The NYPD Installs New Trailer Spotlight Outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street

Posted on: June 11th, 2014 at 6:05 am by
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When it comes to over-saturated Lower East Side nightlife, usually Hell Square hogs headlines. After all, the tiny micro-hood has more bars in three blocks than in most residential areas of the city (i.e. 62 liquor licenses). So it came as a surprise to see the same crowd-control tactics south of Delancey. Like, way south.

This past weekend, the 7th Precinct placed a trailer-hitch spotlight outside of Leadbelly on Orchard Street. Definitely a first. And certainly not the last if the nightlife creep continues its course down here. This particular slice of LES/Chinatown is now really on the map, thanks to a recent New York Magazine trend piece.

Sources explain that that there was reportedly a mugging nearby on Division Street, which prompted the newly-christened CO Simonetti to drop a light there within the hour. That particular block between Canal and Hester is always dark, and the precinct is taking precautions. Let’s hope horses aren’t next…

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