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Chinatown Locals ‘Erase the Hate’ of Insensitive Gate Murals

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

One Los Angeles-based street artist angered residents in Chinatown for racially-insensitive caricatures across the neighborhood this weekend. Someone with the tag name Sickid1 imparted the controversial images on at least three store gates over the weekend – 34 Mott, 81 Allen, and 38 Allen Street. Outspoken Chinatown activist Karlin Chan took it upon himself to […]

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The Opossum in the Allen Street Mall

Last modified September 14, 2018 at 6:17 am

If you were walking along the Allen Street Mall yesterday morning near Stanton Street, you may have seen it. An opossum scurrying around one of the tree beds. A Boogie reader sent along these images of the opossum. The little guy wasn’t too camera shy, and didn’t appear to be feeding on anything. Opossums are […]

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‘Joey Bats Cafe’ Brings Portuguese Sweets to Allen Street

Posted September 13, 2018 at 5:06 am

Where Peruvian food failed, Portuguese treats now reign. Over at the former Baby Brasa on Allen Street, a tiny new cafe called Joey Bats Cafe. The brainchild of Joey Batista – raised in a Portuguese family in Ludlow, Massachusetts – the dessert endeavor is a veteran of area street fairs and food events (Queens Night […]

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‘10Below’ Ice Cream on Allen Street Might Melt Away

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the dog days of summer upon us (nay, the final days), one neighborhood ice cream store is most likely melting. If this latest Craigslist advert is any indication, 10Below Ice Cream may soon close down. The 1,200 square-foot store – formerly the Longboard Loft skate shop – is currently on the market for $9,000 […]

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You Can Now ‘Super Charge’ Your Tesla on the Lower East Side

Posted August 23, 2018 at 5:06 am

In case you happen to own a Tesla, then charging it up just got a bit easier. Elon Musk’s trendy automaker recently expanded super-charging capabilities throughout Manhattan, allowing fast-charge options for motorists. For locals, the function is now available in Chinatown and on the Lower East Side. “We just expanded our Supercharger network across New […]

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WWE’s ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey on the Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted August 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

WWE took to the Lower East Side last week to impart a hyper-realistic ad mural on Allen Street. Street artist BKFoxx last week lent her spray-painting services to the wrestling federation to plug breakout star “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (Rowdy borrowed from Roddy Piper). Site chosen was one of the art walls on the facade of 134 […]

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Con Artist Shows off its Best at Pop-up Show on Allen Street

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:05 am

The Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Street has been a focal point of the local arts scene since its inception back in 2010. When we first covered their entrance, founder Brian Shevlin was making ends meet in the basement of the Kropps and Bobbers barbershop. There was a boutique up front with artist member workspace […]

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Cabbie Wouldn’t Take his Fare, So this Perp Stole the Taxi

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Police are searching for a suspect who stole a taxicab on Allen Street when a cabbie declined the fare several weeks ago. Early in the morning on June 23 (roughly 3:30am), an unidentified taxi driver allegedly refused to drive the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Mount Vernon resident Jorane Pinnock, to his requested destination. Apparently, a […]

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‘Hedgehog Coffee’ Moves in as Konditori Fades from Allen Street

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

Konditori is kaput. The narrow, Swedish espresso bar at 182 Allen Street – one in a local chain – gave up the ghost within the last couple weeks. Yet the space didn’t stay vacant long. In fact, another coffee shop just took over. Meet Hedgehog Coffee. There isn’t much difference to report here, save for […]

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Mahfar Looks to Flip 99 Allen Street for $13M

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:10 am

Controversial local landlord Samy Mahfar is looking to cash out one of his Lower East Side holdings. The “repositioned” five-story tenement at 99 Allen Street is now on the market for $13 million. The listing arrives nearly five years after Mahfar first purchased the building (September 2013) from Heaven Way Buddha Church for $4.4 million. […]

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