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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with AMUZE

Posted April 20, 2015 at 10:08 am

Time to check in on some local graffiti writers with our new “Uncapped” feature. Today let’s give a hearty Lower East Side welcome to Queens native, Amuze! BOWERY BOOGIE: Describe your ultimate mission. Amuze: As far as an ultimate mission…I got to be honest it’s more for personnel satisfaction…What I do is really for myself…if people […]

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Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Scores Its First Tenants

Posted April 20, 2015 at 8:35 am

It was only last month that photographer Jay Maisel moved his family out of the building they called home for decades (acquired in 1966 for $102,000). Now, the 1898 Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery – purchased by Aby Rosen last fall for a staggering $55 Million – has its first tenant. According to the Wall […]

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Mars Bar Replacement is Just another Organic Juice Bar Called ‘NatureEs’

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

Mars Bar now lives only in your memory. There will be no return, not in any form. The dream of reboot at 21 East First Street is dead. Instead, a bland wellness cafe has taken its rightful position on a now antiseptic block. When investors first lined up before Community Board 3 a year ago, […]

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Artist Tristan Eaton is Painting a Four-Story Mural on Allen Street

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s not just the Bowery graffiti wall that received attention this past weekend… The Little Italy Street Art Project is again crossing the Bowery into the Lower East Side for a larger-than-life mural. This time around they’ve tapped the creative services of street artist Tristan Eaton. And what better place than the wall flanking one of […]

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Angel Orensanz Center Reopens After a Year-Long Closure Due to Structural Instability

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

In retrospect, that two-week comeback timeline quoted for the Angel Orensanz Center was really three months. The headquarters at 172 Norfolk Street – built in 1849 – has finally reopened after a year-long closure due to structural instability. Yesterday afternoon, the gates were open, the sanctuary filled with people. Apparently there was some sort of memorial service […]

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Here is the Ron English ‘All American Temper Tot’ on the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

That was quick. The Bowery graffiti wall is already sheathed in its new mural. In a matter of hours yesterday, artist Ron English rolled on his wheat-paste creation to the year-long-stagnating wall at the corner of East Houston. It’s called the “All American Temper Tot,” and features the hulkish green baby (i.e. the Temper Tot) […]

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Touring the Creepy Abandoned Hospital Complex on Ellis Island [PHOTOS]

Posted April 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

Creepy. Cold. Intense. Haunted. All apt adjectives to describe the unused section of Ellis Island designated as ruins. It is on the south side of this national park – straddling the state lines of New York and New Jersey – that a maze-like collection of twenty-nine buildings sits. Rotting away from the inside out. Indeed, […]

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Contra Guys Will Open the Casual ‘Wildair’ on Orchard Street Next Month

Posted April 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

Around this time last year, Contra scored the go-ahead from Community Board 3 to open a casual, “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. It was to be a place more approachable than the OG spot. Those plans ultimately hit a dead-end (F18 Gallery opened there instead), though, and owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von […]

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Bluebird’s Alex Hall Swaps Rosella for Brunswick on Clinton Street

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:16 am

This month in identity crises, one Lower East Side coffee shop has decided to change its name. Bluebird principal Alex Hall opened Rosella exactly one year ago at 23 Clinton Street. Competition here is fierce, given the number of java joints within spitting distance (that would be five). The Australian-born Hall ultimately decided to scrap […]

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