In Melrose, 5 charter buses show up everyday so tourists can wander around mindlessly and pointlessly by a police precinct that was featured in the movie Fort Apache, The Bronx according to the blog Welcome 2 the Bronx.
The 1980 movie was a fictional dramatization of the poverty, crime, blight, city government neglect and police and political corruption that engulfed the neighborhood in the 70’s and 80’s. This tour, unfortunately is real as described with venomous contempt by the narrator.
These gawking rubes as well as the ghoulish assholes organizing and producing these tours have no class or sense of decency. As with the lady with the bullet wall in Crown Heights and that monstrous Bronx is Burning mockery art exhibit and decadent party at a Chetrit development , it’s another case of a warped collective of people morbidly capitalizing on the Bad Old Days. This morbid curiosity tour resembles the scene in Treme when a tour bus arrived at a street funeral procession involving the Indian second line marchers.
Is this why the city and the NYPD is keeping crime at bay and the two decade dip in major crimes. Is this the result and the meaning behind the effort of arresting the gangs and the recidivist individual offenders and keeping stats low and providing security for the citizens or just for these wandering half-wits who do not pay taxes to live here but get to frolic around these areas of notoriety and film adaptations so they can put them in their horrendous and boring social networking photo album platforms?
It’s getting rigoddamndiculous out here. This tour for a marginal hit movie may be just the tipping point, but it won’t be long when a tour for “Do the right thing” comes around and stops by the spot where Radio Raheem got choked to death by a cop. Knowing these fiends, plans might be made for a stop by the newsstand where Eric Garner got choked to death. Really, why not, and judging by the clientele in that video, they don’t have the conscience to give a shit about the communities they are invading.
Meanwhile…in other towns and locations…
In Highbridge, a man murdered his girlfriend by shoving rosary beads down her throat thinking she was possessed by Satan, then ran naked out on the street.
Also in Highbridge, 3 teenage boys attacked and robbed a food delivery man of his cash as he was walking down the stairs leaving the building.
In Mount Hope, a man slashed a father and his son with a box cutter after he almost ran them over on the street and argued about as if he was right.
At the Bronx Hall Of Justice by the Grand Concourse, an inmate under processing attacked guards with a metal pole and bit them as they tried to restrain him.
At the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in Soundview, a man was caught raping a female patient with a brain injury.
In Forrest Houses, a man just released from jail from a false conviction and involved in a class action suit with other people against a rogue cop, was found dead in a stairwell with a shot to the chest.
In Morrisania, an 100-year-old man shot himself with his unlicensed gun in his apartment.
In Longwood, a man broke into a house at 6 a.m. and creeped into a woman’s bedroom as she was lying there and stabbed her 5 times then stole her wall.
In Yonkers, a bust of Christoper Columbus in a park was decapitated off it’s base. Loosely encouraged by council speaker Melissa Mark Viverito’s ridiculous removal demand for the big one of the genocidal explorer on 59th street and inspired by an early classic Simpsons episode.
In the East Village, two men kicked a 62 year old woman from behind and stole her purse.
In the Upper East Side, a woman who worked as an corporate recruiter committed suicide when she jumped off the top of her townhouse across the street from Gracie Mansion at 10:30 a.m.
Also on the Upper East Side, a man duped a 95 year old woman who claimed he was her nephew and rip her off for 2 grand.
In Times Square, a naked man was wandering by the TKTS area and then was tackled by police.
In Bryant Park, where there are elaborate free lawn movie viewings, a fancy upscale restaurant and a palatial tent catering hall with chandelier lighting, a man claiming to be a vampire beheaded two pigeons he caught and was drinking the blood from them like they were glasses of sherry.
In Midtown, a homeless woman gave birth to a baby that died in her arms at 8 a.m.
Also in Midtown, a man running a red light and from police in pursuit was pulled over by a motorcycle cop and had a gun drawn to his face.
