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Sexual Assault in Greenwood Heights Yesterday Morning

February 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Sexual Assault in Greenwood Heights Yesterday Morning

This was distributed yesterday evening by Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights and the assault would have occured in daylight. Aaron Brashear, who sent out the email, writes: “Does anyone have an more news on this? Most disturbing since this particular area of South Brooklyn has been very safe form many years. While I would hope […]

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Tags: Crime · Greenwood Heights

Shooting Friday Night in Gowanus or Just “Gunplay”?

January 25th, 2009 · 10 Comments

We have no answer here, just a question submitted by a GL Reader: I hear from one of my neighbors that there was a shooting last night, a few minutes before midnight, on 12th St between 3rd & 4th. Unclear if someone was shot or if it was ‘just’ gun-play. Any word on this? We […]

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Tags: Crime · Gowanus

Cobble Hill Crime Report: Stroller Thieves at Trader Joe’s

January 25th, 2009 · 8 Comments

From the Park Slope Parents email list comes news that nothing is sacred. Not even a stroller outside the new Trader Joe’s at Court and Atlantic: ust fyi – our blue & yellow Maclaren Triumph (3 yrs old, beat-up, with a very used Bundle Me inside) was stolen from the front of Trader Joe’s! Just […]

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Tags: Cobble Hill · Crime

Another Outbreak of Car Break-Ins in Boerum Hill?

January 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments

There seems to be some indication, per the email flow on the Boerum Hill group that break-ins may be on the rise. (Not that you don’t see shattered car glass on the curb in a lot of Brooklyn neighborhoods, especially Williamsburg.) In any case, here’s the email: On 12/26 my car, parked on Nevins @ […]

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Tags: Boerum Hill · Crime

GL Day Ender: Coney Island Break Up Letters New Years Day

December 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here’s a free event, after you probably spent all your money on too much booze and/or other stuff this New Year’s Eve. This Thursday (New Years Day, 1/1/09!), as part of the 15th Annual Alternative day of Spoken Word Extravaganza, Mermaid Hawley and Bluesman have 6 minutes to “save Coney Island” sometime between 6-8pm (said […]

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Tags: Brooklinks · coney island · Crime · GL Day Ender · Governor's Island · Red Hook · Uncategorized

Sign of The Times: Foiled Register Robbery in the Slope

December 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sign of The Times: Foiled Register Robbery in the Slope

Evan from the Brooklynian message board is warning retailers in the Park Slope to keep an eye out for a couple of would be con artists that are tricking cashiers and grabbing cash in registers. Here’s his first hand account and how he saved the day for one lucky employee: just a heads up to […]

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope

Two From Group of Teen Burglars Nabbed in Prospect Heights!

December 16th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Sunday night we heard this alarming news from the Brooklynian message board: Several NYPD cruisers were parked at and near the corner of Park Place and Underhill tonight. It looked like the police were going door to door along the brownstones and townhouses on the south side of Park Place near Underhill. Anyone know the […]

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Tags: Crime · Prospect Heights

“Suspicious Behavior” in Park Slope By Alleged Boiler Repair Dudes

December 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We turn now to an email from our close and valued friends at Park Slope Parents who are always supplying Slopians with valuable information. This is about people showing up to fix a boiler that no had asked to be fixed. Sounds like a set up for a robbery about which the community should be […]

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope

Bklink: Horrendous Bushwick Hate Crime

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Horrendous Bushwick Hate Crime

“The authorities are investigating the beating of a 31-year-old man in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on early Sunday morning as a hate crime, saying the man’s assailant shouted anti-gay and anti-Latino epithets before the attack, officials said. The 31-year old man, who the police did not identify, was in ‘very critical’ condition on Monday at Elmhurst Hospital […]

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Tags: Bushwick · Crime

Just Like the Old Days: Gunfire in the North Slope

December 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Just Like the Old Days: Gunfire in the North Slope

Looks like someone was shooting at something in the North Slope on Wednesday night. Grlnxtdrboo on Brooklynian reports: Did anyone else hear gunshots last night in the north slope? I live on Baltic between 4th and 5th and around 1030ish last night my girlfriend and I heard 3 shots. We called our neighbors to see […]

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope

More on All the Bang Bang in Boerum Hill

November 14th, 2008 · 15 Comments

There has been some followup on the shooting in Boerum Hill earlier this week on the Boerum Hill email list. Here are some additional detail on the gunplay: There were 13 shots in all that night. It was the third shooting incident in the same 2 block area in the past three months. As a […]

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Tags: Boerum Hill · Crime · Uncategorized

Nothing Like Some Bang Bang in Boerum Hill

November 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

From the Boerum Hill Group comes a report of (more) gunfire in the neighborhood. Here’s how the story goes: Well, we definitely heard 6 or 7 shots Sunday night around 8:30, I was hoping someone had more information about it. Apparently it all happened at Nevins and Warren, which is pretty much in our back […]

