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NYPD Seeks Witnesses of Pedestrian Death Last Month in the Intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

Authorities have not forgotten about the rental van driver who plowed through the north crosswalk at Elizabeth and Kenmare last month, killing an 82-year-old Chinese woman. Even though an arrest was not made after the September 25 incident, the investigation remains ongoing. A consortium of councilmembers also called for charges against the driver responsible for […]

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LES Ready! is Hosting the 2nd Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Get-Together Tonight

Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

It’s been nearly two years since Mother Nature’s fury took the form of Hurricane Sandy, destroying more or less everything in her path. As a part of the “always be prepared” and “never forget” mindset, the Lower East Side Long Term Recovery Group is reinforcing awareness by hosting a “Remembering Sandy” gathering of sorts. It’s a part of the group’s […]

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Emergency Response to Loose Scaffolding at Jarmulowsky Bank Building

Posted October 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

Emergency first responders are on scene right now at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Canal Street. The Lower East Side landmark – currently undergoing hotel conversion – is apparently experiencing issues with its scaffolding. A tipster relays intel that a section of the scaffolding on the Canal facade is loose. We also hear word of […]

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Bowery Traffic Light Falls Over Onto Neighboring Building

Last modified October 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

The intersection of Bowery and Kenmare was recently reconfigured in an attempt to address ongoing traffic and safety concerns. That included a small change to the light sequence for eastbound drivers. But those morning motorists are in for a surprise this morning, as the traffic light poles at the northwest corner fell this morning. Its […]

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Councilwoman Margaret Chin Calls for New 25 MPH Speed Limit Signs Along South Street

Posted October 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

In a couple weeks (November 7), the city speed limit will shift to the lower default of 25 mph, following legislation that was recently passed into law. Councilwoman Margaret Chin is on the offensive, demanding proper street signage for the most dangerous traffic corridors. In a letter to DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, she singles out […]

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Educators Launch ‘LES Young Historians’ Initiative to Teach Students Importance of Local History

Posted October 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

It’s been just about a year since 8th grade teachers Alfonso Guerriero and Christopher Piccigallo kicked off their neighborhood history curriculum at PS126, a program that fully integrates learning about the Lower East Side of yesteryear while also satisfying both New York State’s 8th grade requirements and the Common Core. And now, with that notch successfully on their […]

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Woman in Her 70s Fatally Hit by Jeep in Canal Street Intersection Yesterday

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:02 am

There was another car accident just off the Bowery early yesterday morning. In the small hour of 4am, an elderly can collector was struck and killed in the intersection of Canal and Elizabeth Streets. According to police reports, the woman — believed to be in her seventies — was crossing Canal Street, from the south to […]

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Squeegee Man Spotted on Stanton Street

Posted October 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

Call up the New York Post, and ready the articles about the lawlessness of the bad old days returning. Yep, looks like we have a squeegee man on the loose, ready to “terrorize” drivers on the Lower East Side with Windex and rags. Boogie reader RobbieTheK sends along this photo of the panhandling windshield cleaner walking […]

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Those Black Hebrews on Delancey Apparently Attacked a Young Woman in 2011; They Disappeared Thereafter

Last modified October 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

A couple weeks ago, we noted the return of so-called Black Hebrews to Delancey Street. It was the first time in three years that we’ve actually seen them “proselytizing” on the Lower East Side. In response to our report, a young woman contacted us about her traumatic experiences with the group. She was a victim […]

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This Naked Man Had a Bad Drug Trip on Elizabeth Street

Posted October 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

An early morning walk this past Friday (8:30am) yielded this strange, yet sad encounter. An African American man was lying bareback on the sidewalk outside Rag & Bone on Elizabeth Street, pants at his ankles. H was buck naked, with schlong in hand, and yelling unpleasantness. Turns out the guy was tripping balls, his possessions […]