Bowery Wall Readies Next Artist Mural
Posted on: September 10th, 2019 at 5:03 am by Elie
The arrival of a mobile boom at the corner of Bowery and East Houston is as sure a sign as any. For the last decade – since Tony Goldman’s reboot of the Bowery Art Wall – the vehicle let neighbors know a new artist was on the way.
And so it is this week. Two such booms appeared yesterday for the inevitable whitewash and repainting.
Out with the sanitized, Instagram-bait of Queen Andrea, in with whatever is next.
Maybe Pork New York will make another cameo.
More movement on the Ludlow House expansion, which is still proceeding rather slowly. Libation closed its doors forever in May of this year. Demise of the bridge-and-tunnel club was hastened by Ludlow House next door, which aims to redevelop the property into a venue annex. (They are leasing the property.) The plan is more than […]
Cops arrested a Bronx man on Friday in connection with the sexual assault of an 82-year-old woman in Rutgers Houses. Mott Haven resident, David Alexander, 29, currently faces charges of felony assault, burglary, sexual abuse and restriction of breathing. He’s accused of walking into the victim’s unlocked apartment at about 6pm last Tuesday. Alexander allegedly […]
At the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets, change is nigh. No, not Beastie Boys Square, but the replacement of a fallen nightlife empire. That of Rob Shamlian. His Grunhaus reboot of Spitzer’s Corner failed to succeed, and closed last spring. In its place, the prolific team behind Boulton & Watt and Drexler’s – Darin […]
Hold on to your hats, kids. It’s all out war on the Bowery! Have you ever wanted to see two graffiti writers battle live? Sure you do! I mean, many of us don’t know what we want until we hear about on the interweb, so you’re welcome. Tomorrow night, PACE SSB and REE MTA will […]
At the corner of Essex and Grand Streets, two hundred years of history are officially erased. This six-story building – luxury condos – is the future. The drama here is more than four years in the making. After purchasing 355 Grand Street for $4 million in December 2014, Interboro Properties spent the next two years […]
Last week, U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY12 District) held a press conference to reintroduce the RECIPE Act (Revitalizing Cities through Parks Enhancement) – a clever acronym for a bill that proposes $10 million in funding for community gardens and parks through HUD, not just in New York City, but nationwide. La Plaza Cultural Center de […]
The Whole Foods on the Bowery thinks it owns the sidewalk. Just look to the entrance, where a gaggle of delivery bikes, with long flatbeds hitched, are parked awaiting parcels. It even wraps around onto the Bowery. This is the fleet of vehicles whose sole purpose is fulfilling Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service. The sidewalk […]
Talk about farm to table… A guerrilla farmer is growing corn on Delancey Street, but you wouldn’t necessarily notice on first passing. The decrepit flower box outside the Allen Mall Bathhouse on Delancey Street is chock full of plantings. And the growing glut of crap behind it keeps you away. Gaze there, though, and you’ll […]
The saga of Rivington House continues this week with news of its sale. Indeed, three years after Slate Property Group, China Vanke Co., and Adam America Real Estate together purchased the property, the ownership team is cashing out. Price paid for the real estate was $116 million; sale price is $159.6 million. For the moment, […]
A new tenant at 261 Broome Street filed a lawsuit against the landlord, claiming that an alleged roach infestation forced her to leave after only four days on-premise back in June. The complaint, filed this week in Manhattan Supreme Court by Julia Perry, alleges that the infestation was so severe that the critters even found […]