Bowery

POP International Galleries ‘Collects for Cause’

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:08 am

Hello Art Lovers! This one’s for you. Starting tomorrow, and running through June 20, POP International Galleries (whose brick and mortar is 195 Bowery) will be presenting an online group charity exhibit suitably named “Collect for Cause.” The event will feature a mix of new and familiar faces. From the POP Press Release: No one […]

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‘Pinky Swear’ the New Kid on the Bowery Block

Posted May 7, 2020 at 5:04 am

The thick of a pandemic might not be the best time to open a new bar on the Bowery, but such is life. To that end, the former home of Pearl & Ash at 220 Bowery might soon reanimate after three years of vacancy. Something called Pinky Swear. The applicant appeared (virtually) before Community Board […]

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The ‘Pizza Champ’ Delivering Pizzas to those in Need on the Bowery

Posted May 6, 2020 at 5:05 am

When Chinatown was down, he was there; when COVID-19 hurt the destitute, he was also there. Hakki Akdeniz, the so-called pizza champion, was on the Bowery this weekend distributing pizzas and other snacks to those in need. Specifically, the queue of folks outside the Bowery Mission on Saturday. The pizza-maker had cameras rolling… Delivering pizzas […]

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Nascent ‘Chinatown Block Watch’ Patrols and Protects

Posted May 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

There are some new guardian angels in town, organized to protect the streets of Chinatown. Chinatown Block Watch, as it’s called, takes a page from the grassroots Guardian Angels – neighbors looking out for neighbors. The streets of Chinatown and the Lower East Side are pretty quiet these days, with few pedestrians even during daytime, […]

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The Bowery Mission on Overdrive Supporting Downtrodden During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 27, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Bowery Mission is at the forefront of caring for the downtrodden during the coronavirus crisis. Its services remain largely intact, yet appeals for financial assistance are growing. For more than 140 years, the Bowery Mission has provided food, shelter, clothing, job opportunities, and medical aid to millions of area homeless. Arguably at no time since […]

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About that Sculpture on the Bowery, and the Woman Encouraging Social Distancing

Posted April 22, 2020 at 5:05 am

If you’re walking past the southwest corner of East Houston and the Bowery today, you might see a colorful sculpture dangling from a tree. It’s the work of a longtime local artist in commemoration of Earth Day (today is the fiftieth anniversary). Artist Carmen Einfinger, who has lived at 276 Bowery since 1999, is behind […]

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Uproxx Signs Lease for Top Floor of 161 Bowery

Posted April 16, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Bowery property repositioned as a “tech incubator” several years ago gained another such tenant. Entertainment and pop-culture news website Uproxx this month signed a commercial lease at 161 Bowery, where it had been sub-leasing space. The clickbait guru, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group, will occupy the entire top floor of the seven-story building […]

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Man Stabbed with Machete Outside Bowery Mission

Posted April 14, 2020 at 5:06 am

A man was stabbed with a machete yesterday afternoon on the Bowery, cops said. Shortly after 3:00pm yesterday afternoon, the suspect furnished a machete and stabbed another man outside the Bowery Mission. He then fled northbound on foot toward Houston Street. Details are scant at the moment, but Police believe that it’s a “homeless-related” incident. […]

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Woman Arrested for Stealing $3,500 of Luxury Bags from Bowery Boutique

Posted April 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

The perpetrator of an early-morning bag heist inside a Bowery boutique earlier this month has been caught, police said. On April 1, at approximately 4:20am, the unidentified female reportedly entered The Hole at 312 Bowery through a side door. Once inside the gallery store, she nabbed three luxury purses valued at $3,500 before fleeing. The suspect […]

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Tattoo Legend ‘Bowery Stan’ Moskowitz Dies at 87

Posted April 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another loss. From the pioneering tattoo family, the oldest living electric tattooer and pre-ban tattoo artist, Stan Moskowitz, nicknamed Bowery Stan, passed away last week of heart-related issues. The Moskowitz family is legendary. In the 1920s, William Moskowitz, a Russian immigrant, opened a barbershop on the Bowery. By the late 1930s, he learned to tattoo, […]

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