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Clayton’s Corner: Bullets, Vaccines, and Fridges

Posted February 19, 2021 at 5:10 am

And we’re back with another installment of Clayton’s Corner, in which neighborhood photographer Clayton Patterson shares his sightings. On Tuesday, an unidentified 75-year-old woman had been standing near the corner of Delancey Street shortly before 12:30pm. She reportedly heard four or five shots, then felt the pain. One of the discharged bullets hit her buttocks… […]

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Essex Street Snowman Resurrected for Another Adventure

Posted February 4, 2021 at 5:08 am

For the second time in as many months, the Essex Street Snowman is back on the prowl. Resurrected for another Lower East Side adventure. The near-two-feet of snow dropped by the storm earlier this week provided enough building material for the portly creature. Complete with beer bottle nose, traffic cone hat, and Gatorade eyes. The […]

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Ten Years in the Life of the World Famous Essex Street Snowman

Posted February 1, 2021 at 5:06 am

The Essex Street Snowman has been an annual tradition for more than a decade already. Ever since two locals established a bodega-grocery at the nexus of Essex and Ludlow Streets. So, with an epic Nor’easter on the doorstep, it’s worth sledding down memory lane. The first iteration of the snow sculpture (nay, marketing stunt) appeared […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Overthrow the Wrong Way

Posted January 22, 2021 at 5:05 am

In this installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson shares news that the Overthrow boxing gym on Bleecker Street is back in action. Then, crosstown on Essex Street, two cops stopped for a quick slice. However, flouting traffic by driving the wrong way to park in front of Champion Pizza. This move seemed to irk […]

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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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