Bowery

With Champ Depot Out, Bowery Corner Gains Another Gallery

Posted September 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

For more than a decade, the Champ Depot restaurant supply company occupied 176 Bowery. Now, its former home is completely empty and fetching for a new deep-pocketed tenant. There is a torrent of listings on Craigslist fishing for suitors (“last corner retail in Nolita”), yet one was already found to occupy the second floor. It’s […]

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Tomokazu Matsuyama is the Latest Muralist at the Bowery Wall

Posted September 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

The next artist to grace the Bowery Art Wall is revealed. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama began painting the two-story canvas last night, dispensing with the work of Queen Andrea. If past is any indication, the new mural will be on display for roughly the next four months. Tomokazu Matsuyama is a contemporary artist who […]

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Bowery Wall Readies Next Artist Mural

Posted September 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

The arrival of a mobile boom at the corner of Bowery and East Houston is as sure a sign as any. For the last decade – since Tony Goldman’s reboot of the Bowery Art Wall – the vehicle let neighbors know a new artist was on the way. And so it is this week. Two […]

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Prince Tea House Starts Serving on the Bowery

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:11 am

Something new is brewing on the Bowery. Promised for five months, the Prince Tea House is now operational in the Lighting District. The Lower East Side is the second Manhattan tea spot (134 Bowery) for the Flushing-based mini chain, which also counts four outer-borough locations in Queens and Brooklyn. Offerings include a variety of hot […]

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‘GupShup’ Owner Heads to the Bowery with New Indian Restaurant

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

Gramercy’s hip new Indian restaurant GupShup will soon have a Lower East Side sibling. Its owner, the Indian-born Jimmy Rizvi, is eyeing the Bowery for his latest vision. Site chosen is 245 Bowery, at the corner of Stanton Street, where Cata held court for six years until its demise. And it’s the second suitor at […]

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Relive the Early 2000s LES Music Scene with ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ Exhibit

Posted September 6, 2019 at 5:08 am

Once more into the bathroom, dear friends… An art show commemorating New York’s beloved gritty indie music scene circa 2000s just set up shop, fittingly, on the Lower East Side. That’s right, this particular visual retelling, based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC […]

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Bari Restaurant Equipment Lists Prince Street Building for Sale

Posted September 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

On the Bowery for decades, Bari Restaurant Equipment is now unloading some property. The business recently placed one of its corner buildings on the market. Following its purchase of 234 Bowery and 5 Prince Street in July 2016 for a combined $12.3 million, Bari relocated its manufacturing arm across the river to New Jersey. That […]

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This Fall, $300 Sushi on the Bowery with Sushi Yoshino

Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:08 am

Over At 342 Bowery, faux fur fashions morph into raw fish haven. Indeed, the so-called House of Fluff boutique is gone. Replaced by something even more elevated. Sushi Yoshino is on the way. First announced last fall, the Japanese import is by the hand of 49-year-old Tadashi Yoshida — an award-winning chef with 30 years of […]

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Street Vendor on the Bowery Caught with Hands Down His Pants

Posted August 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Caught red-handed. A street cart vendor on the Bowery was seen this week with his hands down his pants. Al Bundy style during lunchtime. Lower East Side local Snapped this photo of the food cart parked outside the TD Bank at Bowery and Canal Street. The image has already gone viral on a local level, […]

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First Look at Shepard Fairey’s Mural of Rosario Dawson Atop 190 Bowery

Posted August 8, 2019 at 5:06 am

Here is the first unencumbered look at the new Shepard Fairey mural atop the Germania Bank Building on the Bowery. (Craning of the neck not necessary.) The iconic street artist – currently celebrating thirty years of his Obey Giant brand – hit the rooftop of 190 Bowery last month to (legally) install his latest piece. […]

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