Mr. Lower East Side

Going Balls Deep at the 20th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant [PHOTOS]

Posted March 26, 2019 at 5:01 am

Saturday night was of the utmost importance in the fashion world. But maybe you didn’t know it. Bedlam bar on Avenue C served as runway for the always entertaining, and oft-cringeworthy, twentieth annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant (returned from exile), where contestants squared off in various categories like the one-minute talent competition, a swimsuit […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Celebrates 20 Years of Sweaty Debauchery

Posted March 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

Reverend Jen, the Troll Museum curator and self-proclaimed “Bob Barker of the Lower East Side,” is back home this month for the twentieth installation of the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant. It had spent the last couple years in exile. Nevertheless, the always raunchy event promises to be a sweaty, beer-soaked, shitshow. “It’s that time […]

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Off Cycle ‘Mr. Lower East Side Pageant’ Returns Tomorrow Night … in Ridgewood

Posted October 21, 2016 at 9:50 am

Surprise! The Mr. Lower East Side Pageant returns tomorrow night, some four months earlier than usual. Unlike earlier this year, the iconic underground beauty contest won’t be anywhere near its namesake neighborhood. This time, for the 17.5th annual event, the shenanigans will go down at the Footlight Bar in Ridgewood, Queens. You’re probably wondering about the off-cycle nature […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Returns to the LES Next Month

Posted February 22, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Brooklyn is so last February. So, after a year in exile, the wildly popular Mr. Lower East Side Pageant is returning to its namesake neighborhood. This year’s penis-fest – the seventeenth annual installment – will be held next month at the Slipper Room on Orchard Street. With its regular schedule of burlesque programming, this venue choice is a […]

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Seeking Bigger Space, the ‘Mr. Lower East Side Pageant’ Relocates to Brooklyn

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:05 am

In an unfortunate but not altogether surprising twist, the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant will no longer be held in its namesake neighborhood. At least for this 16th iteration of the show. To Brooklyn it goes like everything else of eclectic nature these days. The show’s organizer, elf-ear-wearing Reverend Jen Miller, intimates that the name […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Co-stars in ‘Glamarus’ Screening at Videology

Posted August 14, 2014 at 6:10 am

Glamarus, an art film directed by Dylan Greenberg, is screening next week at Videology in Williamsburg. (Full disclosure: Greenberg is indeed related to this reporter. So sue me.) Shot largely on the Lower East Side, and co-starring Mr. Lower East Side himself, Matthew Silver, the film is a surreal series of vignettes about “a tall, […]

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Swinging Balls: A Recap of the 15th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant [PHOTOS]

Posted January 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

The infamous Mr. Lower East Side Pageant returned for its fifteenth year on Friday evening at Cake Shop. Six inches of snow and shivering single-digit temps didn’t keep patrons from the X-rated circus, nor tame their appetite for Schweddy balls. After all, the neighborhood needs its king. MC’d by neighborhood fixture Rev Jen, it was […]

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The Sidewalk-Hogging Corner Grocers Vestibule [Video]

Posted February 21, 2012 at 6:48 am

As we first reported last month, the new Corner Grocers at Orchard Street is completely hogging the sidewalk with its new vestibule.

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