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Hell Square High: More than a Dozen Cannabis Shops Selling in Small LES Area

Last modified April 25, 2022 at 7:03 am

Growing like weeds. The proliferation, and concentration, of cannabis stores on the Lower East Side is real. Overrun would be the proper descriptor. One need only look to Hell Square, the chaotic party zone encompassing the sixteen-square-block area spanning Allen to Essex and Houston to Delancey. Not including the roving trucks, there are at least […]

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The Crime Zone that is Hell Square [OP-ED]

Last modified April 19, 2022 at 6:41 am

The following editorial was written by Diem Boyd, founder of the LES Dwellers block association. Hell Square pre-pandemic was unlivable, but now, “post-Covid,” it’s untenable and downright dangerous. The decline of quality-of-life and related public safety issues on the Lower East from saturation of the nightlife-driven economy is widely known. In this pandemic setting, it’s […]

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Shooting Outside Hell Square Smoke Shop Leaves 2 Injured

Last modified April 18, 2022 at 7:22 am

A shooting early Sunday morning after the bars emptied in Hell Square left two individuals injured, one of whom an innocent bystander, cops said. Police say the shooting happened at 4:15am following a dispute outside Dubai Cannabis Supply at 105 Stanton Street, near and Ludlow. Apparently an argument preceded the crime, in which the gunman […]

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