New Bad Days XXX: Bike Banditry Wave Continues, Mayor’s Communication Aide Has His Cellphone Robbed, Brazen Store Robbers And Muggers Undeterred By Security Cams And Running Video Footage, A Little Girl Gets Boiled In Her Sleep By Her Rotten Friends, And Heroin O.D.’s Get Acknowledged

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Manhattan (see above)

In Union Square and Gramercy Park, and earlier incidents on the Upper East Side and Midtown, a man on a bicycle has been robbing cabs by reaching into their windows of unsuspecting drivers, punching their faces and stealing cash from their hands.

On the E train at the Lexington Ave station in Midtown East, a Canadian tourist and a curious 10 year old girl were maced by a homeless man who was sitting on a beach chair as was a woman he was with, with an open cooler and a blanket inside the train car. The culprit attacked them after the little girl wondered aloud about the weird sighting and the stupid tourist took a picture of the derelict couple.

In Chelsea, a woman walking on the street at 3 in the morning was approached by a man who asked her name who then proceeded to beat the hell out of her by punching her in the head, knocking her to the pavement and then slamming her head on it after she tried to avoid the lowlife.

In the Upper West Side, a heroin and fentanyl drug ring run from an apartment was busted.

In Gramercy Park, an elderly mother and her elderly daughter were found dead in their apartment by contractors working renovations on the building.

In Midtown West, an elderly man stealing a pint of ice cream was tazered by cops called to the store after he threatened them with a knife.

Also in Midtown West, an 18 year old was slashed with a box cutter and robbed of his wallet and school I.D. by 3 men.

In between stops on the 1,2,3 lines between Christopher St. and West 14th st. in Greenwich Village, a dazed and confused or inebriated homeless man was found wandering then lying on the tracks at 8 a.m., which led to delays and rerouting of the lines including the 4,5,6.

At Penn Station, a man came out of car and threatened to kill any American he saw as he was holding a blue box.

In Chelsea, a 73-year-old man was killed crossing the street by a man with a suspended license driving a tractor-trailer truck with Indiana plates and registered in New Jersey that was delivering a shipment to the Whole Foods supermarket.

In Midtown East, a man who hooked with a woman at a swanky niteclub in Chelsea got robbed during his slumber of 42 large worth of watches and also $2500 in cash.

In Harlem, a man walking with a woman on the street was randomly attacked and slashed in the face.

In Lower Manhattan, there is bike theft crime wave, ranging from locks getting cut off to marauders pushing people off of them as they are riding, and despite being equipped with GPS tracking, even Citibikes are getting stolen.

At a Duane Reade Downtown, a man stole over a grand of medications, shove it in a backpack and ditched the merchandise before being confronted by police. And a biker had two laptops stolen under him from his front basket as he was fiddling with his GPS app.

In Soho, an elderly homeless man held up a bank for $500 and then picked up a garbage can, went back inside and threw it at the info desk and knocked over a stand. The robber was shoeless.

In Times Square, 4 surly desnudas snatched a cellphone from a person, took a picture and played salugi with it and demanding $20 from the owner for the photo.

In the Upper East Side, a man with 30 prior arrests, attempted to rob a church collection box for the poor with wires and tape.

Also in the Upper East Side on the FDR, a woman attempting suicide by jumping into the East River caused a 3 car pile up.

At the 59th street station in Midtown at 7 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was slashed in the face when he refused give his cellphone to his attacker.

On the viaduct road by the Helmsley Building at Grand Central, a truck parked on it went on fire.

In Washington Heights, a woman standing in front of a building fell into an 8 foot hole as the sidewalk broke and collapsed beneath her.

In the Lower East Side, 2 sisters turned the roof of their apartment building into a crop growing garden, luxury dining spot and puppy mill/dog park without permission from the building owners.

In Inwood, a dead body sporting a mohawk and an anarchy tattoo was found floating in the Hudson River.

At the Fulton Street Station in Downtown, an aide to Mayor de Blasio Faustio in the midst of his boss’s MTA reality show tour, had his cellphone robbed from his hands as the doors were about to close when he was standing by it (very poor and ultimately unwise subway etiquette). He proceeded to chase the two men who took it through the streets but lost them at Zucotti Park.

Bronx

In Concourse Village, an 11 year old girl got scalded with a pot filled of boiling water poured onto her head by her friend, supposedly inspired by a lunatic challenge game.

In Soundview, 2 women were shot at in a spray of gunfire around 11 p.m., a mother with her child that tried to flee for safety got hit by a passing vehicle.

In Highbridge, 2 men were shot at on a street corner at 6 p.m., allegedly sparked by a man who says he was coerced by gangbangers who threatened his family.

In Morrisania, a man followed and molested a 14-year-old girl in an apartment building by grabbing her breasts and ran away.

In Concourse Village, a 12 year old girl was sexually assaulted by a man after he threatened her with a gun and forced her into an alley.

In Longwood, a man who attempted to mug a 77 year old man coming from a nearby bank, got a black eye when the victim fought back.

In Mott Haven, a man attempted to rob another man in an elevator with a knife and wound up getting his ass kicked when the victim defended himself.

In the South Bronx, a woman was nearly raped by a man who assaulted her and shoved her into her car at 8 a.m.

In Hunts Point, an unsupervised 8-year-old boy running in the street at night got hit by an SUV.

At the Bronx Latin School in the South Bronx, a 27-year-old female teacher was arrested for molesting and abusing a 12-year-old autistic boy.

At a Walgreens in White Plains, a woman leaving the restroom was attacked by a homeless man who tried to force her back inside and rape her, but was thwarted by the store manager who heard the victim scream.

Brooklyn

In Williamsburg, where something like this was inevitable, a haute chain restaurant was robbed after hours by two men armed with guns who stole $3000 and locked an employee in the freezer.

