Kitty Genovese

Kitty Genovese

Questions Persist On 50th Anniversary Of Kitty Genovese’s Murder

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of one of New York’s most infamous and most studied crimes.


Kitty Genovese was murdered and raped outside her Kew Gardens, Queens apartment building in 1964. The Mowbray (pictured) is where many of the purported bystanders lived.  (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

50 Years Later, Kitty Genovese Murder Case Still Grips NYC, Nation

Genovese’s random stabbing by Winston Moseley on March 13, 1964 became a sensation when The New York Times reported that “38 respectable, law-abiding citizens” in Queens watched the attack and didn’t call police until it was too late.


Catherine Pelonero discusses her book about the murder of Kitty Genovese. (credit; CBS 2)

Author Discusses Kitty Genovese Murder 50 Years Later

Catherine Pelonero wanted to know more about the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese and its aftermath, but there was very little written about the case.