Crime

Man Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping of 5-Year-Old Boy Outside Katz’s Deli

Posted September 3, 2019 at 5:19 am

Catching up on some Hell Square news over the holiday weekend… Police arrested a man late Saturday after he attempted to kidnap a five-year-old boy outside Katz’s Deli. Eric Visa, 46, approached the child as he was walking near the famous Lower East Side restaurant with his family shortly before midnight, according to various published […]

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Masked Men Rob Norfolk Street Boutique at Gunpoint

Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two masked men robbed a posh boutique on Norfolk Street this past Sunday afternoon in broad daylight, police said. The gunpoint robbery unfolded as if in a movie storyline. The two men entered Maryam Nassir Zadeh at 123 Norfolk Street shortly after 1:00pm. The first – dressed in black pants, white shirt, and face obscured […]

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Lower East Sider Beaten to Death by Man Claiming to be CIA Agent in Bizarre Houseguest Gone Awry

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:08 am

File this one under “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side resident was beaten senselessly last Tuesday by a Mississippi man claiming he was a CIA agent, four months after offering him a home, police said. The victim, Doru Vaduvescu, 64, told police he and his wife, Mimi, met the 46-year-old “spy” […]

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Streets

East Broadway Yeshiva Hit with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Metivta Tiferet Yerushalayim building at 145-147 East Broadway fell victim on Saturday to an apparent antisemitic act. A vandal scrawled this caricature of a Jewish man with the word “evil” written beneath. The graffiti was reportedly scrawled while Shabbat morning services were underway inside. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. […]

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Crowbar-Wielding Attacker Smashes Windows of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates on Forsyth Street [VIDEO]

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Earlier this week, we reported on the dangerous conditions plaguing Forsyth Street amidst the city’s work on the subway system. The MTA is currently swapping out the ventilation plant fifteen feet beneath the roadbed along the eastern perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Originally built in 1962, this section of the subway was identified as […]

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Patient at Chinatown Methadone Clinic Slashes Security Guard in the Face

Posted August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

An altercation at a Chinatown methadone clinic yesterday morning led one patient to slash a security guard, police said. A patient of the Lower Eastside Service Center clinic at 62 East Broadway (west of Market) got into a tussle with the security guard onsite shortly before 10am yesterday morning. In response, the suspect reportedly slashed […]

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Skateboard Sexual Assault on Stanton Street

Posted August 12, 2019 at 5:06 am

A skateboarder on Stanton Street last month sexually assaulted a woman before rolling away undetected, police said. It was a daytime incident on July 17. The unidentified pervert groped the victim’s left breast while she was standing outside 90-96 Stanton Street. No injuries or other pain reported. “Yes, it’s not a shooting or a stabbing […]

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Grand Street Bank Robber Fled to Brooklyn in Cab Before Arrest [Updated]

Last modified August 10, 2019 at 8:20 am

A man stole a bag of cash yesterday morning from the TD Bank in the Zarin building on Grand Street before fleeing to Brooklyn, police said. The thief – purportedly a 50-year-old Hispanic man, according to the Citizen app – grabbed approximately $600 in currency before hailing a cab to Brooklyn. He reportedly slipped the […]

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The 7th Precinct ‘National Night Out’ Returns to East Broadway Tonight

Posted August 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

Tonight, the 7th Precinct is back with its annual summer extravaganza on the Lower East Side, National Night Out. The summertime block party is held across the country in an effort to increase awareness for police programs within communities, such as highlighting neighborhood watches and drug prevention. In the Five Boroughs alone, the NYPD hosts […]

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Man Stabs Wife, then Barricades Himself in Stanton Street Apartment

Posted August 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the second time in as many weeks, a stabbing roils Stanton Street. This time, Saturday evening at 90-96 Stanton, where cops say a man stabbed his wife then barricaded himself inside the apartment. Shortly after 6:00pm, a 64-year-old man stabbed his 54-year-old wife in the abdomen. The husband then locked himself inside where he […]

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