Also in Williamsburg, which looks like it’s getting worse even though the L Canarsie tunnel has yet to shut down, a man walked into a bar with a boys and girls club rec center theme and robbed a purse from a woman.

Again in Williamsburg, where you can order a dish containing a meatballs for 9 dollars (a hero with the same amount costs 6 with bread) a bus driver had a strange liquid thrown at him at his window, and a man tried to jump to his watery grave off the Williamsburg Bridge.

In Bergen Beach, a woman became irate and threw hot coffee at a bus driver who told her it was out of service.

In Bay Ridge, a man stabbed a woman to death who was renting a room in his mother’s apartment after an argument.

In Coney Island and Gravesend, a man is suspected in five armed robberies and assaults on women.

In Cypress Hills, after a domestic disturbance call around 4 p.m., a mentally ill man shot at cops from his house, hitting and injuring an officer, then shot himself dead.

In Bed-Stuy, a dispute at a nightclub escalated when both men went outside to fight and then one of them got shot in the stomach.

Also in Bed-Stuy, a serial burglar is breaking into the cars and vans of construction contractors and stealing their power tools.

Again in Bed-Stuy, in spite of a deranged speculative real estate market ignoring lingering crime and persistent poverty, two masked men stuck up a bodega at gunpoint, somersaulted over the counter and robbed it of $1000.

In Crown Heights, a man robbed a 7-11 for money and candy by feigning to have a gun. A kid was knocked off his mountain bike by man who then stole it and his backpack. A man broke into and robbed a nail salon of $500. And a worker at Wendy’s got assaulted when a customer threw a tray at her.

Also in Crown Heights, two men with a third man acting as a lookout, robbed a deli with a gun and knife for $500.

Again in Crown Heights, a fire engulfed a building that killed a beloved 81-year-old woman and injured another tenant, reportedly caused by a faulty powerstrip. A day later, another building went on fire blocks away, killing one resident and injuring 4 others.

And again in Crown Heights, a man ran a underage brothel with a another scumbag and woman that had kidnapped teen girls inside the apartment where he lived with his mom and his sisters

Inside the Brooklyn Central Library by Grand Army Plaza, a woman using a computer was attacked by a man with a knife who stabbed her in the hand who thought she was tooclose to him.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man flashed a gun with his shirt over his head inside a fried chicken and robbed it of $500.

Also in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a man stabbed another man in the back during a fight in a apartment building lobby. An 84-year-old man was jumped and robbed by 2 men of his cash, passport, phone, plane ticket and wallet. A man was shot with a Taser from behind by the Winthrop Street train station. An 18-year-old man was shot on the same street and a woman was held up and robbed of her carry-all bag in front of her building as she arrived home at 1 a.m..

In DUMBO, a woman riding her bike was hit by a NYCHA pickup truck making an illegal turn.

A dead body was found floating in the water by Red Hook.

Queens

In Richmond Hill, after a house party, a 17-year-old man and his girlfriend arranged a street fight on the social network with two other men and he repeatedly stabbed both of them.

At the JFK train station in Howard Beach, a sleeping man woke up and randomly stabbed another commuter in the face with a pen. The suspect was wearing a Housing Works t-shirt.

On the 7 train between stops in Jackson Heights, a mother breastfeeding her baby was accosted by a deviant who put his scaly hand up the little infant’s skirt.

In Elmhurst, a dispute outside a strip club escalated into a brawl, leading to a man being left dead on the pavement.

In Ridgewood, a woman was walking on her block when a man approached and started talking to her then force himself upon her and punched her and ripped off her shirt in a building vestibule then ran off when the fiend noticed another person witnessing his act.

On the Grand Central Parkway by Maspeth, a man was killed when he drove his SUV off the highway and slammed into the back of a truck parked on the shoulder of the exit, which is a popular though illegal rest spot for big rig drivers.

In Astoria around midnight a food vendor was attacked twice by a bigot throwing eggs at him with derogatory messages about Muslims.

In Jamaica, an elderly woman took out her shotgun and shot at a man and a vehicle that was parked on her block for weeks that was left by the NYPD.

In Far Rockaway, a homeless man was killed jogging across the street by a driver with a suspended license.

In Long Island City, a man snatched a chain off a neck of a teenage girl on the street.

In Forest Hills, a man rushing to cross the street was killed when a car hit him.

In Kew Gardens, a man was killed crossing the street by a minivan that was backing up.

Staten Island

A DNAinfo report shows that 13 residents of the borough died from heroin overdoses in a 3 week span. A SI Live report shows a total of 29 drug overdoses by adding 16 people that were saved.

In Rosebank, two people were pistol whipped and robbed during a home invasion robbery involving three armed men.

In Port Richmond, a drug dealer was shot dead by his customer in his basement apartment.

At the Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, a man set a mattress and sheets he was lying on on fire.

Don’t you know the crime rate is going up, up, up, up, up

 

 

Bawling Dirty Southeast Queens Councilman Ruben Wills Convicted

Ruby goes down in tears

Kew Gardens, Queens, N.Y.

Disgraced​ former​ ​Queens city councilman Ruben Wills cried like a baby as he was sentenced to two to six years in prison Thursday for looting public coffers​, pleading for leniency and maintaining his innocence to the end.

NY Post

What a crying shame. Ruby could have took his sentence in stride and come off with a sliver of dignity, but the guy is too much of a sniveling lout to do that. Also, he may have made his arrival to the big house more perilous with this cowardly display. Every corrupt and repeat offender knows that you have to look as tough as possible when you head to jail so you are not easy meat for the lifers in there. Take the classic Spike Lee movie “25th hour” for example, when Edward Norton’s character pleaded his buddy to beat his face in so he looked hard enough to avoid getting violated and pummeled when he shows up to jail.

