Boogie Beat


Pet Island Opens at 363 Grand Street

Posted August 12, 2013 at 10:13 am

Even though the sign reads Kosher Bakery, it’s now just a misnomer. The Jewish bake shop, last of its kind on this part of the Lower East Side, threw in the towel last March. As reported in July, the replacement tenant at 363 Grand Street is a pet store called Pet Island, featuring groceries and […]



Sweet Grapes Wine Bar Becomes ‘Old Man Hustle’ on Essex Street

Posted August 7, 2013 at 6:00 am

At first we thought the so-called “old man hustle” was just a clever name for a happy hour special at the Sweet Grapes Wine Bar. Not so. In fact, that’s precisely the new identity of this Seward Park bar, a change which occurred within the last couple weeks. Still the same owners, though – the […]



NYPD Steps Up Biker Enforcement at Chrystie and Rivington

Posted August 2, 2013 at 6:15 am

It’s a normal occurrence of late. The 5th Precinct sends a detatchment of officers to the intersection of Chrystie and Rivington Street with the purpose of enforcing the rules of the road.


‘Girls’ Returns to the Bowery Today for Filming

Posted August 2, 2013 at 6:10 am

For the second time this week, HBO’s hit series Girls is returning to the neighborhood.



Orchard Hell Hole Returns with a Vengeance

Posted July 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

That Orchard hell hole we’ve been obsessing over is back from the dead.


Orchard Street Hell Hole Consumes 2 Parking Cones and a Biker

Posted July 24, 2013 at 6:05 am

Paging the “Pothole Gang,” get to Orchard and Broome stat.


CB3 Hears Community Feedback on Citi Bike Installations

Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:29 am

Boogie contributor David Bergman attended the CB3 Transportation & Public Safety/Environment Committee meeting Tuesday night. Looks like it was an interesting turnout.


Photo: Lori Greenberg

‘Color Mob’ Aftermath on Eldridge Street

Posted July 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

While heading to Vanessa’s Dumplings for a quick fix this past weekend, we spied an intriguing couple covered in paint, wearing runners’ race numbers on their backs.

[Photo: Lori Greenberg]

Epic Sinkholes Open on Eldridge and Allen Streets

Posted July 17, 2013 at 6:20 am

This crazy spat of weather is totally wreaking havoc on the neighborhood streets.


Allen/Houston Citi Bike Corral Relocated One Block South

Posted July 17, 2013 at 6:11 am

The Citi Bike docking station in the Allen Street Mall at Houston was just relocated.