Bowery

Moxy on the Bowery is Still Happening, After All

Posted April 9, 2021 at 5:05 am

Nearly three years later, the Moxy Hotel planned for 151 Bowery appears on pause. But its parent company, Marriott, is betting that this property, among others, will help shepherd in the rebound. A neighbor who lives nearby noticed that construction was halted at the beginning of the year, with little movement since. At the time, materials […]

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The Hole on the Bowery Creates Another in Tribeca

Last modified March 24, 2021 at 4:35 pm

On the occasion of its ten-year anniversary, The Hole is getting bigger. The flagship showroom at 312 Bowery, founded by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman in May 2011, is expanding further downtown to Tribeca. Its new satellite gallery space – located at 86 Walker Street – opens next week (April 1) with a solo exhibition […]

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Quality Mending Embraces Art and Fashion at New Bowery HQ

Last modified February 20, 2021 at 8:51 am

After 16 years at the corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets, vintage clothing shop Quality Mending, like many other small businesses was forced to close amid the pandemic. As previously reported, owner Oliver Harkness departed his long-time headquarters with a patriotic “blue-hat” salute to the neighborhood. His final public art project brought community voice to […]

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Chinatown Bids Farewell to Photographer Corky Lee

Posted February 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Chinatown bade final farewell to one of its favorite sons last Saturday with a hero’s send-off. It was a cold bright morning, and hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Chinatown for the funeral procession of photographer Corky Lee. As is Chinese custom, the route stopped at places of importance in Lee’s life. (The door of […]

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Cuomo Announces New Pop-up Vaccine Centers, with 3 on the Lower East Side

Posted February 10, 2021 at 5:05 am

Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that eleven community-based pop-up vaccination sites are opening this week at community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers. Three of the four new Manhattan dispensaries are located on the Lower East Side. These small centers are expected to vaccinate more than 3,100 people against coronavirus throughout the week, with more sites coming online […]

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‘Illuminating’ the Bowery with COVID-19 Stats

Posted February 3, 2021 at 5:15 am

Looks like quarantine has been keeping the art community, ahem, enlightened and we love to see it. Allow me to introduce the Illuminate Cities Project Collective: Alexandra Payne: Project Manager, Urban Planner and Policy Specialist (Amplify) Domingo Abrusci: Project Lead, Designer and Architect (licensed in Italy) Elisa Forlini: Lighting Design, Chartered RIBA Architect Robyn Squires: […]

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Unused Half of Bowery’s Sunshine Hotel Flophouse Available to Rent

Posted January 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

The leasing banner has been strung from the facade of 241 Bowery for more than two years. Without much success. The second and third floors (combined 8,938 square-feet) – once part of the Sunshine Hotel flophouse – are again on the market. And at a hefty price: $6,495 for a “raw” space that requires renovations […]

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B Bar Site on the Bowery to Sprout 21-Story Office Tower

Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:03 am

B Bar owner Eric Goode is co-developing a monstrous officer tower atop the ashes of his former Lower East Side nightspot. Permits were filed last week with Department of Buildings for a 21-story mixed-use development at 358 Bowery designed by architect Morris Adjmi, as first reported by EV Grieve. Plans call for 98,799 square-feet of […]

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Massive ‘Ainslie’ Offshoot Planned for Tao’s old Bowery Spot

Posted December 30, 2020 at 5:02 am

Ainslie is headed across the East River to the Bowery. The expansive Italian restaurant, which opened in Williamsburg last year, has eyes for the Vandal. 199 Bowery, that is. (The latter nightclub shuttered over the summer, succumbing to the pandemic.) Ainslie is owned by Sergio Riva, Mario Riva, and AJ Bontempo, who together seek a […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Hotel on the Bowery Begins 18-Story Ascent

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The first elements of the new Moxy hotel on the Bowery are now visible. Peeking above the tattered boards at Bowery is a network of structural steel beams. Department of Buildings signage onsite promises a rather optimistic completion date of “spring 2022.” Given progress thus far, though, meeting the goal seems unrealistic. As reported, the […]

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