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North Brooklyn archive


Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007

Thief gives cabby advice — after robbing him!

Williamsburg: A man robbed a livery cab driver in the early morning of Aug. 24 — and then tossed a piece of flip advice at the victim: “Next time, put in a partition or camera.” Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Carjacker nabbed after chase, crash

Williamsburg: A knife-wielding carjacker ended up in the hospital — and in custody — after his third attempt to steal a car resulted in a brief chase and a horrifying crash into an unmarked police car on Metropolitan Avenue on Aug. 20, police said. Comment.

One tall building gets nod, other could get ‘no’

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A 16-story condo tower at 20 Bayard St. should proceed as planned, Williamsburg’s a Community Board 1 committee voted on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean a neighboring 22-story proposal will get the same treatment next week. Comment.