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Local Small Businesses Fundraising Meals for First Responders in COVID-19 Crisis

Last modified April 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

Lower East Side businesses are pooling resources to send meals to first responders during the COVID-19 crisis. For the next month, several small businesses tapped by the Lower East Side Partnership are sending meals to first responders (NYPD, FDNY, EMS) And the business improvement district is raising money to fund it. So far, Williamsburg Pizza, […]

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Thief Steals $5K of Tech Equipment from Grand Street Settlement Community Center at Rutgers Houses

Posted April 7, 2020 at 5:05 am

As we’ve seen, the COVID-19 shutdown does not deter crime. Police said that a man broke into, and robbed, the Grand Street Settlement community center at Rutgers Houses this past weekend. The suspect, pictured in the surveillance photo above, stole more than $5,000 worth of computers and equipment. The suspect remains at large. The area community […]

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Grindr Date at Baruch Houses Gone Awry as Man Robbed with Taser, Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Last modified March 27, 2020 at 7:37 am

A man was threatened with a taser and robbed in the Baruch Houses this week after a Gindr meetup gone awry, police said. The victim had been corresponding with another man on the Grindr dating app, and arranged an early-morning meetup at the Baruch Houses on March 23. (Nevermind, COVID-19.) At 7:30am, the victim arrived […]

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NYPD Dispatches Cruisers with Creepy ‘Social Distancing’ PSA

Posted March 25, 2020 at 5:02 am

The NYPD is now dispatching its fleet with audio messages to warn folks about keeping a safe distance from others during the COVID-19 shutdown. Chief of Patrol for the force, Fausto Pichardo, tweeted the below video of the police cruiser rolling down (soon to be demolished) East River Park yesterday evening. The bullhorn blared a […]

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Cops Seek Lower East Side Arsonist Lighting up Trashcans

Last modified March 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

Police are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in connection with several dumpster fires within the last week. Since last Wednesday, there have been four dumpster fires across the Lower East Side. Three of which transpired early Sunday morning after 1:00am – 305 Madison Street, 301 Henry Street, and 40 Gouverneur (Vladek Houses). The […]

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Grand Street Pickpocketer Arrested for Robbing Off-Duty Officer

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Maybe don’t pickpocket the police officer… Police arrested a man last Tuesday afternoon (January 14) who attempted to pickpocket an off-duty cop. The perp snatched the officer’s phone outside 500 Grand Street (near East Broadway), and ran off. But he was caught, arrested, and charged with robbery. (The 7th Precinct station house is around the […]

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Man Suspected of Tossing Girlfriend’s Dogs out 9th-Floor Window During Argument at Lillian Wald Houses

Posted December 23, 2019 at 5:03 am

Cops are investigating a man suspected of tossing two dogs out a ninth-floor window in the Lillian Wald Houses, one day after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a knife. The fatal incident began Wednesday evening when the suspect – identified as 31-year-old Steven Vias – got into an argument with the girlfriend. During the […]

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About that Mass SantaCon Subway Fare Evasion

Posted December 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

Amidst the SantaCon madness this past Saturday, a gaggle of costumed activists jumped the turnstiles at the Astor Place subway station in the East Village. A video showing the mass action immediately went viral on Twitter. It was unclear at the time whether this was coordinated or just a bunch of revelers partying for SantaCon. […]

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Man Falls to his Death from Eldridge Street Building During Smoke Break

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:06 am

A 54-year-old man on a purported smoke break fell to his death Saturday from a six-story tenement on Eldridge Street, near Hester. Cops were called to the backyard of 54 Eldridge at about 9:15am, where officers found the man’s body sprawled on the ground. Witnesses told police that the victim had been smoking a cigarette […]

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This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us. Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the […]

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