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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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With Champ Depot Out, Bowery Corner Gains Another Gallery

Posted September 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

For more than a decade, the Champ Depot restaurant supply company occupied 176 Bowery. Now, its former home is completely empty and fetching for a new deep-pocketed tenant. There is a torrent of listings on Craigslist fishing for suitors (“last corner retail in Nolita”), yet one was already found to occupy the second floor. It’s […]

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Tomokazu Matsuyama is the Latest Muralist at the Bowery Wall

Posted September 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

The next artist to grace the Bowery Art Wall is revealed. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama began painting the two-story canvas last night, dispensing with the work of Queen Andrea. If past is any indication, the new mural will be on display for roughly the next four months. Tomokazu Matsuyama is a contemporary artist who […]

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Bowery Wall Readies Next Artist Mural

Posted September 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

The arrival of a mobile boom at the corner of Bowery and East Houston is as sure a sign as any. For the last decade – since Tony Goldman’s reboot of the Bowery Art Wall – the vehicle let neighbors know a new artist was on the way. And so it is this week. Two […]

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Prince Tea House Starts Serving on the Bowery

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:11 am

Something new is brewing on the Bowery. Promised for five months, the Prince Tea House is now operational in the Lighting District. The Lower East Side is the second Manhattan tea spot (134 Bowery) for the Flushing-based mini chain, which also counts four outer-borough locations in Queens and Brooklyn. Offerings include a variety of hot […]

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‘GupShup’ Owner Heads to the Bowery with New Indian Restaurant

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

Gramercy’s hip new Indian restaurant GupShup will soon have a Lower East Side sibling. Its owner, the Indian-born Jimmy Rizvi, is eyeing the Bowery for his latest vision. Site chosen is 245 Bowery, at the corner of Stanton Street, where Cata held court for six years until its demise. And it’s the second suitor at […]

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Relive the Early 2000s LES Music Scene with ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ Exhibit

Posted September 6, 2019 at 5:08 am

Once more into the bathroom, dear friends… An art show commemorating New York’s beloved gritty indie music scene circa 2000s just set up shop, fittingly, on the Lower East Side. That’s right, this particular visual retelling, based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC […]

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