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Captain Steven Hellman is the New CO of the 7th Precinct After Simonetti’s Transfer

Last modified June 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

Well that was quick. A year after assuming the head position in the 7th Precinct, Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Simonetti has been transferred crosstown. Rather suddenly, in fact. He’s now the CO of the 6th Precinct, which is responsible for Greenwich Village and points west. Simonetti reportedly assumed this new post on Friday afternoon. We’ve […]

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Under Fire, 7th Precinct Community Council Listens to Embattled Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Last month was a debacle for the 7th Precinct community council. Its president, Don West, had abruptly canceled public session and the LES Dwellers went nuclear, ultimately calling for his resignation. The same mistake was not made this past Wednesday, however, likely due to the public fallout in the ensuing weeks. Members from the alphabet […]

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The 7th Precinct Now Has a Dedicated Twitter Account

Posted November 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

For those of you interested in following the minutia of the 7th Precinct (or bashing them), today is your lucky day. The NYPD just sanctioned a new Twitter handle for our neighborhood cops. Profile picture of the new account is of the recently-appointed CO, Joseph Simonetti. Greetings from the #LES #LowerEastSide Looking forward to connecting! […]

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Complaints Mounting Against the Makeshift Shelter of the Allen Street Mall

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

That nighttime cookout in the Allen Street Mall was part of a larger trend. A group of presumably destitute men and women has been camping out in the median since the early part of summer. At all hours of the day you can find evidence of the occupation, from dozers on the bench to piles of […]

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Three Graffiti Writers Busted for Tagging 19 Trucks in SPURA Lot at Clinton Street

Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

Captain Joseph Simonetti makes no bones about his distaste for graffiti within the confines of the 7th precinct. The fact that it’s a priority is really the party line, though. An executive order from Commissioner Bratton himself. Well, the first high-profile arrest was made at the end of last month, resulting in three collars. A […]

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For the 7th Precinct, Graffiti is Public Enemy #1

Last modified May 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

As you may have read, the war on graffiti is intensifying… Cracking down on nightlife apparently isn’t the number one priority within the confines of the 7th Precinct. Graffiti takes that honor. That much was made clear at the community council meeting earlier this month, in which freshly minted CO Capt. Simonetti designated the vandalism enemy […]

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Captain Joseph Simonetti is the New 7th Precinct CO

Posted May 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

There’s a new sheriff running this a-here ponderosa, so to speak. As of approximately three weeks ago, the Seventh Precinct is now under the command of Captain Joseph Simonetti. Peter Venice is history, and there’s been a shakeup. Last Thursday, the CO held a meet-and-greet at the Pitt Street precinct with local bar owners. It […]

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