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Fridays Under $40: Trying To Be Healthy

Posted August 14, 2020 at 5:04 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. There are many hobbyists that have sprung from the self-isolation of spring 2020—sourdough bread bakers, TikTok choreographers, “plant moms”—but I’m most envious of runners. I’m lucky if […]

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Man Stabbed in the Back Outside Bowery Flophouse

Posted August 11, 2020 at 5:06 am

A man was stabbed in the back outside a Bowery flophouse on Friday, police said. Late Friday afternoon, there was reportedly an altercation between three men near the entrance of The Andrews House at 197 Bowery. One of the two suspects, described by cops as African American males, stabbed the victim in the back, before […]

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Beloved Noodle House 88 Lan Zhou Closes August 15

Posted August 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

You have one week to enjoy the fruits of 88 Lan Zhou. The beloved Chinatown noodle house is set to close for good next week (August 15). Ownership blamed the coronavirus pandemic for rattling their hand-pulled noodle business. Yet, this isn’t the first brush with closure for 88 Lan Zhou, which debuted back in 2007. […]

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Topless Lap Dancing Leads to ‘Shinsen’ Bust on the Bowery

Posted August 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Japanese restaurant on the Bowery was caught offering topless lap dances and indoor drinking, in defiance of social distance protocols, officials said this week. According to Governor Cuomo’s latest report of top violators of coronavirus-related regulations, the nascent multi-agency task force caught Shinsen red-handed. Investigators observed at least 35 individuals, the majority not wearing […]

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Martin Scorsese Co-Directing Documentary on New York Dolls Singer David Johansen

Posted July 8, 2020 at 5:07 am

The life of David Johansen – flamboyant lead singer of the New York Dolls and Buster Poindexter – is now the subject of a new documentary. And it’s co-directed by Martin Scorsese. The treatment will chronicle the singer’s nearly 50-year career, which began as a teenager in the downtown New York City scene of the […]

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Ace Hotel’s Sister City on the Bowery Sets Rooms for Homeless

Posted June 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Ace Hotel’s boutique brand on the Bowery, Sister City, has reportedly reserved rooms for area homeless. Neighbors tell us that the two-year-old hotel began intake of homeless individuals two weeks ago. And that Bowery Residents’ Committee employees are seen coordinating efforts near the entrance. However, to date, there has been no outreach or notification […]

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Racial Justice and Remembering Black history on the Bowery

Last modified June 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm

The following guest piece was written by David Mulkins from the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors. African Americans have endured hundreds of years of slavery; another 100 post-Civil War years of segregation, Jim Crow laws and terror; and in the last 50 years since the Civil Rights era, varying degrees of de facto segregation, exclusion, and […]

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CitizenM Lights up 20-Story Tribute for ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the Bowery

Last modified June 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

The CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery is again using its window matrix to disseminate a message. This time, it’s for Black Lives Matter. The stunt, which lights windows to spell “BLM,” started on Monday. The 20-story modular hotel last made headlines in April with a similar action to praise first-responders on the front to fight […]

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Faerman Cash Registers Cashed out of the Bowery with $5M Sale

Posted June 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Cha-ching! The Faerman Cash Register Company is finally cashing out of the Bowery. After nearly a year on the market without incident, 159 Bowery traded hands late last month for $5 million ($1,175 per square-foot). The property is zoned for retail on floors one and two, with a large loft apartment on floor three. There are […]

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Street Artist Fumero Paints Mural of George Floyd on the Bowery

Posted June 9, 2020 at 5:01 am

It was only a matter of time before the George Floyd tribute murals began popping up on the streets. Street artist Fumero is seemingly one of the first to put his spin on the victim’s profile. The new piece is in a spot known for graffiti and other street discourse – the cornershop left vacant […]

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