Crime

Man Mugged for his Fancy $900 Sneakers on Essex Street

Last modified January 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with a robbery near Essex and Delancey Streets Friday night. At roughly 8:00pm, three African American males approached an Asian man outside the Municipal parking garage at 107 Essex Street. The ringleader of the group reportedly pushed the victim to the sidewalk, while the two accomplices […]

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Argument Leads to Face Slashing at ‘Remedy Diner’

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

An argument inside Remedy Diner on East Houston Street late last week turned violent when one of the patrons slashed the other across the face. Police say that two men – apparently strangers – were fighting at 4:00am Friday morning. The suspect slashed his 32-year-old victim then took off. Paramedics later transferred the man to […]

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Woman Mugged by 2 Men on Clinton Street Friday Night

Posted January 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

A woman was mugged on Clinton Street by two assailants late Friday night, police said. Sources say the victim had been exiting 107 Clinton Street shortly after 10pm when the two thugs asked for some change. After she declined, they pounced, snatching the wallet from her hand. The force of the mugging was enough to […]

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Report: New Year’s Day Stabbing at Delancey Subway Station

Posted January 2, 2019 at 5:07 am

Police are after a group of perps wanted in connection with a stabbing inside the Delancey Street-Essex Street subway station on New Year’s Day. A man was reportedly stabbed in the back at 6am yesterday morning, when approached by a gang of about ten people, according to published reports. The assailants then fled the scene. […]

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Outnumbered Cop Fights off Violent Homeless Men on East Broadway Subway Platform [VIDEO]

Posted December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month, a report surfaced ranking the East Broadway subway station the twelfth most dangerous in the citywide system. Here’s another example of why. Sunday evening at around 10:00pm, a lone police officer fought off a group of hostile homeless men down on the narrow subway platform. Using a billy-club for deterrence, the outnumbered […]

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Man Repeatedly Slashed on Rivington Street Yesterday Morning

Posted December 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

When someone asks you if you’re a gang member, just keep walking… Early yesterday morning, at around 5am, a man was slashed across the torso near the corner of Rivington and Ridge Streets. Police said that two assailants, male and female, approached another guy and asked if he was a gang member. When the victim […]

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Report: LES Subway Stations Appear on 25 Most Dangerous List

Posted December 3, 2018 at 5:05 am

Two of the city’s most dangerous subway stations are located on the Lower East Side, according to a recent study based on open records data. Auto Insurance Center (of all places) analyzed crime statistics from 2017 using the city’s Open Data module, and assembled a list of the most dangerous subway stations. The data points […]

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Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Stanton Street Last Week

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:04 am

Three thugs robbed a man at gunpoint last week near the corner of Essex and Stanton Streets. In the early morning hours of November 20 (Tuesday), the victim had just withdrawn cash from the ATM outside El Nuevo Amanacer (117 Stanton) when the trio approached. One of the assailants reportedly pulled a pistol and said, […]

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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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