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NYC professional Ukrainian Dancers, Syzokryli, greet the audience, Photo: St. George's Ukrainian Church

The ‘East Village is Back’ for the 39th Annual Ukrainian Festival

Posted May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

Today kicks off the 39th annual St. George Ukrainian Festival, which has been appropriately parlayed into another festival of sorts – “The East Village Is Back!” celebration. After the devastating fire that shook the community back in March, the East Village Independent Merchants Association, the Lower East Side History Month, and St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church […]


Head Over to the 7th Precinct Today to Donate Blood

Posted May 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

Time to drain some of that red liquid coursing through those veins for a good cause. The NYPD 7th Precinct is hosting a “lifesaving” blood drive today from noon to 6pm. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome, too. You can head over to the Precinct on Pitt Street, if interested. Full details are outlined […]


The 7th Precinct

Here’s Your Chance to Learn NYPD Firearm Tactics with the 7th Precinct

Posted May 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

The NYPD 7th Precinct holds monthly “community council” meetings to update the neighborhood on the latest crime figures and allow residents to see what’s being done behind the scenes. In a move to spur attendance and attract more citizens, the police precinct will install a gun training simulator at the next gathering on May 20 at […]


This is what happens when your illegal BBQ goes bad

Firefighters Battling Blaze on Essex Street Right Now [Updated]

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Firefighters are currently battling a fire at 153 Essex Street. A half-dozen trucks from the FDNY are parked curbside. Tower ladders in action. At Street level, it appears the fire is out. But the water is still flowing. Looks like the fancy glass box apartment is the one affected. They’re breaking through the bottom of […]



Catching up with the ‘Looking for a Girlfriend’ Flyer Guy on Delancey

Posted April 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

His mugshot is taped to seemingly every surface from the Battery to the Bowery and all points north. Dan Perino seriously wants a girlfriend, and the ambitious flyer push has forever seared his face on the collective memory of the city. We caught up with the 51-year-old aspiring actor early yesterday morning during one of […]

Photo: Uprooted Flower Truck

The ‘Uprooted Flower Truck’ is a Roving Florist on Wheels

Last modified April 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Spring isn’t quite in full bloom, but local entrepreneurs Ashley Custer and Kristin Heckler are kickstarting it with a campaign to launch their latest endeavor – the Uprooted Flower Truck. In a convenience-driven (literally) city, the duo is offering an alternative service in the world of taco trucks and mobile post offices. They’ve created a vehicular “florist minus […]

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 […]