Subway

Homeless Man Slashed in Bowery Subway Station

Posted November 22, 2021 at 5:03 am

A feud between two homeless men in a Lower East Side subway station turned bloody Friday afternoon, when one was slashed. The victim was cut during the purported argument on the J train platform at the Bowery Station at about 1:45pm, according to cops. Bleeding from a gash wound to his head, he stumbled to […]

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Rep. Maloney Tours Decaying East Broadway Station

Posted October 8, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s no secret that East Broadway station is decaying before our eyes, and a chosen spot for crime. Local leaders elevated the plight of the 85-year-old station by highlighting the problems to U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who organized a walkthrough earlier this week. Goal of the tour was to provide a first-hand look at a […]

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Subway Surfer Died in Early-Morning J Train Session at Essex Station

Posted October 5, 2021 at 5:18 am

An early-morning subway surf sesh proved deadly as a 32-year-old man lost his footing while atop a Brooklyn-bound J train headed toward the Williamsburg Bridge. According to police, the incident happened at around 4:30am on Saturday, after the man stood on top of the roof of the subway car. As it left Essex Street station […]

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Teenager Attacked by Panhandler Asking for Dollar in East Broadway Station

Posted September 17, 2021 at 5:07 am

The East Broadway subway station bolsters its reputation as haven of crime this week with reports that a teenager was attacked by an aggressive panhandler. According to police, at 8:15am last Sunday (September 12), an unknown man approached a 16-year-old boy asking for a dollar. When the teenager refused, the suspect followed, and muttered racist […]

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Crowdfunding Push for Mom Yanked Down Stairs in Chinatown Subway Mugging

Posted July 21, 2021 at 5:02 am

In which an ordinary trip to Chinatown this past weekend turned into tragedy. On Saturday morning (July 17), a 58-year-old woman identified as Htwe Than Than and her son, Kyaw Zaw Hein, were exiting the Canal Street station of the N/Q line when an unidentified assailant attacked. Cops said the mugger grabbed the son’s backpack […]

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Streets

With Completion Date Delayed, Subway Ventilation Project Foments Chaos on Forsyth Street

Posted July 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

Already in play for nigh on four years years, the job to replace outdated subway ventilation apparatus fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets is now full throttle. The criss-crossing network of fencing around construction creates havens for illicit activity – drug deals, shooting up, public sex, and attempted assaults are now par […]

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Mugger Snatches Cash from 75-Year-Old in Grand Street Subway Station

Posted May 13, 2021 at 5:03 am

A 75-year-old man was mugged last weekend inside the Grand Street subway station on the Lower East Side, police said. According to the police report, the victim was purchasing a fare at the MetroCard machine on the mezzanine at about 1:00pm on Saturday, when he was approached by an unidentified man. The perp allegedly began […]

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Asian Man Pummeled Outside East Broadway Station in Latest Biased Attack

Last modified March 4, 2021 at 8:03 am

An Asian man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack outside the East Broadway subway station Tuesday night, adding to a recent spate of biased assaults against Asians across the city. Cops said the 56-year-old victim was entering the F train station – the Rutgers Street entrance by Woo’s Wonton King – at about 8:50pm when […]

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East Broadway Subway Station Turns 85

Posted January 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

The East Broadway subway station wasn’t always a shady dungeon attracting crime. Once upon a time, the transit stop inspired celebrations across the Lower East Side. It was exactly eighty-five years ago – January 1, 1936 – that the East Broadway subway station debuted to the public. The feat of subterranean engineering, then known as […]

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The MTA’s Embarrassing ‘Dealncey’ Spelling Error

Posted January 7, 2021 at 5:07 am

This is a Queens-bound M train, the next stop is learning how to spell. An eagle-eyed observer riding the M train this week noticed that the Delancey Street/Essex Street station was completely misspelled. The embarrassing error – scrolling the onboard announcement display – read as “Dealncey.” How does this slip through? Misspellings of Delancey are […]

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