Madison Street

Rite-Aid to Shutter Chinatown Store this Month

Last modified May 5, 2022 at 7:37 am

One day after news broke that Rite-Aid on Grand Street is closing, another outpost crosstown in Chinatown is suffering the same fate. The Rite-Aid store at 7 Madison Street is next to close. Final day in business is May 18. The closure comes shortly after Rite-Aid corporate announced earlier this year cost-cutting measures resulting in […]

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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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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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How the Champions League Cup Ended up on the Lower East Side

Last modified December 16, 2021 at 7:22 am

For one day, the Champions League Cup held court on the Lower East Side. Last week (December 8), the silver trophy was at The Ground on Madison Street as part of a larger event. At halftime during the match between Chelsea Football Club and Zenit Saint Petersburg, CBS was onsite to broadcast a live interview […]

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Armed Man in Wheelchair Fires Shots into Crowd on Madison Street

Posted December 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

An armed man in a wheelchair allegedly fired shots into a crowd of people outside a Lower East Side bodega Friday night, police said. Leroy Mensah, 28, brandished a (stolen) 9mm gun outside the Stop 1 Deli on Madison Street and Rutgers Street shortly before 10:00pm on Friday. Officers on patrol reportedly chased down the […]

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Pregnant Woman Shot by Parolee Boyfriend on LES Dies

Posted November 23, 2021 at 5:06 am

A pregnant woman shot by her parolee boyfriend earlier this month died of her injuries last Thursday. The 27-year-old victim, who was about three months pregnant with the gunman’s baby, had been on life support since the November 11 incident, according to published reports. As previously reported, the perp – Bronx resident Dennis Fredricks, a […]

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Suspect Accused of Shooting Pregnant Girlfriend on LES Arrested in New Jersey

Posted November 15, 2021 at 5:04 am

A parolee accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend during an argument in her Lower East Side apartment was arrested Friday in New Jersey, police said. The gunman, Bronx resident Dennis Fredricks, reportedly fired two or three shots at his pregnant girlfriend in the Vladeck Houses at 8:45pm Thursday night. He quickly fled the scene. Officers […]

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Fire-Stricken Golden Diner Crowdfunding to Rebound

Posted July 22, 2021 at 5:02 am

Golden Diner survived the pandemic only to be consumed by fire. Indeed, the Chinatown newcomer (123 Madison Street) sustained a significant fire on-premise and is now raising money for survival. The fire sparked due to a “machinery explosion” after-hours in the kitchen, and the resulting flames “decimated a huge chunk of our beloved restaurant and […]

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At Gouverneur Hospital for Covid Testing, but Where are the Chinese Translators?

Last modified February 1, 2021 at 10:35 am

While on line last week for another Covid test at the Medlabs pop-up on Mott Street, I struck up conversation with several elderly women and discovered the testing site at the nearby Gouverneur Hospital lacked sufficient translation staff. Feeling this unacceptable, I decided to go undercover. A few days later, I took the risk; I […]

McDonald’s on Madison Street May Close on December 31

Posted December 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

By the end of this year, the Lower East Side will reportedly lose one of its few McDonald’s. A reader gleaned from staff last week that the location on Madison Street is closing December 31. The unconfirmed word on the street is that the lease is up and the landlord is not renewing. Open for […]

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