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‘Allegro Coffee’ Launching Outpost in Former Whole Foods Bowery Beer Store

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

A different type of brew will soon be served at the Whole Foods Bowery. Indeed, that corner coffee shop we told you about – the one replacing the beer store – is set to become another location of Allegro Coffee. Some of the window paper was removed from the glass last week to reveal the […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Replaces its Beer Room with ‘Coffee Bar’

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

As part of its overarching effort to liven it up and rebrand, the ten-year-old Whole Foods Bowery just closed their enormous beer room. The store ended operations yesterday, but won’t stay empty long. The food emporium is about to impart an “exciting new coffee bar” in the space. Whole Foods is certainly going through all sorts of changes of […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Unveils its New Bakery Entrance

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:07 am

Ten years later, the once-controversial Whole Foods Bowery is trying to spruce things up a bit. After all, it’s (ironically) located in a bland building deemed bad for our collective mental health. You’ve probably seen that much of the first floor is an active construction zone. The new bakery, under renovations since early February, debuted […]

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Apparently the Junkies and Bowery Bums are Annoying Patrons at Whole Foods

Posted January 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

For years, the second floor of the Bowery Whole Foods has been a veritable hangout for all walks of life, from the upper crust to the homeless and downtrodden. Specifically the area around the corner from the artisanal cafe counters – on the Chrystie Street front – which houses a gaggle of tables and chairs. […]

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Once a Treasure of Our Neighborhood, the Chinatown YMCA Heads South [OP-ED]

Posted July 12, 2016 at 8:00 am

The following opinion piece was penned by local activist Georgette Fleischer, President of the Friends of Petrosino Square community group. I love the Chinatown Y. I love the exercise classes (pilates and spin are particular favorites). I love swimming laps in the pool. I love community building with diverse neighbors of all ages. But there […]

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Scientific Proof that the Whole Foods Bowery Complex is Bad for our Mental Health

Posted April 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

Enough glass already. These ugly buildings are bad for our collective health, argues cognitive neuroscientist Colin Ellard. This assertion might sound familiar. In complement to that NPR radio show in which he participated a few months ago (“Science Friday”), New York Magazine published a follow-up dispatch about the negative effects of bland buildings. Specifically, the […]

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‘Science Friday’ Radio Show Investigates How the Bowery Whole Foods and East Houston Reconstruction Project Affect Our Behavior

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:18 am

In case you missed it, the Science Friday radio show produced an intriguing segment last week about the “power of the built environment to affect our bodies, brains, and behavior.” Cognitive neuroscientist Colin Ellard joined host Ira Flatow on a trip through the Lower East Side to determine how our hyperlocal streetscapes affect human physiology. […]

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Following $400M Sale, Avalon Chrystie Rebrands Itself as ‘The Chrystie’

Posted February 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

The Avalon Chrystie luxury rental development is no longer part of the mothership and has since been rebranded. You’ll recall that Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. purchased the fourteen-story glass box of rental rip-off apartments for $400 million last year. The property was their first foray into residential real estate. Now it’s reborn hard as simply, The […]

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Bowery Whole Foods Opens ‘BBQ’ Sandwich Shop to Replace Yuji Ramen

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:10 am

Popular fast-casual food stand, Yuji Ramen, vacated the Bowery Whole Foods over the summer. Chef-owner Yuji Haraguchi pulled the plug and decided to combine the concept into his new Williamsburg restaurant Okonomi. Its departure left a vacancy on the second floor, which was just recently filled. Whole Foods vertically integrated, and installed its “latest food […]

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Visual Artists Sought for Pop-Up Gallery Inside Bowery Whole Foods

Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Lower East Side BID is joining forces with the Bowery Whole Foods to create a pop-up gallery on its second floor. Submissions are currently sought from “visual artists” who have some connection to the neighborhood. A “community” panel will then choose five winners from the pack, whose work will appear inside the grocery for […]

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