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Residents Fear Bowery and Rivington Becoming a Violent ‘Open Air Drug Market’

Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:56 am

Earlier this week, we learned about the anti-gay hate crime on Delancey Street last Friday night, in which one woman was slashed across her face. The alleged perpetrator, 32-year-old Takeam Brison, has an arrest record dating back to the 1990s and was reportedly staying in an unnamed homeless shelter on the Bowery. In response to the resultant […]

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

Posted August 5, 2014 at 9:22 am

Expect the Haddad’s trucks to line the Bowery and spill into the streets of Little Italy today. “No Parking” signs indicate as much, alerting neighbors to the big budget production of Manhattan Love Story, a new ABC romantic comedy that’ll be sure to bore. The program was created and written by Jeff Lowell, and stars Analeigh […]

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The DOT Activates 2 New Slow Zones Along the Bowery and East Houston

Posted August 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

The city just announced that three major downtown traffic arteries are to become DOT-imposed slow zones, two of which criss-cross the Lower East Side. Starting in November, the full length of Houston Street (West Street to Baruch Place) and the Bowery (Chatham to Cooper Square) will carry reduced speed limits. The “Arterial Slow Zones” program […]

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Mexico City Artist’s ‘Las Bicicletas’ Sculptures Installed Near the Manhattan Bridge Approach

Posted August 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

There is a new art installation entertaining the mass of (motorist) humanity down near the Manhattan Bridge approach. Colorful bike sculptures now dot the Bowery median south of Canal Street, thanks to a joint venture between the Department of Transportation and NYC Parks. The exhibition – “Las Bicicletas” – is the handiwork of famed Mexico […]

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Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery Shows Its Skin for the First Time in 3 Years

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:03 am

Well, what have we here? Three years on, we finally have a view of Hot Karl’s steaming seven-story pile on the Bowery. The finger building at 255 Bowery was cloaked in a shroud of bars and netting for what seemed an eternity. That all changed on Monday. Yet while the facade is now fully visible, […]

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Visual Artists Sought for Pop-Up Gallery Inside Bowery Whole Foods

Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Lower East Side BID is joining forces with the Bowery Whole Foods to create a pop-up gallery on its second floor. Submissions are currently sought from “visual artists” who have some connection to the neighborhood. A “community” panel will then choose five winners from the pack, whose work will appear inside the grocery for […]

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HBO’s ‘Girls’ is Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted July 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

Lena Dunham and the Girls crew will be filming scenes in and around the Bowery today. The shoot is to capture scenes for the upcoming fourth season of the hit HBO series. Laminated signs mark the territory, lining the west side of the Bowery and bending around to Kenmare Street into Little Italy. Season 4 […]

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Read Tommy Ramone’s Original Band Bio of The Ramones (RIP)

Posted July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Ramones can finally reunite. In heaven. For the great gig in the sky. The last founding member of the punk pioneers – drummer Tommy Ramone (aka Thomas Erdélyi) - died over the weekend at 65. He had been battling the good fight against bile duct cancer for a number of years. As Spin points out, […]

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Mathieu Palombino Kills Off Chez Jef; New French Bistro to Open in September

Posted July 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

Down on the Bowery, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Two upscale eateries near the intersection of East Houston offer the taste of France. Earlier this week, Mathieu Palombino pulled the plug on his four-month Chez Jef pop-up experiment at the former Bowery Diner. It had been in rotation since March. However, he will return […]

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Vets of Herald Square’s ‘The Liberty’ Seek Basement Bar at 188 Bowery

Posted July 8, 2014 at 5:32 am

Decimation is currently underway on the ground level of 188 Bowery. Until earlier this spring, the large corner space had been home to the Double Win restaurant supply company. Since its departure, though, crews have completely gutted the joint down to a skeleton. The job extends outward to the curb with a mess of traffic […]

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