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Santa Claus is Coming to the Essex Street Market Tomorrow

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

Here’s one Santa who won’t be puking all over the Lower East Side. That’s right: jolly old St. Nick is coming to the Lower East Side this weekend. It’s all part of Essex Street Market’s annual yuletide cheer, which includes making your own ornament, trimming the Market Christmas tree, and hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone, despite […]

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Seasonal Holiday Lighting Returns to Orchard Street this Week

Posted November 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

With Thanksgiving done, out come the season’s greetings. Like clockwork. The holiday lights were strung above the roadway along the length of Orchard Street Monday evening. As in years past, the decorative snowflake orbs are now suspended above each intersection between East Houston and Hester. This is the heart of the designated area under the jurisdiction of […]

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Flood Lights on Avenue C These Days Akin to Supermax Prison, Locals Argue

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:15 am

Alphabet City public housing along the FDR is lined with NYPD mobile flood lights. Just walk on by or travel southbound on the Drive and you’ll easily see the daylight-at-night conditions. It’s easily visible from blocks around. But what of the folks living in and around this area? One fed-up neighbor wrote to us about […]

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Accomplice Who Stuffed Sickly Pit Bull into Suitcase Caught at ‘Saluggi’s East’ on Grand Street this Weekend

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

The suspected accomplice to an animal cruelty crime in which an emaciated pit bull was stuffed into a suitcase and left for dead on the Lower East Side has been caught. Cops reportedly collared Bryan Lepe on Friday after he was spotted entering Saluggi’s East on Grand Street. Apparently the 7th Precinct gave the newcomer Seward […]

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Feast on Thanksgiving Dinner Menus from These Historic NYC Hotels

Last modified November 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Hello Turkey Lovers! Check out these Thanksgiving menus (below) borrowed from the Rare Books Collection of the New York Public Library. Elegant and mouth-watering. We have a friend who recently became a Rare Books librarian in the most spectacular library in New York City. She provided us with an exclusive look, which we now share […]

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Police Identify Ex-Con as Ridge Street Shooter Who Injured 4 People Early Sunday Morning

Posted November 1, 2016 at 5:15 am

The man who shot three people early Sunday morning on Ridge Street in a possible drug-related altercation has been identified by the 7th Precinct. Miguel Maldonado, an ex-convict on parole, is wanted in connection with the shooting, which happened just outside 135 Ridge. Maldonado and his cousin got in an argument with the victims at […]

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Three People Shot in Drug Related Incident on Ridge Street this Morning [Updated]

Last modified October 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm

There are reports coming out of a multiple shooting on the Lower East Side earlier this morning. Several readers passed along word (and images) showing that Ridge Street is currently roped off between Rivington and Stanton. It’s an active crime scene. Apparently three people were shot in a possible drug related altercation, with cops calling […]

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Cops Hunt Guy Who Stuffed Sick Pit Bull into Suitcase and Left it for Dead

Posted October 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

The sicko who stuffed a dog into a suitcase and left it for dead has been identified. Cops are looking for Bryan Lepe, wanted for animal cruelty charges. Last Wednesday, Lepe allegedly packed an emaciated pit bull inside a suitcase, left 645 Water Street, and dumped the luggage on Gouverneur Slip East behind the Vladeck […]

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Pols Protested Bigoted O’Reilly Factor Segment Outside Fox News HQ Yesterday

Posted October 7, 2016 at 5:15 am

Fox News pissed off a lot of people this past Tuesday when the O’Reilly Factor ran a segment about the Chinese vote. Bill O’Reilly sent his ass-clown reporter, Jesse Watters (i.e. Watters’ World), to Chinatown for what became a wildly bigoted piece that mocked local Chinese. Watter subsequently apologized for his reporting in a series […]

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Forget Porn, You Can Now Register to Vote via LinkNYC Kiosks

Posted October 7, 2016 at 5:11 am

Those LinkNYC kiosks will be performing a rather different public service in the coming weeks. And we’re not talking about porn accessibility. Seriously, what did the city expect when it put free internet browsing on the streets of New York City? Anyway, now that browser support is disabled, the LinkNYC folks want you to know […]

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