Lower East Side

The benches at a Lower East Side park have had no seats for two years. (Credit: CBS2)

Whose Bright Idea Is This? NYC Park Benches With Missing Sitting Slats

Millions of tax dollars have been spent to improve a Lower East Side park, but the benches still have no seats.


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Woman Says She Was Raped In LES Bar And Cops Inappropriately Grilled Her

A woman said she was drugged and raped in the restroom of a popular bar, and she went public Monday night.


As part of a push to crack down on quality of life crimes a police tower has been placed at Tompkins Square Park. (Credit: CBS2)

Lower East Side Residents Split On Tompkins Square Park Police Tower

It was movie night at Tompkins Square Park, and the NYPD was among the crowd.


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NYC’s Best Bars For A Martini

Whether you like them shaken or stirred, martinis have stood the test of time as a classic cocktail. Check out these New York City martini bars for the best versions of the cocktail in the big apple.


Former Net Jayson Williams works with young basketball players on the Lower East side. (Credit: CBS2)

Jayson Williams Takes On Role As Mentor With Lower East Side Non-Profit

Former Nets center Jayson Williams’ career in the NBA made him famous, but his life off the court made even more headlines.


Tenants say their landlord is trying to force them out of this East Village building. (Credit: CBS2)

Tenants Accuse Landlord Of Trying To Muscle Them Out Of East Village Building

The tenants at 444 East 13th Street and their advocates have had enough of what they called illegal harassment from a new landlord who wants to force out rent stabilized residents.


A pair of firefighters ran down a mugger on the Lower East Side on Monday. (Credit: CBS2)

Firefighters Run Down Suspected Mugger On The Lower East Side

Firefighters on the Lower East Side added ‘crime fighting’ to their job description on Monday.


A woman claims she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver after being picked up on the Lower East Side. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Says Uber Driver Grabbed, Assaulted Her

A woman said she had escaped from an Uber car early Thursday, after the driver started to assault her.


Alexander Lin, 14, has been missing from his Lower East Side home since Saturday, March 28. (Credit: NYPD)

Boy, 14, Missing From Lower East Side Since Saturday

Police were searching Wednesday for a 14-year-old boy has been missing since the weekend from his Lower East Side home.


A surveillance image of two suspects in a string of burglaries of ATMs around Manhattan. The first suspect is shown at the left, while the second is shown from the front in the center, and from the side at the right. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Seek 2 Men In String Of ATM Burglaries Around Manhattan

Police on Wednesday were seeking two men who have been seen prying open ATMs mounted outside businesses from the Lower East Side to Chelsea and sometimes making off with cash.


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Little Lamb Making Quite The Impression On NYC Streets

You see a lot of wild things on the streets of New York City, and on the Lower East Side there’s a little lamb that’s getting a lot of attention.


A surveillance image of a suspect in the sexual abuse of a woman on the Lower East Side. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Attacked, Sexually Abused Woman On Lower East Side

Police late Thursday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect who attacked and sexually abused a woman in a Lower East Side building.


A surveillance image of a woman police believe attacked a bouncer with a bottle at the Whiskey Ward bar on the Lower East Side, and a man who was with her who is wanted for questioning. (Credit: NYPD)

Reports: Police Say Woman Bashed Bouncer With Bottle At LES Bar

Police on Monday were searching for a woman who allegedly bashed a bouncer in the head with a bottle in a Lower East Side nightclub this past weekend.


1010 WINS' Kevin Rincon gets tour of Streit’s Matzo Factory before it closes this spring. (Credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Streit’s Matzo Factory Prepares For One Last Passover On Lower East Side

As of now, the company plans to keep their staff during the move and increase production.


Door that was fixed at the LaGuardia Houses following an investigation by CBS2 (Credit: CBS2)

Door Fixed At Site Of LES Slashing Attack Following CBS2 Investigation

Residents said they are grateful that the door is finally fixed but they said there are plenty of other problems with the building.