

On Friday, February 1, 2013 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a male victim, 39 years old was stabbed in the upper thigh by an unknown perpretrator in front of 275 Jackson Street, Brooklyn (Cooper Park Houses Development). The victim was transported to Woodhull Medical Center. On Sunday, February 3, 2013 the victim died from his injuries. This occurrence is currently being investigated by the 94th Precinct Detective Squad.

If you should have any questions regarding the above notification please contact P.O. Adamo or P.O. Truglio (94th Precinct Community Affairs) at (718) 383-5298.

A brief Op Ed from yours truly:

Whenever I read/hear about violence at the Cooper Houses I think of this young woman:

Kayleigh deserves to live in just as safe a home as the kitten she entrusted to my care. I will never forget her compassion via doggedness in ensuring the kitten she found (or more accurately: found and “chose” her!) would have a happy, safe life. We, as a community, should be doing our damnedest to give her the same.


March 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This comes courtesy of the head of the 94th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson. If you have any tips/information to share about this horrific crime please contact Detective Notwicz at the above-listed telephone number. Otherwise, you can download a print quality flyer by clicking here.

New York Shitty Day Starter: What Happened On Bedford Avenue?

March 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

A chap named Dale (who took the above photo at North 7 Street & Bedford Avenue) writes at 12:54 a.m. in an email entitled “Traffic stopped at Bedford and North 7th”:

Don’t know what was going on.

Unfortunately, I do. Per an anonymous tipster:

On Friday March 23rd, 2012 at approximately 2200 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at the Bedford Avenue Train Station, within the confines of the 94th Precinct (Transit District 33). Upon arrival, Police determined that the victim (M/W/20) was riding the “L” line train along with the suspect (M/W/30-35) when a verbal dispute ensued. When exiting the train, the suspect initiated a physical altercation with victim resulting in both individuals falling onto the road track bed. The suspect fled the scene and the victim was struck by a Northbound train resulting in serious body trauma. EMS responded and transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital where he was later pronounced DOA. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

The family has been notified and the victim has been identified

Gothamist has a very good run-down of what happened. You can read it by clicking here. (Thanks Peter for bringing this to my attention!)

Reader Contribution du Jour: Crime Stoppers

February 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Jay (who forwarded me the above photograph) notes:

These signs appeared on Monitor St recently. Same location as where shooting occurred last month.

Closing on a (somewhat) related note, I would like to remind everyone that the next 94th Precinct Community Council meeting will be Monday, February 21st, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the basement (!) of the Peter J. McGuinness Center.

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting
February 21, 2011 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Peter J. McGuinness Seniors Center
715 Leonard Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Quicklink: More About The Shooting at 211 Monitor Street

January 22, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

For those of you who are following this story, now it would appear this was a botched mugging attempt. You can view the latest report by the New York Post by clicking here. Do check it out.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Shots Fired On Monitor Street?

January 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Jay writes at 10:45 p.m.:

Just heard two shots fired across the street from my apartment on monitor. Neighbors spilled on to street a few seconds after. Took less than two minutes for NYPD to appear and set up yellow tape. Something bad happened but don’t know what.

Katie writes at 11:27 p.m.:

Hi Miss Heather,

Don’t know if you have seen the police choppers circling the neighborhood tonight, but if you see this you might want to spread the word to be extra safe in Greenpoint tonight/this weekend — someone was just killed on the street on Monitor between Norman and Nassau. It happened across from my brother’s apartment, and he says the street is currently swarmed with emergency vehicles and concerned neighbors.  Evidently they aren’t sure of the victim/shooter/situation yet, but that the shooter ran away and (as far as he knows) has not been found. I’m not sure when exactly it happened — definitely in the last two hours.

Thanks — your blog and reporting are such an invaluable resource to our neighborhood! I’m sad to be writing in about something so awful.

Whoa. If anyone reading this has any more information please share via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.


UPDATE, January 15, 2011: Here’s a little more information per Jay.

Adult male victim taken in ambulance. Suspect fled on foot. Street still blocked off by yellow tape and detectives in trench coats and flashlights searching the area. There was a helicopter with search light over Nassau St and mcgolrick park area.

UPDATE, January 16, 2011: According to the New York Post the victim of this shooting was a 35 year old male. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital and is listed as being in “critical condition”.

UPDATE, January 19, 2011: I have received word this gentleman has died. My deepest heart-felt condolences go out to his family. He was only 30 years old.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Homicide at Huron & Manhattan Avenue?

I have received two emails about this incident. L writes:

Hi Miss Heather —

fyi – just saw this on Gothamist news map — sending as your investigative reporting is the BEST —

Homicide | Manhattan Ave & Huron St Manhattan, NY | 1/24/2010 5:31 p.m.

(lest it seems i regularly read crime reports (!), was looking for info on why a helicopter was buzzing my neighborhood for an hour last nite – but no report)

T writes:

…gothamist newsmap homicide manhattan / huron?!

what’s the story?

That’s what I want to know. The story.

When I got off the B43 at 5:00 p.m.-ish today I saw an ambulance, two police cars and a handful of lookie-loos between India and Huron Street. If there was an “incident” it happened well before I came on the scene. I suspect I speak for many fellow Greenpointers when I write that I find this very disturbing. If anyone reading this has the 411 please tender them via comments or via email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Your identity will remain anonymous.

Miss Heather

P.S.: L also writes;

…& while we’re on subject of crime – also on Gothamist, saw 2 reports of armed robberies at Roebling & N 9th in a week – one’s on today’s list (from last nite) — both evening, NOT middle of nite — that’s a dark & quiet corner — but seems stalled development has made things worse.

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