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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted June 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

Marvel Comics is headed back to the neighborhood that helped birth so many of its famous characters and story lines of yore. Back to the roots of Jack Kirby – born at 147 Essex Street – whose superhero creations included Captain America, X-Men, and the Incredible Hulk. The comic book company teamed up with Netflix […]

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Ron English Mural on the Bowery is Scrubbed Clean

Last modified June 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

The never-ending battle between commissioned street artists and the inevitable slew of taggers continues at the Bowery graffiti wall. We reported earlier this week that the “All American Temper Tot” mural painted by Ron English had received a few blemishes. Turns out the stunt (“Fuck TV, create art”) was created by MrStarCity, who was trying to make […]

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On the Ground with the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

Posted June 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

I think we can all agree that it is horrible seeing all of these amazing pieces of New York history demolished or pushed out by rent hikes. The neighborhood isn’t benefitting by it, and certainly many long-term residents who have been living here for years aren’t happy. It’s been said a lot in the past […]

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Rising Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Reaches 10 Stories

Posted June 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

The gaudy Peter Poon hotel at 50 Bowery – a development nearly a decade in the making – is finally undertaking its inevitable ascent. No longer in the excavation and foundation phase, its days as dirt pit are now deep in the past. Indeed, two months after the first evidence of concrete exoskeleton began to […]

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Ron English Mural on the Bowery Graffiti Wall Was Finally Violated

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

It’s a rite of passage for all street artists who decorate the world famous Bowery graffiti wall. That of getting tagged to shit. Following this trend, the latest artwork – “All American Temper Tot” by Ron English – was finally vandalized earlier this week. There are a bunch of scrawls beneath the so-called tot, plus […]

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Kenneth Cole Confirmed as Late Entrant to the Ritzy Bowery Fashion Scene

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Bowery is swiftly becoming the northerly extension of fashionista SoHo. All the brands are moving into the onetime skid row district. The latest to hop on the gold encrusted bandwagon of Bowery 2.0 is Kenneth Cole, already with a shop in the vicinity. Kenneth Cole settled on 328 Bowery, a retail condo space that […]

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Andrew Edlin Moving from Chelsea Gallery Space to the Bowery

Posted June 4, 2015 at 5:17 am

The small colony of restaurant supply businesses on the Bowery is down another. The Soho Sammy supply company at 212 Bowery, which just consolidated its footprint earlier this year, is not long for the world. Its three-decade tenure comes at the expense of the Chelsea art scene. Longtime dealer and fair organizer Andrew Edlin ditched […]

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Checking Out Paul Zone’s Rock-and-Roll Playground [PHOTOS]

Posted June 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

Paul Zone’s fleeting photo exhibit in SoHo this past Friday, “Growing Up In the New York Underground,” was my first introduction to his attitude-filled images of rock-and-roll between the years 1971 and 1977. I have seen hundreds of pictures of these music legends. Yet something about walking down a long hallway dotted with pictures, albums, […]

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Recap: Ideas City Festival 2015 and Its Puzzling Foam Booths [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

This past Saturday, the Ideas City festival attempted to make “The Invisible City” visible. Founded by the New Museum in 2011, Ideas City tries to address key challenges and opportunities facing cities around the world. This year, the theme was “Invisible Cities,” focusing on questions of transparency and surveillance, citizenship, expression and suppression, and key […]

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Talking CBGB, Punk, and Warhol with Photographer Bobby Grossman [INTERVIEW]

Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Most of my friends know that I’m a New York City history freak. I’ll probably annoy you when I walk down the street telling you the history of some random tenement on the corner of some random street in the LES. Lately, though, I’ve found myself reading numerous books on the 60s/70s/80s NYC music scene, […]

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