Nov. 13, 2018 By Christian Murray
The police have released video footage of a man who allegedly burglarized a Forest Hills bar/restaurant during the early hours Monday.
Police said that the suspect climbed a fire escape and gained access to the rear yard of Cobblestones Pub, located at 117-18 Queens Blvd., at around 5:40 a.m. Monday. The man then grabbed a bottle of liquor and then fled the location through a side door.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, with eyeglasses; last seen wearing a knit cap, a hooded sweater, a jacket, pants and sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Abandoned Sizzler on Metropolitan Ave has now become a homeless hangout and what used to be the entrance is now a public restroom. 311 and complaints to CB6 have fallen on deaf ears. The same filth and excrement has been sitting there for two weeks yet I am told it was “removed”. The CB6 office is about a block away and yet they don’t even know what is happening in front of their office let alone what happens in the community. Shame.
The aggressive panhandling is just the tip of the iceberg. More of an issue which may be resolved very easily is the “cars for cash” stickers plastered all over the community. I am not sure how or why this is still an issue because the individuals responsible for this are clearly leaving a number on how to reach them. The officials and the representatives of this area should contact them and serve them with a fine and a bill cleaning up the mess they created. Wake up CB6 you’re losing residents and votes!
The sooner DeBlasio gets OUT of office the better. The city as a whole has been in a decline since he’s been MAYOR. People need to stop being apathetic about NYC decline back to the 80s.
Between the “cars for cash” vandalism (advertising?) and the homeless shelter along with the scofflaws parking wherever they want FH & KG have become the wild west. CB6 doesn’t care, 311 doesn’t care, 112pct doesn’t respond to any concerns. This area was once an exclusive enclave… now it’s just derivative of steinway st. or jamaica ave.
I moved to the area 3 years ago.. and defefinately have seen a increase in homeless people and shady people in the area.. people smoke weed in the open , piss in front of women and kids and not one cop in the area.. this is Deblasios NyC.. the E train and F might as well be a shelter for homeless.. but the homeless looks younger stronger and more healthy than us!!
So right you are. The city as a whole has been in a rapid decline since DeBlasio. Heading back to the 80s. Sad, sad, sad.
I mean are you surprised at what goes on in Forest Hills anymore. A problematic homeless shelter just a few blocks on Queens Blvd in Kew Gardens, constant panhandling in this particular area in front of CVS and Fed Ex on Queens Blvd right near Cobblestones, mentally ill & drug addicts roaming around, homeless defecating inside the Austin Street Underpass walkway, I mean let’s face it, not much is being done about these issues to begin with. I mean how many of you have seen the same talking to themselves panhandlers in front of CVS & Fed Ex Office on a daily basis bothering people, while the NYPD does very little with these folks. 311 complaints seem to do nothing and the same men appear every day. I guess something will be done when someone get seriously hurt. Wait till a jail gets placed here. Forest Hills will be the new Jamaica Queens. I mean the section between 82nd Ave in Kew Gardens to 78 Ave already looks pretty bad with all the litter, empty alcohol bottles and panhandlers.
There goes the neighborhood. AND what is worse, so many people here do not seem to care and just think this is normal and deal with it. Apathy seems to now be prevalent in this neighborhood.