Stabbing on Stanton Street Last Night [Updated]

Posted on: May 11th, 2011 at 7:24 am by

Much of the neighborhood was awoken by a low-flying chopper last night at roughly 3:30.  Including yours truly.  That echoing sound just wouldn’t go away, like a pestilent mosquito buzzing in the ear.  The reason – some shit went down right near 196 Stanton Street.

Details are unclear at the moment, but a half-dozen squad cars were on scene, blocking the road between Attorney and Ridge.  Crime scene tape was unrolled in the immediate vicinity.  One cop informed us that someone was stabbed, but wouldn’t elaborate any further.  The presence of air support for more than thirty minutes would lead us to believe the perp escaped on foot.  However, this is just speculation.

UPDATE: According to WPIX, the 50-year-old victim was fatally stabbed in the torso at the Stanton House halfway house at 190 Stanton.

Meanwhile, the crime occurred on the same block where three people were shot last fall in an alleged turf war.

Recent Stories

Early ’00s LES Rock History ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ will be Adapted into Docu-series

You may have seen this… New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series. That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will […]

Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

‘Tang’s Noodle’ Joins the Leon Hotel on Canal Street

Chinatown has another noodle shop to its name. Coming soon to the four-year-old Leon Hotel is Tang’s Noodle. If the signage is to be believed, this is the first stateside restaurant for the import. Build-out of the small ten-table establishment had been underway since summertime. And it’s not to be confused with the new hotpot […]

Construction Resumes at East Broadway Modular Development Site After Collapsed Sidewalk

The modular housing construction on East Broadway reactivated in a big way last week after its second sidelining since summertime. Pile driver and backhoe are stationed onsite. The project parcel at 201 East Broadway has been relatively silent for much of the last six months. Twice in that time, progress was stymied thanks to safety […]

City Council Passes Bill for Increased ‘Urban Renewal’ Transparency

Earlier this week, City Council unanimously voted to pass legislation that would require the City to provide public access to urban renewal plans, which have been changing the real estate landscape of New York City for decades. Intro 1533-A, sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to […]

  • Azra

    shoot! i was woken up last night by a dog barking and when i looked outside i saw at least 4 cops and a cruiser. a couple folks at 196 Stanton were out on their balconies. I couldn’t see anything so i just went back to bed. Thanks for getting to the bottom of this one!

  • Anonymous

    Helicopters were still out there at 8.20 am.

    Damn.