Seen & Heard: And Yet Another Break-In

••• News of yet one more rooftop/terrace break-in came in: “We live in east Tribeca, just off Broadway. In January, our apartment with a terrace (and at least one other rooftop terrace apartment nearby) were broken into by someone who gained access through the roof of another building.” If you have a terrace or an apartment accessible via your building’s roof, now would be a good time to review how secure it is. To recap:

From a post on May 10: “Top-floor office in southeast Tribeca has been broken into three times since the start of the year.”
May 9: “I live on Leonard Street and someone broke into my apartment this past Friday by forcing my terrace window open.”
May 9: From someone on Walker: “A dude was caught on the fire escape of our building at 2 a.m. a couple of nights ago with a backpack.”
May 6: “I live at 47 Walker Street and was broken into this past winter. The robber came up the stairs at 49 Walker crossed to my roof and forced my terrace door open. He was seen as he made his way back down the stairs but wasn’t caught.”
April 26: “a man either psychotic or on drugs (as stated by the cops) used the scaffolding at #42 [Walker] to get onto their fire escape & climb onto the scaffolding & fire escape at #38. he RAILED, SCREAMED, SWORE & pounded on the fire escape & fire escape door windows, breaking windows on the 3rd & upper floors.”

••• New Amsterdam Market will kick off its 2013 season on Sunday, June 23.

••• The Lilac at Pier 25  is celebrating Fleet Week (depsite the absence of a fleet) on Saturday, May 25: “The focus is on the role of the Revenue Cutter Service (predecessor to the Coast Guard) in the War of 1812 and programs are designed for a family afternoon on board. At 1:00 and 3:00 PM, historian Kathleen Hulser will give a family-friendly presentation, Cutter vs. Smuggler, that will examine the role of smuggling in the War of 1812 and our new country’s difficulties in patrolling its shores. Visitors will be able to explore a new smart phone app featuring incidents from the war, including an augmented reality chase scene with a smuggler’s boat pursued by a revenue cutter on the Hudson River.  A hands-on game will add a learning challenge for children. At 2:00 and 4:00 PM, David Hanna, author of Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812, will give a reading, and sign copies of his book. Hanna is a history teacher at nearby Stuyvesant High School and tells the little-known story only major sea battle of the war witnessed by landsmen. The ship itself will be open all afternoon from 12:00 to 6:00 for tours and to allow visitors to view the exhibit, ‘Artist in the Air and on the Ground in WWII: Photos of Sy Weinstein.'”


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