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‘Citi Bites’ Takes Hell Square Corner

Last modified October 19, 2021 at 1:19 pm

Another fast food option is coming to Hell Square. Citi Bites, not Citi Bikes, is described as a “modern deli,” this month signed a lease for the 2,000 square-foot cornershop at 101 Stanton Street. It takes the place of the former Prema hair salon which closed earlier this year. The bodega business reportedly agreed to […]

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Brute Beats Elderly Man, Steals Cane at East Broadway Bodega

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:07 am

A mugger punched an 82-year-old man in the head and stole his cane at a Lower East Side bodega earlier this week. The elderly victim was inside the Big Apple Food Market on Clinton Street, near East Broadway, at around 6:20am this past Wednesday. As the man was buying a cup of coffee, a stranger […]

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Robbers Steal Beer, Beat Bodega Clerk with Baseball Bat on Grand Street

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

Two robbers on Grand Street last week stole a case of beer before beating the clerk with a baseball bat, police said. The suspects entered the Deli and Grill Bodega at 523 Grand Street (near Columbia Street) at 4:55am last Friday, and then left with a five-finger-discounted case of Coors Light. The 65-year-old bodega clerk, […]

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Upset at Broken Bodega Lotto Machine, Man Pummels Clerk with ‘Wet Floor’ Sign on Canal Street

Posted February 2, 2021 at 5:02 am

A man pummeled a bodega clerk on Canal Street after an altercation over a broken Lotto machine, police said Friday as they released video of the attack. The attacker began fighting with the worker inside the store – situated at Canal and Orchard Streets – at 2:15am on January 24. The customer was apparently angry […]

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East Village Finest, in the Heart of Hell Square

Posted December 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

East Village Finest, albeit in the heart of Hell Square. Indeed, another area bodega just debuted at the southeast corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. East Village Finest, which is a deli, grocery, and smoke shop rolled into one. Packaged with a misnomer of a name (and spelling errors). You’ll recall that Yumi Kim formerly […]

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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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