Best of Boogie: The Most-Read Stories of 2018

Posted on: December 27th, 2018 at 9:31 am by

What follows is a short list of the most-read stories on over the last year. Many thanks once again to all the readers, tipsters, and supporters – old and new – who help keep Bowery Boogie one of the most popular blogs in the city.

McNally Jackson Moving from Prince Street

Boogie was the first publication to break news that McNally Jackson Books is leaving its Prince Street home of fourteen years. Ownership promises a new location nearby after the lease expires in June 2019.

LES Subway Stations Appear on 25 Most Dangerous List

Auto Insurance Center (of all places) analyzed crime statistics from 2017 using the city’s Open Data module, and assembled a list of the most dangerous subway stations. The East Broadway F stop is ranked twelfth in the category of most dangerous when accounting for crimes committed inside the station proper. Just this week, a group of homeless guys lunged at a lone police officer on the subway platform.

Banksy Gets Little Respect at the Bowery Mural Wall

Elusive street artist Banksy put up a mural at the Bowery Wall and it was defaced almost immediately.

The David Bowie Takeover of Broadway-Lafayette Station

As an advertising stunt to promote the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, the Broadway-Lafayette subway station was skinned with photos and info about the late musician. Choice of location was apt, as Bowie lived just down the block from the subway stop.

Drunk Woman Dies on Couch at No Fun Bar

A 25-year-old North Carolina native died on a couch inside No Fun on Rivington Street during a night of partying last spring. A friend reportedly found her unresponsive and called the cops. Apparently, the victim had been drinking and using cocaine earlier in the day.

Rent Hike Forces Häagen-Dazs Out of Chinatown After 41 Years

The ice creamery had been at 53 Mott Street in Chinatown since 1977. Its lease expired on November 30.

New Target at Essex Crossing is Plagued by Thefts

One month after its high-profile debut at Essex Crossing, word leaked that thefts at the new small-format Target store were rather high. In those first few weeks, 42 thefts were notched.

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