Alfred Smith Houses

Man Fatally Stabs Brother in One of Two Knifings at Alfred Smith Houses this Weekend

Posted April 12, 2021 at 5:03 am

Two men were stabbed within twelve hours, one fatally, in separate incidents at the Alfred Smith Houses over the weekend. Both incidents transpired in the same building (15 St. James Place), one of which carrying the distinction of the first homicide of the year in the 5th Precinct. On Saturday afternoon, a domestic dispute at […]

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The Lower East Side Gains Another Chain with new ‘Checkers’ Location

Posted February 27, 2019 at 5:06 am

Checkers, the national fast food chain is cozying up with the Lower East Side. A new franchise location, its first in the area, is underway at the base of the Smith Houses. Boogie reader Marsha Jackson snapped a photo of 23 St. James Place, the former home of the Multi Tastes Diner. That establishment shuttered […]

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Smith Houses Basketball Court Renamed for Coach and Mentor Michael Williams

Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

The Smith Houses basketball court was reborn Saturday afternoon as Coach Michael C. Williams Court. Parks Department, elected officials and their representatives, community leaders, and residents alike celebrated the renaming in honor of a local hero and inspiration to many. Williams was a resident of the Smith Houses who rose above the poverty and rough-and-tumble […]

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Uncapped: Smith Houses and the Birth of ZC One

Posted September 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

What’s up, everybody! Today on Uncapped, we have a child of the Zulu Nation (more on that below). Zulu Child aka ‘ZC One’ has come to us with the art and life of the The Dream Team (“TDT”) and growing up with graff and the greats such as Keith Haring. Let’s take it back to […]

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Report: Man Shot to Death While Delivering Christmas Presents to His Children in the Smith Houses

Posted December 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

Yesterday evening at about 7:10pm, a man was shot to death outside the homeless shelter at 78 Catherine Street. The victim – 31-year-old Rashawn Nicholson – was apparently on his way to deliver Christmas gifts to his four children in the nearby Smith Houses. The unknown assailant reportedly shot Nicholson in the back of the head, […]

Jumper Stopped from Alfred Houses on Madison

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm

That’s the word on the street from numerous eyewitnesses. And the explanation for the NYPD chopper buzzing overhead for the last half hour. Apparently cops arrived in time and saved the man from jumping to his death from an upper window in the Alfred Smith houses on Madison Street. Police presence is starting to dwindle […]

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