Around Brooklyn: Cops seek brazen thieves who stole ATM from hotel
Cops seek brazen thieves who stole ATM from hotel
Police are searching for the two thieves who stole an ATM machine from inside a Sunset Park hotel on Jan. 8, according to the Brooklyn Reporter. Police said the ATM at Hotel BPM Brooklyn, on 33rd Street between Third and Fourth avenues, was stolen by two men who threatened to shoot two hotel employees if they didn’t get down on the ground. The suspects beat them before stealing the ATM, using a hand trolley to remove it. The same suspects are believed to have stolen ATMs from a deli in Astoria on Jan. 7 and a pizzeria at 13th Street and Third Avenue in Park Slope the evening after they hit the Sunset Park hotel.
Bernie’s still angry about Dodgers leaving Brooklyn
Brooklyn-born presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is still angry about the departure of the Dodgers from Brooklyn in 1957, according to InsideHook, a website geared to “the affluent, on-the-go gent.” Sanders was 16 at the time, and to this day he refers to the event as “the worst thing that ever happened.” Sanders, in an interview with The New York Times, also said that the Dodgers’ leaving Brooklyn made him suspicious of large companies and how the decisions made by a small number of people at the top can have a negative impact on thousands. His lingering displeasure about the Dodgers leaving for Los Angeles is one of the reasons Sanders opposes Major League Baseball’s reported plan to alter the minor-league system and change the affiliation of, or eliminate, as many as 42 teams, InsideHook said.