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

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Wraps its Summer Season

Posted July 29, 2021 at 5:09 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is wrapping up its latest affair with a lesser known production from the Bard’s canon. Continuing the Lower East Side tradition, the Drilling Company is back at the Clemente for three final performances this week – to perform Two Noble Kinsmen. For this iteration, director Hamilton Clancy has taken the […]

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Just Go Get Married at Katz’s Deli

Posted July 28, 2021 at 5:05 am

Going to the … deli … and we’re going to get married… The Lower East Side’s iconic Katz’s Deli has joined forces with Williamsburg wedding chapel, Sweet Hearts, to give couples a chance to tie the knot inside the 133-year-old eatery. With a hefty side of pastrami, of course. The $2,500 wedding package includes an […]

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St. Mark’s Comics Reopens Next Week, Not on St. Mark’s

Posted July 23, 2021 at 5:03 am

The well-loved comic book store St. Mark’s Comics is getting reissued, just not on St. Mark’s Place. Pow! The moniker “St. Mark’s Comics,” will be kept, but the store’s location is now at Brooklyn’s Industry City. News of this rebirth trickled down a couple months ago, but recent storefront developments have increased chatter about its […]

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The Bowery Mission Retiree Biking Across America

Posted July 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

Talk about a road trip. Recent Bowery Mission retiree Chuck Monts is putting the pedal to the pavement, having last month embarked on a 3,000 mile bike ride dubbed “Bike for the Mission.” He set off from The Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles on June 5, and is scheduled to end at the Bowery […]

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LES Landlord Shuts Down ‘Forsyth Fire Escape’ Burrito Slingers

Last modified July 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm

Two Chinatown residents last month opened a unique pop up restaurant, slinging burritos from their fire escape on Forsyth Street. They’re not the run-of-the mill burritos, either – they’re Scallion Pancake Burritos, of the Thai, Dominican, Chinese and California variety. Rather than running up and down stairs for delivery, “Forsyth Fire Escape” owners Isabel Lee […]

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The Market Line Returns to Essex Crossing from Pandemic Sidelines Next Week

Posted July 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

Another sign that things are normalizing; the Market Line at Essex Crossing will soon be open and fully operational. Its return from the sixteen-month pandemic sidelines is slated for July 22. The subterranean food court occupies 150,000 square-feet beneath the three contiguous Essex Crossing developments on the south side of Delancey Street. There are over […]

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Economy Candy Plans Late-July Store Reopening

Posted June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

Don’t call it a comeback! Economy Candy is slowly resuming its normal treats slinging operation. We’re told that a soft reopen is tentatively slated for the end of July, with a grand reopening later on this summer. In the meantime, those with a sweet tooth can still place orders for curbside pickup or nationwide shipping, […]

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Il Laboratorio del Gelato Expands to New Jersey

Posted June 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

The brains behind frozen treatery Il Laboratorio del Gelato have, once again, expanded operations. Only this time, they’ve left the neighborhood and crossed state lines. The latest creamery in the stable is located in Montclair, New Jersey, on the corner of Valley and Bellevue. Owner Jon Snyder is no stranger to the expansion game – […]

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The Van Gogh Immersion on South Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

When I was fifteen, I was flipping through posters in my local music store at the mall, and I paused on a print of the most vibrant blues and yellows – a swirling night sky. It hit me – I didn’t know anything about art, the painting, or the painter, but I knew I was […]

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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival Goes Virtual for 20th Year

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:03 am

Though pandemic restrictions are lifting, it’s a bit too early for the annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival to return to the streets. The popular Lower East Side block party, hosted by the Museum at Eldridge Street for the last twenty years, is going virtual for the month of June. They didn’t want to […]

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