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Sunshine Hotel on the Bowery is Downsizing for Commercial Loft Conversion

Last modified August 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

The Sunshine Hotel, one of the last operational flophouses on the Bowery, is downsizing. The SRO, which straddles three contiguous buildings near Stanton Street, will lose a third of its footprint to office space. Looks like Sunshine owner Roseann Carone finally got her wish to liquidate 241 Bowery. Six years ago the Department of Housing […]

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Muralist Maya Hayuk Sues Sara Bareilles and Coach for Copyright Infringement

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

Pretty much everyone snaps photos of the Bowery graffiti wall. That’s a given. Not just newlyweds or OMG girls, either. Even multi platinum pop stars and fashion brands, who then exploit the imagery for commercial gain and get sued as a result. Yes, Sara Bareilles (and her label Sony/Epic) and Coach are the offending parties, […]

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135 Bowery Replacement Shows Off Its Shiny New Brickwork

Posted August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Herewith, an update on that new construction that replaced the Federal-style rowhouse at 135 Bowery. The property is three years in the making, with construction having kickstarted roughly eight months ago after a lengthy holding pattern. Whatever might have remained of the original structure is no longer recognizable, if even there at all. Instead, we now […]

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1960s Filmmaker Asked Vagrants How They Liked the Bowery, and This is What They Said [VIDEO]

Posted August 25, 2014 at 9:20 am

  Discovering archival footage of the Bowery is pretty much a rarity, so it’s easy to foam at the mouth when a new clip surfaces in cyberspace. Shot in the 1960s, “How Do you Like the Bowery” offers a microscopic look at the boulevard of broken dreams in its prime via man-on-street interviews. Simply put, […]

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Here is the Completed Shepard Fairey Mural on the Bowery, ‘We Own the Future’

Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:03 am

And that’s a wrap. After three days on a crane, Shepard Fairey finally completed his 30 x 40 foot mural on the southern exposure of 161 Bowery. Message of the mural? “We own the future; Transform our world with creative response.” Pretty standard issue for Shepard Fairey. Nothing too groundbreaking here, but clearly visible from […]

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Man Badly Beaten on the Bowery Last Night

Posted August 20, 2014 at 10:22 am

Just in case you needed additional evidence that the corner of Bowery and Rivington is devolving into violence, this should suffice. Yesterday evening at around 5:45, a man was beaten pretty badly outside the Bowery Mission. When we happened past, EMTs placed the victim in a stretcher and carted him away, leaving behind a stream […]

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Shepard Fairey ‘Owns the Future’ at 161 Bowery with New Mural

Posted August 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

Shepard Fairey is pretty busy this week on the Bowery, as previously reported. The Boston-based artist was commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project to install a 30 x 40 foot mural on the south-facing exterior of 161 Bowery. Yesterday was his first day out stenciling after a night priming the brickwork. Thus far […]

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Shepard Fairey Begins Work on New 30 x 40 Foot Bowery Mural Today

Last modified August 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Little Italy Street Art project went big and scored Shepard Fairey to create a new mural for the Lower East Side. Chosen site for the 30 x 40 foot piece is the facade of 161 Bowery, so it’ll be visible from blocks away. Work commences today and will continue through the end of the […]

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Clint Mario x ME Fool the Bowery with Fake Movie Poster

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:07 am

Fresh off a show at the Krause Gallery last month (“Emerging to Established”), street artist ME is back on the local beat with a comical new collaboration. He joined forces with the ubiquitous Clint Mario for an ad takeover campaign (remember Katsu?). We spotted this fake movie poster on the Bowery earlier this week, shoved […]

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Gordon Lau’s 169 Bowery Now Has a Beige Rooftop Tumor

Posted August 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

Let’s turn our collective gaze back to 169 Bowery, last occupied by the Collective Hardware gallery almost five years ago. As we reported back in December, building owner Gordon Lau has spent approximately $500,000 to convert 169 Bowery into residential real estate. The plan is to construct two floors and water tower (roughly 6,000 square-feet) […]

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