Tompkins Square Park

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 Costumed Pups Get In The Halloween Spirit With Parade

From princesses to superheroes, hundreds of dogs were in the Halloween spirit Saturday in New York City.


Tompkins Square Park

Social Media Awash In Tributes For Street Fixture ‘LES Jewels’

Tributes to a notorious Tompkins Square Park street figure have been appearing on social media, amid reports that he was found dead this weekend.


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Man Found Dead In Tompkins Square Park

Police on Saturday were investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a field in Tompkins Square Park.


New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio (file / credit: Facebook)

De Blasio To NYPD: Start Providing Data On Crime In Parks

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling on the NYPD to provide data on crime in parks, in order to help prevent another sexual assault.

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Police officer near crime scene (file/credit: CBS 2)

Police: Homeless Man Charged With Rape In Tompkins Square Park Attack

The woman, 31, told police she fell asleep on a park bench around 10 p.m. Friday and woke up to find someone trying to rape her.


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Outdoor Movie Screenings To Take Place Across Five Boroughs

40 free outdoor movie screenings will take place across the city between June 21st and September 27th.



YouTube Video Jokingly Documents Rat Infestation At Tompkins Square Park

One YouTube user however has gone to dramatic new lengths to document the trouble in the park. He created a horror movie-like video depicting the vivacious vermin vectoring voraciously.


Ratholes next to the Tompkins Square Park Playground (credit: Terry Sheridan/1010 WINS)

Rats Overrunning Tompkins Square Park Because Of Protected Hawk

Parents say the park’s new $1.5 million playground is surrounded by hundreds of rat holes. They say rats even get into the children’s sandbox.


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Homeless Woman Found Dead On Lower East Side Sidewalk

A homeless woman, known only as Grace, was found dead Sunday in the bitter cold on the sidewalk under scaffolding outside St. Brigid’s Church on the Lower East Side.


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Pit Bull Attacks Leave NYC Dog Owners On Edge

For more and more dog owners in the East Village, the pit bull has become the pet of choice – but that trend is frightening owners of other breeds, some of whom say they’re arming themselves.


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Police: Suspect Tried To ‘Walk Away’ With Child

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were some scary moments for a 4-year-old boy and his nanny Wednesday morning as a stranger attempted to snatch the boy off the street. Police said the suspect was walking along 6th Street […]