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The Human Dreidel Spins in the Subway [VIDEO]

Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

In which the celebration of Chanukah is taken to new heights. A straphanger snapped some quick footage of the human dreidel in action on Monday, spinning around the platform of the 14th Street IRT Station. He later boarded the train and continued spinning away, with other passengers trying to comprehend what was happening. Hope he […]

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City Council Zoning Committee Approves ‘Union Square Tech Hub’ Without Area Protections

Posted August 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

The controversial upzoning of a public site at 120 East 14th Street to accommodate the Union Square Tech Hub is one step closer to happening. If passed by the full City Council next week, a 23-story building dedicated to co-working space, tech training, and offices will rise atop the former P.C. Richard & Son. However, […]

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Will Tech Hub Save the East Village or Turn it Into Silicon Alley? [OP-ED]

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:10 am

The following op-ed was written by Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. On February 28, Community Board 3 voted to include in their approval of a proposed Tech Hub on 14th Street the condition that (among many other things) the City move ahead with longstanding requests for rezoning of […]

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In the East Village, Stealing a Bike While Someone is Looking

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

Some criminals are so brazen, they don’t care if someone is watching. And snapping photos of them. One Boogie reader spotted the bike thief last Saturday night just south of Union Square, cutting away the security lock, and making off with the bounty. “I had just come out of a movie at Union Square when […]

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There Are More Than 30 Chain Stores in Union Square

Posted June 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

In case you needed further proof that Union Square is on life support, check this out. Matt Falber – that guy who’s spending a year frequenting only independent businesses – tabulated the number of chain stores with a stranglehold on the area. By his count, of the forty-seven storefronts surrounding Union Square, only nine are […]

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Artist Mark Panzarino Exonerated on Charges Related to Chalking the Grounds of Union Square

Posted July 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

Mid-May. Just a week after neighbors took to the streets to inscribe memories for Lower East Side History Month, an artist who creates sidewalk art with chalk was arrested for same. Mark Panzarino had been chalking images in his stomping grounds of Union Square when cops cuffed him. He was swiftly charged with creating graffiti and […]

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Artist Mark Panzarino Arrested for Chalking the Grounds of Union Square

Last modified May 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Chalk? Childhood past-time. Each piece with a lifespan of pretty much a couple days, or until it rains. It seems that despite the various chalkings of the Lower East Side as recently as last week, and also in tribute to the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory for a decade, chalk artist Mark Panzarino was […]

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When DEVO Played Max’s Kansas City in 1977 [VIDEO]

Posted February 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

Guitarist Bob Casale, a founding member of the hugely influential DEVO, passed away Monday. He was 61. His brother and band co-founder, Gerald, confirmed the news via Facebook, and noted that “His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all.” Casale is the second member of DEVO […]

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Bowery Boogie Writers Make an Appearance in Bill Cunningham’s ‘On the Street’ Profile

Posted December 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Two of our writers, husband-wife designer-writer-duo Lori Greenberg and David Bergman, were featured in Bill Cunningham’s weekly “On the Street Section” in the New York Times. David and I were at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, shopping for ingredients for a “Thanksgiv-ukah” feast. We were at two different farm stands, when David saw Bill Cunningham, […]

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One-Year Anniversary Memorial For Sandy Hook Surfaces in Union Square

Posted November 27, 2013 at 6:03 am

It’s almost been a year since the heartbreaking tragedy of Sandy Hook rippled through our nation and collectively sobered the holiday spirit. To commemorate those lost, artist Mark Panzarino recently chalked a bold memorial “wish list” centered around a manhole-turned-gun barrel in Union Square. Concise. But yesterday’s rains likely got the better of it. This […]

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