Dangling Your Legs from the Roof of the Seward Park Extension [PHOTOS]

Posted February 3, 2016 at 11:20 am

​Don’t try this at home, but… A Boogie reader sent us this fear-inducing image of two kids sitting atop the Seward Park Extension public housing complex on Essex Street. Sunday afternoon. You can see the dangling legs. “Just kids being kids,” notes the photographer. No, doesn’t look dangerous at all.

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An Appreciation: 5 Years of the Essex Street Snowman on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted January 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

Here he is, again. Go say hi to the Essex Street Snowman now holding court outside the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal Street. This year’s version of the character is as ambitious as years past. Personified elements include onions for eyes, garbage bag for scarf, carrot for nose, and traffic cone for hat. […]

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Meet LESter, the 7-Foot Snowgirl of Allen Street

Posted January 25, 2016 at 5:18 am

Sorry, Essex Street Snowman, you’ve been deposed. The Blizzard of 2016 (aka Jonas) birthed a new snow creature this year. Behold, “LESter,” the Snowgirl of the Lower East Side. (Note the gender.) She’s approximately seven feet tall, an Aquarius, loves strolls along the Allen Street Mall, and dudes with carrot noses. A discarded Con Edison […]

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Did You See this Shirtless Jogger During the Blizzard Yesterday?

Posted January 24, 2016 at 7:00 am

Of all the great (and not-so-great) photos to surface in the wake of yesterday’s blizzard – one of the snowiest days in New York City on record – this one will prove the most enduring. Seriously, how often does one see a guy in shorts and no shirt jogging during the height of a powerful […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Tree Dump on East Houston

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:15 am

​Where some see a subway access median along East Houston, others see a perfect dumping ground for Christmas trees. Yes, ’tis the season, after all. Check out this enormous pile of dead, discarded evergreens in the middle of the roadway. This doesn’t seem like an arbitrary act. Prank or pre-MulchFest collection? And remember, it’s never too […]

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Best of Boogie: Our Favorite Instagram Photos in 2015

Posted December 31, 2015 at 5:18 am

Good thing we upgraded to a larger phone this past year; we needed the extra storage space for the many thousands of photos snapped. Many of these made it to our Instagram account, which, if you haven’t joined us, head over and now’s the time. Here are some of our most treasured snaps from the last 365 […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Finding the Light on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted December 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

Ed Higgins. An artist from the original Rivington School, considered an Anachaist art collective that took over abandoned lots to create artist spaces. The most well known was the one on Forsyth close to Rivington. They would find metal on the street and eventually would be welded together and make a high metal fence which surround […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Catching up with LES Collectors, Treasure Hunters, and Vendor Barkers [PHOTOS]

Posted December 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

​Nathan is a fixture on the corner of East Houston and Orchard Street. He is the eyes and ears of the block. If it happens there, Nathan knows all about it… …Jerry Foust is a local artist who lives wherever and paints where he can. A true do-or-die artist. I first met Jerry in the […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Won’t You Be My Neighbor [PHOTOS]

Posted December 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

Keith and Ramiro from San Loco on Stanton Street. Ramiro is from Mexico – Keith has lived and worked on the LES for many years, including places like Strand books… …Jay Moldinado was raised on the LES, and well-known in the skater world. He’s been part of a number of emerging local scenes like Alife, where […]

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Menorah Returns to the Center of Delancey Street for Chanukah

Posted December 7, 2015 at 10:34 am

Today is the first day of Chanukah, the Jewish “festival of lights.” As in years past, Chabad Lower East Side erected two life-size menorahs in the neighborhood to mark the holiday. Both ornaments are placed in highly-visible locations – right off the Williamsburg Bridge on Delancey Street, and just off the FDR at Grand Street. […]

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