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Before PichiAvo Paints the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Taggers Go Crazy

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

The lame duck session at the Bowery Graffiti Wall has proven an opportune moment for taggers. In the week since Goldman Properties whitewashed the two-story encasement ahead of the next artist design, the fresh canvas has been attacked several times. Especially thanks to the perfect storm of inclement weather and lack of the usual security. […]

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Bandit in Klondike Hat Knocks Off 2 Chase Bank in Chinatown 

Posted January 16, 2017 at 5:12 am

For the second time since Christmas, a Chase Bank on the Bowery has been knocked off. Police are looking for a man in a “Klondike hat” as lead suspect in both robberies, the latest of which transpired on Thursday. The perp visited Chase Bank at 2 Bowery on Thursday at around 1:51pm, and slipped a […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall is Being Whitewashed Ahead of Spanish Art Duo Pichi & Avo

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:19 am

Logan Hicks’ now-weathered mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall – the SoHo street scene dubbed “Story of My Life” – is is undergoing removal as we speak. The mobile booms are out; let the erasure commence. Spanish street art duo Pichi & Avo is reportedly next in line. The artists confirmed their participation in an email, albeit […]

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Just for One Day: When I Painted ‘David Bowery’ as Tribute to David Bowie

Posted January 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Today, on the first anniversary of David Bowie’s death, the anonymous artist behind the now-infamous “David Bowery” tribute street sign tells all. This is the real story of how it came to pass, in his own words.  Like most great ideas, it wasn’t mine. Stuart Wilson went to pay respects to the David Bowie tribute […]

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Spanish Duo Pichi & Avo Rumored to Replace Logan Hicks’ Mural at the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Graffiti Wall is abuzz. In the last two weeks, the high-profile canvas has seen its fair share of action. The sidewalks on its perimeter were chiseled away and replaced; then there was the memorial slideshow of fallen celebrities in 2016 which illuminated the bare space above the art slab. Now, get ready for the semi-annual […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Possible Unsafe Crane Operation’

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

It appears that the incoming CitizenM hotel may not have been totally transparent with their community update this week. In the communique, which we reported on yesterday, their public relations team explained that the crane would be deposed and splayed out for routine “quarterly” maintenance  (i.e. safety purposes). There’s more than meets the eye, though. You see, […]

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Brace, that CitizenM Crane will Tower above the Bowery for at Least Another 5 Months

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

The CitizenM Hotel is one of the busiest project sites in the neighborhood of late. Ironic, given its status as in-progress for the better part of a decade. Its towering crane (aka Power Boom) is to remain a semi-permanent skyline fixture until all modular units are stacked to the 19-story summit. At the moment, the crane […]

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Bowery Graffiti Wall Becomes Homage to Celebrity Dead in 2016 [PHOTOS]

Posted December 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

The high-profile Bowery Graffiti Wall is ending 2016 not with new artwork, but a memorial of sorts to those (celebrity) fallen this year. For the last couple nights, there’s been a slideshow projection of the notable deceased. Eighteen images, including David Bowie, Prince, photographer Bill Cunningham, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, and Carrie Fisher (and, controversially, […]

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Developer Tears Down 260 Bowery for 8-Story Condo Building

Posted December 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Over at 260 Bowery, nearly two years of posturing culminated this week with the arrival of a wrecking crew. Demolition permits were issued for the Bowery relic back in July 2015, even before its sale and replacement was announced. Nevertheless, the takedown is full speed ahead. At least two floors are gone from the three-story […]

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Pearl & Ash Burns out After 4 Years on the Bowery

Posted December 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

If you needed some proof that opening a restaurant on the Bowery isn’t the best bet, here’s another example of failure. Exactly four years after its debut at 220 Bowery, Pearl & Ash is finished. The Bowery restaurant, once a critics’ darling and replacement of the Bowery Kitchen, closed down last Saturday. However, managing partners […]

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