Crime

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Hotel Chantelle Purse Snatcher Returns to Scene of the Crime, Arrested Onsite

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

The age-old cliche of “returning to the scene of the crime” couldn’t be more apropos today. Friday evening, roughly two months after three men allegedly snatched a purse from a 26-year-old woman at Hotel Chantelle, the main perpetrator was arrested and charged. We are told that he was identified as Berthold Jean-Charles, a party promoter and so-called […]

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As Violence on the Bowery Increases, One Hotel Hires Sidewalk Security

Last modified September 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Rivington Street just off the Bowery is hot, but not necessarily in the way real estate brokers might have you believe. As we’ve been reporting lately, the intersection has seen a noticeable uptick in violence the last few months, including random attacks in broad daylight and the establishment of a pseudo open-air drug market. Neighbors […]

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Robber Rips Away Chrystie Street Storefront to Steal ATM

Posted September 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

There was no such beginner’s luck for juice cafe/bubble tea newcomer 1st Stop at the southwest corner of Chrystie and Hester. Yesterday morning, a robber reportedly tried to make off with the storefront ATM. Discreet would not be the proper adjective for this attempted heist, though. A couple of witnesses at the scene told us […]

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Man Badly Beaten on the Bowery Last Night

Posted August 20, 2014 at 10:22 am

Just in case you needed additional evidence that the corner of Bowery and Rivington is devolving into violence, this should suffice. Yesterday evening at around 5:45, a man was beaten pretty badly outside the Bowery Mission. When we happened past, EMTs placed the victim in a stretcher and carted him away, leaving behind a stream […]

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Model and Essex Street Resident Ataui Deng Found Alive 12 Days After Vanishing

Posted August 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

Twenty-two-year-old supermodel Ataui Deng went missing twelve days ago, prompting a heated search that included a viral social media campaign. Even Rihanna tweeted about her disappearance. She had last been seen at the Attic nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen, but was found alive at “an area hospital” early this morning (1am). NYPD offers no additional information on […]

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Residents Fear Bowery and Rivington Becoming a Violent ‘Open Air Drug Market’

Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:56 am

Earlier this week, we learned about the anti-gay hate crime on Delancey Street last Friday night, in which one woman was slashed across her face. The alleged perpetrator, 32-year-old Takeam Brison, has an arrest record dating back to the 1990s and was reportedly staying in an unnamed homeless shelter on the Bowery. In response to the resultant […]

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There Was an Anti-Gay Attack on Delancey Friday Night; Suspect Now in Custody

Posted August 5, 2014 at 5:51 am

Friday night, at around 10:40 pm, an anti-gay hate crime transpired at the corner of Essex and Delancey Streets, leaving one woman with a slashed face. According to the NYPD, the alleged 32-year-old perpetrator began shouting anti-gay slurs at another man near the busy intersection. A concerned woman, 29, heard the insults and reportedly attempted […]

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Overnight Intruder at Artifact Gallery on Orchard Sought a Job

Posted July 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

Here’s a weird one for ya. Cops arrested a man last Wednesday night after he was trapped inside Artifact on Orchard Street. The gallery had an opening show for Jon Aslak Fintland, and this “attendee” decided to hide out in the bathroom for a place to stay. The owner of Artifact explained via email: He […]

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Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Two Years Later

Posted July 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s been two years and nary a lead in the case of the highly-publicized cop shooting at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. As is customary in police precincts, reward posters surfaced around the building on the anniversary day, still offering prize money of $32,000 for information. The on-the-run shooter is described as a […]

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Reward Posters Surface for 2003 Orchard Street Murder of Burke O’Brien

Last modified January 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

Exactly eleven years ago, 25-year-old Chicago native Burke O’Brien arrived in Manhattan to start a new job at Bank of America. A week later, after a night of partying, he was shot to death while returning to his sister’s apartment at 75 Orchard Street. The assailant fired a round into his chest after an alleged […]