New York Has a Supervillain Pulling Emergency Brakes and Destroying Subway Commutes

Photo: Getty “This is a nutcase who is addicted to fucking with the trains.” That was how one MTA New York City Transit source with knowledge of the situation described the latest curiosity to befall the city’s beleaguered subway. Someone—no one really knows who—has been disrupting the train system, sneaking into cabs, pulling the emergency brakes, […]

Brooklyn event shut down after vandals scrawl ‘Kill all Jews’ inside synagogue

A political event hosted by “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer at a historic Brooklyn synagogue was canceled Thursday when a vandal scrawled “Kill all Jews” inside. The NYPD said “anti-Semitic messages” were discovered on the stairwell of Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights around 8 p.m. Thursday. At about 8:30, Glazer came out of the venue […]

Colma cemeteries buried in demand as shortage of land lies ahead – SFChronicle.com

If you’re planning on getting buried in Colma, you might want to do something about it — soon. That’s because an all-new Bay Area housing crisis is just around the corner. There are 1.5 million dead people in Colma already — and room for thousands more. But no one knows exactly how many thousands. “We’re […]

Rent in Brooklyn Is Finally Kind of Sort of Going Down a Little Thanks to the L Train Shutdown – VICE

Getty Images. Photo by Drew Angerer In early 2019 the L train in New York City will shut down for 15 months to repair damage caused during Hurricane Sandy. Leading up to the closure, VICE will be providing relevant updates and proposals, as well as profiles of community members and businesses along the affected route […]

How a Notoriously Inhospitable Dive Became the New York City Media Hangout | PUNCH

“Cool digs, but the bartender’s shitty attitude turned me off.” end .article-header Nestled between a Buffalo wing place and a diner and right across the street from a Crunch gym on Flatbush Avenue, where the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope and Prospect Heights meet, there’s nothing outwardly special about Sharlene’s. It’s dimly lit, the booths […]

NYPD To Consider Reopening Greenpoint Acquaintance-Rape Cases Amid Uproar – Williamsbridge – DNAinfo New York

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said he was in ongoing talks with the National Organization for Women, though the organization said they hadn’t yet gotten word from his office. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg WILLIAMSBRIDGE — NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said he’s considering reopening unsolved cases of acquaintance rape in Greenpoint following widespread outrage over a precinct […]

Sex Attacks Up 62 Percent in Greenpoint as Most Cases Remain Unsolved – Greenpoint – DNAinfo New York

Reports of sexual attacks in Greenpoint were up 62 percent last year, police said. View Full Caption Flickr/jacobsoboroff GREENPOINT — There has been a 62 percent jump in sex attacks reported in Greenpoint over the last year, with the majority not resulting in arrests, police statistics show. In 2016, the NYPD was told about 13 rapes […]