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Monday
Oct102011

NYPD Shows Prisoners Suspect Photos

Police sketches

In their continuing yet questionable efforts to catch the attacker (or attackers) who have terrorized nearly a dozen women since March, the NYPD is showing select video stills to local prisoners being processed through Central Booking.

“We have some videos that show victims being approached,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “We’re asking people perhaps they recognize a trait or a walk on an individual.”

Hasn't Keyser Soze taught us anything? You can't always tell a man by the way he walks. 

[Via The NY Post]


Monday
Oct102011

Sweetwolf's: Tim & Eric's Awesome Show?

Is it possible to be everything to everyone?

If Tim Judge & Eric Wolf, the co-owners of Sweetwolf's have their way, they'll be able to pull it off. You may remember Sweetwolf's --  the new restaurant opening tomorrow at the corner of 6th Ave & 12th Street -- as the restaurant that, back in June, held a contest on their Facebook page. They asked for a lil' class participation from y'all, requesting that you suggest dishes that YOU'D like on their yet-to-be-developed menu.

Now that fall is here, the menu and the restaurant have taken shape, and Tim & Eric are finally ready to open the doors. I recently stopped by to chat with them about Sweetwolf's and what it'll be bringing to the neighborhood. As a bonus, I also got to meet Matt Marks, who's bringing Forty Weight Coffee to Sweetwolf's and running a coffee shop out of the joint during the morning hours.

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Monday
Oct102011

Woman Attacked in Windsor Terrace Last Night

Photo via CBS2

I'm so sick of having to post these kinds of headlines over and over. I really wish all of this would just stop.  

Last night yet another woman was groped in Windsor Terrace on Vanderbilt and East 5th. It happened shortly before midnight and sounds like nearly every other attack that's been reported since March. The woman is in her 20's and was approached and groped from behind. She screamed and the suspect fled. 

We received an email from FiPS reader and Windsor Terrace rez Cate regarding the incident: 

This area had next to NO police presence until tonight - even though there are two dimly lit parks and it's one of the main streets people walk to get to the F/G Ft. Hamilton stop on the other side of the Parkway.

[Via CBS NY]

 

 

 

Monday
Oct102011

Open Thread: What Did You Do Over The Warm Weekend?

August is when we REALLY start collectively bitching about the heat. "Ugh," we gripe, while wiping the sweat from the cleft of our ass cracks. "I'm so ready for it to be fall." When the weather starts to get chilly and the light jackets and scarves are brought out, we start to miss the summer. We long for the beach, and regret not seeing more outdoor movies at Bryant Park.

And so we get SO FUCKING EXCITED when it hits 80 in October! And we thank the summer for coming back for one last hoorah, even if we were bitching about it only a few months ago. 

I spent Saturday scrambling to secure a studio apartment that I'm pretty sure I won't get, and on Sunday I wandered around Cobble Hill and did some window peeping to further fuel my ongoing status anxiety.  

How did you spend the warm weekend? Did you spend it at Bernie's? 

Monday
Oct102011

iGetIt: iPhone Snatcher Caught Using App With Cute Name

Say Cheese Motha F*cka

In keeping her finger on the pulse of the average FIPS'ter's concerns, Erica wrote a post last month about a rash of iPhone thefts in the hood. Apparently these gadgets are real hot ticket on the black market: a true testiment to Mr. Jobs (may you rest).

But fear not: a new app has you and your new iphone 4 covered from thieving thievery. iGotYa (cute yes?), is a new app that will use the phone's front-facing camera to take a photo of anyone trying to unlock your stolen phone. Then it emails the photo to the phone's owner. Of course, you may have the same question I have: what does one do when they get this photo? Run to the cops and say, "find this man or woman!" I'm sure my local precinct is just chomping at the bit to catch a nasty iphone snatcher (especially since they're much too busy being dooped by crazy sex offenders). 

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