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8-Story Condo at 210 Bowery is Fully Revealed

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

There it is. An unencumbered 210 Bowery, almost ready for tenants. Workers dismantled scaffolding and other construction materials from the facade of this eight-story dark horse a couple weeks ago. Official completion is probably any day now. This latest milestone marks more than two years since the demolition and redevelopment began. Indeed, the former 1930s-era […]

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Protesting Rape Culture at the Bowery Mural Wall Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:08 am

Father’s Day yesterday, during the late evening hours, more than a dozen activists sidled up to the recently whitewashed Bowery mural wall to protest previous artist, David Choe. Protestors organized to make a visual statement condemning Goldman Properties (property owner and curator) for alleged endorsement of “predatory rape culture by commissioning the work of a popular artist […]

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David Choe’s Mural at the Bowery Wall is Painted Over

Last modified June 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm

The controversial David Choe mural at the Bowery wall was painted over within the last 24 hours. It comes as Goldman Properties began facing mounting pressure from the community over commissioning artwork by a man who bragged about an alleged sexual assault in 2014. The Goldman firm has yet to comment on the selection, and, to […]

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Trio of Bowery Lighting District Buildings Sells for $24M

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:14 am

Seven months after a slate of Bowery buildings first hit the market, a buyer just emerged. The family of Bowery landlord David A. Cohen sold 162-166 Bowery to investor Ari Zagdanski (Kinsmen Property Group) for $23.5 million, which is $6.5 million under the initial asking price. The deal reportedly went through this week, thus ending […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Bitch About Mayor de Blasio to His Face

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

City Hall announced yesterday that Mayor de Blasio will host a town hall event on the Lower East Side next week. So, if you have something to say, say it to his face. Officials note that all topics are candidates for discussion. Plus, commissioners and representatives from other city agencies will also be there for […]

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‘Rumored’ Ace Hotel on the Bowery Begins its Rooftop Ascent

Last modified June 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

The Ace Hotel on the Bowery is now recipient of some new vertical appendages. After years of gut renovation, the heavy duty work is now visible on the exterior. A truck-bound crane began daily deliveries of steel beams to the project site last Friday, kickstarting the process of constructing the rooftop addition. Eventually, this new construction […]

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Goldman Properties Still Mum over David Choe Controversy at Bowery Wall

Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

A graffiti cleanup detail was dispatched to the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday morning to dispense with the anti-Choe vandalism. Several scrawls of “rapist” covered the new mural, all of which were quickly buffed. The enormous “BTM” spray-tag (Big Time Mafia graf crew), however, remains on view, as attempts to erase ultimately proved […]

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Overshadowed by Past Rape Comments, David Choe’s Mural at the Bowery Wall is Defaced

Last modified June 13, 2017 at 8:19 am

It took less than a week for the latest mural at the Bowery wall to get completely vandalized. David Choe completed his colorful mishmash last Tuesday. Four days later, an epic tag was sprayed across the length of the artwork, courtesy of the Big Time Mafia graf crew. It’s certainly no surprise why… Choe is […]

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Why Are Female Street Artists Under-Represented at the Bowery Houston Wall? [OP-ED]

Last modified June 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

The following opinion piece was written by street artist activist Ann Lewis. Since 2008, Goldman Properties has curated, funded, and promoted nearly 20 murals on the Bowery Houston Wall to honor the memory of Keith Haring, who first painted the original concrete slab in 1984. In that time, 21 artists have been honored with this incredible […]

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‘Facebook Muralist’ David Choe Begins Work at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 31, 2017 at 5:11 am

Millionaire muralist David Choe is two days into work on the latest art to grace the Bowery Graffiti Wall. He began over the holiday weekend, and will continue through the end of the week. This scribbly mess is the progress thus far. As usual, the corner was crowded much of yesterday afternoon with gawkers, photographers […]

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