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Speed Cameras Installed on Pike Street

Posted October 10, 2019 at 5:04 am

As part of the city’s push to capitalize on pedal-heavy motorists, new speed zones and cameras are proliferating. The latest in the neighborhood is outside Rutgers Houses on Pike Street. The camera box installation appeared within the last couple weeks, affixed to a lamppost between Cherry and Madison Streets. As with other locations, when the […]

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Cops Arrest Bronx Perv for Sexual Assault of 82-Year-Old Woman in Rutgers Houses

Posted September 23, 2019 at 5:06 am

Cops arrested a Bronx man on Friday in connection with the sexual assault of an 82-year-old woman in Rutgers Houses. Mott Haven resident, David Alexander, 29, currently faces charges of felony assault, burglary, sexual abuse and restriction of breathing. He’s accused of walking into the victim’s unlocked apartment at about 6pm last Tuesday. Alexander allegedly […]

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End of the Road for the ‘BJ Dollar Store’ on Pike Street

Posted June 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

The popular local dollar store, New BJ 99-Cents, has been holding down Pike Street for some three decades. And for that long, the butt of many a fellatio joke, attracting cameras and giggles. But this is no laughing matter. This retail cornerstone of the Chinatown/Lower East Side community – located below the Sung Tak Buddhist […]

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NYC Half Marathon Foists Thousands of Runners onto the Lower East Side Next Month

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:06 am

On your mark, get set … for thousands of marathoners on the proverbial doorstep. The New York City Half Marathon is less than a month out, and for the second year running, the Lower East Side is in the crosshairs. The race route shifted last year to include spanning the Manhattan Bridge, Canal Street, and […]

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1 Pike Bar Calls it Quits After a Year

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:03 am

It appears the namesake 1 Pike Cafe and Bar is a goner; the space has been dark for the last week. This closure follows after some recent neighborhood chatter indicating the end of the road. Phone calls to the establishment also go unanswered. 1 Pike opened at this address (corner of Division Street) back in […]

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The Broome Street Penis is Gone, but this Pike Street Pussy Remains

Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:06 am

Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt, 40, made international headlines this week by painting an enormous penis on the facade of 303 Broome Street. (Some claim to have seen the face of Donald Trump in the shaft.) Standing erect at four-stories, the shock art was completed shortly before Christmas Eve, and caused more hullabaloo than the vagina […]

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On Pike Street, It’s Cold Enough to Freeze the Fire Hydrant

Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:04 am

In case you didn’t feel like leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment, this sight should bolster that decision. Even the fire hydrant, and its leaking stream, are frozen solid. We snapped this photo on Pike Street, just north of East Broadway. Frozen hydrants like this are apparently rare. According to an article published by […]

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‘1 Pike’ Pairs Coffee and Wine on the Border of Chinatown

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

The southeast corner of Pike and Division Streets is now booze-friendly. That new watering hole we told you about is ready for business. Dubbed simply 1 Pike, the establishment is essentially a coffee shop by day and wine bar in the after-hours. Soft launch was last week. At present, only coffee (courtesy of Cafe Grumpy) […]

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New Wine Bar Takes Shape at Pike and Division

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:07 am

The Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) advocacy group chose a wine bar tenant to occupy the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building at 1 Pike Street (aka 111 Division). The community organization downsized its footprint in the ground level last year, and instead decided to convert the new space to […]

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Watch this Guy Knock Over a Motorcycle on Pike Street for No Apparent Reason [VIDEO]

Last modified April 28, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Here’s an interesting one… So, this guy was walking down Pike Street, between East Broadway and Henry Street, on Monday at 10:38pm and decided to upend a parked motorcycle. It’s clear that he was pissed off about something; he commits to pushing the vehicle onto the sidewalk when it refuses to budge after the first […]

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