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The Strokes’ Wiz Kid Management Joins C3 Presents at 263 Bowery

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ryan Gentles was the booking agent at the Mercury Lounge when he discovered the Strokes. He quit his job, and Wiz Kid Management was soon born to help represent the city-based retro rockers. The office has been an East Village mainstay for years on East Tenth Street. But now it’s moving to the Bowery after forging a partnership with […]

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‘Streetheart’ Dangling Bunnies Return to Lower East Side Power Lines

Posted June 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Call it a return of the blindfolded bunnies. The stuffed rabbits are again dangling from the power lines of downtown streets. You know the ones – with pink eyeband and accompanying charm. It’s admittedly been some time since we’ve seen new placements of these “mobiles.” The one above is located near the intersection of Grand […]

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Rumor: EMM Group Closing The General at 199 Bowery

Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:54 am

We are hearing some local chatter that EMM Group is planning to close The General at 199 Bowery. And quite soon, actually. A purported bartender at The General stokes the rumor mill, telling us that “Now [rumors of closure] has become a reality. We were just told by management the restaurant will be closing this week.” […]

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Teen Art Gallery Opens ‘Green Light’ at 59 East 4th Street

Posted June 6, 2014 at 10:06 am

It’s not an everyday occurrence to see youth-run art organizations, yet such is the case for Teen Art Gallery, a collective by teens for teens. It provides opportunity for youthful artists to display their works in a gallery setting, and further encourages to keep those creative teenage juices flowing. Courtesy of Creative Time, Green Light is their latest showcase, and […]

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DOT Tears Up the Bowery for ‘Upgrades’ in Traffic Configuration Near Delancey

Posted June 4, 2014 at 6:02 am

Measurements and markings appeared on the Bowery last week; the DOT began ripping up the roadway on Monday. First on the docket is the median between Delancey and Spring Streets, jackhammered into submission and already showing signs of progress. However, thanks to these new DOT upgrades, one block is now without an operational fire hydrant. […]

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For the 7th Precinct, Graffiti is Public Enemy #1

Last modified May 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

As you may have read, the war on graffiti is intensifying… Cracking down on nightlife apparently isn’t the number one priority within the confines of the 7th Precinct. Graffiti takes that honor. That much was made clear at the community council meeting earlier this month, in which freshly minted CO Capt. Simonetti designated the vandalism enemy […]

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Urban Muse Prepares Demolition of 347 Bowery with New Sidewalk Bridge

Posted May 29, 2014 at 6:05 am

The end is nigh for another historic piece of the Bowery. The former Salvation Army building at 347 Bowery will soon meet its maker. While demolition permits were filed way back in early January, the takedown is only now underway. Passing the stout corner building yesterday, we spotted the arrival of twin sidewalk bridges. Prepare for […]

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Paulaner Revamp on the Bowery Opens Tomorrow and Boasts New Personnel

Last modified May 29, 2014 at 11:22 am

Two months after its demise, the epic fail that was Paulaner Brauhaus is finally taking its mulligan. With an all-black exterior and shortened moniker (now just Paulaner), the reinvented German brewery-pub is set to reopen tomorrow (it’s been in press previews), a few days earlier than the initial projection. And it will do so with […]

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Bowery Traffic Configuration at Delancey Intersection is Changing Soon

Last modified May 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

The traffic configuration at Bowery and Delancey is likely to change imminently, as previously reported. A DOT crew was at the intersection sometime in the last week, having painted the pavement with measurements and diagrams. With the confluence of two major arteries, one of which feeding the Williamsburg Bridge, this particular junction is deadly. City […]

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People Are Now Flying Kites from the Bowery Rooftops

Posted May 27, 2014 at 10:20 am

No, that’s not errant garbage flying in the Bowery sky. Nor is it Superman. Some dude spent Sunday evening flying a kite on the beautiful, postcard-worthy tar beach at 200 Bowery. Presumably a condo owner in the building. Most plebs pedestrians down below were oblivious to the sight, while the homeless hanging outside the Bowery Mission […]

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