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

Reminder: Who’s on the Local Ballot in Today’s Democratic Primary

Posted June 23, 2020 at 5:12 am

Just a reminder to registered Democrats out there: the Manhattan primaries for the Democratic statewide and Congressional ballots are today, and a lot of incumbent seats are challenged this time around. Here’s how the contenders shape up in relation to the surrounding neighborhoods… In the congressional arena, repping parts of Chinatown, the Lower East Side […]

Economy Candy Hits the Sidewalk with ‘Mystery Bags’ for Summerlong To-Go Shop

Posted June 19, 2020 at 5:02 am

Three months into the pandemic, Economy Candy remains a sweet spot on Rivington Street. Third generation co-owners Skye Greenfield Cohen and Mitchell Cohen are still operating as a two-person skeleton crew, walking two miles each way everyday, to fulfill online orders for anyone in need of a sugar fix. As previously reported, Economy Candy rearranged […]

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Hinds Talk the ‘Prettiest Curse’ and Love for NYC [Interview]

Last modified June 5, 2020 at 11:43 pm

Spanish indie rock outfit Hinds drops their much anticipated third album today, The Prettiest Curse. Prior to the pandemic, I chatted with lead singer and guitarist Carlotta Cosails. An unabashed fan, my goal was to avoid becoming awkward fangirl, Mel, from Flight of the Conchords. A nearly impossible feat, as Hinds’ first two albums, Leave […]

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Orchard Street Shop Continues Pushing Pencils During a Pandemic

Posted May 29, 2020 at 5:05 am

Many independent neighborhood businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown, including CW Pencil Enterprise. Established in 2014, the pencil purveyor of Orchard Street is feeling the pains of the pandemic and adjusting as best they can during. Owner Caroline Weaver explains how they’ve been trying to keep the business afloat. “Adapting to this new […]

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Clayton Patterson Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment

Posted May 28, 2020 at 5:07 am

Prolific Lower East Side documentarian, Clayton Patterson, is getting his own biography. An illustrated one, at that. The colorful homage is curated by Julian Voloj, and features the work of eighteen artists paying tribute to Patterson’s life and works in graphic novel form. The anthology is aptly titled, Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary. […]

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How the Museum at Eldridge Street is Faring in the Time of COVID-19

Last modified May 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Amid nationwide closures, the Museum at Eldridge Street (aka the Eldridge Street Synagogue) is swinging its focus, by expanding its offerings to a global audience through virtual programming. The historic museum representing Jewish New York has, like so many others, been closed to foot traffic since stay-at-home orders were first mandated. One of the main […]

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‘Dennis and Lois’ Documentary Now Available to Stream

Posted May 8, 2020 at 5:14 am

For those who are missing concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the much awaited Dennis and Lois documentary is now available for your viewing pleasure. Directed by Chris Cassidy, the punk-infused documentary following the gig-loving couple is one that puts out all the vicarious vibes. As the story goes, Dennis and Lois once offered to sell […]

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Chin Announces Emergency Food Pantry Initiative

Posted May 7, 2020 at 5:06 am

As economic uncertainty continues to fester around the country, food shortage anxieties are now on the proverbial front burner. Folks on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown, particularly low income seniors, are facing numerous challenges trying to access affordable and reliable food supply during the COVID-19 crisis. Councilwoman Chin is hoping to assuage that. […]

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Free Kosher ‘Grab and Go’ Meals Available on the LES

Posted May 5, 2020 at 5:03 am

Kosher “Grab-and-Go” meals are now available on the Lower East Side for those in need during the pandemic. Folks can now pick up free meals on weekdays at Public School 134 (293 East Broadway). This spot, alongside the Washington Heights outpost (P.S. 48, located at 4360-78 Broadway), are the first two kosher-specific locations since the Department […]

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City is Distributing Free Face Masks this Weekend

Last modified May 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Here’s your chance to snag a face mask if you haven’t already. On the house. Over the next few days, New York City will pass out free face coverings to the public at large. This is part of an ongoing effort to protect city dwellers from COVID-19, and correlates with the mask wearing mandate issued […]