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For Punjabi Deli, it's 5 years of roadwork at the doorstep

With Business Declining, Punjabi Grocery & Deli Fights DOT and CB3 for Taxi Relief Stand on East Houston

Last modified April 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

Punjabi Grocery & Deli can’t catch a break. The city, in its infinite wisdom, continues to steamroll the twenty-year-old Lower East Side mainstay. As a lifeblood for cabbies, this small sub-level pit stop has offered refuge since its inception on the block in 1994. The family-owned establishment is open 24 hours, making it an attractive […]

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When Uber Passengers Vomit Out the Window [PHOTOS]

Posted April 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

Apparently one Uber customer wasn’t enjoying his ride, whether due to inebriation or not. Intrepid Boogie reader @justBob snapped this photo of a dude ralphing out the window of the cab onto East Houston Street. At a stop light. The tipster asks the simple question – “how many rating stars will this guy get?” How’s […]

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Today’s ‘Bike Bonanza’ to Offer Lessons and Bike Helmet Fittings

Posted April 11, 2015 at 9:31 am

Time to have your little ones push the pedal to the pavement. Today, Sara D. Roosevelt Park is hosting a family-friendly event dubbed “Bike Bonanza!” It’s sponsored by the DOT and Councilmember Margaret Chin’s office, and the aim is to positively promote cycling in the city to the next generation. It’ll include activities such as free […]

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Empanada Mama Closes Its East Houston HQ Ahead of Shaoul’s 10-Story Condo Tower; New Location Opening Soon

Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

And then there were two… For the last year, the northeast corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets has been dying a slow death in the lead up to its resurrection as a beacon of luxury. You can thank Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul for the loss of local favorites like Bereket and the Lobster Joint. He’s […]

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‘One and One’ Walked Away from Opening a New Bar in Preserve 24 Space

Posted March 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Looks like the former home of Preserve 24 on East Houston will continue to sit idle. Could this L-shaped property now be considered a cursed space? There was a brief moment back in December when the owners of One and One (founded 1998) – Terry Dunne and Paul O’Sullivan – were thisclose to opening another booze […]

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Win Tickets to See the Rooks Play Mercury Lounge this Saturday!

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

New York City-based collective The Rooks have got it. When we asked them on the spot, they liken their sound as “head-knocking-modern-pocket-soul.” Um, we can get with that! The band—Garth Taylor (vocals), Nate Mondschein (drums/vocals), Spencer Hattendorf (sax/vocals/percussion), Graham Richman (guitar), Louis Russo (bass), and Gabe Gordon (keys)—have been crafting their infectious indie/R&B soul blend […]

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Lobster Joint Debuts Its New Food Truck

Posted March 13, 2015 at 5:17 am

When the Lobster Joint bid farewell to its Lower East Side location, it was a dual announcement of sorts. Before departing, the seafood eatery painted a message to keep a lookout for the food truck of same. That day has arrived. The branded Lobster Joint truck (aka “Lobster Joint Mobile“) officially came ashore two weeks […]

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Calvin Klein Wipes Away Paintball Streaks from Justin Bieber Billboard

Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Last week, the so-called non-Beliebers scored a victory against Justin Bieber and his pimps at Calvin Klein. A volley of seven yellow paintballs was fired at the ad banner hanging above Houston Street. The vandalism sat unchecked for days. Calvin Klein got wind of the incident, though, and by Monday morning, the drips were gone. […]

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Ray’s Pizza on East Houston Closes to Make Way for 10-Story Ben Shaoul Development

Posted March 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

And then there were three… Famous Ray’s Pizza on East Houston – anchor tenant in the low-rise commercial strip between Orchard and Ludlow Streets for over a decade – is closed for good. The pizzeria wasn’t open during business hours yesterday, its dining room cluttered with price placards and the like. Phone calls go unanswered. […]

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Someone Shot Paintballs at Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein Ad on East Houston

Posted March 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

The brief respite from Justin Bieber’s bod (which may or may not be Photoshopped) in NoHo came to an end earlier this week. Calvin Klein hoisted the second in the series of ad banners at its token spot above East Houston, this after days of indecision. And the haters have apparently come out of the […]

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