Sara D Roosevelt Park

Pols Commit to Returning Stanton Storehouse to Community Use

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park – a Parks Department silo – will finally return to community use. But don’t get too excited just yet. According to a report in The Villager, the Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Margaret Chin, former Community Board 3 Chair Gigi Li, told the Parks subcommittee last […]

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Man Slashed Across the Face in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in ‘Random’ Attack

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The crime emanating from Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days appears to be worsening. Saturday afternoon at around 1:15pm, a 34-year-old man was slashed across the face near the Parks Department storehouse on Stanton Street. The victim allegedly did not know his attacker, who fled southbound on Chrystie thereafter. The authorities are reportedly calling it […]

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With Redevelopment Looming, the Sunshine Cinema Becomes a Public Toilet

Posted October 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we await demolition, the Sunshine Cinema is devolving at quite a clip. It’s now a literal shit-house. Indeed, the former arty theater has become the local bathroom of choice for many drunks and vagrants, some of whom congregate in nearby Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The movie poster frames on the facade closest to Forsyth […]

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More Drilling on Forsyth Street Ahead of Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Another Davey Drill was spotted on Forsyth Street last week (above Delancey), but as before, it’s not related to the controversial Rivington House condo conversion. But rather, an infrastructure project by the MTA. Indeed, the transit agency remains committed, despite prior community opposition, to constructing a new subway ventilation plant beneath Forsyth Street. Installing this […]

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Mugger Who Attacked 61-Year-Old Woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park Gets 9 Years in Prison

Posted September 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The mugger who brutally beat a Lower East Side woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last year was sentenced to nine years in prison yesterday. Devin Brown, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder after beating his victim to near-death in May 2017. Prosecutors said that Brown, unprovoked, punched the 61-year-old woman to the pavement (near […]

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70-Year-Old Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing of Homeless Man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park During K2 Drug Feud

Last modified August 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

A homeless man was fatally stabbed in the chest Saturday afternoon on Chrystie Street inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. Cops responded to reports of an assault inside the park at around 2:15pm. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Arturo Valdez, was found with a stab wound to his chest, police said. He was transported […]

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This Delancey Street Sidewalk is a Decade-Running Pedestrian Pitfall

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s one of the top pedestrian pitfalls on the Lower East Side. The pathway and sidewalk running along the northern edge of the Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a complete disaster. Concrete slabs and pavers on this stretch have been deteriorating for over a decade, creating a trip-worthy obstacle course […]

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City Finally Rehabs Pace ‘Oval’ with New Turf in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Last modified August 4, 2018 at 11:18 pm

The Pace High School track and field – the southernmost point in Sara D. Roosevelt Park – finally received some attention from the city. Up until last month, this so-called “Oval” suffered from over-use and lack of maintenance, and was in dire need of repair. Now, at long last, the field sports that green sheen […]

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Steve Nash Brings the 11th Annual ‘Showdown’ to the LES Tomorrow

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

World Cup fever is a fleeting illness – contracted in mid-June, lasting a month – and nearly impossible to satiate. But once you catch it, you don’t really want to shake it, anyway. Yes, it’s still hard to swallow that oh-so-bitter pill of the USMNT not qualifying for this year’s tournament, but take heart – […]

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Man Stabbed in Broad Daylight on Park Bench Across from the Public Hotel

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

It’s a tale of two Chrystie Streets… With glitz, glamor, and gold up above, for Public Hotel, there’s violence and poverty at the proverbial doorstep. The latest is a broad-daylight stabbing in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, immediately across the way from 215 Chrystie Street. Yesterday morning, a 34-year-old man sitting on a park bench was […]

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