The mercury is rising in McCarren Park — and so is the crime.
There have been 15 incidents within a two-block radius of the Greenpoint park over the past three months, including a rape and a shooting that occurred within the past two weeks, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
Last Saturday night, at approximately 8:30 pm, a woman was raped in the McCarren Park bathrooms after she met a man on the corner of Bedford Avenue and N. 12th Street earlier that night.
And on June 18, just after 1 am, a gunman fired at random inside the park and two bullets pierced a man in his legs.
Neither the rapist nor the shooter has been caught.
Other crimes near the park include four robberies, four assaults, three burglaries, and two grand larcenies, as perps have snatched victim’s phones away, broken into their cars, or straight-up robbed them point blank on the street.
The Brooklyn Paper - June 2, 2010 - By Arron Short