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The Strokes Announce Week-long Pop-up Shop at 352 Bowery

Last modified May 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm

This week, hometown heroes The Strokes previewed new material from their forthcoming four-song EP. It’s the first concrete output since the band’s 2013 release, Comedown Machine. Future Present Past, as the record is dubbed, debuts on June 3 (though, currently on Spotify), via singer Julian Casablancas’ own Cult Records imprint. While native advertising has been […]

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171 Bowery ‘Development Site’ Hits the Market for $12.5M

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

“OBEY the future; Join the most exciting avenue in NYC.” That’s the proclamation from a new real estate listing circulating for 171 Bowery. The four-story tenement building, located just south of Delancey Street (and across from the ascending CitizenM monstrosity), is now on the open market as a $12.5 million “development site.” Jan Sasson of the […]

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Thor Equities Picks up Former Patricia Field Store for $8.2M

Posted May 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

Thor Equities is now the rightful owner of the retail space at 306 Bowery. In doing so, the billion-dollar-barons have an even larger toe-hold on the Lower East Side. Joe Sitt and company shelled out a wallet-busting $8.2 million for the 6,700 square-foot location (ground + basement). “The Bowery is continuing its transformation into one […]

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These Guys Want to ‘Make the Lower East Side Great Again,’ One Hat at a Time

Posted May 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

We’ve seen the token red hats this election season. They’re ubiquitous. “Make America Great Again,” the buffoon presidential candidate Donald Trump proclaims with the oft-quoted fashion statement. It’s become somewhat of a punchline at this point. Nevertheless, two Lower East Side residents swiped the tone of that statement and applied it more hyperlocally. A New […]

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The New Museum Announces Expansion into 231 Bowery

Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the New Museum announced this week that it’s launched an $80 million capital campaign to help expand programming. On the ground, this means that the art institution, on the Bowery for ten years already, will renovate the adjacent property and nearly double in size. The goal is to […]

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Report: Bowery Slumlord Joseph Betesh Settles with Tenants Over Harassment Dispute

Posted May 11, 2016 at 9:22 am

Could the tide be turning against the slumlords of the Lower East Side? Yesterday, one day after Steve Croman was charged with 20 felonies, the residents of 83-85 Bowery announced a legal settlement in the lawsuit with their landlord, Joseph Betesh. The deal, which is still being hammered out, staves off eviction for 27 low-income immigrant […]

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It’ll Cost Upwards of $6.5M to Live in Annabelle Selldorf’s 13-Story Bowery Tower

Posted May 11, 2016 at 5:16 am

Under construction for more than two years, we now have an updated glimpse of the forthcoming 347 Bowery. More luxury living for Bowery 2.0. What was once a Salvation Army stalwart for several decades is almost ready for its coronation. The thirteen-story mixed-use beast, designed by Annabelle Selldorf, topped off three months ago, yet remains […]

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Manhattan Bridge Safety Upgrades Finally Begin, Six Months Later Than Target Date

Posted May 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

Better late than never. The Manhattan Bridge impasse finally concluded over the weekend. Down at the Manhattan Bridge approach, progress on the multi-pronged safety plan had been severely delayed. More than six months, in fact. Even though the Department of Transportation already implemented the first component back in August – the span’s lower roadway is […]

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SoHo’s Westwood Gallery Flocks to 262 Bowery

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Bowery just added another gallery to its growing ranks. Bolstered by the presence of several showrooms and the International Center of Photography, the area is ripe for the picking. Next in line is SoHo’s Westwood Gallery. The twenty-one-year-old Westwood Gallery is poised to move into 262 Bowery. Build-out has been underway for a few […]

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Chalk the LES this Sunday to Kick off the 3rd Annual Lower East Side History Month

Posted April 29, 2016 at 5:15 am

To kick off the third annual Lower East Side History Month, co-sponsors by FABnyc and Downtown Art are again planning a community chalking event for Sunday and Monday. A “chalk about town,” you might say. LES Stories, as the two-day event is called, encourages participants to sketch trivia, memories, or random musings about the neighborhood […]

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