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Cemusa Drops a Newsstand at Lafayette and East Houston

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:03 am

Pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists converge to make the intersection of Lafayette and East Houston one of the busiest in the downtown environs. But, for whatever reason, the area hadn’t been earmarked for a newfangled newsstand. Until a couple weeks ago. Cemusa dropped another of its unsightly glass boxes at the northeast corner. Right outside the Bank […]

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Spider-Man Dildo Dangles from Eldridge Street Wire

Posted August 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

The collection of dangling sneakers (and dildo) had been removed from the intersection of Eldridge and Broome Streets last winter. It was a watershed moment of sorts for the neighborhood, given that there’s usually something hanging from the power lines here. Well, cue the return of a shiny (nay, veiny) new dildo. Except this time […]

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Reader Report: Gas Leak Detected on East Houston Yesterday

Posted July 31, 2014 at 10:10 am

The smell of gas in the air was quite pungent on East Houston yesterday evening. Emergency Con Edison crews and firefighters were busy in and around the corner of Eldridge Street. One resident theorized that the purported leakage was probably related to the constant construction in the vicinity. No word yet on the cause of […]

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Bargain Electronic Liquidation Happening Now on Grand Street

Posted July 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

This store at Grand and Eldridge is hilarious. Not since the departure of the produce market two years ago has a permanent tenant come forward. In the meantime, the second temporary store is here. It’s a so-called warehouse for “Electronics Liquidation,” complete with enough handwritten hype signage to remind you of old-school New York. The […]

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DOT and NYPD Committed to Enforcing Regulations in Chinatown Bus Industry

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Local politicians are finally expending more political capital on the “wild west” of the Chinatown bus industry. According to a statement released yesterday by State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Borough President Gale Brewer, the Department of Transportation and NYPD have committed to enforcement of intercity bus regulations in […]

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There is Now a Website to Book Reservations at Lower East Side Hotels

Last modified July 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

With the oppressive glut of hotels clogging the narrow streets of the Lower East Side, it was only a matter of time before a dedicated booking website came on the scene. Hip travelers need a place to sleep, after all. The aptly named LowerEastSideHotels.com deals solely in our neighborhood hotels, alongside some others within a one-mile […]

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Site 109 Gallery is Holding a Stoop Sale This Weekend

Posted July 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

It’s not summer in the city without stoop sales, and that’s just what’s happening this weekend. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to swing by and bring their unwanted items to pop-up exhibition space, Site 109 – books, electronics, clothing, knick knacks, and other yard-sale items that could turn from trash to treasure for passersby. The stoop sale will also have summer’s time-honored […]

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First Sightings of Donation Pickups from Illegal Pink Boxes

Posted July 9, 2014 at 6:05 am

Apparently the locals are already duped by the placement of those ubiquitous pink collection boxes. Many of the “Our Neighborhood Recycling” bins have been stuffed with plenty of goods, even with overflow piling up on sidewalks. Meanwhile, a Boogie reader sent in the following image of a driver unloading bags of bounty into rented Enterprise trucks. […]

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Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Two Years Later

Posted July 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s been two years and nary a lead in the case of the highly-publicized cop shooting at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. As is customary in police precincts, reward posters surfaced around the building on the anniversary day, still offering prize money of $32,000 for information. The on-the-run shooter is described as a […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:08 am

You might be too sun-burnt to read this. Or you’re at a BBQ, a picnic, the beach – something summertime awesome. So here are a few quick pics to remind you that the United States of America has been basking in this glorious holiday since 1776, the year the Committee of Five approved the Declaration of […]

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