Resident of 49 Ludlow Assaulted; Building Security Questioned

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 at 6:28 am by

At roughly 12:30 am last Wednesday morning, a female resident of 49 Ludlow Street was reportedly abducted while entering her apartment.  Sources close to the situation indicate that a “clean-cut” African American male between 5’8″ and 5’10″ buzzed his way into the building while said tenant was standing outside digging for her keys. Both entered at once, heading to the elevator simultaneously.

The assailant reportedly lingered on the lift just as said resident had gained entry to her apartment.  He chased behind, ambushing her in the doorway, groping as she screamed for help.  Luckily a neighbor heard the commotion and came to the rescue. In response, the perp allegedly tried to talk his way out of it, claiming he “took her out that night,” calling her a bitch, and then fleeing. We are told that police reports were filed and a sketch was made.

To make matters worse, sources say the landlord of 49 Ludlow was notified but has yet to alert the tenants of the occurrence. We also hear that not all door buzzers and cameras on site are functional. This problem has been reported to building management many times, yet fallen on deaf ears. Cases of sexual assault in the neighborhood are seemingly on the rise of late, and a refusal to swap out faulty security equipment is not only irresponsible, but dangerous.

Talk of lawsuits against the landlord are allegedly happening as we speak.

Recent Stories

orchard-hell-building-capped
Breaking: Katz’s Deli Sells Its Air Rights But It’s Not Going Anywhere

First, the great news. The future of Katz’s Deli is safe. Owner Jake Dell assures us that all is well, while simultaneously disclosing that the 126-year-old Jewish deli just sold off its valuable air rights. “I’m not going anywhere … now I can protect [Katz's],” the 27-year-old proprietor says. The timing of this release is […]

strokes-bose
Revisiting The Strokes and the 2000s Lower East Side Music Scene [VIDEO]

Bose has a new integrated marketing campaign called Scene+Heard, basically a survey course in music appreciation. Its first installment spotlights the now-fabled Lower East Side rock scene in the early 2000s, but primarily focuses on the early career of The Strokes. The narrative is presented through the filter of current band the Gradients, which apparently […]

marty-mar-essex
Street Artist Marty Mar’s Subtle Anti-Gentrification Mural on Essex Street

It was a hyperlocal controversy the day street artist Garrett Wasserman decorated the wall outside Clayton Patterson’s residence on Essex Street. Perhaps confusion is what resulted in the erasure of Marty Mar’s mural; apparently Wasserman had been tapped to paint a different section of the masonry. Nevertheless, “Lower East Side Story” resulted and almost immediately […]

los-perros-locos-allen
Los Perros Locos Will Cease Slinging Hot Dogs at 201 Allen Street Tomorrow

For a while there, two hot dog joints battled for supremacy at the head of Allen Street – Links and Los Perros Locos. Both ultimately met the same fate though, with the latter closing tomorrow night. Owner Alex Mitow took to Facebook to convey the departure message to fans. “Running a retail storefront in the […]

east-houston-low-rise
Orchard Street Taqueria Eyes New Location as Development Looms

Get ready, folks. The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is about to become a construction zone for the forseeable future. Seriously, how much more fuckin’ decimation can this spot see? The writing was on the wall well before Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak ceased operations at the end of June. Rumblings of impending […]

  • Ricklerre

    I live in this building on the first floor.  There was a note on the door on Friday night that this attack happened, but the note was gone by Saturday.

    • Paul

      I don’t think that was an official note from the building. Tone was more like a concerned resident.

  • Sunny

    I think you meant “assaulted,” not “abducted.”