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Famous NYC restaurant Carbone has its windows smashed as crime soars


Stonewall protesters smashed a window at the celebrity-favorite restaurant Carbone in New York City Thursday night, leaving one woman who was eating outdoors with a cut shoulder. 

At 815pm, a male protester who was part of the group walked past the Greenwich Village restaurant and smashed one of the panels on its outdoor-dining structure, put in place to get around COVID-19 measures banning indoor dining.  

He then fled with the rest of the group, which gathers every week to march around Manhattan in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riot. It is the same group that clashed with cops and vandalized the Columbus Circle statue in April. 

Before turning out to march on Thursday, the group declared on Instagram that it would be staging a ‘Pride riot’. 

‘Stonewall was a Riot! Pride is a Riot! Pride needs to center Black Trans and Queer People, Culture and Joy. This is not an ask but a declaration of what we will be doing in and off the streets. 

‘Our visibility is not up for debate and any form of policing or oppression against Black People will be dismantled by any means necessary,’ an Instagram post said. 

A Stonewall protester smashed a window at Carbone with his fist on Thursday night while people were dining at the famous restaurant 

The incident at Carbone (shown above on Friday morning) happened as diners ate outside. A woman who was near the window suffered a cut on her shoulder. The smashed window was still there Friday but had been replaced

The incident at Carbone (shown above on Friday morning) happened as diners ate outside. A woman who was near the window suffered a cut on her shoulder. The smashed window was still there Friday but had been replaced 

It was one of the panels on the restaurant's outdoor dining structure that was smashed. Restaurants were forced to fork out for the expensive outdoor dining cabanas to get around COVID-19 rules which banned indoor dining. The NYPD slammed the protesters for vandalizing it, especially when the restaurant industry is trying to get back on its feet

It was one of the panels on the restaurant’s outdoor dining structure that was smashed. Restaurants were forced to fork out for the expensive outdoor dining cabanas to get around COVID-19 rules which banned indoor dining. The NYPD slammed the protesters for vandalizing it, especially when the restaurant industry is trying to get back on its feet 

The incident is the latest in a string of violent crimes across New York City which, still reeling from the pandemic, is seeing a drastic escalation in robberies, rapes and assaults as the police force fights bail reform and budget cuts. 

The riot on Thursday night came at the start of Pride Month, just a year after the city was torn apart by rioters in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. 

Carbone replaced the smashed window within a few hours and the injured woman declined medical treatment at the scene.

Now, NYPD detectives are combing through surveillance camera footage from the area to try to find the suspect. 

Carbone hasn’t commented on the incident but the NYPD publicly condemned it and shared a photo of the damage on Twitter. 

‘Businesses throughout NYC are still recovering from the past year, purposely causing damage to their business is not helping any cause. 

‘This incident is under investigation.

‘During tonight’s protest in Manhattan, not only was a business damaged, an innocent customer suffered a laceration when the glass shattered during their destruction.’  

The Stonewall protesters in Greenwich Village on Thursday night. The group gathers every week to march in the city but they often violently clash with cops

The Stonewall protesters in Greenwich Village on Thursday night. The group gathers every week to march in the city but they often violently clash with cops 

Stonewall protesters on Thursday night marched through the city after declaring on Instagram that they were staging a riot

Stonewall protesters on Thursday night marched through the city after declaring on Instagram that they were staging a riot

Dozens gathered in the rain last night for the weekly protest. The NYPD hasn't yet released a description of the suspect but said it was a man

Dozens gathered in the rain last night for the weekly protest. The NYPD hasn’t yet released a description of the suspect but said it was a man 

Before going out on Thursday night, the group declared it was staging a 'Pride riot' on Instagram

Before going out on Thursday night, the group declared it was staging a ‘Pride riot’ on Instagram 

Stonewall protesters clash with cops at Columbus Circle in April this year in a different incident

Stonewall protesters clash with cops at Columbus Circle in April this year in a different incident

The group of Stonewall protesters also clashed with cops at Columbus Circle in April. 

They vandalized the statue and tried to spit on police officers in that standoff. 

Violent crimes across the board are up 30 percent from last year and NYPD unions are begging for change. 

They blame New York  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bail reform and a series of budget cuts for the rise in crime.  

Figures released by Compstat reveal there were 1,754 major crimes across the city last week alone. There were 35 shootings, 39 rapes, 105 other sex crimes, 1,600 incidents of theft, 708 misdemeanor assaults and 14 hate crimes. In almost every single category, crime is up. 

This map shows the crimes reported to the NYPD in a single week at the end of May and where they took place

This map shows the crimes reported to the NYPD in a single week at the end of May and where they took place 

Figures released by Compstat reveal there have been 1,754 major crimes across the city last week alone

Figures released by Compstat reveal there have been 1,754 major crimes across the city last week alone

THEFT - Theft is up by 40 percent this week compared to the same week last year

THEFT – Theft is up by 40 percent this week compared to the same week last year

ASSAULT - Misdemeanor assaults are up by 15 percent. There were 700 last week

ASSAULT – Misdemeanor assaults are up by 15 percent. There were 700 last week 

SEX CRIMES - Sex crimes are up by 120 percent across the city - a terrifying jump

SEX CRIMES – Sex crimes are up by 120 percent across the city – a terrifying jump 

TRANSIT CRIMES - Subway attacks are driving a spike in transit crime, which was up 105% last week

TRANSIT CRIMES – Subway attacks are driving a spike in transit crime, which was up 105% last week

The only categories where there was a decrease were murder and burglary.   

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said last week the city was getting too dangerous and efforts to revive it after COVID-19 will be hampered. 

‘We have a major crime problem in New York City. Everything we just talked about, with the economy coming back, you know what the first step is? People have to feel safe. 

‘We’re building new projects, stimulating new business – what comes before that is public safety, otherwise none of it works. 

‘New Yorkers don’t feel safe and they don’t feel safe because the crime rate is up. 

‘It’s not that they are being neurotic or overly sensitive – they are right.’ 

Carbone hasn't commented on the incident but the NYPD publicly condemned it and shared a photo of the damage on Twitter

Carbone hasn’t commented on the incident but the NYPD publicly condemned it and shared a photo of the damage on Twitter



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