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Marvel Comics and Five Four Collaboration Launching Bowery Pop-Up This Weekend

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

Comic book-inspired fashion is headed to the Bowery this weekend. In a rather strange pairing, Marvel Comics recently jumped in bed with the monthly shopping club Five Four to create a limited-edition collection. The new collaboration is described in media materials as the “conclusion of two brands coming together around their desire to constantly interpret and […]

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Tokyobike Reopens Its Flagship Store on the Bowery

Posted March 25, 2015 at 10:10 am

Tokyobike reopened its showroom/shop at the corner of Bowery and Prince late last week, as expected. It’s been a long time coming for the bike brand. The reboot began as a pop-up outpost in the spring of 2014 and continued through the end of the year. As reported back in January, 1 Prince Street is […]

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‘The Knick’ is Filming Scenes for Season 2 in Little Italy Today

Posted March 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here comes The Knick, ready to transform another downtown neighborhood into a turn-of-the-century set. For the second season, the Cinemax show is shooting interior scenes today within the confines of Little Italy. The standard “no parking” laminates have demarcated the filming zone since last week. However, unlike the last time The Knick was in these parts, the […]

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Your First Look at the 19-Story CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

That pent-up energy from years of inactivity at 185 Bowery was relieved last week with an ejaculate of plywood fencing and construction crews. All of a sudden, there is an explosion of work at the CitizenM hotel site, mostly related to foundation and excavation. So what will this 19-story beast look like? Good questions. An updated […]

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Green Depot ‘Relocates’ from the Bowery After 6 Years; Starr Steakhouse Still Fighting to Open

Posted March 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Upscale dining is one step closer to opening in the belly of the Bunker. After years on proverbial deathwatch, the Green Depot flagship at 222 Bowery last week folded up and vacated the premises. The ground-level showroom is now cleared of its contents, awaiting, by last estimation, a new steakhouse by Joe Carroll and Stephen Starr […]

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It’s Official: 190 Bowery Now Sports Retail Leasing Banners

Posted March 20, 2015 at 5:11 am

To the victor go the spoils. Real estate mogul Aby Rosen is putting lots of oomph behind marketing his new $55 million trophy acquisition on the Bowery. Even while the six-story, 72-room Germania Bank Building sits on the open market, the RFR Realty overlords continue to pimp the ground level as a “prime retail corner.” […]

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DOT Rolling Out New Eastbound Bike Lane Across Entirety of Spring Street to the Bowery

Posted March 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

  The Department of Transportation is but a few months from unveiling a massive new Class 2 bike lane project that’ll occupy the waistline of downtown Manhattan. Spring Street is the focus, currently making its journey through the approval stage at the community board level. The proposed plan is to implement a continuous east-west route […]

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CitizenM Hotel Project Site on the Bowery is Now Fully Active

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

Years of dormancy, and now, just like that, the CitizenM hotel project site on the Bowery is abuzz with activity. Switch flipped. The mobile office unit for the Dutch-based hotel was installed Monday morning, abutting the new walkway created for the duration. Two days later, though, and the area is now dwarfed by ten-foot-high plywood fencing. […]

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Today in LES History: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Born as a ‘Breakfast Meet’

Posted March 17, 2015 at 8:35 am

On this day in… 1763 – Many books and archived newspaper articles cite March 17, 1763 as the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration — claiming it was held not as a parade, but as a breakfast meeting at the Crown and Thistle Inn on Whitehall Street. Then in 1779, the annual breakfast turned into a […]

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CitizenM Prepares for Its 19-Story Hotel on the Bowery with Office Trailer and Roadblock

Posted March 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

The nineteen-story CitizenM hotel project on the Bowery has become a decade-long affair, and thorn in the side for the surrounding community. After random periods of onsite activity at 185-189 Bowery – including the recent removal of the M103 bus shelter – we can now report that ground-break has officially commenced. The Department of Buildings […]

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