7th Precinct

Masked Knifeman Crook Robs Orchard Street Pizzeria

Last modified May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

The unofficial start to summer is here, and Hell Square is already heating up. A dollar pizza joint on Orchard Street was reportedly held up at knifepoint over the holiday weekend. The assailant reportedly entered the seven-year-old 99 Cents Fresh Pizza shortly before 9:30pm on Sunday night. Police say that the masked intruder demanded money after […]

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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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Shooting in the Vladeck Houses Yesterday Leaves One Man Injured

Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

A shooting in the Vladeck Houses (NYCHA) last night left one man injured, police said. Shortly before 5:00pm yesterday, multiple shots were fired near the intersection of Grand and Jackson Streets. A group of men was reportedly seen fleeing the gunfire, leaving one injured with a bullet wound to the lower abdomen. We are told that, […]

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Streets

Tell the MTA How You Feel About Changes to M14 Bus Route

Posted April 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

In two months, Department of Transportation and the MTA will drastically change the M14 bus route. It’s a new Select Bus Service plan that will eliminate several “local” stops along the line. Local politicians subsequently blasted the proposed changes to the crosstown bus line. They demanded supplemental local service similar to the M15 route along […]

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Cops Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man in Extell Tower on Cherry Street

Last modified February 11, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Two police officers shot and killed a 32-year-old knife-wielding man while responding to a domestic dispute on the Lower East Side waterfront Friday morning. It all went down at Extell’s recently-completed, thirteen-story affordable housing complex on Cherry Street. According to multiple news reports, police received a 911 call from 227 Cherry Street at about 7am […]

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Layaway Larcenist Shoots Taser in Pawn Shop Robbery on Delancey Street

Posted February 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

A taser-wielding bandit made off with jewelry from a Lower East Side pawn shop Wednesday, police said. Shortly after 5:30pm Wednesday evening, three twenty-something women entered Robin Solid Gold at 132 Delancey Street. One reportedly began arguing with Robin about her jewelry on layaway, when she snatched it from his hands and bolted; her two […]

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Woman Mugged by 2 Men on Clinton Street Friday Night

Posted January 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

A woman was mugged on Clinton Street by two assailants late Friday night, police said. Sources say the victim had been exiting 107 Clinton Street shortly after 10pm when the two thugs asked for some change. After she declined, they pounced, snatching the wallet from her hand. The force of the mugging was enough to […]

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Man Repeatedly Slashed on Rivington Street Yesterday Morning

Posted December 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

When someone asks you if you’re a gang member, just keep walking… Early yesterday morning, at around 5am, a man was slashed across the torso near the corner of Rivington and Ridge Streets. Police said that two assailants, male and female, approached another guy and asked if he was a gang member. When the victim […]

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Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Stanton Street Last Week

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:04 am

Three thugs robbed a man at gunpoint last week near the corner of Essex and Stanton Streets. In the early morning hours of November 20 (Tuesday), the victim had just withdrawn cash from the ATM outside El Nuevo Amanacer (117 Stanton) when the trio approached. One of the assailants reportedly pulled a pistol and said, […]

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Crime is on the Rise in the Hell Square of Lower East Side

Last modified November 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

Hell Square is heating up, and residents remain caught in the crossfire. The booze-saturated party zone located in so-called “Sector C” – bounded by Clinton/Allen and Delancey/Houston – is seemingly becoming more dangerous. The most vocal block association in the vicinity, the LES Dwellers, crunched the crime numbers in a recent mailer to neighbors. Some […]

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