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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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Fear and Loathing Gentrification on the Bowery, Circa 1904

Posted May 20, 2021 at 5:09 am

His name was Chuck Connors, the unofficial “mayor” of Chinatown at the turn of last century. Connors lived on Doyers Street and was friends with Richard K. Fox, founding owner of the historic lifestyle magazine Police Gazette. He lived there rent-free due to a purported arrangement with the publication to which he provided a man-on-the-street […]

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Thirty Years Around the Block: The Story Behind the Clayton Patterson x Supreme Collaboration

Posted May 11, 2021 at 5:13 am

Neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson has a new collaboration out now with Supreme. The question is, how did I connect with Supreme? It is a story that took about thirty years to get around the block. Just about all of the connections were through the streets of the Lower East Side. Here is how it happened; […]

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Adam Schlesinger Virtual Tribute is in the Works

Posted April 21, 2021 at 5:08 am

A virtual tribute to keep the late Adam Schlesinger’s memory shining on is in the works. The Fountains of Wayne co-founder and bassist passed away one year ago due to Covid complications. “This is a proper musical send-off for my soul brother with a bunch of talented and groovy guests that would make Adam wince,” […]

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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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