Stay alert! A pattern emerges of violent attacks in the neighborhood.

  • Ten days ago a woman was attacked by teens in Corlears Hook Park around 9:30 pm, punched and kicked and pushed to the ground.
  • Last week a Hillman woman was sucker-punched by a teen on Grand Street at around 10 pm right outside the entrance to our management office.
  • Sunday at 6 pm a woman was mugged on Delancey right in front of the parking garage at Columbia by a group of three teens.

In all three incidents, the police were notified. The Lo-Down reports that one arrest was made from the Corlears Hook attack. Security cameras from Amalgamated may have caught the second attack on tape. Hopefully the cops will find a lead to follow.

Our neighborhood has been safe, even late at night, but three similar incidents so close together is enough to make everyone more alert. Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is a pattern. Please be aware of your surroundings, and don’t take your safety for granted.

Update: There’s a regularly-scheduled meeting of the 7th Precinct Community Council Wednesday, March 9 at 7 pm. Board member Lee Berman says that he’s going, along with house committee chair Jeff Super and Mathew Quezada from the Hillman board. All members of the community are welcome to attend.