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As Promised, City Stations 2 Traffic Agents at Problematic Grand Street Intersection

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Here’s some election year politics at its best. Host a mayoral town hall (for District 1), then satisfy a few voters in the immediate aftermath. One Grand Street resident, frustrated with the lack of attention to the traffic bottlenecks on Grand Street, demanded that the administration act to change the status quo. He asked Mayor […]

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Report: LES Synagogue Arsonist Identified, Released Without Charges

Posted June 1, 2017 at 9:33 am

David Diaz is reportedly the Lower East Side teenager accused of torching the 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. The New York Post identified the accused, while reporting yesterday that the boy appeared in Manhattan Family Court for what was supposed to be his arraignment for the May 14 fire. However, Diaz left the facility after a brief meeting […]

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Can Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Bounce Back from this Arsonist Inferno?

Last modified May 18, 2017 at 8:09 am

It’s become international news – the three-alarm fire that engulfed the inner sanctuary of the 167-year-old 60 Norfolk Street, formerly home to Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (“BHH”). The investigation is still ongoing, but here are some updates. First, at the top of our list: Was it arson? Yes. The 14-year-old kid who allegedly started the fire – […]

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Man Attacked with Hammer After Asking for a Seat on the J Train

Posted April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

On a northbound J train Friday night, a group of straphangers went nuts on two fellow passengers, men aged 53 and 29, when one asked if they could move over to sit down. Police said that one of the suspects became enraged and started arguing with the older victim just before he and his posse […]

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Bloody Brunch at Libation Yesterday Leaves Man with Gash Across the Face

Posted April 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

It’s not just nights; Hell Square is also dangerous dayside. Brunch turned violent on Ludlow Street Saturday afternoon during a bloody altercation inside Libation that left one man with a gash below the ear, police said. According to neighbors, and corroborated by the 7th Precinct, a fight began inside Libation at around 4pm, and eventually spilled onto […]

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Second Suspect in Post-Pianos Pummeling on Orchard Street is Arrested

Posted March 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

The second suspect in the vicious Orchard Street beating caught on tape has been arrested, police said. The collar of 23-year-old Shachin Gauchan yesterday followed mere hours after his pal, Nawang Choying (both are Queens natives), was also brought in on felony gang assault charges. According to the New York Post, Choying provided information that […]

Suspect Arrested in Connection to Brutal Orchard Street Beatdown

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

One of the suspects involved in the vicious beating of a 24-year-old man on Orchard Street last week (March 10) was arrested by the 7th Precinct last night. Detectives arrested Nawang Choying, and charged him with felony gang assault, police said. The second perp involved in the fight is still at large, but was identified […]

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Fight with Cops Erupts Outside Mazaar Lounge, Prompting a Saturday Night Raid [VIDEO]

Last modified March 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

More nightlife-fueled violence in Hell Square this weekend. Roughly twenty-four hours after a 24-year-old man was brutally pummeled on Orchard Street, a brawl erupted on the doorstep of Mazaar Lounge just around the corner. It was the second such large-scale fight in the area within the last month. The violence originated from patrons exiting Mazaar, police […]

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Man Who Beat up Owner of East Broadway Restaurant Gets 2 Years on Assault Charges

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

It was almost a year ago that the owner of Carol’s Bun was viciously beaten outside his East Broadway restaurant. Now, Mr. Wong gets a bit of street justice. Moises “Montress” Gomez, 34, was reportedly found guilty last month on charges of second-degree assault and first-degree attempted assault. Friday afternoon, judge Mark Dwyer sentenced the perp […]

Suspect Still Sought in Attempted Rape on Norfolk Street Friday Morning

Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

Police are still after a man they say attempted to rape a woman near her Lower East Side home. (This is the story ABC-7 reporter CeFaan Kim was filing when a man in a hockey mask jumped him on live television.) The suspect reportedly followed her home to 139 Norfolk Street just after midnight Friday […]