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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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Workers Are Assembling the New Bowery Graffiti Wall Encasement

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:32 am

The oft-photographed, paint-covered concrete slab at Bowery and East Houston – colloquially referred to as the “graffiti wall” – is going into hiding again. Os Gemeos’ mural from 2009 had been exposed for about a month earlier this fall, essentially as a reminder that art still existed here during construction activities next door. Workers have […]

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11-Story Mixed-Use Tower is Planned for 139 Bowery

Posted December 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

New developments in the Bowery lighting district are becoming more commonplace these days. The frequency of property transactions and building renovations seems more frantic than in the past. Just look at what happened at 134-142 Bowery, which collectively netted $45 million last month. Computer printouts on the ground level of 139 Bowery just across the […]

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The Federal-Style Row House at 35 Cooper Square was Razed for this Crappy Dorm

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

The rich cultural history of 35 Cooper Square concludes with the reveal of its brooding gray replacement. Almost four years later, we’re now stuck with this eyesore of a dorm, courtesy of developer Arun Bhatia. The new thirteen-story building will house students from Marymount Manhattan College once completed. For almost two hundred years, a Federal-style […]

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Amato Opera House Lettering is No Longer on the Bowery

Posted December 16, 2014 at 9:28 am

The disheveled, remnant evidence of the Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery is now wiped from public view. Within the last month or so, onsite renovations ahead of luxury conversion resulted in the removal of the iconic lettering. Controversial landlord Steve Croman obtained permits from the Department of Buildings in October to transform this haunted beauty […]

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Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery Marches Toward ‘Luxury Boutique Living’

Posted December 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

Shortly after its big reveal over the summer, the project site at Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery went quiet. Its facade left in a pre-completed skeletal state. Work resumed a few months later, though, and we are now seeing the final touches applied to the seven-story product. It’s a mass of steel and glass that complements the […]

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