There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes, and in New York City, death is probably the only thing more certain than taxes. Despite this notorious record of violence, it seems the Grim Reaper has taken a short vacation as the city reported nearly 36 hours of an absence of both death and violence – an accidental, evidently non-lethal self shooting notwithstanding.
New York City was damn-near Utopian earlier this week when not one report of a shooting, stabbing, or slashing was recorded in any of the five boroughs for just over 36 hours.
From 10:25 PM on Sunday until 11:20 AM on Tuesday when a 27-year-old was shot in Brooklyn, NYC was completely free of the most serious violent crimes.
"Nice way to start the week," NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told the New York Daily News, adding that he couldn't remember when such an event last occurred.
None of the other officials reached for comment by the Daily News could remember either.