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Downtown Ghosts: The Lower East Side’s Day/Night Conflict

Last modified October 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

Richard Ocejo, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, just released a new book about the economic impact of bar proliferation on the Lower East Side. It’s called Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City. Ocejo will be part of a panel discussion on the […]

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Neighborhood Opposition Turns Out to Deny New Cemusa Newsstand on the Bowery

Posted October 10, 2014 at 5:22 am

  One potential newsstand owner is exhausting efforts to install a Cemusa box on the Bowery mid-section. Precisely where so much change is happening. However, it might take a minute, since the surrounding community is largely against such placement. Last month, the applicant appeared before Community Board 2 to obtain blessings for a unit outside […]

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Cherche Midi Installs Pinstriped Blue Canopy

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

For its first few months in business, Cherche Midi operated rather naked; without its retractable awning. This sprung hope in some that the sidewalk cafe situation from the previous Pulino’s incarnation might not return. Doesn’t seem so. A new pinstriped blue canopy system arrived last week. Just in time for the advent of colder weather. […]

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Rumor: Duane Reade to Take Over EMM Group’s 199 Bowery

Last modified October 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

It’s no secret that EMM Group is struggling to maintain the success of The General and Finale on the Bowery. Co-owner Mark Birnbaum even admitted to the State Liquor Authority that his bait-and-switch club complex “has been a disaster for us.” We also noted last month that the “restaurant” front to the club stooped to offer Groupon meals […]

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Recap: Darren Aronofsky Talks About His Movies and Love for Chinatown at New Museum Event

Posted October 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

“There were two types of Brooklynites [growing up],” Darren Aronofsky noted. “People who stay in Brooklyn and people who wanna get to the ‘big city.’” Last night, the beloved Brooklyn-born director crossed that river and participated in a candid discussion with novelist Lynne Tillman at the New Museum. The intimate affair was actually the public […]

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Hidden Os Gemeos Mural from 2009 Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Yesterday evening, the Bowery graffiti wall reverted to its circa 2009 state. Property owner Goldman Properties re-unveiled the Os Gemeos mural that has been obscured for the last five years. Scaffolding and blue tarps fell away to reveal that the color is still very much intact. The artwork of twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo will […]

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Help the Bowery Mission Replenish its Pantry

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Bowery Mission is struggling to keep up with demand, a representative from the organization tells us. Clarion calls rang across social media this week to help the 135-year-old mission replenish its pantry stock. Apparently September has been a record month of aiding the homeless, with a feeding regimen of more than 200 souls a […]

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Hidden Os Gemeos Mural on the Bowery Graffiti Wall Returns Next Week

Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

The Tony Goldman-owned graffiti wall on the Bowery will be re-revealed next week, despite the ongoing construction at the Billy’s Antiques project site. But with a twist. The original concrete slab, last painted by street artists Os Gemeos in 2009, will make a surprise return next week for a limited time. According to the Goldman […]

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Marilyn Louie Desperately Needs a Bigger Newsstand on the Bowery, these Photos Show Why [PHOTOS]

Posted September 23, 2014 at 5:52 am

For embattled Bowery newsstand owner Marilyn Louie, it’s a war of attrition. Her repeated attempts to secure a more spacious, less dangerous workspace are falling on deaf ears. This despite the overwhelming support from Chinatown neighbors and Community Board 3, not to mention the local press. Back in July, CB3 voted unanimously in her favor, […]

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‘FEIT Direct’ Footwear Brand Opening Flagship Store on the Bowery

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Corporate conglomerates have finally colonized the easternmost fringe of Prince Street. Where just a few years ago turnover here at the corner of Bowery was quite high, stability seems ripe. Anne et Valentin, Sandro, Helmut Lang, and Maje all maintain a presence on the block. The FEIT Direct footwear brand is now joining the fray at […]

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