Beginning next week, you won’t be able to use the stairs leading to and from the subway station on the southeast side of Delancey Street for three months.
According to the notice posted recently by T.G. Nickel, the stairs will be closed for 95 days starting Feb. 27. T.G. Nickel is the general contractor for Essex Crossing Site 2, the building located just above subway entrance. As part of the Essex Crossing project, passageways are being built under Delancey Street. They’re meant to accommodate visitors to the Market Line, a subterranean shopping complex.
It’s not a great time to be limiting access to the subway station. A 14-screen Regal movie theater is just about ready to open on Delancey Street, along with a newly expanded Essex Street Market (coming in the spring).
NYPD/Surveillance camera image.
Police have arrested a suspect in the beating of a 65-year-old man in the Delancey Street subway station last month.
According to DNAinfo, 19-year-old Andrew Flores was taken into custody last week and charged with second degree assault. Flores, who is reportedly homeless, is being held at Riker’s Island. He’s scheduled back in court today.
The incident happened June 19 on the Queens-bound J train platform. Cops say the suspect punched his victim in the face and then continued to punch and kick the man after he fell to the ground. The victim was rushed to the hospital, after becoming unconscious. He was treated and later released.
Flores was identified from security camera footage.
Police are trying to track down a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old man in the Delancey Street subway station last week.
It happened June 18, a week ago Sunday, at around 5 p.m. on the Queens-bound J train platform. Cops say the suspect punched his victim in the face and then continued to punch and kick the man after he fell to the ground. The victim was rushed to the hospital, after becoming unconscious. He was treated and later released.
Police say the suspect is around 20 years old, he’s about 5-foot-7 and has long hair. They believe he’s Hispanic. If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
Police are asking for help in locating three suspects wanted in the robbery of a 27-year old man in the Delancey Street subway station Feb. 28.
Gothamist reported that they sliced the victim’s back pocket open and then snatched a wallet and phone from the front pocket of a sweatshirt. It happened shortly after 5 p.m. as the victim entered the train station. One of the suspects reportedly opened the emergency exit and asked if the victim wanted to come through the doorway. He declined. But after passing through the turnstile, the man was shoved against a wall. The suspects then allegedly took the wallet and iPhone.
If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).
Delancey Street subway station.
The Daily News has the story today of a harrowing ordeal for a commuter who fell onto the F train tracks at Delancey Street. It happened yesterday morning at around 8:30. A man in his early 20’s apparently suffered a seizure and came crashing down on the Brooklyn-bound F train tacks.
Danny Hay, a Lower East Side resident and MTA employee, was on his way to work when the accident happened. “It was a loud slam. I looked down and saw a young man in his 20s,” he told the News. “He looked unconscious.” Hay said he got on his radio to call for help but no one answered. He then tried to get an MTA attendant to cut the power, but a train continued to barrel toward the victim and two men who’d jumped on the tracks to help.
Finally Hay began flashing his lights across the tracks and the train came to a stop just in time. Paramedics soon arrived to care for the young man, while the “good samaritans” disappeared and Hay went off to work.
The stairways to the downtown F train was blocked off this morning following the incident.
A woman was struck by a Brooklyn-bound F train this morning at the Delancey Street station. She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to New York Hopsital in stable condition. The incident happened at around 7:15.
Trains were being diverted to the A line for a short time but the MTA reports that normal service has resumed with delays.
More to come…