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At the Bowery Wall, 11 Becomes 12 in Memory of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

Last modified November 9, 2018 at 7:07 am

The Bowery Mural Wall is becoming a de facto memorial for victims in recent shooting sprees. Indeed, since street artist JR put up his anti-gun piece last month – in conjunction with TIME magazine, there have been two such national tragedies. Following the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting, considered the deadliest attack on Jews […]

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Demolition Permits Filed for Entire Bowery Corner Ahead of Marriott’s ‘Moxy’

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:08 am

The southeast corner of Bowery and Broome is ready for razing. Demolition permits were filed with the city two weeks ago ahead of a multimillion-dollar conversion to a new Marriott hotel. Former owner Emmut Properties sold its stake in 151 Bowery (aka 331-337 Broome) this past August to developer Lightstone Group. The seller had previously […]

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When Spider-Man Reaches Bowery and Delancey

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

Even Spider-Man is on the Bowery these days. One reader spent time wandering the open world of the new comic book video game and found the intersection of Bowery and Delancey. Yet, it’s in name only. The commercial buildings in the scene do not represent reality. The above is an in-game selfie of the spot. […]

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Morris Adjmi’s New Bowery Condo Tops Out at 8 Stories

Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:07 am

Another luxury condo development takes its place in the Bowery skyline. Last month, the new building at 260 Bowery, designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, reached its apex of eight stories. The new development sits beside the notorious 250 Bowery, which has seen lawsuits from residents and plenty of turnover in the ground floor. (International Center […]

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JR’s Anti-Gun Mural on the Bowery Tagged in Response to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Posted October 28, 2018 at 11:20 am

Friday evening, street artist JR imparted an anti-gun mural at the Bowery Wall in collaboration with TIME Magazine, replacing the Tristan Eaton treatment from months earlier. In a twist of tragedy, the visual conversation proved timely after an anti-Semitic gunman murdered eleven Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Some twenty-four hours […]

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Zhen Wei Fang Gets Going at Former Congee Bowery Space

Last modified October 25, 2018 at 8:59 am

For the second time in as many years, the folks behind Congee Bowery are switching it up. Yet keeping it in the family. You’ll recall that Congee Bowery transitioned to Hot Pot Village in the summer of 2017. Now, just over a year later, a grand opening celebration is underway for Zhen Wei Fang. The […]

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The Bowery Lighting District Just Lost its Biggest Store, Lighting by Gregory

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Lighting District is reeling after losing its biggest store. Lighting by Gregory – located between Kenmare and Broome Streets for decades – faded from the landscape last week. The business shuttered, leaving behind multiple storefronts at 156-158 Bowery for the take. Apparently the company is in the throes of Bankruptcy filing, and the […]

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Purported Rent Hike Pushes Chinatown’s ‘Sing Kee’ Out of Business

Posted October 5, 2018 at 5:11 am

The well-regarded Chinatown restaurant, Sing Kee Seafood, just went bust. Sing Kee served a family-style menu of traditional Cantonese comfort food. But it closed down for good in mid-September after roughly seven years on the Bowery. No announcement to patrons, just shuttered gates during business hours. The closure is reportedly another instance of a rent […]

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Skatewear Brand ‘Supreme’ Heads to 190 Bowery

Posted October 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

Supreme is reportedly coming to the Lower East Side, albeit on a temporary basis. The pioneering skatewear brand is apparently negotiating a lease for retail space at the Germania Bank Building on the Bowery. Per Crain’s Business, which first reported the news yesterday, the lease would be temporary while the twenty-four-year-old Lafayette Street headquarters undergoes […]

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Mayor Appoints ‘Preservationist’ LPC Chair

Posted October 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

It took more than five months, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission has a new leader. Last Wednesday, Mayor de Blasio appointed, and City Council confirmed, Sarah Carroll as the new Chair, replacing predecessor Meenakshi Srinivasan. Local preservationists appear cautiously optimistic with the twenty-four-year LPC vet, as she’s apparently the first LPC head in decades with […]

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