Bowery

Unused Half of Bowery’s Sunshine Hotel Flophouse Available to Rent

Posted January 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

The leasing banner has been strung from the facade of 241 Bowery for more than two years. Without much success. The second and third floors (combined 8,938 square-feet) – once part of the Sunshine Hotel flophouse – are again on the market. And at a hefty price: $6,495 for a “raw” space that requires renovations […]

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B Bar Site on the Bowery to Sprout 21-Story Office Tower

Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:03 am

B Bar owner Eric Goode is co-developing a monstrous officer tower atop the ashes of his former Lower East Side nightspot. Permits were filed last week with Department of Buildings for a 21-story mixed-use development at 358 Bowery designed by architect Morris Adjmi, as first reported by EV Grieve. Plans call for 98,799 square-feet of […]

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Massive ‘Ainslie’ Offshoot Planned for Tao’s old Bowery Spot

Posted December 30, 2020 at 5:02 am

Ainslie is headed across the East River to the Bowery. The expansive Italian restaurant, which opened in Williamsburg last year, has eyes for the Vandal. 199 Bowery, that is. (The latter nightclub shuttered over the summer, succumbing to the pandemic.) Ainslie is owned by Sergio Riva, Mario Riva, and AJ Bontempo, who together seek a […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Hotel on the Bowery Begins 18-Story Ascent

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The first elements of the new Moxy hotel on the Bowery are now visible. Peeking above the tattered boards at Bowery is a network of structural steel beams. Department of Buildings signage onsite promises a rather optimistic completion date of “spring 2022.” Given progress thus far, though, meeting the goal seems unrealistic. As reported, the […]

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The ‘Supreme Loser’ on the Bowery

Posted November 13, 2020 at 5:04 am

Earlier this week, downtown skatewear company, Supreme, sold for an uncanny $2.1 billion. Now, the street responds. Just up the block from Supreme headquarters in the Germania Bank Building, a new mural at 246 Bowery mocks with the statement – Supreme Loser. Using the red box logo and white Futura Heavy Oblique font the apparel […]

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Salon 94 Bounces from the Bowery

Last modified November 12, 2020 at 5:23 pm

When an art gallery set foot beneath the Sunshine Hotel flophouse on the Bowery, it represented another milestone in the hyper-gentrification of the ancient thoroughfare. A decade on, however, the showroom is gone. Salon 94 is no longer on the Bowery, having vacated its perch at the corner of Stanton Street. Instead, leasing signage holds […]

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Bowery Lighting District Dims with Loss of Another

Posted November 9, 2020 at 5:05 am

A Bowery lighting business is on the verge of closing its two showrooms. Discount signage in the store windows of 162-166 Bowery reveal that both The Lighthouse and New York Lighting are kaput. You’ll recall that the latter vacated its longtime space further south in February 2018, and consolidated operations at the former. The retailer […]

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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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