At the Columbus Circle Station, a lunatic man was arrested after he pulled a knife out on the downtown rerouted express C train, robbed a man sitting next to him of 7 bucks and a phone, then tried to rob a 62-year-old man who resisted and kicked his ass even though the culprit stabbed him 3 times.
Also at Columbus Circle, a tourist was randomly stabbed in the back with a knife by a homeless man. (Suspect is hatless, repeat, hatless)
At the 57th street station in Midtown West, a train conductor was headbutted by a passenger when he tried to wake him up.
In Union Square, a man riding his bike on 14h street was hit by a police car speeding towards him in the wrong lane as they were on their way to remove a “suspicious package”. No word on what the package contained.
In Chelsea, a man sneaked into and burglarized a church and stole 2 laptops, a monitor, camera and $1,100 in cash just before noon. The same suspect looted a synogogue 2 months before 10 blocks north.
In Yorkville, four businesses were broken into and burglarized in one week by 3 men that stole over $1,500 cash, two registers and a workers personal belongings.
In the Lower East Side, a woman with a blue plastic bag robbed a nail salon of a customer’s purse and $1,100.
Also on the Lower East Side, 2 apartments rented by single women were invaded and burglarized in consecutive days.
Again on the Lower East Side, a man threw a padlock in the face of a man waiting for a bus. A man and woman were mugged by two women who sprayed the man with pepper spray and knocked the woman on the ground and stole her purse. And a man attacked a woman from behind, knocked her to the ground and stole her purse.
In Soho, a food vendor was hit with a hammer by another food vendor and attacked by two others over turf.
In Inwood, a 78-year-old woman was robbed of 10 grand by two women wearing shields around their necks impersonating cops.
In Washington Heights, a woman crossing the street got hit by a car trying to maneuver around her then drove off.
In the Upper West Side, a man running from the cops tried to escape them by running into a subway tunnel at the 96th street station, subsequently delaying morning rush hour service on the 1,2,3.
At the Brookfield Palace Mall in Battery Park City, a man walked into a high end clothing store and snatched 2 suede jackets worth over $11,000 and fled. 2 jackets. $11,000. A “Palace Mall”.
Also in Battery Park, a 70-year-old man jumped into the Hudson River and refused to rescued.
A woman at a nightclub in the Financial District had her purse robbed containing her watch, cellphone, sunglasses and wallet worth a combined $2,300. A short walk from that crime, a woman had her citibike stolen when she left it loose when she got a slice of pizza.
In Tribeca, as a man sitting in a park area got up to throw something in the trashcan, he returned to the bench seconds later to find his laptop, earbuds, designer glasses and his thermos stolen. Never leave your shit, people.
Also in Tribeca, a restaurant fire engulfed the apartments above them in flames.
In Soho, a man who parked his Mercedes Benz overnight on West Houston St. discovered his window broken the next morning and his laptop and radar detector (??) stolen. Never, ever leave your shit, people.
The NYPD arrested a man wanted for a string of bank robberies located on Broadway.
In Rego Park, during a heroin/fentanyl bust in an apartment building, 8 cops got sick and hospitalized from the fumes of the drugs after arresting a man covered in white powder. The culprit is being reported as mentally ill, even though he tried to poison the cops on the scene by sheeting himself with a toxic substance.
Also in Rego Park, 2 tenants got ill when it was found that a rash of Legionarre’s Disease spread in the apartment complex.
At a recently built market rate luxury tower in Long Island City, a man and a woman were arrested when found to be operating a designer drug manufacturing and selling ring in their apartment. These two hipster idiots should have used a better logo and the craftiness of Walter White/Heisenberg
At the Woodhaven Blvd station on the J train in Woodhaven at 2:30 p.m., an 85-year-old man was assaulted by a deranged racist commuter after the victim accidentally dropped his cane on his attacker’s leg at an earlier stop.
In Middle Village, a 4-year-old boy was walking alone in Juniper Valley Park when a daycare center operator took him there and lost him
In Forest Hills, a man held up a bank and robbed it of just $474, the same bank was robbed a month earlier by another man. The suspect is wanted in another bank robbery in Jamaica.
