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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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The DOT Not Seeing the Light with Traffic Signals at Bowery and Delancey

Posted September 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

The city spent loads of taxpayer dollars the last few years trying to remedy the traffic situation at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey/Kenmare. Road crews keep digging up pavement, repainting the lanes, and beautifying the medians. To no avail. The bigger issue continually shrugged aside is fixing the sequence timing of the signals here. […]

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"The Bowery as it is today [1900]," Photo: NYPL

That Time When Locals Wanted to Rename the Bowery ‘Piccadilly’ or ‘Parkhurst Avenue’

Posted September 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

In an age when the Bowery moniker is gold – emblazoned across apparel and television screens – it’s difficult to fathom how its name was once threatened. At the turn of the last century, a collection of local Bowery merchants petitioned on numerous occasions to force the city to rename the thoroughfare. At least three […]

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Historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Sells, Condos Coming Soon

Posted September 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It finally happened. After years of rumors and suitors, photographer Jay Maisel finally unloaded his prized possession. The treasured Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. The New York Times has the scoop today in a broader piece about the buyer, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, which had been marketing the 37,000 square-foot property last month. RFR […]

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ABC’s Rom-Com ‘Manhattan Love Story’ is Back on the Bowery Today

Posted September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

In this case, we could practically recite our last post on Manhattan Love Story verbatim. The ABC rom-com is back on the Bowery today, and will bring with it an impressive display of boxy Haddad’s trucks. So, expect the worst. Much like the plot of this program. ABC describes their new primetime fodder as a […]

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Sutra’s Ariel Palitz Divulges Her Distaste for the Local Blogs

Posted September 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Last Wednesday evening was the swan song soiree for Sutra Lounge. The hip-hop club had operated on First Avenue for a decade. This party was both a celebration and sendoff. As for next steps, owner Ariel Palitz is still rumored as a player in the new Mars Bar juicery in the works on East First […]

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EMM Group Stoops to Offering Groupon Meals at The General on the Bowery

Posted September 17, 2014 at 5:24 am

EMM Group – alleged pride of the upscale nightlife game – is stooping to Groupon to help its woes at 199 Bowery. Indeed, it’s no secret that The General is suffering. Co-owner Mark Birnbaum admitted as much last spring when he quipped to the State Liquor Authority that his bait-and-switch Bowery club complex “has been […]

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