Crime

Woman Severely Beaten on Stanton Street Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park this Past Saturday

Last modified May 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

You may have heard about the assault that transpired early Saturday morning at Stanton and Forsyth Streets. Near the Stanton Storehouse in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. At roughly 6am, a woman in her fifties was beaten unconcious by a 24-year-old man named Devin Brown, who allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face and body. She […]

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Seward Park Co-op Building Had a Fire in its Boiler Room Yesterday [Updated]

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

You may have noticed the extreme response of fire engines on Clinton Street yesterday morning, just outside Fine Fare. Apparently, there was a fire in the boiler room of Seward Park Co-op at 175 Clinton. No one was asked to evacuate, by FDNY or otherwise, but a few residents did so of their own volition […]

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Can Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Bounce Back from this Arsonist Inferno?

Last modified May 18, 2017 at 8:09 am

It’s become international news – the three-alarm fire that engulfed the inner sanctuary of the 167-year-old 60 Norfolk Street, formerly home to Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (“BHH”). The investigation is still ongoing, but here are some updates. First, at the top of our list: Was it arson? Yes. The 14-year-old kid who allegedly started the fire – […]

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14-Year-Old Arrested in Connection to LES Synagogue Fire

Last modified May 17, 2017 at 9:51 am

In a quick turn of events, one of three teenagers was arrested yesterday in connection to the tragic fire that hollowed out the historic Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. The 14-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was apparently arrested and taken into custody last night during the monthly 7th Precinct community council. […]

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Woman Falls to Her Death from 15th Floor Delancey Street Condo

Last modified May 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

Last night, a 40-year-old woman plunged to her death from the fifteenth floor of the condoplex at 38 Delancey Street. She reportedly landed on the fourth-floor landing – the building’s pedestal – and died on impact. It’s unclear at the moment whether this was a suicide, yet police sources said that the victim had “a […]

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Cops Are Investigating Lower East Side Synagogue Fire as ‘Arson’

Posted May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Top officials at the NYPD announced last night that the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol fire was arson. The revelation was a slow leak, arriving one day after the 7th Precinct cited surveillance video allegedly showing three perps – two male, one female – fleeing from the house of worship as it went up in flames. The […]

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‘JaJaJa’ Vegan Spot Falls Victim to Plant Theft

Posted May 12, 2017 at 5:09 am

For JaJaJa, Chinatown isn’t so welcoming, after all. Apparently, a plant theft transpired last week at the new vegan Mexican spot. Store surveillance cameras caught a Chinese woman uprooting and stealing a “plantas Mexicana” from its window box. There’s currently a printout of the footage taped to the front window which reads, “plantas thief, we see […]

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Driver was Going 111 mph in Crash that Killed the Birthday Girl on the Williamsburg Bridge, DA Says

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. last week disclosed further details about the deadly drunk driving crash on the Williamsburg Bridge two months ago. In announcing the indictment of 26-year-old driver, off-duty traffic cop Stefan Hoyte, prosecutors detailed that he was going 111 mph while crossing the span, nearly four times the legal speed limit. […]

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This Creep has Been Forcibly Touching Women on the Lower East Side

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:17 am

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in catching a man suspected in connection to a criminal pattern of groping women on around the Lower East Side. Two of the incidents transpired within the confines of the 7th Precinct. Brooklyn resident Victor Colon, 60, allegedly approached females on three separate occasions and inappropriately grabbed them. Two of […]

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Someone Ripped up all the White Roses in First Park Last Week

Posted May 1, 2017 at 9:45 am

Some miscreant visited First Park multiple times last week and allegedly ripped up the beautiful bed of roses that bloomed here for some seven years. Always a photogenic sight, yet no more. An upset reader sent us the following dispatch regarding the “White Rose Massacre of 2017.” Apparently last Tuesday some maniac came into the […]

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