Bowery Alliance of Neighbors

Bowery Alliance of Neighbors Celebrates 10 Years of Local Activism

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:06 am

One of the most vocal local groups advocating for Bowery preservation celebrates an important milestone this month. The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, whose signature fight is to save the namesake thoroughfare, now celebrates a decade in existence. Ten years of preservation and awareness. The group was founded in 2007, and later Proposed its East Bowery […]

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Tonight, Learn More About Big Tim Sullivan, ‘King of the Bowery’

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:16 am

As part of the Lower East Side History Month festivities, tonight the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and Grace Church High School welcome author Alice Sparberg Alexiou to speak about the (in)famous Timothy Sullivan, or as many knew him, the puported “King of the Bowery.” Sullivan resided at the Occidental Hotel (now the SoHotel) at 146 […]

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Opening ‘Windows on the Bowery’ to Appreciate its Cultural Significance

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:14 am

It’s high time the Bowery receives its due and proper. Grassroots preservationists at the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors implore you to stop, observe, and appreciate the former Native American footpath and onetime boulevard of broken dreams. “Windows on the Bowery,” their new visual walking exhibit, premieres today. The ambitious undertaking essentially serves as a portal […]

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Ambitious ‘Windows on the Bowery’ Placard Project to Highlight History of Thoroughfare, Launches July 5

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

These days, the Bowery rarely gets due recognition for its pioneering architecture, and early contributions to myriad art forms, such as tattooing, punk, vaudeville, and Yiddish Theater. Instead, it’s really all about which historic buildings can be sold to the highest bidder for demolition and re-development. Armed with a platoon of historians and visually-striking imagery, […]

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The Federal-Style Row House at 35 Cooper Square was Razed for this Crappy Dorm

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

The rich cultural history of 35 Cooper Square concludes with the reveal of its brooding gray replacement. Almost four years later, we’re now stuck with this eyesore of a dorm, courtesy of developer Arun Bhatia. The new thirteen-story building will house students from Marymount Manhattan College once completed. For almost two hundred years, a Federal-style […]

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Here’s the Schedule for Week 3 of the Lower East Side History Month

Last modified May 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

Here we go. What follows is a list of programming highlights for week 3 (May 14-18) of the first annual Lower East Side History Month. Definitely try to check out the micro film fest of Bowery cuts – From May West to Punk: The Bowery on Film – screening at the Anthology Film Archives Friday evening. Special […]

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Op-Ed: Taking Stock of the Surviving Federal-Style Row Houses on the Bowery

Posted March 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

The storied Bowery, today running from Chatham Square to Cooper Square, is a broad, crooked arc, first traversed on foot by Native Americans then enlarged as a wagon road by the Dutch in 1626. Incredibly, not only does it still retain most of its original footprint but there are still a surprising number of row […]

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SLA Changes Its Mind, Awards Liquor License to Peter Poulakakos at 146 Bowery

Posted March 7, 2014 at 5:11 am

Ever since last October, when the State Liquor Authority denied Peter Poulakakos (Dead Rabbit Tavern) a full liquor license to operate at 146 Bowery, the corner store has been stagnating behind rotten, tattered plywood. But the fight never actually ended. Behind the scenes, wheels were in motion to ensure that their 150-seat restaurant vision would materialize […]

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Neighbors Rally Against Peter Poulakakos’ Nightlife Venture at 146 Bowery

Last modified July 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The former Lite Elite at the southwest corner of Bowery and Broome is the latest battlefield between NIMBY and nightlife.

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Martin Scorsese Endorses Bowery Preservation Plans

Posted March 20, 2013 at 6:26 am

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and its East Bowery Preservation Plan received another huge endorsement last week.

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