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

Celebrating 125 Years of the ‘House on Henry Street’

Last modified September 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

The Henry Street Settlement is making waves as it continues with its year long quasquicentennial celebration of providing social services, arts, and healthcare to the Lower East Side and throughout the city. Of note, “The House on Henry Street,” a new permanent exhibit funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Sun Hill […]

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Responding to Wave of Opposition, City Hall to Host Town Hall on Chinatown Jail Proposal

Posted August 31, 2018 at 5:02 am

Residents and concerned citizens alike will now have a forum to both voice their misgivings and hold the city accountable for the potential new jailhouse at 80 Centre Street. The Manhattan Detention Center petition released last month seemed to nab the ears of enough local politicians; this past Monday, Councilwoman Margaret Chin announced that the city […]

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Vacate Order Lifted, 85 Bowery Residents Finally Return Home Today

Posted August 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Well that timetable ran right down to the wire. After being displaced for nearly eight months, the tenants of 85 Bowery are returning home today. Department of Buildings lifted the longstanding vacate order on Wednesday, permitting this late-summer homecoming. Early last month, litigation was settled between landlord Joseph Betesh and displaced residents, with an agreement […]

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‘Ample Hills Creamery’ Announces Market Line Retail

Posted August 28, 2018 at 5:05 am

Late last week, Essex Crossing developers Delancey Street Associates dribbled out the latest vendor to sweeten up the Market Line. New York institution Ample Hills Creamery has signed up to sling scoops of their local ice cream at the billion-dollar mega-development, set to debut later this year. “Dedicated to storytelling through their creative flavors, homemade […]

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Back-to-School Fever at 2nd Annual ‘LES United’ Festival

Posted August 24, 2018 at 5:09 am

Yep, it’s that time already! This weekend, the biggest back-to-school event on the Lower East Side is gearing up at Campus Yard (145 Stanton Street). Literally. Last year, the LES United festival distributed 1,000 bookbags with school supplies for free – this year they strive to double that. Not only are area youths provided free […]

‘Octfest’ Returns in a Couple Weeks with Plenty of Beer and Music

Posted August 17, 2018 at 9:12 am

It’s a tough pill to swallow when the festival season wraps up, and with it, the end of summer. But maybe it doesn’t have to end so soon? What was initially a craft beer gathering with a few musical guests last year in Brooklyn has now morphed into a two-day music-meets-beer festival on Govorners Island, […]

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Tenement Museum Announces New Kiosk at the ‘Market Line’

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

Another Lower East Side institution is joining forces with the Essex Crossing behemoth known as the Market Line. Yup, the Tenement Museum is embracing the billion-dollar mega-development with a new kiosk space in what will be the 150,000 square-foot upscale market, set to debut later this year. The booth will give visitors a chance to […]

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A Festival for Puppet Shows, Only on the Lower East Side

Posted August 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

Well, this is something Tony Sarg would have loved. The first ever International Puppet Fringe Festival is underway on the Lower East Side. This first outing honors Puerto Rican artist and Teatro SEA’s puppet master José López Alemán, whose contributions to puppetry span over 40 years. The week-long celebration, which began this past Monday, showcases […]

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Neighbors Demand Return of Rivington House with Vigil

Posted August 8, 2018 at 5:07 am

A protest vigil is set to hold court around Rivington House later today. Neighbors to Save Rivington House, among other local activists, politicians, and neighborhood brethren are planning to “physically surround the building in a solemn direct action intended to send a message of resolve and community unity in demanding the return of the building.” The […]

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Pho Grand and Moon Man Join Market Line Roster

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:09 am

More vendors have dribbled from the PR babble backing the Market Line. (The media advisories seem to announce the newest vendors in threes.) Yesterday, Essex Crossing developers Delancey Street Associates revealed the latest and greatest that will grace the booths of the new upscale baazar-like setting. Lower East Side Vietnamese staple Pho Grand, Moon Man’s first […]

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