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The East River is Freezing Over [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

Two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and the East River is packed with ice floes. The waterway is freezing around the edges and bouncing with the tide – on both sides. Although, not quite as dramatic as those reports from the nineteenth century when a land-bridge was created from a frozen East River. For instance, in […]

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Plumes of Steam are Billowing from Henry Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 8, 2018 at 8:17 am

Henry Street is just blowing off some steam. The corner of Henry and Clinton Streets is enveloped in a thick plume of steam. Firefighters called to the scene are cordoning the area surrounding the billowing manhole. Apparently a water main broke which led to the steam situation. Water is flooding the street. There is no one […]

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Essex Street Snowman Returns for Seasonal Cameo at Corner Bodega

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:11 am

It’s fairly routine at this point. Like the changing of the season, the sun rising in the east, or bitching about city rents, Lower East Siders can expect the Essex Street Snowman after any substantial snowfall. For the eighth winter running – the first appearance was December 2010 – the snow creature returned to the […]

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Scenes from the Snowy ‘Bomb Cyclone’ on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

It certainly feels like a scene directly from Planet Hoth out there, doesn’t it. Our own version of it, anyway. (The Manhattan Bridge even resembled an AT-AT Walker.) So, let’s take a look at some photos of the Lower East Side blanketed in snow from yesterday’s so-called “Bomb Cyclone” (aka Nor’Easter). And how was your […]

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On Pike Street, It’s Cold Enough to Freeze the Fire Hydrant

Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:04 am

In case you didn’t feel like leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment, this sight should bolster that decision. Even the fire hydrant, and its leaking stream, are frozen solid. We snapped this photo on Pike Street, just north of East Broadway. Frozen hydrants like this are apparently rare. According to an article published by […]

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Best of Boogie: The Year in Instagram [2017]

Posted December 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

Out and about, as usual. Here are some of our favorite Instagram shots from the last year, in no particular order. It’s also a good time to mention that if you haven’t joined us on Instagram yet, head over and click to follow. Here we go… Obligatory first snow pic of the season #canalstreet #snow […]

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Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Decapitated as Demolition Continues [PHOTOS]

Last modified December 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

It was torture enough to watch the slow deterioration and subsequent arson-based inferno that gutted the 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. But this sight is equally heartbreaking. For the last couple weeks, a wrecking crew has been dispatched to 60 Norfolk Street with the express purpose of demolishing the unstable bits. That […]

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Witnessing the Destruction of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue [PHOTOS]

Posted December 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Chisel and drill are fully deployed to dispense with one of the oldest synagogues in New York City. Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – constructed in 1850 and hollowed out by three-alarm fire last May – is being demolished as we speak. Literally brick by brick. Each day, the landmarked 167-year-old house of worship (closed and vacant […]

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Those Annoying LinkNYC Kiosks will Soon Display Site-Specific Historic Images

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:07 am

Those electronic, nine-foot phalluses protruding from sidewalks all over the Lower East Side are poised to get a makeover with yesteryear New York. The LinkNYC kiosks, where free phone charging and access to various city services and maps (and at one time, porn) are at locals’ fingertips, are embarking on a walk down memory lane. The […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Blondie, Bridge Runners, and the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

Out and about. Here are some photos Clayton Patterson sent us from the last couple months… …Chris Stein, Power Malu, Debbie Harry, Shepard Fairey in front of the new Debbie Harry mural at Bowery and Bleecker Street… …Marvin Moskowitz, tattoo artist son of Walter Moskowitz of the famous Old Bowery Boys tattoo artist. His dad left […]

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