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OTB ghost signage on Delancey St., April 2010

LES-Based ‘Off Track Betty’ Premieres at Brooklyn Film Festival Next Month

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:16 am

Off Track Betty, the low-budget short shot exclusively on 16mm film, will see its world debut next month. It’s slated to appear twice during the Brooklyn Film Festival, on June 5 and June 10. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a twenty-minute narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no […]

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Friends of Corlears Hook Park Hosting ‘Family Fun Day’ This Afternoon

Posted May 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

Later today, Friends of Corlears Hook Park has organized a “Family Fun Day” in their namesake park. The nonprofit volunteer group has extended an open invite to the neighborhood to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an array of entertainment, activities and information, provided by various partner organizations. It’s shaping up to be a jam-packed two hours […]

Bloody sidewalk after early morning stabbing on May 4, Photo: MC

Man Stabbed in Fight Outside The Delancey Late Last Night

Last modified May 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

More violence on the Lower East Side last night, this time at the corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The concentric pools of blood you may have seen outside the former Kapowski’s at 168 Delancey and the taped-off crime scene tape is evidence enough. Here’s what happened. Apparently there was a fight late last night inside […]

Sheldon Silver with the New York Rangers, December 2010

Sheldon Silver, Disgraced Ex-Assembly Speaker, Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

For Sheldon Silver, decades of corruption nets only a twelve year sentence in the slammer. The sentencing came down yesterday afternoon. The 72-year-old Silver had been convicted back in November for honest services fraud, money laundering, and extortion. The verdict – netted after a five-week trial – ultimately resulted in the loss of his Assembly […]

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Stolen Property from LES Restaurant Burglaries Last Week Revealed; Suspects Still Sought

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last week, we were first to report that a number of restaurants on Broome Street were burglarized in an early-morning heist. Turns out the same suspects were behind more than just the handful of businesses near the corner of Ludlow Street. A total of six establishments in Chinatown/Lower East Side were hit in April, but […]

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NYPD Releases Video of Suspect Sought for Attempted Rape on Stanton Street

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:19 am

Police are in pursuit of a suspect wanted for attempted rape in a Stanton Street apartment building. The man seen in the surveillance footage below reportedly followed a 24-year-old victim into her building Saturday afternoon – about 3:30pm – near the corner of Pitt Street. According to the police report, the woman entered the elevator to […]

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Crane Crashed Through 6th-Floor Window of 133 Essex Street Last Night

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

Yesterday evening, during the rush at 6:30pm, an active, albeit unstable, crane/cherry picker crashed into the sixth floor window of 133 Essex Street. It was deployed ten days ago for exterior work on the mid-block condo building. An eyewitness on the scene – one of the residents, in fact – reported that the crane had been leaning […]

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Jenifer Rajkumar to Announce Campaign to Knock Alice Cancel from 65th Assembly Seat

Last modified April 25, 2016 at 9:39 am

With the special election for the 65th Assembly District finished, candidates are gearing up to unseat the new incumbent in the September primary. Disgraced former speaker Sheldon Silver had groomed Alice Cancel as his replacement, and she handily won last Tuesday, despite an apparent lack of campaigning. However, she can’t rest on her laurels nor […]

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Alice Cancel, Sheldon Silver’s Chosen One, Voted Successor to His Assembly Seat

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

So it seems that disgraced assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s influence and grip on local politics is intact. Alice Cancel, his puppet pick as replacement in the New York State Assembly, scored victory last night in the special election for the 65th Assembly district. It was a close race. Cancel edged opponent Yuh-Line Niou 41.3 percent to 35 percent […]

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5 Years Later, ‘East Villager’ Newspaper Becomes ‘The Villager Express’

Posted April 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

Another makeover is in the works for NYC Community Media and its stable of local newspapers. Introduced five-and-a-half years ago as an offshoot of The Villager, the East Villager is a bimonthly version of the community paper that publishes stories pertaining to its namesake neighborhood. But it’s now going through a change in identity. Henceforth, […]