Yes, those were gun shots you heard in the East Village last night

October 16, 2017 / 0 comments

Around 11:30 PM last night, several Alphabet City / East Village residents reported hearing 8-10 loud pops of unmistakable gunfire. EVGrieve reported that the shots happened on Avenue C between East 11th and 12th street on the east side of the street in the C-Town shopping plaza.

The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

August 28, 2015 / 3 comments

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better.

Fake Facebook Video: The bank robbery in Detroit that never happened

July 25, 2014 / 1 comment

Another day. Another fake Facebook post making its rounds. In the last year, you might have come across a Facebook post that says something like “Bank robbery in Detroit”  

A Murderer Destroyed a Family (And We Go On With Our Lives)

July 9, 2014 / 0 comments

A sad, heart-wrenching note was posted on Facebook a couple days ago in the aftermath of Wen Hui Ruan’s from two months ago.

Photo of Wen Hui Ruan

Why Wen Hui Ruan was attacked and why neighbors didn’t help after

May 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Locals are angry that Wen Hui Ruan was brutally assaulted and died from his attack from 20-year old Jamie Pugh. Now after a memorial and some time to reflect, the community is outraged that no one acted sooner to get him help.

My thoughts on the “random” assault, death of 68-year old Chinese immigrant in Alphabet City

May 15, 2014 / 0 comments

I’ve had so many thoughts running through my head when I first read the news story about 20-year old Jamie Pugh attacking and ultimately killing 68-year old Wen Hui Ruan last Friday in Alphabet City. 

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