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Chinatown Honors Parkland School Massacre Hero Peter Wang

Posted February 21, 2018 at 5:03 am

A vigil was held yesterday afternoon in Kimlau Square to honor Brooklyn-born Peter Wang, who was tragically killed in the Parkland high school shooting last week. The gathering was organized by the United Fujian Association. Wang was a cadet in the U.S. Army’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. When […]

Jamie Rogers Steps Down as CB3 Chair to Avoid Conflict of Interest

Posted January 12, 2018 at 5:07 am

To avoid any conflict of interest, the chair of Community Board 3 stepped down. The now-former chairman Jamie Rogers officially relinquished his role on December 31, announcing to the advisory body that he would not run for re-election. This action was expected, though, as Rogers’ wife, Carlina Rivera, was elected to represent District 2 as […]

Duane Reade on Delancey Street Took on Substantial Water

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

The Duane Reade on Delancey Street took on major water this week. Down the stairs and into the basement level. Several industrial-sized fans are switched on high to dry the place out. Not to mention, an entire section of drywall paneling in the stairwell was removed. It’s unclear at the moment as to what caused […]

Best of Boogie: The Most Popular Stories of 2017

Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:12 am

On the precipice of the new year, we take another look back at the stories which broke through big in the last twelve months. Many thanks once again to all the readers, tipsters, and supporters – old and new – who help keep Bowery Boogie one of the most popular blogs in the city. Beth […]

Friends Throw ‘Mayor of Ludlow Street’ Heartwarming Homecoming

Last modified December 20, 2017 at 9:13 am

The so-called “Mayor” of Ludlow Street – 68 year-old Richie Chang – returned home for a brief visit over the weekend. He’s been healing in exile since last July, when he was hospitalized with a serious, yet still unknown condition. One friend drove him back to the Lower East Side on Sunday, which included a […]

Living in District 1, It’s Time to Stop Being Indifferent [OP-ED]

Posted November 6, 2017 at 10:27 am

In a democracy, so the saying goes, the people get the government they deserve. Don’t we deserve better in District 1? Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was a cancer that spread throughout Lower Manhattan over the course of 40 years. His malfeasance eroded our vital democracy, carved up our district and turned out gerrymandered zombie […]

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Extell’s Affordable Tower Launches Lottery on the LES Waterfront

Last modified November 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

The housing lottery for Extell’s 229 Cherry Street is officially underway. The 13-story affordable housing property, situated next to behemoth One Manhattan Square, has earmarked 50% of its 204 units for neighborhood denizens. Criteria is as follows: studios will rent for $947 per month, and are eligible to people earning between $34,355 and $40,080; one-bedrooms […]

Scenes from Yesterday’s Lower East Side Pickle Day [PHOTOS]

Last modified October 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

Yesterday afternoon, mere hours after a woman was shot nearby, the Lower East Side Pickle Day took up residence along the northern third of Orchard Street. Attracting throngs of tourists to Hell Square, as is the case each year. Even the Pickle Guys’ Grand Street location was jam-packed throughout the afternoon, handling the party overflow… The […]

Sampling the Lost Cuisine Found in ‘The German Jewish Cookbook’

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:16 am

In our current food-obsessed culture – especially in places like New York City – it seems that we are global food citizens. We have easy access to an endless variety of restaurants and specialty food stores, which enable us to explore foods from all over the world. And we can easily watch a multitude of […]

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‘Kopitiam’ to Depart Canal Street in Quest for Larger Space

Posted September 14, 2017 at 5:06 am

It won’t be long before Kopitiam quits Canal Street. The Malaysian coffee shop, on the block since September 2015, is on the precipice of expansion. Ownership tells us that a move is in the works for Kopitiam, and that the new location will be “around the area.” They might also run a crowdfunding campaign to […]

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