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The ‘Pizza Champ’ Delivering Pizzas to those in Need on the Bowery

Posted May 6, 2020 at 5:05 am

When Chinatown was down, he was there; when COVID-19 hurt the destitute, he was also there. Hakki Akdeniz, the so-called pizza champion, was on the Bowery this weekend distributing pizzas and other snacks to those in need. Specifically, the queue of folks outside the Bowery Mission on Saturday. The pizza-maker had cameras rolling… Delivering pizzas […]

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The Bowery Mission on Overdrive Supporting Downtrodden During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 27, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Bowery Mission is at the forefront of caring for the downtrodden during the coronavirus crisis. Its services remain largely intact, yet appeals for financial assistance are growing. For more than 140 years, the Bowery Mission has provided food, shelter, clothing, job opportunities, and medical aid to millions of area homeless. Arguably at no time since […]

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Man Stabbed with Machete Outside Bowery Mission

Posted April 14, 2020 at 5:06 am

A man was stabbed with a machete yesterday afternoon on the Bowery, cops said. Shortly after 3:00pm yesterday afternoon, the suspect furnished a machete and stabbed another man outside the Bowery Mission. He then fled northbound on foot toward Houston Street. Details are scant at the moment, but Police believe that it’s a “homeless-related” incident. […]

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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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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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Bowery Mission to Serve More than 11,000 Meals this Thanksgiving

Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:09 am

This Thursday, more than 11,000 mouths are expected to gobble up a turkey dinner at the Bowery Mission in celebration of Thanksgiving. Now in its 137th cycle, the Mission is ready to dish out hot holiday meals in all five boroughs of NYC and in Newark, NJ. The flagship location on the Bowery will have […]

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Bowery Mission Receives Dozens of New Leesa Mattresses for its Men’s Shelter

Last modified February 25, 2018 at 9:46 pm

Folks residing at the Bowery Mission will soon rest a bit easier. Today, the stalwart institution aiding the homeless of the Lower East Side and beyond will receive a special delivery of dozens of new Leesa mattresses for its newly renovated men’s shelter at 227 Bowery. It’s part of the online luxury mattress retailer’s “One in Ten” program, which donates […]

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Bowery Mission Changes Leadership, Creates New Fundraising Entity

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some big news coming out of the Bowery Mission. Yesterday afternoon, the Lower East Side institution, serving the homeless and hungry for over 135 years, announced a changing of the guard, as well as an addition of a new fundraising entity. Current president Ed Morgan will be sliding over to head the new Bowery Mission Foundation, […]

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Bowery Mission Hosting ‘LES Art Drive’ Auction and ‘Through My Lens’ Showcase of Photographs Shot by the Homeless

Posted December 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

Here’s a great way to help those in need and finish up that holiday shopping. This Sunday marks the first annual L.E.S. Art Drive, a silent auction to benefit the good works being done at the Bowery Mission. Neighborhood galleries (Sperone Westwater, Simon Preston Gallery and Gallery nine5), as well as artists with ties to the Lower East […]

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Funeral Being Held Today for Bowery Hit-and-Run Victim

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:20 pm

On the evening of November 24, a 24-year-old named Danny Lin sped northward on the Bowery in his 2001 BMW sedan and fatally struck beloved local Robert Perry. It was later revealed that his speed was clocked at twice the legal limit of 25mph. The traffic accident transpired outside the Bowery Mission, but Lin fled the […]

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