Nikola Tesla

Street Beat: Goerck, Mangin, and Thomas Edison’s Lower East Side Stint

Posted February 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

Street and the beat, tying some convoluted history together for you once again. Ever heard of Goerck Street? Or Mangin, perchance? A history to every name… In 1797, the Common Council (the lawmakers) commissioned surveyors Casimir Goerck (Goerck Street, long gone) and Joseph-François Mangin (street is still around), to prepare an official map of the city. […]

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Revisiting Houston and Mulberry in 1985 [PHOTOS]

Posted April 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

Boogie reader and longtime New Yorker Susan Fensten sent us the following photo and description. It shows the corner of East Houston and Mulberry Street in the 1980s. Over many decades my father, John Fensten took photos of New York City street scenes. He worked as a bike messenger and lived in a tiny studio […]

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Revisiting the History of Nikola Tesla’s Lower East Side Laboratories on East Houston and Grand Street

Last modified January 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm

My co-worker at Boogie loves her some Tesla (we’re not talking about the band). She said that we really needed to tell his story on the Lower East Side. It was good timing, since yesterday was the 71st anniversary of his death. But there’s more to the Tesla name than Christopher Nolan’s 2006 The Prestige and […]

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