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Woman attempts to kidnap baby out of stroller in Chelsea (UPDATE: Suspect in Custody)

chelsea baby kidnapping sketchA woman allegedly attempted to grab an 8 month old baby out of a stroller near 8th Avenue and 17th Street in Chelsea on Thursday around 4pm. We don’t normally report on things outside of the Madison Square Park vicinity, but given the nature of the crime, we wanted to alert parents and nannies of babies that this crazy woman is out there. (She somehow got away)

The woman allegedly approached the baby and nanny and started talking to them, then grabbed at the stroller and tried to walk away with it and the baby. She was reportedly wearing a beige coat and hat, with jeans and appeared to be in her 50′s and possibly homeless.

If you have information or know this woman call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

 

 

Two men shot on 24th Street on Friday. Here’s what we have heard

As many of you have heard, 2 men were shot on 24th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue on Friday, and this is a round-up of what we have heard about it:

  • It happened around 6:30am
  • An argument started in an illegal after-hours club allegedly operating at 17 West 24th Street on the 4th floor. (Source: NY1)
  • It spilled out into the street and 2 men were shot in the feet, one hit with a pipe (Names of victims at the NY Daily News)
  • The assailants escaped and were not found as of Friday night.

Shootings are extremely rare near Madison Square Park and in the Flatiron District. This is the first we have reported on in 4 years.

17 west 24th Street

 

 

Snow in Madison Square Park near the Flatiron Building Jan 21, 2014, in slow-motion!

Squirrel eating slice of pizza in Madison Square Park

Ok, so I know the squirrels of Madison Square Park are pretty tame and unnatural no-thanks to tourists constantly feeding them, but this one took it to a new level. This morning I witnessed a squirrel eating a full slice of pizza in Madison Square Park.

squirrel pizza

Happy New Year from MadParkNews!

Happy New Year from MadParkNews!! We have published MadParkNews.com since 2009 because we love the neighborhood and we want to share all of the great things happening in it while helping the local businesses thrive. And seeing the readership grow to record levels gives us the motivation to keep it all going. We wish you […]

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