Crime

Man Killed by F Train at East Broadway Station Yesterday Afternoon

Posted July 12, 2017 at 5:11 am

A man in his 20s was killed by a southbound F train at East Broadway station, according to several published reports. The man is thought to have “fallen” onto the tracks before the subway train hit and killed him shortly after 3pm. Emergency personnel pronounced the straphanger dead on arrival, FDNY officials said. This is the second […]

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Ludlow Street on Lockdown with Armed Suspect Holed up at Redford Hotel [Updated]

Last modified July 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

Ludlow Street in Hell Square is crawling with cops right now. And from what we’ve been told, a detachment has been here for the last few hours. But now the crime scene is established. From what we’re hearing, a worker at the El Luchador was held up and robbed at gunpoint. The suspect allegedly fled […]

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Suspect Charged in Connection with Molesting 8-Year-Old Girl on Essex Street

Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

The man suspected of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension last month is now in custody. On June 3, at around 7:40pm, the suspect approached the girl who was in the courtyard of 64 Essex Street. The man started flirting, then proceeded to grab the girl’s crotch “over her clothes” […]

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Seward Park Extension Cop Shooter Still at Large 5 Years Later

Last modified July 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm

It was exactly five years ago that two cops sustained gunfire during a drug bust in the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. The shooter is still wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, and remains at large; there is a $32,000 bounty on his head. On July 5, 2012, officers Brian Groves and Eric Corniel chased a […]

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Streets

Robbers Steal $850 from Koneko Cat Cafe on Clinton Street

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:12 am

Koneko cat cafe on Clinton Street fell victim to a robbery Monday evening, just as workers were closing up for the day, police said. The bandits entered the premises at roughly 9:30pm. One of the men allegedly thrust his hand into a bag holding what appeared to be a gun, according to a dispatch in the Daily […]

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Local Band Responds to Arrest and Taser Incident at Orchard Street Block Party

Last modified June 23, 2017 at 8:35 am

By now you’ve probably seen the footage of cops arresting two musicians during a performance on Orchard Street Thursday evening. It was an event organized by The Cast as part of the “Make Music New York” program. During one of the evening sets, patrolling police from the 7th Precinct stopped by – apparently there was […]

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Block Party at The Cast on Orchard Street Broken up with Aggressive Arrest [VIDEO]

Last modified June 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

An afternoon of music on Orchard Street was interrupted yesterday evening with two aggressive arrests. Rock-n-roll leather shop, The Cast, hosted its annual street party for “Make Music New York” that included performances by eight bands on Orchard Street, between Grand and Broome. The event began at noon, but by dusk, it was broken up, albeit temporarily, by police […]

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Pedophile Still on the Loose After Molesting 8-Year-Old Girl on Essex Street

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:05 am

This creepy pedophile is still on the loose. Cops continue to pursue a man wanted in connection with the molestation of an 8-year-old girl on Essex Street last Saturday afternoon. On June 3, at around 7:40pm, the suspect approached the girl who was in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension at 64 Essex Street. […]

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Slumlord Steve Croman is Headed to Rikers, Must Pay $5M Settlement

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:18 am

Steve Croman, a prolific New York City landlord (140 buildings) known for harassing his tenants and destroying quality of life, plead guilty yesterday to charges of fraudulently refinancing loans and comitting tax fraud. Under the terms of his plea, Croman will serve one year on Rikers Island and is forced to pay a $5 million […]

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Nightlife Saturation in Hell Square is Toxic to Quality of Life and Spurs Crime, New Study Finds

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

The LES Dwellers Block Association yesterday released a new study on Hell Square nightlife and its deleterious effects on the local populace. At the behest of the activists, graduate students at the Hunter College urban development workshop (URBG790) investigated the crime and safety situation as it relates to liquor over-saturation. The study reveals much of […]

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