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Mechanical locks may have been invented more than six thousand years ago, but newcomers to Bushwick, according to the local precinct's Commanding Officer, are plain old forgetting to use them. As of last week, NYPD crime statistics showed Bushwick had tallied 457 burglaries for the year. That number is about fifty more than East New York, which ranked second. DNAinfo reports the 83rd Precinct's Commanding Officer Maximo Tolentino blames newcomers to the neighborhood who are "accustomed to a different lifestyle," and who "have...
Even though public opinion surrounding the mayor is continuously waning, and the general outlook regarding the quality of life here in New York is constantly dwindling, turns out not everything is bad: New York City is really, really safe. From the Wall Street Journal comes a report that confirms this summer has been one of the safest since the NYPD started keeping detailed records on violent crime decades ago. And it's obviously good news. The Journal reports that 82 homicides...
In an act probably borne of sheer mania in response to recent high temperatures, a thief stole several ice cream truck's worth of frosty snacks and popsicles last weekend in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. The ravenous bandit came away with approximately $1,100 in sugary loot according to DNAInfo, and there really aren't any clues as to what the thief intends to do with the ice cream stash, except for well, you know, eat it.  DNAInfo reports that...
Look, we're all upset about the fare hikes, the overwcrowded trains, the delays, and the general soul-suckingness of our commute. But this is not the solution: Two teenagers slapped an MTA conductor when she stuck her head out of the subway window at the Livonia Avenue L stop. The New York Daily News reports that the 49-year-old conductor put her head out the window to do a safety check when a teenager slapped her on the...

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