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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 […]

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Thieves Hold Up Whole Foods Bowery Employees for $60K

Last modified October 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

Three employees at the Bowery Whole Foods were held up Sunday night at gunpoint near a second floor office. According to an initial report in the New York Post, and followed up by NBC News, the trio was transporting roughly $26,000 $60,000 in cash across the supermarket floor at around 10pm using shopping carts. Two thieves, […]

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Cops Nab Cell Phone Thief on Rivington Street Early Yesterday

Last modified August 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

Cell phone robberies are seemingly on the rise of late. A tipster tells us that early yesterday morning, two male Hispanics allegedly snatched a woman’s cell phone outside 123 Rivington Street (Welcome to the Johnson’s). Apparently plainclothes officers in an undercover cab witnessed the scene, while the woman screamed “give me my phone.” Cops tackled […]

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Lorcan & Genie Otway of Theatre 80 Mugged on St. Mark’s; Fundraiser Planned

Posted July 21, 2013 at 7:15 am

Hooliganism reached the doorstep of Theatre 80 on Friday afternoon, when three thugs attacked and mugged owner Lorcan Otway and his wife Genie.

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Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large One Year Later

Last modified July 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Exactly one year ago, officers Brian Groves and Eric Corniel and gave chase to a suspected drug dealer inside the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street.

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7th Precinct Now Patrolling Citi Bike Docks to Inspect Damage or Theft

Posted June 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

With Citi Bike corals all over the map, the constant concern, other than litigious NIMBY-ism, is frequent theft, damage, and vandalism.

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Police After Suspect Wanted for Cherry Street Sexual Assault

Posted June 21, 2013 at 6:18 am

The 7th Precinct is after a suspect wanted for sexual assault on the Lower East Side. Early last Sunday morning (3:05 am), the perp allegedly followed a 23-year-old female into the elevators at 300 Cherry Street (at Clinton) where he attempted to assault her. The woman fought back and foiled the attack, scaring the dude […]

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Deranged Man Wields 16-Inch Sword in Chinatown

Posted June 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

Last week, a 35-year-old Kips Bay resident was spotted carrying a 16-inch curved sword around Chinatown. Morgan Soto reportedly entered a Chinese buffet at Howard and Centre Streets armed for battle. The erratic actions caught the attention of a nearby traffic cop who gave chase and called for backup. An ambulance carted him away for a […]