Man Badly Beaten on the Bowery Last Night
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Just in case you needed additional evidence that the corner of Bowery and Rivington is devolving into violence, this should suffice. Yesterday evening at around 5:45, a man was beaten pretty badly outside the Bowery Mission. When we happened past, EMTs placed the victim in a stretcher and carted him away, leaving behind a stream of blood on the sidewalk.
Plainclothes cops fanned out to find the perp, but were empty handed.
An eyewitness who’s lived in the area for decades told us, “I was across the street and saw one guy beat the bullshit out of another. The perp got away.”
Neighbors contend that this area has returned to its violent past with the apparent arrival of new “aggressive street people.” An open-air drug market is also happening here; we witnessed another couple transactions on Monday.