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Tags: Boerum Hill · Crime · Uncategorized

Tale of a Park Slope Mugging: Be Careful Out There

November 2nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

From our friends at Park Slope Parents comes an email about a mugging on St. Johns Place between Seventh and Eighth Avenue. Of course, it’s the sort of thing that happens everywhere in Brooklyn, but sometimes Park Slope events get posted and remind everyone the bucolic Slope is perhaps less so than thought: A neighbor […]

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope

GL Day Ender: Worried About a “Crime Wave” in Bay Ridge

October 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Bay Ridge may be the best neighborhood in Brooklyn, but it has it’s share of troubles. The neighborhood witnessed a rape earlier in the month as well as what appears to be a rise in home burglaries and drug trafficking. Police report that crime in the 68th precinct is down this year, but citizens feel […]

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Tags: Bay Ridge · Crime

Bklink: Murder in Brooklyn is Up

October 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Murder in Brooklyn is Up

“Murder in Brooklyn is on the rise – but it’s not the usual suspects. In a dramatic turnaround, the borough’s traditionally less violent south Brooklyn neighborhoods had a 31.4% rise in murders so far this year – from 54 to 71. Meanwhile, north Brooklyn precincts – which the NYPD flooded with cops last year – […]

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Tags: Crime

GL Reader Question: About That Columbia Street Shooting…

October 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Do you guys have any info on the shoot out that happened on columbia and west 9th (red hook) friday night? Still can’t seem to get the same answer from anyone. Always a different story.” [GL Inbox]

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Tags: Crime · GL Reader Question · Red Hook

Packing Up: Fort Greene Gets a Body in a Box

October 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

One of our GL readers hit us off with an alarming email this morning about one of those late night urban experiences that gets the juices flowing: Hey…so i was walking home tonight and i had to be escorted by police because there was a corpse found in a cardboard box!!! Outside roughly the entrance […]

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Tags: Crime · Fort Greene

Cop Hit with Cinder Block in Crown Heights, Choppers in the Air

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cop Hit with Cinder Block in Crown Heights, Choppers in the Air

According to Brooklynian, on Saturday night around 7pm a narcotics officer was struck in the head with a cinder block thrown from a rooftop. The officer was rushed to Kings County Hospital and is now in stable condition, according to the Daily News, which notes the story today as well as the arrest of a […]

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Tags: Crime · Crown Heights

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

October 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

[Photo courtesy of annetran06/flickr] 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 […]

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Tags: Crime · Williamsburg

Sad Story: A Scam That Contributed to a Death?

October 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We’re not clear what neighborhood this story originates from (it appears to be Kensington), but we found it on the Boerum Hill email list with the subject line “scams have resulted in a death.” Here’s the weird and sad story: On Tuesday, I found my dear friend and neighbor in her apartment, the phone off […]

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Tags: Crime · Uncategorized

More Fun with Crime, Prospect Heights Edition

September 17th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Yesterday, we had quite a bit about Park Slope crime. Today, we’re turning to something from Prospect Heights. It comes via Brooklynian and is about a mugging in the neighborhood: So I just witnessed a mugging and I am all shook up and have to vent. Actually, I’m pissed off. First, I’m pissed because I […]

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Tags: Crime · Prospect Heights

Bklink: Cops Arrest Suspect in Slope Teen Stabbing

September 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

“Cops arrested a teenage boy Tuesday in connection with a stabbing in Park Slope Monday, after which a 16-year-old high school student was hospitalized as the result of multiple knife attacks. Tuesday afternoon, police announced the arrest of a 14-year-old connected with the attack. Armed with information from witnesses, detectives apprehended the young suspect at […]

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope · Shortlink

Brookbit: Stabbing on Fifth St. in Park Slope

September 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

There was a stabbing at Fifth Street and Seventh Avenue yesterday around 3:30PM that is said to have involved students at John Jay High School. Details about the incident are otherwise sketchy.–GL Inbox

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope

Is There a Park Slope “Crime Wave”?

September 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There have been random reports here and there that suggest property crime may be spiking in Park Slope. Well, some residents believe more things are happening. The latest from Brookynian: Is it just my bad luck, or is crime picking up in Park Slope? Tonight I found all my hubcaps stolen off my 6 week […]

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope

Bklink: Windsor Terrace Car Break In Detail

September 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There’s more detail on the arrest in the rash of Windsor Terrace car break ins we reported last week: “Residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood suffering through a rash of car break-ins targeting pricey navigation systems can rest easy – the bad guys were caught by a cop who was late to work. As he hurried […]

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Tags: Crime · Shortlink · Windsor Terrace