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Victim Identified in Last Night’s Hit-and-Run on the Bowery

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

The man killed in last night’s hit-and-run on the Bowery was a beloved member of the community. This much was clear from the various tipsters who alerted us to the accident. Robert Perry – age 57 – had been visiting the Bowery Mission for assistance the last few years. His life was cut short when […]

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Homeless Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Last Night

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 10:16 am

Last night at around 7:30pm, a homeless man residing at the Bowery Mission was killed in a hit-and-run just north of Rivington Street. Northbound traffic was completely sealed, with police cruisers redirecting motorists back down the Bowery. What we know is that the 24-year-old BMW driver was an Asian male named Danny Lin who fled the scene, […]

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Hernandez Houses Hosting Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive Tomorrow Night

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

For one day only, 189 Allen Street will be the Hernandez “Fun” Houses. The NYCHA property joined forces with the LES Dwellers and numerous local businesses to provide Halloween activities for local youth. Tomorrow evening is the first annual Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive, to be held in the Resident Association room. The “Haunted […]

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With Pantry Depleted, Bowery Mission to Receive Funding From City

Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

The Bowery Mission is set to receive some much needed government dollars to help stock their rapidly depleting pantry for local Lower East Side homeless. The Food Pantries Initiative has $237,600 earmarked in the city’s 2015 Fiscal Year budget, spread between ten delegates, which leaves Councilwoman Margaret Chin with $23,760 to work with. Of that, she plans to allocate $9,000 to the […]

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Help the Bowery Mission Replenish its Pantry

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Bowery Mission is struggling to keep up with demand, a representative from the organization tells us. Clarion calls rang across social media this week to help the 135-year-old mission replenish its pantry stock. Apparently September has been a record month of aiding the homeless, with a feeding regimen of more than 200 souls a […]

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Man Badly Beaten on the Bowery Last Night

Posted August 20, 2014 at 10:22 am

Just in case you needed additional evidence that the corner of Bowery and Rivington is devolving into violence, this should suffice. Yesterday evening at around 5:45, a man was beaten pretty badly outside the Bowery Mission. When we happened past, EMTs placed the victim in a stretcher and carted him away, leaving behind a stream […]

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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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The Bowery Mission Sheltering Hundreds During Cold Snap; No One Turned Away

Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

With the so-called polar vortex enveloping the city, the Bowery Mission is doing its part to keep the homeless warm. The historic faith-based charity at 227 Bowery is sheltering hundreds of those without, turning away no one. According to a report in the Christian Post, staff members prowl the streets nightly to ensure nobody is […]

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SUNY Optometry Offering Free Eye Care Services at Bowery Mission

Posted January 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

The Bowery Mission is getting some love in the vision department. Thanks to a volunteer program by SUNY Optometry, those seeking help from the Mission can now get free eye care. The program commenced in March 2013, but has recently picked up speed, mostly due to significant fundraising. Over $30,000 has been rounded up via […]

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Bowery Mission Opens Women’s Shelter in Harlem

Posted November 27, 2012 at 6:18 am

The Bowery Mission has been serving the homeless of downtown New York for 133 years.

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