Best of Boogie: The Most-Read Stories of 2021

Posted on: December 30th, 2021 at 5:05 am by

Below are the most-read stories on Bowery Boogie in 2021, presented in no particular order. Many thanks, once again, to all the readers, tipsters, and supporters – old and new – who help keep this website one of the most popular reads in the city.

Sammy’s Roumanian Closes Chrystie Street Dining Room

Our top story was a heartbreaker and it came just after the ball dropped on 2021. The closure of Sammy’s Roumanian the prior year was made official.

Essex Crossing has a COVID-19 Vaccine Site

When word came down the pike about Essex Crossing carrying a vaccine site, lines quickly queued.

Essex Street Snowman Resurrected for Another Adventure

The first visit from the Essex Street Snowman this year had the neighborhood in a flurry of excitement.

A Night in the Life of a Sidewalk Nightclub in Hell Square

Outdoor nightclubs became somewhat commonplace in Hell Square during the pandemic.

Racial Slurs at Essex Market Go Viral After Customer Altercation

A viral video made the rounds this year showing a woman spewing racial slurs at the Davidovich Bakery at Essex Market.

Recent Stories

Avril Lavigne Marks 20th Album Anniversary on Canal Street

Avril Lavigne returned to SoHo this week to mark the twentieth anniversary of her pop-punk debut, Let Go. The “Sk8er Boi” artist took to TikTok in celebratory gush, posting a quick hit of her standing in the intersection of Broadway and Canal Street. An ode to the album cover, twenty years older and not blurry, […]

Long-Stalled Grand Street Lot Reactivates

Despite ongoing troubles with his East Broadway project, local owner-developer Daniel Wise is now proceeding with a new development planned for Grand Street. No longer an overgrown jungle of weeds, the zombie parcel spanning 330-332 Grand is, as of a couple weeks ago, fully reanimated. The Department of Buildings issued permits for foundation work last […]

From the Rooftops: The Hell Square Aural Assault

Articles about ear-shattering noise levels, from parties to cruising cars, as well as the general lack of regard for the residents of Hell Square, are rote at this point. Almost a cliche. But to residents living in the bullseye, the aural assault remains a weekly nightmare. And this past Saturday night, by several accounts, upped […]

Pitt Pool Opens for Summer Season

New York City public pools officially opened yesterday. For the Lower East Side, that means the Pitt Pool (aka Hamilton Fish) is ready to go. The launch happened with great fanfare. Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, Senator Brian Kavanagh, Council Member Carlina Rivera, and local kids […]

At Belse, the New Vegan Brewery on the Bowery

Belse, the Texas-based vegan brewery and restaurant, is now in business on the Bowery. The Lone Star State transplant – officially, Belse Plant Cuisine – takes 11,000 square-feet at 265-267 Bowery, in what was previously the fleeting home of the Paulaner Brauhaus brewery. The renovated space features three sections – a restaurant, bar, and Garden […]