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Rumor: McNally’s ‘Cherche Midi’ to Close by Summertime

Posted March 21, 2018 at 5:05 am

Renowned restaurateur Keith McNally last week sold his West Village townhouse for $10.3 million. Elsewhere, his Bowery hangout is rumored to shutter. Word on the street is that Cherche Midi, the three-year-old successor to Pulino’s Pizzeria is on the way out. A tipster tells us that management began telling staff of the impending closure – […]

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Discovery of Asbestos at 85 Bowery Delays Return of Displaced Tenants

Last modified March 21, 2018 at 8:03 am

The discovery of asbestos during rehabilitation efforts at 85 Bowery has thrown a wrench in the timeline of return for exiled tenants. Roughly one hundred tenants (mostly low-income) remain homeless, now two months after the city ordered their eviction. This is all part of the latest chapter in a nasty dispute with controversial landlord Joseph […]

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Banksy’s Bowery Mural is Already Defaced

Posted March 19, 2018 at 5:05 am

Well, that didn’t take long. Banksy’s seventy-foot mural at the Bowery Wall is already tagged to submission. Street writers made quick work of the spartan statement piece, scribbling over the messaging with red paint. In addition, another artist decided to reinterpret Banksy by putting Trump behind bars in this adjacent wheat-paste. The mural of tally […]

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Here’s Banksy’s Return to the Bowery

Posted March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

So, Banksy is in town. Not just his little clock rat on 14th Street, but the Bowery Mural Wall on the Lower East Side. He’s the artist behind that new 70-foot-long protest piece – and also street writer Borf – aimed at shining a light on the plight of Turkish prisoner Zehra Dogan. Dogan is […]

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He Said, She Said: We Were Promised Jetpacks

Posted March 15, 2018 at 5:13 am

For Scottish outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks, the Bowery Ballroom gig last Saturday night was a homecoming of sorts. The Lower East Side venue was apparently its first-ever performance on American soil back in 2009. They brought the music muscle, yet left behind banter with the fans. That was all well and good for our […]

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Your First Look at the Nightspots Opening at CitizenM’s Bowery Hotel

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

While CitizenM continues its never-ending march toward completion – the Bowery development has been under construction since late 2014 – hotel ownership is now trying to score the coveted liquor license for its food-and-beverage program. CitizenM hopes to impart two specific ventures within the 19-story, 300-room Bowery beast. Both at the bottom and top of […]

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Taiwanese Bakery Import, Bake Culture, Debuts on the Bowery

Posted March 2, 2018 at 5:09 am

The plywood shed fell away from Bowery last week to reveal the new commercial tenant. Taiwanese bakery import called Bake Culture is now serving, having opened on the block with fanfare earlier this week. The bakery-slash-cafe at 48 Bowery serves a menu of pastries including seashell bread, classic chocolate cake, and lava tarts. Decor is somewhat […]

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Failed ‘La Gamelle’ to Return Next Month as Greek Restaurant

Posted February 28, 2018 at 5:02 am

Despite appearances to the contrary, La Gamelle will not return to the Bowery. The French Bistro – born in early 2015 – hasn’t served a morsel since last summer. However, its owner is reportedly making a comeback here at 241 Bowery. You’ll recall that founding chef Mathieu Palombino departed La Gamelle in January 2016, nine […]

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About that ‘Billboard on Bowery’ Near the Manhattan Bridge

Posted February 27, 2018 at 5:10 am

She’s looking down to you, as if on a video chat. The image atop Canal Street, near the Manhattan Bridge approach, is at once mysterious, explained only by a subtle printout at ground level. Dubbed “Billboard on Bowery,” the installation is just that. A glorified advertisement for the Robert Blumenthal gallery, which opened at 77 […]

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‘Paulaner’ Goes Flat, Closes Bowery Brewery After 4 Years

Last modified February 27, 2018 at 8:22 am

The Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery is no more. The franchised brewery – the first and only stateside location for the company – went belly up this month. Thus concludes little more than four tumultuous years at Bowery. A call to Paulaner verifies the rumors we had been hearing since earlier this month. The outgoing […]

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