Crime

Grave Marker Fund for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

Posted September 25, 2020 at 5:10 am

It’s been exactly one year since the city was rocked by the fatal bludgeoning of homeless men on the Bowery while they slept. Of the five beaten by 24-year-old attacker Randy Santos, four ultimately died – Chuen Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran, and Nazario Vasquez-Villegas. In the days that followed the murders, elected officials and nonprofits held […]

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Police Seek Duo in Stabbing Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted September 8, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police are looking for individuals who stabbed a 45-year-old man near Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Sunday night. The incident occurred at about 11:45pm near Chrystie and Rivington Streets, an area that is fast becoming a Gold Coast for luxury living. Officers from the 5th Precinct responded, and found the victim with stab wounds. The […]

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Police Release Surveillance Footage of Gunpoint Robbery on East Broadway

Posted September 3, 2020 at 5:05 am

Police are still looking for two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery on the Lower East Side last month. The perps – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway on August 7, drawing firearms and demanding cash. The pair stole $1,500 from the till, as well […]

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No Fun Facade Pulled Down in ATM Heist on Ludlow Street

Posted September 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

The windowed facade of No Fun collapsed early yesterday morning as a result of a cash box heist. Police sources say that one or more robbers ripped the store ATM from the premises at 4:15am Tuesday morning. The force from its removal – purportedly pried with a white van – was apparently enough to bring […]

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Homeless Man Shatters Windows of Chinatown Restaurants

Last modified September 1, 2020 at 10:08 am

Late Friday evening, curbside diners were treated to a sideshow along Mott Street as an unstable homeless man went on a window smashing spree. The spree started on the corner of Mott and Bayard, where the individual threw a rock through the window of the old New Shanghai Deluxe on Canal. He then walked up the block […]

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Unhappy with Fare, Passenger Pulls Gun on Cabbie on East Houston

Posted August 31, 2020 at 5:02 am

A passenger angry with the cab fare pulled a gun on the driver while on the Lower East Side, police said. Shortly before 2:00am last Tuesday morning (August 25), a taxicab dropped off three men at the corner of East Houston and Suffolk Streets. The passengers were reportedly unhappy with the fare and began arguing […]

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Cops Nab Burglar Duo for String of Lower East Side Robberies

Posted August 19, 2020 at 5:03 am

Cops this week arrested two men wanted in connection with a string of residential robberies around the Lower East Side. Police sources say that officers Guglieimi and Belhouji collared the suspects while inside 170 Rivington Street. The two reportedly acted together on five other apartment jobs, as well, split between both the 5th and 7th […]

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Sister of Murdered and Dismembered Tech Entrepreneur Speaks Out

Posted August 14, 2020 at 5:03 am

Exactly one month after 33-year-old tech entrepreneur, Fahim Saleh, was brutally murdered and dismembered in his Lower East Side apartment, his sister is speaking out with a memoir on Medium. In the blog post published yesterday, Ruby Saleh recounts her relationship with Fahim and her sorrow over his death. She said that her brother was […]

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Cop Injured in Hit-and-Run at Rivington Street Open Dining Area

Posted August 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a Mercedes Benz driver who struck an officer on duty patrolling the “open dining” area at Rivington and Allen Streets. The car was reportedly heading the wrong way on Rivington Street at 4:00am Tuesday morning when it struck an open street dining area near Sauce. Patrolling police confronted the […]

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East Broadway Bodega Held up at Gunpoint

Posted August 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Two men held up a Lower East Side bodega at gunpoint this past Friday, police said. The suspects – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway at approximately 6:47pm, drawing firearms and demanding cash. They made off with $1,500, and fled on a moped. Surveillance video from the […]

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