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This Artist is Interested in Photographing the Back of Your Head

Posted May 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

If perchance you walked by the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday afternoon, this single-row display of construction paper likely served as greeting. Onlookers gathered earlier this week to watch as two girls snapped photos of people standing backward. Backward head shots, if you will. Flanking the pages were visual explanations of the public project. […]

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Tao Group Denies ‘LAVO Downtown’ for Failed Finale Space at 199 Bowery

Posted May 7, 2015 at 9:31 am

Despite rumors to the contrary, Tao Group maintains that 199 Bowery will not feature “LAVO Downtown” in the failed finale footprint. Front office PR denies the chatter resolutely, confirming that Chris Santos is the sole operator at this address. “There will not be a club in the space, and it will fully be a new restaurant […]

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LPC Approves Modifications to Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery; Graffiti Layer Will Stay

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery is heading full throttle into the next stage of its lifespan. Over six months after Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) purchased the 1898-vintage landmark for $55 million, plans for exterior modifications and reversion to commercial zoning met enthusiastic approval from both Community Board 2 (last month) and the Landmarks […]

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Starr Restaurant Group Bid for Bowery Bunker Steakhouse Doesn’t Look Good

Last modified May 7, 2015 at 8:11 pm

If the new real estate signage in the windows of 222 Bowery is any indication, Starr Restaurant Group may have hit a dead end. You’ll recall that restaurateurs Joe Carroll and Stephen Starr had been battling both the community and city in order to open an “approachable” steakhouse here at the “Bunker” building. The proposal would […]

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Thor Equities Snaps Up 176 Bowery (Plus Billboard) for $10.2M

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Thor Equities continues its invasion at the confluence of Bowery and Delancey. For the second time in seven months, the behemoth real estate firm has beefed up its holdings at this intersection. Joseph Sitt’s empire recently purchased 176 Bowery for a cool $10.2 million. This is one of the more visible buildings in the area, […]

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Street Artist Kenny Scharf Does Some Touch-up Work on the Bowery

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

Years before local skater Billy Rohan kickstarted the “100 Gates Project,” Kenny Scharf dreamed a similar vision. Back in 2011, the iconic street artist attempted to paint one hundred store gates throughout the Lower East Side. Whether that number was actually attained is up for debate, but the results of the campaign are still visible around […]

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LAVO Downtown Rumored for Failed Finale Space at 199 Bowery

Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

With EMM Group gone, a changing of the guard is underway at 199 Bowery. Yet Lower Eastpacking is still the modus operandi for this locale. Nightlife heavy-hitter Tao Group is taking over operations at 199 Bowery, as first reported earlier this month. Chris Santos – proprietor of sister haunts Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex […]

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Motorist Charged with Manslaughter for Fatal Bowery Hit-and-Run Last November

Posted April 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Brooklyn man accused of running down a homeless man on the Bowery back in November was charged with manslaughter yesterday. On the evening of November 24, 24-year-old Danny Lin sped northward on the Bowery in his 2001 BMW sedan and fatally struck beloved local Robert Perry. He had been going more than twice the legal […]

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‘Bowery Boys’ Web Comics Will be Released in Hardcover by Summertime

Posted April 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

Cory Levine’s successful online graphic novel depicting the Lower East Side of yesteryear is headed to the ol’ printing press. Yup, pretty soon enthusiasts can score a bound copy of the first five seasons of Bowery Boys. The web serial depicts antebellum New York; impassioned youth, street wars, and political corruption befitting of the times. “When we set out to create […]

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CitizenM and the Curious Case of Water Waste on the Bowery

Posted April 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

With Earth Day having just passed this week, the time seemed ripe to call attention to water waste down at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery. Ever since the towering permiter of plywood was erected at the corner of Delancey, the developers have been piping in water from the nearby fire hydrant for earth-moving efforts. […]

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