The Recent Lower East Side Crime Wave

Posted on: June 30th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

A localized crime wave has seemingly accompanied the arrival of warmer weather here on the Lower East Side.  Indeed, the last few months have been replete with violence and nightlife busts, keeping the Seventh Precinct fairly busy.  Whether or not the storied “bad old days” have returned, the atmosphere in the neighborhood of late seems on the edge.

Herewith, a listicle chronicling some criminal activity which transpired within the last three months.  June is especially heavy on the drama:

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  • Joey

    Is attempted suicide a crime? To be fair, jumping off a 3 story building is a pretty sure way NOT to kill yourself, but to become a burden on society, so we should prolly outlaw that.

  • if you look at it, reckless endangerment for putting first responders and people who might have been walking on the street b4 all the cops got there at risk, most roof tops are off limits so trespassing, just saying, as for the other crimes, those types of homicide are isolated incidents, not much room to work at combating them, the cops have done a great job as far as what they can actually police

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • C.E. V

    With the drunks comes the crime.  That suicidal was probably upset she couldn’t afford her $3,000 rent AND Stella McCartney’s new pumps. Please.

  • Pyfpromo

    I have to say that I read this article because, even though I live in Brooklyn, I frequent the Lower East Side to go swimming, nightlife, dining and shopping.  One thing I am disappointed about is the mention of album release party of Smif & Wesson.  Firstly, the group has NEVER incited violence at ANY other their performances.  In fact Steele, one of the two members of the group has a strong reputation for community activism dealing with social and family issues.  He has had programs on public access and currently has a roundtable discussion panel that he leads on the web for this purpose.  The police involved in the incident you’ve mentioned are actually currently under an internal investigation for brutality and improper behavior.  I hope in the future that you will do more investigating before making such a reckless and untrue statement. 

  • Pyfpromo

    I have to say that I read this article because, even though I live in Brooklyn, I frequent the Lower East Side to go swimming, nightlife, dining and shopping.  One thing I am disappointed about is the mention of album release party of Smif & Wesson.  Firstly, the group has NEVER incited violence at ANY other their performances.  In fact Steele, one of the two members of the group has a strong reputation for community activism dealing with social and family issues.  He has had programs on public access and currently has a roundtable discussion panel that he leads on the web for this purpose.  The police involved in the incident you’ve mentioned are actually currently under an internal investigation for brutality and improper behavior.  I hope in the future that you will do more investigating before making such a reckless and untrue statement.