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

Parks Department celebrates 500 New Trees, as More are Uprooted from East River Park

Last modified January 6, 2021 at 10:44 pm

Replacement greenery is on the way for the Lower East Side. At the tail end of last year, the Parks Department celebrated the 500th tree planted on the Lower East Side as part of the ongoing East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project. This is the halfway mark of the larger plan to plant 1,000 trees […]


Best of Boogie: The Year in Music [2020]

Posted December 31, 2020 at 5:04 am

This year we needed new music more than ever. Here are some of the albums released in 2020 that helped keep us sane through months of lockdowns. Holly’s Picks Hinds – The Prettiest Curse Nation of Language – A Different Kind of Life Biffy Clyro – A Celebration of Endings Neverly Boys – The Dark […]

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LES Business Owners Hold Toy Drive for Homeless Kids in Local Hotel Shelters

Posted December 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

An instance of those in need helping out those in need. Despite the ongoing financial hardships of 2020, several small businesses on the Lower East Side, along with City Council candidate Christopher Marte, have come together to host a toy drive this holiday season for 200 kids living in local homeless shelters. The owners of […]

B&H Dairy Again Seeks Help to Stay Afloat

Last modified December 17, 2020 at 10:30 am

The hits keep coming, but B&H Dairy is fighting back. The cash-strapped lunch counter has faced numerous setbacks since its lease renewal and remodel in November 2019. (Which is forever ago in pandemic time conversion.) Shortly after reopening last spring, their front window was shattered during the George Floyd protests. Then the pandemic pains of […]

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Report: Faulty Wiring Caused Blaze that Destroyed Historic East Village Church

Posted December 14, 2020 at 5:08 am

The Fire Department on Friday concluded that the cause of the 6-alarm fire that tore through 48 East 7th Street and the adjacent church was “faulty wiring.” Officials went on to state that the massive blaze was deemed “non-suspicious.” The flames engulfed the vacant tenement on December 5 at around 5:00am, and quickly spread next […]


Electeds Behind ‘Save Our Storefronts Act’ Tour LES Small Businesses

Posted December 4, 2020 at 5:08 am

Since last spring, the coronavirus pandemic has laid waste to countless small businesses around the city, with many more barely treading water. Assemblymember Harvey Epstein and State Senator Brad Holyman are looking to change that. The two elected officials visited Lower East Side stores Wednesday in an effort to promote the Save Our Storefronts Act. […]


SantaCon NYC Bar Crawl Canceled Due to COVID-19

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:09 am

Santa Claus isn’t coming to town, after all. The novel coronavirus also came for SantaCon. The annual day of debauchery was canceled just like everything else in 2020. According to the official SantaCon website, all of the reindeer “Got the ‘rona,” scrapping the usual shitshow of costumed, drunken revelers parading around the city. “Once it […]

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Vision Urbana Donates 1,500 Turkeys to NYCHA Residents in Largest Turkey Drive on the Lower East Side

Posted November 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm

The turkeys are coming! This week, Vision Urbana announced the largest ever turkey drive on the Lower East Side. It’s a feat which provides turkeys to over 1,500 families in NYCHA this Thanksgiving. Door-to-door turkey drop-offs have already begun, via Vision Urbana’s food pantry home delivery network. Just in time for folks to have their […]

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‘Sami & Susu’ Pairs up with Ten Bells on Broome Street

Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

In which Mediterranean cuisine joins forces with natural wine on Broome Street. As of today, Sami & Susu – the Williamsburg Mediterranean restaurant that launched earlier this year – is setting up shop inside popular twelve-year-old wine bar, Ten Bells (247 Broome Street). The focus is a spin on traditional and family-inspired fare, with the […]

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How Serial Concert-Goers ‘Dennis and Lois’ Deal with the Pandemic

Posted November 2, 2020 at 5:09 am

If you’re missing live music during the pandemic, don’t fret, there are two people who probably miss it more. Chris Cassidy’s documentary Dennis and Lois is a music-infused love letter that’s a must see for any fan. In the before times, the gig-going couple typically saw up to four shows a week, sometimes even jetting […]

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