Boogie Beat

402grand-demolished-1

402 Grand Street is Gone; Demolition of 400 Grand is Next

Posted September 1, 2015 at 5:17 am

As of this week, 400 Grand Street is the proverbial last man standing within the bounds of Essex Crossing real estate. But not for long. Demolition scaffolding is slowly snaking up its facade, a mere few days after the wrecking ball took out its conjoined sibling. That’s right. 402 Grand Street is gone from the […]

Streets

NNO Logo

‘National Night Out Against Crime’ Takes Place in Hell Square This Afternoon

Last modified August 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

Today is the first Tuesday in August. As in the past, this means National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community awareness event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. This year’s outing transpires directly in the heart of Hell Square – Orchard and Stanton Streets. Seems like the perfect opportunity to address the crime […]

Photo: Washington Square Park Blog

Report: 300 Pigeons Abducted from Washington Square Park for ‘Live Shoots’

Last modified July 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

If you’ve noticed a lack of pigeons in and around Washington Square Park, you’re eyes haven’t deceived you. This past Tuesday, a mass pigeon abduction reportedly took place, and in broad daylight (approximately 3pm). This kind of thing has happened on and off over the last ten years; the end game is usually that they’re sold in Pennsylvania […]

Streets

animal-cover

AnimalNY Blog is Put to Sleep After 12 Years Online

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

Notorious rabble-rouser Bucky Turco announced yesterday morning that his stint at Animal New York, the blog he founded twelve years ago, had officially concluded. Its relatively new online overlord – Woven Digital – suddenly decided to pull the plug. Turco insisted to Gawker that the cessation was at the behest of Woven and not his […]

Photo: Huffington Post

East Village Explosion Financial Assistance Application Due Today

Posted July 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

The East Village is still feeling the impact of the 2nd Avenue explosion that left many neighborhood businesses in the lurch. There’s been significant fundraising and crowdsourcing to get these community favorites back on their feet. Herewith, another way for these places to financially rebuild. The Lower East Side BID, Community Board 3 and local elected officials […]

Streets

nestm-school-houston

Student Report Leads to Arrest of Peeping Tom Janitor at School on Columbia Street

Posted July 22, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Nest+m School, located at 111 Columbia Street (at East Houston) was the scene of a peeping tom incident earlier this month. An unidentified ten-year-old female student participating in the Beacon summer program onsite reported a peeping tom while in the girls bathroom. According to a letter distributed by the Department of Education, “she saw […]

The 7th Precinct

Manny Cantor Center is Hosting Community-Police Relations Forum Tonight

Posted July 21, 2015 at 10:20 am

Tonight, representatives from all community walks of life will gather at the Manny Cantor Center to discuss the ongoing improvement of police-community relations. The structured brainstorming session is sponsored by borough president Gale Brewer and co-hosted with attorney Normal Siegel.  It will take the format of small groups, which will air out concerns, expectations, ideas, and proactive recommendations […]

bowery-mission-2014

Bowery Mission Receives Dozens of New Leesa Mattresses for its Men’s Shelter

Last modified July 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Folks residing at the Bowery Mission will soon rest a bit easier. Today, the stalwart institution aiding the homeless of the Lower East Side and beyond will receive a special delivery of dozens of new Leesa mattresses for its newly renovated men’s shelter at 227 Bowery. It’s part of the online luxury mattress retailer’s “One in Ten” program, which donates […]

Streets

seward-park-extension-dusk

Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Three Years Later

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

Three summers ago, fireworks of a different kind were going off at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. An undercover drug bust on the 23rd floor left one 7th Precinct police officer – Brian Groves – lucky to be alive. Just a little Kevlar to save the day. The on-the-run shooter is described as […]

Streets

Photo: Midtown Lunch

Truck-to-Table Eatery Souvlaki GR is Expanding to New Midtown Location

Posted July 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

Five years after its founding, another expansion is afoot for Souvlaki GR. The two-time Vendy Award winning truck-to-table business will open a new Midtown outpost on 56th Street at 7th Avenue. No word just yet on when the new space will debut, but Midtown Lunch notes that the “coming soon” signage is already in place, […]