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Listen to the Sound of the City, Circa 1929 [VIDEO]

Posted February 8, 2018 at 5:07 am

It’s rather common to see old black-and-white photos and footage of New York City from the early 20th Century. The quality of this old media tends to convey a nostalgic quaintness about a time vastly different from the present. So much so, that it seems crazy to think that life happened in color during these […]

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What it’s Like Living Near the Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’ [VIDEO]

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

To look at 180 Norfolk Street, you wouldn’t otherwise think anything of it. The property is a relatively non-descript building two doors down from the Angel Orensanz Center. On the contrary. Readers tell us that behind the brick facade is a purported frat house some are now calling “Animal House.” We hear that, for the […]

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You Can Now Watch CB3 Meetings on YouTube

Posted January 26, 2018 at 5:10 am

Community Board 3 is notorious for its neverending marathon meetings. Certainly not for the faint of heart. But soon you’ll be able to enjoy the boredom from the comfort of your couch, with beverage (or joint) securely in hand. The proceedings are now televised. That’s right, live and archived webcasts of monthly full board meetings […]

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This Sight Doesn’t Instill Confidence in Chinatown Fish Markets [VIDEO]

Last modified January 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

This particular sight doesn’t instill confidence in shopping the Chinatown fish markets. The nightmare scenario that people cringe over… A woman named April Davidson visited the Hung Kee Supermarket on Canal Street last week (between Mulberry and Baxter), and what she saw might disgust you. One of the employees fixing a circuit breaker stood all […]

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Watch the 7th Precinct’s Rap Pitch for Area Youth [VIDEO]

Posted December 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

There’s reason for this rhyme… The commanding officer of the Seventh Precinct alongside eight neighborhood coordination officers (NCO) recorded a rap track in a bid to connect with area youth. The barebones bit begins with one officer lifting from the Drake hit (“Energy”), “I got energy, gotta lotta energy; tryin’ to give the ‘hood lots […]

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Feasting Rats Swarm Upper Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

Down at the north entrance of Orchard Street, rats roam free, stirred into a frenzy thanks in large part to the construction of Ben Shaoul’s new condo development at the corner of East Houston. The vermin are displaced and eager to feast. “Swarms of rats are coming out of the construction site,” a concerned longtime […]

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Taking a Quick Yo-Yo Break on the Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted August 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

A contractor on the Bowery yesterday morning sure brought his Yo-Yo game… We watched this man, presumably on break from one of the myriad construction projects nearby, effortlessly swing around his Yo-Yo. (Get your mind outta the gutter.) Tangling and dangling the toy without messing up, either. Meanwhile, most pedestrians ambled past the sidewalk performer […]

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Did You See Tony Hawk Skating on Ludlow Street Friday Afternoon? [VIDEO]

Posted July 24, 2017 at 5:14 am

Tony Hawk loves the Lower East Side, whether it’s skating Coleman Playground or documenting a freak car fire caused by overzealous rats on Rivington Street. …Or skating the scruffy pastures of Ludlow Street. One Boogie reader spotted Tony Hawk skating in front of Seward Park High School this past Friday evening. The video submitted isn’t […]

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This Hoarder’s Roach-infested LES Apartment Had a Dead Cat in it [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:08 am

“Whatever you’ve seen, you’ve never seen nothing like this,” Lower East Side superintendent Martin Fernandez quipped in a YouTube clip showing the cleanup of an evicted hoarder’s unidentified Lower East Side apartment. Apparently the tenant in question began hoarding like crazy about two years ago. There hadn’t been a problem previous. The landlord eventually served […]

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Death at East Broadway Station Last Week was 13-Year-Old Boy Who Allegedly Jumped in Front of Train [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2017 at 5:05 am

Last Wednesday (July 11), reports surfaced of a 20-year-old man who “fell” on the subway tracks at the East Broadway Station and died after being stuck by a train. However, big media apparently had the story wrong. In fact, it seems this alleged “man” was actually a 13-year-old Chinese-American boy named Lin J. Longhui, who […]

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