90-Cent Debt Row Leads to Stabbing
An argument over a 90-cent gambling debt and drunken brawl in “Hoover Village,” a down-and-outers camp near Newtown Creek, Maspeth, sent one man to the hospital with serious stab wounds and another to the police lineup on a felonious assault charge today. Steve Pigkowski, 46, whose only home is one of the two dozen wooden shanties in the “Village”, the creditor in the controversy, is in Wyckoff Heights Hospital, where his condition was said to be serious. The “debtor,” John Giba, 40, also “addressless,'' was in the police lineup today, where it was found he had a previous record of three arrests. –Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 9, 1934 

Last evening E. Wade, a dry goods dealer at No. 471 Grand Street, received a $5 note on the Tamaqua National Bank of Pennsylvania in payment for goods sold to two young women. Later he discovered the note to be a counterfeit, and notified the police of the Sixth Precinct. An hour afterward the young girls, who are residents at Maspeth, L. I. and named Henrietta and Anna Bartman, were arrested by Detective Holland, while making small purchases. The girls say that their father, a blacksmith, yesterday received the note from a customer. All they had about them were the articles bought and less than a dollar in change, and it is supposed that these girls from the country were not conversant with the real character of the note. Today they were taken before a U. S. Commissioner. United States Commissioner Winslow held them to bail in $1,000 to appear for examination on the 19th instant.–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October18, 1877 

Men Carrying Fowl Away Caught at Middle Village.
Emil Brynian of Malden Avenue and Jacob Nagle of Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, aged respectively 51 and 61 years, were arrested about 3:10 this morning by Patrolman Green of the Glendale precinct, at Metropolitan and Mount Olivet Avenues, Middle Village, each carrying a bag filled with chickens, the possession of which they could not explain to the satisfaction of the policeman. Nine of the birds were dead and six were alive.  It was learned later that the fowl had been taken from the rear of St. Margaret's German Roman Catholic Church, Middle Village.–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 17, 1909 

In attempting to rescue George Duncan, 42years old, a plumber, of Ward St., Middle Village, from drowning in a cesspool, in the yard of 4422 Hinman St., William Avroch, 28 years old, of the Hinman street address, also fell into the pit. He died in the Wyckoff Heights Hospital last evening. Duncan met death by suffocation and water entering his lungs, according to Dr. Levine of St. John's Hospital, who also treated Avroch and removed him to the Wyckoff Heights Hospital, where the combined aid of the surgeons there failed to restore him to consciousness. Duncan had agreed to do some repairs to the cesspool for Avroch, but because of a rush of business was compelled to leave the job carry over until Sunday.–Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 8, 1919