Rivington Street Crime Pattern Spurs City to Install New Light Poles
Two months ago, a robbery pattern plagued Rivington Street, east of Essex, including the armed holdup of the LES Mini Mart bodega. Wanted posters still dot the windows of businesses on the block.
Since then, the 7th Precinct determined that this block was “too dark,” and subsequently introduced mobile flood lights to combat the problem. And the city is taking it a step further.
In response to the heightened, hyperlocal crime – or perhaps the imminent arrival of luxury condos nearby – the Department of Transportation is planning to install additional light poles between Suffolk and Attorney Streets.
The proposal appears on the March 13 Transportation agenda of Community Board 3.