A string of burglaries at Greenpoint businesses continued on Friday morning with a break-in at Woops! (120 Norman Ave.).
Surveillance footage shows a man using a brick to smash the front door of Woops! on Friday morning at 4:48 a.m., but the suspect left the bakery empty handed after finding a cashless register, according to an employee who reported the incident to the NYPD. Woops! closed on March 15th following New York’s pause due to coronavirus.
On Thursday at 9:18 a.m., a man attempted to break into Broken Land (105 Franklin St.), video surveillance footage shows him walking away from the bar’s entrance after ripping off the door handle. A co-owner of the bar discovered the damage later in the morning and alerted the NYPD who are investigating.
Moments after the attempted Broken Land heist, the same man allegedly broke into Brooklyn Safehouse (120 Franklin St.) where he kicked in the front door and stole a laptop computer and an undisclosed amount of money.
Major crimes have fallen around 30% since the start of the coronavirus lock down, but burglaries in Brooklyn are up from 222 to 256 in Brooklyn this year compared with the same time-frame in 2019, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
The man who set a car on fire in Greenpoint on May 12th has been caught, according to the NY Daily News.
Jonathan Perez (pictured above) was caught on a local bodega’s security camera after lighting a blue 2018 Hyundai Sonata on fire on Sunday, May 12th at around 6 a.m. in Greenpoint, the NY Daily News explains he admitted to lighting two more cars on fire:
Jonathan Perez, 28, was just released on Feb. 4, after being sentenced to eight years for robbery in Brooklyn, and in March, he lighted the first of three cars ablaze, authorities said. He went on to burn two more vehicles, including a parked Hyundai Sonata on Humboldt St. and Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint on May 12.
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.).
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
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.
The NYPD has released surveillance images of two men suspected of carrying out a violent attack against another man on Nassau Aveune between Diamond and Newel Streets on September 15th. According to News 12, two men approached a 36 year-old man from behind, and knocked him to the ground. Once he fell, the assailants continued to punch and kick the victim’s face and body. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
While members of the North Brooklyn Community facebook page have speculated that the attack began with a game of pool at Goldies, the bar’s managers say there was no argument inside the bar. They explain, “the police did inform us to an attack that happened several blocks away, as they stopped by to review the cameras we have that show the sidewalk, I think to see if they could track whoever did the attack as they passed by. There certainly was no attack inside or outside of Goldie’s.”Continue reading →
“We have good neighbors here,” long-time resident Darlene Roman told the New York Times. “We’re working-class people who work hard. We’re safe here, except for today, when an intruder came to our neighborhood. But for the grace of God, we’re safe now. The police did what they had to do.”
2019 isn’t that far off, and it’s certainly not too soon to pit designers against each other to dream up alternative transit solutions for the dreaded L Train Shutdown. Although some fantastical entries included the above Donnie-Darko-esque translucent tunnel, the winning design involved small (and speedy) ferries jetting along Newtown Creek and the East River.
Because roving Transmitter Park on your own is not as fun as joining a marauding gang of eager Pokemon trainers, North Brooklyn will get to enjoy its very own Pokemon Go Bar Crawl next Saturday.
On a recent afternoon in June, Jane was walking home from the G train when an arm reached out and grabbed her breast in front of Mr. Berry on Manhattan Avenue. It belonged to one of several loud men in their 20s who were standing in a group on the sidewalk.
Enraged, Jane called 911 and started following and filming them as one of the men mooned her. While she waited for police to arrive, the men jeered at her from inside the Triangolo Pizza. Maddeningly, their smugness was validated when police arrived to take a report. They took Jane’s ID but none of theirs—she couldn’t confidently identify who had touched her, so the police told her they technically couldn’t do anything.
“I’m glad they responded quickly but I’m so frustrated nothing else could be done,” she said in an email to Greenpointers following the incident. “I’ve lived in Greenpoint for 8 years and I’ve never felt unsafe and never had any problems like this before. It makes me a little sad that I can’t say that anymore because of a group of idiots.”
Jane had reached out to us in a last-ditch effort because she felt as though she had no other recourse. Of course, that’s not exactly news—sexual assault is notoriously difficult to adequately punish, especially when the victim can’t say for a fact who it was.
They say 90% of success is showing up. Or is it 80%? Either way, Greenpoint Democratic district leader Linda Minucci is being taken to task by people who admittedly have a vested interest in seeing her challenger best her.