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The DOT Not Seeing the Light with Traffic Signals at Bowery and Delancey

Posted September 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

The city spent loads of taxpayer dollars the last few years trying to remedy the traffic situation at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey/Kenmare. Road crews keep digging up pavement, repainting the lanes, and beautifying the medians. To no avail. The bigger issue continually shrugged aside is fixing the sequence timing of the signals here. […]

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That Time When Locals Wanted to Rename the Bowery ‘Piccadilly’ or ‘Parkhurst Avenue’

Posted September 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

In an age when the Bowery moniker is gold – emblazoned across apparel and television screens – it’s difficult to fathom how its name was once threatened. At the turn of the last century, a collection of local Bowery merchants petitioned on numerous occasions to force the city to rename the thoroughfare. At least three […]

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Historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Sells, Condos Coming Soon

Posted September 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It finally happened. After years of rumors and suitors, photographer Jay Maisel finally unloaded his prized possession. The treasured Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. The New York Times has the scoop today in a broader piece about the buyer, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, which had been marketing the 37,000 square-foot property last month. RFR […]

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ABC’s Rom-Com ‘Manhattan Love Story’ is Back on the Bowery Today

Posted September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

In this case, we could practically recite our last post on Manhattan Love Story verbatim. The ABC rom-com is back on the Bowery today, and will bring with it an impressive display of boxy Haddad’s trucks. So, expect the worst. Much like the plot of this program. ABC describes their new primetime fodder as a […]

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Sutra’s Ariel Palitz Divulges Her Distaste for the Local Blogs

Posted September 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Last Wednesday evening was the swan song soiree for Sutra Lounge. The hip-hop club had operated on First Avenue for a decade. This party was both a celebration and sendoff. As for next steps, owner Ariel Palitz is still rumored as a player in the new Mars Bar juicery in the works on East First […]

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EMM Group Stoops to Offering Groupon Meals at The General on the Bowery

Posted September 17, 2014 at 5:24 am

EMM Group – alleged pride of the upscale nightlife game – is stooping to Groupon to help its woes at 199 Bowery. Indeed, it’s no secret that The General is suffering. Co-owner Mark Birnbaum admitted as much last spring when he quipped to the State Liquor Authority that his bait-and-switch Bowery club complex “has been […]

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Mathieu Palombino Begins Construction on French Bistro to Replace Chez Jef on the Bowery

Posted September 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

Mathieu Palombino pulled the plug on the Chez Jef pop-up restaurant at 241 Bowery last month. At the time, we learned that the celebrity chef-owner was planning to replace the short-lived endeavor with a French bistro (directly across from Keith McNally’s similar concept, Cherche Midi). September was the promised debut date, according to signs that […]

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The Bowery Doesn’t Have Many Cemusa Newsstands, But Will Soon Gain Another

Posted September 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Bowery itself is rather bereft of Cemusa newsstands, all of which are easily counted on one hand. In fact, not accounting for side streets, there are only three such sidewalk businesses from Cooper to Chatham Square – northeast corner of Bleecker, at Bayard, and Marilyn Louie’s cramped quarters at Pell Street. But this reality […]

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In Which a Half-Naked Man Walks Down the Bowery with Only a Speedo

Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:19 am

Nothing like seeing a half-naked man strolling down the Bowery in 85-degree heat. This pigtailed pedestrian ambled southward on the Bowery yesterday afternoon with naught but a skimpy Speedo. Not quite the full monty, of course, but nevertheless a stunt that had guys and girls gawking in awe. It even elicited cat-calls and shouts of […]

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Three Graffiti Artists File Suit Against Roberto Cavalli for Using Their Mural in New Fashion Lines Without Permission

Posted September 3, 2014 at 6:05 am

It’s not just Maya Hayuk versus Sara Barailles and Coach. Three more street artists (one of whom is also a graffiti wall vet) just lined up to sue for copyright infringement. The defendant this time around – Roberto Cavalli. Jason Williams, Victor Chapa and Jeffrey Rubin — known as Revok, Reyes, and Steel, respectively – […]

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