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Exhuming ‘Be My Baby’ and a Strange 1965 Visit to Parisi Bakery on Mott Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:09 am

Thump-thumpthump-thwack. The night we met I knew I needed you so… It’s one of the most iconic song openers in pop history, and it’s inextricably linked to Little Italy. Both in song and film. Director and native son, Martin Scorsese, famously synchronized “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes to the opening credits of Mean Streets. […]

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Traffic Changes as Essex Crossing Site 3 Readies 15-Story Tower

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:02 am

Major progress is underway at Site 3 of Essex Crossing, where a fifteen-story development is in the cards. And with it, a host of traffic changes to an already congested Williamsburg Bridge approach. Back in late March, the cluster of trailers that previously served as onsite offices for Delancey Street Associates (the developer consortium behind […]

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IZZIE’S Fires up Philly-Style Cheesesteaks for Clinton Street

Last modified July 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

Philly-style cheesesteaks are now part of the Clinton Street restaurant stock. Fast food joint, IZZIE’S (the “Queen of Steaks”), opened last weekend on the block between Rivington and Stanton Streets. Aside from its signature cheesesteak dish, the newcomer offers a menu with Philly Empanadas, Hoagies (aka heroes in New York City), and even a plant-based veggie […]

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When it Comes to Lack of Noise Violations Against Bars, It’s All About that Bass

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

When it comes to a purported lack of noise violation enforcement, as Meghan Trainor would say, it’s all about that bass, no treble. That’s reportedly the reason city inspectors aren’t issuing as many noise violations based on neighbor complaints, according to an investigative report by NBC New York. Anyone who’s lived above, adjacent to, or […]

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Mayor Appoints Kurtis Blow (et al) to Nightlife Advisory Board

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

News arrived last week that City Council and Mayor de Blasio appointed fourteen members to the city’s nascent Nightlife Advisory Board, with Night Mayor Ariel Palitz at the helm. The charge of this cabinet post is to “issue formal recommendations to the Mayor and the Council that will address the regulatory structure of the nightlife […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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Bradley Theodore Paints Anthony Bourdain Tribute Mural on Delancey Street

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Prolific street artist Bradley Theodore last weekend painted a memorial to fallen celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. It’s on the facade of 104 Delancey Street, seemingly the first such tribute mural to the man on the Lower East Side. Theodore’s trademark is painting skeletal renditions of fashionable pop culture icons. So it’s touching to see a […]

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