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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 […]



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 deals solely in our neighborhood hotels, alongside some others within a one-mile […]



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 […]

The 'scam' on Canal St.

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. […]



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 […]



CVS Will Debut Its New Location on East Houston July 5

Posted July 1, 2014 at 6:11 am

CVS is finally ready to unveil its new block-long pharmacy at 42-56 East Houston Street. The plywood curtain was lifted yesterday to reveal a fresh brick facade, and new window scheme. Their token illuminated signage is also bolted to the marquee in four different places. You know, just in case you forget where you are. […]

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Feds Seek 7-Month Sentence for LulzSec Hacker and Lower East Sider ‘Sabu’

Posted May 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Anarchism and the Lower East Side go hand in hand, so should we be super surprised that one of the most notorious hackers of our day operated from within the Jacob Riis Houses on Avenue D? You’ll recall that in June 2011, hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed father of two, was caught by the […]



Three LES Settlement Houses Host ‘Don’t Be a Bully’ Contest

Posted May 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

There’s no question that bullying is a tough matter, but what can we do to help better understand it? And how can we turn such negativity into something positive? Healthfirst has teamed up with NYC Arts Cypher and The Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR) to sponsor the “Don’t Be a Bully” contest. […]