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Tropical Storm Ida Floods the Lower East Side

Posted September 2, 2021 at 5:04 am

Last night, nearly ten years to the day that Hurricane Irene pillaged the city, its cousin Ida did just the same. Record flooding. The tropical storm kicked up flood warnings and tornado watches right in the proverbial backyard. Reports indicate that the city took on over four inches of rainfall during the historic overnight storm. […]

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‘Henri’ Rains on the East River Promenade

Last modified August 23, 2021 at 8:21 pm

Hurricane Henri ultimately dumped some half-dozen inches of rain in downtown Manhattan. In the run-up to the storm, flashbacks of Sandy back in 2012 were everywhere. Water, water, and more water. One local walking the beat in and around Pier 35 sent us several images of the 24-hour soaking. The Manhattan Bridge became a waterfall […]

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The Sara D. Roosevelt Park ‘Pit’ Becomes a LES Homeless Encampment

Posted July 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

Anyone passing through Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days bears witness to the dire situation there. Specifically the section between Delancey and Broome Streets, where the benches around the sunken court have become a homeless encampment. As before in the northern reaches of the park, this area, nicknamed “The Pit,” is now a ground zero […]

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Pandemic Shift: The Lost Bleecker Bar

Posted June 25, 2021 at 5:04 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Rhea, bartender of the dearly departed Bleecker […]

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Pandemic Shift: Tile Bar

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:09 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Mark is leaned up against the Tile […]

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Pandemic Shift: Tom and Jerry’s

Posted June 11, 2021 at 5:07 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Here is Kris, bartender at Tom & […]

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Con Edison Transformer Fire Engulfs Car on Elizabeth Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 7:02 am

Yesterday evening, a car parked on Elizabeth Street, north of Prince, caught fire, sending plumes of smoke into the neighborhood. From what we understand, a transformer beneath the road tripped out due to the rain, and the blaze engulfed the vehicle. Residents in the apartments nearby reported lights flickering. Firefighters responded and let the blaze […]

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Pandemic Shift: The Horseshoe Bar

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:21 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Standing outside 7B Horseshoe Bar are Rob, […]

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Pandemic Shift: McSorleys Marches On

Posted May 25, 2021 at 5:12 am

On March 16, 2020, bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer capture the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Here are Mike, Dave, and Hayden, standing by the doorway […]

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The Pandemic Shift: Milano’s Bar

Posted May 19, 2021 at 5:02 am

We are excited to launch a new collaboration called “Pandemic Shift,” a photo series dreamed up by photographer Andrew Hunter and bartender liaison Aaron Fischer. Together they are telling stories of the countless bartenders and shift workers who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic over the last year. On March 16, 2020, all who hadn’t […]

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