Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Morning News! Shots Fired At Marco Polo Ristorante On Court Street

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This morning, Pardon Me For Asking received an email alerting us to the fact that there was quite a police presence at the corner of Union and Court Streets in front of Marco Polo Ristorante. Apparently, someone had shot through the front door of the Carroll Gardens Italian eatery.

We took the photos above at about 11 am, shortly after receiving the email. Sure enough, there are two very visible bullet holes in the front fa├žade of the restaurant, one in the front door, one in the large glass window facing Court Street. The police had left by then, but Marco Polo's staff was cleaning up inside and was busy taping menus and restaurant reviews over the bullet holes

An employee at Parks Natural across the street told us that police were there when she showed up for work early this morning.

Does anyone know when this incident actually occurred or has any information?

Update:
+++ I heard from two sources that the shooting happened at about 6 am and that more than two shots were fired.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heard 3 bangs this morning around 6am, thought it was a truck (was waiting for Fresh Direct delivery). Shortly afterwards got an alert on the Citizen app. Nuts!!

Katia said...

Thanks for the info. At least, few people were out in harms way at 6 am.

bonnie said...

What's the citizen app?

sean said...

I was leaving body elite around 9am this morning. Two cops came in searching and then when I left two cops were outside the organic grocery. I assume it must be related to this.

Anonymous said...

When I passed Parks Natural this morning there were about 10 upside down paper cups on the sidewalk. Iassumed there was shooting on that side of the street

Katia said...

Yes, there were still three upside down cups with stones on them in front of Body Elite when I was there at 11.
I guess they were placed there to mark further bullets that had been shot.

Anonymous said...

Not sure "Sunday Morning News!" is the appropriate headline for this kind of event.

marco said...

This was a gang related issue total of 15 shots 5 were towards Marco Polo the rest seemed to be shot at a car driving talk to the officers this morning

Anonymous said...

I live a block away and heard 6 shots at 6am. Not used to hearing gunfire so close to home.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Here's the Post's story.
https://nypost.com/2018/02/25/brooklyn-eatery-with-mob-ties-mysteriously-shot-up/

Anonymous said...

So i wasn’t dreaming. I heard 5 shots. And barely remember sirens after. Back in the day I always heard clack clack from Gowanus Houses.
But never any sirens after.

Notyourbusiness said...

Trying to find video. Usually businesses have cameras outside thier stores.

Anonymous said...

You frightened me with this headline, which at first I thought meant “unidentified person shot inside Marco Polo” etc. Next time (though I hope there isn’t a next time) try something like, “Shots Fired At [Wherever], Property Damaged.”

Katia said...

Ok, took the advice and changed the title of the post. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

the post story disputes the gang claim. that sounds very trump-esque to point finger somewhere else and say it had nothing to do with me.

Anonymous said...

Mob related, wiseguy, whatever

Anonymous said...

The only possible conclusion I can draw from the Chiricos running all over the internet pointing the finger at "gang violence" is that it isn't true.

chance bliss said...

instead of assuming that this is about the owner, i wonder, what kind of signal is this really supposed to send to marco polo and was it, in fact, ultimately directed towards marco polo?

if you are simply trying to intimidate or extort a business, then it seems like a rather unwise gesture to shoot at it from across the street. not really effective because there are other ways to cause a nuisance or damage to a business and its reputation or to intimidate its personnel. russian mobsters, for example, are really good at damaging reputations with social media... so, why the bullets and why make such a public display of it?

granted, i know we're not dealing with the brightest and the best but let's not assume that this act was not thoughtfully considered. it wasn't a rash thing for someone to get up before 6 a.m. in order to put bullets into a vendor's facade. you don't don't do it as a spur of the moment thing.

so, who was this very public message really for? other businesses nearby? other people who do business with the people whom the messenger represents? the family and employees at marco polo?

i wish knew more about how organized crime works. always a noob.

Anonymous said...

It's for not paying what you owe. The damage is nothing compared to what CAN actually happen. Not many people in NY will be willing to pick up and leave New York and their families. Therefore, telling cops why they were targeted is out of the question. It's much easier for some people (not me) to mortgage their homes and sell their own mothers to pay off Wiseguys that they borrowed from or owe, even at 30%.