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CitizenM Prepares for Its 19-Story Hotel on the Bowery with Office Trailer and Roadblock

Posted March 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

The nineteen-story CitizenM hotel project on the Bowery has become a decade-long affair, and thorn in the side for the surrounding community. After random periods of onsite activity at 185-189 Bowery – including the recent removal of the M103 bus shelter – we can now report that ground-break has officially commenced. The Department of Buildings […]

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Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery is Cleansed, No Longer a Graffiti Mecca

Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Let the cleansing of 190 Bowery begin. Given that moving trucks park curbside to collect a lifetime of personal belongings from the Maisel family each day, it was only a matter of time before cleanup crews were dispatched to the Germania Bank Building. And that’s precisely what happened yesterday afternoon. Most of the caked-on layers […]

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2nd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May

Posted February 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

After a successful maiden voyage last year, the Lower East Side History Month is set to return this May. As before, the goal is to unite a swath of local businesses and organizations in celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This year will be anchored by three themes: “LES Heroines,” “Activism and Anarchy in the Lower […]

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Mathieu Palombino’s 2nd Bowery Diner Replacement is French Spot ‘La Gamelle’

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:12 am

In the Bowery Diner space, a familiar name will soon reappear. Mathieu Palombino pulled the plug on Chez Jef last July. The pop-up culinary experiment had been in operation the four months previous. But the space itself at 241 Bowery has been sequestered under plywood for the interim period. The full-blown replacement – a French bistro concept – […]

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Netflix and Hulu Are Both Filming New Series on the Lower East Side Today

Posted February 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

Two heavy hitter digital content services are filming on opposite ends of the Lower East Side today. Both Netflix and Hulu are in the area today to shoot scenes for their original programming. First, the Netflix show AKA Jessica Jones is on the Bowery and points west. This show is operating under the guise of […]

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Confucius Plaza Wants to Plant More Cherry Blossoms, but Citi Bike is in the Way

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

Confucius seeks balance but the bikes are in the way. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York is rallying to plant additional Cherry Blossom trees and repair walkways at the base of its Confucius Plaza HQ, the 44-story co-op on the Bowery. Evoking the philosophy of Confucius himself (who sits fifteen feet tall in […]

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Report: Four Bowery Buildings Sold to Gordon Lau for $50M

Posted February 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Everyone on the Bowery is cashing out, these days. It’s unstoppable. Even the longtimers are going. A week after learning that photographer Jay Maisel sold his crown jewel at 190 Bowery for an eye-popping $55 million, and not to mention the sale of the historic row at 134-142 Bowery late last year for $45 million, another […]

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The Downsides of Parking Near a Velvet Rope [PHOTOS]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

We received the above photo on our tipline this morning, shot by Boogie reader Mike Brown. Looks like a restless bar-goer just off the Bowery (near 2nd Street) decided to toss the velvet rope stanchion into a nearby windshield. The carnage is crazy. Brown noted, “Good to see waiting behind velvet ropes in subzero temps […]

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50 Cent is Hosting Event at Finale/The General, But is it Legal?

Posted February 13, 2015 at 10:18 am

Forever fetching horrible headlines at 199 Bowery, EMM Group is at it again. The Lower Eastpacking club complex is hosting an “All Star Weekend” sponsored by Effen Vodka, which features a cameo by 50 Cent himself for tonight – the Friday the 13th kickoff. 50 Cent will allegedly be in da club at Finale. Yet residents living […]

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Bowery Mission Changes Leadership, Creates New Fundraising Entity

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some big news coming out of the Bowery Mission. Yesterday afternoon, the Lower East Side institution, serving the homeless and hungry for over 135 years, announced a changing of the guard, as well as an addition of a new fundraising entity. Current president Ed Morgan will be sliding over to head the new Bowery Mission Foundation, […]

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