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The New Museum’s Biennial ‘Ideas City Festival’ Begins Tomorrow

Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

The New Museum is once again bringing the biennial IDEAS CITY Festival back to the Bowery. This time the theme is “The Invisible City,” in which the festival will explore hot topics such as surveillance, citizenship, expression and suppression, and the basic, never-ending desire to be seen in the city. It’s a way of paying tribute to Italo Calvino’s […]

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20 Photos from the (Very Different) Lower East Side of the 1980s [PHOTOS]

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:19 am

Thirty-year Lower East Side resident Steve Butcher recently emailed us to share a trove of archival images of the “good old bad days.” The 88-shot collection – dating back to the early eighties and nineties – further illustrates a neighborhood almost unrecognizable (nay, unfathomable) to today’s residents. We see the context and character that preceded […]

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Street Artist GILF Notes the “Gentrification in Progress” at 190 Bowery

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:08 am

Street artist GILF returned to the Lower East Side in the overnight hours to provide some illicit commentary to the iconic Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. For a brief period, the staircase was condoned off with her token “Gentrification in Progress” tape. Her goal with the exhibition is a discussion of the “rising rent […]

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Real Estate Mogul Aby Rosen Aborts Public Showing of Vito Schnabel at 190 Bowery

Last modified May 26, 2015 at 3:32 am

Real estate mogul Aby Rosen certainly pulled a fast one. You didn’t seriously think the elitist new owner of the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery would let us plebs inside for the Vito Schnabel art show, did you? The demographic of Bowery 2.0 and the gold rush mentality doesn’t permit it. There had been […]

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Facing Eviction, Bowery Residents Speak Out Against Harassment by Landlord Joseph Betesh

Posted May 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

The same old tenant harassment tactics we see time and again are reportedly being employed down on the Bowery in Chinatown. Time to add Joseph Betesh (pka Milestone Equities) to the list of slumlords that are trying to toss longtime residents in favor of money. They call it “tremendous upside” in industry parlance. Betesh purchased […]

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Ed Hardy Tattoo Exhibition Headed to the Bowery This Weekend

Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:44 am

Many hear the name Ed Hardy and think of inked threads worn by hard-asses, or a brand that jumped the shark when John Gosselin (of John & Kate Plus 8 notoriety) was spotted lounging around a yacht in Hardy gear.  What they should really associate Hardy with is his intricate, innovative artistry – he’s commonly revered as the Don […]

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Here’s Your First (and Probably Last) Chance to Tour 190 Bowery

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

This Saturday, for the first time in nearly fifty years, the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery will open up to the public at large. We had been hearing chatter for the last week that some sort of “temporary art gallery” would be taking the ground floor. A small detachment of workers has been renovating […]

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Major Safety Upgrades Coming This Summer to the Manhattan Bridge Approach

Posted May 13, 2015 at 5:04 am

Some major enhancements are afoot at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge. The entire configuration of the city-side approach will soon change. Official proposal from the Department of Transportation gained approval to proceed last night after the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously. The request for improvements at the mouth of the bridge actually […]

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Three of the Oldest Buildings on the Bowery Will Soon Fall

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

Three of the oldest surviving buildings on the Bowery – including a Federal style row-house dating back to the 1790s – will soon meet the wrecking ball. Demolition permits were filed with the Department of Buildings earlier this week for 136-140 Bowery, part of a portfolio that sold for $45 million last fall. 140 Bowery, […]

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This Artist is Interested in Photographing the Back of Your Head

Posted May 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

If perchance you walked by the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday afternoon, this single-row display of construction paper likely served as greeting. Onlookers gathered earlier this week to watch as two girls snapped photos of people standing backward. Backward head shots, if you will. Flanking the pages were visual explanations of the public project. […]

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