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Police Seek Help in Finding Shooting Suspect

Earlier this week we posted an item about a fatal shooting at 46 Madison Street, near the Alfred E. Smith Houses. This morning, the Village Voice has a few more details - and a plea from police for help...

Large Crowd Fills East Broadway for National Night Out

From Columbus Park, to East 5th Street, the Smith Houses, to East Broadway, the Lower East Side's police precincts hosted National Night Out Against Crime last night. Slum Goddess checked out the East Village scene. We were on hand...

“National Night Out” on the Lower East Side

This morning (and last week) we mentioned "National Night Out Against Crime," an annual event held in neighborhoods across the country. As we indicated, the 7th Precinct's version of NNO will be held from 4:30-8pm on East Broadway, between...

Is Violent Crime Increasing on the Lower East Side?

There's been a lot of coverage in the tabloids the past few months about the rising crime rate in New York City. Just today, the Daily News reported there have been 59 murders in North Brooklyn this year (there...

Chinatown Safety & Crime Prevention Event Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon at 2pm the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and the NYPD and the New York City District Attorneys Office are sponsoring a crime prevention seminar. Experts will offer advice on how to avoid becoming a crime victim. There...

Village Voice Obtains Tapes Secretly Recorded Inside NYPD Precinct

The Village Voice got its hands on hundreds of hours of secretly recorded tapes made by a disgruntled police officer in Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct. The recordings - which will be released on the Voice's web site in batches -...

Followup: Fatal Delancey Accident

We have a followup on the deadly accident on Delancey Street early Monday morning. As previously reported, a pedestrian was struck by a car near the intersection of Delancey and Essex, around 4am. Because the body was not removed...

Avenue C Shooting Sparks New Concerns About Increasing Violence

The victim was shot as he left this bodega on 12th Street & Avenue COn Sunday, we noted the local TV coverage of a shooting on Avenue C, near 12th Street. A man was struck in the chest...

NYPD’s Quality of Life Teams

There was an interesting exchange at last night's Community Board 3 meeting concerning the elimination of the NYPD's specialized "quality of life teams." Sometimes referred to as "cabaret units," they focused on enforcement of laws at clubs, bars and...

Followup: Chinatown Bus Chaos

We've been following the fight by the people who live along a stretch of Pike Street to get those ubiquitous Chinatown buses away from their doorsteps. Last night they took the battle to the transportation Committee of Community Board...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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