7th Precinct

Cops Seek Lower East Side Arsonist Lighting up Trashcans

Last modified March 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

Police are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in connection with several dumpster fires within the last week. Since last Wednesday, there have been four dumpster fires across the Lower East Side. Three of which transpired early Sunday morning after 1:00am – 305 Madison Street, 301 Henry Street, and 40 Gouverneur (Vladek Houses). The […]

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hillman Houses Vandalized with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted January 28, 2020 at 5:05 am

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, also marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Here on the Lower East Side, though, it was apparently occasion for some antisemitism. Someone scrawled an antisemitic message – “fuck Jews” paired with botched swastika – inside the Hillman Houses at 500 Grand Street. The […]

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Grand Street Pickpocketer Arrested for Robbing Off-Duty Officer

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Maybe don’t pickpocket the police officer… Police arrested a man last Tuesday afternoon (January 14) who attempted to pickpocket an off-duty cop. The perp snatched the officer’s phone outside 500 Grand Street (near East Broadway), and ran off. But he was caught, arrested, and charged with robbery. (The 7th Precinct station house is around the […]

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Man Stabbed Outside LaGuardia Houses on Madison Street

Last modified December 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Early yesterday morning, a man was assaulted and stabbed outside the LaGuardia Houses at Clinton and Madison Streets. Police responded to the call shortly before 2:00am, and found the victim with a stab wound to the upper torso, and rushed in an ambulance to Bellevue Hospital. His condition upon arrival was unknown. There is no info […]

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This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us. Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the […]

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This Subway Pervert Masturbated and Urinated on Female Straphanger

Posted September 6, 2019 at 5:06 am

Police are in pursuit of a masturbating pervert who urinated on a Lower East Side straphanger, then jumped on her back as she fled. The encounter happened at around 2:00am on June 16 aboard a Manhattan-bound J train that was crossing the Williamsburg Bridge. According to the Daily News, the suspect started to jerk off […]

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Man Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping of 5-Year-Old Boy Outside Katz’s Deli

Posted September 3, 2019 at 5:19 am

Catching up on some Hell Square news over the holiday weekend… Police arrested a man late Saturday after he attempted to kidnap a five-year-old boy outside Katz’s Deli. Eric Visa, 46, approached the child as he was walking near the famous Lower East Side restaurant with his family shortly before midnight, according to various published […]

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Masked Men Rob Norfolk Street Boutique at Gunpoint

Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two masked men robbed a posh boutique on Norfolk Street this past Sunday afternoon in broad daylight, police said. The gunpoint robbery unfolded as if in a movie storyline. The two men entered Maryam Nassir Zadeh at 123 Norfolk Street shortly after 1:00pm. The first – dressed in black pants, white shirt, and face obscured […]

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Lower East Sider Beaten to Death by Man Claiming to be CIA Agent in Bizarre Houseguest Gone Awry

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:08 am

File this one under “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side resident was beaten senselessly last Tuesday by a Mississippi man claiming he was a CIA agent, four months after offering him a home, police said. The victim, Doru Vaduvescu, 64, told police he and his wife, Mimi, met the 46-year-old “spy” […]

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East Broadway Yeshiva Hit with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Metivta Tiferet Yerushalayim building at 145-147 East Broadway fell victim on Saturday to an apparent antisemitic act. A vandal scrawled this caricature of a Jewish man with the word “evil” written beneath. The graffiti was reportedly scrawled while Shabbat morning services were underway inside. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. […]

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