Volume 22, Number 27 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | November 13 - 19, 2009
A truck jumped the curb at Canal St. and the Bowery early Wednesday afternoon and plowed into a building on Canal St. Eight people were transported to Bellevue Hospital, all with non life-threatening injuries, an F.D.N.Y. spokesperson said. Two of the patients were in serious but stable condition late Wednesday afternoon, and the others had been released, the spokesperson said. In addition to the truck, four other vehicles were involved in the accident. Local politicians including Borough President Scott Stringer and State Sen. Daniel Squadron have said this intersection near the Manhattan Bridge needs to be made safer and they both renewed these calls late Wednesday.
Yank fans jam ferry
The crush of Staten Islanders at the Yankee ticker-tape parade on Fri., Nov. 6 caused a near-riot at the Whitehall and St. George ferry terminals, but there were no arrests, police said.
Two men who were injured at Whitehall when some travelers tried to force open the sliding doors to the ferry slip were taken to Downtown Hospital with minor injuries, and one passenger sustained a minor leg injury at the St. George terminal. Police cleared the terminal near South Ferry and service was suspended shortly before 2 p.m. and resumed after 3 p.m. when extra ferries were provided to serve the crowds.
Teen burglary bust
Police arrested Sylvia Daly, 18, and her boyfriend, Jeremy Roman, 17, on Sun., Nov. 15 and charged them with the Sept. 20 burglary of the Sohotel at 341 Broome St. at Bowery. The suspects stole laptop computers and a cell phone from the hotel, police said.
An employee of Jubilee Market, 447 Broadway, left his office at 1:34 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 22 and returned at 3 p.m. to discover that $1,700 had been taken from a cabinet, police said. A surveillance camera recorded a stranger, a white man, in his 20s, 6’2” and 190 pounds, entering the office through an open door after the employee left, police said.
Menacing on Essex St.
Police arrested Matthew Senquiz, 16, on Oct. 30 and charged him with threatening the host of a party near Essex and Delancey Sts. with a box-cutter after a Friday night argument with the 44-year-old victim. Senquiz was freed pending a Dec. 7 court appearance on charges of menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
Soho boutique entry
A burglar who entered the Michael Kors boutique at 101 Prince St. around 6 a.m. Oct. 23 walked out with several handbags with a total value of $12,000, police said. An employee who came to work at 8 a.m. found the front door unlocked, but it was not known whether it had not been locked the night before or if the burglar had forced it open, police said.
— Albert Amateau