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The ‘New Bowery’ Championed in ‘Batman v. Superman’ Turkish Airlines Commercial [VIDEO]

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:19 am

Turkish Airlines is high on the Bowery. At least according to the post-Super Bowl commercial that you probably missed. Under the comic book guise of the forthcoming Batman v. Superman movie, the merits of New York City are pimped for Turkish Airlines. And even in the fictional Gotham/Metropolis, the Bowery is nightlife gold. Indeed, the […]

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What it Looks Like to Destroy 200 Years of Bowery History for an 8-Story Condo-Hotel

Last modified February 10, 2016 at 12:48 pm

This here is what it looks like to destroy two hundred years of local history at 138-142 Bowery. Two months after the arrival of demolition scaffolding, the row of historic structures, part of which dates back to the 1790s, is being dismantled as we speak. Despite the pair of partial stop-work orders issued last week […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for Worksite Safety Issues

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

While the CitizenM hotel ascends to great heights (i.e. 19 stories) at 185 Bowery, it’s the neighbors who suffer most. Day in and day out, the congestion at the corner of Delancey disrupts not only sidewalk flow and sleep, but motor traffic. Blame constant blockages and deliveries. Well, the lack of oversight we’ve noted at […]

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Vandalized ‘David Bowery’ Sign Removed from the Bowery [UPDATED]

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:48 am

The city wasn’t too thrilled with the well-received vandalism of the Bowery street sign into a David Bowie homage. Though, you wouldn’t know it, as the stunt remained unchallenged until now. Sure took ’em long enough to react… Two weeks after the Little Italy Street Art Project orchestrated the blizzard-enabling stunt, the traffic sign was […]

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‘Talde’ Team Tapped for 4 Separate Nightspots at Joie de Vivre Hotel on the Bowery

Posted February 3, 2016 at 5:12 am

Just yesterday, we were talking about the future of Jing Fong Restaurant vis-a-vis owner Alex Chu. While the landlord will likely demolish this “Chinatown Arcade” sometime in the next couple years, the real attention is still at the long-in-the-works Joie de Vivre hotel next door at 50 Bowery. According to the paperwork filed with Community Board […]

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Report: Former Bowery Auto Shop will House “Quick Serve” Marketplace

Posted February 2, 2016 at 5:10 am

Last Friday, we broke word that the popular year-old Cabalito Pupuseria on Essex Street was expanding its reach with a new food stand in NoHo. The business would be one of a half-dozen likeminded purveyors that would sling product as part of a new “marketplace.” This new concept is basically an open-air collection of kiosks […]

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Rumor: 50 Bowery Owner Alex Chu will Raze Jing Fong Restaurant for Hotel Extension

Posted February 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

​This would be a game-changer, if proven true. Rumor has it that the Chinatown Arcade on the Bowery, south of Canal Street, is in the opening stages of re-development. The recent departures of Sunshine 27 and A-Wah we reported last week are but the beginning. Pawns in the proverbial chess game being played by neighborhood […]

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John Varvatos ‘Rock is Dead’ Stunt Comes to the Bowery (aka CBGB)

Posted February 1, 2016 at 5:05 am

Rock is dead? That’s the question posed on the Bowery as of this week. Fitting placement for this banner, no doubt a billboard for the John Varvatos store. Indeed, the ambiguous advert hangs from the facade of 315 Bowery, formerly the home of CBGB and CBGB Gallery (now a Patagonia surf shop). The upscale men’s boutique […]

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2 Restaurants in the Jing Fong Complex on the Bowery are Kaput

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

​With passage of the new year came some restaurant house-cleaning down on the Bowery in Chinatown. Two relative longtimers in the “Arcade” at 46 Bowery were removed from the premises. Dim-sum cuisine has been sold continuously at 46 Bowery since 1972. It was the venerable HSF that carried the torch for decades, but ultimately faded […]

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The Snowy Perils of CitizenM on the Bowery

Posted January 27, 2016 at 9:23 am

The ascending CitizenM hotel is not the best neighbor on the Bowery, it seems. Notwithstanding its nineteen-story height. First the sidewalk is seized and relocated to the street. Now, during its everlasting construction period, contractors routinely block pedestrian passage in this makeshift walkway for extended periods of time. Northbound traffic is also snarled on a daily […]

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