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

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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The New ICP Center at Essex Crossing Loses Eleven Madison Park

Posted August 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

What was once touted as the “cultural anchor of Essex Crossing” is now dead in the water. Catching up on some Essex Crossing miscellany… Hospitality group Make it Nice (of Eleven Madison Park fame) joined forces with the International Center of Photography well over a year ago, with the ambition to provide premium private event […]

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‘Grand Delancey’ Craft Beer Hall Announced for the Market Line

Last modified July 24, 2019 at 7:35 am

Essex Crossing needs its booze, too. Grand Delancey, a craft beer hall with a derivative name, is the latest watering hole to litter the forthcoming Market Line. It’s purportedly pulling out all the stops; the press babble boasts “an unwavering commitment to procuring and purveying the best (and hardest-to-find) craft beers.” Settle down. The venture […]

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Hulu’s ‘High Fidelity’ TV Reboot is Filming on the LES Tonight

Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:33 am

They just couldn’t leave well enough alone. The television reboot of cult classic High Fidelity – based on the 1995 book by Nick Hornby – is taking over parts of the Lower East Side today. The requisite “no parking” signs currently dot the eastern terminus of Canal Street near Rutgers. Film shoot is tonight. It’s indeed […]

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Celebrates 25th Season with ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Posted July 17, 2019 at 5:04 am

On fair Norfolk Street, where we lay our scene… Last weekend, the 25th season of the ever-so-popular “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” commenced at La Plaza @ the Clemente. This season, the bard’s tale of woe is none other than Romeo and Juliet. Director Lukas Raphael will set the play in New York in the […]

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PS 110 Hosts 5th Annual ‘Lower Eats Side Food Festival’ Tomorrow

Posted June 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

Tomorrow afternoon, you can eat your way around the globe at the fifth annual “Lower Eats Side Festival.” As in years prior, the PTA at Public School 110 (aka the Florence Nightingale School) on Delancey Street is once again hosting this international food and music festival. First held in 2015 on the 110th anniversary of […]

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Celebrating 19 Years of Egg Rolls and Egg Creams on Eldridge Street

Last modified June 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Mah jongg tiles at the ready! The annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival is hitting the Lower East Side this weekend. The block party, now in its 19th year, is ready to dish out frothy beverages that are neither egg nor cream, alongside a bunch of activities and food celebrating the unique diversity of […]

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Will this Bill Thwart the iZombie Apocalypse?

Posted June 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

How do we stop the iZombie apocalypse? Not with a double tap. Not by meeting up at the Winchester to sort it out with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. No, the only way to rid the city of the oblivious, slumped head, slow walker is through politics. Naturally. A new bill recently introduced by the […]

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