Bowery

Gerber Group Takes Over Food and Beverage at Hotel 50 Bowery

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:11 am

Celebrity chef Dale Talde, who made a name for himself on Top Chef, dissolved his seven-year-old restaurant back in January of this year. With it, the surrender of culinary activities elsewhere, including food and beverage oversight at Joie de Vivre’s Hotel 50 Bowery. Now, new management. No longer in the hands of the hotel, the […]

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After 25 Years, there is No Supreme on Lafayette Street

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:03 am

For the first time in nearly three decades, there is no Supreme flag positioned above Lafayette Street. The storefront banner, which was under constant surveillance last week, is now deposed. So much for the proposed facelift. Indeed, the word on the street is that Supreme is staying on board at 190 Bowery. This location – […]

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Attacker Behind Bowery Bloodbath Charged with Murder; has More than a Dozen Prior Arrests

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police yesterday charged 24-year-old Randy Rodriguez Santos in connection with the brutal early morning murder of four homeless men on the Bowery a day earlier. Santos struck five times in the vicinity of Kimlau Square in Chinatown, bludgeoning to death four vagrants while they slept with a fifteen-pound rod of scrap metal. One victim survived […]

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Four Homeless Men Beaten to Death on the Bowery Early this Morning

Last modified October 5, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Four homeless men were found dead on the Bowery this morning, and another critically injured, after an assailant man apparently attacked them randomly with a metal pipe, police said. According to various published reports, the 24-year-old attacker, who is himself homeless, is now in custody following this early morning murder spree. He’s reportedly undergoing psychiatric […]

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New Museum and its Workers Union Reach Agreement

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

After several months of negotiations and the palpable threat of a strike last week, the New Musuem and the New Museum’s union have reached an agreement. The new contact is valid as of last Tuesday through June 30, 2024, and gives union members a new wage structure, allows for more time off, provides reduced employee […]

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Tomokazu Matsuyama’s Bowery Wall Mural is Defaced

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:03 am

Have mural, will tag. What took twelve people two weeks to complete is already vandalized. But that’s just par for the course over at the Bowery Art Wall, where Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama last Monday completed the latest mural. Yesterday morning, two large tags were scrawled at the bottom of the wall.

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Nascent New Museum Union Threatens Strike

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:05 am

Despite months of negotiating, the New Museum and its employees seem to be at a stalemate when it comes to contract provisions. Last week, members of the recently formed New Museum Union voted 96% in favor of striking if an agreement could not be reached regarding fair wages, health benefits, seniority rights, and overtime. Low […]

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With its OG Space for Rent, Supreme’s Bowery Store Looks Permanent

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

For Supreme, the temporary relocation to the Bowery now appears permanent. Frosted on the windows of the Lafayette Street store is new “space for lease” language. Also out front is a 24-hour security detail in a collapsible camp chair. Has been there over a week. Why the guard? To make sure no one nabs that […]

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Cafe Gitane Head Eyes Long-Dormant 264 Bowery Store

Posted September 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

The notorious commercial space at 264 Bowery is finally back in play after five years of dormancy. The only action at this spot in the interim was a steady stream of real estate listings pimping the doomed space. (Most hovered around $18K.) Yet now it looks like there is a taker. Luc Levy, principal behind […]

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Checking out the New Mural at the Bowery Wall

Posted September 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

And so it goes, the latest art to grace the Bowery Mural Wall is complete. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama spent the better part of two weeks painting the piece. No doubt a record for murals here. The final brushstroke was Monday. “Utterly happy that I was able to contribute back to NY after being […]

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