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‘The Turf’ Pop-Up Hits the Bowery for Weeklong Residency

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

When Chair Up was forced from its seventeen-year perch on the Bowery, an enormous space was liberated for the taking. The first suitor to do so was Spanish kicks company, Camper, which opened a branded “Lab” here last April. The other half of 219-221 Bowery, however, remained dormant until now. In comes something called The […]

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Spanish Kicks Company Camper Christens New ‘Lab’ on the Bowery

Posted April 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

It’s settled. You can finally purchase $285 sneakers on the Bowery. And right beside the Bowery Mission, no less. The Spanish footwear company, Camper, has you covered. The brand finally deposed the “coming soon” window skin from the facade of 221 Bowery last week to reveal its trendy CamperLab concept, a store we first told you […]

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Spanish Footwear Company ‘Camper’ Laces up for 221 Bowery

Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

When Chair Up packed its bags for a new retail space around the corner on Delancey Street, chatter on the block indicated that a shoe store of some kind was opening in its stead. It only grew latter as time went on, yet not much was otherwise known. Until today. It’s time to lace up. […]

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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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