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Words of Wisdom While Quarantining with the Gaffigans [Interview]

Posted June 12, 2020 at 5:05 am

Quarantining with family can be tricky business; lots of light treading on the eternal quest to find a scrap of alone time. But imagine throwing five kids into the mix! Comedian Jim Gaffigan, and wife Jeannie, are living this reality. So, we thought there was no better family to ask about surviving lockdown, and what […]

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NYPD Dispatches Cruisers with Creepy ‘Social Distancing’ PSA

Posted March 25, 2020 at 5:02 am

The NYPD is now dispatching its fleet with audio messages to warn folks about keeping a safe distance from others during the COVID-19 shutdown. Chief of Patrol for the force, Fausto Pichardo, tweeted the below video of the police cruiser rolling down (soon to be demolished) East River Park yesterday evening. The bullhorn blared a […]

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The Ambitious 1960s Plan of ‘Instant Renovation’ of Old Law Tenements

Posted February 28, 2020 at 5:05 am

With an ever-constant flow of stories about landlords upscaling tenements – and the resultant displacement of residents – it’s appropriate to revisit the little-known federal program of “instant renovations” from yesteryear. This housing rehabilitation pilot program began during the mayoral term of Lindsay, and seems rather bonkers. Essentially, a crane would cut through the roof […]

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This is the Car Horn Every Pedestrian Needs [VIDEO]

Posted November 12, 2019 at 5:06 am

In a world driven by technology, here’s a welcomed, albeit impractical, analog solution to a maddening pedestrian problem. We’ve all had to deal with it at one point or another. An indecisive three-wide, ambling past a restaurant. Sidewalk selfie snappers. Tourists in herd formation. iZombies. Children walking irrationally. There’s only so many times you can […]

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That Garbage Fire Burning on Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 15, 2019 at 8:01 am

Nothing to see here. Just a casual daytime garbage fire burning on a hot summer afternoon outside the Irving Farm coffee shop on Orchard Street. Boogie reader Alaric DeArment snapped a short video clip of the blaze, which shows the nonchalant attitude of those passing the vicinity. (Perhaps this is a statement on goods made in the […]

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Convincing Kids to Stop Graffiti Writing in 1982 [VIDEO]

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

“Graffiti doesn’t make your life better, it just makes your neighborhood look worse.” Those words come courtesy of then-Knicks player Mike Newlin as part of a 1982 public service announcement against graffiti. A gaggle of local celebrities like Joe Frazier and Celia Cruz were spokespeople for the anti-graffiti campaign – launched by the Koch administration […]

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Subway Spider-Man Seduces Straphangers [VIDEO]

Posted March 12, 2019 at 5:02 am

This amazing Spider-Man saved the subway not long ago, dancing in tights for noontime straphangers in the depths of the Delancey Street station. Music was pumping, the subway platform his stage. So beloved was the performance that the token collection bucket brimmed with cash. Meanwhile, Rickshaw Spidey was nowhere to be found.

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Hanksy and Tom Hanks in a Room Together [VIDEO]

Posted March 8, 2019 at 5:06 am

In case you’re curious about the meta moment when the street artist formerly known as Hanksy met Tom Hanks, watch this quick video below. Hanksy, who dropped the puns and dad-jokes two years ago and pivoted under his name Adam Lucas, details his brief 2013 hangout with the actor after his performance on Broadway’s Lucky […]

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Revisit Schmulka Bernstein’s on Essex Street with this Classic 1970s Primer [VIDEO]

Posted December 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

For such an iconic restaurant, it’s quite a shame that there isn’t much publicly accessible imagery of Bernstein-on-Essex (aka Schmulka Bernstein’s). Don’t fret. Here’s one better. Stock footage company Kino Library recently uploaded a short clip (0:38) shot in the 1970s, which describes the curious cuisine of Kosher Chinese food (and the phenomenon of eating […]

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The Human Dreidel Spins in the Subway [VIDEO]

Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

In which the celebration of Chanukah is taken to new heights. A straphanger snapped some quick footage of the human dreidel in action on Monday, spinning around the platform of the 14th Street IRT Station. He later boarded the train and continued spinning away, with other passengers trying to comprehend what was happening. Hope he […]

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