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Spooky Backyard Scene on East Fifth Street - This week, native New Yorker Susan Fensten plucks another gem from her father's outstanding collection of previously-unseen images. The shot in question is a spooky backyard scene captured at Mr. Fensten's East Fifth Street residence (between First and Second Avenues) in 1984. He worked as a bike messenger and lived in a tiny studio at [] http://ow.ly/2FNMFs
This week, native New Yorker Susan Fensten plucks another gem from her father's outstanding collection of previously-unseen images. The shot in question is a spooky backyard scene captured at Mr. Fensten's East Fifth Street residence (between First and Second Avenues) in 1984. He worked as a bike messenger and lived in a tiny studio at…
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Min's Market at Clinton and Houston is Going Out of Business http://ow.ly/2FNfT3
Min's Market, the bodega stalwart at the corner of Clinton and East Houston, is going out of business this weekend. Boogie reader Mike Brown relays the info that the reliable grocer is set to close for good on Saturday. A substantial rent increase is blamed for their downfall. It's a substantial footprint. One can only…
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Richard Gere Returns to the Lower East Side Today as a Homeless Man for 'Time Out of Mind' http://ow.ly/2FLqBH
Once again, the feature film Time Out of Mind will be filming in the neighborhood today. Richard Gere will likely be around to reprise his role as a homeless dude. Shooting will predominantly transpire in the immediate vicinity of the Essex Market. Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a homeless New Yorker who tries to reconnect with…
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'Party Monster' Michael Alig Will be Released from Prison on May 5 http://ow.ly/2FLiMW
Back in January, it was the New York Post that reported notorious 90s club kid Michael Alig - convicted in the murder and dismemberment of drug dealer Angel Melendez - would be paroled very soon. Turns out that might happen as soon as early next month. Alig's friend, and nightlife maven in his own right, Steve…
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Catch What's Left of Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street Before It's Replaced http://ow.ly/2FKNZF
The dearly departed Motor City Bar shuffled off this mortal coil on the final day of June last summer. It was an epic sendoff party that lasted a week, and included plenty of cheap beer and live music. A good portion of the space was stripped immediate after the demise, but silence quickly took hold…
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Lafayette Street in the Running to Receive Protected Bike Lane http://ow.ly/2FNAzh
Primed and paved in the last couple weeks, that fresh layer of asphalt on Lafayette Street will soon gain some green. Yup. A new, safer bike lane is most likely on the way. The DOT threw together a deck describing in detail the plan to install a protected bike lane along the west side of…
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'Stanton Street Kitchen' Reveals Itself in Former Moldy Fig Space http://ow.ly/2FNfT2
The Moldy Fig is has been closed for over two years, but its awning and neon sign remained in place. Until this week. Stanton Street Kitchen is happening, and it's already planted a flag at 178 Stanton Street. Last November, the latest in a string of applicants for this address obtained Community Board 3 approval…
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Report: 50 Bowery Hotel Site Turns Up Artifacts and Possible Water Cistern http://ow.ly/2FLiMX
So it looks like preservationists do have a moment in the sun to fawn over 50 Bowery and its possible ties to the famed Bull's Head Tavern of yore. But the exercise will most likely be short-lived. After all, the Bowery needs its hotel, and fast. Consultants from the Brooklyn-based Chrysalis Archaeology firm have been down at the project…
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Russ & Daughters Neon Lights Debut at Orchard Street Cafe Space http://ow.ly/2FKNZE
Since it's arguably the best neon sign around these parts, many in the neighborhood had been patiently awaiting the arrival of another Russ & Daughters sign to light up the Lower East Side. That moment arrived a couple days ago at 127 Orchard Street where the new sixty-five-seat cafe is slated to debut in the…
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EMM Group Cops $25K Plea Deal with SLA Regarding Numerous Violations at 199 Bowery http://ow.ly/2FKHgf
Mark Birnbaum had much to celebrate when a Finale customer ordered 200 bottles of champagne last weekend. Yet it wasn't only that the single tab netted at least $60,000; he might actually get away scot free with a slap on the wrist. EMM Group will now pay the piper a fraction of that amount in…
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Bowery Boogie is the definitive news, entertainment, and lifestyle source for the Lower East Side of Manhattan and beyond.
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Bowery Boogie is the largest site dedicated to covering the news and lifestyle of the Lower East Side neighborhood and its residents. It is known for a keen wit and combination of hard-hitting news coverage and lifestyle stories. Founded in 2008, Bowery Boogie is headquartered in New York City.