Spotted On Humboldt Street: Medication Decoration

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From The New York Shitty Inbox: Witnesses/Help Wanted

Yours truly has received all manner and variety of correspondence over the years. Some are humorous. Some downright belligerent. But the following will unfortunately be the most memorable. A fellow hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Larry, writes (in an email entitled “August 2nd blog and photo of pedestrian struck on humboldt and metropolitan“):

Dear Miss Heather,

Hopefully you can help??

My wife, Heather along with myself and our 2 children were very close with the individual that was struck by the livery car that fateful night.(August 1st, 2012) The victim of this horrible hit and run, was a young man from our hometown of East Grand Rapids, Michigan.

His name was Leighton Parnham. He was only 19 years old and as a result of this (my opinion) vehicular homicide, passed away at Bellvue Hospital on August 7th 2012. If you would like to learn about this fun loving young man, visit this link:

http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?pid=159143187

or
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/08/east_grand_rapids_high_grad_ki.html

The family is destroyed.

I am also a retired police officer and evidence technician from the suburbs of Chicago.
It seems the police have no interest in this homicide, which according to NY VTL section 10, leaving the scene of a traffic accident, resulting in death, is a class D felony.

We are tying to obtain the truth into what happened and any help you can provide would be great. i.e. person T, who originally posted this and what seems is a photo from their window overlooking the scene, any witnesses from Legion Bar that night…

I understand the driver of the livery car left the scene and was stopped by police with a smashed windshield and front end damage, but, was not arrested or even ticketed…

I have spent a significant amount of time today corresponding with Larry and Heather. They, in turn, have been corresponding with Leighton’s father (who, you can imagine, is devastated). The latter has given me permission to get the word out about this— one of many “accidents” hereabouts involving livery cabs, I’ll add— in the hope someone who witnessed this “hit and run” will step forward and speak up. To Heather (Larry’s wife) via email at: H_shortt (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Losing a child is quite frankly beyond my comprehension. I cannot imagine the pain Leighton’s family and friends have experienced and are presently experiencing. Nonetheless, we are in a position to help them get some semblance of “closure”. Finding out what actually what happened is a vital first step. Please help spread the word, north Brooklynites. Thanks.

Photo Credit: Screencap of Leighton Parnham comes via MLive.

 

New York Shitty Day Ender: Humboldt Street

October 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

Taken October 15, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part I: From Humboldt Street With Love

Taken October 15, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Prodigal Pup?

September 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11222, East Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lass named Lori writes:

Heather,

I was walking down Richardson Street at 9:30am and spotted this little dog (see attached) between N.Henry and Humboldt. I’m in this area at the same time daily and have never seen this dog before. I have a feeling he might belong to someone as he seemed very friendly and followed me for a little bit (maybe looking for help). He has no collar but his coat looks like it had been shaved recently. He also has a limp, but looks like it’s from an old injury as he didn’t seem like he was in pain. It would be great if you can share on your blog. Hopefully someone will recognize the dog as belonging to someone in the area. If not, maybe he can be rescued. He seems like a really sweet little guy.
Thanks for your help!

Anyone who knows to whom this pup belongs can contact Lori via email at: lehoffman(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Pedestrian Struck?

A person we’ll call “T” writes today, August 2nd, 2012:

Hi Heather. Do you know where to find a police blotter for S. Williamsburg? Last night, at around midnight, a livery cab hit a pedestrian. Right in front of Legion, Metropolitan & Humboldt. I live across the street and heard the impact. He didn’t move at all (and I thought he was dead) but when the ambulance showed up 5 mins later and he was loaded on the gurney, he woke up and started screaming. I’d like to know if he’s OK and what happened. It sounds like the cab blew the light and nailed him in the crosswalk (I overheard the Legion witnesses giving statements to the police.)

Per “T” the victim was only 3-4 feet from the curb (using the crosswalk) and was thrown into oncoming traffic— on his face, no less— upon impact. This sounds really bad folks. I suspect I speak on the behalf of everyone reading this when I write that my heartfelt support goes to his family and loved ones and I hope he makes a full recovery.

I have contacted our wonderful 50th District Democratic Leader, Lincoln Restler, and am pleased to announce he is looking into what happened. If/when I hear something, I’ll share it here. In closing, I’d like to note this makes the third accident hereabouts in as many weeks. It is the second involving a livery cab. At what point are the powers-that-be going to acknowledge that we have a problem?

UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: I have been told by an unidentified (but reliable) source that the individual struck was riding a skateboard the wrong way down Humboldt Street and, as a result, was struck by a livery cab. He was (obviously) injured, but survived. That’s good news if you ask me. Whether or not the livery cab was, in fact, running a red light (as alleged) has yet to be determined.

The Word On The Street, Part II: For The Love Of Big Brother (& Tomatoes)

Yours truly encountered the above missive today at the intersection of Herbert and Humboldt Street. Exactly what would make these tomatoes especially desirable is beyond me. Perhaps the emissions from the off-ramp of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway impart to them some special flavor? I suppose only the thief knows for certain. In any case, methinks I’ll take the old fashioned route and acquire my produce at the grocery store. It is pretty clear this person means business.

Spotted On Humboldt Street: A Head’s Up

HOME INTRUDER

One Tuesday morning (5/29/2012) at approx 3:00 a.m., an intruder was spotted climbing into a ground floor apartment window on Frost Street (between Humboldt and Woodpoint Rd.). The male suspect has been identified looking in windows in the area by several residents this week & the police are now investigating & searching for this man.
Be aware… Lock up your windows & call 911 if you see someone suspicious!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Humboldt Street

May 8, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken May 7, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Am I Real?

Taken April 25, 2012.

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