Holly

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

Lower East Side History Month Kicks Off Next Week

Posted April 26, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s just about time for Lower East Side History Month festivities to commence in May. As in the past four years, a month-long series of celebrations is in the works to highlight the rich and diverse history of the neighborhood. An array of folks comprised of cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents have […]

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Is the ‘Empire Records’ Broadway Musical a Bad Idea?

Posted April 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

In the immortal words of The Doors, “The time to hesitate is through.” And keeping in that vein of logic, get ready for your favorite group of misfits to transform into a Broadway musical. That’s right, the crew from Empire Records (open til midnight!) is potentially turning into a theatrical production. Producer Bill Weiner recently acquired the […]

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Eleven Madison Park Teams up with International Center of Photography for LES Events Space

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

Essex Crossing developers Delancey Street Associates yesterday announced a formalized partnership between hospitality group Make it Nice and the International Center of Photography. The Eleven Madison Park co-owners Will Guidara and Daniel Humm have paired with the ICP to host private events on the top two floors of the museum’s new home. It’s being touted […]

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9th Season of Hester Street Fair Kicks off This Weekend

Posted April 13, 2018 at 9:28 am

It’s that time of year again. With the winter thaw comes spring… and the Hester Street Fair. The fair has set up shop on Hester Street nine times, and this iteration brings some fresh programming and tasty treats to keep foodies and those who want to support local coming back for more. This year adds […]

LinkNYC Kiosks to Display Real Time Bus Info

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:12 am

Those annoying LinkNYC kiosks that have taken over the sidewalk may soon get slightly more useful. In a few weeks, the citywide eyesores will display bus timetables, up to one-third of a mile away. The countdowns will naturally be squeezed between advertisements and other public information that cycles through the screens. The commuting inclusion was spearheaded […]

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‘My Little Village Preschool’ is Moving to the Seward Park Co-op

Posted April 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

After fifteen years residing in Alphabet City, My Little Village Preschool is moving its operations to a bigger, and presumably better, space on the Lower East Side. The new facility is situated on the ground floor of the Seward Park Co-op (at 383 Grand Street), and includes an indoor play space, an art room, a library […]

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These New Vendors will Join Essex Street Market 2.0 at Essex Crossing

Posted March 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Another slew of vendors has been announced for Essex Street Market 2.0. The New York City Economic Development Corporation, its overlord, has added three trendy purveyors to fill the stalls at 115 Delancey. Samesa, the Mediterranean joint run by chef-brothers Max and Eli Sussman; Josephine’s Feast!, the city-based jam and preserves maker; Saffron, the Brooklyn-based […]

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Preservationists Fuming Over LPC Plan to Cut Public from Landmarks Process

Posted March 26, 2018 at 5:15 am

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is in the process of altering some of its rules, and it’s striking a chord with worried preservation-minded folk. The amendments in question originate in Title 63 of the Rules of the City of New York. The biggest proposed issue involves removing the public from the process entirely – including at […]

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‘NYPL Sings’ Another Kids Record

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

Here’s a rare instance of bookworms making earworms. NYPL SINGS is the latest album to come out of the New York Public Library (yes, you read that correctly). It’s an upbeat record geared towards kids, but enjoyable for everyone (we’re partial to track 10,”The Library Song”). Each song represents a different way for caregivers to introduce their […]

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He Said, She Said: We Were Promised Jetpacks

Posted March 15, 2018 at 5:13 am

For Scottish outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks, the Bowery Ballroom gig last Saturday night was a homecoming of sorts. The Lower East Side venue was apparently its first-ever performance on American soil back in 2009. They brought the music muscle, yet left behind banter with the fans. That was all well and good for our […]

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