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Bowery Landlord Must Fix Unstable Staircase within 2 Weeks, City Says

Last modified January 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Controversial landlord Joseph Betesh must fix the destabilized staircase inside 85 Bowery within two weeks, the city stated yesterday after dozens of tenants were evacuated from their homes. As part of the ongoing legal case between Betesh and the tenant association here, the State Supreme Court yesterday afternoon ordered a city inspection of the property. Apparently, the […]

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Breaking: DOB Evacuates Embattled Betesh Tenants from 85 Bowery

Last modified January 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Down on the Bowery, total pandemonium right now as the authorities just evacuated the embattled tenants of 85 Bowery. Apparently the primary staircase is destabilized due to purported neglect, and a vacate order subsequently issued. This sudden liquidation follows a month after the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) determined that apartments in […]

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Drunk Driver Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Post-Christmas Crash at Manhattan Bridge

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

Prosecutors last week indicted a man on charges of manslaughter for the fatal drunk driving crash last month on the Bowery that left a teenager dead. In the early morning hours of December 26, authorities said that 22-year-old Gerald Joseph was traveling westbound across the Manhattan Bridge at 65 mph, nearly twice the legal limit […]

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Bowery Residents Stave off Eviction as State Deems Apartments Rent Stabilized

Last modified December 30, 2017 at 12:25 am

Chinatown tenants embroiled in a legal struggle against eviction for more than two years have reason to rejoice. The state sided with the 27 low-income families living here in a ruling that confirms the apartments in question at 83-85 Bowery as rent stabilized buildings. Residents alleged that landlord Joseph Betesh, of Milestone Equities and Dr. […]

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Driver in Deadly Manhattan Bridge Crash Arrested for Drunk Driving

Posted December 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

Early yesterday morning, a 17-year-old Brooklyn boy was killed in a high-speed crash at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge. Police said that the driver, who had allegedly been drinking, lost control and flipped the car. Both were trapped in the car for twenty minutes as first responders rushed to extricate them. The teenaged victim […]

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Driver Speeding Off Manhattan Bridge Flips Car, Kills Teenage Passenger

Last modified December 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

A driver speeding off the city side of the Manhattan Bridge flipped his car in a deadly early morning crash. According to published reports, the Mazda zoomed off the span shortly after 1am, hit a curb, rammed into a light pole, then hit a fire hydrant at the Bowery and Canal Street. The impact force […]

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CB2 Backs Landmarking of 200-Year-Old Federal House on the Bowery

Last modified December 22, 2017 at 12:27 pm

One of the oldest structures on the Bowery is a baby step closer to potential preservation. The Landmarks subcommittee of Community Board 2 unanimously voted on Monday night to back the landmarking of 206 Bowery, an intact 200-year-old Federal-row house with unique history. Five speakers were in attendance to advocate for the cause, and the […]

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SNL’s Pete Davidson Got a Hillary Clinton Tattoo at Bowery Ink Shop

Posted December 20, 2017 at 5:16 am

Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson got a tattoo last Friday of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The ink came courtesy of relative Bowery newcomer, No Idols Tattoo. Accompanying the Instagram photo of the ink job, Davidson noted that the “tattoo of [his] hero” was meant to be a Christmas gift for Clinton. “Thanks […]

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CB2 to Consider Support of 200-Year-Old Federal House on the Bowery

Posted December 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

Preservation efforts to save 206 Bowery again kicked into high gear earlier this month. Fear is rampant among these building advocates that the Landmark Preservation Commission – charged with saving the city’s beloved architecture – will let the Federal-style row house drop from its calendar at the end of this year. Led by the Greenwich […]

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Faux Fur Fashions Come to the Bowery with ‘House of Fluff’ Pop-Up

Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:16 am

There hasn’t been anything of note coming out of 342 Bowery since the Subway sandwich shop closed almost three years ago. In that time, the space became yet another gold coast vacancy. It almost became an “underground” sushi outpost, but those plans never happened. Instead, some fluff is here through Christmas-time. A so-called House of […]

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