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 Year of the Rat Scurries In

Posted January 23, 2020 at 5:08 am

It’s the Year of the Rat! This week marks the 21st year of New York City’s Lunar New Year celebration, and no doubt the organizers are scurrying around in preparation for a veritable smorgasbord of festivities. As in years past, the festivities will kick off with the explosive Firecracker Ceremony Saturday morning at 11:00am (January 25) […]

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Christopher Marte Launches City Council Campaign for 2021

Posted January 22, 2020 at 5:09 am

Christopher Marte is jumping back into the City Council election ring. With three-time Councilmember Margaret Chin terming out next year, the local politician is looking to capitalize early on the District 1 seat. Essentially building on the momentum he created during the 2017 election that gave Chin a run for her money. (The incumbent squeaked […]

Full GovBall Lineup Announced for Summer 2020

Posted January 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island, and Founders Entertainment has tapped some big names to kick off the celebration. Headliners for this year’s festival are GovBall veterans Tame Impala, alongside New York indie darlings Vampire Weekend. New additions to the top slots include venerable Fleetwood Mac […]

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NYPL Ranks its Top Library Checkouts of All Time

Last modified January 13, 2020 at 9:41 am

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the New York Public Library released its top ten checkouts of all time. And some of the results are surprising. The list was culled from a variety of criteria, including historic checkout and circulation data (for all formats, including e-books), overall trends, current events, popularity, length of time […]

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It’s Time to Apply for Manhattan Community Board Membership

Posted January 10, 2020 at 5:05 am

It’s that time of year again – Manhattan Community Board membership applications are now available for submission. The oft-polarizing (volunteer) political machine of New Yorkers is once again seeking some fresh faces. Each Community Board has fifty seats, filled for two-year terms by volunteers, and ultimately selected by the Borough President and local City Council […]

Rockwood Music Hall Celebrates 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted January 8, 2020 at 5:12 am

To commemorate fifteen big ones in the neighborhood, a month-long birthday bash will commence at Rockwood Music Hall next month. The Allen Street venue first opened its doors in 2005 and has seen the likes of Amos Lee, Elle King, Lady Gaga, The Lumineers, Matisyahu, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Ben Harper, and Sting with The […]

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These are the Top Checkouts at NYPL Branches on the Lower East Side In 2019

Last modified December 20, 2019 at 7:38 am

The New York Public Library just released every bookworm’s favorite year-end list: 2019’s top checkouts. This year’s favorite page turner from the city stacks was none other than the autobiography, Becoming, penned by former First Lady Michelle Obama. But Lower East Side branches opted for a variety of bestsellers this year. The Seward Park branch’s […]

Marking 125 Years, Third Street Music School Goes Caroling

Posted December 17, 2019 at 5:07 am

‘Tis the season to be singing. Those looking to exercise their vocal chords this month needn’t look any further than the East Village. In celebration of their 125th anniversary, the Third Street Music School is expanding its festivities for the upcoming holiday season. The annual neighborhood caroling program kicks off December 19 from 4-6:30pm at […]

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Services Now Offered to Chinatown Seniors at Confucius Plaza

Posted December 12, 2019 at 5:09 am

A new retirement community program is headed to Confucius Plaza on the Bowery. Earlier this week, Councilwoman Margaret Chin joined Confucius Plaza Management, Hamilton-Madison House staff, and local seniors at the 44-year-old complex to unveil the new Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) entity. The facility is aptly named The Joy Peace Center, and offers social […]

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‘Nostalgia Train’ is Back on the Rails this Holiday Season

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:07 am

All aboard! The Nostalgia Train is back. The New York Transit Museum and the MTA has again brought the festive flavor of yesteryear to the underground. The preserved 1930s R1-9 train cars are now in regular rotation every Sunday from now until New Year’s, an annual tradition on the rails since 2007. The weekend train […]

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