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CBGB Shut Down 15 Years Ago on the Bowery

Posted October 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

Fifteen years ago. This was the night – arguably – that the last breath of punk exhaled on the Bowery. When CBGB concluded its residence at 315 Bowery. And the block could not look any different today. The former venue became, and remains, the upscale John Varvatos boutique; while its old CB’s Gallery space is […]

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Marriott’s 18-Story Moxy Hotel Tops out on the Bowery

Posted October 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Bowery skyline is again altered, as the new Moxy hotel just reached the top. The superstructure – construction of which had been on pause during the initial phase of the pandemic – now sits at eighteen stories. Joining the sky-high company of the Wyndham Garden just down the Bowery. As reported, the new Lighting […]

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‘Belse’ Plant-Based Brewery Takes Dormant Paulaner Brewery on the Bowery

Posted October 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Fallow for four years, the former Paulaner Brauhaus (and onetime home of Sammy’s Bowery Follies) may finally reactivate. Born again as a vegan restaurant brewery. Indeed, liquor license paperwork filed with Community Board 3 indicates that Dallas-based Belse is on board to take over 265-267 Bowery. The relative newcomer – which opened last February, will […]

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Ace Hotel Quietly Closes ‘Sister City’ on the Bowery

Posted September 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Ace Hotel’s boutique brand on the Bowery, Sister City, is closed for good. The lodge (and its rooftop bar) had shuttered at the outset of the pandemic in March 2020, never to return. One need only search online for Sister City to see that Google returns a “permanently closed” status, and the official website […]

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On the Bowery, a Memorial Mural on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Posted September 7, 2021 at 5:06 am

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks just days away, a tribute mural is now on display on the Bowery. Prolific photographer and artist Adrian Wilson used his perennial roll-down canvas at 246 Bowery as dedication to the fallen victims of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. “I wanted to commemorate the […]

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Frank Ocean Hits the Bowery with ‘Homer’ Jewelry Line

Posted August 11, 2021 at 5:03 am

The downtown Jewelry Exchange now has a touch of celebrity in its ranks. Frank Ocean, the multi-platinum singer-songwriter, chose the Bowery hub as the exclusive retail location for his nascent “Homer” brand. Designed in New York and manufactured in Italy, the debut collection includes high-end jewelry made from 18K gold, recycled sterling silver, hand-painted enamel, […]

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‘Ixta’ Eyes Former DBGB Space on the Bowery

Posted August 3, 2021 at 5:01 am

The years-vacant storefront at the glassy 299 Bowery, formerly home to DBGB, has a new suitor. Liquor license application materials reveal that restaurateur Akbarali Himani looks to revive the Ixta namesake for a new, full service restaurant serving “Authentic Mexican [cuisine] and specialty drinks.” (Ixta was a similar midtown restaurant in the early aughts.) The […]

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A Grave Marker for a Homeless Man Bludgeoned to Death on the Bowery

Last modified July 29, 2021 at 6:28 am

It’s been nearly two years since the city was rocked by the fatal bludgeoning of homeless men on the Bowery while they slept. Of the five beaten by 24-year-old attacker Randy Santos, four ultimately died – Chuen Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran, and Nazario Vasquez-Villegas. Chuen Kwok was a vulnerable senior who, after the passing […]

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The Bowery Mission Retiree Biking Across America

Posted July 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

Talk about a road trip. Recent Bowery Mission retiree Chuck Monts is putting the pedal to the pavement, having last month embarked on a 3,000 mile bike ride dubbed “Bike for the Mission.” He set off from The Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles on June 5, and is scheduled to end at the Bowery […]

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Marte City Council Campaign Fights Back Against PAC Smear Ads

Last modified June 17, 2021 at 5:55 am

As soon as early voting began last weekend, District 1 City Council candidate Christopher Marte found himself in the crosshairs of a series of attack ads launched by Common Sense NYC Inc., a Super PAC whose top three funders are Stephen Ross, Ronald Lauder, and Jack Cayre. While City Council campaign dollars are limited, Super […]

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