Ruminating on the Summer Blackout of 2003 [PHOTOS]

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

We originally ran a version of this story five years ago. Seemed fitting to revisit on the fifteenth anniversary of the Blackout… August 14, 2003 was a seasonably warm Thursday, and coincidentally, the conclusion of a fruitful downtown work experience. To everyone else, though, it was just another day at the office. So, when the […]

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Relive the 1977 NYC ‘Blackout’ with PBS Documentary Tonight

Posted July 14, 2015 at 8:23 am

Some Boogie readers remember the New York City blackout of 1977, which resulted in the looting of over 1,600 stores and the setting of over 1,000 fires across the five boroughs. The city, which was dealing with unemployment, a limited police force, high crime, near-bankruptcy, a serial killer on the loose, a garbage strike and […]

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The Summer Blackout of 2003 Was 10 Years Ago Today

Posted August 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

August 14, 2003 was a seasonably warm Thursday, and coincidentally, the conclusion of a fruitful downtown work experience.

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Op-Ed: Behind the Curtain at Knickerbocker Village

Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

Much of Knickerbocker Village is still without power, heat, hot water, phone service, mail delivery, garbage collection and internet service.

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An Update from Knickerbocker Village Inc.

Posted November 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Management at the embattled Knickerbocker Village sent around the following update to residents regarding Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Knickerbocker Village Subject of Public Meeting with Local Politicians Tomorrow

Posted November 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

The voices from Knickerbocker Village are now echoing through the offices of our downtown elected officials.

Scenes from Sandy: Preparing Lunch on Grand Street

Posted November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

By the third day, the blackout aftermath of Hurricane Sandy had already become routine. In search of food, water, and a charge – such was life in the DMZ. Here we see a Chinese woman parked at a Grand Street fire hydrant, preparing a midday meal by rinsing a bucket of shrimp and veggies.


Uptick in Graffiti Noticed During Post-Sandy Blackout

Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

The pitch-black conditions post-Sandy were perfect for vandals, and many obliged.

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16 Photos of the Lower East Side Post-Sandy [PHOTOS]

Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Boogie reader Lisa-Thi Beskar sent in the following photos snapped during the height of Hurricane Sandy and soon thereafter. Images include scenes of first responders securing dangling traffic signs, cops warning of increased robberies, and the folks at Barrio Chino opening shop in candlelight to provide some “hot food and good company.” Send us your […]

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Water Pipe Bursts at 100 Delancey, Duane Reade and Ludlow Fitness Affected

Last modified January 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Misfortune strikes again at the junction of Ludlow and Delancey.  This time it’s on the northeast corner and involves a busted water pipe.  Right now, all of 100 Delancey is dark.  Lights off.  Hanging in the window of the Duane Reade is a sign which simply reads “closed for emergency.”  That emergency occurred on the […]