Holly

Holly

A Bowery Boogie contributor since June of 2011, Holly covers music, arts, pop culture, and lifestyle pieces relevant to the Lower East Side, NYC and beyond. A stalwart indie music fan, she has interviewed bands such as The Fratellis, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Frightened Rabbit, to name a few. Holly previously reviewed music for the website Radio Exile. These days, when she’s not writing for Boogie, you can find her playing pinball at interstate truck stops, knocking back Newcastles whilst supporting Manchester City Football Club, or checking out new music in either her native Boston or adopted home, NYC.

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The Latest Battle in the City’s Rat War is a ‘Reduction Plan’ Pitched Tonight

Posted August 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

It’s that time of year again. A time when the city is at its breaking point from sweltering summer days; a time when restaurant refuse cooks in discarded garbage bags; a time when the vermin scamper out of the woodwork. While the two former plights can’t really be controlled, there are some steps that can […]

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As City Council Race Intensifies, Candidate Christopher Marte Holds Press Conference on Two Bridges Over-Development

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

As momentum builds for the City Council District 1 seat, grassroots candidate Christopher Marte is taking it to the waterfront. Again. By way of press conference. Marte is expected to speak out on behalf of the neighborhood against the lack of proactive zoning and community engagement, which “has left the residents of Two Bridges facing a […]

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City Council Puts Slumlords on Notice, Passes 18 Tenant Protection Bills in a Day

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Yesterday, the city took another big step towards enforcing landlord accountability.  City Council passed a whopping 18 bills that provide a framework for greater protections for tenants against harassment and unsafe living conditions. Among the bills is Councilmember Helen Rosenthal’s Intro. 1523, which would create an Office of the Tenant Advocate within the DOB. It […]

Help Restore the ‘Yiddish Walk of Fame’ on 2nd Avenue

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

Local preservationists have their work cut out for them. Or walk. The Yiddish Walk of Fame, a notable piece of of Lower Manhattan’s cultural history, has fallen into a significant state of disrepair. The walkway, located on Second Avenue near East 10th, lays claim to the famed thespians within the Jewish community from the 1890s through […]

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The Annual ‘National Night Out’ is on East Broadway Today

Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:09 am

Tonight, the 7th Precinct Community Council and NYPD will partake in National Night Out Against Crime festivities. The annual block party is held from sea to shining sea in an effort to increase awareness for police programs within communities, such as highlighting neighborhood watches and drug prevention. The Lower East Side iteration will aditionally include […]

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New Museum Announces Return of ‘IdeasCity Festival’ in September

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

The fourth edition of the New Museum’s “IdeasCity New York” is just around the corner. As in prior years, the museum’s civic platform for conversation will set the stage, entwined with the artistc and cultural interpretation of the future of cities. Wrapping up its two-year cycle of global residencies taking place in Detroit, Athens, and […]

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Alleged Neo-Nazi Behind ‘Clockwork’ Attack Won’t Serve Jail Time

Posted July 13, 2017 at 9:29 am

John Young, the 25-year-old DC native who was responsible for viciously beating two Columbia students outside Clockwork back in February won’t do any time behind bars. The alleged neo-nazi, who is a member of skinhead faction 211 Crew (aka 211 Bootboys), apparently struck a plea deal for mental health treatment and ten days of community […]

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Tour the Historic Bialystoker Synagogue Tonight

Posted July 13, 2017 at 5:08 am

Tonight, the historic Bialystoker Synagogue is once again hosting a special tour of its house of worship. Originally built in 1826 as a Methodist Church, the synagogue is also believed to have been one of the stops on the Underground Railroad. Hosted by the non-profit Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, “Bialystoker The Beautiful” will illuminate area history and other such […]

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A Conversation with Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS’ Tod Lipy Tonight

Posted July 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

Lower East Side artist and community activist Clayton Patterson has been documenting the fabric of the neighborhood since the eighties. Now, he’s diving into his archives to share his photographs of those who performed at the East Village’s legendary Pyramid Club. Patterson is often cited as a notable pioneer in capturing the evolution of drag in the […]

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Lower East Sider to Swim Boston Harbor Today to Benefit Cancer Research

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:17 am

One brave Lower East Sider is taking a plunge into Boston Harbor today. All in the name of charity. Better the Habah than the Charles, though. That’s right, David Henry is swimming in the 21st Annual Swim Across America: Boston Harbor Swim, to support kids cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Dana-Farber. It’s a […]