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This Was New York … in 1900 [VIDEO]

Posted March 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

Thank you to the Travel Film Archive for sharing some raw 1900 New York with the masses. Take a break from Instagram and watch our city turn street corners and a century. 20 plus minutes of “wow.” Every day was an adventure without apps and chats. As always…

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Cops Seek 2 Suspects who Chased, then Viciously Beat up Man on Orchard Street

Posted March 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

Apparently, the wave of violence on the Lower East Side has yet to break. The latest is the 24-year-old man who was viciously beaten in Hell Square early Friday morning. At approximately 3am, two assailants reportedly chased the William Franco north on Orchard Street, and caught up to him between Stanton and Rivington. The duo […]

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Fight with Cops Erupts Outside Mazaar Lounge, Prompting a Saturday Night Raid [VIDEO]

Last modified March 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

More nightlife-fueled violence in Hell Square this weekend. Roughly twenty-four hours after a 24-year-old man was brutally pummeled on Orchard Street, a brawl erupted on the doorstep of Mazaar Lounge just around the corner. It was the second such large-scale fight in the area within the last month. The violence originated from patrons exiting Mazaar, police […]

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This Clip Shows the Lower East Side in its Bygone Glory, Circa 1976 [VIDEO]

Last modified March 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Let’s rewind the tape to 1976… What follows is a reel that captures ordinary life on the Lower East Side at the time. Filmed as part of a travel guide for British audiences – Destination America by Thames TV – the short video begins at the corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets, and hits all […]

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Bottle Collecting Turned Violent on the Lower East Side Last Night [VIDEO]

Posted March 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

Trash is treasure, and in the underworld of bottle collection, competition is cutthroat. Case in point, the scene outside Seward Park High School on Essex Street last night. This is a known grazing spot for the bottle collectors of the Lower East Side. The so-called “Bottle Queens.” Indeed, the garbage bags deposited here burst with […]

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Thug in Hockey Mask Attacks Reporter on Live TV at Norfolk and Delancey [Video]

Last modified March 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

What is going on around here? There seems to be an uptick in violence on the Lower East Side of late, no? The latest: a thug sporting a hockey mask attacked an ABC-7 reporter on live television. CeFaan Kim was filing a report about the attempted rape that happened up the block on Norfolk Street earlier […]

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There was a Bloody Brawl on Norfolk Street Friday Night [VIDEO]

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:05 am

This past Friday night, a crazy fight broke out near Norfolk and Rivington Streets. And by all accounts, this particular brawl was over-the-top vicious. We’re told the fight was protracted and fairly bloody. There were reportedly two competing groups of about five people each duking it out. Shirts came off, broken bottles as weapons, belts […]

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Watch Police Crack Down on Food Carts, Circa 1903 [VIDEO]

Last modified January 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Policing food carts on the city streets is certainly nothing new. It’s likely a contributing factor to why some of your favorite meal-on-wheels oftentimes hit up different neighborhoods. But, again, it’s been happening for over a hundred years. Just check out this awesome video clip, a public domain black-and-white called “Move On” dating back to […]

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Take a Stroll Down Orchard Street, Circa 1962 [VIDEO]

Posted January 4, 2017 at 10:23 am

At a slim fifty-five seconds, the following video is a time capsule from a very different Lower East Side. Boogie reader Adam Varsano shares the quick clip – shot by his father – which candidly captures a northbound stroll on Orchard Street, circa 1962-63. Back when the area really was a true bargain district (yet, […]

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Christmas Day Fistfight Erupts in the Middle of Suffolk Street [VIDEO]

Posted December 27, 2016 at 5:08 am

Late in the afternoon on Christmas day, a bloody fistfight erupted between two adult men on Suffolk Street (near Rivington). The fisticuffs went on for a solid two minutes before police officers from the 7th Precinct arrived on scene. From what we can understand, one of the men reportedly bumped into the other guy’s pregnant significant other. […]

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