Sara D Roosevelt Park

Man Shot in Leg in Drug Deal Gone Bad on Delancey Street

Posted April 11, 2022 at 5:02 am

A man was shot early Sunday morning in a drug deal gone bad inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. The 30-year-old victim was shot in the leg near the sunken court, where the purported drug transaction happened. Sources disclose that two suspects in their twenties allegedly took drugs, possibly K2, from the victim before […]

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Bike Repair ‘Fixit’ Stand Installed at Stanton and Chrystie

Posted April 6, 2022 at 5:02 am

Cyclists can now self-repair bikes in the north end of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, thanks to new hardware installed outside the Stanton Storehouse. The so-called Fixit stand is a publicly accessible amenity meant to help perform basic bike repair and maintenance. It includes a variety of tools suspended by cords (wrenches, screwdrivers), plus a separate […]

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Under Community Pressure, City Moves to Renovate Rivington Playground

Posted December 1, 2021 at 5:02 am

As Sara D. Roosevelt Park continues its steady descent, area stakeholders are pushing to rehabilitate a key playground in the northern section of the park to stave off the danger element. The Rivington Street Playground, situated across from the M’finda Kalunga Garden, is next on the docket for a refresh, much in the same way […]

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Clayton’s Corner: A Crisis of Crime on the LES

Posted November 9, 2021 at 5:01 am

A crisis is happening in our community. I am sure most of you are aware of how dangerous our neighborhood has become. Little news. Not sure what we can do except tell each other to be careful. At night, I tend not to wander the streets as much anymore, but sometimes head to crime scenes. […]

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Queens Man Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Death of Grubhub Delivery Worker on LES

Posted October 25, 2021 at 5:12 am

Police announced Friday night the arrest of the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a Grubhub deliveryman last week. Joseph Sandoval, 23, from Jamaica, Queens, was collared Thursday and charged with one count of murder in the stabbing death of Sala Miah. As reported, Miah had taken a post-shift break in Sara D. […]

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Borough President Implores Parks Commissioner to Address Community Concerns in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted October 21, 2021 at 4:59 am

Two stabbings within a twelve-hour period last weekend highlighted the decrepit, yet dangerous state of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The violence apparently pushed Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to exert pressure on the Parks Department to address certain core issues. In a letter to Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff this week, Brewer identified two key concerns – […]

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Loved Ones Crowdfunding for Grubhub Deliveryman Stabbed to Death on the LES

Posted October 20, 2021 at 5:15 am

Loved ones have taken to online crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to help raise money for the Grubhub deliveryman stabbed to death in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last weekend. As reported, the incident transpired early Saturday morning near the Hester Playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Surveillance footage shows that the attacker sat on the bench next […]

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Police Release Chilling Video in Murder of Delivery Worker in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted October 19, 2021 at 5:01 am

Police released chilling new surveillance video showing the approached the defenseless delivery worker, moments before allegedly murdering him and stealing the electronic bike on the Lower East Side. As reported, the incident transpired early Saturday morning near the Hester Playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The footage shows the attacker sitting on the bench next […]

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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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