Manhattan Ave Ticket Trap, Bearded Burglars, & Williamsburg Hate Crime — The Hook-Up 4/17

14th Street Reimagined - via TransAlt
14th Street Reimagined – via TransAlt

The L Train shutdown could totally transform 14th Street as we know it.

Think twice before you try parking on Manhattan Avenue between Huron and India. It’s a “ticket trap”.

Shooting so many movies and TV shows in Greenpoint and Williamsburg is both a blessing and a curse. It makes our restaurants and shops more popular, but isn’t always the most convenient.

Via 6Sqft: “Shooting in Greenpoint, Brooklyn continues to gain in popularity for many studios. Tina Fey’s show, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” paid a Greenpoint homeowner about $1,500 to shoot on her brownstone’s front steps. Rolf Carle, a woodworker in Greenpoint, started a Facebook page that lets neighbors share information and vent about the shoots taking over their streets. According to Carle, as many as 50 shoots occurred in a single week in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, sometimes filming until midnight.”

Are beards the new burglar masks? Pokito in Williamsburg was robbed this week by a bearded man.

Two gay men in Williamsburg had a brick thrown at them on the corner of Bedford and Grand during daylight hours.

Via Gothamist: “NYPD officers apprehended two teenage male suspects, ages 13 and 15, near the Williamsburg intersection and arrested them. Both were charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment. A police spokesperson confirmed they will be tried as juveniles.”

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