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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hillman Houses Vandalized with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted January 28, 2020 at 5:05 am

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, also marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Here on the Lower East Side, though, it was apparently occasion for some antisemitism. Someone scrawled an antisemitic message – “fuck Jews” paired with botched swastika – inside the Hillman Houses at 500 Grand Street. The […]

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Grand Street Pickpocketer Arrested for Robbing Off-Duty Officer

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Maybe don’t pickpocket the police officer… Police arrested a man last Tuesday afternoon (January 14) who attempted to pickpocket an off-duty cop. The perp snatched the officer’s phone outside 500 Grand Street (near East Broadway), and ran off. But he was caught, arrested, and charged with robbery. (The 7th Precinct station house is around the […]

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Police Seek Suspect in Connection with Residential Break-in on 2nd Street

Posted January 6, 2020 at 5:03 am

Police are seeking the public’s help locating a suspect wanted in connection to a residential break-in on East 2nd Street last week. The wanted man entered the apartment in the early morning of December 28, and stole a wallet. The 9th Precinct released the following advisory: On Saturday, December 28, 2019 at approximately 0100 hours […]

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Two Men Brandish Knife While Shoplifting M&Ms from Hell Square CVS

Posted December 27, 2019 at 5:05 am

The brand new Lower East Side CVS got a Hell Square scare this past Sunday, when it was reportedly robbed at knifepoint. Shortly before 1:30 am Sunday morning, two men entered the pharmacy – located inside Ben Shaoul’s condoplex at 196 Orchard Street – and began to shoplift a bag of M&Ms. According to police, […]

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Man Suspected of Tossing Girlfriend’s Dogs out 9th-Floor Window During Argument at Lillian Wald Houses

Posted December 23, 2019 at 5:03 am

Cops are investigating a man suspected of tossing two dogs out a ninth-floor window in the Lillian Wald Houses, one day after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a knife. The fatal incident began Wednesday evening when the suspect – identified as 31-year-old Steven Vias – got into an argument with the girlfriend. During the […]

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Woman Killed by Debris in Times Square ID’d as Architect and Former Chair of Educational Alliance

Posted December 19, 2019 at 5:04 am

City dwellers’ biggest fears came true Tuesday morning, when falling debris killed a pedestrian just north of Times Square. It happened at 49th Street and 7th Avenue, where a piece of debris dislodged from a 17-story building that, officials told the New York Times, had recently been fined by the city for its unsafe facade. […]

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Man Stabbed Outside LaGuardia Houses on Madison Street

Last modified December 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Early yesterday morning, a man was assaulted and stabbed outside the LaGuardia Houses at Clinton and Madison Streets. Police responded to the call shortly before 2:00am, and found the victim with a stab wound to the upper torso, and rushed in an ambulance to Bellevue Hospital. His condition upon arrival was unknown. There is no info […]

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Carbon Monoxide Leak at Broome Street Bodega Sickens 5 People

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Carbon monoxide levels spiked at a Broome Street bodega early yesterday morning, sickening five people. The purported gas leak happened at the Optimum Gourmet Deli on the ground floor of 243 Broome. Firefighters rushed to the store at 7:40am. Five were sickened by the elevated gas in the air, including one who was seriously hurt. […]

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Man Falls to his Death from Eldridge Street Building During Smoke Break

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:06 am

A 54-year-old man on a purported smoke break fell to his death Saturday from a six-story tenement on Eldridge Street, near Hester. Cops were called to the backyard of 54 Eldridge at about 9:15am, where officers found the man’s body sprawled on the ground. Witnesses told police that the victim had been smoking a cigarette […]

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This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us. Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the […]

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