Chrystie Street

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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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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New 9-Story Condo Tower for Luxe Chrystie Street Corridor

Posted February 17, 2022 at 5:01 am

The stretch of Chrystie Street between Delancey and East Houston is a new Gold Coast. Nevermind the ongoing presence of drug-fueled violence and overall sketchiness in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. (It’s also mere paces from the gruesome stabbing murder of Christina Yuna Lee.) In the span of just a few short years, the scene-y Public […]

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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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It Was a Deadly Weekend of Shootings and Stabbings on the Lower East Side

Last modified October 18, 2021 at 10:38 am

This was a deadly weekend of shootings and stabbings on the Lower East Side, with a 16-year-old boy and 51-year-old delivery worker both fatalities. It began Friday evening at around 8:30pm when a 16-year-old boy was shot in the face on Delancey Street, near Suffolk. Six shots had been fired in the incident, which left […]

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The Shameful State of Sara D. Roosevelt Park [OP-ED]

Posted September 20, 2021 at 5:01 am

The following editorial was written by longtime Lower East Sider and lifelong New Yorker Arthur Karpati. When I moved to the Lower East Side in 1999, I did so because of the dynamic nature of the neighborhood. Long one of the city’s great cultural crossroads—from Chinatown to Little Italy to Loisaida—it has also, in recent […]

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Woman Punched in the Face, Robbed in Early-Morning Mugging on Chrystie Street

Posted July 26, 2021 at 5:03 am

A woman was mugged in a violent early-morning ambush on Chrystie Street last Friday, police said. The 29-year-old victim was reportedly walking near the corner of Stanton and Chrystie Streets at around 5:10am when the male thief approached her from behind, socked her in the face and threw her to the ground. Once down, the […]

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Opposition Mounts Against Public Hotel Garden Revamp on Chrystie Street

Posted April 19, 2021 at 5:04 am

The 28-story Public Hotel hopes to reconfigure its garden area along Chrystie Street. Neighbors are not having it. Posters in the immediate vicinity display the opposition to the liquor license modification. Claiming that the new garden format would be an “open air eating and drinking playground for the rich.” According to materials submitted to the […]

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Screaming ‘Go Guy’ Directs Traffic at Delancey and Chrystie

Last modified March 15, 2021 at 8:32 pm

A double-amputee in the intersection of Delancey and Chrystie Streets screams at traffic daily, catching the attention of locals who are both irked and driven to help. It goes like this. The wheelchair-bound man – whose legs were amputated – shouts orders at the top of his lungs. He’s apparently a resident of a nearby […]

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