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Upscale Blue & Cream Honors Downscale Mars Bar
Our toilet is still overflowing with vomit after reading that Blue & Cream on the Bowery is curating some tribute to neighborhood favorite Mars Bar. Billed as a gallery show for the dearly departed dive, it’s a travesty in no uncertain terms. Spitting on the grave. After all, this particular upscale establishment is part of the luxe wave that is killing the soul of the Lower East Side.
“A Tribute to Mars Bar,” as it’s called, showcases snaps of the watering hole shot by photographer and native New Yorker Debby Hymowitz. The show kicks off tonight with “a really great party…Just as any Bowery native would want it.” How dare you, Blue & Cream, try to claim the legacy of Mars Bar as a trophy piece in your room.
The full deets per Gothamist:
This event is a tribute to the iconic L.E.S. bar that was recently brought down by NYC wrecking ball in 2011. This famously seedy dive was a landmark for 25 years in the Bowery and East Village neighborhood and home to Bowery bums, punks and junkies alike. Blue&Cream would like to preserve and pay homage to this ever-changing historic district of Manhattan with an in-store photo exhibit changeover…
The new exhibit, set to be revealed on April 11, 2012 will be “A Tribute to Mars Bar.” Photographer and native New Yorker, Debby Hymowitz, has captured the essence of this gritty and martyred establishment through her brilliant photos that will help carry on the Mars Bar essence, just as it should be remembered. After all, this is Blue&Cream’s neighborhood. It’s time to pay our respects with a really great party. Just as any Bowery native would want it!
Preserve? How do you feel about the so-called tribute?