CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.
The victim of the hit and run on Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y that we reported on yesterday died shortly after the accident.
Ninety-one-year-old Milton Levine was crossing the street at 3:36 p.m. when a gray Nissan Pathfinder struck him. The driver sped off as a Nissan Murano ran Levine over a second time. That driver found the victim sprawled between her front and rear tires. She stayed on the scene and waited for police.
Daily News tells us a bit more about Levine, who was an active member of the community and may be known by many of our readers:
“I heard a screech and a thump,” said Levine’s friend Alvin Hirschberg, 72, who was standing nearby.
Levine – who lived three blocks from the crash – was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, where he died two hours later.
“He was probably picking up the doughnuts and bread that they give him from 7-Eleven,” said his neighbor Elisa Davis Martinez, 54.
Levine brought the treats to the Shore Park Jewish Center on Avenue Y five mornings a week, she said.
Levine also volunteered at the Kings Bay Senior Center.
Police are still searching for the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder.
Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
Pelame Top Design opened at the end of May, selling fur, leather and shearling apparel from their 1730 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront. Aside from off-the-rack coats and apparel, it offers tailoring, repair and cleaning.
Pelame isn’t a new business. Operating since 1997, it just moved from its 513 Brighton Beach Avenue location.
The Sheepshead Bay Road storefront was previously occupied by Rascals, a kids clothing and accessory store. You might remember that name; we wrote about Rascals back in August, when the “sex shop” KamaSutra opened across the street. The owner, Sabina Furman, told us at the time that she worried the window display may hurt her business. We don’t know what happened, but it was about six months later that Rascals closed.
Best of luck to our new neighbors at Pelame.
Photo by Laura Fernandez.
We just got this in from a tipster:
a gray pathfinder clipped an old man crossing nostrand on ave y while turning. a second gray murano ran over the guy (or at least hit him again) afterwards. the pathfinder left, murano stayed. guy taken to hospital. he was old so…
This happened at approximately 3:40 this afternoon. We’ll update with more information if it becomes available.
UPDATE (5:55 p.m.): Our tipster followed up with this:
bunch of cop cars are back on the scene. they closed off nostrand on that side. … guy mustve died to get this much police presence.
Hecklers shouted “Pervert!” and demanded detailed information about Congressman Anthony Weiner’s genitals at this afternoon press conference, in which the beleaguered pol resigned, barring any chance of allowing a man with 26 years of public service in his wake to end the most embarrassing chapter with a modicum of dignity.
The most vocal of the hecklers was The Howard Stern Show‘s Benjy Bronk, who stood up in the middle of Weiner’s statement and demanded to know if the congressman was “fully erect” in the now infamous photos mistakenly posted to Twitter, and also demanded to know the length of his penis. Members of the press bristled at Bronk’s antics and later blamed him for spurring the congressman to leave the conference without taking questions, and police ultimately removed Bronk from the Midwood senior center where Weiner delivered his statement. Bronk’s attacks were an encore; he shouted similar comments during Weiner’s confessional press conference earlier this month.
A member of an unidentified publication also shouted “Yeah! Bye bye, pervert!” when Weiner said he was stepping down.
Remember when? The above commercial is on Weiner for Mayor page from when Anthony’s future seemed bright and unlimited. What a difference 6 years makes. One thing that hasn’t changed; he’s maintained his “magnificent physique.”
Congressman Anthony Wiener is scheduled to speak from his Sheepshead Bay office this afternoon at 2:00pm. All indications are that he is announing his resignation from office. But – at 1:50 this afternoon – 1010 Wins radio is reporting that Congressman Wiener and his wife are still in thier Forest Hills, Queens aparment.
So, will he or won’t he? Does Wiener have a new surprise left in his pants? Time will tell.
UPDATE: The NY Times live blog reports: Around 1:30 p.m., Mr. Weiner was spotted leaving his home in Queens for the event — without his wife, Huma Abedin.
UPDATE: Anthony Weiner has resigned. Stay tuned for the full story.
Sheepshead Bay will officially be devoid of representation from its Congressman Anthony Weiner, who will announce today that he is stepping down after the infamous May 27 mis-Tweet, seen by 40,000+ followers of the doomed pol, ignited a media hailstorm.
What does this mean for us, his constituents, who have watched crime in Sheepshead Bay spike at an alarming never-before-seen zenith, topping all of New York City with a 450 percent increase in murders since this time last year? What about the issues important to the residents of his district, including finding a replacement for the Pathmark supermarket, which Weiner vowed to do, and fighting for repairs to the heavily-eroded Plumb Beach?
What will happen to Weiner’s Congressional seat? Who will represent us?
Congressman Anthony Weiner will announce his resignation from his seat in Congress at a press conference later today. We’ve heard that the press conference will take place in Sheepshead Bay, where Weiner first began his career as an elected official when he snagged the City Council seat currently occupied by Michael Nelson.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) will resign from his seat in Congress, heeding calls from President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and dozens of other congressional Democrats, sources confirm to POLITICO. The resignation ends nearly three weeks of tumultuous political controversy since the New York congressman sent a lewd picture of himself over Twitter which he claimed at first was a result of a hack, and later admitted he had sent himself.
According to two sources, Weiner made up his mind to resign Wednesday night, and shortly after began making calls to inform them of his decision. Weiner called DCCC chair Steve Israel — who had also called for his resignation — on Wednesday night at the White House picnic to inform him and Pelosi that he had decided to resign on Thursday.
House Democrats were set to strip Weiner of his committee assignments on Thursday morning, though they were not officially informed before a meeting in the Capitol Thursday morning with a White House liaison. But the news spread quickly following media reports.
… Weiner’s resignation comes after his wife Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, returned from a week-long trip to Africa with her boss. Weiner had said he would wait until Abedin returned before making a final decision on his plans. She returned home early Wednesday.