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Here’s How to Get Paid Shoveling Snow for the City

Last modified February 2, 2021 at 9:38 pm

The city was blanketed with nearly two feet of snow over the last thirty-six hours. It’s a mess out there, and it’s times like these the city needs labor for shoveling. Pay is $15 per hour and jumps to $22.50 per hour after working 40 hours a week. There are rules. Workers must be at […]

The Orchard Street Snowbank that Became a Ski Jump

Posted December 21, 2020 at 5:08 am

While the Winter Olympics are still a year out, one event happened here on the Lower East Side. A freestyle ski jump on Orchard Street. In a stunt clearly filmed for viral value, a guy on skis is towed by a car to achieve ample speed. When he hits the snowbank outside Top Hops, we […]

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Here’s How to Snitch on Building Owners for Not Shoveling the Snow

Last modified March 4, 2019 at 5:22 am

Waking up to streets of fluff (or slush) might deter some from trudging to the local bodega. Largely because many building owners are guilty of neglecting the snow cleanup. Some are late to it, and others just ignore the task altogether. Some are even chronic offenders; you know who they are if you’ve walked the […]

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Yesterday’s Snowfall Toppled Trees Around the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

Yesterday’s late-fall snowstorm (aka “Snowvember”) had trees falling around the Lower East Side. Over on Norfolk Street, the weight of the wet snow-pack toppled several large limbs at around 5pm, smashing into parked cars and blocking southbound traffic below Stanton Street. (Video below.) Firefighters quickly responded with the chainsaws to clear the debris. One person […]

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How to Snitch on Building Owners for Not Shoveling the Snow

Posted March 22, 2018 at 5:04 am

After snowstorms, many building owners are guilty of neglecting the sidewalk cleanup. Some are late to it, and others just ignore altogether. Some are even chronic offenders; you know who they are if you’ve walked the Lower East Side streets enough. Here are the rules for snow or ice cleanup. Landlords basically have a four-hour […]

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Sundown in the Snowstorm [PHOTOS]

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:08 am

During yesterday’s Nor’Easter, the apocalyptic predictions of being buried in feet of snow ultimately translated to an accumulation of instant slush. The real photogenic time to capture this mess was during sundown, the golden hour, when the storm began to intensify. The wet socks and frozen hands were worth it. Some photos…

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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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Heavy Wind Detaches Ai Weiwei Installation from Essex Street Market

Posted January 5, 2018 at 9:43 am

The punishing winds from yesterday’s Nor’Easter were not kind to the Ai Weiwei art installation affixed to the Essex Street Market. By yesterday afternoon, the series of banners basically became a sails. Sheets to the wind, you might say. The section directly above Pizza Roma near Delancey Street is currently dislodged and sagging. The half-dozen […]

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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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Nighttime with the Smoking Manholes of Ludlow Street

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

The following guest post was penned by Vicki Rovere, proprietor of the Ludlow Street Free Store the last decade. Walking home from the subway about midnight last Sunday night, as I turned onto my block I smelled smoke. Smoke seemed to be curling up from a little curbside street grate outside Libation. Was it steam […]