Crime

Man Threatens Straphanger with Gun in East Broadway Subway Station

Posted April 14, 2021 at 5:06 am

Cops are searching for the man who threatened a subway rider with a gun inside the East Broadway station, sending the victim running for safety. Surveillance video released by the 7th Precinct shows the perp – standing by the turnstiles – removing a silver and black gun from a white plastic bag inside his backpack. […]

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Man Fatally Stabs Brother in One of Two Knifings at Alfred Smith Houses this Weekend

Posted April 12, 2021 at 5:03 am

Two men were stabbed within twelve hours, one fatally, in separate incidents at the Alfred Smith Houses over the weekend. Both incidents transpired in the same building (15 St. James Place), one of which carrying the distinction of the first homicide of the year in the 5th Precinct. On Saturday afternoon, a domestic dispute at […]

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Asian Woman Attacked in Grand Street Bodega After Asking Man to Wear a Mask

Posted April 8, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another anti-Asian attack to report on the Lower East Side. An Asian woman shopping in a Grand Street bodega was attacked after asking a man to wear a mask while inside, cops said yesterday. Tuesday evening, a 39-year-old shopper inside the Heng Yun Grocery at 329 Grand Street (near Orchard) asked one Carlos Mackey, 35, […]

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Man Shot Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street Yesterday in Broad Daylight

Last modified March 31, 2021 at 2:08 pm

A man was shot yesterday afternoon in broad daylight outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, cops said. The shooting transpired shortly after 1:30pm when an unknown gunman pulled up alongside a 23-year-old man sitting in his car, then shot him through the right thigh. The victim was taken to Bellevue in stable condition. An eyewitness […]

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NYPD Investigating Allen Street Assault on 66-Year-Old Asian Man as Hate Crime

Posted March 22, 2021 at 5:07 am

Police are investigating the unprovoked attack of a 66-year-old Asian man on the Lower East Side as a hate crime, authorities said. Cops said the victim was attacked Saturday morning by a homeless man in front Rockwood Music Hall at about 8:55am. The suspect reportedly approached the victim and yelled the word “Chinese” before punching […]

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Pipe-Wielding Suspect Attacks Asian Woman on Ludlow Street, Prompting Another Hate Crime Investigation

Posted March 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

Police are investigating an attack on an Asian woman on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon as a hate crime, the second such incident over the weekend as violence against Asians continues to escalate. The victim, a 54-year-old woman, was walking near Grand and Ludlow Streets when a pipe-wielding maniac approached her and yelled “fucking […]

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LES Resident with Samurai Sword Arrested on UES for Attacking Cop

Posted March 19, 2021 at 5:13 am

A Lower East Side resident wielding a samurai sword was arrested last weekend after he punched a police officer on the Upper East Side. Cops responded to a 911 call about a man recklessly swinging the Katana blade on Madison Avenue near East 73rd Street shortly before 6:00pm on Saturday, according to the New York […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection with Local Attacks on Asian Women Last Month

Posted March 18, 2021 at 5:07 am

Police arrested a man accused of attacking four Asian women on the Lower East Side over a two week period last month in February. 44-year-old Gilbert Mack was taken into custody last weekend in connection with the string of muggings, which began February 17 on Catherine Street. Bond was reportedly set at $50,000, with Mack […]

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Man Rescued from Scaffolding After Falling out Ludlow Street Window

Posted March 11, 2021 at 5:04 am

You may have seen the parade of fire engines along eastbound Delancey Street on Tuesday night. Firefighters rescued a 23-year-old man who fell from his Ludlow Street window onto scaffolding. The man reportedly fell from a window of 81 Ludlow Street at around 8:30pm. It’s unclear which floor he fell from. Initial reporting indicated that […]

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Burglars Hit ‘Fong On’ Tofu Shop, Steal the Cash Register

Posted March 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

Chinatown’s iconic tofu shop, Fong On, was robbed early yesterday morning by three thieves, police said. Shortly after midnight, two unidentified perps stood watch outside 81 Division Street while the third purportedly entered the premises by picking the lock. He made off with the cash register which had approximately $300 in the till. With bounty, […]

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