Sunday, April 4, 2010

Why Pulino's chef Nate Appleman was arrested

According to Page Six today:

Nate Appleman, chef at Keith McNally's new Bowery hotspot Pulino's, got arrested Wednesday afternoon in the East Village. Appleman, who is covered in tattoos but stands barely 5-foot-8, was heading home from the pizza restaurant between shifts when cops spotted a chain running from his belt into a pocket. "It's a pocket knife that's two inches long that I used to cut boxes at work," Appleman told us. "I've collected knives since I was a kid. My mother gives me a knife every year on my birthday. This knife is the one she got me this year." After three police cars surrounded him, Appleman was taken to the 9th Precinct and charged with weapons possession. He was released two hours later and is due in court on April 27.

[Photo via BoweryBoogie]


L'Emmerdeur said...

Silly chef, don't you know only cops and criminals carry weapons in this city? Citizens don't have such rights. Just take your stabbing like a good zombie!

Bowery Boogie said...

3 cop cars for one pocket knife seems pretty excessive..

Anonymous said...

"who is covered in tattoos but stands barely 5-foot-8"

i don't get that line...why is there a "but" in there? what does one have to do with the other, etc.

Jeremiah Moss said...

i am also curious about the "but." i think it means, "the tattoos make him intimidating, but he's short and therefore harmless." something stupid along those lines.

i guess the only danger on the bowery these days is the Pulino's chef?

Goggla said...

Welcome to the neighborhood!

BabyDave said...

"My mother gives me a knife every year on my birthday."

Dear old mom.

Ralph said...

Knowing the connection between chef's and their knives, it actually makes sense to me.

NYC taxi photo said...

remember the good old days when two cop cars would come when a gun was spotted? now 3 for a two inch knife? well I'm glad the police are at least trying, it's reassuring to know that they're worrying about weapons, maybe a few times they'll get it right.

Anonymous said...

I believe the laws are something like this, but not exactly sure..

The law in New York City is vague, but goes something like this: -Blade Length cannot exceed 4" -Blade cannot open automatically (switch blades, etc) or with assist (spring opened, gravity or inertia knives) -Knife must be concealed. (This means no visible aspect. No pocket clip, no handle, no nothing)

fletcher6 said...

Today had a run in with nypd for the first time since being here. 2003 to persent. was on subway platform with a clip, pocket knife and had 3 undercovered officers surround me. as a medic and a carpenter i use the knife for rescues and for construction. has a seat belt cutter and glass breaker. still they busted my you know whats. They ran my license and lucky for me i am clean. they told me to put it in my case and not have it on me again.
some bug got up thier butts lately. they didnt check my large bag or my other gear. just focused on the knife. wearing nice cloths and no tats or anything.
keep it in your pocket i guess.

Anonymous said...


1) a non-locking folder or fixed blade knife (single edge)under 4"

2) must be kept out of sight

3) carried for ultility only (carry for self defense is prohibited)PO will ask why you carry this...Choose answer wisely

4) plain knife good. Man Mincer 2000 design -BAD-. Knife with offensive features or name -BAD-

5) Discreation. if your involved in a fight and/or argument with a knife on your person BAD