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Lightning on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted July 23, 2020 at 8:56 am

Crazy storms blew through the city yesterday. And with it, plenty of lightning bolts to streak the skyline. Some of which struck the spire of 1 WTC. These were shot from the Masaryk Towers. And one on the Two Bridges waterfront. View this post on Instagram What we're seeing #Thunderstorms #ManhattanBridge #TwoBridges https://t.co/MoiLwBxVQf A post […]

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CitizenM Lights up 20-Story Tribute for ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the Bowery

Last modified June 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

The CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery is again using its window matrix to disseminate a message. This time, it’s for Black Lives Matter. The stunt, which lights windows to spell “BLM,” started on Monday. The 20-story modular hotel last made headlines in April with a similar action to praise first-responders on the front to fight […]

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The Reason You Don’t See Trash Cans on the Lower East Side

Posted June 5, 2020 at 5:02 am

You may have noticed the lack of trash cans on street corners around the Lower East Side this week. Vanished seemingly overnight. As a precaution this week, the city quietly removed receptacles from neighborhoods overwhelmingly hit by unrest and looting following the killing of George Floyd. It’s estimated that roughly 2,000 were temporarily towed citywide, […]

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Lower East Side Businesses Boarded up their Storefronts Amidst Citywide Looting

Posted June 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

When the pandemic hit, it was mainly the luxury stores in SoHo that began boarding up the windows for fear of looting. It’s now a reality in the atmosphere following the controversial death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis police custody. For days, looters took to the streets, oftentimes piggybacking off […]

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Fires, Looting, Unrest: Scenes from a Day of George Floyd Protests on the Lower East Side

Last modified May 31, 2020 at 12:07 pm

On May 25, Minneapolis resident George Floyd was suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill. Police arrested the 46-year-old black man, with one white officer pinning his knee into the suspect’s neck for eight minutes. Floyd was pronounced dead shortly after being taken into custody. This deadly response has plunged the country into unrest, sparking […]

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Lower East Siders Say ‘Trump is the Virus’

Posted May 18, 2020 at 5:05 am

The Delancey Street footbridge above the FDR Drive most recently celebrated first-responders in the coronavirus crisis. Now, it has returned to a familiar use. Lambasting President Trump. “Trump = the Virus,” this latest banner reads.

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On Patrol with the Chinatown Block Watch

Posted May 11, 2020 at 5:06 am

Earlier this month, we broke news about the formation of a grassroots group of guardians in Chinatown. The Chinatown Block Watch. Through periodic patrols, the force aims to curb the uptick of harassment citywide against Asians – often blamed for the coronavirus pandemic. Bowery Boogie contributor Aidan Elias spent a recent afternoon embedded with Chinatown […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At the Front Door with Masks

Posted April 16, 2020 at 5:05 am

In this installment of Clayton’s Corner, we return to the front door on Essex Street. Photographer Clayton Patterson’s ongoing archive of neighborhood folk posing in front of his home entrance takes on new meaning during this COVID-19 shutdown. Namely, with face masks.

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Another Show of Love for City First Responders Now Hangs Above the FDR

Posted April 7, 2020 at 5:17 am

The Delancey Street foot bridge over the FDR is a popular place to make a statement. Many a banner has hung from this chain-link fencing. And now, it’s adoration for the city’s first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. Yesterday morning, a handwritten sheet appeared on the bridge with the message – “NYC loves RNs + […]

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The Crazy Line Outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street

Last modified April 6, 2020 at 7:47 am

This is the queue outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. Distanced six feet apart, the line of shoppers snaked around onto Clinton Street and up to Broome. It’s a scene that plays out daily amidst the COVID-19 shutdown, as residents scramble for groceries. We were told that management allows a store occupancy of fifty to […]

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