Homeless man booked for shoving woman
into oncoming train's path in Union Square
BY MARK HALLUM
A homeless man was booked on attempted
murder charges on Nov.
19, hours after he allegedly pushed
a woman onto the subway tracks at the
Union Square station and into the path of
an oncoming train.
Adityh Vemulapati, 24, was charged
with attempted murder in the second
degree as well as assault after pushing a
woman onto the subway tracks at the Union
Square station early Thursday.
The suspect, who NYPD says is homeless,
was held at the station by an MTA employee
and the victim was taken to a nearby
hospital, law enforcement sources said.
The victim, meanwhile, survived a brush
with death — landing on the track bed in
such a way that she only suffered minor
injuries when an uptown train on the 4/5
line went over her.
Interim New York City Transit President
Sarah Feinberg handed credit to the train
operator who had decades of experience
and likely improved the situation by putting
the emergency brakes on ahead of time.
“I find it horrifying. Luckily, thank god,
incredibly she only sustained minor injuries
which is pretty stunning, to be honest,”
Feinberg said. “We’re certainly thankful
for our platform controller who happened
to be right where this happened and was
able to stand over the perpetrator. Because
this was in Union Square, there was District
Transit Bureau 4 is was here. Police
were on the scene in moments… Obviously
Video footage of the incident was posted
to Citizen after it was reported to NYPD at
8:29 a.m. on Nov. 19.
Cops said the victim, 40, was rushed to
Bellevue Hospital for treatment. She did
not know her attacker.
While the suspect remains in custody,
with his identity currently withheld,
charges against him are pending the results
of the ongoing investigation, according to
“We’ve seen a couple of these incidents
over the last few days and we’re really
grateful to the NYPD for the quick apprehension
of the perpetrator today and
the quick apprehension of the perpetrator
in the incident that happened yesterday,”
Feinberg said. “What we’re seeing in every
case is first-hand experience with a mental
health crisis in this city.
On Wednesday, a a 36-year-old man was
waiting for the downtown B, D train at the
42nd Street—Bryant Park station when
he was pushed onto the tracks by a man
NYPD said was panhandling. According to
the cops, the victim had refused to give the
perpetrator money before he was beaten
and thrown onto the tracks.
Screenshot via Citizen
The victim survived with minor injuries
while the suspect fled on foot and continues
to be pursued by law enforcement.
Eclectic holiday market popping up in the
East Village this weekend
BY BOB KRASNER
A new pop-up market in the East
Village opening on Black Friday
lets you shop for some unique and
vintage gifts this holiday season.
3rd & B’Zaar is the brainchild of Maegan
Hayward, Alex Carpenter, Frank New,
Delphine Le Goff, Delia Anne Parker and
Sara Ann Rutherford. It’s as hip a holiday
market as you’d want to see in the East Village
— featuring jewelry, vintage clothing,
original artwork, home goods (including
tiki mugs!), records, skin care products, upcycled
furniture and handmade face masks
fashioned from vintage fabrics.
Maegan and Alex, of the East Village
Vintage Collective on East 12th Street,
shared their vision for the seasonal market.
“We each had our different motivations
– affordable rent, a creative outlet, a desire
to share our art with people,” they said.
“But more than anything we decided to
create 3rd & B’Zaar after such a dark year
to bring light and hope to the holidays in
the East Village, a community we all love
and have been a part of for many years.”
About 30 vendors will be on hand in
an environment that Delphine le Goff describes
as “over the top with holiday cheer,
almost as though Christmas threw up!”
The staff at 3rd & B’Zaar Pop-Up Holiday Market in the East Village are gearing up for their Black Friday opening
They all agree that “you should not
miss this very Instagram-able holiday
market that says: “more is more and less
is a bore!”
The 3rd & B’Zaar Holiday Market is located
at 191 East 3rd St., between Avenues
A and B, and will be open Wednesdays
through Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m., starting
PHOTO BY BOB KRASNER
Black Friday, Nov. 27, and continuing until
Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24.
For updates and vendor info, follow their
Instagram page @3rdandbzaar.
10 November 26, 2020 Schneps Media