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Tats Cru Tapped For Bowery Mural Wall

Last modified January 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm

At the Bowery Mural Wall it’s one icon after another. The slate was wiped clean, so to speak, late last week. Gone is JR’s anti-gun proclamation, just in time to make way for Tats Cru. The legendary outfit teamed up with Crash One for the effort, which began at the wall yesterday with the outlining. […]

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Two Weeks After Bowery-East Houston is Repaved, Digging Resumes

Posted January 4, 2019 at 5:05 am

Now, this was downright predictable. No sooner did the city complete and cap roadwork in the Bowery-East Houston intersection than another work crew start digging anew. It’s only been two weeks since this leg of the reconstruction project wrapped and received a new layer of asphalt. Just goes to show the apparent lack of coordination […]

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Neighbors Fight for the Return of M103 Bus Stops on the Bowery

Posted January 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

With three simultaneous construction projects now complete, neighbors along the Bowery are calling for the immediate return of two displaced northbound M103 bus stops. Between neverending roadwork at East Houston Street and the ascent of the modular CitizenM hotel, both passenger points were essentially removed from use. You’ll recall that 191 Bowery had been shifted […]

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Years Overdue, Bowery-Houston Leg of Roadwork Ending; Resurfacing Soon

Posted December 17, 2018 at 5:05 am

Tonight is apparently an event not to miss here on the Lower East Side. The intersection of East Houston and the Bowery finally gets its due and proper. Roadwork on this spot is (supposedly) at the finish line, and tonight supposedly begins the resurfacing. A Boogie informant spoke with a foreman onsite who confirmed the […]

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My Time Recording the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley During his Lower East Side Years

Posted December 13, 2018 at 5:04 am

Beloved Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley passed away of a suspected heart attack last week (December 6). Ken Lockie, singer-songwriter and sometime collaborator with John (Rotten) Lydon of Public Image Ltd., fondly recalls his time behind the board with Shelley thirty years ago in Williamsburg and on the Lower East Side. Pete Shelley was a charming, likable, […]

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WeWork Founder Brings ‘Selina’ Hotel Project to the Bowery

Posted December 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Finally complete after years of construction, 138 Bowery is ready for the big-time, and with an identity to boot. Backed by WeWork founder Adam Neumann, Selina is a multipurpose hospitality endeavor that marries co-working options with hotel rooms, retail, and food offerings. The lodge features 90 keys designed in collaboration with local artists and designers, […]

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‘Karvouna Taverna’ ID’d as La Gamelle Successor on the Bowery

Posted December 4, 2018 at 5:03 am

At 241 Bowery, the storyline is four different restaurant concepts in six years. The Bowery Diner begat Chez Jef that begat La Gamelle that begat Karvouna. Back in February, we reported that the failed La Gamelle space on the Bowery would return to action as a new “authentic” Greek restaurant. It was supposed to have […]

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‘Lighting by Gregory’ Buildings on the Bowery Sell for $30M

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lighting by Gregory shuttered its decades-old Bowery store in mid-October. Now we know why. The founding father of the lighting showroom – also the landlord – ultimately decided to cash out. Building owner Joel Horowitz, who’s owned the three-parcel property between Broome and Kenmare since the 1980s, sold the mid-block assemblage for a hefty sum […]

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Under Legal Threat, MoMaCha Tea Shop on the Bowery Becomes ‘MaMaCha’

Posted November 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

Within the last couple weeks, and under fire, the MoMaCha tea room on the Bowery changed its full branding and identity. Henceforth, the business is now morphed to the homophone, MaMaCha. Though, not voluntarily. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit almost immediately after the art-focused cafe opened back in April. Then, last […]

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At the Bowery Wall, 11 Becomes 12 in Memory of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

Last modified November 9, 2018 at 7:07 am

The Bowery Mural Wall is becoming a de facto memorial for victims in recent shooting sprees. Indeed, since street artist JR put up his anti-gun piece last month – in conjunction with TIME magazine, there have been two such national tragedies. Following the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting, considered the deadliest attack on Jews […]

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