This Bowery Building with Invader Mosaic Traded for $9.8M

Posted September 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

The six-story building at 84 Bowery in the Chinatown diamond district just traded hands for $9.8 million. A “private investor” purchased the property from Richard Shongut Realty Corp; the paper trail is not public. The transaction comes with the admission that the investment opportunity won’t yield suitcases full of cash in the immediate future. Indeed, it’s […]

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Former Pulqueria Chef to Install ‘Esther & Carol Bistro’ at the old Bacchanal on the Bowery [Updated]

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar, Bacchanal, last December. It barely lasted two years at 146 Bowery. In the intervening nine months, the only real visible activity here has been the installation of a plywood shed spanning the corner storefront, and a temporary paint job for Fashion Week. And now that […]

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Sammy Fuchs and Friends: Revisiting the Legendary Sammy’s Bowery Follies [HISTORY]

Last modified September 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

When we last came together around history, our subject was Weegee; it is therefore apropos that we focus on one of his closest friends. A famous man throughout the old Bouwerie. A man whom, without Weegee, would not have had his establishment documented so thoroughly. A man named Sammy Fuchs, the proprietor of Sammy’s Bowery Follies. Sammy Fuchs […]

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Photo: Shirley Dluginski

Making History at Night with Photographer David Godlis [RECAP]

Last modified September 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Growing up in NYC in the 1970s, the images of the music scene inside, outside, and around CBGBs, are permanently imprinted on this reporter’s mind. But for those of you who weren’t there (or for the many of you who were, and maybe due to some illegal substances, really don’t remember much of it), be […]

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Katra Lounge Hopes to Reopen on Friday After Basement Fire

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Katra Lounge remains closed four days after a fire reportedly sparked in the basement of 217 Bowery, and knocked out the business. The blaze happened early Friday morning, but was quickly extinguished. In the meantime, the space is undergoing some extensive repair work. This is made clear both by looking inside, as well as a […]

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Online Retailer ‘JCRT’ Launches Plaid Pop-up to the Bowery

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

After nearly a year of vacancy, 350 Bowery is apparently paying the bills as a haven for pop-ups. First with garage rock revival and now Paul Bunyan plaid. Four months ago, The Strokes hosted a week-long merch shop at 352 Bowery as promotion for its GovBall performance and newest album, Future Present Past. Now, though, with festival season […]

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‘Katra’ Nightclub Catches Fire on the Bowery

Last modified September 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

A short time ago, the Katra nightclub on the Bowery caught fire. Firefighters responded in kind, extinguishing the blaze. From various scanner sources, it appears the fire sparked on the basement level. From the look of it, Katra appears in pretty bad shape. Busted glass, water everywhere, etc. The entire sidewalk in front of 217 […]


Footwear Brand, Camper, Unveils New ‘CamperLab’ Store on the Bowery

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

Contemporary footwear company Camper is set to launch one of its newest retail verticals on the Bowery. You’ll recall that the Spanish-based brand planted a flag at 221 Bowery shortly after Chair-Up was unseated, and relocated around the corner to Delancey Street. We first published that story in August. Construction of the plywood shed commenced […]

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The Great N.Y. Noodletown has Reopened on the Bowery

Last modified September 12, 2016 at 7:55 am

True to their word, Great N.Y. Noodletown returned to the ranks of the living on Saturday. The Chinatown classic at 28 Bowery – in business for over three decades – had been closed the prior week for a round of renovations. Mainly for ADA compliance, we’re told. Indeed, some of the purported modifications included making […]

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260 Bowery is Coming Down, 8-Story Condo Building on the Way

Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

Its last act as a target for street artists and graffiti writers alike is officially done. More than a year after the death warrant was approved by the Department of Buildings, 260 Bowery is ready to fall. The requisite demolition permit was issued back in June; preparations commenced yesterday morning with the assembly of the […]

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