Around 3am the morning of Tuesday, November 1st, a man was shot in the leg on Manhattan Avenue near Clay Street. This part of Greenpoint has been a sore spot for many locals, due to problems caused by residents of the nearby homeless shelter.
According to DNA Info:
“The unidentified 29-year-old victim was wounded just before 3 a.m. in front of 1109 Manhattan Avenue and taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said.
Last week a manager at the second Clay Street shelter, run by the Bowery Residents Committee, said their residents are easily able to buy heroin on the corner of Manhattan and Clay. Neighbors have said that the BRC shelter has generated far fewer community complaints.
Local Councilman Stephen Levin allotted $40,000 to have the NYPD install cameras on the corner. Those went up in September, according to Levin’s office, but they’ve done little to alleviate issues, neighbors said.
In the month of October there were around 30 complaints to 311 about loud noise, partying, smoking, and public drinking near the intersection, according to city records.
As of Oct. 23, 7 people were victims of shootings in the Williamsburg part of the 94th Precinct, which also includes Greenpoint.”
We will update as this story develops.