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SLA Changes Its Mind, Awards Liquor License to Peter Poulakakos at 146 Bowery

Posted March 7, 2014 at 5:11 am

Ever since last October, when the State Liquor Authority denied Peter Poulakakos (Dead Rabbit Tavern) a full liquor license to operate at 146 Bowery, the corner store has been stagnating behind rotten, tattered plywood. But the fight never actually ended. Behind the scenes, wheels were in motion to ensure that their 150-seat restaurant vision would materialize […]

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225 Bowery is now an Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel Building on the Bowery Sells for More than $30M

Posted March 5, 2014 at 6:01 am

That Ace Hotel coming to the Bowery, revealed here exclusively last fall (and denied by Ace), just cleared a major hurdle. The property, situated at 223-225 Bowery, finally sold to the pair of developers bringing the hotel brand to the neighborhood. Omnia Group and the North Wind Group completed the transaction on the 10-story building, […]

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Palombino Opened Chez Jef at the Old Bowery Diner Last Night

Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:07 am

True to his word, chef-owner Mathieu Palombino reopened 241 Bowery as a completely reimagined pop-up concept. Chez Jef debuted last night inside the old Bowery Diner space, this after a couple weeks masked behind newspaper clippings and locked doors. It’ll hold court here for roughly two to three months before undergoing another unspecified change in […]

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McNally’s Cherche Midi on the Bowery Gets Plywood Treatment

Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Plywood just returned to the southwest corner of Bowery and East Houston, where Keith McNally is busy readying the replacement of Pulino’s Pizzeria. Workers constructed the shed last week, and it’s already covered in the obligatory ad bills, graffiti, and art. Just like the good ole days of 282 Bowery… Pizza wasn’t cutting it for […]

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Federal-Style Row Houses at 140-142 Bowery on the Block for $22M

Posted February 24, 2014 at 5:34 am

Big news in the Bowery lighting district. Two Federal-style row houses are currently on the open market. 140-142 Bowery, the former headquarters of Lighting Library/Classic Lighting, is being pitched as a prime “development opportunity” for $22 million. Wow. How can a buyer afford not to develop? Neighbors fearing the tower of doom scenario can rely […]

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Bowery Diner will cease operations on Feb. 23

Palombino Is Closing the Bowery Diner This Weekend, Will Reopen with New Restaurant

Posted February 20, 2014 at 6:01 am

The Bowery Diner we’ve come to know these past two years will cease to exist on Sunday, February 23. You see, owner Mathieu Palombino is closing down to change up the concept. Sound familiar? Just read between the lines here, especially since the place is usually sparsely occupied. Anyway, back to the report. Palombino told […]

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Cold War Kids Filmed a Stella Artois Commercial on the Bowery Last Night

Posted February 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The Cold War Kids were on the Lower East Side last night, but it’s not what you think. Apparently the Long Beach four-piece was inside the Old Bowery Station filming a commercial of some sort for Belgian beer Stella Artois. This despite the Nor’easter last night. Boogie reader Ben Newman happened upon the scene and […]

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CB3 Approves New DOT Plan to Improve Overall Safety at Bowery and Delancey

Posted February 12, 2014 at 6:09 am

One Bowery resident put it perfectly, and we couldn’t agree more – “I don’t cross at the corners [on the Bowery].” It’s simply too dangerous, especially at the east intersection of Bowery and Delancey. The Department of Transportation is well aware of the concerns here, and is presently revisiting safety improvements (for the third time […]

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‘Deth Killers of Bushwick’ Motorcycle Apparel Opening at Former Auto Repair Store on the Bowery

Posted February 11, 2014 at 6:08 am

Downtown Tire & Auto Center at Bowery and Great Jones couldn’t really stand a chance with the tidal wave of gentrification overtaking the boulevard north of Houston. After all, a corner of grease didn’t fit the new reality of luxury-360. The outer skeleton of the auto shop sits at 348 Bowery, which has been pitched […]

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325 Bowery, future home of Bar Primi

Notes from CB3: Carmellini Approved for ‘Bar Primi’ on the Bowery

Posted February 11, 2014 at 5:34 am

Last night was part one of the two-night SLA experience for Community Board 3 this month. Here’s a taste of some of the proceedings… Bar Primi, 325 Bowery The biggest news of the evening was that Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard, and Luke Ostrom were unanimously approved for OP liquor by the subcommittee for their Bar Primi […]

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