Crime

Bandits in Stolen Van Nab $8K from LES Bodega in ATM Heist

Posted November 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Two men in a stolen van made off with thousands of dollars from a stolen bodega ATM on the Lower East Side earlier this month, cops said. The unidentified bandits approached the SX Deli at Rivington and Essex Streets in the early morning hours of November 2. Surveillance footage shows them attaching a chain to […]

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Woman Punches Uber Driver in the Face on Ludlow Street

Posted October 27, 2020 at 5:11 am

A woman jumped into an Uber on Ludlow Street and assaulted the driver, police said. On Sunday night, approximately 10:00pm, the woman entered the cab outside 121 Ludlow Street, unwarranted, and allegedly punched the driver in the face. He sustained a fat lip, and is otherwise okay. It’s unclear what prompted the belligerence. However, the […]

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Tombstone Secured for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

Posted October 26, 2020 at 5:03 am

Earlier this month marked one year since four homeless men were murdered while asleep on the Bowery. Since the anniversary, a fundraising campaign to secure a tombstone for one of the victims was successful. Chuen Kwok had fallen on hard times after the passing of his partner. He eventually found refuge living on the streets […]

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Drunk Driver Struck Man on Moped at Bowery and Delancey

Posted October 23, 2020 at 5:18 am

A man is in critical condition after an SUV, operated by a driver police believe was intoxicated, struck his moped at Bowery and Delancey Street early Wednesday morning. Police said the Toyota RAV4 turned onto Delancey from the Bowery at around 2:00am, where it struck the 38-year-old on the moped. Paramedics rushed the victim to […]

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Someone Sliced Away the Pride Flag from Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Posted October 21, 2020 at 5:05 am

It’s not all rainbows for Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Already contending with a spate of garbage dumping on its doorstep, the sweets shop just lost its Pride flag in an apparent hate-driven action. It appears someone snipped the rainbow gay pride flag from the storefront of 126 Rivington Street. We’re told that it had hung here […]

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Elderly LES Woman Lived with Husband’s Corpse for Weeks

Last modified October 21, 2020 at 7:40 am

An elderly woman in the Seward Park Co-op on the Lower East Side had been living with her husband’s rotting corpse for the last two weeks, cops said. Alarmed neighbors yesterday noticed the foul stench wafting through their apartment building at 383 Grand Street and notified the authorities. Police responded at 11:30am and found the […]

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Marshalls LES Robbed by Man Brandishing a Needle

Posted October 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The two-year-old Marshalls on the Lower East Side was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week, cops said. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, entered the store at 197 East Houston last Thursday night (October 10) shortly after 10:00pm. The perp was reportedly caught shoplifting, then confronted by the store manager. That’s when […]

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One Year Later, Locals Hold Vigil for Homeless Men Beaten to Death on the Bowery

Posted October 7, 2020 at 5:07 am

This past Monday marked exactly one year since four homeless men were murdered while asleep on the Bowery. To commemorate the date, neighbors held an intimate community vigil at Kimlau Square to remember the fallen – Chuen Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran, and Nazario Vazquez-Villegas. It was a solemn evening without the usual “we should do […]

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Mayor’s Chinatown Jail Stopped by 9/11 Toxins? [OP-ED]

Last modified October 13, 2020 at 8:06 am

Matthew J. Baione, Esq. is a partner in the 9/11 compensation law firm Pitta & Baione LLP. He has worked with the Neighbors United Below Canal to bring attention to 9/11 toxins exposure in Chinatown. The year is 2020. The question before the court is whether a jail can legally be built in Chinatown. The […]

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Tenants Fearful of Uptick in Crime at Extell’s Affordable Building on Cherry Street

Last modified October 6, 2020 at 7:34 pm

[Updated below] While real estate speculation along the Lower East Side waterfront continues, albeit gradually due to ongoing lawsuits, one skyline newcomer is reportedly plagued with crime. For Extell Development Corp. the plan from the get-go was two as-of-right towers at Cherry Street and Pike Slip. One Manhattan Square being the crown jewel with million-dollar […]

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