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Clayton Patterson portrait by Zito, December 2014

Clayton Patterson Isn’t Moving to Austria Just Yet

Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:07 am

In the year since the bombshell announcement hit the press, several Boogie readers have asked whether Clayton Patterson is actually relocated to Austria, as promised. You’ll recall that the so-called “last Bohemian” of the Lower East Side (here for over three decades) planned to settle in Bad Ischl with his wife Elsa Rensaa. This is […]



MiLES Offering Free Co-Working Hub for Those Affected by 2nd Avenue Gas Explosion

Posted April 6, 2015 at 9:19 am

Starting Today, MiLES (Made in the Lower East Side) is offering a free pop-up Co-Working hub for those affected by the East Village gas explosion. Located at 103 Allen Street, the space is being offered to both businesses and residents who are in need of workspace. In addition to the basic amenity of space, MiLES […]



Google Lets You Play Pac Man on the Streets of the Lower East Side

Posted April 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Two-Bits Arcade and Hanksy’s “Best of the Worst” pop-up aren’t the only ones with vintage video game Pac-Man at their fingertips. For a limited time, anyone can play Pac-Man, anywhere in the world. No quarters needed! The brains over at Google seem to have an affinity for the beloved retro game, as evidenced in their 30th […]



14-Year Old Boy Went Missing on Hester Street Over the Weekend

Posted March 31, 2015 at 9:15 am

Police are looking for a 14-year old boy who went missing on March 28, at about 12:30pm. Alexander Lin was last seen inside the residential 48 Hester Street, which is just across the street from CAAAV. He was in the confines of the 7th Precinct at the time. According to the CAAAV Facebook page,  Lin has a […]

Photo: Jess S.

Con Edison Issues Statement Regarding Building Explosion on 2nd Avenue Today

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Here is the statement from Con Edison regarding the devastating explosion on 2nd Avenue today. A dozen were injured, but thus far, no fatalities reported. Two buildings already collapsed though, 121-123 2nd Avenue. Apparently the public utility had been onsite conducting an inspection to “evaluate the work the building plumber was doing inside 121 2nd Avenue […]


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‘LES Ready!’ Town Hall Meeting Tonight at Grand Street Settlement

Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:18 am

Tonight, Grand Street Settlement is hosting the Lower East Side’s Long Term Recovery Group for a Town Hall style info session. The aim is to ensure that if and when disaster strikes the neighborhood again, residents will be ready. LES Ready!, was born in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and has been prepping the community in disaster awareness […]



Mandate of Heaven Folds After a Year on Essex Street

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:19 am

Mandate of Heaven is now there. Gone from the neighborhood. The funky second-floor boutique apparently couldn’t make ends meet at 17 Essex Street and closed for good earlier this month. A leasing poster courtesy of Millennium Realty Group now holds court in the window. It was a short-lived affair in Seward Park, clocking in at […]



Cops Saved East River Jumper at South Street this Week

Posted March 13, 2015 at 9:21 am

  Shortly before noon this past Tuesday, a woman purported to be in her forties, jumped into the East River from the esplanade at South Street and Pike Slip. NYPD told The Villager that the woman was all but dead when pulled from the frigid waters. However, officers from the Harbor Unit quickly responded and […]



In Response to New Public School Holidays, Margaret Chin Calls for Lunar New Year Consideration

Posted March 5, 2015 at 5:16 am

With the year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat having just begun, Councilwoman Margaret Chin is still fighting for the Lunar New Year. Earlier this week, Mayor de Blasio announced that the Muslim holidays of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha are now considered official Public School Holidays (i.e. days off). While acknowledging the news, Chin, for her part, […]


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Bandits Targeting High-End Establishments Steal $1,000 from Wine Therapy on Elizabeth Street

Posted March 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

The rash of burglaries in high-end establishments from Little Italy to SoHo, and the East Village, continued late Friday evening with a cash heist at Wine Therapy on Elizabeth Street. Cops say that a duo of knife-wielding thugs entered the wine store at approximately 10pm and forced the clerk to empty the register. They fled the […]