Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:07 am
Here’s a fun find. Local music ephemera from 1985. Bowery Boogie contributor Robert Carmona discovered this pristine receipt from Tower Records while working a residential construction job on East 3rd Street. Date of the archaic transaction is Valentine’s Day 1985, most likely at the store nearby on East 4th Street (RIP 2006). One item was […]
Posted March 24, 2016 at 9:29 am
Tear down the old, build up the new. Down with rotten antiquated rat holes. Down with hovels, down with disease, down with firetraps, let in the sun, let in the sky, a new day is dawning, a new life, a new America. —Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Today we visit how the best laid plans can […]
Posted July 11, 2014 at 6:00 am
Neighborhood standbys are dropping like flies these days. Just look around. The rampant speculation shows no signs of easing and is killing the Lower East Side. Snack Dragon at 199 East Third Street is next; it’ll be closing its headquarters after business on July 31. The minuscule taco shack has been serving locals an eclectic experience […]
Posted March 3, 2014 at 6:00 am
The 25-year-old arts and cultural collective A Gathering of the Tribes is on the endangered list. Its director, Steve Cannon, sent an email over the weekend noting that their building at 285 East Third Street is for sale, and that Tribes is being evicted. Their landlord, Lorraine Zhang, succeeded in the quest to have them […]
Last modified January 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm
The tale of two at South Dakota’s annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Gregg Allman sums it up nicely: No, I’m No Angel, but on a cross-country trip, my dad and I decided to attend the Rally. Always down for an adventure, we pulled into Sturgis (in a Volvo) and felt all eyes upon us. 1) They thought […]
Posted September 27, 2012 at 6:18 am
It’s been a prolific year for the Mosaic Man, what with online stores, murals for the Bean, and touching up his opus of East Village lampposts.
Posted July 16, 2012 at 11:22 am
Penises seem to be penetrating New York City’s art scene. Seriously. The Brooklyn Museum had a pretty serious display of penises incorporated into the Keith Haring retrospective.
Last modified July 1, 2012 at 10:17 am
On 3rd Street between Avenue C and D (once referred to as being between “crime” and “death”), A Gathering of the Tribes’ exhibit “93 til Infinity” catapulted its viewers back into the early 90s.
Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:46 am
The fight was a pay-per-view event, but if you happened to be on East Third Street that night (near the People’s Federal Credit Union), ringside was publicly projected onto brick the screen.