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Tombstone Secured for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

Posted October 26, 2020 at 5:03 am

Earlier this month marked one year since four homeless men were murdered while asleep on the Bowery. Since the anniversary, a fundraising campaign to secure a tombstone for one of the victims was successful. Chuen Kwok had fallen on hard times after the passing of his partner. He eventually found refuge living on the streets […]

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Noodles no More: 88 Lan Zhou Closes on October 31

Posted October 7, 2020 at 5:11 am

For Chinatown favorite, 88 Lan Zhou, the brief reprieve is up. Closure is happening at month’s end. Despite a recent surge in sales and support. “With a heavy heart, we’re announcing that our final day of operations will be October 31,” the handwritten sign at 40 Bowery reads. The closure was also announced on Instagram […]

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One Year Later, Locals Hold Vigil for Homeless Men Beaten to Death on the Bowery

Posted October 7, 2020 at 5:07 am

This past Monday marked exactly one year since four homeless men were murdered while asleep on the Bowery. To commemorate the date, neighbors held an intimate community vigil at Kimlau Square to remember the fallen – Chuen Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran, and Nazario Vazquez-Villegas. It was a solemn evening without the usual “we should do […]

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78 People Caught Flouting Social Distancing Rules at Bowery Karaoke Bar

Posted September 28, 2020 at 5:07 am

A karaoke bar on the Bowery was busted by the Sheriff’s office Friday night for violating COVID-19 social distancing regulations. According to a report in Gothamist, seventy-eight people were spotted inside K-One Karaoke Bar at 97 Bowery eating and drinking at about 2:30am on Saturday morning. No distancing or masks. Sheriff Joe Fucito, head of […]

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Artists Stick Together with ‘We Are All Bowery’

Posted September 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

Hard hit by the pandemic and protests, an art initiative is underway to assuage the struggles currently happening on the Bowery. The “We Are All Bowery” project is helmed by Inside Change From Within, an endeavor supported in part by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The goal of this project is a seemingly simple one: […]

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Grave Marker Fund for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

Posted September 25, 2020 at 5:10 am

It’s been exactly one year 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. In the days that followed the murders, elected officials and nonprofits held […]

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The New Museum Returns to the Bowery from Pandemic Sidelining

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:07 am

After being sidelined for six months, the New Museum is back. They reopened their doors earlier this week to the public at large. As previously noted, three new exhibits will grace the space and run through the remainder of 2020; “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” “Jordan Casteel: Within Reach,” and “Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around […]

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Painting Begins Anew at the Bowery Mural Wall [Updated]

Last modified September 15, 2020 at 5:08 pm

As the seasons change, so too does the artwork at the Bowery Mural Wall. As previously reported, Raul Ayala with Groundswell is the current artist decorating the Goldman Properties marketing vehicle. He and his crew began working on the piece this week. (Our prior intel had confirmed the artist as Mojo.) So far, a backdrop […]

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$50M Ground Lease for Lighting by Gregory Property on the Bowery

Last modified September 15, 2020 at 8:49 am

The Bowery lighting district is again in the spotlight due to real estate speculation. Something big is coming. Word came down the pike this week that Real Estate Equities Corp. signed a 100-year ground lease on the assemblage of 156-166 Bowery, the spot occupied until two years ago by Lighting by Gregory. Property records show […]

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Tao’s ‘Vandal’ Nightclub Erased from the Bowery

Posted September 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

The economic fallout from the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year continues to devastate the nightlife realm. Even the big fish are reeling. Case in point is Tao, whose nightclub on the Bowery is now kaput. Indeed, Vandal had shut down with the rest of the city back in March, but ultimately didn’t make it through. […]

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