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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Possible Unsafe Crane Operation’

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

It appears that the incoming CitizenM hotel may not have been totally transparent with their community update this week. In the communique, which we reported on yesterday, their public relations team explained that the crane would be deposed and splayed out for routine “quarterly” maintenance  (i.e. safety purposes). There’s more than meets the eye, though. You see, […]

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Brace, that CitizenM Crane will Tower above the Bowery for at Least Another 5 Months

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

The CitizenM Hotel is one of the busiest project sites in the neighborhood of late. Ironic, given its status as in-progress for the better part of a decade. Its towering crane (aka Power Boom) is to remain a semi-permanent skyline fixture until all modular units are stacked to the 19-story summit. At the moment, the crane […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Becomes Homage to Celebrity Dead in 2016 [PHOTOS]

Posted December 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

The high-profile Bowery Graffiti Wall is ending 2016 not with new artwork, but a memorial of sorts to those (celebrity) fallen this year. For the last couple nights, there’s been a slideshow projection of the notable deceased. Eighteen images, including David Bowie, Prince, photographer Bill Cunningham, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, and Carrie Fisher (and, controversially, […]

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Developer Tears Down 260 Bowery for 8-Story Condo Building

Posted December 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Over at 260 Bowery, nearly two years of posturing culminated this week with the arrival of a wrecking crew. Demolition permits were issued for the Bowery relic back in July 2015, even before its sale and replacement was announced. Nevertheless, the takedown is full speed ahead. At least two floors are gone from the three-story […]

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Pearl & Ash Burns out After 4 Years on the Bowery

Posted December 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

If you needed some proof that opening a restaurant on the Bowery isn’t the best bet, here’s another example of failure. Exactly four years after its debut at 220 Bowery, Pearl & Ash is finished. The Bowery restaurant, once a critics’ darling and replacement of the Bowery Kitchen, closed down last Saturday. However, managing partners […]

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What About that 8-Story Corner Monstrosity Coming to Bowery and Broome?

Posted December 15, 2016 at 2:20 am

With Emmut Properties headlong into construction activities at 138 Bowery, it’s time to revisit its second area holding, directly across the street. Any day now, we can expect businesses at 151-153 Bowery (aka 331-337 Broome) to receive their marching orders. As in, imminent departure for demolition. The owner-developer is still angling to construct an enormous […]

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Hope and Empowerment Explored with ICP-Bowery Mission Collaborative

Posted December 6, 2016 at 5:14 am

The International Center of Photography is extending its reach down the Bowery. With its base of operations open just over five months, the institution is already weaving into the fabric of the neighborhood by way of collaborations. The latest being with the Bowery Mission. Several Bowery Mission community members and staff recently went on a “Guided Tour of […]

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The new 138 Bowery, Photo: Emmut Properties

With Historic Federal Row Houses Destroyed, 8-Story Condo-Hotel Begins Ascent

Posted December 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

Hallowed Bowery grounds are now prepped for more unneeded luxury. Several months after the historically significant 138-142 Bowery were reduced to dust, the Department of Buildings finally issued permits for the expected eight-story condo-hotel. Site activity commenced about three months ago; it’s game on. The ground is already excavated and foundation work is well underway. As previously […]

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Former Amato Opera House on the Bowery Gains Both Luxury Living and New Fire Escapes

Last modified November 29, 2016 at 8:05 am

The former Amato Opera House is now unrecognizable as its former self. With scaffolding dismantled – and lettering gone from the facade – the theater is reincarnated as luxury living. There are some visible additions to the 1899-era tenement, including fresh white paintjob, the new duplex penthouse, and external fire escape system currently undergoing installation. […]

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‘Canada Goose’ Smear Campaign Hits the Streets After SoHo Store Opening

Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:14 am

Canada Goose is high on its new outlet store in SoHo, which opened last week on Wooster Street. There is even a new two-piece billboard plugging the brand above East Houston (the one usually occupied by H&M). The street isn’t happy with the retail arrival, though. What began as vocal protests by animal rights activists […]

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