9 Bleecker Street

Graffiti Writer Duke 9 on Pentagrams, Gentrification and 1980s East Village [INTERVIEW]

Last modified March 15, 2022 at 10:48 am

What’s up Boogie Readers! You might recall our deep dive into the squats of yesteryear some time ago. You can catch up here for good measure. When you’re done, Boogie contributor, Freddy Alva, rejoins us to interview Duke 9 about Pentagrams versus Gentrification in 1980’s East Village. (All photos courtesy of DUKE 9 except where […]

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Overthrow Boxing Club Fights Pandemic with Plant-Based Community Fridge

Posted February 17, 2021 at 5:03 am

Down but not out, the Overthrow Boxing Club is assisting the neediest in the community with grassroots food assistance at its doorstep. But owner Power Malu is not throwing in the towel. Outside the Bleecker Street storefront is a so-called community fridge, stocked with plant based, organic, foods as well as canned goods. All free […]

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‘Overthrow Boxing Club’ Transformed Williamsburg’s Trash Bar Into Newest Gym

Last modified August 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm

Stick and move. Two years after opening on Bleecker Street, the Overthrow Boxing Club is about to lift the curtain on its new expansion project. Another gym across the river in Williamburg. Its choice of venue was apt – the beloved pit formerly known as Trash Bar, which closed right around the time the Overthrow […]

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Clayton’s Corner: In the Ring with an Octogenarian Battling Trump

Posted March 3, 2017 at 9:47 am

What do you do when you turn 80-years-old?  If you are Anthony Haden-Guest you get into the boxing ring and duke it out. In the run-up to the big birthday bout, he sustained four broken ribs in an incident, and is also in line to surgically get sixteen teeth implants. He calls me up and says he […]

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See America’s First Play in a Lower East Side Boxing Ring

Last modified November 4, 2016 at 9:47 am

If the upcoming election has left you punch-drunk, this may give you some satirical respite. Peculiar Works Projects invites you to step into the ring with a first-ever adaptation of America’s first play. Quite literally. The political throw-down in question is Androboros: Villain of the State, originally written by New York’s colonial governor Robert Hunter in […]

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Punch Trump in the Face, then Register to Vote

Posted September 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

Overthrow Boxing gym just off the Bowery wants to knock out Donald Trump in a big way. By ballot, not bout. The Bleecker Street gym is getting out the vote by going mobile. Several weeks ago, they christened a cheeky “Knockout Trump” truck with the dual purpose of registering voters (#knockoutthevote2016) while offering a chance […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Boxing with the ‘Empress’ of Bleecker Street [PHOTOS]

Posted August 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

I know so much has changed around here, making it difficult to be enthusiastic about anything that follows the gentrification. But there are pockets where one can still find the kinds of fires and heat that used to make the old Lower East Side the action-driven place we remember. And for me, one of the […]

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