Bodega

Watch the Surveillance Video of Thanksgiving Day Robbery of Eldridge Street Gambling Den

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:08 am

More info has come to light regarding the robbery at the Lucky Star bodega on Eldridge Street. The stick-up actually transpired in the basement during a purported gambling session. Three suspects entered the premises on Thanksgiving Day at 4:55pm, and ordered the eleven participants to the floor at gunpoint, demanding they unload cash and jewelry. […]

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Eleven Held at Gunpoint During Thanksgiving Day Robbery at Eldridge Street Bodega

Last modified December 2, 2019 at 1:02 pm

In a Thanksgiving Day heist last week, nearly a dozen customers were forced to the ground during a bodega robbery. Three thieves entered the Chinese bodega at 67 Eldridge Street, according to published reports, yet weren’t after the till. Eleven victims – most middle-aged or seniors between the ages of 38 and 65 – were […]

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Man Stabbed with Switchblade Outside Madison Street Bodega

Posted October 2, 2019 at 5:02 am

A man was punched and then stabbed several times with a switchblade knife outside a Madison Street bodega Sunday evening, police said. The knifing transpired at the AM & PM bodega at 197 Madison just before 7:00pm. Authorities say the attacker got into an argument with the 44-year-old victim before punching him in the face, […]

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Rivington Street Crime Pattern Spurs City to Install New Light Poles

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Two months ago, a robbery pattern plagued Rivington Street, east of Essex, including the armed holdup of the LES Mini Mart bodega. Wanted posters still dot the windows of businesses on the block. Since then, the 7th Precinct determined that this block was “too dark,” and subsequently introduced mobile flood lights to combat the problem. […]

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Corner Bodega at Orchard and Canal Becomes ‘Smoke Shop’

Posted January 29, 2018 at 5:07 am

You may have noticed that the corner bodega at Orchard and Canal Streets looks quite different of late. For good reason. The twelve-year-old Newsstand-Grocery business recently changed hands. That certainly explains why the rotting maroon canvas was recently replaced with something less “analog.” The new marquee installed last week is illuminated and does away with […]

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Perp Collared for Beating Retired Cop and Stealing His Gun in Broome Street Bodega

Posted November 8, 2017 at 5:18 am

The man who roughed up a retired cop early Saturday morning and ran off with his gun is now in police custody, according to published reports. Forsyth Street resident Rafael Calderon, 37, was arrested Monday and charged with robbery, grand larceny, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. The 49-year-old retired cop had reportedly been visiting […]

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First Legacy, now the Prestige Bodega on Essex Street Shutters After 2 Months

Posted March 1, 2017 at 5:07 am

The two newest bodega additions to Essex Street both shuttered within weeks of each other. You’ll recall that the Legacy Deli closed up shop a couple weeks ago after barely seven months in business. Two blocks south, the Prestige met the same fate. Short-lived at about two months. Prestige was an ambitious bodega that tried […]

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‘Cigar & Vape’ Smoked Out of Essex Street After a Year in Business

Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:08 am

Cigar & Vape is gone, smoked out of Essex Street in swift time. The smoke shop-cum-bodega at 41 Essex lasted barely a year at this store before shuttering. News of its closure isn’t quite surprising, though. We’ve come across a pretty steady stream of real estate listings over the last few months pimping this 400 […]

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Long-Dormant ‘Le Lupanar’ Reborn as ‘Prestige Cafe & Deli’ 

Posted August 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

Holy shit. The long-vacant Le Lupanar space on Essex Street is being gutted. The commercial space at 103 Essex Street has been collecting dust since the business shuttered five years ago. Leasing signs on the security gates had become the norm here ever since. The closest the address came to occupancy was the short-lived asset sales […]

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Hell Square Bodega Wars Heat up with ‘Legacy Gourmet Deli’ on Essex Street

Posted August 24, 2016 at 9:19 am

Shots fired. The bodega wars within the confines of Hell Square are heating up. The Subway franchise location at 153 Essex Street (i.e. Gotham Court) folded last fall after a bumpy few years in business. A six-month dormancy period followed, but was relatively short-lived. Legacy Gourmet Deli is next to bat in this mixed-use complex, […]

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