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Bowery Mission Reaches Milestone 135th Year Serving Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Consider it a marathon of giving. This Thursday will mark The Bowery Mission’s 135th Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over  7,000 men, women and children throughout the Five Boroughs of New York will have a warm celebratory meal thanks to the organization and the efforts of its volunteers.  Speaking of, more than 600 volunteers will donate time at […]

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Victim Identified in Last Night’s Hit-and-Run on the Bowery

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

The man killed in last night’s hit-and-run on the Bowery was a beloved member of the community. This much was clear from the various tipsters who alerted us to the accident. Robert Perry – age 57 – had been visiting the Bowery Mission for assistance the last few years. His life was cut short when […]

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Street Artist HOTTEA Says ‘UUGGHH’ to What’s Happening at 190 Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted November 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

Looks like even the graffiti artists have something to say about the state of affairs at 190 Bowery, a downtown landmark both in the preservation and street art circles. The hulking 18,000 square-foot property – known as the Germania Bank Building – was apparently sold back in September by photographer Jay Maisel. Yet there isn’t any […]

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Homeless Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Last Night

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 10:16 am

Last night at around 7:30pm, a homeless man residing at the Bowery Mission was killed in a hit-and-run just north of Rivington Street. Northbound traffic was completely sealed, with police cruisers redirecting motorists back down the Bowery. What we know is that the 24-year-old BMW driver was an Asian male named Danny Lin who fled the scene, […]

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Report: Aby Rosen is Already Trying to Flip Graffiti Covered 190 Bowery

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

This past September, blockbuster news came down the Bowery that the Germania Bank Building was in contract to real estate magnate Aby Rosen. His company – RFR Realty – had been marketing the 38,000 square-foot property since August. Even though it’s still believed that RFR hasn’t closed on the 1898 landmark just yet (and rumors that […]

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77 Bowery Currently Up for Auction with Opening Bid of $5.5M

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

The seven-story East West Bank building on the Bowery is amidst a transitional period in its life span. Jonathan Zamir’s Keystone Equities purchased the commercial office building in December 2012 for $20 million, and is now selling it off piecemeal. The ground level condo went to a “private investor” back in June for $12.5 million. It […]

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$45M Bowery Transaction Pushes New York Lighting Two Doors Down

Posted November 13, 2014 at 5:00 am

Things are moving fast down at Bowery and Broome, where a block of five buildings recently sold for $45 million. The 75,000 square-foot “development site” had been pitched for over a year, but the transaction finally went through last month. 134-142 Bowery, including a pair of eighteenth century Federal-style row houses, is now in the […]

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Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery Trying to Boost Image with Mural by Beau

Posted November 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

Paulaner Brauhaus is doing everything under the sun to stay alive. Its desperation is as clear as the new dual-hued mural painted to its exterior. That kitschy chalkboard paneling installed after the most recent reboot was just overwritten with some artwork by Beau. The street artist spent the last few days decorating. Design and color […]

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Forcella Closes Its Bowery Dining Room; Slice of Naples Remains Open

Posted November 10, 2014 at 6:10 am

Giulio Adriani’s Forcella is no longer a force on the Bowery. Already a fraction of its former glory, the main dining room at 334 Bowery closed sometime last week for renovations; butcher paper is stretched across the front windows. One of the pizza chefs behind the counter of the sidecar Slice of Naples told us that […]

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R Bar Already Gutted Ahead of Conversion to ‘Rebelle’

Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:03 am

R Bar closed for good two weeks ago amidst news that a new operator is seizing the space. As reported last week, the new restaurant entity is dubbed Rebelle. It’ll be helmed by Daniel Eddy (Spring, in Paris), Andrea Venturelli, and elements of neighbor Pearl & Ash. Little else is known at the moment. Meanwhile, the landlord […]

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