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Homeless Man with Lengthy Rap Sheet Arrested for Lower East Side Rape Attempt

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The creep behind the attempted rape on the Lower East Side earlier this month has been arrested, police said. The alleged perpetrator is 41-year-old Robert Adames, a homeless man with a lengthy rap sheet. He is accused of following a woman to her home at 139 Norfolk Street just past midnight on midnight March 3, […]

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Suspect Still Sought in Attempted Rape on Norfolk Street Friday Morning

Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

Police are still after a man they say attempted to rape a woman near her Lower East Side home. (This is the story ABC-7 reporter CeFaan Kim was filing when a man in a hockey mask jumped him on live television.) The suspect reportedly followed her home to 139 Norfolk Street just after midnight Friday […]

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There was a Bloody Brawl on Norfolk Street Friday Night [VIDEO]

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:05 am

This past Friday night, a crazy fight broke out near Norfolk and Rivington Streets. And by all accounts, this particular brawl was over-the-top vicious. We’re told the fight was protracted and fairly bloody. There were reportedly two competing groups of about five people each duking it out. Shirts came off, broken bottles as weapons, belts […]

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Viral Post-it Piece, ‘Subway Therapy,’ Goes Above Ground on Norfolk Street

Posted January 24, 2017 at 9:29 am

The kaleidoscopic walls of the Union Square subway stop are coming to the Lower East Side. Temporarily. The myriad Post-its splashed all over the tiles of 14th Street station have drawn enough attention to warrant NYC creator, Mathew “Levee” Chavez, to take his vision on the road, via pop-up installation. This iteration of “Subway Therapy” is […]

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Red Square Lenin Statue will Probably Return to the LES Skyline Next Month

Posted September 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

The iconic statue of Vladimir Lenin that sat atop Red Square for 22 years has a new home. As first reported here last week, the communist leader will again greet the masses from the roof of 178 Norfolk across the street. The eighteen-foot Lenin will return to the skyline in short order. The Villager has it […]

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Red Square’s Lenin Statue Finds New Home on Norfolk Street

Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

It was big news yesterday when word dropped that the iconic Vladimir Lenin statue was removed from its longtime perch atop Red Square. It didn’t go far, though. No sooner was the 18-foot sculpture deposed than hoisted to a new home just across the street. A mobile crane lifted Lenin to the rooftop of 178 […]

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Tenants at 151 Norfolk Street Fearful of Takeover by Notorious Landlord with Harassment History

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

Residents of 151 Norfolk Street are freaking out. Especially the rent-regulated ones. Their tenement building at the corner of Stanton Street just changed hands last week for an undisclosed sum. While city records aren’t yet updated to reflect the transaction, the landlord is revealed to be one of the bad guys. We just received a […]

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Cantilevering Begins at 12-Story 100 Norfolk Street Condos

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

And let the cantilevering begin. Not since the Blue building has one piece of architecture so polarized a block. Now on its eastern flank, another eyesore with which to contend. Under construction the last year and change, the glassy new development at 100 Norfolk Street is starting to really take shape. Crews have been assembling […]

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Attorney General Schneiderman Responds to Presentation on How to Evict Rent Stabilized Tenants

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

One particular speech from one real estate attorney caused seismic outrage last week. Michelle Itkowitz had spoken at TerraCRG’s “Only Brooklyn” summit about how to best evict rent regulated tenants from buildings. The presentation was called “Tenant Buyouts — The Next Generation.” Timing of the discussion was appropriate, as slumlords around the city are under the microscope for harassment […]

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See How these Artists Recreated ‘Game of Thrones’ at Angel Orensanz [PHOTOS]

Posted April 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

“You have left the gritty streets of New York City behind,” proclaimed press literature upon entering Angel Orensanz last night. For one evening, the historic Norfolk Street synagogue was transformed into an homage to Game of Thrones. As previously reported, HBO tapped five artists to reinterpret notable scenes/characters by creating “an immersive art experience influenced […]

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