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Historic King Glassware Building on the Bowery Receives Rooftop Additions

Posted July 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

King Glassware operated on the Bowery for some eighty-one years, ending its run this past March. The building owner purportedly ran the supply business and decided to hang it up. Since the closure, however, renovations galore. Now some news that might anger local preservationists… The Department of Buildings recently issued permits for a job to convert […]

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Ugly Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Ascends to 20 Stories

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Grand Old Bank on the Bowery (i.e. the HSBC) is less so, trumped by Peter Poon’s ego. That new Joie de Vivre hotel rising at 50 Bowery is growing like a weed, having already ascended to a level of twenty stories (basically doubled its height in a month). The concrete superstructure is now visible […]

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Tao Group’s 199 Bowery is Vandalized

Last modified July 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Here’s something for the Tao Group to chew on. Despite ongoing interior renovations, vandals last week struck the garage doors of 199 Bowery with some rather large bubble-letter tags. The white spray paint is still there as of this morning. PEAR and HOUND holding court. The latter also bombed the rolldown gate a few doors […]

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Unlicensed Dump Truck Driver Arrested After Killing 83-Year-Old Pedestrian Crossing Canal and Bowery

Posted July 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

An arrest was made directly after the gruesome accident that left a 83-year-old man dead at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge Friday afternoon. Now more details on the incident have come to light. The 24-year-old driver of a dump truck steamrolled the elderly man – Ka Chor Yau – as he was crossing Canal […]

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Scaffolding Goes Up at 190 Bowery for ‘Alterations’

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Germania Bank Building will be obstructed for the duration. Ever since Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) pissed off the neighborhood with an exclusive Vito Schnabel gallery show at 190 Bowery, contractors have been busy re-renovating the ground level and prying debris from the walls. The gargantuan space – composed of 72 rooms across six […]

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‘Sprite Corner’ Takes Over 188 Bowery for Month-Long Bodega PR Stunt

Posted July 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

The highly-visible corner of Spring Street and the Bowery received a total makeover last summer. It’s now glassified and ready for the big bucks. Not much has happened onsite since then, though. Aussie principals of The Liberty in midtown pitched a basement bar (“Miss Yu”) to Community Board 2, but the plans never materialized. All […]

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Bowery Mission Receives Dozens of New Leesa Mattresses for its Men’s Shelter

Last modified July 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Folks residing at the Bowery Mission will soon rest a bit easier. Today, the stalwart institution aiding the homeless of the Lower East Side and beyond will receive a special delivery of dozens of new Leesa mattresses for its newly renovated men’s shelter at 227 Bowery. It’s part of the online luxury mattress retailer’s “One in Ten” program, which donates […]

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Relive the 1977 NYC ‘Blackout’ with PBS Documentary Tonight

Posted July 14, 2015 at 8:23 am

Some Boogie readers remember the New York City blackout of 1977, which resulted in the looting of over 1,600 stores and the setting of over 1,000 fires across the five boroughs. The city, which was dealing with unemployment, a limited police force, high crime, near-bankruptcy, a serial killer on the loose, a garbage strike and […]

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Unique Bowery McDonald’s in Chinatown Goes Belly Up

Posted July 14, 2015 at 5:07 am

That unique McDonald’s at 26 Bowery is no longer in business. It’s gone dark. All corporate branding – signs, window decals, and flags – was recently removed from the premises. Thus concludes the decade-plus reign. This McDonald’s fell in line with its Chinatown surroundings. Acclimating to the local milieu by resembling a bright red pagoda. […]

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Notes from CB3: Chris Santos Approved for 199 Bowery, Lucky Bee Approved for Broome Street

Last modified July 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

If the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting was a concert, last night’s headliner was really the application for Chris Santos and the Tao Group for 199 Bowery. As such, the applicants didn’t appear before the panel until well into the 10pm hour. Nevertheless, it was a mixed bag of approvals and denials, plus plenty […]

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