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Dumping Instructions

Posted April 13, 2009 at 8:09 am

The L-shaped real estate of Broome-Eldridge-Grand is a veritable garbage dump. Between the heaping trash bags from nearby businesses and eateries and stagnant puddles of mystery liquid, the area is quite possibly the foulest smelling in the neighborhood. So it comes as no surprise that detailed instructions on dumping were meticulously taped to an Eldridge […]

Meat & Potatoes

Posted March 12, 2009 at 8:22 am

Saturday mornings are always busy times for the food distributors along the southern corridor of Allen/Pike Street. Forklifts and workers slave to unload sidewalk-blocking palettes stacked with fresh (?) meat and produce. It’s worth a look. But as you admire the elegant view of the Manhattan Bridge, be sure to watch your step and plug […]

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Lower East Smells

Last modified June 20, 2011 at 1:03 am

[Broome Street] Bar none, the L.E.S. is no doubt one of the smelliest neighborhoods in all of Manhattan. Even if you don’t have a freakishly sensitive nose. Trash juice, garbage, urine, and water are also residents of these streets. That coupled with umpteen plastic bags and newspaper sections floating in the wind. Of course, the […]