Friday, March 25, 2011

Parent Wants To Know If This 'Is Really The Carroll Gardens We All Want To Live In' After Daughter's Stroller Is Stolen

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picture credit: Uppastroller.com


After a one-year-old's expensive Uppa stroller base is stolen at 8 Am in front of the Carroll Gardens family's residence, her parent wants to know if this is really the neighborhood we want to live in.
Further, on the flier above, which was posted at the F train station at Carroll Street yesterday, the parent wonders what's wrong with people. Read on:
Uppa Baby Stroller Base
Stolen!
(on Union Street)

Seriously... There are thousands of kids and families in the neighborhood who need to carry their strollers down their front stoops and then run back inside. Our stroller was stolen at 8 AM in the morning in the process of getting out the door.

What is wrong with people? Is this really the Carroll Gardens neighborhood we all want to live in!? If you accidentally took it, are looking to pawn it, feel guilty and want to return it, please bring it back!!

At the end of the day, you actually stole from a 1 year old little girl who loves to ride around the neighborhood and wave at people. Is this really who you want to be in life?

Bring it back. If you see one for sale on BoCoCa or Craigslist, please let us know. We are a community and need to stick together.

I am a bit confused about why someone would just want to take the base of a stroller, but as much as we think we live in a small, safe community, stuff happens here as well as anywhere else in the city. What do you think the chances are of getting it returned?


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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get over it. This is New York City.
People get ripped off everyday. And from your tone
of disbelief that anyone could do such a thing you
probably haven't lived here very long.

Anonymous said...

Oh please, Anon 8:58. I've lived here for 57 years on the same block. This kind of stuff happened so rarely that you could consider it never happening. In fact, we were even able to leave our doors unlocked during the day, and no stranger would dare to dream of coming inside. I've had several things stolen from my front yard in the recent past(a man's shirtjacket, a padlock...yes, a padlock) that were put NEXT to the DOWNSTAIRS front door while a family member went inside for less than ONE MINUTE to get a bottle of Windex. If you harbor such low expectations for honesty, I do really feel sorry for you because you never knew a time when people could trust each other.

Anonymous said...

If it was just the stroller base, it was probably a scrap collector, one of those dudes you see wandering around putting junk in a shopping cart. Same for your padlock, Anon 9:48AM!

Anonymous said...

Well, the scrap collectors are welcome to avail themselves of anything I put out ON THE SIDEWALK, but not INSIDE the deep front yard BY THE FRONT DOOR. Period.

Concetta said...

The notes left by these newbies really make me laugh. Do they really think that the type of person who would take something that doesn't belong to them feel shame? C'mon now, you all gotta go back to Pennslytucky!

Anonymous said...

Someone who's lived in CG for 57 years is a newbie??

Landlord said...

Was the note written by the person living here for 57 years? What are you talking about?

molly said...

i think it's pretty simple -- it sucks when your stuff gets taken and it's wrong to steal. yes, sometimes we think something was stolen, while the perpetrator really thought it was there for the taking and sometimes it's just stealing. @ anon #1 - NYC has nothing to do with it, despite what all the rough and tumble old movies you watched when you were growing up in schenectady or new hampshire or wherever may have depicted about life in the big city - people get ripped off every day everywhere. Oy, would it kill you to have some empathy for your neighbors, who now have to shell out $100 for a new stroller base?

Katia said...

Molly, I would venture to say that the base is a lot more than that. Some of these strollers cost 600-700 + dollars to buy.

Anonymous said...

C'mon..it's Brooklyn, it's New York City, and your amazed something you left outside was stolen. Carroll Gardens is sooooooooo much safer that it was when I moved here 12 years ago, not to mention the 20 odd years I've been in the City. Things will get stolen if you leave them unattended in a city...Not often, almost never these days, just remember where we live...

Anonymous said...

Using the word "Seriously..." to introduce a rant is irritating.

Also, why was the phone number censored on the picture?

Concetta said...

I know Molly is a newbie.

Anonymous said...

And we know Concetta does not belong in our nabe

Anonymous said...

Oh brother. I've lived here for over 20 years.
Sorry, movies did not influence my comments, LIFE did.
My friend was murdered by a neighbor on Barrow St. Oh, you know, Greenwich Village? The quaint Carroll Gardens clone across the river? Anyway.
Babies grow out if stuff. Why buy a 7000 dollar
stroller? Because the newbies who spend that much a week at Fairway, can. I must admit the poster thinking that someone who needed the scrap metal on an aluminum and plastic stroller would have access or The brains to sell it on Craigslist or take the F train.
On another note, yes times were safer. And as far as MY immediate neighbors? I wouldn't trust them as far as I could spit.

Katia said...

I blacked out the number on the photo, because it's one thing to add it to a poster, but quite another for me to post it on the internet. Except of course, if its a business that welcomes such exposure.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the police ask the guys with multiple strollers and shopping carts where they got them?

My kids scooters were stolen from the entrance of PS58 and their bikes were ripped-offed from the front yard, even though they were chained.

Just because thievery is common doesn't mean we should be complacent or "get over it".

Landlord said...

Anon 9:25pm, why doesn't Concetta belong in the 'nabe'? Is it because Concetta is an Italian name?

RobNYC said...

The writer of that note seems to take a big leap in assuming whoever stole the stroller lives in the neighborhood. Secondly, this is far from the worst thing to happen in CG in the last couple of years. That radio DJ was murdered in his apartment a year or so ago and that was right here in Carroll Gardens. Also, one year ago this month there was that gay bashing incident that happened on Luqour st. Two people were also mugged in the Carroll St stop in the last year both during the morning rush hour commute.

Check the crime blotter, theft isn't uncommon in our neighborhood as some people think.

EC said...

They didn't steal from the little girl. They stole from the parents that were crazy enough to spend that much on a stroller, and then stupid enough to leave it unattended. I don't even leave my laundry unattended in the laundromat, much less an overpriced child-schlepper.

Anonymous said...

I stole it

natty said...

RobNyC the "neighborhood dj" that was murdered in CG was inviting underage kids he met on craigslist to his home .. and lets just say not to eat cookies. Crime happens everyday its life and carroll gardens is no exception. So a newbies stroller got stolen, yes if you leave something valuable outside it just might get taken, you wouldnt leave your baby outside by themselves would you? come on people! stop worrying about all your organic greens and keep an eye on your belongings your not in kansas anymore!!!