Suspect Identified in Weekend Shooting on Pitt Street (Updated 3:01 p.m.)


Here’s a followup on the shooting that happened on Pitt Street early Sunday morning. As previously reported, several men were fired upon after a dispute in front of a bodega near Stanton Street. This morning, police have released details about the suspect.

They’re looking for 42-year-old Miguel Maldonado. The “wanted” flyer put out today indicates there’s “probable cause to arrest” Maldonado in connection with the shootings. In the incident, which happened around 6 a.m., cops believe he fired five or six rounds, hitting four victims.  Maldonado stands 5-foot-5 and weighs 150 pounds. His last known address was on East 102nd Street. If you have any information about this crime, call the detectives listed above.

Over the weekend, it was reported that a 25 year-old and a 35-year-old were shot in the leg, while another man, 23, was wounded in the leg and stomach. The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital.

UPDATE 3:01 p.m. The Daily News says Maldonado is “an ex-con on parole for another shooting.” Cops told the News they believe Sunday’s shooting was, “revenge after (the shooting victims) beat him and his cousin up hours earlier.” More details from the story:

The gunfire left Oscar Delgado, 23, who lives in the area, with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg. Anthony Estevez, 25, was shot in the left shoulder and Jose Marte, 34, was hit in the left leg, sources said… A fourth man who may have been grazed when a bullet pierced his pocket, wallet and the cash inside later arrived at the hospital and spoke with police about the shooting, sources said. Maldonado is no stranger to violence. He has a dozen prior arrests, including one in 2007 for a non-fatal shooting in Coney Island. He served four years at Queensboro Correctional Facility for assault and was released in January 2014. He is on parole through April 28, 2019.


Stop Signs, Pedestrian Island Coming to Delancey Street at Pitt Street

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Local residents say it’s time to do something about the dangerous conditions for pedestrians at the intersection of Delancey and Pitt streets.

Big Truck Mishap on Grand Street Early This Morning

Grand and Pitt streets. Photo by Chris Gage.

Photo by Chris Gage.

Photo by Eric Nagy.

Thanks to TLD readers Chris Gage and Eric Nagy, who sent us these photos from the intersection of Grand and Pitt streets. A tractor became unhinged from its trailer around 5:30 a.m.  Eric said the truck smashed into a pole. 

Woman Survives Fall from Williamsburg Bridge (Updated 10:25 p.m.)

Photo by Damien Acevedo.

There are multiple news reports this afternoon about an incident that occurred on the Williamsburg Bridge near Pitt Street. Police are saying a 34-year old woman survived a fall from the bridge, shortly before 3 p.m. today. Damien Acevedo sent us these photos of the aftermath.  A tipster told the Village Voice, “she fell onto the windshield of an SUV on Pitt Street, right across the street from the fire/police station.”

According to the reports the woman was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where she is conscious. Another tipster told the Voice, “when I walked by…  it looked like the woman had driven her car on the bridge and then jumped — I saw the cops milling around what I assume was her car… They backed it off the bridge.”

We’ll let you know when we hear more about the woman’s condition.

Photo by Damien Acevedo.

UPDATE 10:25 p.m. The New York Post has more on today’s incident:

Charles Pichardo, 32, a car service driver from Manhattan, said the victim parked her (car) on the roadway above, climbed over the railing and jumped without making a sound — until she landed with a loud crash. “It’s crazy it was so quick. She just jumped from there,” he said, pointing up at roadway above. “She landed right there,” he added pointing at the grey Honda. “She just got out of her car and walked over by the ladder. She stepped one foot over the other and just jumped,” Pichardo said. “There was no noise at all. No honking, no yelling, no nothing.” Mercado and another witness said the parked Honda Ridgeline — registered to an NYPD detective — was directly across from the 7th Precinct, and that cops immediately rushed to aid the 34-year-old victim…

According to the story, the woman, a Queens resident, is “conscious and talking.”

Hester Street Greenmarket is Out; LES Youthmarket is In

Here’s a good news/bad news story. First, the bad: the Sunday Hester Street Greenmarket will not be returning to the Lower East Side this summer.  For the past few years, Grow NYC tried to make a go of it — first on Grand Street and then on Essex, alongside the Hester Street Fair.  Unfortunately, there was never sufficient demand for the farm-fresh produce being offered by the three or four farms represented. So the city has decided to call it quits.

Snowman/woman Mania Sweeps the Lower East Side

Photo by Bridget Bosworth.

All month long, the neighborhood has been captivated by the always growing and evolving snowman outside the bodega at the corner of Essex and Canal streets. But it is now clear his influence extends way beyond this bustling intersection. Take a look at some of the photographic evidence we’ve received in the past couple of days from Lo-Down readers:

Police Car Involved in Traffic Accident on Grand Street

At about midnight last night, a police car and a small sedan were involved in a  collision at the intersection of Grand Street and Pitt. The occupants of the car – a man and woman, an infant and a girl who looked to be about 10 years old – said they were unhurt.

Motorcycle & Car Collide on Grand Street

We’ve just returned from the scene of that traffic accident at the intersection of Grand and Pitt streets. According to witnesses, a man on a motorcycle was riding the wrong way (southbound) on Pitt, a one-way street.  He collided with a car that was making a left-hand turn from Pitt onto Grand.