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Gompers Houses Tenant Arrested for Setting Fire to Sleeping Drug Addict in the Hallway

Last modified November 9, 2021 at 10:06 am

A resident of Samuel Gompers Houses is in custody for setting ablaze a sleeping drug addict in the hallway. Police responded to a 911 call from the Pitt Street housing project around 5:00pm Friday evening. The critically-injured man, believed to be a homeless man in his thirties, frequently snoozed in the halls and stairwells of […]

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City Embarks on $3.69M Rehab of Hamilton Fish Park

Posted June 24, 2021 at 5:01 am

The city will soon embark on a new project to renovate the Hamilton Fish Park Playground on Pitt Street. Funded with a cash injection of $3.69 million by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the effort will enhance the playground with new features, improved safety surfacing, and more. But appears to stop short of the pool. […]

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Rebirth of 63 Pitt Street is a 12-Story Residential Tower

Posted May 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

A new luxury rental building is on the docket for Pitt Street. In due course, the pre-war tenement building at 63 Pitt Street will be destroyed to make way for a twelve-story apartment complex. Plans have been underway for the last couple years. However, Department of Buildings issued permits late last month for both the […]

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Video Shows FedEx Drivers Assaulted by 2 Women on Pitt Street

Posted February 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

Two FedEx drivers were assaulted Friday afternoon on Pitt Street in an altercation caught on tape. The video, which was posted to social media, shows the delivery workers in fisticuffs with two women just south of Stanton. Packages are seen stacked in the street, while a trash-talking audience formed. According to the police report, the […]

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Hamilton Fish Pool Reopens for Shortened Summer Season

Posted August 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Hamilton Fish Park Pool is finally open for the season. The outdoor amenity – known to locals as Pitt Pool – returned yesterday as part of the city’s second phase of borough pool openings. Its original date was actually August 1, but “piping” issues reportedly caused delays. “Due to an unanticipated failure of the […]

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Lightning on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted July 23, 2020 at 8:56 am

Crazy storms blew through the city yesterday. And with it, plenty of lightning bolts to streak the skyline. Some of which struck the spire of 1 WTC. These were shot from the Masaryk Towers. And one on the Two Bridges waterfront. View this post on Instagram What we're seeing #Thunderstorms #ManhattanBridge #TwoBridges https://t.co/MoiLwBxVQf A post […]

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Hamilton Fish Park Pool to Reopen by August 1

Posted July 1, 2020 at 5:02 am

In an about-face, the city announced yesterday that at least fifteen public pools will reopen across the Five Boroughs. Included in the lucky list is the Hamilton Fish Park pool, known to locals as the “Pitt Pool.” But the cooldown will have to wait another month. The reopenings are scheduled for August 1, and are […]

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Man Shot 4 Times in Pitt Street Altercation

Posted June 25, 2020 at 5:05 am

A man was shot four times on Pitt Street last week, cops said. On the evening of June 18, the victim was approached by an unidentified assailant outside 47 Pitt Street, just north of Delancey. He was shot four times during the altercation, before the suspect purportedly fled northbound on his bicycle. The victim survived the […]

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Three Arrested in Early-Morning Drug Bust at Gompers Houses

Posted May 18, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police forces raided a Lower East Side apartment building early Friday morning, cuffing three men and seizing a large quantity of drugs and guns, the 9th Precinct reported. Anthony Lopez, 29, of West 143rd Street in Manhattan, Gregory Bell, 23, of White Plains Road in the Bronx, and Kaylin Quidone, 18, of Jackson Street on […]

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Years Overdue, NYC’s First Public Squash Court Debuts at Hamilton Fish Park

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:06 am

In case you’ve forgetten, that highly-publicized outdoor squash court planned for Pitt Pool on the Lower East Side is still happening. In fact, it just debuted yesterday after nearly two years of delays. The temporary squash amenity is the first of its kind in New York City – a public court open to all. The […]

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