Early Edition: May 5

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

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That Scummy Street Splash

Posted April 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

Getting clipped by scummy street-splash certainly sucks, especially while on a cell phone and without an umbrella.

Snowmageddon Meltdown

Last modified December 31, 2010 at 12:20 am

Our love of city snowstorms is equally countered by the inevitable nuisance of the street melt (not a sandwich).  Maneuvering past snow bulkheads and corner puddles is definitely a strategy in itself.  Especially since many of these cold slush pools tend to be deceptively deep.

Weekend Edition: January 2

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo via Joanna Pan]

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Lower East Side in Snow

Posted December 21, 2009 at 6:28 am

When a fresh coat of snow blankets the city, it’s always a photogenic sight – snow-capped buildings, light posts, and magazine boxes, and if you’re lucky, spotting the covert handiwork of the penistrator.  Alas, no sightings down in the Lower East Side just yet.  Herewith, on this first day of winter, a collection of photos […]

Bowery Sewer Scoop

Posted October 7, 2009 at 6:29 am

Back in June, we touched upon the severe drainage problem at Spring and Bowery.  Specifically that the sewer grate at the northwest corner was clogged beyond comprehension.  Rather than pouring umpteen gallons of Draino, an industrial-sized sewage scooper from the DEP was brought in late last week to alleviate the issue.  It’ll be tested in […]

Puddle Jumping on Attorney

Last modified July 14, 2009 at 12:43 am

Earlier this week, a few young boys were puddle jumping at the corner of Attorney and Delancey. Related Reading:Puddle Jumping [Bowery Boogie]

Puddle Jumping

Posted June 5, 2009 at 8:07 am

Puddle jumping in this neighborhood is all too common after heavy rains. It’s just a fact of life that downtown drainage is extremely below par. Indeed, another typical example is the northwest corner of Bowery and Spring Street, where a clogged sewer grate is responsible for this stagnating pool of grimy water. Time to break […]


From Thaw to Deep Freeze

Posted December 22, 2008 at 4:19 pm

[Grand Street] [Essex Street] In a city with suspect drainage system, the biggest challenge after a temperate snow storm is negotiating the deep slush puddles at each street corner. Like many others, I find myself walking in and around traffic just to avoid stepping ankle-deep in shit water. It’s really just a strategic jumping game, […]