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Gunpoint Mugging at Gompers Houses on Friday Night

Posted November 13, 2017 at 9:44 am

A resident at the Gompers Houses on Pitt Street was reportedly held up at gunpoint Friday night outside the door of his apartment, police said. One perp shadowed the man to the doorstep of his fifth floor apartment, where he allegedly observed the victim take cash from his pocket. The suspect apparently proceeded to the […]

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That Public Squash Court in Hamilton Fish Park Might Take a Minute to Happen

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

Plans to install a public squash court on the Lower East Side, a first of its kind in New York City – are not as final as previously believed. When we first brought word that the year-old Public Squash Foundation proposed an installation inside the Hamilton Fish Park on Pitt Street, feathers ruffled almost immediately. We […]

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First NYC Public Squash Court Coming to Hamilton Fish Park Next Month

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

In approximately one month, squash players across the city will have access to a flagship court on the Lower East Side. The first of its kind in New York City. As previously reported, the year-old Public Squash Foundation aims to construct an all-glass, weather-proof squash court in the neighborhood to make the game more accessible to […]

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New Landlord Hopes to Flip Notorious 85 Pitt Street for $15M

Posted December 3, 2015 at 5:17 am

One Pitt Street property might soon change hands for the third time in some seven years. The nascent owner of 85 Pitt Street, near the corner of Rivington, is now seeking a buyer to cough up a whopping $15 million. That figure represents more than double what A.D. Real Estate (aka 85 Pitt LLC) paid […]

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NYPD 7th Precinct Goes Tomorrow Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted October 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

This weekend, the 7th Precinct is gathering the community and showing its support for a subject that hits close to home for many – Breast Cancer Awareness. In addition to food, activities, and information on cancer and prevention, a Hope Wall and Memorial/Survivor Tree will be placed in the Garden of Hope in front of the […]

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Nightlife Concerns Dominate Meet-and-Greet with New 7th Precinct CO Steven Hellman

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Here he is, your new Commanding Officer of the 7th Precinct, Captain Steven Hellman. So long, Captain Simonetti. Hellman’s appointment to the post meant a break with tradition – a community council meeting during the sweltering month of July. The climate of the meet-and-greet was cordial, yet sweaty. Serious swamp-ass conditions, thanks to a busted […]

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Captain Steven Hellman is the New CO of the 7th Precinct After Simonetti’s Transfer

Last modified June 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

Well that was quick. A year after assuming the head position in the 7th Precinct, Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Simonetti has been transferred crosstown. Rather suddenly, in fact. He’s now the CO of the 6th Precinct, which is responsible for Greenwich Village and points west. Simonetti reportedly assumed this new post on Friday afternoon. We’ve […]

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Pitt Pool Opens for the Summer Tomorrow

Posted June 26, 2015 at 5:12 am

Monday was the first day of summer, and you know you wanna go swimming outside. The pool at Hamilton Fish Park – lovingly referred to as “Pitt Pool” (aka Piss Pool) – is one day from reopening. Water was hooked up and filled within the last couple weeks. The twin-pool premises is back for the […]

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There’s an Info Session Tonight to Learn More About Affordable Housing within Essex Crossing

Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

With Essex Crossing demolition at full tilt, it was only a matter of time before the administrative powers involved with the project held an information session regarding the housing component. Indeed, this particular meeting pertains to affordable housing, and will attempt to explain housing qualification criteria and the application process. It will also shed light on former site tenants […]

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The LES Dwellers Call for Dissolution of 7th Precinct Community Council

Last modified June 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm

The flashpoint local block association, LES Dwellers, are again at the forefront of controversy. This time, ire is directed toward the 7th Precinct Community Council for purported lack of transparency. The proverbial straw that broke the Hell Square back was cancellation of the scheduled public session at the last community affairs meeting on Wednesday. From the mailbag: […]

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