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

Artists Stick Together with ‘We Are All Bowery’

Posted September 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

Hard hit by the pandemic and protests, an art initiative is underway to assuage the struggles currently happening on the Bowery. The “We Are All Bowery” project is helmed by Inside Change From Within, an endeavor supported in part by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The goal of this project is a seemingly simple one: […]

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International Center of Photography to Reopen Next Week

Posted September 24, 2020 at 5:14 am

The International Center of Photography is reopening in one week. Sidelined for more than six months (almost immediately after its debut at Essex Crossing), the 40,000 square-foot museum and school is making its galleries and gift shop accessible to the public. On tap are four exhibitions to “address this tumultuous time, marked by the effects of […]

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Moscot Heads Uptown with New UWS Store

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Moscot eyewear empire is expanding, pandemic be damned. The multi-generational, family-owned business is headed to the Upper West Side. This news is dispatched just shy of a year from when the spectacle slinger announced a new outpost in Los Angeles. The latest location is scheduled to open this Friday in Lincoln Square (188 Columbus […]

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The New Museum Returns to the Bowery from Pandemic Sidelining

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:07 am

After being sidelined for six months, the New Museum is back. They reopened their doors earlier this week to the public at large. As previously noted, three new exhibits will grace the space and run through the remainder of 2020; “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” “Jordan Casteel: Within Reach,” and “Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around […]

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GovBall Curated Livestream of Gary Clark Jr. and Tones and I

Posted September 4, 2020 at 6:20 am

Live music may still be on pause, but in the meantime, The Governors Ball Music Festival folks are actively engaging the virtual music scene. In partnership with Montauk’s Surf Lodge and dating app Bumble, a free two-day “Endless Summer” concert series is happening this holiday weekend, albeit in your living room. Australian breakout artist Tones […]

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New Museum Set to Reopen September 15

Posted August 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

The New Museum is testing the waters by reopening during the pandemic. Having been closed for six months – basically since COVID-19 began its spread through the city – the longstanding art institution on the Bowery plans to open its doors to the public starting on September 15. Three new exhibits will grace the space and […]

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Thirty Years on, Mercer Street Books is Crowdfunding to Keep Afloat

Last modified August 14, 2020 at 3:14 pm

The last of the old guard is facing an uncertain future. Beloved used book store in Greenwich Village, Mercer Street Books, could be the latest victim of the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The neighborhood fixture is in its 30th year of selling used and out-of-print books, as well as records, and currently staring […]

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Catholic Charities Hosting Pop-up Pantry in Alphabet City Today

Posted August 7, 2020 at 5:08 am

This morning, Catholic Charities of New York, along with Tuscan Farms, is hosting another pop up food pantry – this time in Alphabet City. They plan on distributing 500 bags of food and 500 gallons of whole milk to support those struggling in the neighborhood. This is a part of their larger mission to assist […]

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Repairs to Sandy-Damaged F Train Tunnel Coming Next Month

Posted July 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

Surprising no one, more hiccups in store for the F Train. According to the MTA, the Rutgers Street Tunnel – the last of the tunnels running under the East River affected by Hurricane Sandy eight years ago – will begin rehab next month. Prep work starts in August, with most of the heavy lifting getting […]

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No Tours and Layoffs: It’s Dire Times for the Tenement Museum

Posted July 24, 2020 at 5:01 am

The Tenement Museum is barely treading water during these pandemic times. The 76 “temporary” furloughs of front-facing, part-time hourly staff on March 13 are now permanent. The organization applied for and received a Paycheck Protection Program loan under the CARES Act; it was put towards recalling the 40 furloughed full-time staff, and is scheduled to […]