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Powerful Wind Reveals Ghost Signage at 88 Delancey

Posted May 10, 2010 at 6:35 am

Saturday’s powerful wind gusts revealed some choice ghost signage at 88 Delancey, between Orchard and Ludlow.  Half of the metal fixture was ripped completely clear from its housing, landing on the sidewalk.  Police units and a sanitation team were swiftly mobilized for the cleanup effort.  The other half is safe and sound for now, but […]

A Scene Outside OTB on Delancey [Video]

Posted March 5, 2010 at 6:18 am

Regardless of the season, gamblers generally tend to congregate outside the OTB outpost on Delancey.  They are usually civil, pacing back and forth, talking shop, and discussing their wagers.  Nothing crazy.  But every now and again, there is a scene.  On this particular occasion, the NYPD responded to a drowsy drunkard sleeping at the foot […]

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Weekend Edition: November 28

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:13 am

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Early Edition: November 3

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

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Cell on Horseback

Last modified October 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

Is talking on a cell phone while riding a horse also against the law?  Mounted police officer spotted on Sullivan Street just south of West Third.

NYPD Alert: Residential Burglaries

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

In the last few weeks, there has reportedly been an outbreak of residential burglaries in the Lower East Side.  As such, the NYPD recently papered the neighborhood with official bulletins, one of which hangs in the doorway of 244 East Houston.  The grammatically incorrect alert reads as follows: “For some of these burglaries, the perpetrator(s) […]

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Clinton Street Ruckus

Last modified July 31, 2009 at 10:48 am

We received a concerned email in our inbox this morning regarding some violence on Clinton Street last night. “Have you heard anything about the ruckus down on clinton st between henry and madison last night? There was some shouting, screaming and brawling, then two ambulances showed up. After that the police cordoned off the block… […]

Crazy Cabbie on Delancey

Posted July 15, 2009 at 8:13 am

The intersection of Bowery and Delancey is always a nightmare, especially during rush hour. Simply put, the traffic pattern enables all the crazy drivers in this city to shine. For example, this particular taxi that was caught blocking the box. His poor decision-making led to a dangerous situation, and chaos ensued. A traffic cop yelled […]

Anti-Police Graffiti

Posted June 5, 2009 at 8:16 am

Scrawled across the Allen Street facade adjacent to Starbucks is some pointed anti-police graffiti. It’s quite funny to see the stark contrast between this simple anarchistic tag and the colorful mural of hope painted on the neighboring door.

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Regulators, Mount Up

Posted February 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

Mounted police look painfully out of place trotting these streets of Manhattan. It’s just completely unexpected in a city that prides itself on being at the forefront of it all. Nevertheless, seeing these units on the beat is always intimidating. The horses are quite enormous and somehow manage to walk unhindered with the flow of […]