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When the Heat is Unbearable, Visit the Eldridge Street Geyser [VIDEO]

Posted July 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

Did you see this? Earlier this week, locals cracked open the fire hydrant at the northeast corner of Eldridge and Stanton Streets for some much-needed relief. It became a geyser of epic proportions with the culprit using a cap to control the directional flow of the water, soaking everything in sight. Apparently, the cops shut […]

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Sounds of the Lower East Side, Circa 1934 [VIDEO]

Posted April 25, 2018 at 5:15 am

Back in February, we posted a compelling, decades-old video of life in the Big Apple during 1929. The best part about this original footage was the authentic audio track paired to it. Now, the video editor behind that clip (alias Guy Jones) has struck again with a new video of Lower East Side living in […]

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There was a Major Brawl Outside No Fun on Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Saturday before last saw a surge of violence outside No Fun on Ludlow Street. This video shows the reality of many a weekend night on the Lower East Side. It’s not getting any better around here… In the following clip uploaded to YouTube, we see two groups of bar-goers squaring off at the doorstep […]

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Visit the Gritty Lower East Side, Circa 1983 [VIDEO]

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:11 am

Grit and edge are two nouns (and the related adjectives) often employed when waxing nostalgic about pre-gentrified Lower East Side. Now, it’s on display with a new video published by MoMA, which revisits the neighborhood circa 1983. In a trippy fashion, at that. The two-minute “experience” – NYC ’83 – was shot on Super8 and […]

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Listen to the Sound of the City, Circa 1929 [VIDEO]

Posted February 8, 2018 at 5:07 am

It’s rather common to see old black-and-white photos and footage of New York City from the early 20th Century. The quality of this old media tends to convey a nostalgic quaintness about a time vastly different from the present. So much so, that it seems crazy to think that life happened in color during these […]

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What it’s Like Living Near the Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’ [VIDEO]

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

To look at 180 Norfolk Street, you wouldn’t otherwise think anything of it. The property is a relatively non-descript building two doors down from the Angel Orensanz Center. On the contrary. Readers tell us that behind the brick facade is a purported frat house some are now calling “Animal House.” We hear that, for the […]

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You Can Now Watch CB3 Meetings on YouTube

Posted January 26, 2018 at 5:10 am

Community Board 3 is notorious for its neverending marathon meetings. Certainly not for the faint of heart. But soon you’ll be able to enjoy the boredom from the comfort of your couch, with beverage (or joint) securely in hand. The proceedings are now televised. That’s right, live and archived webcasts of monthly full board meetings […]

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This Sight Doesn’t Instill Confidence in Chinatown Fish Markets [VIDEO]

Last modified January 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

This particular sight doesn’t instill confidence in shopping the Chinatown fish markets. The nightmare scenario that people cringe over… A woman named April Davidson visited the Hung Kee Supermarket on Canal Street last week (between Mulberry and Baxter), and what she saw might disgust you. One of the employees fixing a circuit breaker stood all […]

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Watch the 7th Precinct’s Rap Pitch for Area Youth [VIDEO]

Posted December 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

There’s reason for this rhyme… The commanding officer of the Seventh Precinct alongside eight neighborhood coordination officers (NCO) recorded a rap track in a bid to connect with area youth. The barebones bit begins with one officer lifting from the Drake hit (“Energy”), “I got energy, gotta lotta energy; tryin’ to give the ‘hood lots […]

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Feasting Rats Swarm Upper Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

Down at the north entrance of Orchard Street, rats roam free, stirred into a frenzy thanks in large part to the construction of Ben Shaoul’s new condo development at the corner of East Houston. The vermin are displaced and eager to feast. “Swarms of rats are coming out of the construction site,” a concerned longtime […]

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