Here at Greenpointers, we’re gearing up for our Winter Candyland Holiday Market, and we hope you’ll join us on Sunday for the fun at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street). Meanwhile, around town, buildings are going up, criminals are being taken down, and the subway, as ever, is running with delays.
Most important, the NYPD has apprehended suspects in the last week’s violent robbery. The alleged attackers assailed a 61-year-old Greenpoint woman in the lobby of her building.
The case is being handled amidst changes at the 94th precinct, where Captain William E. Glynn has taken over command from Captain Pete Rose, who was promoted to Deputy Inspector.
Speaking of changes in the neighborhood, more permits have been filed for new towers on the Greenpoint waterfront, as industrial businesses in Williamsburg flee the neighborhood.
And, of course, the more things change, the more they stay the same, which means the subway is being held due to train traffic ahead of us. While many North Brooklynites decry the lack of an official contingency plan for fast-approaching L-pocolypse, some are spreading information about the system in a novel way. The NYC Train Sign Company in Bushwick is making subway countdown signs for homes and businesses based on real-time MTA data.