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06.25.15 Liam Mathews

Last year, advertising agency 72andSunny asked Brooklyn-based artist and mural maker Maya Hayuk if she wanted to work on a marketing campaign for Starbucks Frappucinos. Hayuk declined. So imagine Hayuk’s surprise when she saw art that looked just like hers in Starbucks ads anyway. 72andSunny and Starbucks had gone ahead and created ads that imitated […]

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06.24.15 Liam Mathews

Rollie-snatching season is in full swing, player. We warned you before. Don’t let your guard down at da club, or even at the pizza place where you go for a slice after you leave da club. Some dude learned that lesson the hard way last Friday when he met a girl at an Artichoke Pizza, […]

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06.15.15 Liam Mathews

The surveillance state is weird. One of the weirdest parts is how same issues that apply in the large scale, like NSA wiretapping, also apply on a small scale, like the guy who caught somebody digging up hostas from a tree pit in front of his house in Fort Greene. He caught someone doing something […]

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06.11.15 Liam Mathews

Two dicks stole packages from the lobby of a Hell’s Kitchen apartment building on Saturday, one of which contained a breast pump meant for Allison Foley, the mother of newborn premature twins. “They’re stealing from two preemie babies, which is just like the lowest of the low,” Foley told CBS2. The thieves were caught on […]

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06.05.15 Liam Mathews

A Crown Heights resident lost $1,100 worth of the futuristic digital currency bitcoin in an old-fashioned stick-up last week, DNAinfo reports. The man responded to a Craigslist offer to trade bitcoin for cash. He met the thief on May 27 at the corner of Troy Avenue and Crown Street, and got into a parked car […]

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05.28.15 Liam Mathews

Allow me to set the mood: DNAinfo warns that the NYPD “fears an influx of grifters” this summer after a similar crimewave last year where sexy thieves would target clubgoers with fancy watches, go to a private location, roofie them, and then run off with the jewels. “New York is where the money is, and […]

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05.21.15 Liam Mathews

The NYPD has pinned 11 muggings since early Febuary on a cycling thief who rides up on a either a Citi Bike or a regular bike with a basket on the front and snatches purses away from women. Not very intimidating, but effective. He’s like a real-life “on my way to steal your girl” meme, […]

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05.19.15 Liam Mathews

Listen, I know you’re tired. You’ve had another long day in a neverending string of long days, and it’s such a struggle to keep your eyes open on your commute. But for your own sake, stay alert for just a little while longer, because your day is going to get a lot worse if you […]

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01.08.15 Prachi Gupta

While the rest of the city is celebrating that the NYPD slowdown hasn’t given way to a spike in serious crime, robberies are up in one Brooklyn neighborhood. DNAinfo reports that residents of North Williamsburg and Greenpoint have seen a nearly 24% rise in burglaries — the neighborhood’s biggest criminal issue — in the past […]

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11.12.14 Amy K. Nelson

Who steals a teenager’s phone by pretending to be an NYPD officer? Apparently, this asshole. Back in mid-October, a guy posing as a cop — not creepy at all — stopped a 13-year-old for crawling through a subway turnstile without paying, then stole his cell phone. Stay hot, guy. […]

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