Lower East Smells

CB3 Supports Co-Naming Broome Street Block for Former President of Kehila Kedosha Janina

Posted February 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

Forever deemed the smelliest block in all of Manhattan, the northwest corner of Broome and Allen Streets is getting a makeover. In name only. Gears are now in motion to bestow a more palatable designation. One that is way more honorable – street co-naming for a former pillar of the community. That’s right, “Hy Genee […]

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Yes, Broome and Allen is Still the Smelliest Block in NYC

Posted September 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

Time to wheel out the obligatory summertime post about the smelliest block in Manhattan – the stretch of Broome Street between Allen and Eldridge. The terrible aroma perpetually hangs here, perking the senses with that pungent mustiness of chicken guts, wet dog, and raw fish. Regardless of season. Winter, spring, summer, or fall. For a minute […]

Recap: The Inaugural Greek Jewish Festival on Broome Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:19 am

From the 75th anniversary block party for the Essex Street Market to the Ideas City Festival on the Bowery, it was a weekend of festivals. Kehila Kedosha Janina yesterday organized an event that appeared more diverse than its nearby competition. The first annual Greek Jewish Festival, held on a melting pot of a block. In fact, the […]

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That Dildo Hanging from the Wires on Eldridge Street

Posted September 6, 2013 at 11:21 am

She’s a Barbie girl in a barbie world … you can brush her hair, strap on a dildo anywhere. Wait, what? Check this. Next time you’re standing in the smelly intersection of Eldridge and Broome Streets, just look to the sky. Strung from the wires beside the series of Olek yarn-bombed sneakers and dream catchers […]

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Broome Street: Smelliest Block in New York Cleaned Up?

Posted May 31, 2012 at 6:46 am

The smelliest block in the whole city might soon be a footnote in the history books.

Early Edtion: January 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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“A Gifted Man” Filming on Broome Street Today

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

Later today, the smelliest block in Manhattan will do its part to host a film shoot for the upcoming CBS drama A Gifted Man.

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TV News “Discovers” the Smelliest Street in Manhattan [Video]

Posted June 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Not a few hours after New York Magazine highlighted this spot as cultivating the foulest stench in all of Manhattan, the networks dispatched camera crews to the corner.

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Broome & Allen Officially Smelliest Street in Manhattan

Posted June 20, 2011 at 9:50 am

We’ve mentioned it umpteen times here on Bowery Boogie – Broome Street between Allen and Eldridge is the smelliest stretch of real estate in Manhattan.

245 Bowery No Longer a Loo

Posted June 10, 2011 at 6:27 am

The ever-popular plywood loo at 245 Bowery is no longer in service.