Drugs

Three Arrested in Early-Morning Drug Bust at Gompers Houses

Posted May 18, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police forces raided a Lower East Side apartment building early Friday morning, cuffing three men and seizing a large quantity of drugs and guns, the 9th Precinct reported. Anthony Lopez, 29, of West 143rd Street in Manhattan, Gregory Bell, 23, of White Plains Road in the Bronx, and Kaylin Quidone, 18, of Jackson Street on […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Mickey the Pope and Drugs on the Lower East Side

Posted March 11, 2020 at 5:05 am

For this Clayton’s Corner, documentarian Clayton Patterson exhumed more 1980s drug-related photos from his archives on the Lower East Side. Overdosing Man passed out in the doorway of 159 Essex Street. It was an all-too common occurrence to see an addict overdosed in the doorway. Mickey “The Pope” Cesar Mickey was an eccentric character. In […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Drugs and Anti-Police Protests

Posted January 31, 2020 at 5:03 am

In the 1980s, abandoned buildings dotted Ludlow Street between Stanton and Rivington, on the east side. Often these spaces became a drop-off for garbage and home base for drug dealers selling product. The spray-painted message warned sellers would be photographed. Due to the number of locations that sold illegal drugs, as well as the volume […]

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Report: LES Man Sold $16K of Drugs to Undercover Cop in Union Square Stores

Posted June 19, 2019 at 5:09 am

A Lower East Side man was arraigned yesterday on charges of selling cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in the chain eateries around Union Square. Anthony Morales, 49, is accused of peddling upwards of $16,000 worth of drugs to an undercover cop at Chipotle, McDonald’s, Au Bon Pain, and Food Emporium. He’s charged with criminal sale of […]

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District Attorney Busts Huge Lower East Side Coke Ring

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

For the second time in the last four months, authorities have busted a Lower East Side drug ring. Cops busted an organization based in the Seward Park Extension at the end of December, a result of last summer’s undercover op on site. Yesterday afternoon, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. put an end to the massive […]

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Crime Update: Hernandez Houses Drug Bust

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Tuesday night’s action at the Hernandez Houses at Eldridge and Stanton was part of a large-scale drug bust. That explains all the commotion and helicopter spotlights. DNAinfo is reporting that NYPD personnel executed search warrants and discovered an “undisclosed amount” of drugs.

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Stanton Street Shooting Part of Turf War?

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Since last night’s shooting on Stanton Street, which left three people wounded, we’ve fielded a number of reader responses as to what may have happened.  While the Daily News is reporting that the altercation may have been a “drug deal gone bad,” there are some who believe the shooting was part of a larger turf war. [Photo Credit: […]

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Lawyers Assure Us that Neighburrito Not Involved with Pot Farm at 127 Rivington

Last modified October 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Earlier today, we ran a story regarding a monstrous pot farm discovered in the basement beneath Neighburrito at 127 Rivington Street.  In a statement to us, lawyers for the eatery have set the record straight.

Pot Bust and Evictions at 127 Rivington Street

Last modified October 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm

127 Rivington Street is a pretty nondescript residential tenement building, which also houses Mexican eatery Neighburrito on the ground level.  On Monday night, one fire call from a resident reportedly snowballed into hours worth of drama.  Strap in for this one, it’s a doozy!

Overdose Death in Chatham Square Yesterday?

Posted October 20, 2010 at 6:12 am

Last night, a longtime reader sent along a disturbing dispatch from Chatham Square. An apparent death on a bench outside 1 East Broadway attracted both plainclothes and uniformed NYPD personnel to the scene yesterday morning. [Photo Credit: James Petrille]