Cuomo Signs New Law to Create State Liquor License Database

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

Finally a ray of light for residents long plagued by bad operators with full liquor licenses. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill sponsored by local New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick that requires the State Liquor Authority to create and maintain a public database of information specific to […]

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Rainbow Discount Store Closing After More than a Decade on Delancey Street

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

When the deep discount signs (“Everything must go!”) appeared in the windows of 110 Delancey Street this month, it signaled the inevitable. Rainbow is closing down the Lower East Side store. Employees tell us that the lease expired, and there is no renewal. This particular store has been at 110 Delancey for well over a […]

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Gerber Group Takes Over Food and Beverage at Hotel 50 Bowery

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:11 am

Celebrity chef Dale Talde, who made a name for himself on Top Chef, dissolved his seven-year-old restaurant back in January of this year. With it, the surrender of culinary activities elsewhere, including food and beverage oversight at Joie de Vivre’s Hotel 50 Bowery. Now, new management. No longer in the hands of the hotel, the […]

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After 25 Years, there is No Supreme on Lafayette Street

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:03 am

For the first time in nearly three decades, there is no Supreme flag positioned above Lafayette Street. The storefront banner, which was under constant surveillance last week, is now deposed. So much for the proposed facelift. Indeed, the word on the street is that Supreme is staying on board at 190 Bowery. This location – […]

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Attacker Behind Bowery Bloodbath Charged with Murder; has More than a Dozen Prior Arrests

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police yesterday charged 24-year-old Randy Rodriguez Santos in connection with the brutal early morning murder of four homeless men on the Bowery a day earlier. Santos struck five times in the vicinity of Kimlau Square in Chinatown, bludgeoning to death four vagrants while they slept with a fifteen-pound rod of scrap metal. One victim survived […]

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Four Homeless Men Beaten to Death on the Bowery Early this Morning

Last modified October 5, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Four homeless men were found dead on the Bowery this morning, and another critically injured, after an assailant man apparently attacked them randomly with a metal pipe, police said. According to various published reports, the 24-year-old attacker, who is himself homeless, is now in custody following this early morning murder spree. He’s reportedly undergoing psychiatric […]

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New Museum and its Workers Union Reach Agreement

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

After several months of negotiations and the palpable threat of a strike last week, the New Musuem and the New Museum’s union have reached an agreement. The new contact is valid as of last Tuesday through June 30, 2024, and gives union members a new wage structure, allows for more time off, provides reduced employee […]

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East River Resiliency Timeline is Changed, but Where the Hell is the Deltares Report?

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:06 am

The following Bowery Boogie guest piece was written by contributor Aidan Elias. On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor de Blasio announced an about-face with regard to timetable of the revised East Side Coastal Resiliency plan. A switch to construction work in phases to avoid full closure of the public amenity. This “concession,” one of many that community […]

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Tomokazu Matsuyama’s Bowery Wall Mural is Defaced

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:03 am

Have mural, will tag. What took twelve people two weeks to complete is already vandalized. But that’s just par for the course over at the Bowery Art Wall, where Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama last Monday completed the latest mural. Yesterday morning, two large tags were scrawled at the bottom of the wall.

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The Strokes’ Guitarist can be Your Landlord for $6,750 Per Month on the Bowery

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Strokes’ lead guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr., can be your landlord! He is now looking for someone to rent his Lower East Side studio. The third-floor abode, located just off the Bowery at 354 Broome Street, hit the market this week for $6,750 per month. The 1,033 square-foot studio loft is unique in that it […]

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