We’ve heard reports that
some time last night around 7am there was a stabbing outside Vynl, right on 9th Ave. Not too much information is available at the moment, other than what local resident Mark reported on Twitter:
Someone was stabbed on 9th Avenue at 51st Street in #HellsKitchen #NYC last night (in front of vynl).
And a followup:
My roommate said there was blood in front of Boxers HK too.
Police were outside Vynl this morning investigating, so hopefully we’ll hear more soon. If you have any more info on this “unfortunate incident”, please let us know!
Almost two months ago there was another late-night stabbing, but that was all the way over on 11th Ave, which that late at night feels a bit “sketchy”. If it happens in the middle of 9th Ave, during the day, that’s something else entirely.
Thanks Chris for the heads up!
Update: DNAinfo have uncovered some more information about the incident. Turns out it was earlier this morning, not last night as we originally thought, which makes it that much worse.
The man was stabbed outside the eatery at 754 Ninth Ave. near West 51st Street just after 7 a.m., officials said.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, the FDNY said.
At least the victim will be ok. Still no news on why this happened, so we’ll keep an eye out.
Update 2: DNAinfo reports that the attack was part of an attempted robbery.