Masaryk Towers

Garbage Truck Crushes Parked Cars on Delancey [Update]

Last modified April 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Earlier this morning at around 5 am, Boogie reader Jennifer Neidig wrote to inform us of a monster accident on Delancey Street, near Willet.  A stone’s throw from the Masaryk Towers. The word is now that a garbage truck blew a tire, lost control the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into eight […]

3-Alarm Masaryk Towers Fire Caused by Space Heater

Posted March 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

Shortly before noon Wednesday morning, flames exploded from the sixteenth floor of 89 Columbia Street, one of the buildings comprising the Masaryk Towers. Officials have determined the cause.

Breaking: Fire at Masaryk Towers

Last modified March 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

The Masaryk Towers environs can’t catch a break of late.  Shootouts (and miraculous gun-belt survival), suicides, and now a three-alarm fire on the sixteenth floor of 89 Columbia Street. Boogie readers informed us, and scanner handles confirm, that the flames quickly spread to the floors above. According to ABC Local, the fire started at 11:30 […]

Elderly Man Jumps to Death on Columbia Street Before Wife’s Funeral

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm

More disturbing detail just came to light regarding the suicide on Columbia Street yesterday afternoon.

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Jumper Reported at Rivington and Columbia

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Scanner handles across the Tweetscape are reporting on a suicide that transpired not too long ago near the corner of Rivington and Columbia Streets. The jumper did not survive the fall, and was pronounced DOA.  A crime scene is reportedly established around the perimeter. More info as it develops…

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Nike Commissions New Masaryk Towers Mural

Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

Chico’s artistic fingerprint at Masaryk Towers was seriously diminished last weekend. What little remained of his signpost mural on Columbia Street – “Living in Harmony” – was indelibly replaced with something less of the neighborhood.

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Nike Builds New Basketball Court Inside Masaryk Towers

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

Some hoop dreams on the Lower East Side. Masaryk Towers, the low-income cooperative at 69 Columbia Street, is the lucky recipient of recent Nike revitalization efforts.

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