Crime

Crime is on the Rise in the Hell Square of Lower East Side

Last modified November 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

Hell Square is heating up, and residents remain caught in the crossfire. The booze-saturated party zone located in so-called “Sector C” – bounded by Clinton/Allen and Delancey/Houston – is seemingly becoming more dangerous. The most vocal block association in the vicinity, the LES Dwellers, crunched the crime numbers in a recent mailer to neighbors. Some […]

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Gang Severely Beats, Robs Teenager of His Bike on Clinton Street

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a group of perpetrators wanted in connection with an assault and robbery near the intersection of Clinton and Henry Streets. On October 28, a group of eight to ten young thugs approached a fifteen-year-old boy and pummeled him. One of the attackers – all of whom were […]

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Lights Out: Columbus Park is Plunged into Darkness

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Finding yourself in Columbus Park after nightfall might require the purchase of a flashlight. Indeed, nearly every light pole is out. There are approximately eighteen light fixtures that dot this heavily utilized Chinatown park, twelve of which are situated along Bayard Street. In the lower part of the park (near Worth), a single light burns. […]

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Delancey McDonald’s Thief Returns to Scene of the Crime, Gets Arrested

Posted October 25, 2018 at 5:03 am

Talk about returning to the scene of a crime… Cops didn’t need to look too far for the suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of McDonald’s on Delancey Street this past Monday. Sources tell us that the man was caught in front of the fast food joint yesterday evening. A tipster reportedly called 911 […]

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Police Seek Suspect in Connection with McDonald’s Robbery on Delancey Street

Posted October 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Corporate can gussy it up all they like, but the remodeling of McDonald’s on Delancey Street is akin to the proverbial lipstick on a pig. Indeed, the fast food joint remains a magnet for crime. It’s just in the storefront DNA. The McDonald’s fell victim to a robbery Monday night. According to police, the thief […]

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Worker at Extell’s Affordable Tower Badly Burned in Electrical Accident

Posted October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was a case of shock and burn down at the Extell project site on Cherry Street. A construction worker was electrocuted early yesterday during a work accident 227 Cherry Street, the developer’s so-called affordable tower. The man reportedly sustained second-degree burns about the arms, neck, and head, but was conscious when paramedics arrived. He was later […]

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Man Slashed Across the Face in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in ‘Random’ Attack

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The crime emanating from Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days appears to be worsening. Saturday afternoon at around 1:15pm, a 34-year-old man was slashed across the face near the Parks Department storehouse on Stanton Street. The victim allegedly did not know his attacker, who fled southbound on Chrystie thereafter. The authorities are reportedly calling it […]

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Woman Mugged at Gunpoint on Clinton Street

Posted October 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a suspect in connection with a gunpoint robbery at the northwest corner of Clinton and Delancey Streets early yesterday morning. Shortly after 1:00am, an unidentified female was approached by an Hispanic male, who allegedly assaulted then robbed her at gunpoint. The perp clocked the victim on the left side […]

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Cops After Candy Thieves Who Hurt Ludlow Bodega Clerk

Posted October 2, 2018 at 5:07 am

Police are looking for two teenagers who robbed a Hell Square bodega on Thursday night. Shortly after 11:30pm that night, the duo tried to lift candy bars and a Snapple drink from the shelves of the M.A. Grocery at 127 Ludlow Street. When the clerk tried to intervene, they kicked him in the leg then […]

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NYPD Special Ops Saves Would-Be Jumper from Williamsburg Bridge

Posted October 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

Late-morning yesterday, a distraught man scaled the suspension cable on the city-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge. The would-be jumper was perched high above the East River, and saved by officers from the NYPD Special Ops unit. Literally talked down from the ledge after over an hour. According to police, detectives climbed up, shimmied across […]

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