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The LES Dwellers Call for Dissolution of 7th Precinct Community Council

Posted May 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

The flashpoint local block association, LES Dwellers, are again at the forefront of controversy. This time, ire is directed toward the 7th Precinct Community Council for purported lack of transparency. The proverbial straw that broke the Hell Square back was cancellation of the scheduled public session at the last community affairs meeting on Wednesday. From the mailbag: […]

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‘Rivington Wall’ Mural Programming Christened by the Bowery

Posted May 22, 2015 at 5:20 am

The wallspace beside the On Stellar Rays gallery is officially its own exhibition space. What began with a mural by RETNA one year ago is now a fully-fledged project with a revolving door of art programming. It’s called the “Rivington Wall,” courtesy of Parasol Projects. Artwork is scheduled to change every four to six weeks. […]

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You Must See Penny Arcade’s ‘Longing Lasts Longer’

Posted May 22, 2015 at 5:18 am

I’m just going to jump right into it. You have to go see Penny Arcade’s LONGING LASTS LONGER at Joe’s Pub. I went this past Monday night, and I really want to share it with all of you awesome people because I know that you would have as much fun as I did. Plus, considering […]

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London Kaye Brings RHCP’s Flea to The Lower East Side

Last modified May 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm

There’s another yarn bomber rocking the Lower East Side. Part Olek, part HOTTEA, fellow New Yorker London Kaye is adorning the outdoor surfaces of the city with her clever crocheting. One of her more recent pieces depicts a cartoonish Michael Peter Balzary, or, as most of the world know him – Flea. That’s right, the Red Hot Chili […]

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Vicki Rovere’s ‘Free Store’ Still a Late-Night Attraction on Ludlow Street After 15 Years

Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

The long arm of gentrification and its army of boutique hotels and lux living is quietly squeezing another longtime Lower East Side tradition. That of the “Free Store” on the northern fringe of Ludlow Street. Thirty-seven-year Ludlow resident and self-proclaimed “environmental scavenger” Vicki Rovere has been running the show for a decade, constantly hauling suitcases […]

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Slumlord of 43 Essex Street Notches Stop-work and Partial Vacate Orders

Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

Earlier this month – about a week after tenants filed a harassment lawsuit against Paul Galasso – the controversial new landlord of 43 Essex was slapped with a full stop-work order. According to department of Buildings records, the compulsory halt in activity is due to illegal construction, namely un-permitted plumbing and electrical work. And on […]

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Uncapped: Making Murals with ZESO

Last modified May 21, 2015 at 10:51 am

Hailing from France, but now residing in Brooklyn, we welcome ZESO to our nascent Uncapped series highlighting graffiti writers. BOWERY BOOGIE: Tell us the story behind your name? ZESO: It came together when I chose my favorite letters with the idea of creating an original and unique name. That is an interesting thing about graffiti. […]

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Decoding Real Estate Broker-Babble So You Don’t Have To

Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

At Boogie, we spend our fair share of time sifting through real estate listings for all manner of properties and businesses. Both on Craigslist and legit realtor sites, the broker babble employed is generally the same. So we decided to create a brief guide to help readers better understand the oft-utilized, and always-maddening lingo. Herewith, […]

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The Genesis Bridal Shop Finds a New Home on East Houston Street

Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

The Genesis Bridal Shop, a local stalwart on the block since 1983, officially departed 97 Clinton Street last week. As you might guess, the family-owned store succumbed to the escalating real estate pressures plaguing so much of the neighborhood these days. The landlord jacked the rent to more than double the current amount, making it […]

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