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]

Flag Above Nathan Straus Playground

Posted March 9, 2010 at 6:18 am

Mounted to the side of 176 Rivington Street, overlooking Nathan Straus Playground, is this rotting piece of artwork.  It portrays a blue Puerto Rican flag with an inscription in Spanish reading, “tell the drugs, no, and life, yes.”

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