Crime

Watch the Surveillance Video of Thanksgiving Day Robbery of Eldridge Street Gambling Den

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:08 am

More info has come to light regarding the robbery at the Lucky Star bodega on Eldridge Street. The stick-up actually transpired in the basement during a purported gambling session. Three suspects entered the premises on Thanksgiving Day at 4:55pm, and ordered the eleven participants to the floor at gunpoint, demanding they unload cash and jewelry. […]

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Eleven Held at Gunpoint During Thanksgiving Day Robbery at Eldridge Street Bodega

Last modified December 2, 2019 at 1:02 pm

In a Thanksgiving Day heist last week, nearly a dozen customers were forced to the ground during a bodega robbery. Three thieves entered the Chinese bodega at 67 Eldridge Street, according to published reports, yet weren’t after the till. Eleven victims – most middle-aged or seniors between the ages of 38 and 65 – were […]

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Fourth Fatality in Chinatown Homeless Beatings is Identified

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:04 am

The city medical examiner last week released from the morgue the final body rendered lifeless in the massacre of homeless men on the Bowery. He was identified as Florencio Moran Camano, whose family in his native Mexico signed off on the release, according to published reports. Camano, 39, was the youngest victim of Randy Santos, […]

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Four Arrested After Knifing Attack in East Broadway Station

Posted November 22, 2019 at 5:09 am

Four men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a stabbing inside the East Broadway F subway station, police said. The alleged attack transpired shortly before 8:30am when the suspects approached the 20-year-old victim and demanded money. When he refused, the perps stabbed him in the forearm. The foursome scattered, but police caught and arrested them […]

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Caught Red-Handed: Spa Ordered Shut for Prostitution

Last modified November 18, 2019 at 10:25 am

Yet another Lower East Side “spa” is busted for prostitution. Grand Healing at 297 Grand Street was ordered shut by the police department at the end of October. It precedes the sex-related closure of Good Luck Spa on Orchard Street, yet appears part of the same crackdown. (Just take a look at that calligraphy in […]

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How One LES Block is Losing Because of Ongoing MTA Work

Posted November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

As the MTA continues its infrastructure work outside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the surrounding community continues to bear the brunt. As we’ve been reporting, the job is to replace the outdated subway ventilation plant fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets. Already in the works for three years, installation of this new Emergency […]

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‘Good Luck’ Runs out for Orchard Street Massage Parlor, Busted for Prostitution

Posted November 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

It appears the Good Luck Spa on Orchard Street ran afoul of the law. Shuttered by court order due to alleged prostitution. (And therefore perpetuating the stereotype of illicit Chinatown massage parlors.) The business, which relocated here from Grand Street four years ago, was ordered closed by court order last Thursday. Stickers on the drawn […]

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Report: Notorious Landlord Michael Shah Arrested Twice for Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend then Violating Protection Order

Last modified November 11, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Notorious landlord and developer Michael Shah, whose properties and bars dot the Lower East Side, was twice arrested this fall regarding the alleged assault of his model girlfriend. The news comes to light in a New York Post article that focuses more on Shah’s recent filing of a complaint related to a summertime “attack” in […]

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Homeless Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges in Chinatown Beating Deaths

Posted November 1, 2019 at 5:02 am

The homeless man accused of bludgeoning to death four other homeless men on the Bowery last month returned to court Monday for the arraignment. Investigators charged 24-year-old Randy Santos with four counts of murder, and one charge of attempted murder (one man survived the beating), for attacking his victims with a three-foot piece of scrap […]

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Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI Following Collision at Manhattan Bridge Entrance

Posted October 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

Police last week arrested one of its own after an off-duty officer was busted for drunk driving on the Manhattan Bridge. NYPD Officer Eugene Schatz, 46, was driving eastbound Wednesday night on Canal Street toward the bridge entrance when he got into a minor fender-bender with another vehicle. Yet kept on driving until reaching Brooklyn. […]

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