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

Punk Couple ‘Dennis and Lois’ Dish on their 40-Year Love Affair with Music [INTERVIEW]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 8:49 am

New York couple Dennis and Lois consume concerts at the same frenetic pace as many of the acts they see perform their sets (sometimes they see four shows a week, sometimes it’s brief overnight stint in Manchester). They are the ultimate punk fans, a lifetime music-driven couple. And the best kind of cool – matter […]

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LES School Raising Money to Buy Turkeys for its Students in Need

Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

This Thanksgiving, the PTA at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School is giving back to the neighborhood. They’ve set a goal to provide 100 turkeys for students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. The Ridge Street school reportedly has one of the highest rates of attendees from low-income families in the city, of […]

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Chinatown Pushes for Congressional Gold Medal to Honor Chinese American War Heroes

Posted November 2, 2018 at 9:30 am

This Saturday, folks will have a unique opportunity to attend an event that not only commemorates local veterans, but one that may help give these unsung heroes their deserved recognition in the eyes of the Federal government. Throughout United States history, over 16,000 Chinese Americans participated in all four theaters of World War II. As […]

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Deadline Nears for Croman Tenants to Submit Restitution Claims

Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s time to pay the piper. For those who endured harassment from ex-con Steve Croman, who just got out of the clinker after an eight-month stint, restitution is on the way. Tenants who lived, or currently live, in one of the buildings owned by the controversial landlord (aka 9300 Realty) can now apply to receive […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns for 18th Season

Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

The annually celebrated Lower East Side Pickle Day is returning to Orchard Street this Sunday (October 14). As usual, the event will span the three-block pedestrian mall between Delancey and East Houston Streets. Banners advertising the forthcoming Pickle Day – the eighteenth iteration – were attached to light poles along Orchard Street last month. Once […]

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Date Set for Trader Joe’s Debut on the Lower East Side

Posted October 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

After a lengthy dramatic bout of “will they won’t they,” the Lower East Side’s first Trader Joe’s will decidedly open for business in two weeks’ time. The new Essex Crossing outpost – located in the basement of 400 Grand Street – is lucky number seven for the ubiquitous branded grocery store in Manhattan. It’s being […]

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The Henry Street Settlement is the Latest Nonprofit to Join Essex Crossing

Posted September 27, 2018 at 5:04 am

More service-oriented outposts are headed to Essex Crossing. The Henry Street Settlement is the latest to set up shop, moving its Workforce Development Center from above the Delancey Street McDonald’s to the Frances Goldin Senior Apartments at Site 6 (a nod to the longtime Lower East Side housing advocate). If you’ll recall, this is the […]

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Celebrating 125 Years of the ‘House on Henry Street’

Last modified September 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

The Henry Street Settlement is making waves as it continues with its year long quasquicentennial celebration of providing social services, arts, and healthcare to the Lower East Side and throughout the city. Of note, “The House on Henry Street,” a new permanent exhibit funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Sun Hill […]

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Responding to Wave of Opposition, City Hall to Host Town Hall on Chinatown Jail Proposal

Posted August 31, 2018 at 5:02 am

Residents and concerned citizens alike will now have a forum to both voice their misgivings and hold the city accountable for the potential new jailhouse at 80 Centre Street. The Manhattan Detention Center petition released last month seemed to nab the ears of enough local politicians; this past Monday, Councilwoman Margaret Chin announced that the city […]

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Vacate Order Lifted, 85 Bowery Residents Finally Return Home Today

Posted August 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Well that timetable ran right down to the wire. After being displaced for nearly eight months, the tenants of 85 Bowery are returning home today. Department of Buildings lifted the longstanding vacate order on Wednesday, permitting this late-summer homecoming. Early last month, litigation was settled between landlord Joseph Betesh and displaced residents, with an agreement […]

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