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Visual Artists Sought for Pop-Up Gallery Inside Bowery Whole Foods

Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Lower East Side BID is joining forces with the Bowery Whole Foods to create a pop-up gallery on its second floor. Submissions are currently sought from “visual artists” who have some connection to the neighborhood. A “community” panel will then choose five winners from the pack, whose work will appear inside the grocery for […]

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HBO’s ‘Girls’ is Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted July 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

Lena Dunham and the Girls crew will be filming scenes in and around the Bowery today. The shoot is to capture scenes for the upcoming fourth season of the hit HBO series. Laminated signs mark the territory, lining the west side of the Bowery and bending around to Kenmare Street into Little Italy. Season 4 […]

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Read Tommy Ramone’s Original Band Bio of The Ramones (RIP)

Posted July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Ramones can finally reunite. In heaven. For the great gig in the sky. The last founding member of the punk pioneers – drummer Tommy Ramone (aka Thomas Erdélyi) - died over the weekend at 65. He had been battling the good fight against bile duct cancer for a number of years. As Spin points out, […]

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Mathieu Palombino Kills Off Chez Jef; New French Bistro to Open in September

Posted July 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

Down on the Bowery, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Two upscale eateries near the intersection of East Houston offer the taste of France. Earlier this week, Mathieu Palombino pulled the plug on his four-month Chez Jef pop-up experiment at the former Bowery Diner. It had been in rotation since March. However, he will return […]

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Vets of Herald Square’s ‘The Liberty’ Seek Basement Bar at 188 Bowery

Posted July 8, 2014 at 5:32 am

Decimation is currently underway on the ground level of 188 Bowery. Until earlier this spring, the large corner space had been home to the Double Win restaurant supply company. Since its departure, though, crews have completely gutted the joint down to a skeleton. The job extends outward to the curb with a mess of traffic […]

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Marilyn Louie's new Cemusa newsstand is way too small

CB3 Panel Signals Support of Marilyn Louie and Her Fight for a Bigger Newsstand

Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:06 am

For the second time in as many years, embattled newsstand owner Marilyn Louie has the support of Community Board 3. The transportation subcommittee voted unanimously last Thursday evening to urge the Departments of Transportation and Consumer Affairs to resolve the lingering issues regarding her place of work. Marilyn Louie and her lawyer once again presented […]

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Tracing the Origins of New York’s Nickname, ‘The City That Never Sleeps’

Posted June 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

I’m sitting in a 100-year-old converted loft on the Bowery watching the world go by. The Avalon Bowery (the building that killed McGurk’s) is in my peripheral, and it appears the well-heeled residents there are calling it a night behind those curtain-less windows. A thought hits me – the city that never sleeps, a phrase […]

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Embattled Bowery Newsstand Owner Marilyn Louie Fighting for More Space

Posted June 26, 2014 at 5:23 am

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the aid of embattled Astor Place newsstand owner Jerry Delakas earlier this year; perhaps he’ll do the same for Marilyn Louie further south on the Bowery. You see, Louie is having all sorts of problems with the newish Cemusa box that the Department of Consumer Affairs forced upon her […]

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The Strokes’ Wiz Kid Management Joins C3 Presents at 263 Bowery

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ryan Gentles was the booking agent at the Mercury Lounge when he discovered the Strokes. He quit his job, and Wiz Kid Management was soon born to help represent the city-based retro rockers. The office has been an East Village mainstay for years on East Tenth Street. But now it’s moving to the Bowery after forging a partnership with […]

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‘Streetheart’ Dangling Bunnies Return to Lower East Side Power Lines

Posted June 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Call it a return of the blindfolded bunnies. The stuffed rabbits are again dangling from the power lines of downtown streets. You know the ones – with pink eyeband and accompanying charm. It’s admittedly been some time since we’ve seen new placements of these “mobiles.” The one above is located near the intersection of Grand […]

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