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33-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Yesterday Outside the Lillian Wald Houses in Alphabet City

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:13 am

The flurry of helicopter activity in the skies above Alphabet City last night was attributed to a shooting outside the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D. An unidentified 33-year-old man was shot in broad daylight – approximately 4:30pm – and was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The NYPD hasn’t released […]

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California Man Nabbed for String of Recent Larcenies on Ludlow Street

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

A man connected to a string of local larcenies of late was apprehended by the 7th Precinct early Sunday morning, and later put under arrest. The unidentified California crook was nabbed after allegedly hitting Libation on Saturday evening. That job followed a week after reportedly robbing personal items from patrons at SakaMai, Hotel Chantelle, and […]

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Police Seek Masked Man Who Slashed Woman’s Face on Jefferson Street

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:12 am

Police are seeking a man accused of slashing a woman’s face inside her apartment building near the corner of Jefferson and Madison Streets. Details on the crime are somewhat scant, but apparently the masked villain approached the victim and “cut her on the right side of her face with an unknown sharp object.” The incident […]

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Woman Violently Mugged at Essex and Hester, Search on for Suspect [VIDEO]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:17 am

The search is on for a male suspect wanted in a violent mugging of a 32-year-old woman near the intersection of Essex and Hester Streets. Police released surveillance footage yesterday evening showing the incident unfold at roughly 4:18 am on Saturday, January 24. The tape shows the victim struggling to ward off the attacker, who […]

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LES Storm Crime Notes: Man Shot 4 Times in the Back on Rivington Street, Cops Shoot Knife-Wielding Suspect in Vladecks

Posted January 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

While the city was forced to close yesterday due to an over-hyped “blizzard” situation, crime found a way. Two separate incidents transpired mere hours apart that had the 7th Precinct pretty busy. At around 7pm last night, a 22-year-old man was approached from behind and shot four times in the back outside 203 Rivington Street. […]

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Burglar Pulls Off $5K Heist at Fine Fare by Entering Through Rooftop AC Duct

Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:13 am

The 7th Precinct is looking for a burglar who stole approximately $5,000 in cash from the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton Street. According to cops, the perp being sought gained access to the supermarket through an air conditioning duct on the roof, and stole the money from a locked second floor office. The suspect was wearing […]

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Cold-Hearted Thief Steals Main Squeeze Monies Raised to Help Pay for Owner’s Funeral

Posted January 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Talk about a below-the-belt jab… The recently-departed Main Squeeze was robbed this past weekend while holding a fire sale to raise funds for the late owner’s funeral. Yes, you read the correctly. As reported last week, 59-year-old proprietor Walter Kuehr passed away a couple weeks ago after a long battle with lymphoma. The awesome little accordion shop subsequently closed, […]

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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 […]