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Queens Creep Arrested for Attempted Rape on Stanton Street Last Week

Last modified July 25, 2016 at 7:34 am

Over the weekend, a Queens man was arrested for attempting to rape a 21-year-old woman who had passed out on a Stanton Street sidewalk last week. Sean Walker, 45, was collared by police in the 9th Precinct Friday morning, shortly after surveillance images were released to the public. Someone recognized him and alerted the authorities. The […]

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NYPD Warns Lower East Siders as Area Car Break-ins Escalate

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:13 am

Car break-ins and burglaries are apparently the crime du jour on the Lower East Side. The 7th Precinct is currently battling a rash of incidents in recent weeks. Cops just rolled out the mobile messaging trailer in response to the epidemic, which saw approximately thirteen vehicle break-ins in the last month alone. Parked at the […]

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Weegee: Murder Was His Business [HISTORY]

Last modified June 30, 2016 at 10:49 am

Picture Depression-era New York. Wait, you don’t have to because he took the pictures for you – Weegee a.k.a Usher Fellig. The man who earned his name based on an uncanny, clairvoyant-like ability to beat police to crime scenes…as if he knew…Ouija. He did, however, live across from the old police headquarters and owned a […]

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Report: Essex Street Cab Heist and Joy Ride Injured 3 in Early Morning Crash Yesterday

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

A cab heist at the corner of Essex and Grand Streets yesterday morning nearly turned deadly after the perp sped away crosstown and crashed in Battery Park forty minutes later. Three people were injured, including the suspect. Cops say the incident began at 7:45am when the suspect hailed a taxi on Grand Street near Allen. After […]

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Report: Perp Arrested for Gramercy Sexual Assault Had Been Heavily Drinking at The DL

Last modified June 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

Last week, a man named Frankie Simmons, 25, attacked a 30-year-old woman on East 18th Street near 1st Avenue, put her in a choke-hold, and dragged her to the ground. The victim tried to fight back, but was beaten unconscious and with a fractured eye socket. It all went down at around 2:20am. Simmons had […]

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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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