Seward Park High School Cheerleading Squad Makes History with Trip to Nationals

Posted January 4, 2022 at 5:07 am

The Seward Park High School cheerleading squad is headed to the national stage, making history in the process. The team qualified for the nationals – the highest level in high school cheerleading – about two weeks ago. Teams across the country will compete in Orlando next month. And it’s a milestone – Seward Park is […]

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Grocery Delivery Apps Take LES Retail

Last modified January 5, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Grocery delivery apps are scooping up vacant commercial space across the city. At least two have already spawned on the Lower East Side, mere blocks from one another on the south side of Delancey. Gorillas, a leader in the delivery app sphere, took over the recently renovated 294 Grand Street. (Former home to Fabrics by […]

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Chinatown Business Vacate Ahead of MDC Demolition for High Rise Jail

Posted January 3, 2022 at 5:11 am

For commercial tenants of 125 White Street – the Manhattan Detention Center – the end is nigh. The city notified, then terminated, leases with commercial tenants of its Manhattan detention center in preparation for demolition. As reported, the current facility will be replaced with a modern thirty-story high rise jail as part of the controversial […]

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East River Amphitheater in Ruins After 80-Year Run

Posted January 3, 2022 at 5:01 am

For East River Park, a happy new year it is not. The coastline amphitheater is gone – reduced to rubble in the name of resiliency – after an eighty-year run. The bulldozers began uprooting the bench seating in early December. By last week, the entire structure was in ruins. As part of the billion-dollar East […]

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Best of Boogie: The Most-Read Stories of 2021

Posted December 30, 2021 at 5:05 am

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 […]

Watch as Man Stabbed 4 Times on Pitt Street in Early Morning Attack [VIDEO]

Posted December 30, 2021 at 5:03 am

A man was stabbed multiple times in an early morning attack on Pitt Street Tuesday. According to police, the 46-year-old victim was standing on Pitt Street, just north of Rivington Street, at approximately 4:30am when he was approached by an unknown individual. Surveillance footage released by the 7th Precinct shows the suspect brandishing a blade and […]

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Old Pickle Guys Spot on Essex Street Reanimated as Bodega

Posted December 29, 2021 at 5:02 am

From brine to bodega on Essex Street. The unique, ramp accessible store that previously hosted the Pickle Guys is finally revived. Not as another pickle spot, but a bodega. You’ll recall that the sub-grade space at 49 Essex has been vacant since 2016, when the pickle purveyors relocated across the street after more than fourteen […]

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Musket Room Expansion Looks to Leverage Legacy of Parisi Bakery

Last modified December 28, 2021 at 6:59 pm

Bakery or fakery? This is the question surrounding the Musket Room and its planned expansion into the former Parisi Bakery on Elizabeth Street. While you might not immediately equate a bar and bakery as a restaurant concept, that’s exactly what’s being pitched to Community Board 2’s SLA committee on an application to grant a full […]

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Gunman Fires 4 Shots Inside East Broadway Subway Station

Posted December 28, 2021 at 5:01 am

Shots were fired inside the East Broadway subway station following a verbal dispute, police said. At approximately 9:15pm, an unidentified male gunman fired four rounds toward a group of people with whom he was involved in a verbal dispute in inside the station. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction. There were no […]

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LES School Launches New COVID Testing Site

Posted December 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

As the Omicron variant continues its conquest of the populace, coronavirus testing sites across the Five Boroughs are slammed with long lines and wait times. So it comes as a relief that, beginning today, Lower East Siders will have one additional option on which to rely. The Marte Valle Secondary School at 145 Stanton Street […]