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Take a Walk Through the Abandoned Bowery Subway Station [VIDEO]

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

If you’re planning a visit to the abandoned Bowery subway station, which I am not encouraging, make sure to bring bail money and are ready to run. The city’s Vandal Squad has eyes on this NYC gem 24/7. As an alternative, check out the video below, shot in 2015 by YouTuber Urban NYC. It’s definitely […]

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Despite the Storm, Art Duo PichiAvo Begins Decorating the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted January 24, 2017 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side will get its mural, come hell or high water. Indeed. Despite the advent of a soaking Nor’easter yesterday afternoon, Spanish artist duo PichiAvo began work on a new mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall. The team braved steady rain and whipping wind gusts to install the first layer of their piece. PichiAvo […]

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Opening of 22-Story ‘Joie de Vivre Hotel’ at 50 Bowery Delayed Until March

Posted January 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

More than four years of bottlenecks, headaches, and desecrated city history for this. Back in September, the public relations arm of Joie de Vivre Hotels flexed its muscle to let everyone know that it had finally arrived on the Bowery. A blinding fact (quite literally) that locals had known since before the 22-story glass building […]

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Before PichiAvo Paints the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Taggers Go Crazy

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

The lame duck session at the Bowery Graffiti Wall has proven an opportune moment for taggers. In the week since Goldman Properties whitewashed the two-story encasement ahead of the next artist design, the fresh canvas has been attacked several times. Especially thanks to the perfect storm of inclement weather and lack of the usual security. […]

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Bandit in Klondike Hat Knocks Off 2 Chase Bank in Chinatown 

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

For the second time since Christmas, a Chase Bank on the Bowery has been knocked off. Police are looking for a man in a “Klondike hat” as lead suspect in both robberies, the latest of which transpired on Thursday. The perp visited Chase Bank at 2 Bowery on Thursday at around 1:51pm, and slipped a […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall is Being Whitewashed Ahead of Spanish Art Duo Pichi & Avo

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:19 am

Logan Hicks’ now-weathered mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall – the SoHo street scene dubbed “Story of My Life” – is is undergoing removal as we speak. The mobile booms are out; let the erasure commence. Spanish street art duo Pichi & Avo is reportedly next in line. The artists confirmed their participation in an email, albeit […]

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Just for One Day: When I Painted ‘David Bowery’ as Tribute to David Bowie

Posted January 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Today, on the first anniversary of David Bowie’s death, the anonymous artist behind the now-infamous “David Bowery” tribute street sign tells all. This is the real story of how it came to pass, in his own words.  Like most great ideas, it wasn’t mine. Stuart Wilson went to pay respects to the David Bowie tribute […]

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Spanish Duo Pichi & Avo Rumored to Replace Logan Hicks’ Mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Graffiti Wall is abuzz. In the last two weeks, the high-profile canvas has seen its fair share of action. The sidewalks on its perimeter were chiseled away and replaced; then there was the memorial slideshow of fallen celebrities in 2016 which illuminated the bare space above the art slab. Now, get ready for the semi-annual […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Possible Unsafe Crane Operation’

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

It appears that the incoming CitizenM hotel may not have been totally transparent with their community update this week. In the communique, which we reported on yesterday, their public relations team explained that the crane would be deposed and splayed out for routine “quarterly” maintenance  (i.e. safety purposes). There’s more than meets the eye, though. You see, […]

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Brace, that CitizenM Crane will Tower above the Bowery for at Least Another 5 Months

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

The CitizenM Hotel is one of the busiest project sites in the neighborhood of late. Ironic, given its status as in-progress for the better part of a decade. Its towering crane (aka Power Boom) is to remain a semi-permanent skyline fixture until all modular units are stacked to the 19-story summit. At the moment, the crane […]

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