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

The 85 Bowery Hunger Strike ‘Temporarily’ Ends to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:16 am

The hunger strike has concluded, but allegedly not due to city intervention in the ongoing battle over the hazardous living conditions at 85 Bowery. Rather, after four days of inclement weather and no food, exiled tenants are ending their strike (for now) in the name of the Chinese New Year (the year of the Dog). Following […]

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Amidst Tenant Hunger Strike, Electeds Call for Investigation of 85 Bowery Landlord

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

Political pressure is mounting against landlord Joseph Betesh, whose tenants at 85 Bowery were evicted last month due to hazardous living conditions. After the city’s inspection, Betesh had been forced, via court order, to remedy the unstable staircase within two weeks of the January 19 vacate order. That deadline has since passed, and on February 8, […]

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Veselka, Nom Wah, and Cafe Grumpy Join Market Line Roster

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

With Phase II of Essex Crossing well underway at this point, developer consortium Delancey Street Associates has another ace up its sleeve. Announcing the first round of vendors joining the roster at the Market Line. The purported bazaar-like marketplace spans three blocks along Broome Street and will “bring together an eclectic mix of more than […]

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Check Out Vintage Political Memorabilia on the LES this Weekend

Posted February 2, 2018 at 9:33 am

Like IKE? This Sunday, the Seward Park High School Alumni Association is joining forces with the Big Apple Chapter of the American Political Items Collectors for a special political memorabilia show. Buttons, posters, and other vintage campaign swag will be on display and available for purchase. According to Big Apple Chapter president Tony Lee, “ […]

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This Dapper ‘Dogman’ is Headed for Chinatown to Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Dog

Last modified January 31, 2018 at 7:17 am

It’s the year of the Dog…man. In honor of the Chinese New Year, the Chinatown Partnership has commissioned artists Gillie and Marc to create a half canine, half human sculpture to commemorate the Year of the Dog. In Chinese tradition, when a dog enters a home it symbolizes the coming of good luck. The aptly […]

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Town Hall Tonight to Discuss Grand Street Traffic Bottleneck at Williamsburg Bridge Approach

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:02 am

Tonight, Lower East Side residents can vocalize their displeasure about the ongoing nightmare known as the Grand and Clinton Street traffic jam. A Town Hall forum has been orchestrated by the Grand Street Democrats to raise awareness and solutions to City officials surrounding what’s becoming an increasingly dangerous quality-of-life issue for those living in the […]

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De Blasio Scuttles Deal for Rivington House Replacement at 30 Pike Street

Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:14 am

Talk about a bait and switch. Mayor de Blasio yesterday reneged on his year-old promise of senior affordable housing at 30 Pike Street, currently a Department of Environmental Protection facility. It had been a knee-jerk remedy in response to his atrocious handling of the Rivington House scandal. However, that plan was just scuttled in favor […]

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Flight of the Conchords Working on a ‘Little Something’ for HBO

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s business time. After years of teasers and rumors dancing around a Flight of the Conchords return, fans may be in for a treat. No, not of the sugar lumps variety, but any FOTC revival is a highly anticipated one. On Friday, Jemaine Clement, revealed at FX’s Television Critics Association press day that he and […]

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Governors Ball 2018 Lineup Revealed

Posted January 5, 2018 at 10:38 am

It only seems fitting to talk about upcoming music festivals in these frigid, snow-riddled days. Well, the powers that be have just released the 2018 lineup for this year’s Governors Ball on Randall’s Island, and it’s quite the cast of characters – check it out. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Eminem, Travis Scott, and Jack White […]

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Best of Boogie: The Year In Music [2017]

Posted December 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

Another year in the books, and another helping of music to get us through it. Without further fanfare, our favorite new albums that we’ve queued up during 2017. Leave yours in the comments! Holly’s Picks Alvvays – Antisocialites The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild Courtney Barnett and […]

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