Horseshoe crab poaching is on the rise in New York and the city might have New Jersey to thank.
Monday night, the NYPD apprehended a group of men who were allegedly attempting to poach 200 horseshoe crabs from a Jamaica Bay island. A police helicopter conducting night vision exercises spotted the four men working under cover Read More
The Bicycle Thief
Citi Bike is up and running (well, biking) in select areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn, but the highly anticipated bike sharing program might have a stick in its spokes.
According to the New York Post, Citi Bike reported its first bicycle theft just one day before the program officially launched.
A crafty Read More
The police are looking for three subway performers who allegedly attacked a rider in Queens on May 7, according to NY1.
According to police, the performers got into an argument with a 28-year-old man on the F train around 7 pm on May 7. The suspects then attacked the victim, striking his head Read More
This just goes to show that even the best music in the world can turn ugly if sung too many times by your drunken boyfriend at his birthday party.
A 23-year-old Colorado woman named Samantha Malson was arrested this weekend after she choked out her boyfriend for singing “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore over and over, even when she asked “25 times” for him to stop. Unfortunately, it was her lover’s 26th birthday that evening and the victim was wasted (as birthday boys tend to get), leading to an unfortunate altercation in which Ms. Malson literally started choking the life out of her boyfriend rather than listen to lines like “Savin’ my money and I’m hella happy that’s a bargain, bitch” and “I’ma take your grandpa’s style, I’ma take your grandpa’s style.”
LEGGO MY QUESO
He’s no gouda!
A 51-year old man with $55 worth of cheese hidden in his pants was arrested last week in a Brooklyn supermarket after a store clerk tried to stop him, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
The man was stopped in a market in the heart of Williamsburg (Broadway between Hooper and Keap) Read More
New York City has, in many ways, been spared the worst ravages of the foreclosure crisis. A city of renters, where single family homes are the exception rather than the norm and co-op and condo boards regularly turn their noses up at perfectly decent financial packages, we have avoided the magnitude of problems suffered by many other American cities.
But foreclosures have still troubled the city—and often indirectly. For example, many renters in overleveraged multi-family properties suffered when landlords fell behind on payments and ceased to conduct maintenance. And where foreclosures have hit New York, they have also been tied to increases in crime, according to a new report by NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy.
Comedy and Crime
Louis C.K. might play a downtrodden pervert on TV, but does that make him one in real life as well? According to a group of fliers found in California, Mr. C.K. might be even worse than an average Joe Jack-Off: His photo has been connected on the posters to a suspected peeping tom.
But maybe it’s just great viral marketing?
Crimes and Misdemeanors
With apps like Find My iPhone now built into most Mac products–and the NYPD is on it!–it’s still difficult to, well, find one’s iPhone, especially if it’s been stolen. That’s why one canny victim, Nadal Nirenberg, found a new way to find his phone, lost on New Year’s Eve … by posing as a woman on a online dating site.
A New York grand jury has indicted Pedro Hernandez in connection with the 1979 death of Etan Patz. Mr. Hernandez, a 51-year-old resident of Maple Shade, N.J., has been charged with murder in the second degree. He was arrested in May 2012 after reportedly confessing to killing the little boy.
Etan Patz was on his way to school when he vanished from Soho on May 25, 1979. His disappearance became national news, his image eventually appearing on milk cartons across the country.
At the time, Mr. Hernandez was a stock clerk at a bodega near the Patz residence. According to a statement from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Mr. Hernandez said he lured Etan into the basement of the bodega by promising the boy a soda.
Federal and New York State authorities have announced the arrest of Deer Park, N.Y., resident Daniel Sheehan, age 50. Investigators say that in October, the Home Depot employee sent an anonymous ransom demand letter to a Huntington, N.Y., Home Depot, warning store management that a bomb was hidden in the lighting department.
This was allegedly intended to demonstrate the letter writer’s ability to easily conceal an explosive device inside the store.