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Conviction Reached in Brutal Beating Death of Ruan Wen Hui Last Year

Posted September 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

Last week, justice came for the Hui family of Alphabet City. The man who killed 68-year-old Ruan Wen Hui in May 2014 was convicted and could likely pay dearly. Hui was a retired garment worker who lived on Avenue C and East Seventh Street with his wife. According to news reports at the time, he […]


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Cops Arrest Incense Vendor in Death of Man on Delancey Street Subway Platform

Posted September 5, 2015 at 8:48 am

Last week, Jersey City resident Alfredo Ramos was found on the subway platform of the Delancey/Essex station with brutal head injuries. The 51-year-old man was beaten and left for dead at about 10pm on August 28. He later passed at Bellevue Hospital. Cops just arrested the perp responsible for the incident, according to a dispatch […]


Why Must the 5th Pecinct Keep This Patrol Tower on Chrystie Street?

Posted August 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

That NYPD patrol tower we told you about last week is still stationed on the perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street. Except relocated to the bike lane across the street. Nevertheless, it’s here without proper explanation, leaving locals asking why. The Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition – staunch advocates for the park […]

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‘National Night Out Against Crime’ Takes Place in Hell Square This Afternoon

Last modified August 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

Today is the first Tuesday in August. As in the past, this means National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community awareness event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. This year’s outing transpires directly in the heart of Hell Square – Orchard and Stanton Streets. Seems like the perfect opportunity to address the crime […]


Report: Woman Raped in Bathroom of Happy Ending on Broome Street

Posted August 4, 2015 at 5:12 am

In case you needed affirmation that the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street is the furthest thing from an “art bar,” check its recent history. Co-owner Teddy Perweiler was arrested in early July for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Julia Fox, in the bar. He was subsequently arrested and banned from entering. Then last Tuesday night, twenty-five-year-old patron […]

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Student Report Leads to Arrest of Peeping Tom Janitor at School on Columbia Street

Posted July 22, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Nest+m School, located at 111 Columbia Street (at East Houston) was the scene of a peeping tom incident earlier this month. An unidentified ten-year-old female student participating in the Beacon summer program onsite reported a peeping tom while in the girls bathroom. According to a letter distributed by the Department of Education, “she saw […]

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Report: Truck Driver Struck and Killed a 78-Year-Old Man Crossing at the Foot of the Manhattan Bridge

Last modified July 18, 2015 at 8:53 am

If ever there was a reason for rejiggering the traffic pattern near the entrance of the Manhattan Bridge, this is it. An elderly man was crossing Canal Street at the foot of the span when a green dump truck ran him down. The incident happened shortly after 12pm; police found the 78-year-old lying in the […]

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Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Three Years Later

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

Three summers ago, fireworks of a different kind were going off at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. An undercover drug bust on the 23rd floor left one 7th Precinct police officer – Brian Groves – lucky to be alive. Just a little Kevlar to save the day. The on-the-run shooter is described as […]



Report: Victim Who Fell to His Death at 38 Delancey ‘Appeared to be Drunk’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

Early yesterday morning – roughly 2:30am – a 28-year-old man plunged to his death from a sixth-floor balcony at 38 Delancey Street. The victim had been sitting on the balcony railing, facing the building, when he fell backward. CBS New York followed up on the story (amongst many others), and gleaned info from the security […]


Man Plunges to His Death Last Night After Falling from Balcony at 38 Delancey

Last modified July 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

Early this morning at about 2:30am, a 28-year-old man reportedly plunged to his death at the 38 Delancey high rise (corner of Forsyth). A reader who was partying on a nearby rooftop witnessed the horrible tragedy. From what we understand, the victim was sitting on the railing of the the sixth floor balcony, then fell headfirst […]