At the Astoria Park pool in Astoria, a barefoot man going for a swim decided to stash his 9mm gun in a locker.
Also in Astoria, a statue of Columbus got stenciled with graffiti declaring it a symbol of genocide.
In Ozone Park, a man was detained from his house when he was caught trying to join a terrorist organization through the internets.
Also in Ozone Park, a woman coming home from Resorts World casino got attacked from behind and landed face first on the road by a man who robbed her purse.
Again in Ozone Park, a man attempted to break into a house on Centerville St.
In Ridgewood, a man was found savagely beaten bloody with head swelling on the street at 1:30 a.m.
In Woodside, a man broke into 2 adjacent apartments and robbed one of merchandise and cash.
At the 67th avenue station in Forest Hills, a man dug his hands into an elderly man’s pocket and stole his wallet.
In Queens Village, an imbecilic looking man with tattoos on his face attempted to abduct a 12 year old girl at 6:30 p.m.
In Sunnyside, a landlord that has received recent notoriety by decorating his lobby with pictures of Naz
In Jamaica, a mother pushed her baby in a stroller down the stairs while fighting with her boyfriend.
At the Willets Point station in Flushing, a man killed himself by electrocution as he touched the third rail.
A man was spotted wearing a necklace with a small Nazi emblem on the Queensboro Plaza platform in Astoria.
By the Belt Parkway in Howard Beach, a man was hit by a drunk driver at 3:00 a.m.
In Bed-Stuy, a man crossing the street got his entire leg stuck when a sinkhole materialized on the asphalt as he took a step. All those wearing skinny jeans proceed with caution and watch your step.
Also in Bed-Stuy, a woman broke into lockers in a YMCA and made purchases with the credit cards that she stole.
Again in Bed-Stuy, a gunman fired at 2 men and 2 boys on the street, killing one with a shot to his head.
And again in Bed-Stuy, a man was found dead on a roof of a beauty salon.
And again in Bed-Stuy on the A train running between Nostrand and Franklin, a man got into a fight with another man who slashed him in the face.
In East New York, a man standing on a street corner had his foot run over by a car that sped off, then got shot twice in the leg by the driver when he returned to the spot after to argue with the man he hit.
Also in East New York, a barrage of gunfire went off at 2:30 p.m. on the street hitting a teenage boy with 13 shots and a 45 year old woman that resulted from a previous gang brawl involving the bullet-ridden victim.
In East Flatbush, a car nearly hitting two women on the street escalated into a brawl between the driver’s girlfriend and the pedestrians and then gunfire erupted hitting the driver in the head.
In Flatlands, a bank was robbed of $100,000 as a technician working on the ATM machine was threatened.
In Fort Greene, a bike rider was critically injured when a car hit him and drove off. The driver then abandoned it.
In Bushwick, a drunk driver jumped a curb, sped on a crowded sidewalk and hit 4 people, injuring 6.
Also in Bushwick, a fire gutted a church that served the communities less fortunate people with food pantries and clothing donations.
Again In Bushwick, a motorcycle rider killed himself when he collided with a bread truck making a turn.
In Mill Basin, a dead body with a cracked skull wrapped in blue tarp, duct tape and attached to a cinder block was found floating in the bay.
In Crown Heights, a man driving with a suspended license pulled a gun out on a woman in a car in front of him and threatened to shoot her. A man waiting for a bus at 2 a.m. was ambushed and beaten down by 2 men.
Also in Crown Heights, blocks from the J’Overt festival, 4 people got shot on the street with one fatality.
And again in Crown Heights during the West Indian Parade, two people were stabbed at different spots 10 minutes apart from each other.
In Borough Park, two people died as their house went on fire after leaving a BBQ grill still lit.
In Nunley Court, a man barricaded himself and the woman he assaulted in his home, leading to a standoff with police.
In Eltingville, a man brazenly shoplifted 27 steaks and roasts from a supermarket.
In Tottenville, an elderly man backed up his car into a laundromat, injuring 6 people.