Though Brooklyn may seem like a happy hipster haven populated by vintage clothing stores and indie music venues, the borough remains New York’s bloodiest.
According to an annual NYPD report released yesterday on the state of murder in New York City, 36 percent of the 419 homicides in the city in 2012 took place in Read More
The city taking McCarren Park’s once-abandoned pool and turning it from a concert venue into a pool was supposed to be a moment of progress, was supposed to represent something wonderful for an ostensibly grateful Williamsburg public. Instead, it’s been a site of typical teenage ruckus, which is typical. The latest? Teenage girls beating the shit out of each other.
Sure, you might bring a shrewd mindset and a few inflexible demands to an apartment closing, but a revolver?
Some people do, The New York Times reports, in a story on acts of violence, temper tantrums and shouted threats that accompany some closings in the brutal world of New York real estate.
Is it laying out all of one’s savings and then some that drives people over the edge? Not really, the reporter finds. Mostly, it’s the little things.
Greece was torn by violence Sunday in response to parliament’s passage of a new austerity bill. Over 100,000 protesters, many masked and clad in black, set fire to businesses in Athens–including movie theaters, banks and coffee shops. Looters hit well over 100 establishments. Reuters reports rioters torched 34 buildings.
Occupy Wall Street
How does that saying go? First they laugh at you, then they compare you to Nazis, then they tell everyone you are selling drugs and acting like criminals, then they show a dubious video where a crazy person gets beat up by an angry Turkish man for kicking his tent down, and then you win?
So take heart, Occupiers. The New York Post‘s ridiculous coverage of your seedy, criminal underbelly is starting to make you guys look good in comparison.
Occupy Wall Street
With the weather getting colder and news outlets packing up and moving on to different stories, it’s now up to Occupy Wall Street’s own media team to start sending out videos of their violent arrests. But can we trust what we’re seeing?
Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes has dropped all charges in the stabbing case of Mark Iacono, chef at the famed Carroll Gardens pizzeria Lucali. Both Mr. Iacono and ex-con Benny Geritano were charged with attempted murder after the two attacked each other with knives back in May, a scuffle covered by my colleague Read More
The Last Critic
For all the hand-wringing over whether the gut-wrenching massacre in Tucson was the result of America’s virulent political discourse, the hand-wringing itself quickly became another instance of the virulence, and then the inanity, of American political discourse.
First, liberal writers declared that Jared Lee Loughner was the product of right-wing incitement: Sarah Palin shamefully putting Read More
Emmy-winning WPIX newsman Arthur Chi’en was injured when he was pulled off a float at the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade by an unidentified reveler in a clown costume. Two days after the incident, Chi’en asked his Twitter followers for help with his wounds. Is something wrong with the WPIX insurance plan? Read More
The Observer warned of a brewing bike backlash, but who knew it would turn violent so fast?
The Daily News is reporting that an off-duty police officer may have pulled his gun on a cyclist Saturday night as the two vied for space on Bleecker Street. The biker tried to confront the Read More