Crime

Bloody sidewalk after early morning stabbing on May 4, Photo: MC

Rash of Stabbings and Brawl the Last 3 Weeks Spotlight Problematic LES Nightlife

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

There has been a sudden uptick in violent crime within the last three weeks on the Lower East Side. In this short period, we’ve seen three separate stabbing incidents (total of five people) and a high-profile brawl. All incidents were related to altercations at nightclubs in the area. Fat Baby (April 17) Two people were […]

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Report: Cigarette Smugglers Busted in Chinatown Bus Scheme

Last modified May 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

A cigarette trafficking operation that used Chinatown buses as proverbial drug mules has been busted by the authorities. It was an arbitrage opportunity perpetrated by out-of-state opportunists who bought cheap smokes in Virginia – where taxes are way lower – and shipped north for little cost. In the belly of the unregulated Chinatown bus system. […]

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Bloody sidewalk after early morning stabbing on May 4, Photo: MC

Man Stabbed in Fight Outside The Delancey Late Last Night

Last modified May 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

More violence on the Lower East Side last night, this time at the corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The concentric pools of blood you may have seen outside the former Kapowski’s at 168 Delancey and the taped-off crime scene tape is evidence enough. Here’s what happened. Apparently there was a fight late last night inside […]

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Stolen Property from LES Restaurant Burglaries Last Week Revealed; Suspects Still Sought

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last week, we were first to report that a number of restaurants on Broome Street were burglarized in an early-morning heist. Turns out the same suspects were behind more than just the handful of businesses near the corner of Ludlow Street. A total of six establishments in Chinatown/Lower East Side were hit in April, but […]

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Report: Chinese Man Viciously Beaten on East Broadway Last Week [VIDEO]

Last modified April 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

A Chinese man was viciously beaten outside Carol’s Bun restaurant at 139 East Broadway last week. The incident was captured on tape, and is spreading pretty quickly online. The footage is rather graphic. The incident wasn’t widely reported in the English press, but here’s what happened. According to a report in the Chinese-language NYPBBS, three […]

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Several Broome Street Restaurants Targeted in Late-night Burglaries this Week

Last modified May 3, 2016 at 12:13 am

There was a string of robberies near the corner of Orchard and Broome Streets early yesterday morning. Sources tell us that Kottu House, Dudleys, Erin McKenna’s Bakery (nee Babycakes), and Farmhouse were all burglarized in succession. These restaurants reside within one block of each other. Cops were on the scene at daybreak yesterday and were […]

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Two Men Were Stabbed Outside Fat Baby this Weekend [UPDATED]

Last modified April 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

​Fat Baby is one of the establishments that lends credence the name Hell Square. A total blight, this place is. Its quality-of-life infractions, not to mention code violations and issues with the State Liquor Authority, are myriad. Early Sunday morning, just as the Rivington Street club was closing down, the situation outside apparently turned violent. […]

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Report: 2 Seniors Violently Robbed in Chinatown on Sunday Night

Posted April 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

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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Cops Searching for Mugging Suspects Who Robbed Man in Delancey Street Station

Posted March 9, 2016 at 5:07 am

​Police are searching for a trio of criminals who allegedly robbed a man at the Delancey-Essex Street subway station. The victim, a 27-year-old man, entered the station at around 5:15pm on February 28. One of the suspects opened the emergency door, ostensibly offering a free ride to the straphanger. He declined, and instead passed through […]

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These Hell Square Buildings Targeted in String of Lobby Package Thefts

Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

With excessive nightlife and a lack of overall supervision comes crime numbers. This is what’s happening in Hell Square. There are a few buildings in this area that are being targeted by burglars, listed below. All are within three blocks of each other. Residents of these buildings collectively claim that parcels are disappearing from the […]