Police are on the hunt for the man photographed above, suspected of attempted robbery of the Citibank at 2173 86th Street, off Bay Parkway.
The man, described as between 30 and 35 years old, 5-foot-6-inches and 150 pounds, unsuccessfully tried to rob the bank on Tuesday, September 4, at approximately 12:43 p.m., according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
This Checks Cashed spot at 8409 20th Avenue replaces another business of the same type. Though, it looks as if the new management has done little in the way of redecorating.
Perhaps, they hope their minimalism approach will net them some more serious business.
Readers, have you ever used a checks cashing place instead of a bank, and if so, why?
Coming soon to 86th Street: Citibank
Where once stood a fruit store will now stand a bank. It’s difficult to determine which there are more of on 86th Street, banks or fruit stores. It seems like the banks win this one.
Welcome to Bay Parkway and 86th Street, Citibank.
Eric Schneiderman (from Jerrold Nadler's office)
If you’ve heard about New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman being kicked off a committee that was supposed to be investigating mortgage abuses and negotiating a settlement with some of the country’s largest banks, then you might be interested in what your local elected representatives think.
Below is a press release from Jerrold Nadler’s office:
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, and 20 members of New York’s congressional delegation chided Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller for his dismissal of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last week from ongoing mortgage settlement negotiations, demanding that Attorney General Miller explain how he intends to ensure that New York’s interests are represented during the remainder of the negotiation talks. The national committee of state Attorneys General are working to settle numerous complex legal matters arising from the 2008 housing collapse.
“As members of the New York congressional delegation, we are united in fighting for a fair resolution of the housing crisis that has devastated tens of thousands of families across our state,” the members wrote. “That is why we are deeply troubled by your recent action to silence New York’s voice by removing New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from an executive committee negotiating a nationwide settlement with the banks. We ask that you explain how New York’s interests will be protected as negotiations move forward.”
Below is the full text of the letter: Continue Reading »