5th Precinct

‘Happy Ending’ Nightclub on Broome Street Appears Kaput [Updated]

Last modified May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

It’s been a rocky tenure for the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street, but the end now appears closer than ever.  A tipster sent word that Happy Ending hasn’t been open since earlier this month. The purported closure could be related to recent raids here. In fact, the nightclub fell victim to two inter-agency M.A.R.C.H. […]

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Man Attacked with Hammer After Asking for a Seat on the J Train

Posted April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

On a northbound J train Friday night, a group of straphangers went nuts on two fellow passengers, men aged 53 and 29, when one asked if they could move over to sit down. Police said that one of the suspects became enraged and started arguing with the older victim just before he and his posse […]

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Streets

NYPD: Chinatown Streets Off Limits to ‘Placard Parking’

Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is big. The 5th Precinct effectively announced that placard parking in Chinatown is a thing of the past. Flyers began circulating the neighborhood a couple weeks ago stating that streets in the area are a “permit free zone.” Chinatown activist Karlin Chan has been fighting the issue for years. Specifically, drivers who abused the […]

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Report: 2 Seniors Violently Robbed in Chinatown on Sunday Night

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

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 […]

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NYPD Patrol Tower Rolled Into Sara D. Roosevelt Park Again Yesterday

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

The surveillance state continues in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. NYPD rolled out its “tower of power” in the median greenspace yesterday for the second time in as many months. Though, this go-round, it’s south of Delancey Street, right beside the sunken court. There is still no official comment on the patrol towers of late. We […]

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Reader Report: Bartender Tackles Female Patron on Chrystie Street, Cops Look the Other Way

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

Looks like the Experimental Cocktail Club will be ending on a controversial note (Et Al is taking over). A reader tipped us off to an incident that went down on Wednesday night (10:30pm) in which a female patron was allegedly manhandled and forcibly removed by a male bartender. The exact circumstances of her removal are […]

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NYPD Watch Tower Arrives Outside Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

For the second time within a few weeks, the NYPD has wheeled out its watch tower on the Lower East Side. The one in Tompkins Square Park last month drew criticism as a response to heightened coverage of homeless in the local papers. Its tenure was short-lived (yet long enough) at a mere seven days. […]

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Report: Woman Raped in Bathroom of Happy Ending on Broome Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:16 pm

In case you needed affirmation that the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street is the furthest thing from an “art bar,” check its recent history. Co-owner Teddy Perweiler was arrested in early July for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Julia Fox, in the bar. He was subsequently arrested and banned from entering. Then last Tuesday night, twenty-five-year-old patron […]

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NYPD is Now Advertising Precinct Twitter Handles on its Cruisers

Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:17 am

NYPD precincts around the city are gradually going social, joining Twitter to keep residents informed. (Or, from the cynic’s perspective, for damage control and stalking) Better late than never. Now some are taking it a step further. Just have a look at the 5th Precinct, which recently started outfitting its fleet with decals spelling out […]

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Bandits Targeting High-End Establishments Steal $1,000 from Wine Therapy on Elizabeth Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm

The rash of burglaries in high-end establishments from Little Italy to SoHo, and the East Village, continued late Friday evening with a cash heist at Wine Therapy on Elizabeth Street. Cops say that a duo of knife-wielding thugs entered the wine store at approximately 10pm and forced the clerk to empty the register. They fled the […]

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