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Man Stabbed to Death on J Train in Williamsburg

A man was stabbed on a J train as it approached the Lorimer Street station on Truesday morning. (Courtesy of Mtattrain/BY-SA)

A man who is believed to be in his 30s was stabbed to death on a Queens-bound J train near the Lorimer Street station in Williamsburg early Tuesday at around 2:30 a.m., amNewYork first reported.

The murderer was wearing a surgical mask and fled at the Flushing Avenue station after stabbing the victim multiple in his back and neck, the Brooklyn Paper reports:

According to sources familiar with the investigation, the unidentified male victim got into an argument with the unknown attacker.

The words turned physical, police sources said, when the attacker pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed the victim in the back and neck.

Both the victim and the suspect remained on board the J train until the Flushing Avenue stop, where the murderer departed.

The victim was rushed to Woodhull Hopsital where he was pronounced dead as officers from the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg responded to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Before L-pocalypse: A History of Transit in North BK

B.R.C.C. Crosstown Trolley, Via the Transit Museum
B.C.R.R. Crosstown Trolley, Via the New York Transit Museum

As the MTA’s planned 15-month suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan draws near, all 200,000 daily riders of the L-pocalypse have been asking the same question: how will we get across the river? Brooklynites have been asking that question for generations, and personal ingenuity, along with municipal planning, has yielded several answers. All we can say for sure is that this is not the first time aggrieved Greenpointers have been up in arms over inadequate inter-borough transit. I’m just glad we don’t have to take a rowboat.

The rowboat commute was the first in a line increasingly efficient methods of getting from Greenpoint to Manhattan that includes horsecars, trollies, ferry services, elevated trains, and the dawn and growth of the subway. Step in, stand clear and read on for a history of transit in North Brooklyn.   Continue reading

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Pricey Penthouses, Historic Preservation and a Panel on the L-Pocolypse — The Hook-up 9/15

Ready to move into Greenpoint's Priciest Pad? Via 868 On The Park
Ready to move into Greenpoint’s Priciest Pad? Via 868 On The Park

Even though The New York Times has decreed that 2017 is the “Year of the Renter,” The developers over at 868 Lormier on the Park are hoping you’re in the mood to buy. They’re asking $4.01 Million for a 3 bedroom duplex penthouse. If a sale closes at that price, it will be the most expensive condo ever sold in Greenpoint.

Meanwhile, developers were thwarted on Tuesday at 111 Noble Street in Greenpoint’s Historic District. The building’s owner failed to convince the Landmark’s Preservation Commission that the building was structurally unsound and needed to be demolished to make room for a modern apartment building.

Speaking of structurally unsound… The MTA. Last Thursday, Transportation Alternatives hosted a panel of city council members and community groups at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue) to discuss the coming L-Pocolypse, and how the city might make use of alternate transit to handle the L train closure. Continue reading

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