Police looking for man that alleged robbed one woman, groped another

The NYPD 104th Precinct released surveillance video of a man they say is wanted in connection with groping one woman then attempted to rob another just a few minutes later.

On Saturday, March 19th at 1:42 a.m., a unidentified Hispanic male allegedly approached a 20-year-old woman walking home from behind. The man is accused of pushing the the victim to the ground and grabbing her genitals over her clothing before fleeing on foot. He did not remove any property from the victim.

Just a few minutes later, at 1:46 a.m., in the vicinity of Harman Avenue, a 25-year-old woman was reportedly approached from behind when an unidentified man approached her from behind and put his hands on her neck. The individual tried to put his hands inside the victim’s pants and removed her purse and its contents before fleeing on foot.

Police believe the same individual may be responsible and attached surveillance video (seen above) that depicts and individual they believe may be connected to the incidents.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

UPDATE:

Police released a sketch of the suspect, pursuant to an ongoing investigation.

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Voting begins Saturday for District 34 Participatory Budgeting

unnamedResidents living within District 34 will get a chance to spend $1 million of Councilman Antonio Reynoso’s money starting on Saturday.

Voting officially kicks off with a voting expo and informations session about the projects this Saturday, March 26 at El Puente Williamsburg Leadership Center, 211 S 4th St., from noon to 3 p.m.

Click here for a list of projects and places to vote. Voting opens on Saturday and runs through April 3.

Police looking for missing Ridgewood woman

776-16 104 Sqd 03-14-16The New York City Police Department is looking for 40-year-old Annette Dross, missing since Monday night. According to police Dross was last seen in her residence on Linden Street near Fresh Pond Road wearing pink sweatpants, black hooded sweatshirt and grey shoes. She is approximately six-feet tall and weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

District 34 Participatory Budget ballot revealed

34d0eaed-7ced-43c7-aad8-ab399e2bd509Ridgewood and North Brooklyn residents will have a say in what projects District 34 Councilman Antonio Reynoso will fund with $1 million in discretionary spending. The projects, which are below, will be on display at an upcoming expo, Saturday, March 26 at El Puente, 211 South 4th St.

Pictured above, are all of the polling sites for residents to exercise their right to vote at. Anyone who lives in the district and is over 14 years old is eligible to vote.

The list of projects to be voted on, is below:

  • 21st Century Technology at P.S. 120 and P.S. 132 – $285,000.00
    18 Beaver Street /320 Manhattan Avenue
    Includes smart boards, laptops, smart tables, a 3-D Printer, a green wall, and solar & weather panels.
  • Technology Upgrades at P.S. 239 and P.S. 18 – $400,000.00
    15-17 Weirfield Street /101 Maujer Street
    Includes two new laptop carts, two smart tables, a 3-D printers, six smart boards, and forty-two desktops.
  • Auditorium Facelift at P.S. 147 – $400,000.00
    325 Bushwick Avenue
    Includes 300 new chairs, a new stage, and re-wiring for better sound equipment.
  • A Cool Gym at P.S. 257 – $250,000.00
    60 Cook Street
    An air conditioner in the school gym, which is used throughout the school year and summer programming.
  • Visual Arts Classroom Upgrade – $200,000.00
    183 S. 3rd Street
    This upgrade at MS 50/El Puente Community School calls for upgrades to lighting for accurate color work, ceiling tracks to hang 3-D art work, and new floors for an all around visual arts experience.
  • Playground Upgrade at Williamsburg Houses – $350,000.00
    176 Maujer Street – Block 1
    This playground will get new benches, play equipment, and a sprinkler system.
  • Grounds Renovation at Bushwick Houses – $200,000.00
    50 Humboldt Street, Bushwick Houses
    This grounds renovation will focus on installing fence around an existing garden located behind the community center. It will be designed to budget and may include installing walkways and seating.
  • Repaving our Bushwick Parks – $500,000.00
    50 Humboldt Street, Bushwick Houses
    Maria Hernandez Park and Fermi Playground can expect ground pavement, landscaping, and modern benches.
  • Electrify our Libraries in District 34 – $360,000.00
    Bushwick, Leonard, and Dekalb Libraries
    This proposal will provide four electric charging tables at each one of our libraries: Leonard Street, Bushwick Avenue and Dekalb Avenue. Residents will be able to work and re-charge from the same place.
  • Upgrade to Activity Rooms – $200,000.00
    81 Devoe Street
    This proposal will upgrade the activity room in the Leonard Street Library and will include collapsible tables, folding chairs, rugs, freshly painted walls and new book bins.
  • Upgrade to Activity Rooms in District 34 – $600,000.00
    Bushwick and Dekalb Libraries
    This proposal will include collapsible tables, folding chairs, rugs, freshly painted walls and new book bins for all three district libraries: Leonard Street, Bushwick Avenue and DeKalb Avenue.
  • Real Time Passenger Boards – $60,000.00
    Ridgewood, Bushwick, and Williamsburg
    Real Time Passenger Information in Council District 34. DOT will choose site locations with the City Council office post budget adoption.

Ridgewood feels the Bern

Sanders-021507-18335- 0004Apartment-hunting website RentHop has created a tool that allows users to find out whom their neighborhood is supporting in the race for the White House. Ridgewood has the highest percentage of Bernie Sanders donors in all of New York City, according to the site’s data.

RentHop uses individual campaign contribution data from the Federal Election Commission to calculate both the total raised by each neighborhood as well as the percentage of donors. According to the data, 75.61 percent of Ridgewood’s donors are pulling for Senator Sanders.

The interactive map is available here. 

Book Bingo at the library today

logoThe Queens Library’s Ridgewood branch is hosting a game of Book Bingo this afternoon. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 – who are accompanied by a parent or guardian – are invited down to the library to participate in the game. It’s free to play and there’s no registration required.

Who: Children ages 7-12

What: Book Bingo

Where: Queens Library, Ridgewood Branch, 20-12 Madison St.

When: Today, March 8, from 3-5 p.m.