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Overnight Patrol Polices 190 Bowery During its Full Graffiti Cleanse

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:10 am

This guy is gonna deter vandals from tagging up the facade of 190 Bowery. Team Aby Rosen tapped a lone security guard to work the graveyard shift in an effort to ensure that no one vandalizes the building while it gets a power wash. He sits in an office chair during the watch. Good thing […]

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The Year-Round ‘Bowery Market’ Launches Today with 5 Vendors, Including Butcher’s Daughter

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:18 am

That was quick. The Bowery Market – an assemblage of corrugated kiosks inside the former Downtown Auto & Tire at Great Jones Street – is ready for the big time. The open-air marketplace debuts today with five vendors, including Alidoro for sandwiches, the Butcher’s Daughter, Pulqueria Mexican fare, newcomer Sushi on Jones, and Champion Coffee […]

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The Bowery Gets Its First LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

Here we go; your first sightings of those LinkNYC kiosks south of Houston Street on the Lower East Side. These two payphone-killers are positioned on either side of the Bowery, straddling Delancey. Both were installed this week and, thus far, remain inactive. LinkNYC street furniture – standing 9-foot-6-inches – comes equipped with “the fastest public” […]

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Once a Treasure of Our Neighborhood, the Chinatown YMCA Heads South [OP-ED]

Posted July 12, 2016 at 8:00 am

The following opinion piece was penned by local activist Georgette Fleischer, President of the Friends of Petrosino Square community group. I love the Chinatown Y. I love the exercise classes (pilates and spin are particular favorites). I love swimming laps in the pool. I love community building with diverse neighbors of all ages. But there […]

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London’s ‘Seventeen Gallery’ to Open Stateside Showroom on the Bowery

Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

Call it the ICP effect. Galleries are flocking to the Bowery in droves in what could be considered the second wave (the New Museum being the first) jumpstarted by the International Center of Photography. The latest being a super high-end showroom hailing from London called the Seventeen Gallery. Word on the street is Seventeen will […]

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‘The Bowery Market’ to Bring Open-Air Food Kiosks to Former Bowery Auto Shop

Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

On the Bowery, new open-air commerce is set to take hold in the coming weeks. Plans have been underway for the better part of a year to convert the former Downtown Auto & Tire at the corner of Great Jones into a “quick-serve” marketplace of sorts. We’ve known as much since back in January. Identity of […]

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With Several Startups on Board, 135 Bowery Becomes a Tech Incubator

Posted July 8, 2016 at 5:10 am

Can it be? Yup, looks like the troubled 135 Bowery finally has its first tenant. In a further boost to the burgeoning startup scene on the block, another tech newcomer called Breather just moved into the fifth floor. The choice location – 135 Bowery – was previously home to a wood-framed, Federal-style row house dating […]

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HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Back on the LES Today for More Filming

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side will again be transported to its former life in the 1970s, courtesy of HBO. For the rest of the day, the highly-anticipated New York City porn drama, The Deuce, will be filming scenes around the neighborhood. A large swath of territory from the Bowery to Essex Street, in fact. Evoking the nickname […]

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The Wholesale Whitewashing of 190 Bowery Continues this Week

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

The Germania Bank Building on the Bowery is now one week into its big hose-down. Current owner Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) began the graffiti removal around this time last week, and brought out the big guns for the task. Not just those eraser panels, but a cherry picker for the pesky hard-to-reach tags five stories […]

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Opening ‘Windows on the Bowery’ to Appreciate its Cultural Significance

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:14 am

It’s high time the Bowery receives its due and proper. Grassroots preservationists at the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors implore you to stop, observe, and appreciate the former Native American footpath and onetime boulevard of broken dreams. “Windows on the Bowery,” their new visual walking exhibit, premieres today. The ambitious undertaking essentially serves as a portal […]

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