Bowery Boogie Turns 10-Years-Old Today!

Posted on: July 16th, 2018 at 9:33 am by

Bowery Boogie, Dec. 2008

Hey, it’s our birthday!

Bowery Boogie turns ten today, an achievement we never thought possible at the outset. 

Our first post – logged at 8:07pm on July 16, 2008 – was your standard “Hello World” message (i.e. “This blog is an ongoing chronicle of the Lower East Side of Manhattan through the eyes of a small-time resident”). Followed by a diatribe about Lower East Side dogshit. 

Even though our first post as Bowery Boogie was in July 2008, the idea for its creation first spawned two months earlier when the name was coined by co-founder Elie Perler. We created a Flickr photo pool (remember those?) and started contributing to some of our favorite websites, like Curbed and Vanishing New York. What began as a simple Blogspot blog (with basic template) morphed into the site you are now reading today, thanks to the incredible design efforts of co-founder Dave Gustav and web developer Evan Stein, who logged thousands of hours over the years to impart a series of different looks.

Hanksy site skin for 2012 redesign

But, of course, Bowery Boogie would not be possible without the support from our loyal readers, friends, and family. The ups and downs over the years have been myriad, but y’all continue to stick around, and we couldn’t be more appreciative.

Below is a gallery illustrating how the site has changed over the years. Here’s to ten more!

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