Crime

Homeless Man Found Dead this Weekend in Parked Van on Delancey Street

Posted February 20, 2018 at 5:08 am

A homeless man was found dead on Saturday afternoon in a parked van on eastern Delancey Street. Police sources tell us that the owner of the van had allowed the homeless man to sleep in the vehicle, which was parked at the southeast corner of Pitt and Delancey Streets. (Like in the movie With Honors.) […]

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Police Release Details on ‘Pianos’ Slashing Suspect

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

Police yesterday released an image of the man wanted for slashing a patron at Pianos last weekend (February 11). James Mercado of the Bronx, age 27, entered the bar in the early morning hours with his friend and girlfriend. When she began kissing another guy, a tourist from France, Mercado allegedly smashed a glass cup […]

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Kissing Leads to Slashing at Pianos Bar on Ludlow Street

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

Smooch for a slash. A patron of Pianos was slashed across the face early Sunday morning after kissing a girl at the bar, police confirmed. Cops say the victim, a man from France, was reportedly smooching a girl he just met, when some other dude smashed him in the face with a glass/bottle. The impact […]

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Bar-Goer Found Wasted on Allen Street was Stabbed 3 Times

Posted February 9, 2018 at 5:07 am

A Lower East Side bar-goer was found injured in the Allen Street Mall with three stab wounds last Sunday morning, police said. The 27-year-old man was reportedly bar-hopping with a friend after the Rangers game, and ended up at Karaoke Boho on Orchard Street. The two were reportedly split up, and the victim was later found […]

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Sleepwalker Survives 8-Story Fall out of LES Window

Posted February 2, 2018 at 5:10 am

You may have seen this story making the rounds… Call it a miracle. A sleepwalking man plunged from the eighth-floor window of his girlfriend’s Lower East Side apartment this past Sunday morning, and survived with relatively minor injuries. The scaffolding below reportedly broke his fall. And bones in his body. According to published reports, 35-year-old […]

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Traffic Cop Sentenced 12 Years for Fatal Williamsburg Bridge Crash Last Year

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:12 am

The drunk off-duty traffic cop who crashed while speeding across the Williamsburg Bridge last year, killing his 21-year-old passenger, was sentenced to up to 12 years in state prison last week. It was March 2017 when the drunk driving Stefan Hoyte hit 111 mph while crossing the span, nearly four times the legal limit. He […]

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The 7th Precinct has a New Commanding Officer

Posted January 17, 2018 at 5:08 am

It’s a changing of the guard at the 7th Precinct this week. Effective tomorrow, Deputy Inspector Steven Hellman, commanding officer of the precinct since June 2015, is headed northward to the 13th Precinct. (The 13th serves a southern portion of Midtown, Manhattan. The precinct features the Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town residential complex, Gramercy Park, the […]

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Police Release Images of Men Wanted in Connection with Armed Robbery of Rivington Street Bodega

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Lower East Side bodega. Two of the suspects allegedly entered the LES Mini Mart at 127 Rivington Street at 10:08pm this past Saturday, and held up the cashier at gunpoint. The armed duo made off with about $600 in cash […]

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Masked Men Hold up Rivington Street Bodega at Gunpoint

Last modified January 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Three masked men reportedly robbed a Rivington Street bodega last night, police said. Two of the men allegedly entered the LES Mini Mart at 127 Rivington Street just before midnight, and held up the cashier at gunpoint. The duo removed an unknown quantity of cash from the register and cigarettes from behind the counter. The […]

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A Bouncer at The DL was Assaulted by Ejected Patron

Posted January 9, 2018 at 9:48 am

Down at The DL early Saturday morning, a bouncer guarding the door was assaulted by a patron, police said. The security guard escorted a drunk man from the premises (for reasons unknown) shortly after 1am and told him not to come back. This didn’t sit well, and the perp, described as a white man wearing […]

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