Subway Pushing Incident at East Broadway Station Result of Fist Fight

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 at 6:09 am by

east-broadway-station

As the city was in transit to whatever Oscars parties beckoned, an incident transpired at the East Broadway subway station that failed to garner any attention outside the neighborhood. Tweets and tips at around 6pm on Sunday evening led us to a story about a teen who was allegedly pushed to the tracks, but little else was known about what happened. Those aboard the trains assumed the worst after seeing the victim splayed on the platform.

But this morning we now have a more conclusive picture of what happened – fist fight on the platform. Basically, there was a collision between two youths (“yoots”?), one of whom became mad when the other didn’t say “excuse me.” We’re told this lack of manners escalated into a fist fight, whereupon the victim lost balance and plunged to the tracks. He sustained minor injuries to his leg and back of his head, and was NOT hit by an oncoming F train. A Good Sam helped him off the tracks.

The fisticuffs is yet another example of how this station is harbinger of criminal activity. It’s a deep tube with no station attendant or police, and little in the way of surveillance system.

Police are reportedly still looking for the perp.

Recent Stories

hernandez-houses
Hernandez Houses Hosting Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive Tomorrow Night

For one day only, 89 Allen Street will be the Hernandez “Fun” Houses. The NYCHA property joined forces with the LES Dwellers and numerous local businesses to provide Halloween activities for local youth. Tomorrow evening is the first annual Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive, to be held in the Resident Association room. The “Haunted […]

Hooters keeps the smut alive on 33rd St.
Meanwhile, Hooters Will Open at the Former Peep World Space Next Month

Two years ago this past March, midtown lost one of the last vestiges of its seedy past – the porn shop and nudie booth near Penn Station called Peep World. However, selling sex will remain a central component of the newcomer at 155 West 33rd Street, albeit in a manner more socially acceptable. Original Hooters […]

galli-open-1
Galli Restaurant is Now Open for Service at 98 Rivington Street

The second location of Galli Restaurant officially opened in Hell Square Tuesday evening after a weekend of trials. 98 Rivington Street had spent the better part of a year under the knife, ever since ‘inoteca ended its decade-plus run at the address last February. Decor seemingly skews swank, and carries a less homey feel than its […]

pedestrian-struck-elizabeth
NYPD Seeks Witnesses of Pedestrian Death Last Month in the Intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth

Authorities have not forgotten about the rental van driver who plowed through the north crosswalk at Elizabeth and Kenmare last month, killing an 82-year-old Chinese woman. Even though an arrest was not made after the September 25 incident, the investigation remains ongoing. A consortium of councilmembers also called for charges against the driver responsible for […]

seward-park
Seward Park Conservancy Forms with the Goal of Ending the Neglect

It was the first permanent, municipally-built playground in the United States, yet Seward Park receives little love outside the history books. What began a project by the Outdoor Recreation League (Lillian Wald and Charles Stover) to get kids off the streets was eventually snatched up by the City of New York. Rarely is this past […]