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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, […]

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Lower East Side Man Arrested for Having Sex with Girlfriend’s Dog

Posted April 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

This one is from the files of “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for having sex with his girlfriend’s dog, a Maltese. The Daily News reports that Jesus Gutierrez, 39, was caught with his pants down thanks to an in-home camera set up by his 43-year-old girlfriend. […]

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Homeless Tent City Pitched on the Bowery

Posted April 6, 2016 at 9:28 am

With the intensification of construction activity beside the Bowery Mission these days, some of the homeless it serves have taken up residence across the street. To walk by the storied Bunker building at 222 Bowery is a lesson in humility. Several individuals spend nights camped on cardboard outside the former Green Depot. The other hangout is […]

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Report: 2 Seniors Violently Robbed in Chinatown on Sunday Night

Posted April 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

Two robberies in Chinatown went down within blocks of each other on Sunday evening. Within less than an hour. The first incident transpired at 9:50pm on Mott Street – between Kenmare and Broome – where a 71-year-old Asian male was mugged. The victim was reportedly punched in the face, then had his wallet and cell phone […]

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Lower Eastside Girls Club Joined Patricia Field to Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Lower Eastside Girls Club went big last week, helping the NASDAQ exchange open the trades on Thursday morning. The local organization rang the bell inside the Times Square stock market alongside famous fashion stylist Patricia Field. The promotion wasn’t relegated to the trading floor, though. The Lower Eastside Girls Club also received top billing on the 43rd Street […]

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Ice Cream Truck Bursts into Flames on Delancey Street [UPDATED]

Last modified April 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

A reader sends us this image of an ice cream truck on Delancey Street near Forsyth that burst into flames (not a Con Edison vehicle as previously reported). The plume of smoke is intense and visible across the neighborhood. No word just yet on what caused the fire or any injuries. More as it develops. […]