Even though I don't live there anymore, this is still scary. I passed by Kellogg's Diner EVERYDAY and usually more than once, as the L Train station is right underneath it!
From Gothamist, December 18, 2006:
Off-Duty Cop Stabbed at Kellogg's Diner in Williamburg
Eep! An off-duty police officer was stabbed in the chest by another person at Kellogg's Diner in Williamsburg around 4:30AM yesterday with a folding knife. And what started this confrontation? According to the NY Times, when "one person bumped into someone from the other party on his way to the bathroom." Kellogg's Diner manager Theodora Fiotos told the Times, "Basically, they exchanged some words. They were yelling and screaming and pushing each other."
The only person stabbed was the 26 year old rookie police officer Andy Urena who is assigned to the Brooklyn courts. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was in stable condition. The police say Urena was not intoxicated.
Witnesses helped the police locate the stabber, 21 year old Luis DeJesus, at his Knickerbocker Avenue home by yesterday afternoon. DeJesus was arrested and charged with assault.
Kellogg's, known to anyone getting out of the Lorimer L or Metropolitan Avenue G stops, is a 24-hour restaurant, an oasis when you need something in your stomach after a night out. Free Williamsburg on Kellogg's: "Sub par diner fare, but open all night! Great for those late night munchies, especially since everything else closes too damn early in Brooklyn."
Photograph from the Bridge and Tunnel Club; it's merely coincidental there's a police van in the front
Posted by Jen Chung in Crime