It was 40 years ago today that a Brooklyn branch of Chase Manhattan Bank was held up in a botched robbery and hostage situation that gripped the city and would later leave movie audiences on the edge of their seats.
On the two sides of Columbus Avenue at 78th Street are the two sides of the argument. To the west is a deli, a little boutique furniture store, and a few other small shops. To the east, the entire block is a Duane Reade, and a Chase bank.
Over 500 New York City area veterans stood in the cold Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a job fair held by the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA).
The suspect, whose name was not disclosed, was shot in the arm. His wound was not considered life-threatening.
Glass and car parts were scattered across two parking spots during the chase along 35th Street in Astoria, and a tire and bumper ended up by a tree.
The news comes after other major banks, including Chase and Wells Fargo, said last week that they were canceling tests of similar fees.
Police say the suspect in a number robberies and attempted robberies in Manhattan is continuing his poorly-disguised pattern.
Customers have been alerted that hackers got their hands on names and e-mail addresses but not more sensitive information such as Social Security numbers.
Although Chase’s online banking service is back up and running, the company is trying to appease its outraged customers.