Bowery Mission

Bowery Mission, September 2014

Rumor: Bowery Mission Sells Air Rights to Ace Hotel Developer for New Facility, More Demolition Possible

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Mission purportedly signed a deal with the devil. But the silver lining is that they’ll probably remain in place for the long term. It all goes back to the Ace Hotel on its southern flank and the swarm of carpetbaggers wheeling and dealing in the neighboring property. As previously reported, developers David Paz (aka […]

Filed Under

Streets

187chrystie-street

Rumor: Ace Hotel Developer in Contract to Purchase 187 Chrystie Street, Air Rights from Bowery Mission and New Museum Sought

Last modified December 23, 2015 at 7:52 am

Freeman Alley is under assault, as feared, by a single entity. Developer David Paz (aka Omnia Group) is reportedly making moves to acquire both property and air rights bordering the unique alley behind 225 Bowery, currently being converted into an Ace Hotel. If he gets his way, the overall character of the block could likely […]

Filed Under

Photo: Chris Leamy

This Busker Performs to Help the Homeless

Posted September 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Singer-songwriter Chris Leamy is taking his music to the streets, in the name of helping the homeless community. When the busker sees a person begging for money, he asks if he can sit next to them and play his guitar. If passersby feel compelled to drop some coin into his guitar case for the performance, […]

Filed Under

Streets

Bowery Mission, September 2014

Bowery Mission Receives Dozens of New Leesa Mattresses for its Men’s Shelter

Last modified July 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Folks residing at the Bowery Mission will soon rest a bit easier. Today, the stalwart institution aiding the homeless of the Lower East Side and beyond will receive a special delivery of dozens of new Leesa mattresses for its newly renovated men’s shelter at 227 Bowery. It’s part of the online luxury mattress retailer’s “One in Ten” program, which donates […]

Streets

Bowery Mission, September 2014

Bowery Mission Changes Leadership, Creates New Fundraising Entity

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some big news coming out of the Bowery Mission. Yesterday afternoon, the Lower East Side institution, serving the homeless and hungry for over 135 years, announced a changing of the guard, as well as an addition of a new fundraising entity. Current president Ed Morgan will be sliding over to head the new Bowery Mission Foundation, […]

Streets

Photo: Robert Perry

Bowery Mission Hosting ‘LES Art Drive’ Auction and ‘Through My Lens’ Showcase of Photographs Shot by the Homeless

Posted December 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

Here’s a great way to help those in need and finish up that holiday shopping. This Sunday marks the first annual L.E.S. Art Drive, a silent auction to benefit the good works being done at the Bowery Mission. Neighborhood galleries (Sperone Westwater, Simon Preston Gallery and Gallery nine5), as well as artists with ties to the Lower East […]

Filed Under

Art

Streets

Robert-Perry

Funeral Being Held Today for Bowery Hit-and-Run Victim

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:20 pm

On the evening of November 24, a 24-year-old named Danny Lin sped northward on the Bowery in his 2001 BMW sedan and fatally struck beloved local Robert Perry. It was later revealed that his speed was clocked at twice the legal limit of 25mph. The traffic accident transpired outside the Bowery Mission, but Lin fled the […]

Filed Under

Streets

bowery-rivington-night

24-Year-Old Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Faces Serious Charges

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Justice is being served. The motorist involved in that fatal hit-and-run on the Bowery Monday night is facing the music. As previously reported, Danny Lin was driving northbound in his 2001 BMW sedan when he struck Robert Perry just north of Rivington. Cops said he was going double the recently-imposed speed limit of 25 mph. […]

Streets

Bowery Mission Thanksgiving, Photo: Cynthia Chung

Bowery Mission Reaches Milestone 135th Year Serving Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Consider it a marathon of giving. This Thursday will mark The Bowery Mission’s 135th Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over  7,000 men, women and children throughout the Five Boroughs of New York will have a warm celebratory meal thanks to the organization and the efforts of its volunteers.  Speaking of, more than 600 volunteers will donate time at […]

Filed Under

Streets

bowery-rivington-night

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 […]

Streets