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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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Just Sitting Precariously 850 Feet Above the Lower East Side Waterfront [VIDEO]

Posted July 30, 2018 at 5:06 am

It’s a view to a kill. An anonymous iron worker atop Extell’s gargantuan One Manhattan Square shot a quick clip on Friday afternoon. Just casually sitting there, dangling his legs more than eight hundred feet above the street. (The workers are harnessed.) The video itself is burning up the Reddit chart, and the post briefly […]

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Fistfight Erupts Outside Whole Foods on the Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, two guys got into a fight outside the Whole Foods on the Bowery. A tipster shared the enclosed video, which shows the duo duking it out on the sidewalk in front of the bougie supermarket. It’s unclear what sparked the fight (disagreement over organic produce?), but we’re told that they seemed to “know […]

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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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