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

St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery Awarded Sacred Sites Grant of $35,000

Posted October 22, 2021 at 5:02 am

One of the oldest houses of worship in the city will receive some much needed financial aid for their ongoing restoration endeavours. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has awarded St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery $35,000 through their Sacred Sites grant, a designation that administers monies to historic religious properties throughout the state. The church on East […]

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‘Crossing Delancey’ to a Connecticut Playhouse

Posted October 11, 2021 at 5:10 am

Crossing Delancey, the beloved 1988 romantic comedy starring Amy Irving, is leaving New York and taking the stage only a stones throw away – Stamford, Connecticut. Originally a book by Susan Sandler, the film that basically put the Lower East Side on the silver screen has recently been adapted into a play, thanks to Producer […]

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‘P&T Knitwear’ Indie Bookstore Joins Hotel Indigo Retail on Orchard Street

Posted October 7, 2021 at 5:07 am

A new indie bookstore and cafe is on the way to the Lower East Side. The retail vacancy at 180 Orchard Street has been snatched up by P&T Knitwear, and plans to open early next year. The owner is venture capitalist and philanthropist Bradley Tusk – founder of the Gotham Book Prize. He’s partnered with […]

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Master of Puppets Pulling the Strings at The Clemente

Posted September 21, 2021 at 5:05 am

Many of us grew up in Mr. Rogers’ Land of Make Believe, down at Fraggle Rock, and in the stage office of Kermit the Frog. From the comfort of our living rooms, we became privy to colorful, captivating worlds. Worlds that fashioned imaginative eagerness to see the inside of Oscar the Grouch’s trashcan, or the […]

The Ten Bells Rings in New Bushwick Bar

Posted September 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

The Ten Bells is ringing in a new outpost – this time, not on the Lower East Side, but in Brooklyn. Bushwick, specifically. The natural wine bar has taken over a space that previously housed a Breaking Bad-themed coffee shop, Walter’s Coffee Roastery. The OG at 247 Broome Street is still alive and kicking, though […]

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Economy Candy Rebounds with New Store Layout

Posted September 14, 2021 at 5:03 am

Economy Candy officially returned from the pandemic sidelines with a block party and fresh store layout. The celebration involved the Big Gay Ice Cream truck outside 108 Rivington Street, and Gotham chocolates parked inside doling free samples. In the remodel, the store did not lose any of its old-school-warehouse-meets-Willy-Wonka charm. And it’s now substantially easier […]

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Hester Street Fair Revived, Trades LES for Pier 17

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:09 am

The Hester Street Fair is once again, alive and well, albeit in new digs. This Labor Day weekend marks the reopening of the fair; no longer on its namesake Lower East Side street, but instead holding court at the Seaport’s Pier 17. Earlier this year, the Seward Park Co-op board announced it was replacing the […]

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Economy Candy Returns with Labor Day Weekend Bonanza

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s back! After staying afloat during the pandemic, this weekend marks the grand reopening of Economy Candy. To celebrate, owners Skye and Michell Cohen planned special events throughout the Labor Day weekend for candy lovers. Each day will feature different free chocolate samples (FINE & RAW from Brooklyn, Gotham Chocolates, Goodio from Finland and Tony’s […]

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How Governors Ball is Different this Year

Posted August 31, 2021 at 5:04 am

This year’s Governors Ball music festival is falling in step with the new COVID-19 policies that are the new norm for the music scene. To get through the turnstiles this year, a full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend the festival. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, […]

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Arm Yourself Against Vermin at the ‘Rat Academy’

Posted August 17, 2021 at 5:10 am

City dwellers versus rats – it’s a perennial rivalry as old as time. Now, as in recent years, Councilmember Carlina Rivera and Community Board 3 are offering a chance to get a leg up in this never-ending war. Pest Control Services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are hosting a […]