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New and Improved Graffiti Wall Unveiled on the Bowery

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

There she is – the newly constructed Bowery Graffiti Wall, having shed its pesky plywood perimeter yesterday afternoon. A clean slate. Workers spent the last few months perfecting the high-profile, one-story canvas and installing the proper paneling. From our vantage point, it appears that replacement is a smidgen taller than its predecessor. And it looks […]

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International Center of Photography Seals the $23.5M Deal for 250 Bowery

Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:18 am

The International Center of Photography recently sealed the deal on its new Bowery facility. As first reported here in December, the 30-year-old institution selected the commercial condo unit at 250 Bowery for its museum. The 11,000 square-foot space (ground + basement) had been in contract since January when the ask was quoted as $23 million. Final […]

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Chair Factory Ditches Bowery Showroom After Ten Years on the Block

Posted April 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

The row of restaurant suppliers on the Bowery just south of Houston is hurting. Two losses to report today, and both residing in buildings that sold as part of a $62 million portfolio back in 2013. Take a seat… The Chair Factory at 214 Bowery is no longer part of the commercial snapshot. Walking by […]

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M103 Bus Stop Relocated Closer to Rivington Street Thanks to CitizenM Hotel Construction

Last modified April 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

Construction at the recently activated CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery is already causing major disruptions. Like a one-story plywood fence and a new walkway that occupies a good portion of roadway. And at the expense of an existing bus stop. The northbound M103 – an orphaned bus stop for a couple weeks – has just […]

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R Bar Replacement ‘Rebelle’ Announces Itself at 218 Bowery

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:11 am

The “R” at 218 Bowery now stands for “Rebelle.” Since its closure last October, the former R Bar space at 218 Bowery has undergone extensive renovation. The entire joint was gutted, and is now in the remodeling phase for the replacement venture. On a recent walkby, we noticed a shit-brown exterior, and newly-appointed dining room […]

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Chris Santos Confirmed for New Tao Project at 199 Bowery

Posted April 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

More news that further confirms the imminent arrival of the Tao Group at 199 Bowery, a story we broke Monday morning. Eater followed up the report, noting that Chris Santos, executive chef and partner of Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, is to helm the new “restaurant” concept. Both of these Lower East Side nightlife […]

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Today in LES History: Television Debuts at CBGB on the Bowery

Last modified April 1, 2015 at 12:42 am

On this day in… 1974 – The seminal rock/punk/alternative band Television began their Sunday night residency at CBGB, a former Bowery dive bar where band members built a stage for their debut performance. Here is an excerpt from a piece that NYU professor Bryan Waterman wrote last year on the fortieth anniversary of the event… Although […]

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Ace Hotel Hit with Stop-Work Order for Conversion at 225 Bowery

Posted March 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

Let the renovations begin. Onsite work is intensifying at 223-225 Bowery where demolition contractors have been busy carting out debris amidst conversion to an Ace Hotel. This interior gut job of late is also joined by the hoisting of materials via flatbed cranes. As part of the new Ace Hotel project, property owners Omnia Group and […]

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EMM Aborts Finale on the Bowery, Tao is Taking Over

Posted March 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

EMM Group washed its hands of the Bowery last week. But something bigger is on the way. Lower Eastpacking all the way. After three years of public deception, lawsuits, static from the State Liquor Authority, and non-stop quality of life issues for residents and neighbors alike, Finale and its EMM Group overlords are out. Rumors […]

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Marvel Comics and Five Four Collaboration Launching Bowery Pop-Up This Weekend

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

Comic book-inspired fashion is headed to the Bowery this weekend. In a rather strange pairing, Marvel Comics recently jumped in bed with the monthly shopping club Five Four to create a limited-edition collection. The new collaboration is described in media materials as the “conclusion of two brands coming together around their desire to constantly interpret and […]

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