Sara D Roosevelt Park

Woman Punched in the Face, Robbed in Early-Morning Mugging on Chrystie Street

Posted July 26, 2021 at 5:03 am

A woman was mugged in a violent early-morning ambush on Chrystie Street last Friday, police said. The 29-year-old victim was reportedly walking near the corner of Stanton and Chrystie Streets at around 5:10am when the male thief approached her from behind, socked her in the face and threw her to the ground. Once down, the […]

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The Sara D. Roosevelt Park ‘Pit’ Becomes a LES Homeless Encampment

Posted July 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

Anyone passing through Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days bears witness to the dire situation there. Specifically the section between Delancey and Broome Streets, where the benches around the sunken court have become a homeless encampment. As before in the northern reaches of the park, this area, nicknamed “The Pit,” is now a ground zero […]

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Man Stabbed Twice in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted May 20, 2021 at 5:10 am

Cops seek assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who stabbed a man twice in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in broad daylight Sunday. According to the police report, a 32-year-old man de-mounted his bike at 4:20pm near Forsyth and Broome Streets. The perp stood up from a park bench – near the sunken court […]

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Police Seek Duo in Stabbing Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted September 8, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police are looking for individuals who stabbed a 45-year-old man near Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Sunday night. The incident occurred at about 11:45pm near Chrystie and Rivington Streets, an area that is fast becoming a Gold Coast for luxury living. Officers from the 5th Precinct responded, and found the victim with stab wounds. The […]

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LES Soccer Fields to Reopen, Apparently After Pressure from Locals

Posted April 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Two popular soccer fields on the Lower East Side will reopen this week after nearly a month of coronavirus-related closure, and, apparently, community opposition. Playgrounds and basketball courts across the city were sealed from use earlier this month to keep congregating groups at bay. (Parks remained open, for the most part.) At the time, soccer […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden Remains Closed to the Public for the ‘Time Being’

Posted April 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

The green respite of M’Finda Kalunga Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park will remain shuttered for the duration. Like everything else these days, it’s fallen victim to the COVID-19 outbreak, and social distancing mandates from the city and state. The garden usually stays closed over the winter months, then reopens sometime in April. “According to […]

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Hua Mei Bird Garden Receives Protective Fence from Flying Balls

Posted February 20, 2020 at 5:01 am

You may have noticed the chain-link fence standing toward the Delancey perimeter of the sunken court on Broome Street. The Pit, as it’s nicknamed, was resurfaced with “sports coating” last summer, part of the city’s overarching attempt to redirect park space while the East River Park is bulldozed in the name of coastal resiliency. However, […]

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The Year of the Rat Scurries In

Posted January 23, 2020 at 5:08 am

It’s the Year of the Rat! This week marks the 21st year of New York City’s Lunar New Year celebration, and no doubt the organizers are scurrying around in preparation for a veritable smorgasbord of festivities. As in years past, the festivities will kick off with the explosive Firecracker Ceremony Saturday morning at 11:00am (January 25) […]

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Stanton Parkhouse Bathrooms will Open by End of Month

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

And so begins the long road back for the Stanton Storehouse. Decades displaced from community hands, the facility partially reverts to neighborhood use this month with the debut of public bathrooms. With such a grand entrance, the proverbial throne inside the building teases. Behind those fresh cut archways are bathrooms for men and women, each […]

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How One LES Block is Losing Because of Ongoing MTA Work

Posted November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

As the MTA continues its infrastructure work outside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the surrounding community continues to bear the brunt. As we’ve been reporting, the job is to replace the outdated subway ventilation plant fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets. Already in the works for three years, installation of this new Emergency […]

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