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Bowery view, summer, 1977

Photographer David Godlis Takes us Back to the 1970s Bowery

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s mid 1970s gritty New York City and you’re perusing through the Village Voice when a large ad for a bar you’ve never heard of catches your eye. Night after night you find yourself heading down to this seedy part of town which has drawn you in with its sweaty air, loud punk music, and […]

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Nearing 19 Stories, CitizenM Finally Makes Plans to Meet with Nervous Neighbors on the Bowery

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:11 am

The CitizenM hotel superstructure has already reached the halfway point of its controversial ascension. Upon its eventual completion – originally slated for winter 2016 – this eyesore will sit nineteen stories above the Bowery and boast approximately 300 hotel rooms. And until this point, there has been little to no community outreach from the developer, […]

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Luzzo’s Pizza has a New Pizza Nook Inside 310 Bowery Bar

Last modified June 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

Last month, local chain Luzzo’s Pizza quietly debuted a new outpost on the Bowery. Not standalone, though. The restaurant now operates a minuscule satellite in the front entrance of newcomer 310 Bowery Bar. A symbiotic relationship. The setup is a smaller replica of itself. The oven abuts the front window of 310 Bowery Bar, flanked […]

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Three Years on, the Garis & Hahn Gallery on the Bowery Folds

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

When new condos open up – this could be anywhere – the typical tenant is oftentimes a gallery of some kind. Usually with two surnames separated by an ampersand. And with limited shelf life. Like Garis & Hahn at 263 Bowery. The 2,422 square-foot gallery debuted in the first half of 2013, joining Takamichi Hair […]

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The International Center of Photography Unveils New Signage on the Bowery, Opens June 23

Posted June 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

Let’s take a peek inside 250 Bowery. It is here that the International Center of Photography planted a flag last year, moving the museum from its longtime midtown perch. The plywood shed was removed from the facade a couple weeks ago, and new lettering affixed to the marquee. Inaugural exhibit – “Public, Private, Secret” – is […]

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Demolition Begins at 139-141 Bowery for New 11-Story Mixed-Use Development

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

The death shroud is unveiled; get ready for more carnage in the Bowery’s once-proud lighting district. Two more pre-war structures are about to meet the maker. Netting and scaffolding were altogether assembled at 139-141 Bowery last week, signaling the beginning of demolition activity. Once excised from the block, a shiny new eleven-story building will take its […]

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Junkies on a hot day, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: Hot Days on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted June 2, 2016 at 5:17 am

The unseasonably hot summer streets are brutal when you have no cool place to get relief from the heat. I shot these images last Saturday, May 28. Most are in and around the Bowery. Check out the gallery below:

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The Strokes Announce Week-long Pop-up Shop at 352 Bowery

Last modified May 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm

This week, hometown heroes The Strokes previewed new material from their forthcoming four-song EP. It’s the first concrete output since the band’s 2013 release, Comedown Machine. Future Present Past, as the record is dubbed, debuts on June 3 (though, currently on Spotify), via singer Julian Casablancas’ own Cult Records imprint. While native advertising has been […]

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171 Bowery ‘Development Site’ Hits the Market for $12.5M

Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

“OBEY the future; Join the most exciting avenue in NYC.” That’s the proclamation from a new real estate listing circulating for 171 Bowery. The four-story tenement building, located just south of Delancey Street (and across from the ascending CitizenM monstrosity), is now on the open market as a $12.5 million “development site.” Jan Sasson of the […]

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Thor Equities Picks up Former Patricia Field Store for $8.2M

Posted May 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

Thor Equities is now the rightful owner of the retail space at 306 Bowery. In doing so, the billion-dollar-barons have an even larger toe-hold on the Lower East Side. Joe Sitt and company shelled out a wallet-busting $8.2 million for the 6,700 square-foot location (ground + basement). “The Bowery is continuing its transformation into one […]

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