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Tattoo Legend ‘Bowery Stan’ Moskowitz Dies at 87

Posted April 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another loss. From the pioneering tattoo family, the oldest living electric tattooer and pre-ban tattoo artist, Stan Moskowitz, nicknamed Bowery Stan, passed away last week of heart-related issues. The Moskowitz family is legendary. In the 1920s, William Moskowitz, a Russian immigrant, opened a barbershop on the Bowery. By the late 1930s, he learned to tattoo, […]

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At CitizenM on the Bowery, Windows of Love for COVID-19 First Responder

Posted April 10, 2020 at 5:03 am

The CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery is showing love for first responders and health care workers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. With its rooms ostensibly empty, the hotel turned a few lights on for a heart display. The message of love appeared on Monday night, along with red light aglow on its crown. It arrived […]

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Bowery Mission Serving Daily Meals to those in Need, Rain or Shine

Posted March 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

While thousands across the city are isolating at home, there are others who don’t have many – if any – options for food or shelter during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Bowery Mission is helping to curtail that by handing out meals to people at their Bowery site. Earlier this week, staff and volunteers distributed “to-go” […]

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Tales from the Shutdown: Saturday Night, and the Bowery was Empty

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:07 am

Honking horns, traffic bottleneck, shrieking bar-goers, and plenty of ambient noise are the norm for a typical weekend night on the Bowery. This past Saturday, quite the opposite due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Boogie reader Bobby Subjenski shared these photos showing the ghost town that is the Bowery, just north of Delancey Street. Right by […]

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The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Appeal to Fans to Help Float out-of-Work Staff

Posted March 18, 2020 at 5:04 am

The dominoes keep falling in the wake of the global pandemic. All industries are taking substantial financial hits because of COVID-19, including music venues. On the Lower East Side, two prominent clubs  – the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom – have closed their doors indefinitely. In hopes of easing the financial burden for over 100 […]

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Supreme x North Face Collaboration Crowds the Bowery Amidst COVID-19 Fears

Posted March 16, 2020 at 5:04 am

Around the city, panic is setting in over the COVID-19 outbreak. Restaurants are bleeding customers, and groceries are becoming scant. But that doesn’t stop the gear-heads queuing outside Supreme on the Bowery for the product launch of a collaboration with North Face. This was the sight outside the Germania Bank Building Thursday afternoon. A line […]

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Chinatown Restaurants Struggling in the Time of COVID-19

Last modified March 13, 2020 at 6:23 am

Chinatown businesses have taken a direct hit as a result of fear and xenophobia due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, even though there are no confirmed cases in the community. Four large-scale restaurants have announced temporary closings in order to survive the pandemic, which has scared away tourists and locals from Chinatown and large gathering […]

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Solidcore Gym Takes over Former ICP Space on the Bowery

Posted March 10, 2020 at 5:09 am

With the International Center of Photography long gone from the Bowery and living large at Essex Crossing, its former headquarters is now a gym. Well, part of it. The gargantuan ground floor of 250 Bowery was divided to create a new gym called Solidcore. Signage for the establishment went up at the end of last […]

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Bowery Mission Closes Chapel Doors to Area Homeless on Frigid Nights

Posted March 6, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Bowery Mission this winter terminated its longstanding practice of opening the chapel to homeless when the temperature drop to dangerous levels. For years, the Bowery Mission opened their small church on cold nights so that area homeless could sleep indoors and on the floor. But last fall, the chief program officer announced a new […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Hotel Lays Waste to Bowery Corner

Posted February 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Gone is more than a century of Bowery history. Reduced to a dirt lot while it awaits the Moxy hotel. The backhoe, meanwhile, sits atop its latest victim. Victorious. As reported, the new Lighting District development will rise eighteen stories, deliver 300 guest rooms and a gym, all spread across roughly 85,831 square-feet of space. […]

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