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Police After Suspect Wanted for Cherry Street Sexual Assault

Posted June 21, 2013 at 6:18 am

The 7th Precinct is after a suspect wanted for sexual assault on the Lower East Side. Early last Sunday morning (3:05 am), the perp allegedly followed a 23-year-old female into the elevators at 300 Cherry Street (at Clinton) where he attempted to assault her. The woman fought back and foiled the attack, scaring the dude […]

[Photo: Cnet]

AT&T Unveils 25 Solar-Powered Charging Stations Around NYC

Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hurricane Sandy taught downtowners, among other things, how to hustle for a charge to keep cell phones connected to the outside.

Car Jumps Curb and Slams Into East Village Farm, Injuring 8 [Updated]

Last modified June 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Earlier this morning (7:30), a southbound car on Second Avenue struck the East Village Farm bodega at Fourth Street. According to NBC, a two-car collision resulted in one of the vehicles jumping the sidewalk and careening into the establishment. The reason for those choppers you’ve been hearing overhead for the last 45 minutes. Reports say […]



DOT Extends Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Posted June 19, 2013 at 6:07 am

Yesterday a crew of contractors coned off the southwest corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets for some infrastructural updates.


Essex Hell Hole Makes Room for Village Voice

Posted June 17, 2013 at 11:29 am

The Essex Hell Hole in the intersection of Stanton is starting to put all the other sinkholes of recent memory to shame.


CB3 Committee Asks City to Address Traffic Bottleneck at Clinton and Grand

Posted June 14, 2013 at 6:20 am

After Dashane Santana fell victim to the dangers of Delancey last summer, the entire traffic pattern near the Williamsburg Bridge changed.

Large Sinkhole Opens Up on Essex Street

Posted June 10, 2013 at 6:30 am

Here now, one of the first notable casualties of Tropical Storm Andrea that blew through on Friday. This massive sinkhole opened up at the southwest corner of Essex and Stanton Streets. Its depth is certainly cause for concern, as evidenced by the makeshift barrier of caution tape and nearby newspaper boxes. Deep … call the […]



Feds Pull the Plug on Lucky Star Buses

Posted June 10, 2013 at 6:24 am

The party is over for Chinatown buses as we once knew them. First they came for Fung Wah; then it was Ming An; now another was just axed.



DOT Replaces “LOOK” Pavement Embeds with Stencils

Posted June 7, 2013 at 6:20 am

Those cartoonish “LOOK” inlays embedded at many dangerous city crosswalks by the DOT just received a superior makeover. The roughly year-old vinyl lettering, complete with its “which-way-to-look” eyeballs, is being ripped up and replaced with a white-paint stencil. Makes more sense, as the originals were getting pretty beat up by the constant stream of foot […]


[Photo: Downtown Express]

Deranged Man Wields 16-Inch Sword in Chinatown

Posted June 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

Last week, a 35-year-old Kips Bay resident was spotted carrying a 16-inch curved sword around Chinatown. Morgan Soto reportedly entered a Chinese buffet at Howard and Centre Streets armed for battle. The erratic actions caught the attention of a nearby traffic cop who gave chase and called for backup. An ambulance carted him away for a […]