From this week’s edition of the Villager:
Police were called to an armed push-in robbery on Friday morning May 20 on the 9th floor of 60 First Ave., in the Village View complex, according to co-op residents. “They shut the building down but the robber was gone,” a witness said. Nevertheless, police discovered a quantity of drugs and paraphernalia in the apartment and arrested the resident. Adam Silvera, the co-op’s president, said on Wednesday that he was arranging a meeting of residents with lawyers from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. and with police about drugs in the complex. In October 2010 police made a drug-related arrest in Village View Building 2, 430 E. Sixth St. The apartment’s tenant was reportedly supplying drugs to a ring of undergraduate dealers at Columbia University, who were also subsequently arrested.