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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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Scenes from the Snowy ‘Bomb Cyclone’ on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

It certainly feels like a scene directly from Planet Hoth out there, doesn’t it. Our own version of it, anyway. (The Manhattan Bridge even resembled an AT-AT Walker.) So, let’s take a look at some photos of the Lower East Side blanketed in snow from yesterday’s so-called “Bomb Cyclone” (aka Nor’Easter). And how was your […]

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On Pike Street, It’s Cold Enough to Freeze the Fire Hydrant

Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:04 am

In case you didn’t feel like leaving the warm cocoon of your apartment, this sight should bolster that decision. Even the fire hydrant, and its leaking stream, are frozen solid. We snapped this photo on Pike Street, just north of East Broadway. Frozen hydrants like this are apparently rare. According to an article published by […]

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Revisiting the Snow-Blanketed Bowery After the Blizzard of 2003 [PHOTOS]

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

While Mother Nature sees fit to blanket us with two feet of snow, it’s seemingly an appropriate time to revisit the Blizzard of 2003 (aka “Presidents Day Storm”). We’re a couple weeks shy of the anniversary of that storm, which dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Tri-state area. Neighborhood chronicler Adam Woodward sent […]

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[SPONSORED] Poncho is a Weather Service So Useful You’ll Question Every Decision You Made Before Using It

Posted March 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Raise your hand if you have ever felt personally victimized by the weather. Yeah? Thought so. New York is a great city except for the whole “worst winter ever” part, especially when you spend half your morning looking at your phone’s weather app wondering what exactly it means when it says it’s 23 degrees outside. […]

Atop the Orchard Hell Building in Sub-Freezing Conditions

Posted January 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

Neither fierce winds, snows, nor hypothermic temperatures are keeping contractors from completing the Orchard Hell Building. It ain’t gonna build itself. There are a few bundled-up workers toiling in the early mornings (alas), hammering away roughly twenty stories in the air, yet somehow not freezing to death. We shot these photos yesterday morning when the […]

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The Bowery Mission Sheltering Hundreds During Cold Snap; No One Turned Away

Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

With the so-called polar vortex enveloping the city, the Bowery Mission is doing its part to keep the homeless warm. The historic faith-based charity at 227 Bowery is sheltering hundreds of those without, turning away no one. According to a report in the Christian Post, staff members prowl the streets nightly to ensure nobody is […]

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A Favorite Pastime: Sledding and Sleighing in New York City [PHOTOS]

Posted December 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

Meteorologists are predicting between two and four inches of the fluffy stuff before the storm subsides later today. Will you be sledding? Most of the choice spots are uptown; here on the Lower East Side, the best bet is probably the man-made incline of the East River Amphitheater. Meanwhile, we dug through the archives of […]

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Here’s How to Keep Cool on the Lower East Side

Posted July 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Lower East Side resident Six Lowa shares the following photo of a Ford truck with a new-to-market cooling system. An air conditioning unit in the roll-down window! How convenient. The car was parked outside the Pitt Pool earlier today. Stay cool out there, people. [h/t Shawn Chittle]

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Rainbows Over the Lower East Side

Posted June 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

The wild and crazy weather, what with its haze, humidity, and rain, produced some nice rainbow action yesterday evening. A Boogie tipster sent along the above photo of a double rainbow over the Lower East Side. The second colorful arch is extremely faint, but still visible. That’s mother nature showing her Pride this weekend…

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