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

City Council Passes Bill that Keeps Knickerbocker Village Affordable for 50 Years

Posted November 1, 2019 at 5:08 am

City Council passed a resolution Thursday afternoon that preserves affordable housing at Knickerbocker Village for the next fifty years. The bill provides a property tax abatement that will help offset future rent hikes. Years ago, management for the Two Bridges residential complex announced a rent hike of 13% to account for upgrades to the aging […]

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Lower East Side Children’s Halloween Parade Marches this Weekend

Posted October 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

Time to test run those kiddie costumes! The Henry Street Settlement’s second annual children’s Halloween costume parade and party is happening this weekend, and promises plenty of spooktacular fun for all ages. The parade route starts at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) and follows the beats of the NYPD marching band through the streets […]

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Bird Watching on the Lower East Side this Weekend

Posted October 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

Binoculars at the ready! This weekend, the Urban Park Rangers from the Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting a birding session on the Lower East Side. The Rangers will guide enthusiasts of all levels to the best spots in the neighborhood, and the city at large, to catch fall migratory birds in action. Bring […]

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DOB Steps up Campaign Against Illegal Half-Floor Subdivisons in LES Tenements

Posted October 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

The city is stepping it up with its campaign to warn Lower East Side residents about illegal conversions of living spaces. The sudden push follows the high-profile Department of Buildings inspection of 165 Henry Street in August, which uncovered units split into illegal “half-floors.” Tenants were found residing in SRO spaces with four-and-a-half foot ceilings. […]

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New Museum and its Workers Union Reach Agreement

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

After several months of negotiations and the palpable threat of a strike last week, the New Musuem and the New Museum’s union have reached an agreement. The new contact is valid as of last Tuesday through June 30, 2024, and gives union members a new wage structure, allows for more time off, provides reduced employee […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns this Weekend for Another Outing

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:06 am

It’s that time of year again – time to dust off those sweater bins and wait on line for a briney cucumber at the 19th annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. The festival has grown exponentially over the last few years – a souring affair for those who queued all the way down Rivington Street […]

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Nascent New Museum Union Threatens Strike

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:05 am

Despite months of negotiating, the New Museum and its employees seem to be at a stalemate when it comes to contract provisions. Last week, members of the recently formed New Museum Union voted 96% in favor of striking if an agreement could not be reached regarding fair wages, health benefits, seniority rights, and overtime. Low […]

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Relive the Early 2000s LES Music Scene with ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ Exhibit

Posted September 6, 2019 at 5:08 am

Once more into the bathroom, dear friends… An art show commemorating New York’s beloved gritty indie music scene circa 2000s just set up shop, fittingly, on the Lower East Side. That’s right, this particular visual retelling, based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC […]

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‘Parkour Expo’ this Weekend Atop Seward Park High School

Posted August 22, 2019 at 5:05 am

Parkour enthusiasts take note: Move NYC is headed to the Lower East Side this weekend. Nomadic outfit The Movement Creative is setting up a temporary rooftop playground, composed of of 8,000lbs of metal pipe, joints, and wooden beams atop the New Design High School (nee Seward Park High School at 350 Grand Street). Movement Creative […]

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Will the Mandated Storefront Vacancy Database Solve High Rent Blight?

Posted August 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

City Council last month passed a bill that would require all business owners to register their storefronts with the city. This move toward cataloging aims to be the first public database of retail spaces with corresponding vacancy status in the country. “Int. No. 1472” was introduced earlier this year by the office of Borough President […]

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