Boogie Beat

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.



Eldridge Hell Hole Plugged; Orchard Sinkhole Opens Up

Last modified July 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

The “Pothole Gang” of DOT finally paid a visit to the epic Eldridge hell hole earlier this week. Its presence at the corner of Stanton had a tendency to attract the photographers. That’s over now, though, having been plugged with a wad of asphalt. Meanwhile, for the first time in four years, a new hell […]


Bluestockings Shows Its Support for Edward Snowden

Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

The mere mention of Edward Snowden is a polarizing conversation tact. Arguments abound – is he a traitor or an American hero? Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street is siding with Edward Snowden during this current crisis of international asylum. A simple printout in its doorway announces that “Edward Snowden is welcome here.” A red flag […]



Epic Sinkhole Opens Outside Eldridge Bodega

Posted July 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

Add the nascent sinkhole at Eldridge and Stanton to the top of the list of most epic. This hell hole opened in the aftermath of last week’s heavy rains and extreme heat. The iron sewer grate outside the Little Bryan bodega completely collapsed, along with a sizable section of asphalt, ultimately revealing the drainage tunnel […]

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Yelp Heat Map Illustrates Yuppie Takeover of Lower East Side

Posted July 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

Using Yelp’s new word map creation, a user can handily gauge benchmark social phenomena across the Five Boroughs.



Water Main Rupture on East Houston Yesterday

Posted July 3, 2013 at 6:18 am

So apparently there was a water main rupture yesterday afternoon near the eastbound intersection of Houston and Mott. Extent of the subterranean damage wasn’t immediately available, but a fleet of Department of Environmental Protection trucks was quickly mobilized to the site. A square section of pavement was excavated to make way for the bilge pump […]


Citi Bike Info Session Tonight for NYCHA Residents

Posted July 2, 2013 at 10:21 am

Later this evening, Citi Bike is holding an “info session” for NYCHA residents about the nuts and bolts of the new bike share program.


7th Precinct Now Patrolling Citi Bike Docks to Inspect Damage or Theft

Posted June 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

With Citi Bike corals all over the map, the constant concern, other than litigious NIMBY-ism, is frequent theft, damage, and vandalism.