Bowery

‘Karvouna’ Evicted from the Bowery After Less than a Year

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:05 am

Restaurants can’t seem to make it work at 241 Bowery. The latest entrant, Karvouna Mezze, just joined the growing list of failures at this address. The City Marshal paid a visit to the restaurant and shut it down. All told, Karvouna lasted barely one year. Partners Dimitris Vlahakis, Wei Chen, and Chef Giuseppe Scalco (Merakia […]

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Revisiting the Last Days of the Third Avenue El [PHOTOS]

Posted December 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Third Avenue Elevated line officially concluded service in May 1955. It had been part of the transit equation for decades. Thereafter, the trusses and tracks were removed from the streetscape, freeing namesake Third Avenue its Bowery tributary from the shadows. During the demise, a photographer snapped several shots of the train on its final […]

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Joe’s Shanghai Ditches Pell Street for the Bowery

Posted December 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

Chinatown stalwart Joe’s Shanghai is settling into its new home on the Bowery, two weeks after relocating from Pell Street. And with it, the crowds and queues. In the shadow of the Jing Fong banquet hall. The main driver behind this move – nearly twenty-five years since opening on Pell Street – appears to be […]

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Services Now Offered to Chinatown Seniors at Confucius Plaza

Posted December 12, 2019 at 5:09 am

A new retirement community program is headed to Confucius Plaza on the Bowery. Earlier this week, Councilwoman Margaret Chin joined Confucius Plaza Management, Hamilton-Madison House staff, and local seniors at the 44-year-old complex to unveil the new Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) entity. The facility is aptly named The Joy Peace Center, and offers social […]

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Bagatelle Managers Seek ‘Highlife’ for the Bowery

Posted December 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

GupShup owner Jimmy Rizvi isn’t headed to the Bowery, after all. His bid for another Indian restaurant at 245 Bowery failed this fall. Rizvi’s application for full liquor was heard by Community Board 3 back in September, but was instructed to return as the application was incomplete and further outreach needed. His no-show one month […]

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Croman’s Amato Opera Building on the Bowery Welcomes ‘Kissaki’ Sushi Next Month

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

The onetime Amato Opera on the Bowery – renovated and upscaled years ago – will get a high-end sushi restaurant called Kissaki. Eater reported this week that former Gaijin chef-owner Mark Garcia is behind the 26-seat Omakase venture at 319 Bowery. The Omakase menu will cost $160 for twelve pieces of Nigiri and four kaiseki-style […]

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Burlesque Bar ‘Mister French’ Takes Over Former Rebelle on the Bowery

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:04 am

A burlesque bar is coming to the Bowery courtesy of a celebrity chef. Iron Chef contestant David Burke is launching Mister French this week at 218 Bowery, in partnership with Redefine Hospitality. The venue takes over from Rebelle, a critics’ favorite which shuttered in 2017 after two short years in business. For the last several […]

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Fourth Fatality in Chinatown Homeless Beatings is Identified

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:04 am

The city medical examiner last week released from the morgue the final body rendered lifeless in the massacre of homeless men on the Bowery. He was identified as Florencio Moran Camano, whose family in his native Mexico signed off on the release, according to published reports. Camano, 39, was the youngest victim of Randy Santos, […]

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Bowery Building Razed for New Office Development

Posted November 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

The old Bowery tenement that previously housed a restaurant supply company is coming down. In its place, a new five-story office building. Passing by 216 Bowery this week, we spotted half the structure eliminated behind a Black death shroud. Approved permits on file with Department of Buildings indicate that the stout brick tenement at 216 […]

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Construction Resumes at 139 Bowery, Awaiting 14-Story Payload

Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

There is finally construction activity to report at the 139-141 Bowery development site. The spot has been largely dormant ever since the double-wide walk-ups were summarily razed three years ago. With the area now buzzing, the march toward a fourteen-story future continues. Plans to redevelop the properties, in one form or another, date back to […]

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