Utica Avenue Subway

The Utica Avenue A/C stop, where a man opened fire Tuesday evening

Since Monday evening, there have been three unusual and disturbing shootings in Brooklyn.

A man shot into a crowd of people inside the Utica Avenue A/C subway station in Stuyvesant Heights during rush hour Tuesday evening. It was not a terrorist attack, but those who witnessed it may have thought it was, coming just days after events in Paris. (more…)

Protesters fight the eviction of longtime Bed Stuy homeowner Mary Ward in 2011

Con artists hiding behind untraceable LLCs are swindling longtime homeowners in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and elsewhere out of their homes. In some cases, fraudsters lie to get homeowners to sign over the deed. In other cases, they simply forge signatures without the homeowner knowing a deed transfer has taken place — until it’s too late. (more…)

J'Ouvert Shootings & Violence Spurs Emergency Meeting By Borough Pres

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams plans to call an emergency meeting on the violence surrounding this year’s J’Ouvert celebrations in Crown Heights, he said in a statement Tuesday. The time, date and place have not yet been announced.

It will include “key stakeholders,” such as police and the organizers of the nighttime event, he said.


Cuomo Lawyer Shot In Head Carey GabayCarey Gabay. Photo via NYS Office of the Governor

In the early hours of Monday’s West Indian Day Parade, a volley of gunfire injured Cuomo administration lawyer Carey Gabay. The 43-year-old Harvard graduate and First Deputy Counsel for the Empire State Development Corporation was shot in the head by a passing bullet and remains in critical condition.

Gabay had been celebrating J’Ouvert with his family. He was shot around 3:40 a.m. near the corner of Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place, according to the New York Times.

Gabay’s tragic shooting comes just days after the death of another innocent in Brooklyn.



The 88th Precinct does not have enough resources to fight crime in Clinton Hill, according to pols and police who spoke at a town hall meeting Wednesday convened by Public Advocate (and Clinton Hill resident) Letitia James. Specifically, it has only 112 officers and three or four squad cars to patrol the area at night.

“The 88th precinct is under-resourced,” a story in DNAinfo quoted James as saying at the meeting at Emmanuel Baptist Church, above. “I’ve discovered recently we only have three or four patrol cars to turn out at night. That’s unacceptable.” (more…)