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Years Overdue, NYC’s First Public Squash Court Debuts at Hamilton Fish Park

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:06 am

In case you’ve forgetten, that highly-publicized outdoor squash court planned for Pitt Pool on the Lower East Side is still happening. In fact, it just debuted yesterday after nearly two years of delays. The temporary squash amenity is the first of its kind in New York City – a public court open to all. The […]

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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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Watch the 7th Precinct’s Rap Pitch for Area Youth [VIDEO]

Posted December 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

There’s reason for this rhyme… The commanding officer of the Seventh Precinct alongside eight neighborhood coordination officers (NCO) recorded a rap track in a bid to connect with area youth. The barebones bit begins with one officer lifting from the Drake hit (“Energy”), “I got energy, gotta lotta energy; tryin’ to give the ‘hood lots […]

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Gunpoint Mugging at Gompers Houses on Friday Night

Posted November 13, 2017 at 9:44 am

A resident at the Gompers Houses on Pitt Street was reportedly held up at gunpoint Friday night outside the door of his apartment, police said. One perp shadowed the man to the doorstep of his fifth floor apartment, where he allegedly observed the victim take cash from his pocket. The suspect apparently proceeded to the […]

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That Public Squash Court in Hamilton Fish Park Might Take a Minute to Happen

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

Plans to install a public squash court on the Lower East Side, a first of its kind in New York City – are not as final as previously believed. When we first brought word that the year-old Public Squash Foundation proposed an installation inside the Hamilton Fish Park on Pitt Street, feathers ruffled almost immediately. We […]

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First NYC Public Squash Court Coming to Hamilton Fish Park Next Month

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

In approximately one month, squash players across the city will have access to a flagship court on the Lower East Side. The first of its kind in New York City. As previously reported, the year-old Public Squash Foundation aims to construct an all-glass, weather-proof squash court in the neighborhood to make the game more accessible to […]

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New Landlord Hopes to Flip Notorious 85 Pitt Street for $15M

Posted December 3, 2015 at 5:17 am

One Pitt Street property might soon change hands for the third time in some seven years. The nascent owner of 85 Pitt Street, near the corner of Rivington, is now seeking a buyer to cough up a whopping $15 million. That figure represents more than double what A.D. Real Estate (aka 85 Pitt LLC) paid […]

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NYPD 7th Precinct Goes Tomorrow Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted October 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

This weekend, the 7th Precinct is gathering the community and showing its support for a subject that hits close to home for many – Breast Cancer Awareness. In addition to food, activities, and information on cancer and prevention, a Hope Wall and Memorial/Survivor Tree will be placed in the Garden of Hope in front of the […]

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Nightlife Concerns Dominate Meet-and-Greet with New 7th Precinct CO Steven Hellman

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Here he is, your new Commanding Officer of the 7th Precinct, Captain Steven Hellman. So long, Captain Simonetti. Hellman’s appointment to the post meant a break with tradition – a community council meeting during the sweltering month of July. The climate of the meet-and-greet was cordial, yet sweaty. Serious swamp-ass conditions, thanks to a busted […]

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Captain Steven Hellman is the New CO of the 7th Precinct After Simonetti’s Transfer

Last modified June 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

Well that was quick. A year after assuming the head position in the 7th Precinct, Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Simonetti has been transferred crosstown. Rather suddenly, in fact. He’s now the CO of the 6th Precinct, which is responsible for Greenwich Village and points west. Simonetti reportedly assumed this new post on Friday afternoon. We’ve […]

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