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Teenager Shot and Killed Friday Night on Delancey Street

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed last night at the bustling corner of Delancey and Suffolk streets. According to news reports, the gunman walked up to the victim, who was standing in a large group, and opened fire....

Cops Investigate Attack on 66-Year-Old Asian Man as a Hate Crime

Since this morning, Detectives @NYPDHateCrimes have been investigating the following: On March 20, 2021 at 8:55 AM, at 196 Allen St, a 66-year-old Asian male was approached by a male who yelled at him and then struck him in...

Silver Begins Serving 6 1/2 Year Prison Term in Otisville

In the past week, former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver began serving a 6 and 1/2 year prison sentence. Back in 2015, he was arrested on public corruption charges, but had remained free while a lengthy appeals process...

Silver Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison; Must Surrender Aug. 26

As City & State's First Read newsletter put it this morning, Sheldon Silver, "finally, honestly, truly for real this time is heading to prison." On Monday, a federal court judge sentenced the former Lower East Side assemblyman to 6-and-one-half years...

Former Assistant Charged in Murder of Tech Entrepreneur Fahim Saleh

Saturday morning in criminal court in Manhattan, 21-year old Tyrese Devon Haspil was charged with second degree murder, accused in the killing and dismemberment of tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh, his former boss.

Burglary at Grand Street Settlement’s Rutgers Community Center

Unfortunate news from our friends at Grand Street Settlement: Here is a media alert about a burglary that took place at Grand St. Settlement's Rutgers Community Center located in the Rutgers Houses at 200 Madison St. This weekend someone broke into...

Police Investigate After Swastikas Scrawled Inside Hillman Houses

Police are investigating an act of anti-Semitism on the Lower East Side after several swastikas were found scribbled inside the Hillman Houses on Grand Street. The graffiti was discovered on several floors of the cooperative complex Monday, Holocaust Remembrance Day....

Appeals Court Overturns Part of Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction

A federal appeals court this week overturned part of Sheldon Silver's conviction on public corruption charges, but he is still likely to go to prison. The former Lower East Side assemblyman was sentenced in 2018 to seven years in prison...

Man Stabbed During Attempted Robbery in East Broadway Station

There was a violent incident in the East Broadway train station Wednesday morning. It happening around 9 a.m. According to cops, a man in his 20s was targeted by four other men who demanded money.

Suspect Pleads “Not Guilty” in Four Chinatown Murders

Randy Santos, the man accused of beating to death four homeless men in Chinatown, has pleaded not guilty. In court Monday, his lawyer signaled that an insanity defense is likely. Five men were viciously attacked with a metal pipe on...
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Photo by Kelley Ryan; taken Sunday evening from 1st Avennue and 9th Street. Here are some of the stories that...
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