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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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New Film Explores Jay Maisel’s Move from Graffiti Icon 190 Bowery

Posted August 1, 2019 at 5:10 am

The Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery remains one of the most iconic on the Lower East Side. Largely due to its former life as personal mansion to photographer Jay Maisel, who had purchased the 72-room landmark in 1966 for $106,000. Now, a new film called Jay Myself details Maisel’s lifelong residency at 190 Bowery, […]

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Subway Stabbing Suspect Chased through Chinatown

Posted August 1, 2019 at 5:02 am

Cops tasered a knife-wielding straphanger in Chinatown Tuesday night, ending a wild chase after the suspect stabbed two men in a fight over a subway seat. Forty-year-old Ronald Cundiff fled the West 4 subway station at 7:30pm after allegedly stabbing two individuals aboard a downtown A train. According to a report in the Daily News, […]

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‘Moxy’ Destroys More Historic Buildings for its New Bowery Hotel

Posted August 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Moxy Hotels, the Marriott sub-label, prides itself on being hip. Here on the Lower East Side, though, that equates to destroying centuries worth of local history. Up north in the East Village, five “landmark-eligible” buildings comprising 112-120 East 11th Street (across from Webster Hall) met the wrecking ball. The assemblage was described in a letter […]

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Paulaner’s Former Bowery Brewery Can be Yours for $50K per Month

Posted July 31, 2019 at 5:07 am

The only brewery on the Bowery remains dry and desperate for investors. But only if you have deep pockets. Over a year since its high-profile failure, the former Paulaner Brauhaus at 265 Bowery is again on the market. Requisite real estate listings want you to know that the German beer company dropped $2 million on […]

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Shepard Fairey Paints Portrait of Rosario Dawson on Water Tower Atop 190 Bowery

Posted July 31, 2019 at 5:06 am

The graffiti Mecca of the Lower East Side is further legitimized this week with the stroke of Shepard Fairey. The iconic street artist – currently celebrating thirty years of his Obey Giant brand – hit the rooftop of 190 Bowery to (legally) install his latest piece. Dubbed “Power & Equality,” the water tower paint job […]

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Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Leaves Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s Dog Dead

Last modified July 29, 2019 at 10:01 am

Winter came to newlyweds Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner last week. One month after the surprise nuptials, their pet canine, an Alaskan Klee Kai puppy named Waldo, was struck by a car last Wednesday night at Bowery and Broome. According to published reports in all the gossip rags, the dog-walker had been out late, and […]

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Demolition Commences Ahead of 18-Story Moxy Hotel on the Bowery

Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Those blue bars and black netting are going up, signaling more demolition on the Bowery. This time, to make way for a glitzy new hotel. The entire corner is set to fall. In one fell swoop. Department of Buildings approved the new lodge, filed under the 145 Bowery address, back in April. Several months after […]

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After a Century on the Bowery, Faerman Cash Registers is Cashing out

Last modified July 23, 2019 at 9:14 am

brief documentary At one point in the mid-twentieth century, the Bowery boasted several cash register stores; soon, though, the count could be down to one. In operation for over a century, the iconic Faerman Cash Register Company is about to depart. The business recently put its building at 159 Bowery up for sale, and there […]

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NYPD Shut Down Adidas 99-Cent Sneaker Stunt on the Bowery Yesterday After it Turned Violent

Last modified July 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

Police yesterday morning shut down an out-of-control Bowery pop-up selling a limited-edition sneaker collaboration between adidas and AriZona Iced Tea. The huge crowds were the collective answer to the question, what happens when you sell a rare sneaker for 99 cents? The collaboration yielded two limited-quantity styles – Yung 1 and Continental. Both were available […]

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