Bowery

JR’s Eye on the Bowery

Posted August 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

Street artist JR now has an eye on the Bowery. Literally. The French artist – currently showcasing a high-profile show at Galerie Perrotin on Orchard Street – threw up this multi-story wheat-paste earlier this month. The black-and-white photograph is glued to the facade of 344 Bowery, at the corner of Great Jones Street. JR’s solo […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Plans New Hotel in Bowery Lighting District

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Apparently the Bowery needs another hotel. To fill this non-void of lodging, Marriott’s newish boutique brand, Moxy NYC, is set to impart its second downtown lodge, and fourth citywide, here in the Bowery lighting district. (The company already demolished an historic row of structures on East 11th Street for the other.) This particular corner parcel […]

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The Slow Rise of Morris Adjmi’s Bowery Condo

Posted July 27, 2018 at 5:07 am

The latest condo compound to join the Bowery skyline is finally on the rise. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the new luxury development at 260 Bowery is now out of the pit, so to speak, and ascending past a height of roughly five stories. The eight-story project has been a crawl ever since the building […]

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Fistfight Erupts Outside Whole Foods on the Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, two guys got into a fight outside the Whole Foods on the Bowery. A tipster shared the enclosed video, which shows the duo duking it out on the sidewalk in front of the bougie supermarket. It’s unclear what sparked the fight (disagreement over organic produce?), but we’re told that they seemed to “know […]

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‘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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