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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, […]



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, […]


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 […]


Lea’s Dress Shop is Closing After 44 Years on Orchard Street

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:07 am

More carnage to report today on Orchard Street where the Bargain District bloodbath worsens. One remnant vendor, operational since the 1970s, is calling it quits. Lea’s Dress Shop, founded at 125 Orchard in around 1970, is about to close its doors. A sad sign straddles the window announcing the imminent closure, and how “everything must be […]

The 7th Precinct

The 7th Precinct Now Has a Dedicated Twitter Account

Posted November 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

For those of you interested in following the minutia of the 7th Precinct (or bashing them), today is your lucky day. The NYPD just sanctioned a new Twitter handle for our neighborhood cops. Profile picture of the new account is of the recently-appointed CO, Joseph Simonetti. Greetings from the #LES #LowerEastSide Looking forward to connecting! […]


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Collision Dislodges Cemusa Newsstand on Delancey

Posted November 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

Vision Zero. More like zero vision. Not too long ago, a vehicle collided with the Cemusa newsstand at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The glass box was almost cleanly dislodged from its sidewalk perch. Cops cordoned the perimeter with the requisite crime scene tape. Delancey is one of the main thoroughfares targeted […]

LES is More 2014

‘LES is More’ Spins Tales of the Lower East Side’s Past

Last modified November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

It certainly feels like the Lower East Side is slipping through the proverbial fingers and into the pockets of the more affluent, despite best efforts. Over the past few years, grassroots organizations have sprung up to combat greedy slumlords, battle nightlife juggernauts, and to save the precious few landmarks that tie the glitzy future to an […]