Crime

Driver Shot in Chest on Madison Street, Drives to Kips Bay Hospital

Posted March 31, 2022 at 5:01 am

A man shot in the chest in a suspected road rage incident on the Lower East Side yesterday drove himself to Kips Bay, and is now in critical condition, according to published reports. The driver was reportedly shot in the chest while in his car at Madison and Montgomery Streets before 1:30pm yesterday afternoon. He […]

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Accused Killer in Chinatown Murder of Christina Yuna Lee is Indicted

Posted March 17, 2022 at 5:09 am

Assamad Nash, the 25-year-old homeless man accused of murdering a woman in her Chinatown apartment last month, was indicted in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday on charges of murder, burglary and sexually motivated burglary. He plead not guilty to the crime. Nash allegedly tailed Christina Yuna Lee – a Korean American producer for Splice – into her Chrystie […]

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Asian Straphanger Slashed Across the Face in Unprovoked Attack at Delancey Station

Posted March 8, 2022 at 5:03 am

An Asian straphanger was slashed across the face in an unprovoked attack on the subway on the Lower East Side Sunday morning. Cops said that the 41-year-old victim was traveling on a northbound J train as it entered the Delancey Street/Essex Street station at about 8:30am, when a stranger slashed his face with a razor […]

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Still Sidelined, Fire-Scorched Essex Card Shop Raises $90K for Rebuilding Effort

Posted March 7, 2022 at 5:13 am

Still sidelined due to a major two-alarm fire in January, the Essex Card Shop continues to raise funds for its rebirth. Buoyed by the community, the business at 47 Avenue A has already raised more than $90,000 of its lofty $100,000 goal on GoFundMe. Ownership tells us that “we have cleaned up the store” but […]

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Talk Smack: Straphanger at Delancey Station Bludgeoned After Asking Junkie Not to Shoot Up

Posted February 28, 2022 at 5:03 am

A straphanger riding the J train last week was bludgeoned with an iron pipe after telling a junkie not to shoot up in the car, several media outlets reported. The 31-year-old victim had been traveling on a northbound J train at around 5:20pm last Wednesday, cops said, when he spotted a man pulling out a […]

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Memorial Fundraiser for Murdered Chrystie Street Tenant Exceeds $350K

Posted February 28, 2022 at 5:03 am

The family of Christina Yuna Lee, the Chrystie Street tenant murdered in her apartment earlier this month, started an online fundraiser last week in her memory. Organized by sister Angela Lee, the eponymous memorial fund via GoFundMe will “support the organizations and places that were the most important to her.” “On February 13, 2022, our […]

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Homeless Attacker Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death of Chinatown Woman

Posted February 15, 2022 at 5:04 am

The homeless man who stabbed to death a Chinatown woman early Sunday morning was charged with murder yesterday. Assamad Nash, 25, a homeless man on the Bowery, was charged with murdering Christina Yuna Lee after following her into her Chrystie Street apartment. Cops say a neighbor across the hall on the top floor of 111 […]

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Woman Stabbed to Death in Her Chrystie Street Apartment After Being Followed

Posted February 14, 2022 at 5:06 am

An Asian woman was stabbed to death inside her Lower East Side apartment early Sunday morning after a homeless man followed her home, police said. Cops say a neighbor across the hall on the top floor of 111 Chrystie Street (just south of Delancey) called 911 at around 4:30am Sunday morning after hearing the 35-year-old victim […]

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Murder Charge for Parolee Who Fatally Shot Pregnant Girlfriend

Posted February 11, 2022 at 5:01 am

The Bronx man accused of fatally shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the Vladeck Houses last fall now faces murder charges. Dennis Applewhite allegedly shot 27-year-old Brittani Duffy, pregnant with his child, in the neck last November. Applewhite, a member of the Air it Out gang, then fled to New Jersey, where he was arrested hours […]

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A Show of Strength and Mourning As NYPD Responds to Domestic Dispute Call on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy

Last modified January 26, 2022 at 7:10 am

A man armed with a knife threatened his family in an Elizabeth Street apartment, then barricaded himself, cops said. At approximately 12:30pm on Monday, sources said the assailant menaced his family inside 239 Elizabeth – allegedly with a knife – then barricaded inside another room. Officers from the 5th Precinct arrived in good time, and entered the […]

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