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The ‘New Stand’ is Finally Ready to Take the Bowery

Last modified February 19, 2019 at 8:41 am

June 2017 It’s been almost three years since Patricia Field retired her Bowery fashion boutique and quietly relocated to Seward Park. While a replacement was ultimately found a year thereafter, mum has largely been the narrative at 306 Bowery. Until now. The so-called New Stand, which inked a ten-year deal on the 6,700 square-foot retail […]

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‘Esther & Carol’ Goes Dark After Less than 2 Years on the Bowery

Posted February 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

Esther & Carol had lofty goals for the southwest corner of Bowery and Broome. Barely two years after opening, the restaurant is now dark. Esther & Carol occupied a large swath of the Sohotel corner (the former Bacchanal), and was split in thirds – full service dining room, casual takeout window, and basement lounge with […]

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Cajun Quietly Comes to Hell Square with ‘Parish NYC’

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:08 am

Out of nowhere, this new Cajun spot for Hell Square. Parish debuted last month at 146 Orchard Street. The arrival of Parish (the word for “county” in Louisiana) comes on the heels of Butcher Bar, the Astoria-based barbecue bar that shuttered back in September after little more than a year. According to its mission statement […]

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NYC Half Marathon Foists Thousands of Runners onto the Lower East Side Next Month

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:06 am

On your mark, get set … for thousands of marathoners on the proverbial doorstep. The New York City Half Marathon is less than a month out, and for the second year running, the Lower East Side is in the crosshairs. The race route shifted last year to include spanning the Manhattan Bridge, Canal Street, and […]

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Bowery Demolition Site Hits Market for $26M

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

One year ago, side-by-side three-story tenements comprising 139-141 Bowery were quickly demolished. The narrative at the time was that of a mixed-use replacement tower to rise in its place. Instead, it’s been crickets for much of the interim. Now, the double-wide property – measuring 50-by-100 feet – is on the chopping block for a hefty […]

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Did You Spend $22 at Tower Records on Valentine’s Day 1985?

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:07 am

Here’s a fun find. Local music ephemera from 1985. Bowery Boogie contributor Robert Carmona discovered this pristine receipt from Tower Records while working a residential construction job on East 3rd Street. Date of the archaic transaction is Valentine’s Day 1985, most likely at the store nearby on East 4th Street (RIP 2006). One item was […]

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Lesbian Shopkeepers on Orchard Street Win Empire State Building’s Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:04 am

Love is in the air! One Lower East Side couple will have their heads in the clouds this Valentine’s Day. Literally. Co-owners of home design store, Coming Soon on Orchard Street, Fabiana Faria and Helena Barquet were one of two couples to win the Empire State Building’s 25th annual “Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest.” Their 15-minute […]

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Wells Fargo Goes Full Monty on the Bowery

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Wells Fargo just fully revealed itself on the Bowery. Gone is the plywood shed and construction materials from the exterior of 276 Bowery. Here now is the unobstructed view of the latest bank on the Bowery. Not Chase, but a Wells Fargo, the first of its kind for the Lower East Side environs. Looks like […]

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After Years of Construction, this M103 Bus Stop Finally Returns to the Bowery

Posted February 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

The bus stop is back and it’s better than ever, hey-la, the bus stop is back. On the Bowery, that is. It took about three months of cage-rattling by neighbors before the city finally reinstated the northbound M103 bus stop on the Bowery, just north of Delancey. The new signpost was installed in the sidewalk outside […]

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