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Police Identify Ex-Con as Ridge Street Shooter Who Injured 4 People Early Sunday Morning

Posted November 1, 2016 at 5:15 am

The man who shot three people early Sunday morning on Ridge Street in a possible drug-related altercation has been identified by the 7th Precinct. Miguel Maldonado, an ex-convict on parole, is wanted in connection with the shooting, which happened just outside 135 Ridge. Maldonado and his cousin got in an argument with the victims at […]

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Three People Shot in Drug Related Incident on Ridge Street this Morning [Updated]

Last modified October 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm

There are reports coming out of a multiple shooting on the Lower East Side earlier this morning. Several readers passed along word (and images) showing that Ridge Street is currently roped off between Rivington and Stanton. It’s an active crime scene. Apparently three people were shot in a possible drug related altercation, with cops calling […]

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This is How Slumlord Steve Croman Boots Rent Stabilized Tenants from His Properties

Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

This past spring, slumlord Steve Croman was charged with twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument; his mortgage broker Barry Swartz faces fifteen felonies including grand larceny, falsifying records, and conspiring to defraud. The two could get up to twenty-five years in prison apiece. Attorney General […]

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Slumlord Steve Croman Arrested, Faces 20 Felony Charges Over Fraudulent Activity

Last modified May 10, 2016 at 9:09 am

Finally some street justice; the jig is up. That there is the mugshot of Steve Croman. One of the most controversial landlords in the city, Steve Croman, surrendered to authorities yesterday for several felony fraud charges, according to Gothamist and the Daily News, which broke the story. The slumlord turned himself in, along with mortgage […]

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After a Year of Controversial Work, Steve Croman Unveils Luxe 124 Ridge Street

Posted September 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

Much maligned landlord Steve Croman (9300 Realty) is nearing the end of luxury conversion activities at 124 Ridge Street. Permits on file with the Department of Buildings indicate that the job included “renovation of existing apartments at front and rear building, new convenience stairs from 5th floor apartments to roof, new roof decks, and partition […]

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NBA Legend David Robinson Teams Up with Four Winds on $50M LES Acquisition

Posted April 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

Legendary NBA star David Robinson just scored a layup with a recent Lower East Side real estate acquisition. His company – the Admiral Capital Group – joined forces with Four Winds Real Estate to purchase a three-building portfolio at the corner of Ridge and Rivington. These contiguous properties had been on the market since May […]

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Rustic LES Owner Alleges Steve Croman’s Harassment Tactics Led to Its Demise

Posted August 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

More information is coming to light regarding the shutter of Rustic LES a couple weeks ago. You’ll recall that owner Yassir Zraouli was forced to close his Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street thanks to Vacate and Stop Work Orders issued by the Department of Buildings. The building itself is a Steve Croman property, and […]

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Rustic LES on Ridge Street Shutters; Vacate Order Issued

Posted August 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

Rustic LES – the homey Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street – recently shuttered after a bumpy two-year tenure on the east side. There had been high hopes for the food truck gone brick-and-mortar, but ultimately the concept was a tough sell to the neighborhood. Of course, it didn’t help that scaffolding obstructed the premises for […]

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Ridge Street Portfolio of 3 Buildings Asking $54 Million

Posted May 12, 2014 at 5:23 am

The Lower East Side gold rush knows no bounds. Every property is ostensibly for sale. Whole swaths of territory are being packaged and doled to the highest bidder. Remember the Bowery portfolio that fetched $62 million last year? Well, a much smaller portfolio is attracting a smilar price. Let’s now take a gander at the […]

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Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa Vet to Open ‘Bar La Contenta’ at 124 Ridge Street

Posted February 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

If you enjoyed the year-old Rustic LES, now might be time to pay your final respects; it probably won’t be around for much longer. Another seasoned restaurateur wants in on the sleepy Ridge Street scene. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 this month reveal that Luis Arce Mota of Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa is angling […]

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