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

Aging Cooling System Blamed for Reduced Services at Hamilton Fish Park Library this Summer

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

With summer fast approaching, the NYPL’s Hamilton Fish Park branch staff is taking steps to ensure they don’t find themselves in a Fahrenheit 451 situation. Due to an aging cooling system, the library is reducing its services, as well as downsizing its footprint for the summer. A few portable air conditioning units will cool a […]

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Art

Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records Celebrates 10 Years with Orchard Street Pop-up

Posted May 10, 2019 at 5:04 am

Cult Records is making waves through the city over the next few weeks. The independent record label and online store created by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes, The Voidz), is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and is lock-stock-and-barrel ahead of performances by both his bands at this year’s Governors Ball. The label is revisiting its roots with […]

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City Announces Expansion of NYC Ferry Routes, Including Coney Island

Posted May 9, 2019 at 5:03 am

With the L train shutdown slowdown in full swing for the indeterminable future, there’s a bit of potentially good commuting news for New Yorkers who travel by boat. Building on the momentum from routes added during the summers of 2017-2018, the NYC Ferry Service just announced plans to expand its reach to the Staten Island, […]

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The Annual Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street May 19

Posted May 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

The date is now set for the fifth annual Greek Jewish Festival celebration, commemorating Greek Jewish culture on the Lower East Side. It’s scheduled for Sunday, May 19. Kehilia Kedosha Janina, the Broome Street institution behind the festivities, expects attendance to exceed last year’s crowd of more than 8,000 people. And, as in years past, […]

Report: Tenement Museum Workers Unionize

Posted April 24, 2019 at 5:03 am

The front-facing staff of the Tenement Museum, after many failed attempts throughout the years, have finally agreed to unionize. A vote was held last week in which all education, retail, and visitor services employees mobilized to join Local 2110 UAW (United Auto Workers). The measure passed by a 96% margin. The vote was spurred by […]

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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of KOLARS

Last modified April 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

KOLARS is a Los Angeles-based rock duo, formerly of folk outfit He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and the latest in our “He Said/She Said” music series. They’ve been relentlessly on tour for the past three years (over 400 shows since 2016), and while Passover prevented us from getting to the New York gig, we […]

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‘Green Roofs’ Are Now Mandatory in New York City

Posted April 22, 2019 at 5:03 am

It’s not easy bein’ green, but if you’re a developer, that may become the norm going forward. Capitalizing on the halo of Earth Day, City Council last Thursday passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a sweeping suite of measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gases released from buildings around the city. The carbon emissions package includes three […]

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Canadian Tourist Arrested in Manhattan Bridge Climbing Attempt

Posted April 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

Chalk this one up to extreme vacationing. The Daily News reports that a Canadian tourist is currently in police custody for attempting to scale the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Drew Harrison, 24, decided to have a go at climbing the tower closest to the Brooklyn side of the bridge, right around 5pm. Traffic was […]

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Streets

Wheeling Around the Lower East Side with ‘Common Books’ [INTERVIEW]

Last modified March 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

There is something to be said for a well-loved book, and area local Brittany Bond recently started a mobile book business to deliver just that. Common Books is a pushcart typically stationed by Seward Park that offers paperbacks with a focus on female authors. We caught up with Bond to hear more about her unique […]

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Art

The Bowery Presents Expands with New Boston Venue

Posted March 26, 2019 at 5:07 am

The Bowery Presents is extending its venue reach in Boston. The concert promoting behemoth has been on the scene for several years now, competing with local favorite and Boston-bred Crossroads Presents. Last week, the New York based company unveiled its latest live musical endeavor for Brighton – more specifically at New Balance’s new mixed-use complex, […]

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