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The ‘Prestige’ of Tagging the Bowery Mural Wall

Posted May 24, 2019 at 5:26 am

The four-month tenure of Tats Cru at the Bowery Mural Wall has concluded. A change of the guard is happening as we speak. The Wall was whitewashed yesterday. And it didn’t take long at all for a tagger to go big with spray-paint script spelling “Prestige.” Whomever is behind it left a trail of paint […]

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Standing Tall with Curt Hoppe’s ‘Downtown Portraits’

Last modified May 8, 2019 at 8:42 pm

They’re larger than life. Literally and figuratively. “They” are the subjects of “Downtown Portraits,” a series of photographs and large-scale paintings by Curt Hoppe, which recently opened at both Howl! Happening and Bernarducci galleries. This nine-year project depicts artists, writers, musicians, activists and art entrepreneurs who Hoppe befriended when he first came to downtown New […]

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International Center of Photography Sells its Bowery Space for $25M

Posted May 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

The International Center of Photography just unloaded its Bowery asset. After all, a permanent stay at Essex Crossing is on the horizon. The museum last week sold its retail condo unit at 250 Bowery for $25 million, barely above the price paid for the commercial real estate four years ago. Taconic Investment Partners is the […]

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Mark Rothko’s Former Artist Studio in Bowery ‘Bunker’ Renting for $15K

Last modified April 26, 2019 at 7:18 am

Here it is. Your golden opportunity to rent the expansive loft that formerly served as workspace for artist Mark Rothko. Word on the street is that the owner of the space at 222 Bowery – the units are part of a cooperative – reportedly seeks $15,000 per month to rent it. It was here at […]

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‘Last Light’ Enters Cashless Controversy with Bowery Rooftop Bar

Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:07 am

The Bowery now has its newest rooftop bar, courtesy of Sister City. Last Light debuted last night on the eleventh floor of the new Ace-related hotel at 225 Bowery. Its mantra seems to be “sky and spirits,” serving cocktails, organic wines, local craft beer, and food from ground-level restaurant, Floret. The newcomer accommodates 200 bar-goers […]

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The ‘Moxy Hotel’ on the Bowery will Ascend 18 Stories

Posted April 15, 2019 at 5:02 am

Details of Marriott’s new Moxy Hotel on the Bowery are finally coming into focus. And it’s not pretty. Moxy is to occupy a larger chunk of real estate than previously thought. In fact, an entire corner will fall. Two different owners sold out to Lightstone Group last August for a combined $56.6 million payday – […]

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New Museum Expansion on the Bowery Includes 8-Story Addition Next Door [Updated]

Last modified April 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm

More than a dozen years into its tenure on the Bowery, the New Museum is now looking to grow its footprint. The art gallery filed plans with Department of Buildings Friday morning to construct a new eight-story building next door at 231 Bowery. (It’s filed under 235 Bowery because the two lots were previously merged.) […]

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‘Last Light’ Rooftop Bar Flips the Switch at Sister City Next Week

Posted April 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Bowery gets another rooftop bar next week, just in time for the spring warmup. The Ace Hotel unveiled its Sister City sub-label lodge at the end of February. While chef Joe Ogrodnek’s Floret has been holding down the ground floor restaurant scene, not much was known about the rooftop venture. Until now. The sky-high […]

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‘Prince Tea House’ Heads to Bowery Lighting District

Posted April 5, 2019 at 5:07 am

The Bowery Lighting District will soon welcome a tea room. Prince Tea House – the local mini chain based in Flushing – is angling to take over 134 Bowery. This particular store was previously the showroom for New York Lighting until its demise last year. In recent months, though, it was a pop-up art gallery. […]

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‘Punk’ Docuseries Attempts to Answer All of Your Punk Questions

Last modified March 25, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Is it punk to create a documentary series about punk? Or is that the antithesis of the spirit itself? While watching the new docu-series Punk on the Epix network, I found myself asking these questions. Was I no longer a happy nonconformist if I actually liked this series? Does punk endure, or are some of […]

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