Well, the big baby councilman just may have screwed himself over with his crocodile tear geyser. Not a surprise after almost a year of feigning injury and being tardy to avoid the hearings and slow down the judicial process, in effect robbing more money from taxpayers. It’s hysterical that Baby Ruby thought the judge was going to change his sentence with his sobbing even after throwing tantrums during the last hearings.

The Neoliberal Democrat Machine never did denounce him nor demand his resignation and had to wait for the judge and jury to do it for them. It makes it extremely hard to take their anointed candidate, Adrienne Adams, seriously or credibly, as well as the Machine itself, which despite of the antics and utter uselessness of Figurehead Trump and the disarray of the Neoconservative Republican Machine, they are still floundering trying to get constituents nationwide to trust and believe in them.

And being the history of incarcerated, ineffective, uninvolved and even under investigation elected officials of the dirty southeast of Queens, the Democrat party will continue to suffer and languish and will never topple the awfulness of the worst establishment Republican squatters of public office.

Anyway, what’s done is done and yet another difficult shitstain is scoured from the floors of city council until the next one comes in. Since the Republican party still refuses to nominate anyone with common sense, modern ideas and beliefs and even charisma to charm the citizenry, Ms. Adams will have no problem skating into office, but she will be compromised for the Machine put her there and will always remind her of that.

And bye bye Ruby for a while, and you better control the waterworks and your infamous temper. You’re not dealing with your equally corrupt peers anymore, or your ex-wife and kids or even female voters that you used to menacingly glare at. Justice has been served and you can move on with your life. So don’t worry baby Ruby, on the bright side, taxpayers are still funding your lifestyle.

 

The Gentrification Of A Beach And Federal Park Part II And III: It’s Failure And The Ludicrous New Effort

493The screen and seating areas. Pathetic.

Riis Park, Gateway National Park, Rockaway Beach, Queens, N.Y., U.S.A.

Here is part one

Rockaway Beach, the biggest beach in the greater N.Y. area and arguably the east coast, immortalized in song, and thanks to moneyed interests whom are persistent, oblivious and crass, ripe for picking.

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There they go and went again. This is second year in a row that the Central Park Conservancy, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Rockaway Artists Alliance attempt to remake/remodel a beach for the bogus rationale of having a movie night in a park, a gimmick that has seen widespread popularity in the past few years in city parks in this city and other major cities across the country. The reason for this alleged philanthropy is to bring vibrancy, diversity and revitalization to the beach, which was rocked by Hurricane Sandy 6 years ago wherein this particular spot was used as a landfill for all the debris and damage from the devastating fires of Breezy Point and the destruction of half of the original boardwalk eastward.

Riis Park, known as the “people’s beach”, designed by the notorious city planner, architect and segregator Robert Moses, is mostly visited by Blacks, Hispanics (ranging from various nations), even Russians and still (and historically) gay people. It is still, as it always was, still visited by millions of people of all races and nationalities. The need for diversity and vibrancy is in fact, moot and redundant.

Here was the turnout of their “film festival”, which consisted of one movie,”School Of Rock”.

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Less than hundred people sat down on the dirty sand for 2 hours to watch a movie on what looks like a giant raft or the bottom severed off a bouncy castle, which are tied down with cables and looks a bit perilous. The audio was horrible because of the consistent gale force winds which should be expected since it’s by a town known as the aforementioned Breezy Point.

Meanwhile by the bazaar, the restaurant was shut down and all the attractions bailed out leaving the boardwalk bare except for a makeshift stand taking donations for the former mayor’s philanthropic organization who along with the brass at Gateway thought this was a smashing idea again. This time with lower turnout than last year.

This festival is happening in congruence with the daily beach bazaar going on by the parks toilets, which is being run by some perpetually failing event planners and promoters from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, after their original space shut down, were awarded a 3 year contract from the National Parks Service promoted by a semi-major local newsblog who are friends of theirs, to bring what one of the organizers claimed, to bring “Brooklyn” to Queens (not that condescending or insulting, but they are invading hipsters, and as the record shows, useful idiots for gentrification).

Although one concession stand did remain open and was just as vibrant, although in competition with the RAA, Bloomberg’s and the Central Park Conservancy’s second vain and sad attempt to revitalize the beach. And it was the beach bazaar’s star chef Whitley Aycock. While the movie was running, Mr. Aycock was blasting music from his stand and drowning out the audio from the movie as if the wind wasn’t enough. And continued to do so in spite of complaints from visitors and park management.

The following week at the bazaar, Whitty was blasting some music that was quite vulgar that offended passerby. When one person requested that he maybe should play something else, Whitty proceeded to pump up the volume out of spite, leading him to get ejected by the folks of Gateway and begrudgingly his Riis Park Bazaar admirers, for the rationale that it was a “family beach”.

Well, they should have thought of that before the folks they awarded that contract to decided to hire this guy to run his concession stand of overpriced and little pizza pies to begin with. Mr Aycock, for a couple years was wreaking havoc running a joint with a  hedge funder in Rockaway Park at the now shuttered Playland Inn.  After trying to run a conventional pizzeria, he started yelling at customers, mostly the area black kids from the neighborhood and changed his format to whole pies at upscale prices, and continued to be a cantankerous sore to his new clientele which had a pervasive influence on his equally surly and pompous staff. As time went on, and a few more hipster themed barstaurants opened up, Aycock became quite the habitual criminal. He grew pot inside his restaurant, which drew attention of the police station 2 blocks away, and tried to convince/fool two patrolmen that it was just herbs for his overpriced dining fare and wound up getting arrested. Reportedly, the staff and some customers came to his defense by actually getting physical and obscenely yelling at the cops as they were frogmarching his ass out the door. Imagine if that happened at a restaurant with Black or Spanish people.

