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Two Dudes Bring the MTA’s ‘Courtesy Counts’ Etiquette Campaign to Life [VIDEO]

Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:17 am

The unwritten rules of subway etiquette seem fairly obvious; let off before you get on, relinquish your seat for someone who needs it, save nail clippers for the privacy of your own bathroom. Yet the “Courtesy Counts” campaign recently unleashed by the MTA suggests otherwise on these assumed understandings. New Yorkers Christian “CJ” Koegel and his partner […]

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Check Out this Time Lapse Footage of the LES During the Epic 2006 Snowstorm [VIDEO]

Posted January 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

The Tuesday morning quarterbacks gave Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo a raft of shit for shutting the city in response to the epic blizzard the wasn’t. It was supposed to have been the most catastrophic snow accumulation the city has seen in recent recorded history. In the end, we got up to seven inches, […]

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Visiting the Funky Ludlow Street Landscape of 1995 [VIDEO]

Last modified January 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

Let’s take a stroll down Ludlow Street circa 1995… The following snippet of footage is a glimpse of Ludlow Street “on the corner of East Houston and Katz’s Delicatessen” as filmed by Corey Shaff (narrated by Ronnie DeMonarco). “Planet Ludlow,” as it’s called, is essentially a four-minute tour of the block and its stock of […]

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Experience 11 Minutes of Late-Night Hell in Hell Square, Complete with Brawl [VIDEO]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

Apparently this past weekend was considered by some as “SantaCon without the costumes on the Lower East Side.” In response, the LES Dwellers released a pair of videos shot in Hell Square that illustrate as much. This footage was filmed at 3:30am Sunday morning at the corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. Peak hours for […]

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Plainclothes Officer Punches Teen During Arrest on East Broadway, NYPD Investigating Incident [UPDATED]

Last modified December 19, 2014 at 10:23 am

An eight-minute video surfaced online this week showing three teens being arrested by a gaggle of 7th Precinct officers on East Broadway. The boys are seen getting cuffed while pressed up against parked cars outside Seward Park. Iglesia Cristiana Primitiva church is visible in the background. What’s rather disturbing is the plainclothes cop who, for […]

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Strolling Down Clinton Street in 1985 [VIDEO]

Posted December 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

To experience a slice of Clinton Street in 1985, we defer to this rather simple 30-second YouTube clip shot by veteran comedian (and voice of the Red M&M) George Bettinger. We see father and son (presumably) walking southbound between Rivington and Stanton, and with clear view of the Hershey’s Stationers store at number 48. There […]

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SNL Mourns ‘Old New York’ in Sketch About What We’ve Lost [VIDEO]

Posted November 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Even Saturday Night Live has something to say about New York losing its soul. In the sketch “Old New York,” we watch a bunch of dudes (Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson) reminiscing over beers, wondering what happened to decent pizza, knishes, or hot dogs, and why beloved spots are replaced with “dog spas” and […]

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That Time Lou Reed Almost Convinced You to Buy a Honda Scooter [VIDEO]

Posted November 7, 2014 at 9:35 am

It was 1985, and Lou Reed was no longer walking on the wild side. The rock forebear lent his most popular solo cut and likeness to Honda to plug their scooter line. This one-minute commercial was the result, filmed on the streets of New York City. Set to the rise-and-fall bass hook, we see blurry, […]

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The Taylor Swift ‘Welcome to New York’ Clip that Should’ve Been Released [VIDEO]

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:08 am

Love or loathe, Taylor Swift is here as our “Global Welcome Ambassador,” to help attract hordes of tourists to town. Her “Welcome to New York” clarion call is bullshit bubblegum, and is raising choruses on both sides. Indeed, nothing riles New Yorkers like a phony. Longtime Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson just released his […]

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Trippin’ Balls in Chinatown on a Monday Morning [VIDEO]

Posted September 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

Boogie tipster DoubleShift sends along this hilarious video shot yesterday morning. It’s a total WTF moment in which we watch a group of restless folks in Straus Square completely bombed out of their gourd. Best guess is that they’re all tripping on something pretty groovy. One dude is humping a trash can while another woman […]

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