The big news from Bushwick this morning is that 29-year-old police officer Kevin Brennan will live after getting shot in the skull last night. Brennan is currently at Bellevue Hospital in critical but stable condition. The officer had responded to a call at the Bushwick Houses, a housing project bordered by Moore Street, Humboldt Street, […]
Details are just now emerging about Saturday night’s Occupy Williamsburg “Occu-Party.” According to NY Daily News, fifty protesters set up camp at The Bedford, a vacant residential building on N. 8th and Driggs, where they threw garbage cans and spray painted anti-police slogans. When police arrived at 11 p.m., one protester pepper-sprayed an officer, while […]
According to Gothamist, FDNY was ordered to forcibly enter 475 Kent owner Nachman Brach’s office at around 7am this morning, bringing in a sledgehammer and other serious equipment. A resident reportedly said that Brach was “hiding in the loading dock” and refusing to open the office; another told Gothamist that he saw officials from the tax department […]
Now that the weather is a sexy summer boil, it’s time to hop on those pretty little bikes for some outdoor adventuring. However, NYPD is notoriously and disproportionately cracking down on cyclists. And their main objective: quantity over quality. Streetsblog procured the police cheatsheet[.pdf] instructing law enforcement as to “illegal” biking conduct. Unfortunately, the list […]
Jesse S., who took this photo, tells me officers were handing out pamphlets on bike safety and “ticketing everybody for everything.” My favorite part, as you can see above in Exhibit A, is the helpful construction sign asking, “What’s going on here?” on behalf of us humans. Somebody, answer this bridge’s sign.