Madison Avenue nail salon robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon, police say | Upper East Site Madison Avenue Nail Salon Robbed at Gunpoint: NYPD by Upper East Site Staff June 24, 2023, 10:56 am 3 Comments A bold criminal sauntered into a nail salon, gun in hand, and walked out with fistfuls of cash during a broad daylight robbery on Madison Avenue, police confirmed to Upper East Site. Nail Spa House is located at 1402 Madison Avenue, near East 97thAlready a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. 3 Comments Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest The increasing smash-and-grab robberies and burglaries and large-scale organized shoplifting were bad enough, Now we’re seeing an increase in armed robberies as well as assaults – many in broad daylight. Is it that criminals see the Upper East Side as easy pickings? Or is it a perception that everyone living and working here is “rich”? (FYI: We’re not. Far from it.) Are nail salons and spas targeted as hate crimes against the mostly Asian owners and workers? We definitely need more highly visible police presence throughout the UES. I think the presence of smoke shops have changed the UES for the worse. They alone are easy targets as they have a reputation for cash transactions and likely increase the likelihood that other businesses will be targeted too. You’re stupid crying racism. It’s due to the ILLEGAL smoke shops on every corner and the people they attract.