The Slow Departure of the Essex Street Snowmen (or, How Spring Showed Its Face)

Posted March 10, 2015 at 9:18 am

The Essex Street Snowman and its younger sibling spent a solid month-and-half living at the corner of Canal Street. But seasons change, and now they must both bid adieux, melt away, and spend the next year in the Arctic. Their sad carcasses are now little but mounds of mush. Until next time. Unless we have […]

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Parading in the Chinatown Streets for the Year of the Ram [PHOTOS]

Posted February 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

A mild Sunday, yesterday was a total slushfest, and just in time for the sixteenth annual Lunar New Year parade. The streets of Chinatown were bogged down by a colorful confetti soup, yet didn’t deter the masses from descending upon the area to partake in the festivities for the year of the Ram. The usual […]

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Photo: Mike Brown

The Downsides of Parking Near a Velvet Rope [PHOTOS]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

We received the above photo on our tipline this morning, shot by Boogie reader Mike Brown. Looks like a restless bar-goer just off the Bowery (near 2nd Street) decided to toss the velvet rope stanchion into a nearby windshield. The carnage is crazy. Brown noted, “Good to see waiting behind velvet ropes in subzero temps […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Makes its First Appearance of 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Essex Street Snowman made his grand return to the Lower East Side yesterday. Once again, employees of the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal spent much of yesterday afternoon gathering and amassing the gargantuan creature (and spraying water to freeze it in place). By evening, he was ready, at an approximate height of […]

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Staring up the Bowery

Post-Midnight Stroll Through a Lower East Side ‘Blizzard’ [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

It takes the fury of mother nature to quell the beast of Hell Square. During the much-ballyhooed blizzard last night, the nexus of nightlife was brought to its feet. Bridge and tunnels were empty. Only No Fun was open along the entire Ludlow Street drag. Meanwhile, despite the strict travel ban from the Mayor and Governor, […]

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McGurk's Suicide Hall during Blizzard of 2003, Photo: Adam Woodward

Revisiting the Snow-Blanketed Bowery After the Blizzard of 2003 [PHOTOS]

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

While Mother Nature sees fit to blanket us with two feet of snow, it’s seemingly an appropriate time to revisit the Blizzard of 2003 (aka “Presidents Day Storm”). We’re a couple weeks shy of the anniversary of that storm, which dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Tri-state area. Neighborhood chronicler Adam Woodward sent […]

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Nearly 2 Feet of Snow is Coming, One Sanitation Worker Prepares

Last modified January 26, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Everyone is getting ready for the imminent snowstorm this week, which could dump nearly two feet of snow on New York City. Whole Foods is notoriously elbow-to-elbow busy with doomsday shoppers. Down at the Department of Sanitation silo of salt, preparations are underway to ensure supply is ample. Caught this lone bulldozer sitting atop an enormous […]

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Last Look at SPURA Lots Before Essex Crossing Changes Everything [PHOTOS]

Posted January 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

Demolition for the Essex Crossing mega-project is slated to begin on Monday, forever changing the face of the Lower East Side and its heretofore low-level skyline. As previously reported, Site 2 at the corner of Essex and Delancey is the first parcel to receive knockdown treatment. The parking lot has already been cleared of vehicles, […]

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Here Are Your First Views of the Essex Crossing Mega Project [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

Lower East Siders, get ready for ten years of constant construction along Delancey Street. Essex Crossing is coming, and ground-break is months away. The development consortium of Delancey Street Associates and a team of four architectural firms presented plans for Phase One of the million-square-foot mega project last night at the Community Board 3 Land […]

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When Fire and Ice Devastated the Corner of Allen and East Houston [PHOTOS]

Posted January 12, 2015 at 10:02 am

With the so-called polar vortex enveloping the Tri-State area the last week, this story seemed rather appropriate. We’re revisiting the devastating fire that sparked in the early-morning hours of January 12, 1903 beneath a series of adjoining tenements at Houston and Allen Streets. Leather manurfactuer Fayerweather & Ladew owned the buildings, with addresses of 159-165 […]

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