By Carol Tannenhauser
At 8:21 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a 911 call summoning them to 2995 Broadway (71st Street), “inside McDonald’s,” an NYPD detective told WSR, where a knife fight had taken place.
“They found two male victims: a 14 year old, conscious and alert, with a stab would to his back and a slash wound above his eye; and a 16 year old, conscious and alert, with a slash wound to his left hand,” the detective continued.
EMS also responded and transported both victims to Weill Cornell hospital in stable condition. Police took a third male, 23, into custody — “he was responsible for the stabbing,” the detective said. Charges are pending.
Totally uncivilized behavior. Start using stop and frisk at anyone loitering at that McDonald’s.
Please correct the location. 2995 Broadway is not 71st Street.
2049 Broadway is the address of the McDonalds near 71st street. 2995 broadway is on the Barnard College Campus.
Well, there is a McDonald’s at the intersection of West 71st Street, Amsterdam, and sort of Broadway, which is often confused with a Broadway address.
However, you are correct, West 71st Street is not 2900 Broadway.
That’s right – thanks for that, I live in Midtown and assumed it was the one by Verdi Square
One of the things I love about NYC…gun control. Imagine if this were in…I don’t know…TX, AZ, AL, et al. and all three kids had an AR-15. Gun nuts love to bash us, but I will never leave the City because the people that live here are not Batshit Crazy. I also think the NYPD do an incredible job, and I realize that is a controversial statement, but whatever. I feel safer here than anywhere else I have been…and I ride the 2/3 train to work everyday from the UWS to Borough Hall…so, double whatever.
The scary thing is our radical Supreme Court may very well change gun laws this month. Elections matter a lot.
“Yet New York’s gun laws could soon get weaker: Any day now, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling that could eviscerate laws strictly limiting the public carrying of firearms. A decision could come as early as this week, with Wednesday being the next scheduled day for the court to issue decisions. The case challenges a law that requires New Yorkers to show they have proper cause before getting a permit to carry a handgun in public. Based on oral arguments in the fall, things aren’t looking good for New York.”
You’re entitled to your opinion, of course, but I don’t see the NYPD as doing an “incredible job”. When one looks at all the low- to mid-level crimes (things like shoplifting, egregious traffic violations by bicycles, e-bikes, scooters and dirt bikes, smoking in the parks, etc.) that are utterly ignored by the police, the only conclusion that makes sense is that the NYPD is effectively on sabbatical and has been since the George Floyd protests. Administered in a non-biased way, the “broken windows” policing strategy of the 1990s is something we need to go back to.
I think I’m supposed to feel relieved it wasn’t a gunfight.
Outrageous behavior. Could we please find out something about their families? Is there anything we can learn from this? Anything at all?
If that was intended for me, you are supposed to be relieved that the NYPD were there immediately, and that the kids that were hurt were taken to one of the best hospitals in the country where they were treated, and the bad guy was arrested and taken off the streets immediately. I live one half a block from that McD. I was headed to work when it happened. The NYPD was there in aprox 17 seconds. That was the point I was trying to make.
You don’t have to explain yourself, Tod. Most of us know how lucky we are to be here. This is a metropolitan area with 19 million people. Six percent of the country lives here. We do pretty well considering how many personalities and individuals we live with.
When I submitted my comment, yours wasn’t there for me to read.
My arrow to reply to a specific person isn’t working🙁
I Love NY😐
And I love the Westside Rag🤗
People on this blog like to complain about the impact of the weed stores on that block, but anyone who lives in the neighborhood knows that the real magnet for poor behavior has always been that cursed McDonalds.
The entire block where McD is located is disgraceful, filthy and disgusting. It draws the criminal element who feel very comfortable on that block.
It’s such a shame too. There used to be very nice shops like Paris Baguette and Pokebab there, 2020 ruined that block.
It was pretty trashy long before 2020.
Blame the parents. No home training. That’s why public middle and high schools are absolute bedlam.
Except that the teens were victims. As noted in the article, “Police took a third male, 23, into custody — “he was responsible for the stabbing,” the detective said.”
I wonder who controls the rentals on that stretch of Broadway between 70th and 71st? Is it the building that is behind it? Does anyone know or know how to find out?
It’s the building. Any building that has retail space reserves the right to either rent them out directly or source through their buildings management company.
In the 1970s there was a nice men’s clothing store next to McDonalds. Around 1978, the store owner was murdered in the store durning an armed robbery. It feels as if we are returning to that environment, and I have no confidence that our elected officials have the will to address the growing problems.
Alright NYC. If SF can recall their awful DA, we can recall Bragg.
It’s not about Bragg. It’s about bail reform. Until it’s reversed, this level of crime will continue, no matter who the DA is.
Not really. Politics in California are very different from New York. In California the people rule – get enough signatures on petitions and anything can be put on the ballot. It doesn’t work that way in New York where machine politics are the game. In California the primaries for every office except US president are non-partisan. In New York all primaries are by party and if you want to switch parties you have to do it the year before the election. The two states could not be more different, except they are both controlled by Democrats.
I was surprised to learn there is no recall mechanism in NY, and that removing an office holder like Bragg requires the Governor to produce evidence of significant wrong doing. I’m happy California had the chance to rectify their situation.
Please correct the location. 2995 Broadway is not 71st Street.
The perpetrator is a gang member with 5 prior arrests. DA asked for a $50 000 bail, but the judge approved supervised release.
I’m sure a gang-member is going to behave himself from now on.
The owner is Sherman Square Realty Corp. and managed by First Service Residential
Incorrect that the building is responsible for the selection of stores underneath it. It is a co-op where the sponsor has full control, and co-op owners and board have zero control, over what stores go in there.
I can’t press the reply button:/
According to the article, he’s now on supervised release.
I wonder who is supervising him.
I sort of think the public has the right to know, especially bc he’s obviously the one who dun it.
And we should have his photo as well.