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Center Medians Installed on East Houston Street This Weekend

Posted April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Any given day, the stretch of Houston Street east of Eldridge looks like a scene plucked directly from the celluloid of E.T. The plastic tents, yards of tubing, wire spindles, trucks, and workmen with dangling keys are a regular sight. Now, at least, two blocks of roadway are being capped and planted. Crews working overtime […]

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Revisiting Houston and Mulberry in 1985 [PHOTOS]

Posted April 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

Boogie reader and longtime New Yorker Susan Fensten sent us the following photo and description. It shows the corner of East Houston and Mulberry Street in the 1980s. Over many decades my father, John Fensten took photos of New York City street scenes. He worked as a bike messenger and lived in a tiny studio […]

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Have You Seen this Guy Taping Eclectic Artwork Around the Neighborhood?

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

Perhaps you’ve seen him post artwork around the streets of the Lower East Side. Dude throws up his scribbly artwork with masking tape, and just hangs out. It’s usually a quick show, and then the eclectic posters are removed. We’ve spotted the man in and around the Bowery, including the Chase Bank at East First […]

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6th Annual ‘Kicking + Screening’ Soccer Film Festival Begins Today

Posted April 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

There’s been a lot of footie chatter recently. New York’s newest club “NYCFC” is on the supporter prowl; their latest mural splayed on a Canal and Broadway facade. The team has also recently unveiled the new subway token-inspired team crest at the Adidas Store on Houston. Top that all off with the fact that we’re only […]

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Shebeen Chic Commissions Centre-fuge to Decorate Its East Houston Plywood

Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

The forthcoming Shebeen Chic is tapping into the local street art movement to help create a larger splash for its eventual opening at 159 East Houston. Its plywood shed will host murals for the next six to eight weeks, courtesy of a collaboration with the Centre-fuge public art project. First up is artist Ben Angotti. […]

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Revisiting the 2-Story Building that Will Rise at the Old Billy’s Antiques

Posted April 4, 2014 at 5:52 am

Walking by the lot previously known as Billy’s Antiques yesterday, we spotted a crew of architects assessing the area. Blueprints and other documents in hand. This prompted us to revisit the story and further check into what’s happening here. After all, Banksy’s grim reaper carnival stunt was the only action this site has seen since […]

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‘Subject LES’ Principal Rolling the Dice at 269 East Houston

Posted April 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

The owner of Subject LES on Suffolk Street is preparing to expand his nightlife holdings around the corner from the current digs. But technically housed in the same building. Proprietor Matthew Rush is presently applying for a full liquor license at the embattled 269 East Houston Street, which has been unsuccessful in attracting anyone since the […]

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Shebeen Chic is the Irish Bar Now Taking Over the Former National Underground Space

Last modified April 2, 2014 at 9:39 am

Shebeen Chic is no April Fools joke… The artist formerly known as the National Underground is officially in transition. Purple plywood encasement was constructed over the weekend for the bar transformation. It was decorated last night with the saying, “This is not an April Fools joke.” You’ll recall that the National Underground – the live […]

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Behind the Mural: Lucky’s Famous Burgers Wants to Stay Put

Posted March 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

The new murals at Lucky’s Famous Burgers are colorful and eye catching, but they also tell a bigger story. We spoke with General Manager Miranda Carr, who explained, “The store was devastatingly hidden by scaffolding for a year and a half,” resulting in a lack of visibility which hurt the privately owned NYC-based business. Sadly, […]

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Lucky’s Famous Burgers Wants You to Properly Pronounce ‘Houston’

Posted March 21, 2014 at 9:32 am

Looks like Lucky’s Famous Burgers finally found an artist to help sell burgers at 147 East Houston (i.e. “Houstanize” the premises). Sometime within the last week, the grease pit unveiled a mini mural on its exterior that essentially acts as a linguistics lesson for those uninitiated city folk. The message is somewhat passive aggressive, ensuring […]

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