UPDATE [1:32 p.m.]: News 12 is reporting that three people were stabbed in the attack. A witness told reporters that the assailants hid behind a construction fence, and when the victim came out of his home and headed to his company car, the attackers ambushed him. They pulled out bats and knives, and the victim’s two co-workers attempted to break up the fight, but they found themselves dragged into it.
A blood trail extends for an entire block, ending at a bloodied shirt. Police are still hunting for the suspects.
Source: Gothamist Map
At least one man was stabbed and another one beaten in what may have been a gang-related attack on Avenue T, between East 24th Street and Bedford Avenue.
“If you’ve seen West Side Story, this was West Side Story,” a witness to the attack told our tipster.
According to the witness, six people with bats and knives began attacking a man, who attempted to get to the safety of his car. The witness’ neighbor, a friend of the victim, tried to intervene and was stabbed in the back.
It appears at least some of the suspects may have been caught by NYPD as they attempted to flee on foot, but this is unconfirmed. The stabbing victim appears to have survived the attack, but his condition is unknown at this time.
A heavy police presence is in the area, and Avenue T remains closed off as of 10:20 a.m. Police are canvassing the area.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
If any readers are in the area, we encourage you to grab a photo and ask around about the incident, but please allow the NYPD and other emergency responders to do their jobs.
Been wondering where the shopping carts have been these past few weeks? Well, they’ve been taken care of… Sheepshead Bay-style. To understand what I mean, solve the puzzle above.
If you can’t view the puzzle on Sheepshead Bites, you can try viewing it on this page.
Photo courtesy of Nick the Rat.
I thought this was pretty cool. This 1949 photo was taken on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue T. Today, a BP sits in its footprint, and the neat-o tower is long gone. Anyone know when this was torn down to make way for what stands now?
The seller of this photo had very little to say about its history.
We just got word that there is a police pursuit on and around the Belt Parkway and the suspect is believed to have hit two cars while making his getaway.
Police were chasing an allegedly stolen Honda Odyssey heading eastbound on the Belt Parkway between Coney Island Avenue and Knapp Street. The suspect struck two other vehicles while making their getaway – one near Bedford Avenue and the other near Ford Street. He was last seen exiting the Belt Parkway at the Knapp Street exit.
This is breaking news and information is constantly being updated as information comes in. It may not fully reflect all of the facts surrounding the situation. If you know of inaccuracies or have additional information, please contact us.
The driver of a motorcycle and a female pedestrian were both sent to the hospital after an accident on Ocean Avenue around 1:00 p.m. today.
According to our tipster, the woman was crossing the street on Ocean Avenue between Avenue W and Avenue X, when a motorcycle heading south struck her. The biker was thrown off the bike and both were injured. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
If you have additional information, please send it to us.
Thanks to nolastname for tip and photos.
Minutes after posting about the development on the Homecrest-Midwood border that’s pissing off neighbors – and the Board of Standards and Appeals’ ruling to let it go forward despite community objections – we received the following letter. In it, Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association president Ed Jaworski implores Councilman Mike Nelson and his colleagues to investigate the BSA and its divisive practices.
Read Ed Jaworski’s letter to Councilman Mike Nelson urging the council to investigate the BSA, and our take on such an investigation.
I’d say “There goes the neighborhood,” but the neighborhood came and went so many times that I’m beginning to suspect it’s a well-heeled prostitute.
Neighbors on a Homecrest block are outraged over what they call a hulking eyesore rising in their midst.
City officials decided last week to let owner Joseph Durzieh go ahead with a 53-foot-tall house that towers over other homes on the E. 18th St. [sic - It's East 12th Street] block – and gets so close to a house next door it blocks the windows.
“It’s a monstrosity,” said lawyer Stu Klein, who is representing neighbors on both sides of the building challenging the project.
… The project would be illegal under current zoning, but the city Board of Standards and Appeals voted last week to let the owner go ahead because he started work before zoning rules changed to bar buildings so high.
Why does the Board of Standards and Appeals continue to vote against the wishes of the community? What do its members have to gain from scorning – so routinely and so callously – the residents of the neighborhoods it shapes?
While agencies like the DOT and the MTA are supreme examples of bureaucratic incompetence, the BSA is the paragon of institutional malice. It needs to go.
But back to the house…
Neighbors challenged the move, charging Durzieh’s permits were no good because he got permission to renovate an existing house – but actually tore down most of the house and put up a new building.
… Durzieh has maintained the three-story structure will be a single family home for his family.
But Theresa Scavo, chair of Community Board 15 – which voted overwhelmingly against the plan – suspects Durzieh really plans to turn it into condos, noting that plans include an elevator and an exterior staircase.
Durzieh and his contractors have also been fined $9,200 for construction violations on the site, according to DOB records. He did not return calls.
And so it goes. Another ugly condo on another block in which it doesn’t fit. And no, I’m not against condos or the area developing, I’m just against the stupid ones.
If you don’t know why we’re flying the Chilean flag, than you haven’t been watching the news today.
Police closed off East 16th Street around Avenue V for some time after after 11:00 a.m., when a turning truck got into an uncomfortable position with an Acura.
We don’t want to speculate too much about what happened here, but it looks like the 18-wheeler truck went to make the left onto Avenue V when it’s rear passenger-side corner found itself jammed into the Acura’s rear driver-side door. The truck driver stopped – and so did the car – and it became clear that any additional movement by either one of them would’ve meant significant damage to the car.
It’s unclear if the Acura was impatiently making an attempt at passing the truck on the narrow street, but it serves as a reminder to the rest of us: don’t tempt fate when fate is several tons bigger than you.
Thanks to nolastname for the photos and tip.
Is Sheepshead Bay ready for its own gourmet cupcake vendor? Well, at least two locals and hundreds of Facebook fans think so.
Signs went up for Cupcake Kings at 1613 Voorhies Avenue (off Sheepshead Bay Road) weeks ago, but little information was available other than “Coming Soon!” Then the owners wrote to us about their plans.
Cupcake Kings’ owner tells us what’s going on after the jump…