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

Ode to the Doomed Trees of East River Park [OP-ED]

The following editorial was written by Lower East Sider, Barbara Katz Rothman. There’s something truly sad about the sight of a dead tree. Look at that photo of the tree killed by the storm last week. We think of trees and use them as metaphors, so often, even by “urban types” like me who actually prefer city skylines […]

Essex Crossing Starts Leasing at The Artisan with Rentals Topping $3,000

Essex Crossing this month announced the start of leasing at its latest luxury tower – The Artisan. Located at 180 Broome Street, this beast is the largest building at the nine-site project. Its floors contain office and retail space, as well as access to the Market Line, which is gradually reopening from the pandemic shutdown. […]

Cop Injured in Hit-and-Run at Rivington Street Open Dining Area

Police are on the hunt for a Mercedes Benz driver who struck an officer on duty patrolling the “open dining” area at Rivington and Allen Streets. The car was reportedly heading the wrong way on Rivington Street at 4:00am Tuesday morning when it struck an open street dining area near Sauce. Patrolling police confronted the […]

East Broadway Bodega Held up at Gunpoint

Two men held up a Lower East Side bodega at gunpoint this past Friday, police said. The suspects – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway at approximately 6:47pm, drawing firearms and demanding cash. They made off with $1,500, and fled on a moped. Surveillance video from the […]

Mayor de Blasio Visits Chinatown, Eats at Wo Hop in Publicity Stunt

Mayor de Blasio visited Chinatown yesterday to push the message that “New York City is open for business (and delicious).” His publicity stunt included an entourage of six commissioners from various administration posts (Human rights, International Affairs, Consumer Affairs, Immigration, Media, Small business). The tour began with greetings at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, then […]