From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Suicide At McGolrick Park?

September 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Anonymous writes (in an email entitled “Rumors”):

Heard thru the grapevine that there was a suicide by hanging in mcgolrick dog run last night. Police tape wrapped around the area early this morning.  Have you heard anything?

The truth is I haven’t. However, I asked Deputy Inspector Hurson about it and, true to form, he got right back to me right away (thanks)! He confirmed that a man (who is presumed— but not confirmed to be homeless) did commit suicide in the area. His identity has yet to be ascertained. Inasmuch as the McCarren Park homeless have received much press attention of late, the homeless who call McGolrick their home have gone virtually unnoticed. Something to think about, folks…

UPDATE, September 26, 2011: An eyewitness has stepped forward. Jared writes:

I got to the scene of this before the firemen and police did. A man had already called 911 and we waited for the police to arrive. The man was already dead. It was a hanging, twine wrapped around the fence on the dog run and he was on the ground between the bench and the fence. He certainly seemed homeless with lots of bags on the bench. If anyone has information about this man, please post it. It was a tragic scene and I am at least glad that only a few people had to witness it.

FRIDAY: McGolrick Park Dog Run Benefit

October 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This upcoming Friday, October 15, the folks at District Dog (and a lot of friends) will be hosting a fundraiser for the McGolrick Park dog run at the Church of the Messiah. Food catered by Cafe Royal and affordable spirits are promised in addition to a raffle whose prizes include:

  • Dinner for 2 with wine pairing at Dressler
  • Dinner for 2 with wine pairing at Dumont
  • $50 dollar gift certificate from The Brooklyn Kitchen
  • Gift Basket from Stella & Chewy’s
  • Gift Basket from Zuke’s
  • A weekend stay at Unleash Brooklyn
  • 1 private session with Empire of the Dog
  • Artwork by Urbnpop
  • 5 Class card – $65 value- from Usha Veda Yoga

Tickets for this event (as well as raffle tickets) can be purchased in advance for $15.00 at District Dog or Unleash Brooklyn. Otherwise the price of admission will be $20.00 at the door. Check it out!

McGolrick Park Dog Run Fundraiser
October 15, 2010 starting at 8:30 p.m.
Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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