Here's how NYU Local covered the recent bust of the so-called "Spider Man" thief of the LES:
Around junior year, many NYU students make a mass exodus to the East Village, where they pay $2500/month to live in filthy, creaky 6-floor walkups, but can at least smoke weed without towling the door. Recently a rather elegant acrobat has been burgling the East Village, somersaulting through windows or lowering himself through skylights and striking fear in the hearts of those of us with windows facing the street. The police recently posted signs on all of the buildings on E. 13th street warning us of this talented thief, and I have spent the past few nights waking up every 10 minutes to make sure he’s not perched on my fire escape. Luckily ... Mr. Spiderman has been caught! Rest easy, East Villagers. Your laptops and iPods and drug money are safe… for now, at least.
I saw someone dressed as Spiderman pulling one of those rickshaw type carts with people in them..He did a crazy leap in the air when I waved at him..Is this some company's new thing? Their employees dress like superheroes to pull people around town? I should google it and find out..
I want Bloomberg to pull my rickshaw!
You should use your sleuthing skills for this group of characters, Eden:
Only while wearing his pink sweater....
Now all these NYU Buster Browns can tell their homies that they spent their junior/senior year marinatin' in the EV during the infamous Spiderman Crime Wave of 2009! Fasheezi!
I duped my 3:09 comment. Reason for the delete!
Awww..I was hoping the deleted comment was really sexually explicit descriptions of Bloomberg pulling a rickshaw in a pink thing.
I did some research and the Spiderman Rickshaw Cabby is quite well known around the city..
TMZ even did a piece on him..When I saw him he was flipping around and had his mask on. It was like 3am and I wondered if I was hallucinating. But nope-he's real!
and apparently he is from Florida.
He's "That Guy That Does That Thing" and lurks in Lower Manhattan after dark. He's pretty friendly and eager to get NY'ers in his ride... his motto is "F**K Mid Town" and only wants to be around locals specifically in LES and The Village. I think he's trying to go around the world with that thing. I found a neat vid here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVz6NRTjl7I
and his youtube channel is www.youtube.com/nycfunrun
if you see him again you should really try it!
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