Crime

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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Unleashed Dog on Rivington Street Bites Man in Crotch

Posted October 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

This dog tried to play fetch with a man’s stick. Yesterday evening, an unleashed dog bit two people near the corner of Rivington and Essex Streets, including one man who suffered a crotch grab. According to police, the dog ran up to the victim – near Welcome to the Johnsons – and bit him in […]

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Outside the Tenement Museum, 14 Arrested Protesting Trump’s Immigration Policy

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:05 am

The New York Immigrant Coalition organized a mass protest yesterday evening in response to President Trump’s immigration policies. Specifically, proposed changes (announced Saturday) to the so-called “Public Charge” rule, which could potentially restrict green cards for low-income immigrants. The well-attended action took place during rush hour at the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets, (appropriately) […]

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New Target at Essex Crossing is Plagued by Thefts

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

For shoplifters, the bullseye on the facade of 400 Grand Street is an invitation. Indeed, the small-format iteration of Target at Essex Crossing has become just that in the short month since it opened. According to police sources at the 7th Precinct, there have been 42 reported thefts inside the second-floor retailer since the August […]

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Streets

Police Seek Suspect in Violent Holdup of Seward Park Liquors

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Open barely a month and the relocated Seward Park Liquors is held up. Police are searching for the suspect, who also struck a Greenwich Village shoe store. Sunday afternoon at around 12:45, the perp entered the Ludlow Street liquor store and began threatening the clerk – owner John DeBlasio’s son – with a wine bottle. […]

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Mugger Who Attacked 61-Year-Old Woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park Gets 9 Years in Prison

Posted September 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The mugger who brutally beat a Lower East Side woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last year was sentenced to nine years in prison yesterday. Devin Brown, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder after beating his victim to near-death in May 2017. Prosecutors said that Brown, unprovoked, punched the 61-year-old woman to the pavement (near […]

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Report: Man Abducted Outside ‘Pianos’ on Ludlow, then Drugged and Robbed

Posted August 21, 2018 at 5:09 am

Two months ago, a man was forced into a car outside rowdy nightclub Pianos on Ludlow Street. Police say the abducted victim was then drugged and robbed before being dropped in the Bronx. They now seek the public’s help in identifying a person of interest. The incident went down at around 2am on June 22, […]

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70-Year-Old Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing of Homeless Man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park During K2 Drug Feud

Last modified August 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

A homeless man was fatally stabbed in the chest Saturday afternoon on Chrystie Street inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. Cops responded to reports of an assault inside the park at around 2:15pm. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Arturo Valdez, was found with a stab wound to his chest, police said. He was transported […]

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7th Precinct ‘National Night Out’ is Back on East Broadway Tonight

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Tonight, the 7th Precinct is hosting National Night Out here on the Lower East Side. The annual 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 has more than 70 happening. […]

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