"I used to think Sunnyside was a pretty safe neighborhood, but apparently it's unfriendly for owners of late-model Japanese hatchbacks. Witness two auto wheel thefts on the same block within the past 11 months.
An unfortunate brand-spanking-new Honda Fit is minus four wheels this afternoon, thanks to wheel thieves who struck last night while the streetlight overhead was out. The same thing happened to a friend's Toyota Matrix on the same block last winter (though those thieves made off with only 1 of 4 wheels).
Prospective owners of the new luxury condos atop one of Queens Plaza's strip joints might want to consider investing in wheel locks.