Crime

Thieves Continue to Target ‘Ginger & Lemongrass’ on Rivington Street

Posted May 26, 2020 at 5:05 am

With coronavirus lockdown the new normal, crime is seemingly on the rise around the Lower East Side. And Ginger & Lemongrass, the two-year-old Vietnamese restaurant at 153 Rivington Street, is apparently a ripe target. The business last week fell victim to theft for the second time in as many months. “The Lower East Side is […]

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Man Seriously Injured in Stabbing at Ludlow and Delancey

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Cops say that a man was seriously injured in a stabbing on the fringe of Hell Square late Monday night. The twenty-something was stabbed in the “upper abdominal” area during an altercation with an unknown assailant near the northeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. The police report noted a “large pool of blood” on […]

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Three Arrested in Early-Morning Drug Bust at Gompers Houses

Posted May 18, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police forces raided a Lower East Side apartment building early Friday morning, cuffing three men and seizing a large quantity of drugs and guns, the 9th Precinct reported. Anthony Lopez, 29, of West 143rd Street in Manhattan, Gregory Bell, 23, of White Plains Road in the Bronx, and Kaylin Quidone, 18, of Jackson Street on […]

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Woman Harasses Straphanger in Anti-Asian Attack at Delancey Street Station

Last modified May 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

A woman is wanted for harassing a fellow straphanger during the Friday morning commute, and threatening her with anti-Asian sentiments, police said. The incident took place on the F train at 7:45am, just outside the Delancey Street/Essex Street subway station. The victim herself filmed the harassment in real time, showing the attacker cursing and slapping. […]

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‘Tre’ on Ludlow Street Shares Images of Robbery Aftermath, Promises to Bounce Back

Posted May 15, 2020 at 5:19 am

Tre, the popular Italian restaurant on Ludlow Street, is literally picking up the pieces after a violent burglary late last month. A serial burglar, wanted in connection with more than a dozen commercial break-ins citywide, visited the Lower East Side the night of April 28, and busted into both Tre and Sakamai. From the former, […]

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Father Allegedly Stabbed 6-Year-Old Daughter on Pike Street, then Fabricated Story to Cover it Up

Posted May 15, 2020 at 5:09 am

And the plot thickens… That whole story about a six-year-old girl stepping between a mugger’s knife and her father was apparently a total farce. And now the dad is under arrest, according to police. The original report came through yesterday morning that a mugger approached the father and daughter at midnight, near the corner of […]

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Six-Year-Old Girl Stabbed on Pike Street When Father Mugged at Knifepoint

Last modified May 14, 2020 at 10:19 am

Early this morning, a six-year-old girl was stabbed in the stomach during a robbery while walking with her dad, according to several published reports. The father was reportedly accosted by two male suspects at about 12:30am near Monroe and Pike Streets. One of the men apparently drew a blade and tried to stab the 55-year-old […]

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Serial Lower East Side Burglar Arrested this Week

Posted May 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s the reason so many stores are boarding up during this coronavirus lockdown. Serial burglars are prowling the streets. Robert Bartlett, 63, was arrested on Tuesday for a string of Lower East Side commercial robberies, cops said. The suspect is believed to have hit four stores off the Bowery over the last month alone, with […]

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With Uptick in Crimes Against Asians, Mayor’s ‘Bias Crimes’ Forum is Biased [OP-ED]

Posted May 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

Did this just happen? Chinese, and Asians in general, have been the target of xenophobia and racial harassment since the outbreak of Covid-19. Locally in New York City, there have been several attacks that hit the mainstream media, including: A man harassed an Asian straphanger, repeatedly ordering him to move, then sprayed him with Febreze; […]

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Burglar on Citywide Spree Stole Booze and Cash from Popular Ludlow Street Restaurants

Posted May 8, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police are on the hunt for an opportunist who burglarized more than a dozen bars and restaurants across Manhattan during the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the commercial businesses hit were on the Lower East Side. The crook ripped off booze, cash and electronics as far north as Morningside Heights between April 21 and this past […]

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