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Homeless Man Shot Dead In Elevator Of Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses

Photo by Neil Friedman

The body of a homeless man, who police identified as 32-year-old Jimmy Albright, was discovered inside the elevator of 2953 Avenue W between Nostrand Avenue and Batchelder Street.

After police responded to a 911 call at 7:45 a.m. yesterday morning, the bullet-riddled body of Albright was found inside the elevator of the seven-story Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses building.

According to several reports, authorities are still trying to determine who shot Albright, when exactly the shooting occurred, and why he was in the building in the first place.

This latest murder in the city housing development occurred despite the promise that brand new high-tech security cameras, ID-embedded door locks and new intercom systems would be installed throughout the 18-building complex.

The cameras were supposed to be installed by the first quarter of 2012, with all work finishing no later than March.

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  1. somebody needs to condemn these crime infested eyesores and build some luxury condos..problem solved!

  2. I agree 100%  I know people who have lived in the projects, and they say that it is not dangerous, they have really nice apartments, get free cable, etc, etc

    Sorry, they could offer everything in the world for free to me and still, I would never want to live there.  It has never been safe to live there.

  3. STFU Boris.. Build luxury condos for what?! How many empty luxury condos are there on Emmons Ave. collecting nothing but dust and dog shit.

    and you don’t get free cable living in the projects… Dumbass.

  4. What happened to “projects”? When I was a kid, I lived in Bayview Projects, Canarsie (1956-1966). It did not have a bad reputation. It was not crime-ridden. It was a wonderful way to live. I could go to school and stores myself, since there was no street to cross. I hung out at night, with other 7 year olds. Without fear.  You had more friends than you knew what to do with. I remember the big snowball fight with the other section of the projects. It must have involved about 500 kids apiece.

       Many people will never know the great feeling of growing up in “the projects”. I talk to Canarsie people , and there’s like a bond between us. I can’t describe it, but those of you who similarly grew up in a project in the 60’s know well what I mean.

       It’s so sad to me to see what “projects” mean now. It’s heartbreaking.

  5. Not that I begrudge them any but…..isn’t Borough Park receiving a huge fed. grant for security cameras….in an area that has rape (and the like) victims report first to their own security or Synagogue so it can be decided if the NYPD/DA should be brought in on it.
    How it just really goes to show $$$$$$$$ talks. Either that or better Councilman/woman representation getting thing done.

  6. Someone needs to start littering and loitering near luxury condos so the value goes down. Someone needs to teach condo owners that they should still respect other peoples property and NOT just their own little cubicle.
    To me many of the conds are infested and not with 4 legged infestations either. BORIS.

  7. As recently as the early- to mid-’90s, I used to go to a friend’s house all the time in the Glenwood Projects at 5714 Farragut Road. It seemed very safe to me, but I used to visit my dad at my uncle’s drugstore across the street from the Boulevard Houses near the corner of Stanley and Ashford in East New York, so the Glenwood Projects seemed like a walk in the park by comparison. The last time I was over by Boulevard, about a year ago, I was afraid to get out of the car but, when I would go to Glenwood as a teenager, I never once felt threatened, had to duck a hail of bullets, or had to hide from people of questionable character. I hope someday that housing projects will return to being safe and pleasant places to live, as how you remember them.

  8. my comment was obviously sarcastic, but clearly you hold some thinly veiled views. also when property value goes down, it doesn’t only affect the immediate home,  it affects the whole area.

  9. Coming from someone in real estate sarcasm was the furthest from my mind.
    My views are not now nor never will be thinly veiled. 
    Maybe I should not have said “Property”, just the price of the condos.
    I doubt it was sarcasm anyway, just saving face.
    P.S. The house (property) I share went down 100G from last year. That’s a fact.
    100 thousand dollars. $100.000 less than it was worth 1 year ago. That’s down not up.

  10. So isn’t that what you want lower home values? Its a good thing your house lost value then. 

  11. I’ll give you what is a good thing. Asshole. Don’t you get it? The value of property went down….no thanks to the new condo boom. These condos killed a good neighborhood.

  12. This article does jog a little memory.  For the past year or so… there has been a homeless guy taking a piss inside the elevators at random intervals.  Tho he hasn’t been in my building for awhile now.  Not even sure it’s the same homeless guy.  He would open the door just enough, take a piss, then leave.  He won’t get in the elevator, just opened it enough to piss when nobody is inside.  It’s the reason why I always take the stairs now unless there are a bunch of people hanging out at the stairs.

    It’s disgusting and nobody does anything about it.  I can’t say for sure if it’s the same homeless guy in the article.

  13. I was thinking the name sounds familiar. Possibly read about him in the Police Blotter at one time.

  14. your replies are not only moronic, illogical and unnecessarily aggressive, but they also fail to take into consideration the state of property values as a whole(read: thoughout the entire nation) since the subprime meltdown of 2008 and overall recession. I doubt these condos being built had much to do with that. People with little intelligence and loud opinions should refrain from posting on online discussion boards..i suggest therapy. 

  15. Why There is no reply for your last post is not nice NED.
    You are the moron who started with and outlandish remark.
    Now try and make me look like the crazy one. Fine.
    The proof is in the neighborhood. Trust me Boris I do not stand alone in my opinions.
    You can also stick your suggestion for therapy where the sun don’t shine.
    Don’t like my character too Fuckin’ bad.
    My aggression was directed at Guest. Not that you deserve any respect either.

  16. I stand my ground, as always, my opinion does not change. Take it on the hop Boris. Don’t worry you will still make $ screwing people, or you can claim bankruptcy.

  17. you could make that argument with aparment buidlings too. This is a mixed neigborhood with houses, buildings, and condos. How exactly did the condo bring down the price of your home? And how did condos kill a neighborhood? Are you saying only people who can afford homes should live here?

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  19. What a stupid remark. I’ll go one better. What happened to Sheepshead Bay?
    “SOME” (not all) dumb-ass, greedy, extremely prejudice Russian people happened.
    The govt./city/state is to blame for the state of our low income/no income dilemma.
    Your Mama is to blame for you.

  20. You must be proud of yourself. Did you wash your hands? See people who go around peeing out doors like piss on their hands the rest of the day. EEEeewwww.
    Glad I won’t be the one to shake your hand about it.

  21. He was not just a homeless guy…but is painted as such to erase the fact that new York ciTy housing has failed once again to protect the residents living here…scaffolds have been in place for years with no work being done…most buildings do not lock and even through cameras have been promised nothing is done…and to hear that developments that do not have our urgency for protection are receiving them is insulting.

  22. its because people move away causing neighborhoods to change.

    Do you and your friends still live in Canarsie?

    If Canarsie was so great why dont you and your friends you grew up with live there anymore?

  23. Strange because this city had the highest murder and crime rates in the country in the early 90s compared to having the lowest murder and crime rates in the country today.

  24. No the Russians are not to blame. Its all the people who moved away and sold their homes and properties and didn’t not give a damn about what happened to the neighborhood after they left

  25. Do you remember the deleted post? I don’t think so. My reply was to that. I used a key word, and I put it in quotes. Run with it.

  26. I tried three times to upload a picture…..anywho,….The Sheepshead Nostrand Houses just installed roof railing on all the buildings facing Nostrand. Not sure if the inner buildings were privy to the expense. My point, are there more jumpers than there is crime? Was this really the priority of how $$’s should be spent?

  27. its now a few days before new yrs 2016 and they just put A CAMERA outside the buliding a month ago.. so.for nearly 4 years they have made 2 percent progress of everything that needs to be done in NYCHA.


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