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Additional Details Emerge on the Russ & Daughters Cafe

Last modified October 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

With the liquor license application now public, we now have some additional information on the Russ & Daughters Cafe planned for 127 Orchard Street. It’ll be a classic dairy and appetizing establishment serving its familiar food during all hours proposed (8am – 12am daily). The sticking point here, of course, would be booze in a […]

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Yo! Bus Curbside Expansion Denied by CB3

Posted October 1, 2013 at 6:09 am

Yo! Bus applied last month to expand its curbside pickup service on Pike Street, but Community Board 3 was not convinced.

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Op-ed: An Open Letter to The DL from LES Dwellers

Posted September 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The following open letter to the DL was submitted by the LES Dwellers Association.

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Organic Avenue Ditches 116 Suffolk Street

Posted September 26, 2013 at 6:08 am

From humble beginnings to city domination, Organic Avenue is on the up-and-up, constantly expanding. In fact, its ascension to health stratosphere is the reasoning behind its departure from the Space of Love at 116 Suffolk Street. It had operated here in the Rothko building for almost four years. A Boogie reader informed us that the […]

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There Was a Mattress Fire at 7 Rivington Last Night

Posted September 21, 2013 at 9:28 am

That heavy-duty fire response you saw last night outside Lorely on Rivington Street was much ado about a mattress fire. So we’re told. The small blaze reportedly erupted shortly after 1am in apartment #6. First responders were on that shit like white on rice, and had it quickly extinguished. The bar and building residents were […]

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Couple Caught Having Sex on East River Pier

Posted September 3, 2013 at 6:19 am

This was just too hilarious not to post. Yesterday evening, just as Labor Day was concluding, and the hordes began returning to the quiet city, cops allegedly caught a couple in the act of fornicating on the pier. The police scanner @Breaking911 alerted its followers that a NYPD supervisor was needed following their tryst at […]

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Cops Nab Cell Phone Thief on Rivington Street Early Yesterday

Last modified August 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

Cell phone robberies are seemingly on the rise of late. A tipster tells us that early yesterday morning, two male Hispanics allegedly snatched a woman’s cell phone outside 123 Rivington Street (Welcome to the Johnson’s). Apparently plainclothes officers in an undercover cab witnessed the scene, while the woman screamed “give me my phone.” Cops tackled […]

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New Shanty Residence Outside Former Bowery Lighting Store

Posted August 21, 2013 at 6:08 am

This Bowery bum has a comfy perch outside the former Lighting Library. The longstanding sidewalk bridge on the west side of the street created a perfect shelter for the unknown man, who quickly assembled a stack of cardboard boxes for some privacy. Behind those plastic curtains is a bed of cardboard boxes and bags of […]

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Botanica Humorously Blames Toilet for Its 10-Day Hiatus

Posted August 20, 2013 at 6:10 am

As of yesterday, Botanica Bar at 47 East Houston is on a ten-day hiatus. To announce the temporary closure, ownership decided on some pithy signage, blaming the toilet. While the Botanica bathroom is by no means a gagworthy Trainspotting type (i.e. the worst), it’s still a rough one. Meanwhile, owner Mark Connell’s fancy upstairs bar […]

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New ‘Wayfinder’ Sign Installed Outside Grand Street Subway Stop

Posted August 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

The WalkNYC wayfinding system debuted in Chinatown earlier this summer, with signposts installed in four highly trafficked areas

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