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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 […]

Lower Eastside Girls Club and Patricia Field, Photo: NASDAQ

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 […]



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. […]


Chabad LES Hosting Purim Extravaganza on Delancey Tonight

Last modified March 24, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Tis the season of Purim carnivals, and this year, Chabad Lower East Side is going bigger. It’s the Jewish holiday of Purim. For those observing the holiday, the local Chabad is hosting an “extravaganza” at the perenially vacant 104 Delancey Street. Price of admission is $25/$15 (adults/kids). Patrons can listen to the whole Megillah (Esther, […]


Cops Searching for Mugging Suspects Who Robbed Man in Delancey Street Station

Posted March 9, 2016 at 5:07 am

​Police are searching for a trio of criminals who allegedly robbed a man at the Delancey-Essex Street subway station. The victim, a 27-year-old man, entered the station at around 5:15pm on February 28. One of the suspects opened the emergency door, ostensibly offering a free ride to the straphanger. He declined, and instead passed through […]


LES Cop Shooter Still at Large Nearly 4 Years Later

Posted March 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

To catch a Lower East Side cop shooter… Almost four years on, the 7th Precinct is still canvassing the Seward Park Extension. The case of a cop shooting back in July 2012 is seemingly a cold one. The perp remains at large, which explains the arrival this week of fresh reward posters in the vicinity […]



These Hell Square Buildings Targeted in String of Lobby Package Thefts

Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

With excessive nightlife and a lack of overall supervision comes crime numbers. This is what’s happening in Hell Square. There are a few buildings in this area that are being targeted by burglars, listed below. All are within three blocks of each other. Residents of these buildings collectively claim that parcels are disappearing from the […]


Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey

Posted February 8, 2016 at 9:19 am

It’s time to ring in the Year of the Monkey! The Lunar New Year is here, and with it, plenty of celebration swinging throughout lower Manhattan. This year marks the 17th annual Lunar New Year’s Parade and Firecracker Ceremony for Chinatown. As in years prior, the festivities will commence with the Firecracker Ceremony, today at 11am […]


Branding for Lower East Side Partnership

Bye, BID: It’s Now Called the ‘Lower East Side Partnership’

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

​The Lower East Side BID is going through a total brand and image reboot. Gears are in motion as we speak. Indeed, one need only peep the official website, which has been under construction the past few days. As the site header indicates, the local property owners’ club is to be called – wait for […]


Big Apple Boxes Reopens with New Name at 34 Ludlow Street

Posted January 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Big Apple Boxes lives, albeit with new name and location. You’ll recall that the business vacated 41 Essex Street back in August. Quietly folding. A new smoke-shop-slash-bodega opened in its stead. But Big Apple Box eventually found a new home right around the corner at 34 Ludlow Street. A much bigger location, at that. They […]