Latest Stories:

Ten Years Gone: Looking Back on Story Highlights

Last modified July 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

When we created Bowery Boogie in July 2008, the tagline was “A Lower East Side Chronicle.” In short, a daily diary of what was happening in the neighborhood. Through the ensuing decade, we cranked out more than 15,000 posts; yet there are several stories which stand out. So, we invite you to take a walk […]

‘FitHouse’ Folds Bowery Location, Decamps to NoHo

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:08 am

Four months later, that new workout studio, FitHouse, just left the Bowery for good. Unfit for the location, the gates are now drawn and space completely cleared out. Customers are instead directed via storefront signage to the new 5,500 square-foot NoHo location at 712 Broadway (“five blocks away”). This departure is somewhat sudden. The location at […]

Filed Under

Streets

‘Doka Square’ Departs Delancey After 3 Years

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

Doka Square, the ambitious pan-Asian restaurant at the southwest corner of Eldridge and Delancey Streets, is now kaput. Business concluded earlier this month after just barely three years on the block. The enormous, 5,000 square-foot space is now on the market, repped by Citi Habitats, according to onsite signage. It’s pitched as a whole for […]

Filed Under

Join Hester Street at the Fourth Workshop for a Coastal Resiliency Update! [Sponsor]

Posted July 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

JOIN US AT THE FOURTH PUBLIC WORKSHOP FOR THE LOWER MANHATTAN COASTAL RESILIENCY PROJECT! Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:30pm – 8:00pm Two Bridges Neighborhood Council 82 Rutgers Slip, 2nd Floor Community Room This meeting will focus on the waterfront from Montgomery Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. ALL ARE WELCOME! Childcare, translation (Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish), and […]

After Delays, Rehabbed Milton Resnick Foundation Opens on Eldridge Street

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:12 am

The newly-renovated Milton Resnick Foundation is just about ready for its debut. After several delays, the former synagogue-turned-exhibition-space and study center is set to open to the public this Thursday (July 19), with previews continuing on Thursdays and Fridays through end of summer. Official grand opening celebration is scheduled for September. The restoration project for 87 […]

Filed Under

Getting Those Fire Hydrant Sprinkler Caps

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

It’s hot as fuck out there. So tempting to bust open that fire hydrant like this guy did on Eldridge Street. However, like clockwork, the fire department each summer warns city dwellers against uncapping fire hydrants for relief. While the ensuing torrent is fun, doing so is illegal. The penalty is up to 30 days […]

Someone Dumped Oil on Fresh Doyers Street Asphalt Art [Updated]

Last modified July 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm

At first glance, it appears the locals are none too pleased with the new “Asphalt Art” mural underway on Doyers Street. A tipster sent in the enclosed photos showing the ruination of the piece in progress. “The Song of Dragons and Flowers,” painted by artist Chen Dongfan, is part of the Chinatown Partnership’s transformation of […]

Filed Under

Art

First Look at Two-Towered Bialystoker Development on East Broadway

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

One month after Seward Park Co-op members failed to approve a $54 million air rights sale, developer Ascend Group reveals renderings for its two-towered endeavor on East Broadway. As expected, the Bialystoker Nursing Home is completely overwhelmed by glass. Two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece (larger than previously believed) will soon flank the […]

Filed Under

Bowery Boogie Turns 10-Years-Old Today!

Posted July 16, 2018 at 9:33 am

Hey, it’s our birthday! Bowery Boogie turns ten today, an achievement we never thought possible at the outset.  Our first post – logged at 8:07pm on July 16, 2008 – was your standard “Hello World” message (i.e. “This blog is an ongoing chronicle of the Lower East Side of Manhattan through the eyes of a […]

Filed Under