The James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan is the largest post office in the nation. The building bears a rousing inscription — taken from Herodotus’ Histories — which reads, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Turns out, what does stop a postman is his tracks is being charged with stealing packages, electronics and nearly $10,000 worth of stamps. Greenpoint postal worker Bagner Cardoso pleaded not guilty to federal felony charges on Tuesday even after he admitted to stealing all of those items from the Greenpoint Post Office (66 Meserole Avenue) nearly every other day for the past two years.
Meserole Avenue also hosted a candlelight vigil on Tuesday organized by The North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence to raise awareness of domestic violence. The vigil began at the 94th precinct (100 Meserole Avenue) and continued down Manhattan Avenue to McCarren Park.
Violence and hate have proliferated in North Brooklyn in recent months, and Greenpoint residents have come together to show solidarity against Nazis and Proud Boys. On Saturday, Bronx-based rapper Princess Nokia redefined the term “Soup Nazi” when she threw soup at a man shouting racial slurs on the L Train. The man said he was “not that sorry” for his behavior, but fellow strap-hangers were having none of it. They joined Princess Nokia in kicking the man off the train at Bedford Avenue.
More community solidarity was on display on Tuesday at The Polish and Slavic Center (177 Kent Street) as over 100 residents joined a host of city officials to celebrate Polish culture at the Polish heritage breakfast.