Best of Boogie: The Most-Read Stories of 2020

Posted on: December 31st, 2020 at 5:00 am by

Photo: Eddie Panta

It goes without saying that the pandemic year of 2020 is a dumpster fire that most would just as soon rather forget. Yet, with plenty happening on the Lower East Side thoroughly out. What follows is a short list of the most-read stories on Bowery Boogie over the last year. Many thanks, once again, to all the readers, tipsters, and supporters – old and new – who help keep this website one of the most popular daily reads in the city.

Tradition of Jews Eating Chinese Food on Christmas Began on the Lower East Side

Our highest performing story of the year, which we exhumed the foundations of kosher Chinese food and the tradition of eating this cuisine on Christmas.

Little Italy Butcher Moe Albanese Dies from Coronavirus; Neighbors Pay Tribute

Moe Albanese, longtime Little Italy butcher and fixture of Elizabeth Street, passed away in early April due to complications from COVID-19. He was 95-years-old.

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There is a Face Mask Vending Machine on Delancey Street

A local entrepreneur installed a face mask vending machine ahortly after the onset of the pandemic. Its placement on Delancey Street quickly went viral.

Hong Kong Supermarket in Chinatown Faces Nearly $70K in Fines for Repeat Price Gouging

Following the onset of the pandemic last spring, retail opportunists took advantage of people’s fears. And were penalized by the city.

John Jovino, the Oldest Gun Shop in the City, Permanently Closes Due to COVID-19

The oldest gun shop in the city closed due to negative effects of coronavirus on business.

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