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Caught Red-Handed: Spa Ordered Shut for Prostitution

Last modified November 18, 2019 at 10:25 am

Yet another Lower East Side “spa” is busted for prostitution. Grand Healing at 297 Grand Street was ordered shut by the police department at the end of October. It precedes the sex-related closure of Good Luck Spa on Orchard Street, yet appears part of the same crackdown. (Just take a look at that calligraphy in […]

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Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI Following Collision at Manhattan Bridge Entrance

Posted October 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

Police last week arrested one of its own after an off-duty officer was busted for drunk driving on the Manhattan Bridge. NYPD Officer Eugene Schatz, 46, was driving eastbound Wednesday night on Canal Street toward the bridge entrance when he got into a minor fender-bender with another vehicle. Yet kept on driving until reaching Brooklyn. […]

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Attacker Behind Bowery Bloodbath Charged with Murder; has More than a Dozen Prior Arrests

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police yesterday charged 24-year-old Randy Rodriguez Santos in connection with the brutal early morning murder of four homeless men on the Bowery a day earlier. Santos struck five times in the vicinity of Kimlau Square in Chinatown, bludgeoning to death four vagrants while they slept with a fifteen-pound rod of scrap metal. One victim survived […]

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This Subway Pervert Masturbated and Urinated on Female Straphanger

Posted September 6, 2019 at 5:06 am

Police are in pursuit of a masturbating pervert who urinated on a Lower East Side straphanger, then jumped on her back as she fled. The encounter happened at around 2:00am on June 16 aboard a Manhattan-bound J train that was crossing the Williamsburg Bridge. According to the Daily News, the suspect started to jerk off […]

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Man Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping of 5-Year-Old Boy Outside Katz’s Deli

Posted September 3, 2019 at 5:19 am

Catching up on some Hell Square news over the holiday weekend… Police arrested a man late Saturday after he attempted to kidnap a five-year-old boy outside Katz’s Deli. Eric Visa, 46, approached the child as he was walking near the famous Lower East Side restaurant with his family shortly before midnight, according to various published […]

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Masked Men Rob Norfolk Street Boutique at Gunpoint

Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two masked men robbed a posh boutique on Norfolk Street this past Sunday afternoon in broad daylight, police said. The gunpoint robbery unfolded as if in a movie storyline. The two men entered Maryam Nassir Zadeh at 123 Norfolk Street shortly after 1:00pm. The first – dressed in black pants, white shirt, and face obscured […]

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Lower East Sider Beaten to Death by Man Claiming to be CIA Agent in Bizarre Houseguest Gone Awry

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:08 am

File this one under “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side resident was beaten senselessly last Tuesday by a Mississippi man claiming he was a CIA agent, four months after offering him a home, police said. The victim, Doru Vaduvescu, 64, told police he and his wife, Mimi, met the 46-year-old “spy” […]

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East Broadway Yeshiva Hit with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted August 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Metivta Tiferet Yerushalayim building at 145-147 East Broadway fell victim on Saturday to an apparent antisemitic act. A vandal scrawled this caricature of a Jewish man with the word “evil” written beneath. The graffiti was reportedly scrawled while Shabbat morning services were underway inside. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. […]

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Patient at Chinatown Methadone Clinic Slashes Security Guard in the Face

Posted August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

An altercation at a Chinatown methadone clinic yesterday morning led one patient to slash a security guard, police said. A patient of the Lower Eastside Service Center clinic at 62 East Broadway (west of Market) got into a tussle with the security guard onsite shortly before 10am yesterday morning. In response, the suspect reportedly slashed […]

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Skateboard Sexual Assault on Stanton Street

Posted August 12, 2019 at 5:06 am

A skateboarder on Stanton Street last month sexually assaulted a woman before rolling away undetected, police said. It was a daytime incident on July 17. The unidentified pervert groped the victim’s left breast while she was standing outside 90-96 Stanton Street. No injuries or other pain reported. “Yes, it’s not a shooting or a stabbing […]

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