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Germania Bank Graffiti Scrub Nearly Complete on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted August 25, 2016 at 5:17 am

So, that’s the natural color of the Germania Bank Building. The month-long effort to blast away decades of soot-stained grit and graffiti from the 1898 facade is nearly complete. Onsite activity seems to be winding down. Since the beginning of July, men in jumpsuits have been cleaning the exterior on a daily basis, either by sky-high […]

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Jim Gaffigan, Wife Pull Plug on LES-Based Comedy Series to Spend More Time with the Kids

Posted August 24, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Jim Gaffigan Show is dead, long live the Jim Gaffigan Show. The morning after its Season 2 finale (Monday), comedian Jim Gaffigan and co-creator Peter Tolan pulled the plug on the highly acclaimed comedy series. Thus concluding a tumultuous run for the show, which began as a CBS pilot, then landed at TV Land […]

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Looking at Logan Hicks’ Final Product at the Bowery Graffiti Wall [PHOTOS]

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:16 am

Logan Hicks completed his masterpiece at the Bowery Graffiti Wall yesterday afternoon with the fifth and final layer of stenciling. No more drama with ill-equipped infrastructure and warped boards. Round 2 took five days to complete. Basically, one layer of stencil painting per day. As previously reported, “Story of My Life” captures a street scene […]

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Several LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks Go Live on the Bowery

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

Hello, world. The LinkNYC kiosks along the Bowery are now on line. Fully operational, and ready to ruin your sidewalk experience. Four such terminals were installed over the last month, situated between Delancey and Stanton Streets. These were the first LinkNYC stations planted on the Lower East Side. Voices of concern are already making their […]

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Logan Hicks at the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Redux [PHOTOS]

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

Logan Hicks is back at the Bowery Graffiti Wall this week for round 2. The stencil artist extraordinaire returned to the fold on Wednesday morning, diving headlong into recreating his multilayered mural, “Story of My Life.” As previously reported, the artwork explores the “past, present and future here in New York City, telling the story of […]

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‘Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot’ Opens First Manhattan Location on the Bowery

Posted August 16, 2016 at 5:09 am

The dog days of summer isn’t typically the best time to open a new hot pot joint, but such is life. So, after more than seven months of renovation and preparation, the Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot chain finally launched its Manhattan headquarters at 105 Bowery. The restaurant debuted last month. If the Flushing outpost […]

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The CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Tops out at 19 Stories

Posted August 16, 2016 at 5:05 am

There’s the American flag, signaling the apex of ascension for another unwanted Lower East Side hotel. The nineteen-story CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery reached the top at the end of last week. Jutting upward like a middle finger to join the new area skyline. Well, part of the conjoined superstructure, at least; the first of two […]

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Artist Logan Hicks Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall Today to Finish What he Started

Posted August 15, 2016 at 5:16 am

For Logan Hicks, round two reportedly begins today. The acclaimed street artist returns to the Bowery graffiti wall to finish what he started. An epic stencil-based mural called “Story of My Life,” which illustrates a recent SoHo street scene. This high-profile reboot follows a few weeks after the art wall proved unfit to the task, […]

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The Fire Damage to the Germania Bank Building Rooftop on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Germania Bank Building on the Bowery is licking its wounds this week after a rooftop fire sparked Monday evening. Cause of the blaze is not yet known, but several tipsters indicated hearing an explosion followed by a cacophony of sirens (possible propane tank?). Luckily, no one was injured, and damage to the building at […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Undergoes Major Overhaul; Logan Hicks to Restart Mural Next Week

Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:09 am

The Bowery graffiti wall was not only stripped of its artwork, but now, of its skin altogether. The perennial two-story canvas is undergoing a major overhaul at the moment. Workers peeled away the layers yesterday and are reconstructing the wall. As of this morning, there is a shiny new exterior in place. The rehab work […]

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