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The Bizarre ‘Mumming’ History of Thanksgiving Masking

Posted November 24, 2021 at 5:04 am

What follows is a reworking of a post originally published on Bowery Boogie in 2014. There was once a time when Thanksgiving customs more resembled Halloween masquerading than traditional turkey and history lessons. That’s right. So get out your masks, people! Thanksgivoween is upon us. Two key words: masking and mumming. To surmise thousands of […]

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Pregnant Woman Shot by Parolee Boyfriend on LES Dies

Posted November 23, 2021 at 5:06 am

A pregnant woman shot by her parolee boyfriend earlier this month died of her injuries last Thursday. The 27-year-old victim, who was about three months pregnant with the gunman’s baby, had been on life support since the November 11 incident, according to published reports. As previously reported, the perp – Bronx resident Dennis Fredricks, a […]

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30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site Takes its Spot in LES Skyline

Posted November 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

It’s not enough to have Essex Crossing dominate the Lower East Side skyline around Delancey Street. Now, another. The hulking tower rising from the literal ashes of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is already halfway to the top, currently sitting at a healthy fifteen stories. This much after the better part of a year under construction. As […]

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Uncapped: CAINE ONE Forever

Last modified November 23, 2021 at 10:58 am

Hey Boogie faithful! Guest writer, Freddy Alva, joins us again to go beneath the paint with us at Uncapped. The following is a stylized excerpt from the Queens Graffiti Legend’s Black Book containing interviews with LADY PINK, ROGER, Martha Cooper, FREEDOM, NOTCH 56, JIMMY 131, ZAR, PHANTOM and CAINE, childhood friend Eileen Galindo. Head over here […]

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Homeless Man Slashed in Bowery Subway Station

Posted November 22, 2021 at 5:03 am

A feud between two homeless men in a Lower East Side subway station turned bloody Friday afternoon, when one was slashed. The victim was cut during the purported argument on the J train platform at the Bowery Station at about 1:45pm, according to cops. Bleeding from a gash wound to his head, he stumbled to […]

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Manhattan Bridge Painter Fell to His Death Yesterday

Posted November 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

Two workers painting on the Manhattan Bridge fell from the East River span Wednesday afternoon, one of whom plunging 100 feet to his death, officials said. The victim, described as a 37-year-old man, was part of a ten-person paint crew. A police spokeswoman said that all were using safety harnesses, and had been on the […]


Digging up the Seward Park Tennis Courts

Posted November 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

Just call it the backhoe blues. The heavy machinery arrived this week inside the Seward Park athletic courts on Essex Street. And the big dig is already underway along the perimeter of the play space. Rehab began late last month. We confirmed at the time with Seward Park Campus (formerly, Seward Park High School) – stewards […]

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Last-Ditch Rallying to Save Historic East River Park Buildings Slated for Demolition

Posted November 17, 2021 at 5:04 am

As the city inches closer to leveling East River Park as part of the $1.45 billion coastal resiliency plan, local preservationists are trying to save two architectural relics built decades ago. Organized by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, dozens gathered at the Tennis Center comfort station in the park this past Sunday to protest […]

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Target Keeps Missing the Mark with Lack of Jewish Greeting Card Options [OP-ED]

Posted November 17, 2021 at 5:01 am

The following editorial was written by Democratic District Leader (District 65 Part A) Caroline Laskow. If I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to celebrate a loved one’s 100th birthday, I know I can find a card for them at my local Target store on the corner of Grand and Clinton Streets. The odds […]