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A Glimpse of the Amato Opera House on the Bowery, Circa 1995 [VIDEO]

Posted January 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

A few days after unearthing his footage of Ludlow Street in 1995, Corey Shaff shares the following clip centered on the now-defunct Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery. Where the stage was allegedly smaller than the men’s room at the Met. It was initially produced for PBS that same year, but the public broadcasting channel decided the […]

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Report: International Center of Photography to Pay $23M for 250 Bowery Digs

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month we exclusively broke word that the International Center of Photography had chosen the ground level of 250 Bowery for its new home. For the last two decades (half its lifespan), the institution operated rent-free at the corner of 43rd and Sixth Avenue. News broke earlier this fall that a move to the […]

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Post-Midnight Stroll Through a Lower East Side ‘Blizzard’ [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

It takes the fury of mother nature to quell the beast of Hell Square. During the much-ballyhooed blizzard last night, the nexus of nightlife was brought to its feet. Bridge and tunnels were empty. Only No Fun was open along the entire Ludlow Street drag. Meanwhile, despite the strict travel ban from the Mayor and Governor, […]

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Revisiting the Snow-Blanketed Bowery After the Blizzard of 2003 [PHOTOS]

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

While Mother Nature sees fit to blanket us with two feet of snow, it’s seemingly an appropriate time to revisit the Blizzard of 2003 (aka “Presidents Day Storm”). We’re a couple weeks shy of the anniversary of that storm, which dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Tri-state area. Neighborhood chronicler Adam Woodward sent […]

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Joie de Vivre is the 22-Story Hotel Currently Rising at 50 Bowery

Last modified January 23, 2015 at 8:28 am

Progress is slow at Peter Poon’s monstrous new Lower East Side hotel development. Indeed, 50 Bowery remains a block-long crater, making slow strides to its eventual calling as a 22-story tower. Excavation and foundation work is clearly the order of business these days. Yet until now, a proper identity was never ascertained; only a working […]

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CB3 Overwhelmingly Approves Establishment of LES Community Gardens District

Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

Here ye, hear ye. It’s time for neighborhood gardens to receive their due and proper. Guerilla gardening and its punk DIY aesthetic are deeply rooted in the Lower East Side, thanks to the pioneering efforts Liz Christy. Often considered the mother of the movement, her eponymous garden at Bowery and East Houston was the first […]

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Street Art Outside 190 Bowery Stands Tall with Paris and Charlie Hebdo

Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

For the third consecutive day, this triangular piece of artwork sits outside the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. It’s apparently a statement of solidarity from artist Hunt Rodriguez in support of Charlie Hebdo and the victims of recent terror attacks across Paris. Although, the installation has already been picked clean. Upon its arrival Saturday, […]

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New 8-Story Residential Building Planned for 210 Bowery

Posted January 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s been a minute before someone knocked down a Bowery building. Time has come for 210 Bowery. Ready the wrecking ball… Acadia Realty Trust snapped up 210 Bowery two years ago for $7.5 million, but only now are we seeing their intentions. This is Bowery 2.0, after all, and its architectural stock is apparently not […]

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The International Center of Photography Chose 250 Bowery for New Exhibition Space; Move Set for Next Fall

Last modified January 8, 2015 at 1:33 pm

The International Center of Photography is nearing the conclusion of its midtown tenure. Final day is pegged at January 11, when the “Sebastião Salgado: Genesis” exhibition ends. The exhibition space component will reportedly relocate to 250 Bowery. For the last two decades (half its lifespan), the institution operated rent-free at the corner of 43rd and […]

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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music [2014]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 10:37 am

Here are the albums that scored the most airtime for Boogie this year. Elie’s Picks 1. Tijuana Panthers – Wayne Interest Surf-style lo-fi greatness. Plenty of tasty guitar parts drenched in reverb; plus funny lyrics. 2. Orwells – Disgraceland Flashback to Silverchair. This midwest-based garage group is composed of five 18-year-olds, but can rock out with the best of […]

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