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Watch the 7th Precinct’s Rap Pitch for Area Youth [VIDEO]

Posted December 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

There’s reason for this rhyme… The commanding officer of the Seventh Precinct alongside eight neighborhood coordination officers (NCO) recorded a rap track in a bid to connect with area youth. The barebones bit begins with one officer lifting from the Drake hit (“Energy”), “I got energy, gotta lotta energy; tryin’ to give the ‘hood lots […]

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Feasting Rats Swarm Upper Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

Down at the north entrance of Orchard Street, rats roam free, stirred into a frenzy thanks in large part to the construction of Ben Shaoul’s new condo development at the corner of East Houston. The vermin are displaced and eager to feast. “Swarms of rats are coming out of the construction site,” a concerned longtime […]

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Taking a Quick Yo-Yo Break on the Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted August 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

A contractor on the Bowery yesterday morning sure brought his Yo-Yo game… We watched this man, presumably on break from one of the myriad construction projects nearby, effortlessly swing around his Yo-Yo. (Get your mind outta the gutter.) Tangling and dangling the toy without messing up, either. Meanwhile, most pedestrians ambled past the sidewalk performer […]

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Did You See Tony Hawk Skating on Ludlow Street Friday Afternoon? [VIDEO]

Posted July 24, 2017 at 5:14 am

Tony Hawk loves the Lower East Side, whether it’s skating Coleman Playground or documenting a freak car fire caused by overzealous rats on Rivington Street. …Or skating the scruffy pastures of Ludlow Street. One Boogie reader spotted Tony Hawk skating in front of Seward Park High School this past Friday evening. The video submitted isn’t […]

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This Hoarder’s Roach-infested LES Apartment Had a Dead Cat in it [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:08 am

“Whatever you’ve seen, you’ve never seen nothing like this,” Lower East Side superintendent Martin Fernandez quipped in a YouTube clip showing the cleanup of an evicted hoarder’s unidentified Lower East Side apartment. Apparently the tenant in question began hoarding like crazy about two years ago. There hadn’t been a problem previous. The landlord eventually served […]

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Death at East Broadway Station Last Week was 13-Year-Old Boy Who Allegedly Jumped in Front of Train [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:05 am

Last Wednesday (July 11), reports surfaced of a 20-year-old man who “fell” on the subway tracks at the East Broadway Station and died after being stuck by a train. However, big media apparently had the story wrong. In fact, it seems this alleged “man” was actually a 13-year-old Chinese-American boy named Lin J. Longhui, who […]

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Traipsing Around Town with Ugo Rondinone’s ‘I ♥ John Giorno’

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

Imagine having been part of the Beat Generation and Pop Art era. You could go to a phone booth (remember those?) and dial a poem; You could be filmed by Andy Warhol for hours – while sleeping; You might even be neighbors on the Bowery with William Burroughs. Or be a fly on the wall, […]

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Block Party at The Cast on Orchard Street Broken up with Aggressive Arrest [VIDEO]

Last modified June 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

An afternoon of music on Orchard Street was interrupted yesterday evening with two aggressive arrests. Rock-n-roll leather shop, The Cast, hosted its annual street party for “Make Music New York” that included performances by eight bands on Orchard Street, between Grand and Broome. The event began at noon, but by dusk, it was broken up, albeit temporarily, by police […]

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Watch Mayor de Blasio’s Reaction to Rivington House Accusations at Town Hall Last Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was open season on Mayor de Blasio during last night’s “sold out” town hall assembly. Lower East Siders peppered Hizzoner with a barrage of questions and grievances related to myriad hyperlocal concerns. Councilwoman Margaret Chin served as moderator. And while many in the room saw opportunity for clarity, political challengers with a horse in […]

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Star Wars Meets Sgt. Pepper with ‘Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans’ [VIDEO]

Posted May 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

In honor of the nerdiest holiday of the year – May the 4th (be with you) – this was too good to pass up. Music-parody duo Palette-Swap Ninja just issued their latest labor of love, in which they’ve rescored Star Wars – A New Hope with a satirical retelling, via every song from the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts […]

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