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CitizenM Gets the Go-Ahead from the DOB for Its 19-Story Bowery Hotel

Posted May 27, 2014 at 5:21 am

In the weeks running up to Memorial Day, we noticed the abnormal – actual activity at the CitizenM hotel project site. The tattered perimeter plywood fencing off 185-189 Bowery was replaced, and workers began patrolling the area. This was the first sign that ground break would begin in the foreseeable future. The second, a green light […]

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There’s Now a Swingers Sex 101 Class at Bowery Bliss

Posted May 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

Swinger culture is socially acceptable in the mainstream, it seems. At least enough so that a PR company is littering local inboxes to pitch a  Swinger appreciation course for beginners. Couldn’t help but publish for your amusement. Go for the class, leave with a romp. “Swinger 101,” as it’s called, will be held at Bowery […]

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Olek Adds Her Commentary to the Cope2 Scandal at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

Longtime graffiti writer Cope2 made headlines last week after painting the Bowery graffiti wall. But mostly for the wrong reasons. The South Bronx native was lambasted by Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore for his homophobic rants while attacking detractors. For his part, Cope2 insists that he’s got nothin’ but love for his gay friends, though admitted […]

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Peter Poulakakos Opening ‘Bacchanal’ at 146 Bowery Next Week

Posted May 16, 2014 at 6:06 am

Its disheveled appearance to the contrary, Bacchanal is actually slated to open next week at 146 Bowery. Peter Poulakakos and his partner Dave Oz will probably lift the plywood veil on its “casual fine dining restaurant” on May 20 (tentatively), according to the Village Voice. (Isn’t “casual fine dining” an oxymoron?) The team enlisted Scott Bryan […]

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Here’s an Early Peek Inside Bar Primi on the Bowery

Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:05 am

  Bar Primi is tying up the remaining loose ends at 325 Bowery before its anticipated opening. Neon signage arrived last week, preceded by character-changing paint job and red awnings. The casual Italian restaurant – an A-list joint venture between Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom – is allegedly a week from opening, according […]

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On Friday, The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors in partnership with Anthology Film Archives, presents "From May West to Punk: The Bowery on Film"

Here’s the Schedule for Week 3 of the Lower East Side History Month

Last modified May 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

Here we go. What follows is a list of programming highlights for week 3 (May 14-18) of the first annual Lower East Side History Month. Definitely try to check out the micro film fest of Bowery cuts – From May West to Punk: The Bowery on Film – screening at the Anthology Film Archives Friday evening. Special […]

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‘Museum of the Mundane’ Fashions Historical Exhibits Out of Street Furniture

Last modified May 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

Now the everyday street furniture in our collective urban living room is part of an open-air exhibit. We noticed a few explanatory plaques attached to various surfaces along the Bowery yesterday, turning the mundane into faux museum installations with ludicrous backstories. These two-toned signs are actually part of a pithy campaign called the Museum of […]

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Paulaner Brauhaus 2.0 Reopening on the Bowery June 2

Last modified May 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

Last Friday, the Paulaner Brauhaus epic-fail pried its kitschy signage from the marquee of 265 Bowery. It was yet another maneuver to help rebrand the flailing brewery, which closed last month for the makeover treatment. One employee recently told us that it looked too much like an Applebee’s to succeed. Nevertheless, we are told that version […]

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CB3 Committee Approves Mars Bar, Denies EMM Group and The Derby

Last modified May 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

The monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3 transpired last night. As is the case every month, the evening went on forever. Eight agenda items were ogled over for five hours, and then we left. That could be a record, but we’re too tired to actually verify. Meanwhile, here are some notes about the […]

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COPE2 Is the Next Artist Painting the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted May 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s here again – the quarterly changing of the guard at the Bowery graffiti wall. The telltale sign of torch-passage, a mechanized lift, arrived at the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston last Thursday ahead of the newest paint job. Perfectly timed, too, as Maya Hayuk’s patterned plaid recently became targeted by a string […]

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