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Another Water Main Break on Clinton Street Cuts Service to Businesses

Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Right about now, we’ve all had about enough of the winter of 2014.  A week after a water main was ruptured on Clinton Street, it’s happened again.

East Broadway Water Main Replacement Completed; Road Work Ongoing (Updated 9:31 p.m.)

Did a City Snow Plow Cause Water Main Rupture? Eyewitnesses Say “Yes”

Clinton Street near East Broadway.  Photos courtesy: Seward Park Co-op.

Clinton Street near East Broadway. Photos courtesy: Seward Park Co-op.

Here’s more now on the water main break at East Broadway and Clinton streets.   You’re looking at photos taken by employees of the Seward Park Co-op, who were present early this morning when a Department of Sanitation snow plow apparently dislodged a metal plate on the west side of Clinton Street, causing the rupture.

More on the East Broadway Water Main Break (Updated 9:42 a.m.)

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Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Right now police are clearing cars on both sides of Clinton Street (just above East Broadway).  Crews from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection will be repairing a 12 inch water main that burst overnight.

30-40 Men Involved in East Broadway Fight; One Person Stabbed

A large fight ended in the stabbing of a man on East Broadway last night. Late into the evening, police were still determining how it all began.

Truck vs. Traffic Light Pole on Grand Street

Near Grand Street and East Broadway. Photos by Dyske Suematsu.

Near Grand Street and East Broadway. Photos by Dyske Suematsu.

These photos are from TLD reader Dyske Suematsu.  At the intersection of Grand Street and East Broadway, a CVS Pharmacy truck apparently pulled down a traffic signal pole.  Dyske said CVS employees said a “cable fell.”

Person Struck by F Train at East Broadway Station

F Train entrance, Rutgers Street and East Broadway.

Ar about 2 o’clock this afternoon, emergency crews rushed to the East Broadway subway station, where a man was struck by an F Train. It took them about a half hour to get the victim off the tracks and transport him to Bellevue Hospital.  According to the MTA, the F is being re-routed on the A line. We’ll let you know when there’s more info about the victim and the circumstances behind the accident.

UPDATE: 3:57pm – We’ve learned that normal service has resumed on the Manhattan bound F train. Expect residual delays and check for updates.

Police Search For Suspect in iPhone Theft on Clinton Street

NYPD Photo via DNA Info.

Police are asking for help in finding a man who stole an iPhone from a woman on Clinton Street last month. According to DNA Info, the incident happened on December 17th, at about 1:35 p.m., between Henry Street and East Broadway.

Investigators believe the suspect approached the woman, reached into her jacket pocket and swiped the phone.  He then took off, east on Henry.

Police say the suspect is about 18-years-old and was wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt.

If you have info about this crime, call Crime stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477), go to the Crime stoppers website at or text 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.


Intercity Buses Curbed on the LES Last Night as Safety Crackdown Continues

East Broadway and Rutgers streets; November 27, 2011, 10:15 p.m.

A TLD tipster drew our attention last night to the intersection of East Broadway and Rutgers street. He told us a commuter tour bus had been “pulled over and taken out of commission.” As passengers unloaded, he said, the bus remained idling (for 10 minutes or so) and it blocked the pedestrian crosswalk.

We arrived on the scene shortly after 10 p.m.  Inspectors from the State Department of Transportation were there, telling passengers that the bus would not be going anywhere for at least eight hours.  There was a sticker on the windshield that read, “this vehicle may not be operated by anyone who is not in compliance with all hours of service criteria.” 

Tree Down at Seward Park (More Photos)

Trees down all around the LES after Irene - photo ©

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A few minutes ago we posted an iphone photo showing that big tree down in Seward Park. Just back from the scene — across the street from the Forward Building – here are some better shots.  From the sidewalk (on the north side of East Broadway) you can see the jagged edge of the tree trunk. The limbs and branches are hanging over the park fence. The westbound lane of East Broadway is blocked. No emergency crews on the scene. There were also some smaller branches down on East Broadway. Some of the bigger ones are scattered on in the courtyard of the Seward Park Library.

Suspect Arrested in Subway Station Attack

Police have made an arrest in the attack of a woman in the East Broadway subway station last month. 41-year old Ismael Acevedo was taken into custody and charged with assault and reckless endangerment, in connection with the February 4th incident.

The victim, LES resident Sabrina Scott, was punched and then fell onto the tracks as a Good Samaritan wrestled with her attacker. Fortunately, Derrick Oakes (the Good Samaritan) was able to pull Scott up before a train came along.

Police say Acevedo has no known address and is apparently homeless.


Breaking: Man Rescued From F Train Tracks (Updated 3:59pm)

We just returned from the East Broadway subway station, where a man was struck this morning by the F Train. The incident suspended Brooklyn bound service until a few minutes ago when emergency crews got the train moving again.

The man was reportedly taken to Bellevue Hospital. We don’t know his condition. Once the train was moved out of the way, MTA emergency personnel recovered several items from the tracks, including a torn jacket and a boot.

Police Seek Suspect in East Broadway Subway Attack

Tonight Police released a sketch of the suspect they’re searching for in the attack on a woman in the East Broadway subway station Friday night.  At around 6pm, a man went after Lower East Side resident Sabrina Scott, before a good Samaritan came to her defense.  In the scuffle that ensued, Scott was pushed onto the F Train tracks. Fortunately, Derrick Oates, the man who came to her aid, was able to pull Scott up before a train came along.

Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned, Hispanic male, 35-40 years old.