7th Street

Pandemic Shift: McSorleys Marches On

Posted May 25, 2021 at 5:12 am

On March 16, 2020, bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer capture the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Here are Mike, Dave, and Hayden, standing by the doorway […]

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Report: Faulty Wiring Caused Blaze that Destroyed Historic East Village Church

Posted December 14, 2020 at 5:08 am

The Fire Department on Friday concluded that the cause of the 6-alarm fire that tore through 48 East 7th Street and the adjacent church was “faulty wiring.” Officials went on to state that the massive blaze was deemed “non-suspicious.” The flames engulfed the vacant tenement on December 5 at around 5:00am, and quickly spread next […]


6-Alarm Fire Decimates 128-Year-Old East Village Church

Last modified December 9, 2020 at 10:12 pm

Early this morning, a 6-alarm fire tore through 48 East 7th Street, at the corner of 2nd Avenue. The flames engulfed the vacant tenement at around 5:00am, and quickly spread to the Middle Collegiate Church next door. Leaving the house of worship completely hollowed out. More than one hundred firefighters have been battling the blaze for […]


Discussing the Past and Next 50 Years of the NYC Subway Map

Posted October 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

Many Boogie readers and staffers are die-hard subway buffs. Growing up, we would enjoy competing with friends, connecting to as many train lines as possible in order to figure out the fastest routes through the boroughs. (Yes, we’re geeks, we admit it. Plus, we weren’t old enough to drink; we had to entertain ourselves somehow.) […]

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All Hail the Return of the East Village Joe Strummer Mural

Last modified September 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Dr. Revolt returned to Niagra yesterday to redo the world famous Joe Strummer mural that has graced this facade for a decade.

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Hateful Hot Kitchen Flyers Spotted Along Orchard Street

Posted February 29, 2012 at 6:08 am

It appears there’s a new street smear campaign afoot on Orchard Street, which rails against the popular East Village Chinese restaurant Hot Kitchen

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Avenue C in 1989, Before Zum Schneider [Video]

Posted April 1, 2011 at 11:30 am

Witness life before the gold rush in 1989 Alphabet City. Video after the jump!

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Piano Dumper Wanted Cooper Union Attention

Posted January 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

What would you do to better your chances of getting into Cooper Union?

Lower Eastside Girls Club Groundbreaking Ceremony

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

Last Friday afternoon, officials from the NYC Housing Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, elected state and local leaders, and project developer Dermot Company were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the new Lower East Side Girls Club Center for Community. Located on Avenue D and East 7th Street […]

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The Bowery Cigar

Posted September 23, 2010 at 6:24 am

Because branding products with the Bowery namesake is considered chic these days.  Yessir, everything from boots and pants, to jackets and shirts.  All the cool kids are apparently doing it.  Now the five-year-old Velvet Cigar Lounge at 80 East Seventh Street has a new line of cigars named for our beloved thoroughfare.