219 Bowery

Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop Ditches Rivington Street, Rebrands as ‘Tuft’

Posted October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Freemans Sporting Club “Barbershop” is now erased from Rivington Street. You may have noticed the brown paper hanging in the windows of its four-year-old space. Thanks to a lease expiration, elements of the business are forging ahead with a different name and location altogether. During this interim period, the Barbershop crew – armed with […]

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Breaking: Hand Grenade Found in Bowery Basement, Bomb Squad Reacts in Kind

Last modified March 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

​The bomb squad was called to 221 Bowery earlier today after a WWII-era hand grenade was uncovered by a demolition team in the basement. A tipster tells us that the crew discovered the explosive beside a bunch of “antique looking guns” from the same time period. Our source speculates that the dated cache could possibly belong […]

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3 Restaurant Supply Businesses Move from the Bowery, Including Chair Up

Last modified December 31, 2015 at 12:12 pm

More musical chairs on the Bowery. In the span of just a couple weeks, the last stronghold of Bowery restaurant suppliers lost three big-time players. All moved elsewhere. Most notable is the departure of Chair Up, the supplier that’s been at 219 Bowery for nearly two decades. Since 1999, in fact. The proverbial writing had […]

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‘Chair-Up’ Restaurant Supply Space on the Bowery is Now for Rent

Posted December 30, 2013 at 6:08 am

219-221 Bowery is but one property in a portfolio of eleven Bowery buildings that sold for an astonishing $62 million last June. At the time, we knew the transaction pretty much spelled curtains for 15-year-old Chair-Up. With Milestone Equities as the new boss (they own the Dr. Jay’s streetwear empire), there was no way in […]

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The End of the Bowery As We Know It

Posted March 14, 2012 at 6:18 am

The publicity stunt wasn’t just a funeral for a longtime Lower East Side business, but a symbolic burial for the Bowery of yore.

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Do Not Learn on the Bowery

Posted February 9, 2011 at 6:18 am

Some warnings are not heeded on the Bowery, as evidenced by Chair Up’s boarded window.

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Weekend Edition: February 6

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Matt Heidelberger]

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