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Snowboarding the Streets of New York During the Blizzard of 2016 [VIDEO]

Posted January 25, 2016 at 9:22 am

When an epic blizzard wallops Manhattan, and travel warnings/bans flourish, one man is there to defy. Leave it to snowboarder-producer Casey Neistat to head into the storm seeking epic powder. Towed by a Jeep like last time, Neistat slid around many parts of the city, eliciting cheers and photos. He even carried an American flag through […]

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Following the Footsteps to Adam Purple’s ‘Garden of Eden’ in 1980 [VIDEO]

Posted December 21, 2015 at 10:38 am

In our last dispatch about the cluelessness of the Mr. Purple nightspot inside the Hotel Indigo, we reported that employees had no idea about the man behind their employer’s namesake. Some told our sources that the late Adam Purple (aka David Wilkie) was a man who dipped his feet in purple paint and walked around […]

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CBS News Investigated ‘Underground Film’ Movement 50 Years Ago, Met Andy Warhol and Velvet Underground

Posted October 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

Exactly fifty years ago, the CBS Evening News – chaired by Walter Cronkite – dispatched Dave Dugan to the East Village (that neighborhood name was still in infancy). The correspondent was tasked with investigating the crazy new phenomenon dubbed “underground film.” The five-minute news piece is an intriguing time capsule – mainstream America peering into […]

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Late Night Fisticuffs in Hell Square Underscores Problem of Over-Saturation [VIDEO]

Posted September 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

Lawlessness. This is what happens when the city/state permits an over-saturation of bars in a small area. Despite the presence of cops and their thoroughbred steeds. Hell Square in a nutshell. A Boogie tipster alerted us this week to an altercation that transpired outside Mikey’s Burger on Ludlow Street last Saturday evening. Late night, 4am. […]

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Lower East Side Man Gets Tattooed on Street [VIDEO]

Posted August 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

Modern-day tattooing was basically born on the Bowery, its indelible imprint a constant. We’ve been through that history lesson already. But to see the art form play out on the neighboring streets is just perfect. Getting to the point, this. Everything about the short clip posted below is great. Boogie reader Local BB sends along […]

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Boogie Buskers: This Youngster Puts Other Street Buskers to Shame [VIDEO]

Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

Wednesday evening, Sara D. Roosevelt Park was bustling with sports activity. The basketball courts were buzzing with players for some sort of tournament; and Steve Nash’s eighth annual Showdown NYC entertained the masses at the Nike field a block south. But it was this busking youngster who stole the show. Hands down. The little dude […]

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This Man Allegedly Stole 2 Bikes Outside Joe’s Public Theater [VIDEO]

Last modified June 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

Apparently, Joe’s Public Theater on Lafayette Street is a popular target for bike thieves. One Boogie reader tells us his bike was stolen on Saturday evening at around 8pm, before sundown, and “pedestrians were all around.” In a stroke of coincidence, a security guard for the theater was reportedly in a car nearby and saw […]

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Check Out the Oldest Surviving Footage of NYC [VIDEO]

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 8:41 am

Definitely check out the following video currently making the rounds… Yestervid compiled the alleged “oldest surviving footage of recognizable parts of New York City,” and stitched together an easily-digestible clip. Each of the twenty-eight snippets is accompanied by graphics indicating map coordinates of the shooting locations. Dates of the captured video range from 1896 to […]

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Watch Ad Rock, Fab 5 Freddy, and Other ‘True Yorkers’ Talk of Growing Up in NYC [VIDEO]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 9:21 am

Ever wonder about the youth experiences of famous native New Yorkers? “True Yorkers” is a lifestyle video series by the Routes and Culture brand that features these so-called endangered species who discuss life coming up in the concrete jungle. The idea first germinated back in 2006, but is only now gaining traction. It’s an offshoot of […]

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This is Your Last Chance to See Inside of 190 Bowery Before Its Condo Conversion [VIDEO]

Posted February 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Here’s your chance to view the rarely-seen interior of 190 Bowery before it becomes yet another upper crust condoplex. You’ll recall that developer Aby Rosen had purchased the historic Germania Bank Building last September for a whopping $55 million. The transaction was a total windfall for former photographer-owner Jay Maisel, who netted a 500-fold return on […]

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