PETA Staged a Protest Against Mice Exhibit at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

An exhibit on Orchard Street with live mice beneath the floor has PETA up in arms. For the last couple weeks, the popular four-year-old Castle Fitzjohns gallery at 98 Orchard Street has been showing “The Social Network,” an footpath installation showcasing live mice in the floor. It’s meant to explore notions of phobia. Per the […]

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Bowery Tenants Protest Harassment and Eviction Tactics of Landlord Joseph Betesh

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Embattled rent regulated tenants at 83-85 Bowery are committed to fighting landlord Joseph Betesh. The Tenants Association there is holding a protest against Betesh later today to shine light on the displacement and alleged lack of repairs in the two tenements. Betesh purchased the adjacent tenements at 83-85 Bowery back in 2013 alongside ten other […]

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The Cuban Corn Crisis on Prince Street

Posted February 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

The corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets was noticeably quiet yesterday as Cafe Habana’s lunch patrons were met with a locked door instead of the trendy cafe’s signature Cuban grilled corn. Throughout the day, would-be patrons who normally loiter outside while waiting for tables or chomping down on corn, appeared confused at the closure. That […]

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Electeds Hosting ‘Lower East Side Rally Against Hate’ Tonight in Tompkins Square Park

Posted January 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

In case you’re fuming over, among other things, Fuhrer Trump’s executive orders – and overall presence in the Oval Office – there’s another protest rally planned on the Lower East Side for later tonight. Per the Facebook invite: SAVE THE DATE! “Lower East Side Rally Against Hate” Tompkins Square Park – You can enter on […]


Bully the Bully: Taking a Step Back at Samy Mahfar’s 102 Norfolk Street [OP-ED]

Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:01 am

We broke news earlier this week that several tenants living in Samy Mahfar-owned buildings around the Lower East Side organized an association (“Mahfar Tenants Coaltion”) to help combat the controversial landlord’s terrible track record of harassment. Their focus for the moment is on the toxic lead levels at 102 Norfolk and 210 Rivington Streets earlier this year. […]

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Thousands of Ferguson Protestors Stopped Traffic on the Lower East Side Last Night

Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:00 am

Traffic around downtown was terrible last night. Snarled not so much by those fleeing for Thanksgiving but the Michael Brown/Ferguson solidarity protests that snaked through the streets. People are friggin’ pissed about the lack of an indictment for police officer Darren Wilson. One band of protestors marched down the FDR and meandered through the streets of the […]

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Cooper Union Students Plan Press Conference for Noon Today

Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:27 am

Capitalizing on momentum from a seemingly successful student-faculty rally Saturday afternoon, Students for a Free Cooper Union are holding a press conference today at noon.

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Students for Free Cooper Union Plan Rally in Washington Square Park Today

Posted December 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

The Students for a Free Cooper Union, the eleven protestors holed up inside the Foundation Building, are intensifying their campaign.


Cooper Union Responds to Student Protest

Posted December 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Eleven Cooper Union students barricaded themselves on the eighth floorof the foundation building Monday and have been there since.  The protest action is a response to the “lack of transparency and accountability that has plagued this institution.”  Now the educational institution has officially responded to the matter. From the Boogie mailbag: On midday Monday, December […]


Cooper Union Day of Action: Students Lock Themselves Inside Foundation Building

Last modified December 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Twelve Cooper Unionstudents have locked themselves into the “Peter Cooper Suite” on the top floor of the facility’s historic Foundation Building. The action is a response to the “lack of transparency and accountability that has plagued this institution.” More specifically, they’re taking issue with the controversial move toward charging tuition. Students will reportedly hold the […]