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Essex Street Snowman Resurrected for Another Adventure

Posted February 4, 2021 at 5:08 am

For the second time in as many months, the Essex Street Snowman is back on the prowl. Resurrected for another Lower East Side adventure. The near-two-feet of snow dropped by the storm earlier this week provided enough building material for the portly creature. Complete with beer bottle nose, traffic cone hat, and Gatorade eyes. The […]

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Ten Years in the Life of the World Famous Essex Street Snowman

Posted February 1, 2021 at 5:06 am

The Essex Street Snowman has been an annual tradition for more than a decade already. Ever since two locals established a bodega-grocery at the nexus of Essex and Ludlow Streets. So, with an epic Nor’easter on the doorstep, it’s worth sledding down memory lane. The first iteration of the snow sculpture (nay, marketing stunt) appeared […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Returns [Updated]

Last modified December 18, 2020 at 4:15 pm

The Essex Street Snowman returned to the fray after the snowstorm yesterday. A Boogie reader spoke with ownership yesterday who stated that the bodega will not be doing it “this time.” But that decision was apparently overturned. The sidewalk Yeti is usually a Lower East Side attraction whenever a big snow blankets the area. Employees […]

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An Appreciation: 5 Years of the Essex Street Snowman on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted January 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

Here he is, again. Go say hi to the Essex Street Snowman now holding court outside the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal Street. This year’s version of the character is as ambitious as years past. Personified elements include onions for eyes, garbage bag for scarf, carrot for nose, and traffic cone for hat. […]

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The Slow Departure of the Essex Street Snowmen (or, How Spring Showed Its Face)

Posted March 10, 2015 at 9:18 am

The Essex Street Snowman and its younger sibling spent a solid month-and-half living at the corner of Canal Street. But seasons change, and now they must both bid adieux, melt away, and spend the next year in the Arctic. Their sad carcasses are now little but mounds of mush. Until next time. Unless we have […]

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Behold! The Essex Street Snowman Now Has a Twin

Posted January 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

The rather rotund Essex Street Snowman was sprayed with water, causing it to multiply like mogwai. Where there was once one, now two exist… Yes, there are now twin monstrous Essex Street Snowmen at the corner of Canal Street. In a quick change-up, the father-son team at the Chinese bodega created a second snow creature […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Makes its First Appearance of 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Essex Street Snowman made his grand return to the Lower East Side yesterday. Once again, employees of the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal spent much of yesterday afternoon gathering and amassing the gargantuan creature (and spraying water to freeze it in place). By evening, he was ready, at an approximate height of […]

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Meet 5 of the Bodega Cats Defending Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:48 pm

One of the greatest parts about being in the city with someone who WAS of legal age to drink was what we dubbed “The Deli Tour.” This form of partying involved sending an adult emissary into a bodega, where that person would purchase the appropriate number of beers in brown bags, always with a straw. […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Returns!

Posted January 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Yesterday afternoon, the Essex Street Snowman belatedly returned from the dead.

Lower East Side Jumper Drama Caught on Camera [Video]

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:09 pm

One reader was there capturing all the nail-biting drama, and recorded the following video. It’s pretty frightening to watch, so fair warning. More after the jump!

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