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Homeless Man Shatters Windows of Chinatown Restaurants

Last modified September 1, 2020 at 10:08 am

Late Friday evening, curbside diners were treated to a sideshow along Mott Street as an unstable homeless man went on a window smashing spree. The spree started on the corner of Mott and Bayard, where the individual threw a rock through the window of the old New Shanghai Deluxe on Canal. He then walked up the block […]

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Major Hoarding Happening Beneath Hotel Scaffolding on Orchard Street

Posted July 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Somebody call Hoarders, there’s a junk mound on Orchard Street. For the last few months, a homeless man has been camping beneath the decade-old scaffold affixed to the hotel at 139 Orchard Street (aka the Allen Street Hotel). The individual gradually amassed a collection of garbage, furniture, and other prized street possessions. And apparently, the […]

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Ace Hotel’s Sister City on the Bowery Sets Rooms for Homeless

Posted June 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Ace Hotel’s boutique brand on the Bowery, Sister City, has reportedly reserved rooms for area homeless. Neighbors tell us that the two-year-old hotel began intake of homeless individuals two weeks ago. And that Bowery Residents’ Committee employees are seen coordinating efforts near the entrance. However, to date, there has been no outreach or notification […]

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Underbelly of Chinatown Homeless Exposed During Coronavirus Shutdown

Posted April 29, 2020 at 5:05 am

With Chinatown largely obeying the stay-at-home directives of Governor Cuomo and the Mayor de Blasio, and only venturing out for essentials, an unseen side of the neighborhood has emerged. No longer cloaked on the crowded streets, and without refuge to “stay at home,” the sight of homeless Chinese wandering Chinatown streets greet me daily. In general, […]

The Bowery Mission on Overdrive Supporting Downtrodden During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 27, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Bowery Mission is at the forefront of caring for the downtrodden during the coronavirus crisis. Its services remain largely intact, yet appeals for financial assistance are growing. For more than 140 years, the Bowery Mission has provided food, shelter, clothing, job opportunities, and medical aid to millions of area homeless. Arguably at no time since […]

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Bowery Mission Closes Chapel Doors to Area Homeless on Frigid Nights

Posted March 6, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Bowery Mission this winter terminated its longstanding practice of opening the chapel to homeless when the temperature drop to dangerous levels. For years, the Bowery Mission opened their small church on cold nights so that area homeless could sleep indoors and on the floor. But last fall, the chief program officer announced a new […]

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Fourth Fatality in Chinatown Homeless Beatings is Identified

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:04 am

The city medical examiner last week released from the morgue the final body rendered lifeless in the massacre of homeless men on the Bowery. He was identified as Florencio Moran Camano, whose family in his native Mexico signed off on the release, according to published reports. Camano, 39, was the youngest victim of Randy Santos, […]

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Homeless Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges in Chinatown Beating Deaths

Posted November 1, 2019 at 5:02 am

The homeless man accused of bludgeoning to death four other homeless men on the Bowery last month returned to court Monday for the arraignment. Investigators charged 24-year-old Randy Santos with four counts of murder, and one charge of attempted murder (one man survived the beating), for attacking his victims with a three-foot piece of scrap […]

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Who will Bury the Unidentified Homeless Victim Murdered on the Bowery Last Weekend?

Posted October 15, 2019 at 5:10 am

New Yorkers awoke ten days ago to shocking news that four homeless men on the Bowery were brutally beaten to death while sleeping by an attacker with a three-foot piece of scrap metal (and another seriously injured). It later came out that 24-year-old Bronx native, Randy Santos, himself homeless, perpetrated the attack, and boasts a […]

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At the Chinatown Vigil for Homeless Men Murdered on the Bowery

Last modified October 8, 2019 at 10:22 am

It was a moment of silence, shame, then a call to action. New York City could not sweep its homeless crisis under the rug Monday morning as a moment of silence at a vigil in Kimlau Square, Chinatown was deafening to those mourning the senseless murder of four homeless men by a 24-year-old attacker now […]

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