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

GovBall Wants You to Know There’s More Than Just the Music

Posted May 31, 2019 at 6:39 am

The ninth annual Governors Ball Music Festival kicks off today, and promises even more in the realm of activities and food than in years prior on Randall’s Island. For those not going solely for the music, the powers that be have tacked on an OGX Beauty Bar, a boatload of corporate lounges and mini stages, […]

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AG Announces Second Round of Restitution for Croman Tenants

Posted May 31, 2019 at 5:02 am

For tenants who endured harassment from ex-con landlord Steve Croman, the second of four rounds of restitution is on the way. Those who lived, or currently live, in one of the buildings owned by the controversial landlord (aka 9300 Realty) can apply to receive another chunk of the $8 million in settlement money. The first round […]

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Nineties Rock Frontmen Strum Nostalgia with ‘Songs & Stories’ [REVIEW]

Last modified May 30, 2019 at 7:00 am

What do you get when you combine four powerhouse lead singers from some notable nineties alt-rock bands, two decades later? The awesomeness known as the “Songs & Stories” tour. Everclear’s frontman Art Alexakis wrangled up three of his music buddies from yesteryear (Max Collins, Chris Collingwood, John Wozniak) to put on a 2-plus hour acoustic […]

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Katz’s Deli Celebrates 30 Years of ‘When Harry Met Sally’

Posted May 29, 2019 at 5:05 am

It was the orgasm heard ’round the world… This summer, Katz’s Delicatessen will double down on its pop cultural acclaim. And by that, we mean When Harry Met Sally. The iconic movie with the immortalized Lower East Side scene celebrates its 30th anniversary in July, and the deli is celebrating with a month of movie-related […]

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Pandora Hypes DJ Khaled’s Latest LP with Interactive Mural on Allen Street

Posted May 28, 2019 at 5:09 am

The music world is all about immersive marketing these days. Artists are looking to showcase their music, all while trying to keep it street. Taylor Swift recently announced her new album through a giant butterfly mural riddled with clues and Instagram posts. Next at bat is DJ Khaled, dropping his latest album Father of Asahd […]

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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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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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