Saturday Night of Unrest on Delancey Street as Cops and Protestors Clash

Posted on: July 27th, 2020 at 5:04 am by

Saturday was a day of unrest in downtown Manhattan, where protestors took to the streets in support of Black Lives Matter.

One faction was a planned “No justice, no peace” protest ride; others marched in solidarity with Portland, where federal agents were sent last week to quell the spiraling violence.

Pockets of protest groups were spotted from NoHo to Chatham Square, and Delancey Street to the Williamsburg Bridge.

One major confrontation point was at Ludlow and Delancey. By nightfall, police in riot gear confronted hundreds of protestors who blocked traffic. A recording was heard urging people to disperse from the roadway or face arrest.

Ultimately, police sources tell us eight protestors were arrested on Delancey, and another four on Division near Catherine.

Recent Stories

Trees in East River Park Marked for ‘Demolition’

Over a thousand trees will be uprooted later this fall when the city commences its demolition and redevelopment of East River Park. Faux demolition flyers now dot the park to raise awareness of the impending arborcide for the controversial resiliency project. The bright-red bills announce trees as “marked for demolition by the mayor and City […]

Upside Pizza Heads to Little Italy, Replacing Pomodoro on Spring Street

Out with the old style, in with the new. Pomodoro Pizzeria, which shuttered at the outset of the pandemic, is to be replaced by the popular midtown slice shop, Upside Pizza. Founder Noam Grossman and partners Eli and Oren Halali (behind 2 Brothers and Taqueria Diana) together submitted an application to Community Board 2 for […]

Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home

Conversion of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is well underway on East Broadway. Work commenced a year ago, but visible progress is now palpable. The landmark building – designated as such in 2013 – is encased in scaffolding, elevator shaft, and cranes, and windows busted out. In the near future, it will yield more luxury […]

Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20). Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely difficult for us to operate” since March. Apparently, there was […]

CB3 Committee Approves Grassroots Plan to Save Historic East River Park Buildings

An ambitious grassroots proposal to rehabilitate two endangered East River Park structures received backing from Community Board 3 last week. As previously reported, two Art Deco gems rooted in East River Park were recently deemed eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Historic Preservation Office. Both the […]