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Racial Slurs at Essex Market Go Viral After Customer Altercation

Posted March 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

A viral video making the rounds shows a woman spewing racial slurs at the Davidovich Bakery at Essex Market. The writer and civil rights activist, Shaun King, posted the short video to Facebook and Instagram, seeking to identify the customer as punishment for her remarks. She is seen without a mask and with stroller in […]

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Video Shows FedEx Drivers Assaulted by 2 Women on Pitt Street

Posted February 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

Two FedEx drivers were assaulted Friday afternoon on Pitt Street in an altercation caught on tape. The video, which was posted to social media, shows the delivery workers in fisticuffs with two women just south of Stanton. Packages are seen stacked in the street, while a trash-talking audience formed. According to the police report, the […]

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The ‘Candid’ Alligator in the Bathroom at Katz’s Deli

Posted December 23, 2020 at 5:01 am

There was once a time when Katz’s Deli found itself smiling on “Candid Camera.” The show recently dusted off an old clip starring Katz’s Deli, described as a “landmark eatery in New York City; always crowded and always very good.” During the five-minute throwback segment, posted on YouTube this week, a fake janitor tricks patrons […]

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The Orchard Street Snowbank that Became a Ski Jump

Posted December 21, 2020 at 5:08 am

While the Winter Olympics are still a year out, one event happened here on the Lower East Side. A freestyle ski jump on Orchard Street. In a stunt clearly filmed for viral value, a guy on skis is towed by a car to achieve ample speed. When he hits the snowbank outside Top Hops, we […]

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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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