Bodega

East Broadway Bodega Held up at Gunpoint

Posted August 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Two men held up a Lower East Side bodega at gunpoint this past Friday, police said. The suspects – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway at approximately 6:47pm, drawing firearms and demanding cash. They made off with $1,500, and fled on a moped. Surveillance video from the […]

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Man Slashed While Stepping Between Girlfriend and Knife-Wielding Ogler

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

A man was slashed in the hand early yesterday morning after stepping between his girlfriend and an aggressive ogler, police said. Shortly after midnight, an unidentified male got into an argument with a woman at the southeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets. Then he started “coming onto her,” according to the police report. When […]

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Delancey Street Bodega Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspects at Large

Posted February 19, 2020 at 5:04 am

Police are after two men suspected of holding up a Delancey Street bodega at gunpoint. The robbery – caught on camera – happened shortly before 4:30pm at the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop near the southwest corner of Allen Street. One suspect asked the clerk for cigarettes, while the other reportedly demanded money with an assault […]

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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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