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‘Tang Hotpot’ Unveiled on the Bowery, Opening Soon

Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

After six months of construction, the final pieces are falling into place for Tang Hotpot. The new Szechuan restaurant at 135 Bowery recently dispensed with the sidewalk shed to reveal its unique exterior, complete with decorative door, teaser signage, and fishbowl window. Tang Hotpot is a loose spinoff of The Tang in the East Village […]

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Here Are Ai Weiwei’s Lower East Side ‘Fences’ [PHOTOS]

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

World renowned artist Ai Weiwei began installing works last week as part of the “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” endeavor. But today is the official start of the public art project. The Lower East Side features prominently in the campaign, too. Ai Weiwei installed four in the neighborhood proper, plus dozens of 2D banners on […]

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New Museum Announces Further Expansion with New OMA-Designed Building at 231 Bowery

Posted October 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, the New Museum is pulling out the stops. Phase one being underway already – the expansion of two new gallery spaces next door at 231 Bowery – the institution just announced the next phase. A new building on the same site, designed by architecture firm OMA, Rem Koolhaas, […]

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Looking at the 8-Story Bowery Lodging Where 200-Year-Old Federal Houses Once Stood

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the last seven months, progress has been swift at 138-142 Bowery, where historically significant buildings were destroyed in the name of luxury housing. The new eight-story mixed-use replacement development reached its apex over the summer, and just completed its masonry makeover. In fact, the black netting is gone, and the structure is on full […]

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The ‘Looking for a Girlfriend’ Guy is Still on the Prowl

Posted October 3, 2017 at 9:40 am

Dan Perino is still looking for a girlfriend. Seriously, it’s not a joke, he’s just tired of the singles scene. The 53-year-old aspiring actor returned to the streets to flyer the furniture, as it were. His advertisements can be found up the Bowery and into Little Italy. Honestly, it’s been a minute since we’ve seen […]

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The International Center of Photography Unveils Updated ‘Capa Cafe’

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:17 am

The International Center of Photography has again rebranded its cafe nook in the aftermath of Maman’s departure from 250 Bowery. Great Performances, the sustainability oriented New York food service and events company were tapped to reinvent and operate Capa Cafe (a nod to ICP founder and photojournalist, Cornell Capa).  It opened in the ground floor last week. This newest […]

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Instagram Jumpstarts ‘#KindComments’ Campaign at Bowery Wall with Lakwena’s Mural

Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:02 am

London-based artist Lakwena spent the last several days imparting the kaleidescopic mural onto the Bowery Wall. It reads, “Lift You Higher.” However, as it turns out, the art is really just a marketing stunt to promote Instagram’s #KindComments campaign in partnership with Goldman Properties. Stanchions were placed in front of the wall yesterday afternoon to […]

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New Museum Adds 2 Galleries this Week as Part of Expansion into 231 Bowery

Posted September 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

The forty-year-old New Museum, on the Bowery for eleven years already, is on course to renovate the adjacent property and increase its overall footprint. Starting this week – more than a year after first announcing the expansion – the ground level will be ready for a slate of art programming. “The expansion effort will ultimately enable the […]

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Lakwena Brings her Kaleidoscopic Vision to the Bowery Mural Wall

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

The season is changing, which means another participant for the revolving door that is the Bowery Mural Wall. Earlier this week, contractors sanded then resurfaced the two-story canvas in preparation for the next artist on the docket. We are told that the latest is Lakwena, a London-based artist who specializes in colorful, “kaleidoscopic” patterns. She […]

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‘The Turf’ Pop-Up Hits the Bowery for Weeklong Residency

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

When Chair Up was forced from its seventeen-year perch on the Bowery, an enormous space was liberated for the taking. The first suitor to do so was Spanish kicks company, Camper, which opened a branded “Lab” here last April. The other half of 219-221 Bowery, however, remained dormant until now. In comes something called The […]

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