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Missed Paradise: Street Art Gets Buffed as Billboard Rises on Prince Street

Last modified August 4, 2020 at 10:26 am

Those anti-looting plywood barriers are coming down as stores are finally reopening. For street artists, though, it’s a mad scramble to reclaim the work they created to beautify the blight. Many artists continue to petition management of buildings, store owners, or simply salvaging them from the trash. Others are still producing work on the storefronts that […]

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Velvette Brew Espresso Bar Opens on Stanton Street

Posted August 4, 2020 at 5:02 am

Over at 85 Stanton Street, two years of vacancy just concluded. A new espresso bar is now on the grounds. As previously reported, this spot is the maiden Manhattan location for the Brooklyn-based Velvette Brew. (We’re told that the Prospect Park coffee shop closed in favor of the Lower East Side.) The former boutique is […]

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Rosario’s Pizza will Look for a New LES Location

Posted August 3, 2020 at 5:02 am

Losing Rosario’s Pizza, much like its old neighbor Bereket, is the elimination of yet another connection to the old Lower East Side. The pizza joint held down the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets for more than twenty years, and spent the preceding decades just around the corner. However, the retirement of manager/owner Sal […]

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Captain and Owners Arrested for Liberty Belle Booze Cruise off Pier 36

Posted August 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The captain and owners of a popular Manhattan party boat were arrested for defying coronavirus social distancing mandates and embarking on a crowded cruise, authorities said Sunday. Shortly after 8:00pm Saturday night, the Liberty Belle, a four-story river boat with a capacity of 600 people, left Pier 36 (Basketball City) for a booze cruise. More […]

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Fridays Under $40: Cheap and Chic

Posted July 31, 2020 at 5:15 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. Reason #23,081 to live in New York City: New Yorkers have the best sense of personal style. Where else can you see an octogenarian in mixed prints […]

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Katz’s Deli Launches its Own Delivery Service

Posted July 31, 2020 at 5:03 am

Katz’s Deli this week launched its own local delivery service, bypassing third-party sites. Customers can now go directly to the Katz’s website and place orders for delivery. They are kicking off the new functionality with free delivery for the first 132 customers, a nod to its time on the Lower East Side (code: SINCE1888). Delivery […]

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The Volunteer Street Sweepers Scrubbing the Streets of Chinatown

Posted July 31, 2020 at 5:02 am

In Chinatown, street sweeping has gone back to its literal roots. For the last several weeks, a small platoon of locals took on the responsibility of scrubbing down the main streets in Chinatown. It’s a weekly activity – early Saturday mornings – to help keep the setting clean for outdoor diners at the local restaurants. […]

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Childhood Friends from LES Open Juice Bar at Essex Market

Posted July 30, 2020 at 5:04 am

With the Essex Market now back to some sense of normalcy, there is also some new blood flowing in. Essex Squeeze, a juice bar founded by two childhood friends from the Lower East Side (Cedric Hernandez and Charles DeLaCruz), joins the roster of vendors. The business serves up what you might expect – healthy options […]

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Rosario’s Pizza Departs Decades-Old Home on Orchard Street

Posted July 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

The pandemic takes another… Rosario’s Pizza, the iconic pizzeria that’s served the Lower East Side for nearly six decades, permanently closed its longtime restaurant earlier this month. It had been at the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets since 1998. Fans, fret not (too much, at least). Apparently, owner Sal Bartolomeo is “actively looking […]

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