Things continued to get worse, since being a flaming diarhettic asshole does not make for good business acumen and his investors attempts at gentrification with their arty hotel did not get any patrons except for homeless people for a little while, his pizza place shut down, leaving him temporary no place to create his revolutionary pies. The day he closed, he left a message for the fine folks in the community who just couldn’t appreciate his talent nor his putrid existence.

pizza sign

A few days later, Aycock showed up at his former digs with a forklift was busted breaking and entering into his old restaurant trying to steal the oven by destroying the wall in the back of the building. Then he had the nerve to sue the proprietor by claiming ownership of the oven.

After this recidivist juvenile delinquent behavior, which would have landed anyone else in Rikers, he was approached by Gateway and the Riis Park Beach bozos and was contracted to cook for the bazaar and open his new place, despite the fact that it was October and the event was supposed to end at the official end of summer. But Gateway decided to let it continue through the cold seasons and early spring with this menace working in their kitchen working aside a ridiculous craft beer and cocktail bar beside them. These creative types were basically given a place to hang out for almost a year despite making no business or money for the park and beach for year. A veritable tax payer funded social club.

The Riis Park Bazaar is a big colossal joke and a failure. It does get patrons, the dopes who wait on line for food that are quite ubiquitous in the now tony parts of Brooklyn but not enough to truly influence a massive dramatic change in scenery and demographics. And the performances they have there is barely audible because of, well the friggin’ wind makes the acoustics there lousy.

Mostly and historically, the majority of people that go to Riis bring their own food, beverages and entertainment. Mostly, nobody gives a damn about this bazaar, and are clearly not intimidated by it. And the set up of this is clearly seen as an obvious farce and the ruse that it is.

So much for bringing “Brooklyn” to Queens. Mostly, so much for a pathetic lame attempt bringing the gilded age, disposable income, frivolous spending, obnoxious, entitled hipster lifestyle to spread across the beach in the hopes of turning it into the Hamptons with a more convenient commute.

But apparently, the national parks service to privatize parkland and beaches is not over. Now there is a new and preposterously dumber and scarily more powerful invader. Starting today, Gateway now will like to present the new vibrant movement for superfluous revitalization-“Glamping”.

Yes, Fort Tilden, which for the past 3 years has been inundated with the hipster demographic they prefer whose access to the beach as been aided by extended with consistent bus service from gentrified nabes of Brooklyn and burgeoning nabes in northwest Queens with the Q35 and now with the new ferries, in an area not even disclosed by Gateway or even on the organizers bland website, for the money pissing bargain of $200 or $250 dollars a night, you can rent a tent on the sand with encroaching and unpredictable tides and sleep in a queen size bed with rugs and furniture. Amenities include continental breakfast, campfires, use of bicycles, actual butler service and s’mores.

This is not only insane, no, this is only insane. And lookie here, some of these sponsors have actually done event work in the Hamptons.

I have a line for the existence and the mental malaise and utter willful insensitivity that inspires this creativity and that is “this is why Trump is president”. It takes some new significance considering that he dedicated his presidential salary to the national parks dept. which are dwarfed by the looming cuts in next year’s fiscal budget. Although to be fair, this glamping thing has apparently been going on for a while, even under Figurehead Obama. So chalk up another lame contribution and rotten asset from the former first black president.

While this is going on, how are they going to secure the grounds? Will extra security in the form of state police and park rangers be deployed there as personal security or will these event planning assholes have their own security contractors? Especially since the “guests” will be there all night. What about lifeguards, which are already understaffed throughout the Rockaways?

And of course, there is the major concern about the forces of nature. As mentioned before, this is the windiest part of the beach and the waters here are hazardous even during the day.

Being that it will be there for a month, who knows what will happen and what kind of environment it will be for other visitors to Fort Tilden or even east at Riis. But this concept is so ludicrous and so similar to criminal abomination of the Frye Festival that it’s destined to fail as well. But the fact that money and effort is being spent like this to change the outlook of a public beach is just horrendous, immature and spiteful.

I guess the natural gas pipeline that was dropped into the ocean a few years ago is not paying any dividends, for it was actually the only new infrastructure that was installed in the last few years. And the classic bathhouses and former diner and lodge on the Riis boardwalk has not got any buyers yet and is now basically a piss room for people waiting for the bus to arrive.

This is just another sign of the times. It’s the bastardization of doing something normal and routine like enjoying a day at the beach and trying to make a gross profit from it and trying to disenfranchise people of that vibe. There is really no need for these entrepreneurs or “creators” and “makers” as they lamely think of themselves. For they are not contributing anything to these locations and are forcing these lifestyles on people. Especially the motherfucking sponsors of terraglamping, one of many heinous portmanteaus foisted on this revolting zeitgeist from the sharing economy. These people continue to get rejected, mocked and reviled by the citizenry and they still persist.

The message can’t be more transparent, they need to get the fuck out for the good of society and humankind.

 

 

A Tale Of Two Brooklyn Park Houses: One Getting Renovated, The Other One Going Away

https://impunitycity.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/12208-tennishouse.jpg?w=676The Tennis House In Prospect Park
 
The Park House In Bensonhurst Park (Geoffery Croft photo)

Park Slope and Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, N.Y.

DNAinfo: 107-Year-Old Prospect Park Tennis House to Get $5.1 Million Makeover

The long-shuttered Prospect Park Tennis House is getting a $5.1 million facelift to revamp the dilapidated architectural gem. “It’s a much loved building that needs a lot of work,” said Christian Zimmerman, the vice president of capital and landscape management at the Prospect Park Alliance. “We would like it to be open to the public again, so the idea is to do a complete renovation.”

Today, the building is used as an office for park landscape management workers, and although run down, still maintains its architectural charms, including a vaulted ceiling, a colonnaded pavilion, and mosaic tile.

