Violence

Munchies on Essex Street is Closed

Posted October 5, 2010 at 6:32 am

Fast food grease-pit Munchies has been a buzzworthy topic in the local news lately.  A few weeks ago, The Villager published a profile article on the purveyor, lifetime Lower East Sider Ahmed Parvesh. The write-up brings to light the violent side of the family business, his brief incarceration and subsequent insistence of wrongful arrest, and […]

Man Assaulted Outside Little Giant Last Night

Posted October 2, 2010 at 10:11 am

Last night, we spoke with police officers stationed at the corner of Broome and Orchard Streets about an assault that occurred just outside Little Giant.  They understandably weren’t too forthcoming with information, only that they were watching the crime scene. This morning, the Post has more on the bloody story.

Man Wanted for Sexually Assaulting Girl in New York Public Library on East Broadway

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Police are searching for a forty-something man wanted for sexually assaulting a young girl (age 9) in the New York Public Library branch at 192 East Broadway.  The crime reportedly occurred last Thursday at approximately 5 pm.

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Foundation Replaces Rewind at 137 Essex

Posted April 21, 2010 at 6:33 am

One loud, obnoxious club is replaced by another at 137 Essex Street. Late last month, Rewind sold its soul for a gold stripper pole, and became a new venture called Foundation.  Even with new ownership, this loungy nightspot is exactly what you might expect – velvet ropes, clipboards, and bouncers with earpieces.  And a single-door entrance […]