Holly

A Bowery Boogie contributor since June of 2011, Holly covers music, arts, pop culture, and lifestyle pieces relevant to the Lower East Side, NYC and beyond. A stalwart indie music fan, she has interviewed bands such as The Fratellis, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Frightened Rabbit, to name a few. Holly previously reviewed music for the website Radio Exile. These days, when she’s not writing for Boogie, you can find her playing pinball at interstate truck stops, knocking back Newcastles whilst supporting Manchester City Football Club, or checking out new music in either her native Boston or adopted home, NYC.

Posts by Holly

‘Bowery Showroom’ is Gen Z Retail

Posted April 22, 2021 at 5:07 am

Looks like a new concept store is setting up shop on the Lower East Side. Bowery Showroom, a New York-based designer vintage and lifestyle brand, is opening its first retail location this weekend. Not on the Bowery; in fact a few blocks off at 57 Stanton Street. What we gather from the PR babble is […]

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Adam Schlesinger Virtual Tribute is in the Works

Posted April 21, 2021 at 5:08 am

A virtual tribute to keep the late Adam Schlesinger’s memory shining on is in the works. The Fountains of Wayne co-founder and bassist passed away one year ago due to Covid complications. “This is a proper musical send-off for my soul brother with a bunch of talented and groovy guests that would make Adam wince,” […]

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns from COVID-19 Sidelines

Posted April 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

All the world’s a stage… To honor what would be the Bard’s 457th birthday, the ever-so-popular Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is back for a two night affair. Being the first performance from the troupe since the pandemic sidelined it in 2020, the event promises evenings filled with scenes, songs, sonnets, and soliloquies from the […]

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An Art Show to Benefit the Educational Alliance

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:17 am

A new art exhibit to support the Educational Alliance and its Manny Cantor Center kicks off this weekend. Drawing inspiration from the recently-deposed Hester Street Fair, “CONTINUE TO BE” is a celebratory show welcoming the warmth and hope of springtime in the city, featuring both new and old work from local photographers who have documented life […]

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The ‘Goodnight Moon’ House on Orchard Street

Posted April 15, 2021 at 5:07 am

On lower Orchard Street, there was a telephone, and a landlord tycoon, and an art show depicting … Goodnight Moon. Hosted by Fort Makers, the new exhibit at 38 Orchard brings Margaret Wise Brown’s 1947 children’s book Goodnight Moon to life, via a three-dimensional installation. “Goodnight House” is the work of fourteen commissioned artists who […]

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Penny Arcade Hosts Virtual Benefit for Henry Street Settlement Pantry

Posted March 26, 2021 at 8:26 am

A year into the pandemic, the art world continues to team up with local organizations to lend a helping hand. The ‘Arts for Living Show: Artist Feed The L.E.S.’ is a virtual fundraiser event to benefit the Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, hosted by local artist and activist Penny Arcade. It’ll feature new video […]

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The Clemente Center Hosts Blood Drive Today

Posted March 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

The Lower East Side is in need of some blood. Today, the Clemente Soto Velez Center hopes to help with that, by hosting its third community blood drive. Currently there are only 27 donors signed up for today’s drive, compared to 140 donors back in June. Thus, they are encouraging all New Yorkers who are […]

Small Business Owners ‘Permanently Close’ to Demand COVID Relief

Posted February 25, 2021 at 5:08 am

Local small business groups, along with the Cooper Square Committee, East Village Community Coalition, and Village Preservation are hosting a rally today in the name of economic survival. It’s part of a statewide week of activism to find commercial rent relief in the city. With that, businesses who fear forever closure due to rent burdens […]

Doughnut Plant Heads to Saudi Arabia with Latest Expansion

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:11 am

After surviving a three-month, pandemic-induced closure in the latter half of 2020, Doughnut Plant is pushing its business model forward. And once again, expanding overseas. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia locale marks the eighth iteration for the Lower East Side born empire (if you count the Japan outpost), and the first for the Middle East. And […]

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‘King Kirby’ Podcast Celebrates the LES-Born Marvel Legend

Last modified February 18, 2021 at 11:42 am

In which the unsung hero of the Marvel universe gets his due. In a dramatic podcast. The famed Jack Kirby – born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917 and onetime resident of 147 Essex Street – was the illustrator who put pen to paper in co-creating comic book juggernauts like Captain America, the Hulk, Fantastic Four, and […]

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