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Dyckman Street brawl sends two to hospital; multiple arrests


Blood soaked shirt on sidewalk
Blood soaked shirt and crime scene tape outside Papasito on Dyckman Street, hours after a bloody fight hurt two.

(Updated with corrected time of incident.)

A fight on the street outside one of the bars on Dyckman Street between Broadway and Seaman Avenue late Sunday night injured two men and resulted in three men taken into custody by 34th Precinct officers who responded.

Blood stains, discarded crime scene tape and a blood-soaked shirt from the melee remained on the sidewalk eight hours later.

The 34th Precinct Community Council Executive Board has raised concerns about safety along this part of Dyckman Street and did so again Monday.

“Dyckman Street and problems related to the bars and clubs have been the top complaints  at precinct council meetings,” said Stephen Feldheim, president of the 34th Precinct Community Council.  “We know the precinct has put a lot of resources towards the Dyckman strip, but this bloody brawl, combined with motorcyclists doing stunts and large crowds in the clubs interfere with the quality of life people in our community expect and deserve.”

According to multiple sources, the fight appears to have started close to midnight.  Two men were attacked outside Papasito Restaurant (223 Dyckman St.) One victim’s face was severely slashed, and the other victim was knocked to the ground, unconscious. Both victims were taken to Harlem Hospital.

Three men were taken into custody after trying to leave the area in a large luxury vehicle, which was towed by NYPD as part of the investigation.

Blood was splattered on cars and the sidewalk almost to the corner.

Precinct commander Chris Morello only shared that two people were assaulted and there were “some arrests” in a Facebook post Monday morning. He urged anyone with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS to anonymously report details that could lead to arrests.

Feldheim urges members of the community to share their concerns and questions via the precinct council website, 34pctcouncil.nyc. The precinct council executive board will convey citizen comments to NYPD and seek answers to questions that are submitted.