Borough President Eric Adams also kicked in $1 million from his office to restore the green’s Parkside Avenue perimeter, including reconstructing the sidewalk, new lighting, street furniture and planting new trees.

A Walk In The Park: City Closes “House of Horrors” Park House In Brooklyn

Apparently this is the city’s definition of “equality,” in the park system.A dangerous and decrepit park house in a Brooklyn park was finally closed by the city over the weekend after park employees complained and a media inquiry was made about the deplorable conditions,  NYC Park Advocates has learned.

On Friday a dead rat greeted visitors at the entrance to the men’s room where users are forced to pass under a severely eroded ceiling on their way into in a putrid smelling bathroom room where an abundance of flies await  as well as broken windows. On the outside rotten wood and nest make up the crumbling facade.

The charred remains of a fire were evident throughout the building.  A burnt and partially melted fire EXIT sign hangs on the inside above the building’s entrance.

 For years the city has been forcing its employees to work in  a rat invested, crumbling park house building in Bensonhurst Park located Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway. 

Its uncertain how many codes, safety and health violations exist in the building but apparently no one from the parks department management thought it was a concern. 

In the public “rec room,” rodent feces were everywhere. Two air conditioning units were mounted above window treatments stuffed with garbage.  

 The city’s initial response – the Park’s Department’s press office chastised a reporter for sending an inquiry at the end on a Friday.

The press office also represented that the section of the building where employees work out of was now was closed as multiple workers were seen entering the exiting the building.

“Its disgusting, It’s unbelievable,” said a park worker speaking on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retribution. 

“It’s a house of horrors in there, It’s scary,” another worker said. 

This is a interesting way of preserving parkland and green space in an era of hieghtened proactive environmental awareness, especially in a mostly progressive thinking and enlightened borough like Brooklyn. Especially since the borough, and in niche areas in the other boroughs, have seen the appearance of green spaces and plazas and rooftop gardens and farming.

So why the monetary concern and treatment and the abandonment of them for these two park houses? Yet again, it’s all about location. Prospect Park is surrounded by luxury towers completed and currently developed, overvalued speculative property rates and two way bike lanes, Bensonhurst Park is surrounded by Bensonhurst, a town that is populated with working class families and individuals that doesn’t seem to be on the real estate industry radar or even of interest of leisure and style sections of the elite newspapers and fashion magazines (and the citizenry there probably don’t give a shit not to be included in such focus features). Also apparently, not on the parks department or borough president Eric Adams radar either.

Bensonhurst Park is also not near any major subway stops. Or inundated with hipsters for now.

It’s not the least bit or even at all cynical why or where city tax dollars are going to the tennis house by Park Slope, second hometown of Mayor De Faustio, and the Bensonhurst Park house gets put to pasture after years of criminal neglect and turning into a rat litter box. To think that a facility meant for humans, the city and the park’s dept. let it devolve to an environment suitable for rodents. To think that park workers were subjected to do their job there and citizens had to use those toilets. Where is the supposed concern about the environment in southeast Brooklyn?

It’s a real insult to the citizens of Bensonhurst that visit the park and an massive insult to taxpayers in general to let a facility decay, and an utter colossal failure of the parks dept and city hall, the former doing absolutely nothing and blatantly ignoring the blight and the latter who can’t see beyond the giant towers and corporate sponsors hogging territory when they have events in public spaces and parks. So much effort goes into the promoting of parks to encourage the citizenry to enjoy these free spaces but all it is just shallow marketing. Especially now that the existence of parks has been reduced to jack up the market rental rate by the Gentrification Industrial Complex by describing them as another “amenity”.

Well, the powers that be of this city should be happy they have one less abomination to deal with. Why should they since they didn’t even spend a penny to equip Bensonhurst park with a shit shovel, cleaning supplies or even a broom.

This should be a signifying cause of alarm concerning any other parks under gradual dilapidation or ones under construction. Or even any program that’s suppose to better the lives of everyone in this unfair city.

New Bad Days 29: Rap Pioneer Stabs A Derelict To Death, A Luxury Hotel Gives It’s Poor Neighbors Unwanted Pornography, Bogus Ordering App Food Delivery Robbery Racket And The NYPD Ignores Then Detains A Reported Public Masturbator/Stalker After Persistent Citizen Complaints And Following Media Attention And Smacks Around A Citizen After A Stop And Frisk

M.C. Kidd Creole, defendant Nathaniel Glover

Manhattan

In Midtown East by Grand Central Station, a homeless man was stabbed twice in the chest and bled to death on the street after an altercation with legendary rap pioneer Nathanial Glover, widely known in music history as M.C. Kidd Creole of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five for their groundbreaking hits The Message, White Lines, Freedom, And New York New York. He is being charged with murder in the incident, reportedly motivated by an perceived and unwanted homosexual advancement, but all the victim allegedly did was greet him with a “what’s up”, and fleeing the scene of the crime and ditching his knife.

Kidd Creole was working as a security guard and maintenance man for an office building around 44th street and living in an SRO in the Bronx where he was detained by police, the borough where hip hop was created and a few blocks away where he started composing rhymes and rocking parties in the 70’s. His victim, John Jolly, is a mentally ill homeless man who once served time on a rape conviction. Both men were respected by their peers. Both men’s lives are turned upside down because of one bad moment on the streets of N.Y.

This is massive tragic outcome for an artist who was part of the last great cultural renaissance in NYC in the rap genre which also involved punk and disco music, art, films and theater (the recently passed Sam Shepard comes to mind in this category). The sad state of his condition and status must have had a deleterious effect on his psyche to react so violently to a man just greeting him. Literally fleshing out the chorus of his song “The Message”.

Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge, I’m trying not to lose my head

The song also shows that it is still relevant today, even though the urban blight and poverty is blanketed by the shadows of all the new towers that have been built over the past decade and glossed over by the bogus sheen of theme park style vibrancy. Which only sort of rationalizes Nathaniel’s need to possess a steak knife for protection. But “The Message” is slightly trumped by the prophecy of the chorus of their follow up single “New York New York”.

Too much, too many people, too much

This is the first time that a rapper’s songs became reality since the time when Slick Rick got involved in a shooting and a police car chase, resembling his hit “Children’s Story”. And the first time a rapper stabbed another man in public since Jay-Z. Rick served his time and still had a decent career afterwards and Jay Z, well he’s an icon, a billionaire I think, and married to Beyonce Knowles. Nathanial at this late stage will not be so fortunate. He will always have his legend, but his life is shattered after trying to cope with his comedown from fame and fortune and the overwhelming stress of the ubiquitous high economic costs of living in this city. As are hundreds thousands of others languishing in the same situation, like the murder victim who probably would have been safer at a hospital getting treated than languishing in a shelter and roaming the streets, if there were a fraction of the amount of hospitals as there are shelters or hotel/motel rooms.

Too much, too many people, too much.

In Times Square, where Disney characters and naked painted ladies have supplanted the pimps and whores of the 70’s and 80’s with their daily hustling of tourists amidst police indifference, a tourist from Utah assaulted and hospitalized a Long Island man with a suckerpunch and kicks.

Also in Times Square at the DoubleTree hotel, a girl was molested by a man with prior lewdness charges against him, as he rubbed his genitals up her back side while her family was not looking.

In Greenwich Village, 2 people were attacked and slashed in the face by the same gang of 4 men and a woman in consecutive robberies after midnight.

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Also in Greenwich Village, a 74-year-old man coming home from a hospital was attacked from behind, beaten, stripped and robbed of $400 and credit cards in the vestibule after he entered his apartment.

At the Oculus inside the World Trade Center Downtown at noon, a man tried to commit suicide by jumping off a balcony 30 feet above the ground.

In Inwood, a dead body of woman who committed suicide was found in the Hudson River.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a woman robbed a man of $70,000 worth of baubles inside his luxury apartment after a one night stand.

In Yorkville, two taxi cabs collided into one another as one cab swerved and crashed into a restaurant, injuring 3 people including a 1-year-old boy.

Also in Yorkville, a woman was tricked by a man who offered to pay her cash for activating a citibike rode off and never returned it, leaving the responsibility and the costs of renting it to the victim.

Again in Yorkville, a man riding a bike snatched an iphone out of a woman’s hand and sped off.

On the Upper East Side, a couple of pricks tried to steal bikes by knocking down a street sign and clipping a chain off one in broad daylight.

In the Lower East Side, a luxury hotel recently opened directly across the street from a Section 8 program apartment building has seen a consistent spate of their patrons having sex in full view in front of their floor to ceiling windows to the annoyance and disgust of the residents of the real affordable housing building.

Queens

In Breezy Point, a woman in her 60’s was found dead floating in the ocean around 169th st.

In Long Island City, a man with a gun robbed a bank of 10 large.

In Sunnyside, a 10-year-old boy and a teenage girl acting as a lookout, attempted to steal teddy bears from a flower shop.

Also in Sunnyside on the 7 train, a shirtless blob of a man rubbed his genitals on a woman who happened to be an off-duty cop and ran out at the 40th street station.

In Astoria, a food delivery man was attacked by 3 men who placed him in a chokehold and robbed his cash and credit cards. The same group is suspected in 2 other recent muggings of food delivery workers in the past month.

Bronx

At the Webster Houses in Claremont, a man was shot in the face and died later.

In Soundview, a cabdriver was accosted by a man who demanded the gold chain and medallion he was wearing, then shot him multiple times and another man who tried to intervene in the robbery.

On the 5 line between the East Tremont and Boston Rd. stations in West Farms, an 84-year-old man pulled out his penis and masturbated in full view of 3 children.

At a hotel in Melrose, federal agents busted a man possessing 40 pounds of Fentanyl, the substance used to dilute heroin and substitute painkillers for cheaper prices and maximize profits and to fulfill the high volume of addicts.

In Morris Heights, a heroin drug ring operated by millenials was busted inside an apartment building.

In Morris Park, a bus driver was assaulted by a commuter after he refused to give him a free ride after his route ended.

Staten Island

In Eltingville, a stupid fucking idiot was caught riding his motorcycle with a baby that wasn’t harnessed to him and without a license.

Also in Eltingville, a man overdosed twice in 12 hours in his car and at his home.

In South Shore, a man got caught stealing vacuum cleaners at a Target department store.

In Stapleton at 4:30 p.m., during a melee where a stabbing occurred, a man shot into a crowd of people on the street, wounding 3 people.

In Grasmere, a woman crossing the intersection got run over by a car and was dragged on the road as the driver sped away.

In Graniteville, a school counselor smacked around a child with epilepsy and tried to force him to stop crying.

Brooklyn

In Coney Island, a massive brawl broke out by Luna Park around 11 p.m., lowlighted by 2 women beating the crap out of each other and a girl throwing a sucker punch and the injury of a female cop trying to stop the violence.

At a public school in Bed-Stuy who’s principal is Rudolph Giuliani’s cousin, a teacher smashed a 9-year-old girls face into a radiator.

In Sheepshead Bay, a man stabbed his neighbor to death after an argument stemming from the killer trying to seduce the victim’s wife.

In Greenpoint, a laundromat was robbed of $1,500 in coins and bills by a man who broke into and robbed a restaurant earlier.

In East Flatbush, a man acting erratically was shot down by police after he attacked them with a knife as they entered his mother’s apartment answering a 911 call.

In East New York, a man crossing the street was plowed by a driver in a Mercedes Benz who drove away and left him critically injured on the road.

