Columbia Street

Baruch Houses Parking Lot to Sprout Senior Housing Development

Posted October 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Infill of another sort on the Lower East Side. The Baruch Houses on Columbia Street will soon convert its tiny parking lot (at Rivington) into a housing development for seniors and the disabled. As part of the federally subsidized “Next Generation Seniors First Housing” initiative, the New York City Housing Authority recently released the Request […]

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Cops Tase Shooting Suspect who Pointed Loaded Gun at Officer on Columbia Street

Posted May 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Police tased a man suspected in an uptown shooting early Saturday morning on Columbia Street after he pointed a loaded firearm at an officer. 7th Precinct Police Officers Joseph Stokes and Daniel Amaral were reportedly driving along Columbia Street near Rivington Street at around 6am when they spotted a 2013 white Dodge Challenger that matched […]

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Student Report Leads to Arrest of Peeping Tom Janitor at School on Columbia Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:16 pm

The Nest+m School, located at 111 Columbia Street (at East Houston) was the scene of a peeping tom incident earlier this month. An unidentified ten-year-old female student participating in the Beacon summer program onsite reported a peeping tom while in the girls bathroom. According to a letter distributed by the Department of Education, “she saw […]

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Busted Water Pumps at Masaryk Towers Leave Residents Without Water

Posted February 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

This is not the announcement you want to see in the lobby of your building. A Boogie reader in the Masaryk Towers informs us that the housing complex on Columbia Street is without running water. Apparently all the buildings are fucked at the moment due to a busted water pump. The notice given to residents […]

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“Stop the Youth Violence” Rally Planned for Thursday

Posted January 29, 2013 at 6:28 am

End the East Side violence. That’s the message behind a community rally scheduled for Thursday evening.

Bereaved Neighbors Memorialize Shooting Victim Raphael Ward

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

The outpouring of grief scribbled on the Columbia Street wall is sobering.

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Teenager Arrested in Connection with Raphael Ward Murder

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

On the same day as the memorial service for Raphael Sadonte Ward, one suspect was arrested in connection with his murder.

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Surveillance Video Released in Fatal Shooting of Raphael Ward

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

The 7th Precinct just released video surveillance showing four persons of interest in the shooting death of Raphael Ward on Columbia Street last Friday.

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Memorial Grows for Columbia Street Shooting Victim Raphael Ward

Last modified January 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Audible sobbing, burning wax, and the soundtrack of passing vehicles and subway trains on the Williamsburg Bridge. Such is the makeshift memorial site for the fallen sixteen-year-old, Raphael Sadonte Ward.

Teen Victim Identified in Last Night’s Fatal Shooting on Columbia Street

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

The victim in last night’s shooting on Columbia Street has been identified.

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