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5 Years Later, ‘East Villager’ Newspaper Becomes ‘The Villager Express’

Posted April 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

Another makeover is in the works for NYC Community Media and its stable of local newspapers. Introduced five-and-a-half years ago as an offshoot of The Villager, the East Villager is a bimonthly version of the community paper that publishes stories pertaining to its namesake neighborhood. But it’s now going through a change in identity. Henceforth, […]

Lower East Side Man Arrested for Having Sex with Girlfriend’s Dog

Posted April 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

This one is from the files of “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for having sex with his girlfriend’s dog, a Maltese. The Daily News reports that Jesus Gutierrez, 39, was caught with his pants down thanks to an in-home camera set up by his 43-year-old girlfriend. […]

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Homeless Tent City Pitched on the Bowery

Posted April 6, 2016 at 9:28 am

With the intensification of construction activity beside the Bowery Mission these days, some of the homeless it serves have taken up residence across the street. To walk by the storied Bunker building at 222 Bowery is a lesson in humility. Several individuals spend nights camped on cardboard outside the former Green Depot. The other hangout is […]

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Report: 2 Seniors Violently Robbed in Chinatown on Sunday Night

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Two robberies in Chinatown went down within blocks of each other on Sunday evening. Within less than an hour. The first incident transpired at 9:50pm on Mott Street – between Kenmare and Broome – where a 71-year-old Asian male was mugged. The victim was reportedly punched in the face, then had his wallet and cell phone […]

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Lower Eastside Girls Club Joined Patricia Field to Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Lower Eastside Girls Club went big last week, helping the NASDAQ exchange open the trades on Thursday morning. The local organization rang the bell inside the Times Square stock market alongside famous fashion stylist Patricia Field. The promotion wasn’t relegated to the trading floor, though. The Lower Eastside Girls Club also received top billing on the 43rd Street […]

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Ice Cream Truck Bursts into Flames on Delancey Street [UPDATED]

Last modified April 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

A reader sends us this image of an ice cream truck on Delancey Street near Forsyth that burst into flames (not a Con Edison vehicle as previously reported). The plume of smoke is intense and visible across the neighborhood. No word just yet on what caused the fire or any injuries. More as it develops. […]

Chabad LES Hosting Purim Extravaganza on Delancey Tonight

Last modified March 24, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Tis the season of Purim carnivals, and this year, Chabad Lower East Side is going bigger. It’s the Jewish holiday of Purim. For those observing the holiday, the local Chabad is hosting an “extravaganza” at the perenially vacant 104 Delancey Street. Price of admission is $25/$15 (adults/kids). Patrons can listen to the whole Megillah (Esther, […]

Cops Searching for Mugging Suspects Who Robbed Man in Delancey Street Station

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

​Police are searching for a trio of criminals who allegedly robbed a man at the Delancey-Essex Street subway station. The victim, a 27-year-old man, entered the station at around 5:15pm on February 28. One of the suspects opened the emergency door, ostensibly offering a free ride to the straphanger. He declined, and instead passed through […]

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LES Cop Shooter Still at Large Nearly 4 Years Later

Posted March 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

To catch a Lower East Side cop shooter… Almost four years on, the 7th Precinct is still canvassing the Seward Park Extension. The case of a cop shooting back in July 2012 is seemingly a cold one. The perp remains at large, which explains the arrival this week of fresh reward posters in the vicinity […]

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These Hell Square Buildings Targeted in String of Lobby Package Thefts

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

With excessive nightlife and a lack of overall supervision comes crime numbers. This is what’s happening in Hell Square. There are a few buildings in this area that are being targeted by burglars, listed below. All are within three blocks of each other. Residents of these buildings collectively claim that parcels are disappearing from the […]

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