Crime

Brute Beats Elderly Man, Steals Cane at East Broadway Bodega

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:07 am

A mugger punched an 82-year-old man in the head and stole his cane at a Lower East Side bodega earlier this week. The elderly victim was inside the Big Apple Food Market on Clinton Street, near East Broadway, at around 6:20am this past Wednesday. As the man was buying a cup of coffee, a stranger […]

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A Hate Crime in Chinatown Sows Division in Response [OP-ED]

Posted June 14, 2021 at 5:08 am

The random attack on a 55-year-old woman in the heart of Chinatown shattered the relative sense of security in the neighborhood. Following this sucker-punch incident in front of 65 Bayard Street, activists demanded reaction from lame-duck de Blasio or any of the mayor hopefuls. It was the opposite – a real shitshow typical of Chinatown […]

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Robbers Steal Beer, Beat Bodega Clerk with Baseball Bat on Grand Street

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

Two robbers on Grand Street last week stole a case of beer before beating the clerk with a baseball bat, police said. The suspects entered the Deli and Grill Bodega at 523 Grand Street (near Columbia Street) at 4:55am last Friday, and then left with a five-finger-discounted case of Coors Light. The 65-year-old bodega clerk, […]

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Streets

Homeless Man Sucker-Punches Chinese Woman on Bayard Street

Posted June 2, 2021 at 5:00 am

Monday was a warm afternoon in Chinatown and the streets were crowded (for a change) with people enjoying a meal out on Bayard Street. That’s when a random attack on a 55-year-old Chinese woman shattered the calm. The vicious attack, caught on surveillance video outside the Kong Sikh Tong restaurant at 65 Bayard, showed the […]

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Man in Chrystie Street Hotel-Shelter Charged with Skatepark Murder

Posted June 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

An area man was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a man inside Coleman Skatepark on early Friday morning, cops said. The victim, identified as a 27-year-old Bronx resident, was discovered by a school bus driver inside the Monroe Street park at around 7:40am, with stab wounds all over his body. The victim […]

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Amidst Attacks on Asians, NYPD Teaching Karate Classes

Posted May 26, 2021 at 5:02 am

The NYPD is taking a proactive approach to the spate of hate crimes targeting Asian women by holding free self-defense classes around the city. This past Sunday, several dozen women participated in lessons given by Inspector Tommy Ng. The police officer is head of the Asian hate crimes task force, which was established to address […]

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Mugger on Clinton Street Forces ATM Withdrawal at Man at Gunpoint

Posted May 21, 2021 at 5:07 am

Crime abounds on Clinton Street just north of Delancey. On Sunday afternoon, a gun-toting mugger forced a 32-year-old victim to withdraw money from an ATM on the block. Police said that the attacker approached his victim inside 93 Clinton, and revealed the weapon. He then demanded cash, and forced the man to a nearby money […]

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Man Stabbed Twice in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted May 20, 2021 at 5:10 am

Cops seek assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who stabbed a man twice in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in broad daylight Sunday. According to the police report, a 32-year-old man de-mounted his bike at 4:20pm near Forsyth and Broome Streets. The perp stood up from a park bench – near the sunken court […]

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Mugger Snatches Cash from 75-Year-Old in Grand Street Subway Station

Posted May 13, 2021 at 5:03 am

A 75-year-old man was mugged last weekend inside the Grand Street subway station on the Lower East Side, police said. According to the police report, the victim was purchasing a fare at the MetroCard machine on the mezzanine at about 1:00pm on Saturday, when he was approached by an unidentified man. The perp allegedly began […]

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Broad Daylight Bike Theft Outside Luxury Condo on Orchard Street

Posted May 12, 2021 at 5:02 am

Thieves are becoming more brazen on the Lower East Side. Case in point, this bike thief on Orchard Street in broad daylight. A resident captured video of this man clipping a lock at 11:30am outside the luxury condo building at 196 Orchard Street on Sunday morning. The thief used an angle grinder to cut the […]

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