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‘Swipe Swindlers’ Continue to Plague Commuters at East Broadway Station

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

The so-called swipe swindlers continue to plague the East Broadway subway station. It’s a racket that’s been ongoing for years, and probably isn’t exclusive to the Lower East Side. It goes like this… You walk downstairs to the Metrocard machine to purchase a fare, but are greeted with an “out of order” message. A group […]

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Man Attacked with Hammer After Asking for a Seat on the J Train

Posted April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

On a northbound J train Friday night, a group of straphangers went nuts on two fellow passengers, men aged 53 and 29, when one asked if they could move over to sit down. Police said that one of the suspects became enraged and started arguing with the older victim just before he and his posse […]

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Bloody Brunch at Libation Yesterday Leaves Man with Gash Across the Face

Posted April 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

It’s not just nights; Hell Square is also dangerous dayside. Brunch turned violent on Ludlow Street Saturday afternoon during a bloody altercation inside Libation that left one man with a gash below the ear, police said. According to neighbors, and corroborated by the 7th Precinct, a fight began inside Libation at around 4pm, and eventually spilled onto […]

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Report: 28-Year-Old Man Found Dead in East Broadway Subway Station

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:17 am

Sunday morning, a 28-year-old man was found dead inside the East Broadway subway station. Police, responding to the 911 call, arrived at 8:26am and found the deceased unconscious, and sitting on the ground. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, but cause of death was not yet determined, police said. The 7th Precinct continues […]

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Homeless Man with Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested for Lower East Side Rape Attempt

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The creep behind the attempted rape on the Lower East Side earlier this month has been arrested, police said. The alleged perpetrator is 41-year-old Robert Adames, a homeless man with a lengthy rap sheet. He is accused of following a woman to her home at 139 Norfolk Street just past midnight on midnight March 3, […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Brutal Orchard Street Beatdown

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

One of the suspects involved in the vicious beating of a 24-year-old man on Orchard Street last week (March 10) was arrested by the 7th Precinct last night. Detectives arrested Nawang Choying, and charged him with felony gang assault, police said. The second perp involved in the fight is still at large, but was identified […]

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Alleged Neo-Nazi Behind Clockwork Attack Posts Bail, Released from Rikers Island Last Week

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The alleged Neo-Nazi behind last month’s attack on twin brothers outside Clockwork Bar posted bail last week, and was released from Rikers Island. On February 11, a group of guys associated with the white supremacist gang, 211 Crew, were at Clockwork for an afterparty deejayed by lead singer of the right-wing “oi” band Lonewolf. They […]

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Cops Seek 2 Suspects who Chased, then Viciously Beat up Man on Orchard Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Apparently, the wave of violence on the Lower East Side has yet to break. The latest is the 24-year-old man who was viciously beaten in Hell Square early Friday morning. At approximately 3am, two assailants reportedly chased the William Franco north on Orchard Street, and caught up to him between Stanton and Rivington. The duo […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection with Wave of LES Muggings Against Chinese Women

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The man who targeted Chinese women in a string of muggings was arrested on March 4, police said. 43-year-old Gilbert Mack remains in custody after an initial court appearance, during which bond was pegged at $50,000. He was brought in on burglary and assault charges in connection with four such incidents around the Lower East Side. […]

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Aspiring LES Rapper Who Shoved Reporter During Live Broadcast is Arrested

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Keyjonta Foster, the aspiring local rapper who shoved ABC-7 reporter CeFaan Kim during a live broadcast Friday night, has been arrested. The perp turned himself in. The 23-year-old sought publicity for his sophomoric music by wearing a hockey mask and interrupting a report on the attempted rape that happened on Norfolk Street. The situation spiraled, […]

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