Lenox Road Block Association Alliance

News and events community members of Lenox Road between New York and Flatbush Avenues.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Series of Sexual Assaults Reported in our Area

This article in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle points to a sexual assault and rape (by two men) of a young woman in our neighborhood and to a series of sexual assaults on young girls in the same general area.

Police have arrested a subject in the assaults on young girls, but the rape suspects remain at large.

One additional note about the article: the subhead describes these as happening in the "Ditmas Park Area." Obviously, this is wrong, but the more important thing is that it points the need for a proper name for our neighborhood. It's not as if I want us to show up in crime reports all the time, but I do think that articles like this probably tend to help draw support for policing in the place that's named—in this case, Ditmas Park—when we really, really need it here in . . . Flatbush, which is what the city calls us.