Masaryk Towers

Grand Street Settlement Continues its Protest of Masaryk Towers Path Closure

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the sealing of a gate, it was the clink heard ’round the Lower East Side. Masaryk Towers sealed its passageway between Pitt and Columbia Streets last month, citing alleged proliferation of drug use/sales, fights, vandalism, speeding bikes and mopeds, and litter as the final cause. Many neighbors in the community were upset. Most vocal, […]

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Masaryk Towers Seals the Rivington Street Walkway Between Pitt and Columbia

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

The easternmost frontier of Rivington Street – where it’s decommissioned to a walkpath in the canyon of Samuel Gompers Houses and the Masaryk Towers – is now bisected. No outlet. Shots fired. We’ve heard from several residents in the vicinity that it’s causing quite a hoopla. One tenant of the latter Mitchell Lama co-op complex […]

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Busted Water Pumps at Masaryk Towers Leave Residents Without Water

Posted February 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

This is not the announcement you want to see in the lobby of your building. A Boogie reader in the Masaryk Towers informs us that the housing complex on Columbia Street is without running water. Apparently all the buildings are fucked at the moment due to a busted water pump. The notice given to residents […]

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Beyond Martial Arts Departs Attorney Street for Masaryk Towers

Posted December 24, 2013 at 6:03 am

Ground level retail on the southeast corner of Attorney and East Houston is now a complete dormancy. Atlas Travel Group shuttered a couple years ago, and as of last week, Beyond Martial Arts is no longer here. The popular neighborhood gym and training center relocated to the Nike-renovated gym at Masaryk Towers (69 Columbia Street), […]

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Filmed on Delancey Yesterday

Posted June 10, 2013 at 11:37 am

Under the misleading guise of “London Calling,” The Amazing Spider-Man 2 spent all afternoon yesterday camped on the eastern end of Delancey Street, in the shadows of the Masaryks. The scene in question was an action sequence of a car collision in the intersection of Columbia Street. All the prop vehicles were in attendance – […]

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Memorial Grows for Columbia Street Shooting Victim Raphael Ward

Last modified January 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Audible sobbing, burning wax, and the soundtrack of passing vehicles and subway trains on the Williamsburg Bridge. Such is the makeshift memorial site for the fallen sixteen-year-old, Raphael Sadonte Ward.

Teen Victim Identified in Last Night’s Fatal Shooting on Columbia Street

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

The victim in last night’s shooting on Columbia Street has been identified.

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Shooting Outside Columbia Street Bodega

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

Word is coming through the wire about a shooting on Columbia Street just north of Delancey. NYPD is fanned out in full effect right now outside Masaryk Towers looking for the perp. The police chopper is up above with spotlight. Witnesses beside the Key Food tell us that a fifteen-year-old was shot inside the Tearedhan […]

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Weekend Crime Recap: Murder, Rape, Assaults in Downtown Manhattan

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

This first weekend in October was a crime-fueled one across the downtown environs. Let’s do a little recap.

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Garbage Truck Crushes Parked Cars on Delancey [Update]

Last modified April 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Earlier this morning at around 5 am, Boogie reader Jennifer Neidig wrote to inform us of a monster accident on Delancey Street, near Willet.  A stone’s throw from the Masaryk Towers. The word is now that a garbage truck blew a tire, lost control the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into eight […]