Bowery

‘FitHouse’ Folds Bowery Location, Decamps to NoHo

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:08 am

Four months later, that new workout studio, FitHouse, just left the Bowery for good. Unfit for the location, the gates are now drawn and space completely cleared out. Customers are instead directed via storefront signage to the new 5,500 square-foot NoHo location at 712 Broadway (“five blocks away”). This departure is somewhat sudden. The location at […]

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Karl Fischer’s Bowery Condo Building Gains New Homogenous Facade

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:04 am

Karl Fischer’s seven-story condo building at 263 Bowery looks totally different. For the last two years, its original masonry has been under the knife to install a new facade altogether. Something more befitting Bowery 2.0. The black shroud of netting was just removed to reveal an exterior completely swapped out. It’s basically dulled to a […]

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85 Bowery Tenants and Landlord Officially Reach Agreement on Renovations and Return Date

Posted July 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

Six months after the well-publicized eviction, the saga of 85 Bowery is slowly drawing to a close. Both sides last week announced the settlement of litigation and agreement on a return date for displaced tenants. Timetable is sometime “by August 31,” when renovation work is anticipated to conclude. “This agreement represents a positive outcome for […]

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Huang’s Bowery ‘Baohaus’ Bows out, Starr Restaurant Group Swoops In

Posted July 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

No more Baohaus for the Bowery. One year later, entrepreneur Eddie Huang’s Bowery vision is not to be. Instead, the Starr Restaurant Group is throwing its hat in the ring. It was around this time last summer – July 2017 – that the chef and TV personality announced on Instagram the Chinatown expansion of his […]

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Severely Trimmed Last Summer, B Bar Trees Are on the Mend

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Nearly a year later, the trimmed trees at B Bar on the Bowery appear on the mend. It was last August when the corner establishment, on the block since replacing the Gulf gas station in 1993, almost decimated the small grove in its front courtyard. At the time, B Bar employees maintained that the advertisers […]

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Paulaner’s Former Bowery Brewery Seized by Marshals

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Paulaner’s Bowery folly is complete. The large-scale Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery flatlined back in February. Four months later, City Marshals seized the enormous ground floor and cellar spaces at 265 Bowery on behalf of the landlord. The token printout is taped to the front door of the vacant brewery. Meanwhile, signage and branding remains […]

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Tristan Eaton is the Latest Muralist at the Bowery Wall

Last modified June 25, 2018 at 8:17 am

When the Banksy mural was whitewashed a couple weeks ago, it was the first sign of another changing of the guard at the Bowery mural wall. The second, a mobile lift, appeared last week. Next to impart art here is Triston Eaton, the Hollywood-born artist who’s already behind several area murals over the last few […]

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CitizenM Unveils its ‘Citizens of the Bowery’ in Lights

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:04 am

CitizenM officially launched its “Citizens of the Bowery” project on Tuesday night with the illumination of their photo-stocked windows. As previously reported, artist Christelle de Castro transformed sixty-two of the hotel’s windows by inserting portraits of members from the community, including residents, workers, and small business owners. By nightfall, the twenty-story, out-of-context development resembles old […]

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First Sight of Ace Hotel’s ‘Sister City’ on the Bowery, Opening Fall 2018

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

The new Ace Hotel on the Bowery just shed some of its construction netting, revealing the rooftop addition atop 225 Bowery. It’s currently a mess of white brick and glass embedding; there are also slender water towers visible. As previously reported, the twelve-story hotel is part of a new sub-label called Sister City, which offers a “thoughtfully-designed […]

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CM Chin Urges ‘Firm Deadline’ for 85 Bowery Tenants to Return Home

Posted June 19, 2018 at 9:39 am

Tenants are again pushing for direct city intervention in the ongoing saga of 85 Bowery. It’s been five months without a clear-cut timeframe as to when residents can return home; ambiguity is running rampant. Yesterday, resident leaders held a press conference on the steps of 85 Bowery to draw attention to allegations that landlord Joseph […]

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