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Report: 50 Bowery Hotel Site Turns Up Artifacts and Possible Water Cistern

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

So it looks like preservationists do have a moment in the sun to fawn over 50 Bowery and its possible ties to the famed Bull’s Head Tavern of yore. But the exercise will most likely be short-lived. After all, the Bowery needs its hotel, and fast. Consultants from the Brooklyn-based Chrysalis Archaeology firm have been down at the project […]

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Miley Cyrus party at Finale crowds the Bowery; Photo: Lara Speier

EMM Group Cops $25K Plea Deal with SLA Regarding Numerous Violations at 199 Bowery

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

Mark Birnbaum had much to celebrate when a Finale customer ordered 200 bottles of champagne last weekend. Yet it wasn’t only that the single tab netted at least $60,000; he might actually get away scot free with a slap on the wrist. EMM Group will now pay the piper a fraction of that amount in […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50 Bowery Will Look Like This

Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

Nothing like ruining a Monday morning with an image of how the Bowery skyline will soon change for the worse. Quick, grab a chair. And some antacid. In short, 50-52 Bowery was razed last year for this. A force-feeding of twenty-two stories of glass. The rendering recently stapled to perimeter plywood perfectly encapsulates the collective […]

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Watch This Video of the Downtown Dance Club Scene of 1983 [VIDEO]

Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:07 am

“The Tube” was an innovate music program that had a brief run in the UK during the early 1980s. It ran for five seasons, and helped break artists such as The Proclaimers and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Established artists of the day would also perform showcases on the show. A reader sent us a link […]

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Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery Closes for Unspecified ‘Refurbishments’

Posted April 9, 2014 at 5:36 am

It took well over a year (and a heap of controversy) to complete the build-out … and a paltry five months to come undone. Paulaner Brauhaus at 265-267 Bowery is down for the count, at least temporarily. The ambitious brewer and beer hall closed for business on Sunday for the all-too-common, unspecified “refurbishments.” We all […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50-52 Bowery is Happening; Here’s the Proof

Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:31 am

Looking at the vacant dirt lot that is now 50-52 Bowery, it’s quite apparent that all hope is lost for an archaeological dig into the property’s past. To recap – local preservationists discovered basement remnants of what was believed to be the onetime home of the historic 18th century Bull’s Head Tavern. Unfortunately, the Landmarks […]

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40 Years Ago Today: Television Debuted at CBGB on the Bowery

Last modified April 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Those of us who’ve been marking punk’s 40th anniversary this month – a contentious dating scheme, I know – pin our claims on a show that happened 40 years ago today, when the band Television played its first set at CBGB + OMFUG, the club that occupied 315 Bowery from the end of 1973 to 2006. […]

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Op-Ed: Taking Stock of the Surviving Federal-Style Row Houses on the Bowery

Posted March 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

The storied Bowery, today running from Chatham Square to Cooper Square, is a broad, crooked arc, first traversed on foot by Native Americans then enlarged as a wagon road by the Dutch in 1626. Incredibly, not only does it still retain most of its original footprint but there are still a surprising number of row […]

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Freitag’s Time on the Bowery is Concluding; Store is Leasing

Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The revolving door of retail at 1 Prince Street continues to spin. Time has come today for the Freitag flagship on the Bowery. As of this week, two smallish leasing signs now grace the exterior of the cornershop. It probably won’t be long before business concludes at this address. This store is Freitag’s only retail […]

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Peter Poulakakos Christens ‘Bacchanal’ at 146 Bowery

Posted March 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

Having cleared the State Liquor Authority this month, Peter Poulakakos and partner Dave Oz are ramping up press for their new establishment at 146 Bowery (corner of Broome Street) in the dying lighting district. Known as Bacchanal, the 150-seat venture is considered “a white-tablecloth restaurant without the tablecloths.” Poulakakos hired Veritas vet Scott Bryan to cobble together […]

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