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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 […]

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You Can Donate Blood at the 7th Precinct Today

Posted January 22, 2015 at 10:05 am

Now is your chance to drain some of that red stuff coursing through those veins for a good cause. The 7th Precinct is hosting a blood drive today from noon to 6pm. Appointment are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome, too. Full details are outlined in the flyer above.

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Burglar Pulls Off $5K Heist at Fine Fare by Entering Through Rooftop AC Duct

Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:13 am

The 7th Precinct is looking for a burglar who stole approximately $5,000 in cash from the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton Street. According to cops, the perp being sought gained access to the supermarket through an air conditioning duct on the roof, and stole the money from a locked second floor office. The suspect was wearing […]

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Cold-Hearted Thief Steals Main Squeeze Monies Raised to Help Pay for Owner’s Funeral

Posted January 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Talk about a below-the-belt jab… The recently-departed Main Squeeze was robbed this past weekend while holding a fire sale to raise funds for the late owner’s funeral. Yes, you read the correctly. As reported last week, 59-year-old proprietor Walter Kuehr passed away a couple weeks ago after a long battle with lymphoma. The awesome little accordion shop subsequently closed, […]

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Dear Delancey: That Swastika Tag is Not Welcome Here

Posted January 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

An open letter from a reader… Dear Lower East Side: With Anti-Semitism on the rise internationally, and a staggering 39% rise in anti-Semitic crimes in New York City this past year, the swastika and accompanying graffiti on 101 Delancey Street is a shocking, though not entirely surprising revelation. At present, the vacant commercial space (formerly […]

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MulchFest is Back, So Start Hauling Out Those Christmas Trees

Posted January 5, 2015 at 10:02 am

Nothing is a bigger pain in the ass than figuring out how to get rid of your deader-than-dead Fraser Fir after the holidays. But as a result of last year’s MulchFest success, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the NYC Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC are giving New Yorkers an easy out again this year for disposing of their Christmas trees – […]

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Report: Man Shot to Death While Delivering Christmas Presents to His Children in the Smith Houses

Posted December 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

Yesterday evening at about 7:10pm, a man was shot to death outside the homeless shelter at 78 Catherine Street. The victim – 31-year-old Rashawn Nicholson – was apparently on his way to deliver Christmas gifts to his four children in the nearby Smith Houses. The unknown assailant reportedly shot Nicholson in the back of the head, […]

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Why there Were Ponies on Orchard Street Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted November 24, 2014 at 10:23 am

If you happened upon the southern intersection of Orchard and Delancey Streets yesterday, you may have noticed a pair of ponies hanging out near the Tenement Museum visitors center. These mini horses were not props for a film shoot of The Knick (or other period piece) nor were they the newest NYPD equestrian patrol unit […]