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.

Recent Stories

New Condos Teased at 15-Story ‘One Essex Crossing’

Each month brings more significant updates for Essex Crossing. On the heels of the International Center of Photography launching its new flagship, the billion-dollar Lower East Side development this week rolled out more info about the CetraRuddy-designed condo tower at 202 Broome Street (aka Site 3). Dubbed One Essex Crossing, the fifteen-story newcomer features 83 […]

Broome Street Gets an Exclusive Nightclub by Omar Hernandez

Where Happy Ending once tormented this Broome Street block, and Better Days was anything but, something uber-upscale is now replacement. Perhaps even too upscale for its own good. By now you’ve probably seen the well-placed hype pieces about the newest nightclub at 302 Broome Street, led by nightlife impresario Omar Hernandez. He converted the space […]

Ten Injured, Including Firefighters, in Massive Mulberry Street Blaze Last Night [Updated]

The three-alarm blaze that engulfed 70 Mulberry Street last night spread quickly, destroying the upper levels of the historic Public School 23. The fire started shortly after 8:45pm on the fourth floor. Firefighters from Ladder 20 and police from the 5th Precinct were the first responders. More than two hundred fire personnel ultimately arrived to […]

3-Alarm Fire Engulfs PS 23 Building on Mulberry Street

Shortly before 9pm this evening, a three-alarm fire was sparked at 70 Mulberry Street (at Bayard). Within minutes, the historic building – erected in the nineteen century as Public School 23 – was in flames. More than one hundred firefighters were called to the scene to battle the blaze which is apparently confined to the […]

The Year of the Rat Scurries In

It’s the Year of the Rat! This week marks the 21st year of New York City’s Lunar New Year celebration, and no doubt the organizers are scurrying around in preparation for a veritable smorgasbord of festivities. As in years past, the festivities will kick off with the explosive Firecracker Ceremony Saturday morning at 11:00am (January 25) […]