At a homeless shelter in Bushwick run by the “Economic Development Men’s Shelter” (say that without chuckling and cringing at the same time), a bloody fight between two men led to one of them getting his finger bitten off and the other with head injuries after the fingerless man pummeled him.

Also in Bushwick, a woman uber driver was being harassed and stalked by a chronic public masturbator repeatedly tried in vain to inform the NYPD of him, only to be told it was a waste of time and blown off repeatedly over technicalities related to the decriminalizing of certain laws which suddenly include persistent public lewdness, and the lack of photos of the deviant offender which suddenly include persistent public lewdness.

 This man has exposed himself to Cecily Witcher twice.

When she got a picture of him, she was told she wasting her time and they need to be present when he’s making flippy floppy with his little trouser snake. The next day after public outcry and other citizens familiar with the jerkoff and the reporting of Gwynne Hogan of DNAinfo, the cops arrested the wanker by his home on a knife possession charge.

No such trepidation by the NYPD in Crown Heights a few days before this denial of civic service, when a uber vehicle was flagged down by a patrol car whose passenger was suspected in a robbery for almost matching the description of the color shirt he was wearing. During the stop and frisk (apparently this is still going on), 2 plainclothes officers got aggressive and one of them pull his hair and punched the accused man in the face.

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After a chaotic street scene with concerned relatives of his, one of them a corrections officer, they put him in the car, drove him down the block then released him with a disorderly conduct charge. Fortunately for him, the new decriminalization laws, even for this bullshit charge, kept him from going to Rikers.

It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from going under.

Huh, huh, huh, huh, huh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Mario’s Son’s MARVELous Fund Hemorrhaging Tax Credit To Comic Book Empire

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NY Daily News: Netflix & Disney bring Marvel superheroes to New York City to film online shows

Gov. Cuomo and Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger will announce Wednesday that four different live-action series featuring Marvel comic superheroes will film in New York and be streamed on Netflix, sources said Tuesday night.

The four series will take “Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York,” an announcement last fall said. At the time, no filming location had been selected. Sources say Disney will benefit from New York’s lucrative $420 million annual film and television production tax credit program.

What the goddamn hell, Andy? The subway is in a state of emergency that you declared, which was universally assumed that it would get prioritized. There are thousands statewide addicted to opioids varying from illegally prescribed prescriptions and fentanyl-laced heroin aka 21st century crack. The amount of people homeless is at record breaking high levels not seen since the great depression and the photos of Jacob Riis from a close to a century ago, which is suffering from a chronic lack of available genuine affordable housing . The city’s infrastructure is collapsing from the weight of over/hyper development and overpopulation, the latter exacerbated by the overwhelming amount of tourism coming here.

And this is what you and your administration are busy vying the attention of and withholding millions of dollars for? For another tax credit for the dumbed down and frivolous spending entertainment industry?

What Disney and Netflix, billion dollar industries, don’t have enough money? What, the past 2 decades of prior filming welfare handouts weren’t sufficient? The only infrastructure this is going to create is the presence of space hogging trailers, food catering tents and cables enveloping the curbs. And more irritation for commuters and residents of the unnamed locations where these awful, childish programs will be filmed.

The city that never sleeps has now become, thanks to Cuomo and De Faustio’s even more irresponsible and power abusive rubber stamping filming permit office, the city that’s a free for all for celebrities and manufacturing entertainment defecations. This is a city where people who pay taxes have to live, commute, and work in, raise a family in, not a fucking goddamn borough spanning film studio. This isn’t Universal or Paramount. And most of all, there is no room in this town anymore for this bullshit.

There is no guarantee that these shows will do well, considering the costs of just 26 episodes for an online series, which relies a lot on binge watching and the oversaturation of these comic book films. It’s only a short matter of time when even the most dedicated of geeks will tire of it.

The governor and his cronies can brag that it brings billions of dollars to the city, but as I mentioned, what has 2 decades worth of tax credits to the entertainment industry accounted for? The worst fucking transit system in the universe and a never ending and rising homeless epidemic.

This governor has got to go. He has no concept of priorities at all and like when he ran HUD in the late 90’s (with de Blasio under him by the way), spends and reallocates money that doesn’t belong to him like an idiot asshole.

And he is doing this for a show with lame spinoff characters from Spiderman.

 

New Bad Days 28: Shots Fired Throughout The Boroughs, Vision Zero Accomplishing Zero As Pedestrians And Bikers Are Getting Killed As Certain Drivers Are Still Reckless And Undeterred Reckless Drivers Are Still Fleeing, And A Homeless Man Gets Thrown On The Train Tracks For His Change Cup.

 

 

Queens

In Hollis, a well-known barber was shot and killed while sitting in his car around midnight, stemming from an argument at the bar he was at previously and general envy among others for his success and clientele. The killer abandoned his gun at the scene and is still at large.

In Springfield Gardens, an elderly homeowner and landlord suffered critical burns when he found a package on his porch that exploded in front of him that was meant for one of his gang-related tenants.

At Brookville Park in Rosedale, a pastor recklessly drove his van, running the red light and smashing into vehicles in front of him, the drove into the park, hitting and injuring 6 people and landing in a pond.

In Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst, 3 men posing as homeowners robbed 4 people looking for places to rent of over $6,000 with false apartment listings made on a social networking platform.

In Jamaica, a man running a stop sign gets pulled over by police, shows them a fake license, then sped away dragging one cop on the side and later hitting his partner in an attempt to escape.

In Sunnyside, a man stole a trumpet off a street musician performing on the corner.

In Long Island City, where a studio is worth more than a half a million dollars and a one room is worth a million, a couple standing on the Queensboro Plaza platform on the N line were threatened by two men who proceeded to follow them and then pepper sprayed both of them. Suspects are shirtless, repeat shirtless.

