Crime

Two Bridges Waterfront Esplanade is Closed to Pedestrians for July 4 Fireworks

Posted July 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

Apparently, a closeup view of the fireworks is now an elitist activity. For the first time in recent memory, local residents will not be allowed to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from the esplanade of the Two Bridges waterfront. The annual tradition of incendiaries is back by the Brooklyn Bridge for the first […]

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Woman Jumps to Her Death from LES High-Rise

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:05 am

A woman jumped to her death earlier this week from a Lower East Side high-rise. Shortly after 4pm Monday afternoon, the unidentified woman reportedly leaped from the sixteenth floor window in Building 4 of the East River Housing Corp. (aka Co-op Village). We’re told she was in her late-50’s. Emergency personnel responded to the purported […]

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Report: LES Man Sold $16K of Drugs to Undercover Cop in Union Square Stores

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:09 am

A Lower East Side man was arraigned yesterday on charges of selling cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in the chain eateries around Union Square. Anthony Morales, 49, is accused of peddling upwards of $16,000 worth of drugs to an undercover cop at Chipotle, McDonald’s, Au Bon Pain, and Food Emporium. He’s charged with criminal sale of […]

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Report: Alec Baldwin Berates Man for Kicking Dog on the Bowery

Posted May 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

Good Samaritans tackled and apprehended a man last Thursday who kicked a stranger’s dog in the head. Josh Kuipers was walking Meeka (a Pomeranian) down the Bowery, near Stanton Street, when a man identified as Jerrod Ford allegedly kicked the seven-pound dog “like a football,” according to The Daily Mail. A crowd subsequently gathered, and […]

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Masked Knifeman Crook Robs Orchard Street Pizzeria

Last modified May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

The unofficial start to summer is here, and Hell Square is already heating up. A dollar pizza joint on Orchard Street was reportedly held up at knifepoint over the holiday weekend. The assailant reportedly entered the seven-year-old 99 Cents Fresh Pizza shortly before 9:30pm on Sunday night. Police say that the masked intruder demanded money after […]

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65-Year-Old Man Jumps to His Death from 6th Floor of Seward Park Co-op

Last modified May 23, 2019 at 8:08 am

A 65-year-old resident of the Seward Park Co-op reportedly leaped to his death early Tuesday morning. According to the police report, the man jumped from the window of his sixth-floor apartment at building 4, west of Clinton. Officers from the 7th Precinct responded at 7:47am, and found him unconscious at the scene. Further investigation into the […]

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Cops Tase Shooting Suspect who Pointed Loaded Gun at Officer on Columbia Street

Posted May 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Police tased a man suspected in an uptown shooting early Saturday morning on Columbia Street after he pointed a loaded firearm at an officer. 7th Precinct Police Officers Joseph Stokes and Daniel Amaral were reportedly driving along Columbia Street near Rivington Street at around 6am when they spotted a 2013 white Dodge Challenger that matched […]

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Woman Punched in the Face While Filming Fight on Ludlow Street

Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

Police said a woman was punched in the face while filming a fight on Ludlow Street early Saturday morning. The altercation reportedly happened between Rivington and Delancey shortly before 4am Saturday morning. A man knocked the iPhone from her hands and then another woman jumped out and punched the victim several times in the face, […]

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When Vulgar Fellatio Graffiti is Scrawled Outside this Hester Street Elementary School

Posted May 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Students of Public School 42 on Hester Street (aka Benjamin Altman) were briefly greeted with a vulgar message on the way to class this week. Someone spray-painted the oral message, “Not Gonna Suck Your Dick,” on the sidewalk and vacant store just across the street (58 Hester). Clearly visible to kids in school. Or, was… […]

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Whiskey Thief Attacks Owner of Delancey Wine in Botched Heist

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:08 am

A failed attempt to stew whiskey from a local liquor store ended with a punch to the face of the owner. Police say that an unidentified man entered Delancey Wine (35 Essex Street) on Friday afternoon, and tried the old five-finger discount on a handle of whiskey. The owner chased the thief outside but sustained […]

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