Skip to comments.Anarchy on the Upper East Side: How brazen thieves operating with impunity are driving small businesses to the wall in NYC wealthy enclave
Posted on 01/27/2022 8:41:10 AM PST by LibertyWoman
Brazen thieves have been hitting the same Upper East Side Rite Aid for months, forcing it to close - and now, numerous small businesses in the upscale Manhattan neighborhood, where residents say they are on high alert because of rising crime, are worried they will soon suffer the same fate after a string of thefts.
Shelves are already bare in the Rite Aid store, located at the corner of 80th Street and 2nd Avenue because it will shut its doors for good on February 15, the manager told DailyMail.com, a day after a thief was caught on video boldly sauntering out with shopping bags full of stolen goods.
The brazen incident in one of New York City's wealthiest neighborhoods was only captured on camera because actor and comedian Michael Rapaport had stopped by to pick up his prescription mood stabilizers. He said it was 'pathetic' that brazen crime continues to spiral in the Big Apple because of soft-on-crime policies.
Robbery in New York City has spiked by about 33 percent in the week ending on January 23, according to the NYPD's most recent data, with 944 incidents compared to 709 incidents reported during the same timeframe last year. Overall crime has gone up by nearly 39 percent, with 7,230 incidents this year as compared to last year's 5,211.
Meanwhile, small business owners and workers in the Upper East Side - once one of America's wealthiest zip codes - say no one is stopping the thefts and they are also being targeted on a daily basis.
Sayed Imam, the store manager of Wine Emporium, for 15 years said there is little to no support from the police - and even if they call 911, by the time the cops show up, the thieves are gone.
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Not here either. Suck it Rats!
Good, I hope they all close and there isn’t a store within 30 miles. Give the people what they vote for.
We’ve gone back 50 years to the ‘70s.
Just another 50 years back to the ‘20s.
Then maybe a stretch 60 years back to the 1860s?
Will we ever make it back the 50 years before then to realize we’re still ultimately dealing with our tormenters from the War of 1812?
Amen. I could not have said it better. The people over the years have elected Democrats because of the freebies the Democrats provide for them. This is one of the freebies. Hell with them. They [the voters] made their bed. Let them sleep in it. Let them go play Cry, Cry, Cry by Johnny Cash.
The elites want to destroy small businesses and thus eliminate the non government - dependent segment of our population. It is sickening.
You live and work in a One Party Democrat Utopian Paradise of Equity and Inclusion, and now you are complaining that all these minority yutes are actually out there working in thier chosen profession, ENJOY IT, YOU VOTED FOR IT!!
When I lived in NYC in the late 50s, the mom and pop shops kept their doors locked. If they liked your looks, they’d buzz you inside. Perhaps the stores should install sallyports.
It probably wouldn’t even take very many heads on pikes outside these stores to make a real difference.
Good and Hard!
I have a classmate from the Upper East Side. Grew up in a very nice condo in the 80s, two blocks from Central Park. Very typical NYC WASP - leftist, liberal, works as lawyer in NYC, disdainful of Trump, MAGA, etc...
Was whining about wanting to move. I wanted to say in our group chat “SUCK IT!”
Don’t blame the cops, they have more important things to do. Like making sure unvaccinated children aren’t eating in doors at the local Chuck e Cheese.
So NYC has been reduced to the ignominy of foreign-born criminals stealing from foreign-born business owners. WGAF.
In the mid-80a I lived briefly on UES and recall the same experience particularly at Elsie’s Okey Dokey bar. If Elsie didn’t like the way you looked she wasn’t buzzing you in.
Yep. Food deserts for the limousine left. Let’s go Brandon!
“If they liked your looks, they’d buzz you inside.”
Bars in my area have gone to memberships/private clubs. You pay a yearly fee and get a ID card...after being approved by the owners.
If you look troublesome..sorry members full get on the waiting list.
Keeps the riff raff out and others who were causing problems.
Democrats destroying other democrats...tsk, tsk.
Say it, but politely. "Sorry, friend, but you voted for the policies that led to this result; now you have to fix it or live with it."
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