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Ambitious ‘Windows on the Bowery’ Placard Project to Highlight History of Thoroughfare, Launches July 5

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

These days, the Bowery rarely gets due recognition for its pioneering architecture, and early contributions to myriad art forms, such as tattooing, punk, vaudeville, and Yiddish Theater. Instead, it’s really all about which historic buildings can be sold to the highest bidder for demolition and re-development. Armed with a platoon of historians and visually-striking imagery, […]

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Rivington Street Properties Adjacent to Allen Hotel Back on the Auction Block (Again)

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a Lower East Side corner mired in years of project site dormancy, foreclosure, and resultant bankruptcy proceedings. Another piece of Allen and Rivington Streets is on the precipice of auction. Yet again. You’ll recall that the stalled-out Allen Street Hotel fetched $30.75 million in an auction last month. The lucky buyers – real estate […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Allegedly Using Upstairs Apartment as Prep Kitchen, Neighbors Claim

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

For neighbors, and even some patrons, Happy Ending is anything but. It’s a perennial scourge that continues to extend a middle finger to the neighborhood. So, recent chatter of an alleged apartment kitchen servicing the club is just more of the same. A change in ownership didn’t really change the status quo at Happy Ending. Since […]

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CB3 Rubs out Happy Ending with Denial of Liquor License Renewal

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Happy Ending is still the scourge of the block, despite its lengthy tenure and subsequent change in ownership. That was the main takeaway from last night’s cumbersome SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. Happy Ending is an art bar, remember? That was the concept pitched by co-owner, Oliver Stumm, a couple years ago. In […]

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Mayhem on Orchard Street Friday Night After Chinatown Soup Party with Rapper Theophilus London Shut Down

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Friday evening saw some mayhem on lower Orchard Street, just north of Canal Street. Indeed, it was an abbreviated scene reminiscent of Kanye West teasing his Webster Hall late show a couple weeks ago, albeit on a much smaller scale. At around 11pm that night, we received the following note from a Boogie reader – […]

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Essex Street Market Attendance Woes in the Rearview?

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

In March 2015, vendors operating within the Essex Street Market went DEFCON-2 over foot traffic woes and apparent lack of overall management acumen by the city, whose Economic Development Corporation is in charge. Now, however, it seems like everything is peachy inside the 76-year-old facility; a full 180 from last year’s dire assessment. What changed, you […]

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Cantilevering Begins at 12-Story 100 Norfolk Street Condos

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

And let the cantilevering begin. Not since the Blue building has one piece of architecture so polarized a block. Now on its eastern flank, another eyesore with which to contend. Under construction the last year and change, the glassy new development at 100 Norfolk Street is starting to really take shape. Crews have been assembling […]

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First NYC Public Squash Court Coming to Hamilton Fish Park Next Month

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

In approximately one month, squash players across the city will have access to a flagship court on the Lower East Side. The first of its kind in New York City. As previously reported, the year-old Public Squash Foundation aims to construct an all-glass, weather-proof squash court in the neighborhood to make the game more accessible to […]

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Rumor: Epstein’s Bar Might Reopen in September, Allegedly with Help from CB3 Chair Nominee

Posted June 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

For nine months the northeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets has been quiet. Devoid of the rowdy crowds the neighborhood had become accustomed to. Relish the relative peace because it could change pretty soon. After all, there is a reason why Epstein’s Bar hasn’t removed any of its furnishings and the like from the […]

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‘Galerie Perrotin’ Announces Massive 5-Level Gallery at Beckenstein Building on Orchard Street

Posted June 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

It looks like that controversial bait-and-switch proposed for the Beckenstein Building (b. 1902) – Orchard Street Social – hit a dead end. Word came down the pike yesterday afternoon that the three-year-old Galerie Perrotin is moving to the Lower East Side (“the city’s most dynamic arts neighborhood”) from the Upper East Side. The Paris-based Galerie Perrotin […]

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