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And Now, a Late Night ‘Fracas’ on Bedford Avenue

October 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

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The night life in Williamsburg keeps getting more and more interesting. Things on the Southside have been more insane for a while with reports of gang machete fights and random robberies and stabbings. There’s been less news from the Northside, and especially from Bedford Ave., but a reader reports on a late night weekend incident that sounds like it wasn’t fun:

I just wondered if any other GL readers witnessed the weird events on bedford around north tenth early this morning (Sunday), at about 4:30. i woke up to the sounds of a woman screaming, over and over, “call 911! call the cops! i’m serious!” and crying hysterically. i looked out the window and saw a woman weaving down the sidewalk, walking west on north tenth. then, a man turned the corner and went after her, caught up to her, pushed her, started cursing at her…the crying resumed, and this went on for a while longer. it seemed pretty nasty. there were a lot of people out and about (crazy kids) on the street, and i’m just wondering if anyone else saw this. i wound up calling the police because i was worried he was going to hurt her– i’m not sure if they found them or not.

I sounds like a disturbing (and scary) situation between two people rather than a random crime (which doesn’t make it any better), but if any has insight or saw it, do leave word in the comments section, below.

Tags: Crime · Williamsburg

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 halal king // Oct 13, 2008 at 9:54 am

    guys im being super serial, call the police guys ,im super serial about this you guys

  • 2 Rod // Oct 13, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Forgive my assumption, but you seem you may be new to the city? In a densely populated area like ours there are from time to time arguments and domestic spats between couples. I live in Astoria, a fairly safe and crime free area and I’d say once a month I see a fight between bar patrons at the place down the block or hear an argument in the street especially late night between couples in the area. I’m not sure this is something to write home about.

  • 3 Lee // Oct 13, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Yeah, there are a lot of arguments between all kinds of people — esp. when the bars empty out.

    However, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so I’m glad the person called the cops.

    Actually, even if it doesn’t sound dangerous, call the police anyway. I’m sick and tired of listening to all the drunks come out of the Charleston. (I live on Bedford.)

  • 4 n/a // Oct 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    i live across the street. the bar is mugs and (like above charleston commenter) the drunks pour out at 4:30 and make as much noise as humanly possible, regardless of the night, ensuring all neighbors can vicariously experience their level of intoxication. and this fight, although terrible for the woman and i hope she’s ok, is nothing compared to the full-out throw downs that happen there between groups of young men. although the ‘burg is now a gentrified wonderland with luxurious boutiques galore, it’s still the ‘burg.

  • 5 bad advice // Oct 13, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    You “wound up” calling the police? Wrong. You hear someone screaming “call 911” in the middle of the night, you call the police FIRST and look out the window second. Not your judgment call to make.

  • 6 total jerk. // Oct 13, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Oh for Christ’s sake, you live in an apartment on fucking Bedford Avenue. There are plenty of apartments in Williamsburg that aren’t on blocks that happen to have half a dozen bars on it. Quit crying about noise and fucking move already.