Cops Looking for FedEx Truck,Truck Jacked

21 12 2007
NEW YORK (AP)  — Gun-toting carjackers made off with a FedEx delivery truck after accosting the driver at a stoplight in Manhattan early Friday, police said.

Forced out of the truck and into another car, the driver was found around 1:30 a.m. in Brooklyn, police said. They were interviewing him later Friday.

The driver wasn’t hurt, police and FedEx Corp. spokesman Steve Barber said.

The FedEx Express truck was headed to a company facility in Newark, N.J., Barber said. While the driver was stopped at a traffic light on the far western side of midtown Manhattan, two men confronted him, brandishing a gun, according to police.

Police and Barber said they didn’t know the truck’s contents or their value. Police described the truck as an 18-wheeler.


N.Y.C. Traffic Alert

13 12 2007

alternate_side.jpgN.Y.C. has suspended alternate side parking for tomorrow due to Snow removal. Don’t forget you still have to pay the meter’s. Also tomorrow is a grid lock alert day. Have a wonderful and safe day tomorrow.

NYC Subway Attack Possible Hate Crime

12 12 2007

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of people exchanging holiday greetings on a subway last week hurled anti-Semitic slurs and beat four Jewish riders who had wished them “Happy Hanukkah,” authorities said Tuesday.

The prosecutor’s office was investigating the Friday night incident as a possible hate crime.

The four Jewish riders were on a train in lower Manhattan during the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights when they were approached by a group of 10 people who offered holiday greetings.

When they wished the group “Happy Hanukkah,” they were assaulted, police said. Police caught up with the train one stop later in Brooklyn and arrested eight men and two women, ages 19 and 20.

The four Jewish riders had bruises and welts on their faces and heads, police said.

The group of ten people was arraigned Saturday on several charges, including third-degree assault and menacing and second-degree riot and harassment. They pleaded not guilty.

One of the men charged, Joseph Jirovec, 19, pleaded guilty last year to attempted robbery as a hate crime and was awaiting sentencing, prosecutors said.

Jirovec, who is white, was part of a group that yelled racial epithets and assaulted two black teenagers in Brooklyn, prosecutors said.

Jirovec’s lawyer, Peter Mollo, said Tuesday it was very unlikely his client would attack another person because he or she was Jewish.

“His mother was Jewish,” he said. “It’s very unlikely he would do something like this at all.”


29 11 2007


New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today joined Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) executives to announce that the company is undertaking energy saving measures here in New York, including introducing the first five hybrid-electric delivery trucks, which will operate out of the company’s distribution center in the Bronx. Coca-Cola Enterprises is responsible for the distribution of Coca-Cola products in North America and Europe. The Bronx sales center has 90 trucks servicing 8700 customers in Manhattan and the Bronx, delivering more than 8 million cases of beverages annually. The hybrid-electric trucks use 32% less fuel than standard trucks and use technology to eliminate emissions when they idle or sit in traffic.

“Sustainable business practices will save businesses and government money in the long run. That’s why we’re converting our taxi fleet to hybrids. It’s why major rental companies like Hertz are converting their fleets, and it’s why a world leader in product distribution like Coca-Cola has made this commitment,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Although clearly a major international brand, there are important local implications resulting from this decision. Coca-Cola Enterprises runs trucks though our five boroughs on their distribution routes, and by introducing these hybrid-electric trucks, they are contributing to better air quality in the communities they serve locally – especially their home in the South Bronx.”

Brooklyn N.Y. Hatzolah Ambulance Involved In A Motor Vehicle Crash

29 11 2007


Brooklyn N.Y. A Hatzolah ambulance while responding to a Cardiac Arrest was just involved in a Motor Vehicle Crash in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn,on 14th Avenue . There are injuries reported at this time. Multiple Hatzolah  Ambulances and multiple units  are responding to the scene at this time .

As N.J. house sales fall, prices still rise – only more slowly

22 11 2007

The number of New Jersey house sales dropped 13.4 percent during the third quarter of 2007 from the same period in 2006, continuing a slide from the hyperactive sales pace of 2004 and 2005, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday.

Home prices, however, have not followed. In the census area that includes Bergen and Passaic counties, prices were up 3.6 percent from the same period last year, to a median of $550,900 for an existing single-family home, the NAR said.

That may reflect high demand in New York City, which is in the same statistical area. The New Jersey Multiple Listing Service says that North Jersey prices have risen just about 1 percent over the last year, to a median of $520,000 in Bergen County and $389,000 in Passaic County.

NYPD Kills Teenager Holding Hair Brush

13 11 2007

NEW YORK ( AP) — A man shot by police outside an apartment building in Brooklyn has died, the NYPD said.

Police were called to a home in Bedford-Stuyvesant shortly after 7 p.m. Monday after receiving a report on a dispute between a mother and her son that may have involved a gun, authorities said.

While officers were interviewing the woman outside, her 18-year-old son was pacing around inside. He began screaming at his mother and the officers from the window, police said.

He then climbed out the first floor window and walked toward the police, the NYPD said. Officers opened fire, striking the man.

Sources told Fox 5 that the officers saw a dark object in the man’s hand. Meantime, some neighbors claiming to have witnessed the shooting said the man was not armed.

He was taken to Woodhull Hospital in serious condition but later died.

The police are investigating. So far, no gun has been found.