New York Crimes Past and Present

In this week’s issue of Time Out New York I bring up one of the city’s most notorious killers, Albert Fish, whose cannibalistic exploits in the 1920s and 30s added a macabre twist to the Meatpacking District’s name.

And with the news that the bicycle belonging to the alleged bomber of Times Square this week (as well as two other sites last October and in 2005) has been found, my thoughts again turn to the past – and to Con Ed’s least favorable employee, George Metesky.