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

Pickle Guys to Close Next Week, Hope to Reopen in May

Posted April 3, 2020 at 5:10 am

Some sour news indeed for Lower East Siders: The Pickle Guys are going on hiatus. Indefinitely. The brine stalwarts of Grand Street announced the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover. The pickle peeps hope to return at the beginning of May. The store will remain open […]

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GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Shuts Down for Good

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:09 am

GrandLo Cafe won’t survive Covid-19. The two-year-old operation announced it’s permanently shuttering. The Grand Street Settlement’s social enterprise program at 178 Broome might be down, but they’re not entirely out. GrandLo has committed to completing their training program remotely, to keep trainees on their career pathway. There are also plans in the works to reoccupy the […]

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Seattle Radio Station KEXP Posts Virtual Shows

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:04 am

With the absence of live performances on the music landscape, bands are taking to the internet to help music fans fill their gig going void. That being said, Seattle radio station KEXP is compiling an ongoing events calendar of virtual performances from artists all over the globe. From the KEXP website: With music festivals being […]

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GovBall 2020 is Canceled

Posted March 30, 2020 at 5:08 am

Festival fans take note: this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival is officially canceled (and with it, your summer – thanks, Covid-19!). With the current state of things, it’s not all that shocking, but still stings. After all, this was to be the tenth iteration of the festival, and they pulled some pretty big names for […]

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Bowery Mission Serving Daily Meals to those in Need, Rain or Shine

Posted March 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

While thousands across the city are isolating at home, there are others who don’t have many – if any – options for food or shelter during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Bowery Mission is helping to curtail that by handing out meals to people at their Bowery site. Earlier this week, staff and volunteers distributed “to-go” […]

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How to Cope and Survive the COVID-19 Quarantine

Posted March 25, 2020 at 5:12 am

As most of us brace for an indefinite amount of time social distancing, quarantining, self-isolating or in a “shelter-in-place” situation, the question for many of us isn’t only, “How do I survive Covid-19?” but also, “How do I survive being trapped indoors with the people I love without completely and utterly losing my mind?” Sure, […]

Economy Candy Relying on Candy Pack Deliveries to Stay Afloat During COVID-19 Shutdown

Last modified March 23, 2020 at 7:43 am

The candy man can because he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good … even during a pandemic. Like other steadfast shops on the Lower East Side, Economy Candy is rearranging their business model slightly during these trying times, in hopes of staying afloat and minimizing impact on employees in whatever way […]

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McNally Jackson Shutters its Stores over COVID-19, Lays off Staff (Temporarily)

Posted March 20, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another local purveyor is down for the count, thanks to COVID-19. All four McNally Jackson locations are now closed to foot traffic for business. The popular bookstore recently made the decision to temporarily lay off employees, making them eligible for unemployment, while also maintaining (and possibly extending) health insurance for staff members. They announced the […]

Essex Market is Still Open for Business

Posted March 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

Not even Essex Crossing is immune to the impact of COVID-19 spreading like wildfire throughout the city. Its marquee tenants are in various stages of flux. The Essex Market is open for the time being, albeit with limited hours of 8am to 8pm. Grocery vendors are open (at each vendor’s discretion), but prepared food vendors are […]

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The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Appeal to Fans to Help Float out-of-Work Staff

Posted March 18, 2020 at 5:04 am

The dominoes keep falling in the wake of the global pandemic. All industries are taking substantial financial hits because of COVID-19, including music venues. On the Lower East Side, two prominent clubs  – the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom – have closed their doors indefinitely. In hopes of easing the financial burden for over 100 […]

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