Marriott’s Moxy Hotel Lays Waste to Bowery Corner

Posted February 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Gone is more than a century of Bowery history. Reduced to a dirt lot while it awaits the Moxy hotel. The backhoe, meanwhile, sits atop its latest victim. Victorious. As reported, the new Lighting District development will rise eighteen stories, deliver 300 guest rooms and a gym, all spread across roughly 85,831 square-feet of space. […]

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‘Skin Contact’ Wine Bar Opens on Orchard Street Next Week

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:10 am

Skin Contact will open this month, after all. Yet not without plenty of hurdles. Ownership emailed us after we published a piece chronicling their dismay over the delay in obtaining a liquor license at 76 Orchard Street. You’ll recall that this spot was last occupied five years ago by Ochado Ramen, and a short run […]

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Valentine’s Day Deadline to Apply for Manhattan Community Boards

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:07 am

The deadline to apply for a Manhattan Community Board seat is fast approaching. As previously reported, fresh faces are sought to bolster the ranks of local boards across Manhattan. Each has fifty seats, occupied for two-year terms by volunteers, and ultimately selected by the Borough President and local City Councilmembers. Half the seats are up […]

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The Strokes Taunt Cop with ‘New York City Cops’ at Bernie Sanders Rally

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

On the heels of releasing a new single from its upcoming album, The New Abnormal, The Strokes are making headlines with a controversial song from its past. Yesterday evening, the five-piece played a Bernie Sanders rally during the New Hampshire primary. The event was attended by more than 7,000 people, who bopped along to a set capped […]

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Skin Contact Wine Bar to Open on Orchard Street when ‘SLA Gets Their Act Together’

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:09 am

There is a new wine bar on the precipice of opening on Orchard Street. But you’ll need to wait a bit longer before making Skin Contact. The space at 76 Orchard – formerly the doomed Ochado Ramen restaurant and subsequently dormant for five years – transformed over the last several months into this new venue. […]

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‘Sally Can Wait’ (on Liquor License) for 245 Bowery

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:05 am

So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late as we’re walking on by … 245 Bowery. Sally Can Wait, an apparent nod to Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” is the latest establishment to make a run for 245 Bowery (corner of Stanton), last occupied by Cata. In fact, it is the fourth applicant […]

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Massive Water Main Break Flooded South Street Yesterday

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:02 am

A ruptured water main in Two Bridges flooded South Street yesterday afternoon, snarling traffic and evoking flashbacks of past storms. The water main burst beneath the street in the vicinity of 199 South Street, near Dover Street. An enormous river formed, and extended all the way to Pike Slip. Right at the base of the […]

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Scenes from the Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle [PHOTOS]

Last modified February 11, 2020 at 4:06 pm

An East New York warehouse played host to the second ever Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle, an old school throwdown hosted by Bowery Boogie as part of our Uncapped series offshoot. As before, this was a battle of writers from across the Five Boroughs, many of whom with roots from the 1970s heyday. For six hours […]

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City Drops Assault Charges Against Landlord Michael Shah in Domestic Dispute

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:02 am

The Manhattan district attorney’s office dismissed all charges Friday against notorious landlord and developer Michael Shah, six months after ex-girlfriend Bhavana Chamoli alleged assault. Shah was arrested back in September on aggravated harassment and misdemeanor assault charges after Chamoli claimed he had “shoved her into a wall and the floor, causing a split lip and […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Lower East Side Bar Wants to Expand

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Looks like the yearlong dormancy in the wake of By Robert James is finally reaching conclusion on Orchard Street. The reason sits next door. Las’ Lap is gunning to take over the former boutique, which moved to the Canal Street Market after departing last January, to expand its overall footprint. Meaning, another previously unlicensed store […]

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