Also in Long Island City, a couple was robbed of their stuff at gunpoint by 3 men near the famous Kaufman Studios where they film those binge viewing streaming T.V. shows.

In Corona, a 17 year old boy shot two men in the face and head respectively around midnight.

Two fugitives wanted for a murder of a woman who befriended one of them were caught residing in Laurelton.

In Kew Gardens, a 25 year old man ran into the busy street to retrieve his skateboard and got himself killed when a bus hit him.

In Forest Park, bigots spray painted graffiti against gay people and swastikas on trees.

Manhattan

In the Lower East Side, an area christened as Hell’s Square because of it’s obnoxious night life scene, legitimately lives up to it’s name when 4 robberies happened in consecutive days. As a taxi driver was punched in the face and robbed by a passenger who stole his watch at 3:50 a.m., an elderly man was held up by a man who claimed he was holding a piece around 10:00 a.m., a woman exiting the subway at East Broadway at 6:30 a.m. was robbed with a knife at her back, and a man was beaten unconscious by 2 men at 3:30 a.m.

In Greenwich Village, a homeless man threatened to kill a 15 year old boy walking with his mom, followed them for a block then crossed the street and stabbed 2 men, one in the chest, with a pair of scissors.

In Hell’s Kitchen, a construction worker was found dead, his body crushed between the elevator car and shaft in a newly built luxury apartment building.

Also in Hell’s Kitchen, a cab driver arguing with his fare got slugged and bit by the passenger then retaliated by punching him and brandishing a tire iron. And a man discovered his apartment robbed and $20,000 worth of wedding and engagement rings missing along with an Iphone.

And in the Hudson River by Hell’s Kitchen, a water taxi crashed into the dock, injuring their passengers.

In Harlem, a man robbed four teenagers of money and merchandise by impersonating a correction officer.

In Chelsea, a man with 14 prior arrests hopping the turnstile at the 23rd st. station got nabbed by undercover cops and got caught possessing a gun and Oxycodone pills.

Also in Chelsea, a man tried to rob hot food from the whole foods supermarket, a man punched a bouncer in the face, and 2 bikes were stolen by Google’s office building and the Chelsea Market across the street.

In Midtown East, a man held up and robbed a Chase bank branch and left with a grand.

In the West Village, another bank was held up and robbed by a transvestite for a grand too. Hmmm.

At Penn Station in Midtown West around 2 p.m., a disgusting man accosted an 11 year old girl and her older sister by sitting between them and watching porn on his phone then proceeded to drop his shorts, exposing his filthy junk and molesting the younger sister. When the girls and their mother got off the train at Christopher St., the deviant followed them until they alerted a store clerk and he ran off.

At the 72nd St. station 1, 2, 3 line platform in the Upper West Side, a man killed himself by jumping in front of the oncoming train.

In East Harlem, a blind man was killed walking in the crosswalk as a tour bus hit him in broad daylight.

In Midtown South, a chiropractor and his wife with financial troubles committed suicide as they leapt to their deaths from their office window.

In the Upper East Side, an 80 year old was killed crossing the street by a cab that did not yield for her.

At Central Park on the Upper East Side, a man was robbed at gunpoint by a teenager for a measly $10

In Hamilton Heights, a man riding an electric bicycle slammed into a pedestrian then stabbed him

In Spanish Harlem, a manhole exploded with workers still inside.

Brooklyn

In Greenpoint, a cyclist riding home from work in Manhattan was killed by a garbage truck in a hit and run at 12:30 a.m.

Also in Greenpoint, a girl coming home wasted with friends died from her injuries when she slipped on the ladder of her bunk, hit a hook and fell on the floor.

In Bed-Stuy, a woman with prior arrests for violent attacks stabbed a man to death with a screwdriver in their apartment.

In East Flatbush, a man attacked a pregnant woman with a machete inside their apartment.

At the Farragout Houses In Vinegar Hill, a man was shot to death when he answered a knock on the door at 2:10 a.m.

In Sheepshead Bay, an 18 year old teenager riding his skateboard on the street was killed instantly by a turning vehicle that ran over him and drove off.

In Williamsburg, a man delivering a paper bag of cash to another bodega was held up and robbed of it by 2 men

At a home daycare center in Crown Heights, a woman smacked around and sat on a 3 year old girl and locked her arms and pushed her face into a cot.

A man and woman are robbing delis, bodegas and restaurants in a span of a week in East New York, Bushwick, And Bed-Stuy.

At the Euclid Ave. subway station in East New York, a dozing passenger awaken by the conductor tried to kiss her and then punched her in the face when she rejected his kiss.

At the Bedford Ave. station in Williamsburg, a colossal prick threw a homeless man onto the tracks and stole his cup of coins.

In Coney Island, a man was shot at multiple times and hit in the face behind an apartment building.

Bronx

In Eastchester, a man got stabbed to death after flipping the bird to some guys who followed them after taking offense to his gesture.

In Olinville, a woman stabbed a man by his eye on the street after an argument with him.

In Parkchester, a man shot and killed his wife, 43 years her senior, after she demanded leave the house after he lost his job and when she insulted his manhood and his bedroom performance capability.

In Woodstock (who knew there was a Woodstock in the Bronx?), a school safety agent was driving drunk with his door open.

At Yankee Stadium in the Piano District South Bronx, a college educated man yelled at a developmentally disabled 4 year old boy by calling him a retard, making him cry. Stadium security and staff did nothing and let the fucking bum manchild enjoy the rest of the game as the mother and kid were mortified.

Staten Island

In Randall Manor, an unlicensed livery cab driver crashed his car into a pole and abandoned his vehicle with two injured passengers in the back seat.

At the dock of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, a man stabbed another man after having an argument.

Crappy Anniversary Son Of Sam, Everybody Sing.