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33-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Yesterday Outside the Lillian Wald Houses in Alphabet City

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:13 am

The flurry of helicopter activity in the skies above Alphabet City last night was attributed to a shooting outside the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D. An unidentified 33-year-old man was shot in broad daylight – approximately 4:30pm – and was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The NYPD hasn’t released […]

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Here’s How to Celebrate the Year of the Ram Around Chinatown

Posted February 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

Happy Lunar New Year’s Eve! This year marks Chinatown’s 16th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony, and the celebratory activities begin this week. Time to ring in the Year of the Ram. Firecrackers will set off the festivities with a bang tomorrow (February 19) at Sara D. Roosevelt Park at 11am. The parade will march […]

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Chatham Square NYPL Announces Event About ‘Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel and Ellis Islands’

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Chatham Square branch of the New York Public Library will host a new immigrant-themed event next month. It’s called “Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel and Ellis Islands.” Led by author Judy Yung, the lecture and presentation will shed light on the so-called Chinese Exclusion Act that prohibited Chinese laborers from entering […]

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Protect Yourself from Old Man Winter

Posted February 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

When you were a kid, what was better than a snow storm? You didn’t have to go to school, and you spent the day building snow forts, sledding, or, if it was snowing too hard, just sipping hot chocolate in front of the TV. As fun as snow storms can be for kids, adults have […]

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Police Seek Masked Man Who Slashed Woman’s Face on Jefferson Street

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:12 am

Police are seeking a man accused of slashing a woman’s face inside her apartment building near the corner of Jefferson and Madison Streets. Details on the crime are somewhat scant, but apparently the masked villain approached the victim and “cut her on the right side of her face with an unknown sharp object.” The incident […]

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50 Cent is Hosting Event at Finale/The General, But is it Legal?

Posted February 13, 2015 at 10:18 am

Forever fetching horrible headlines at 199 Bowery, EMM Group is at it again. The Lower Eastpacking club complex is hosting an “All Star Weekend” sponsored by Effen Vodka, which features a cameo by 50 Cent himself for tonight – the Friday the 13th kickoff. 50 Cent will allegedly be in da club at Finale. Yet residents living […]

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Woman Violently Mugged at Essex and Hester, Search on for Suspect [VIDEO]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:17 am

The search is on for a male suspect wanted in a violent mugging of a 32-year-old woman near the intersection of Essex and Hester Streets. Police released surveillance footage yesterday evening showing the incident unfold at roughly 4:18 am on Saturday, January 24. The tape shows the victim struggling to ward off the attacker, who […]

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Bowery Mission Changes Leadership, Creates New Fundraising Entity

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some big news coming out of the Bowery Mission. Yesterday afternoon, the Lower East Side institution, serving the homeless and hungry for over 135 years, announced a changing of the guard, as well as an addition of a new fundraising entity. Current president Ed Morgan will be sliding over to head the new Bowery Mission Foundation, […]

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Disgraced Sheldon Silver to be Replaced as Assembly Speaker on Monday

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Disgraced Assembly Speaker (and Grand Street stalwart) Sheldon Silver, currently facing criminal charges for accepting millions in bribes and kickbacks, is on the hot seat yet refuses to resign his political post. Nevertheless, according to the New York Times, Rochester-area assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle will take the reins as […]

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M15 Bus Service Rerouted Thanks to Neverending Roadwork on East Houston

Posted January 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

The neverending clusterfuck of construction on East Houston apparently requires an army of machinery. At last count the embattled traffic artery now boasts eight backhoes and related equipment, positioned between Forsyth and Allen. In addition, a double wide shoulder was created outside the Sunshine Cinema. Such roadwork is wreaking havoc on traffic patterns with no end in […]