A surveillance camera captured two men in the act of vandalizing the Greenpoint Mexican restaurant Acapulco (1116 Manhattan Ave.) with hate graffiti last December.
🚨WANTED for AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT: Recognize them? On 12/22 at 9:20 am, these two men drew swastikas & profanities on the outside of 1116 Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn. If you have any information, call/DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS.
Hate of any kind will NOT be tolerated in NYC. pic.twitter.com/xsAjQzLU87
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 8, 2020
The NYPD released footage of the men drawing a swastika on the Manhattan Avenue restaurant on December 22nd and are investigating the incident with help from the Hate Crimes Task Force.
Send any information to crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
This Saturday, NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, along with Santa and superhero friends, will deliver presents in the neighborhood for their 4th Annual Sleigh Ride starting at 10 a.m.
This year more than 7,000 toys will be delivered by a 50 truck caravan loaded with gifts for local kids from Greenpoint to East New York.
Here’s the sleigh ride schedule:
A car with an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, an alcohol ad featuring Donald Trump, and the giant wall mural at Transmitter Park were all targets this week in a rash of political and hate-filled graffiti in Greenpoint. Continue reading
A man exposed himself to a woman while riding on the L train earlier this month and is wanted for public lewdness, according to NYPD.
The incident happened on a northbound L train near the Graham Avenue station on September 16, at 5:30 a.m. when the suspect exposed himself while sitting across from the woman, NYPD says. Continue reading
The NYPD is looking for a suspect who robbed a couple at gunpoint in Williamsburg two weeks ago, multiple news outlets report.
The victims were walking on Kingsland Avenue at Frost Street on Friday, August 9th, at approximately 3:40 a.m. when a man holding a gun grabbed a purse containing $80 and a watch from one of the victims, Brooklyn Paper reports. Continue reading
UPDATE: The 94th Precint towed the van on Wednesday.
An “abandoned” chevy van with New Jersey plates and an expired inspection has been parked for over one year across from John Ericsson Middle School (424 Leonard St) on Manhattan Avenue between Newton and Bayard streets where it has accumulated multiple citations, Greenpoint residents claim.
“It is incredibly sketchy, especially because it’s near a school,” said a woman who lives in a building near where the van is parked. “There is a mattress in the back, and sometimes I’ve seen the back door ajar,” she wrote to Greenpointers stating her concern for the proximity of the van to the middle school.
An online search shows that the black chevy van has 10 unpaid tickets mostly for street sweeping violations totaling $620 dating back to March 2018. The Greenpoint woman claims that multiple neighbors have reported the van to 311 and the 94th Precinct: Continue reading
A Greenpoint woman was allegedly attacked by a stranger resulting in her receiving 16 staples to her head after she walked down the Pulaski Bridge staircase onto McGuinness Boulevard at Box Street just over two weeks ago.
The Greenpoint-based artist who wishes to remain anonymous says that she exited the staircase after returning from Long Island City at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th, when the suspect appeared to walk past her and up the stairs to the Pulaski Bridge.
The suspect, described as a middle-aged man approximately 5′ 10″ tall and wearing a dark baggy hooded sweatshirt, struck the woman on her head from behind with a wooden walking cane multiple times across the street from the Box House Hotel (77 Box St.).
The NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn North is hosting a community forum and discussion on hate crimes and how residents can work together to stop the noted increase in hate crimes over the past year. The forum will take place on Thursday, March 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 179 Wilson Ave. in Brooklyn; RSVP at [email protected]
NYC experienced a 40 percent increase in hate crimes so far this year; 66 hate crimes in 2019 compared to 47 during the same period in 2018, with 64 percent categorized as anti-semitic, NBC reports.
STAND UP. There is no place for hate in Brooklyn. Join us as one voice against hatred. We need your ideas, we need your thoughts, we need your help. This is your community and we want to work together in making it a safe, healthy place for all. RSVP to [email protected] pic.twitter.com/uhuUjSlrAL
— NYPDBrooklynNorth (@NYPDBklynNorth) March 5, 2019
A male suspect is wanted for questioning for allegedly following a woman into a Greenpoint subway station and groping her around 5 p.m. on Feb. 11, NYPD says.
The 94 Pct Detective Sqd needs help id-ing the male below, wanted for a forcible touching occurring on 2/11 @ 515pm @ the Nassau Ave station of the G train. Male did approach female victim from behind & fondle her groin area. If you have any info call 718-383-8545 or 800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/0f2bWW3jM9
— NYPD 94th Precinct (@NYPD94Pct) February 22, 2019
The 28-year-old woman was followed by the suspect into the Nassau Avenue G train station where he fondled her from behind before the woman fought the suspect off, making him flee to the street above.
The suspect is described as approximately 25 years old, 5 feet three inches tall, wearing a dark knit cap, gray jacket, jeans, and black backpack, according to News 12 Brooklyn.
If you have info call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted at the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.