Best of Boogie – The Most Popular Stories of 2014

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 at 10:22 am by

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November 2014

With 2015 on the proverbial doorstep, we are now taking a look back at the stories which most resonated with readers. Herewith, an assemblage our most popular posts on Bowery Boogie in 2014. Thanks so much for reading and sharing!


Ticket Tackling, or How the NYPD Pulls Over Cyclists on Canal Street

As part of the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” program, the NYPD is stepping up its ticketing of cyclists. One officer in the 5th Precinct tackled a biker to do so. This was the most viewed story on Bowery Boogie in 2014.

Bereket Will Close Tonight After 19 Years in Business

This was a sad passing. We recall many a night nestled within while downing their delicious lentil soup.

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Prime meat for Ben Shaoul

Ben Shaoul Purchases Lot of Low-Rise Buildings on East Houston for Development; Businesses to Vacate

Related to the above, we first broke the news that Ben Shaoul purchased the entire corner of Orchard and East Houston. All the businesses on the block are going out, except for Katz’s Deli.

No, I’m no Angel: Digging Into the Hells Angels Clubhouse on 3rd Street

We took a look at the history of the Hells Angels Clubhouse in the East Village.

Are the Elusive SantaCon Organizers Part of Figment NYC?

SantaCon backlash reached a fever pitch this year, with neighborhoods across the city fighting back against the costume bar crawl. We uncovered a connection between organizer Costume Jim Glaser and FIGMENT NYC; he sat on the Board and later resigned.

40 Years Ago Today: Television Debuted at CBGB on the Bowery

March 31, 1974 was the date that Television debuted at CBGB.

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Water Main Break Causes Epic Sinkhole on East Houston Street

An epic sinkhole swallowed a chunk of East Houston Street outside of Katz’s Deli back in May.

Demolition of Essex Market Building Begins Ahead of 26-Story Tower with Movie Theater

The Essex Street Market building south of Delancey Street will soon fade so that a 26-story tower can rise here. It’ll have housing, movie theater, and an upgraded facility for the market itself.

Recent Stories

‘Caribea’ Grill Readies Space Left Vacant by Domino’s on Allen Street

Ever since Domino’s ditched its decades-old Allen Street location three years ago, the commercial space has been a vacancy consistently peddled on the market. Now, a new concept is a-knockin. Caribea is as it sounds – a fast casual pan-Caribbean grill. The restaurant at 203 Allen will seat fourteen tables and a stand-up bar, for […]

The Projects Jockeying for the $20M Chinatown Revitalization Funds

Several months ago, Governor Hochul announced a $20 million grant in the form of the Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI).  Some forty sites around Chinatown were identified during the DRI process, which is led by a Local Planning Committee of community representatives and supported by State agency staff and a consultant team. That list was ultimately […]

Displaced Chinatown Business Returns Months After Devastating Fire

Four months after a deadly fire knocked out 78 Mulberry Street, one of its businesses returned to the scene. Ewa Trading Company reopened in its former Chinatown home earlier this week. The store had spent some of the interim displacement period selling from a shuttered Vietnamese restaurant a few paces north. The two-alarm fire broke […]

EDC Sues Essex Restaurant for Back Rent over Former Essex Market Lease

Three years removed from its relocation across Rivington Street, the city filed suit against the Essex restaurant for alleged unpaid rent. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) sued Essex for nearly $60,000 in unpaid back rent on the former Essex Market building it previously occupied, according to the lawsuit filed Monday. The city entity claims that […]

Exile on Orchard Street: Tenement Museum Recreates Exhibits During Renovations

The Tenement Museum is amidst a preservation project at 97 Orchard Street, but will continue its programming with replicas not too far away. The 1863-era tenement this past Sunday embarked on “vital” restoration work to preserve its walls, floors, roof, as well as the installation of a new HVAC system that will provide improved climate […]