Columbia Street

Niece Charged in Murder of 97-Year-Old Woman in Baruch Houses

Last modified September 7, 2021 at 8:52 am

The niece of a 97-year-old woman found dead at the Baruch Houses Friday morning has been charged with murder. The nonagenarian, Antonia Cardona, was found unresponsive inside her apartment at the public housing complex, with body injuries and a cut on her wrist. Her 50-year-old niece and caretaker, Janice Cruz, who reportedly has a history […]

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Police Seek Suspect Who Stabbed Basketball Player in Luther Gulick Playground

Posted July 14, 2021 at 5:02 am

Luther Gulick Playground reopened to the public last fall after much fanfare, having undergone a $10 million restoration. But the criminal element is still part of the equation. Indeed, a man playing basketball Sunday evening was stabbed, cops said. The victim was reportedly shooting hoops at 8:10pm when an unidentified man approached, accusing him of […]

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Baruch Houses Parking Lot to Sprout Senior Housing Development

Posted October 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Infill of another sort on the Lower East Side. The Baruch Houses on Columbia Street will soon convert its tiny parking lot (at Rivington) into a housing development for seniors and the disabled. As part of the federally subsidized “Next Generation Seniors First Housing” initiative, the New York City Housing Authority recently released the Request […]

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Cops Tase Shooting Suspect who Pointed Loaded Gun at Officer on Columbia Street

Posted May 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Police tased a man suspected in an uptown shooting early Saturday morning on Columbia Street after he pointed a loaded firearm at an officer. 7th Precinct Police Officers Joseph Stokes and Daniel Amaral were reportedly driving along Columbia Street near Rivington Street at around 6am when they spotted a 2013 white Dodge Challenger that matched […]

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Student Report Leads to Arrest of Peeping Tom Janitor at School on Columbia Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:16 pm

The Nest+m School, located at 111 Columbia Street (at East Houston) was the scene of a peeping tom incident earlier this month. An unidentified ten-year-old female student participating in the Beacon summer program onsite reported a peeping tom while in the girls bathroom. According to a letter distributed by the Department of Education, “she saw […]

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Busted Water Pumps at Masaryk Towers Leave Residents Without Water

Posted February 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

This is not the announcement you want to see in the lobby of your building. A Boogie reader in the Masaryk Towers informs us that the housing complex on Columbia Street is without running water. Apparently all the buildings are fucked at the moment due to a busted water pump. The notice given to residents […]

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“Stop the Youth Violence” Rally Planned for Thursday

Posted January 29, 2013 at 6:28 am

End the East Side violence. That’s the message behind a community rally scheduled for Thursday evening.

Bereaved Neighbors Memorialize Shooting Victim Raphael Ward

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

The outpouring of grief scribbled on the Columbia Street wall is sobering.

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Teenager Arrested in Connection with Raphael Ward Murder

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

On the same day as the memorial service for Raphael Sadonte Ward, one suspect was arrested in connection with his murder.

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Surveillance Video Released in Fatal Shooting of Raphael Ward

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

The 7th Precinct just released video surveillance showing four persons of interest in the shooting death of Raphael Ward on Columbia Street last Friday.

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