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24-Year-Old Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Faces Serious Charges

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Justice is being served. The motorist involved in that fatal hit-and-run on the Bowery Monday night is facing the music. As previously reported, Danny Lin was driving northbound in his 2001 BMW sedan when he struck Robert Perry just north of Rivington. Cops said he was going double the recently-imposed speed limit of 25 mph. […]

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Bowery Mission Reaches Milestone 135th Year Serving Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Consider it a marathon of giving. This Thursday will mark The Bowery Mission’s 135th Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over  7,000 men, women and children throughout the Five Boroughs of New York will have a warm celebratory meal thanks to the organization and the efforts of its volunteers.  Speaking of, more than 600 volunteers will donate time at […]

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Victim Identified in Last Night’s Hit-and-Run on the Bowery

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

The man killed in last night’s hit-and-run on the Bowery was a beloved member of the community. This much was clear from the various tipsters who alerted us to the accident. Robert Perry – age 57 – had been visiting the Bowery Mission for assistance the last few years. His life was cut short when […]

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With Pantry Depleted, Bowery Mission to Receive Funding From City

Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

The Bowery Mission is set to receive some much needed government dollars to help stock their rapidly depleting pantry for local Lower East Side homeless. The Food Pantries Initiative has $237,600 earmarked in the city’s 2015 Fiscal Year budget, spread between ten delegates, which leaves Councilwoman Margaret Chin with $23,760 to work with. Of that, she plans to allocate $9,000 to the […]

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Help the Bowery Mission Replenish its Pantry

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Bowery Mission is struggling to keep up with demand, a representative from the organization tells us. Clarion calls rang across social media this week to help the 135-year-old mission replenish its pantry stock. Apparently September has been a record month of aiding the homeless, with a feeding regimen of more than 200 souls a […]

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Man Badly Beaten on the Bowery Last Night

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm

Just in case you needed additional evidence that the corner of Bowery and Rivington is devolving into violence, this should suffice. Yesterday evening at around 5:45, a man was beaten pretty badly outside the Bowery Mission. When we happened past, EMTs placed the victim in a stretcher and carted him away, leaving behind a stream […]

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The Bowery Mission Sheltering Hundreds During Cold Snap; No One Turned Away

Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

With the so-called polar vortex enveloping the city, the Bowery Mission is doing its part to keep the homeless warm. The historic faith-based charity at 227 Bowery is sheltering hundreds of those without, turning away no one. According to a report in the Christian Post, staff members prowl the streets nightly to ensure nobody is […]

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SUNY Optometry Offering Free Eye Care Services at Bowery Mission

Posted January 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

The Bowery Mission is getting some love in the vision department. Thanks to a volunteer program by SUNY Optometry, those seeking help from the Mission can now get free eye care. The program commenced in March 2013, but has recently picked up speed, mostly due to significant fundraising. Over $30,000 has been rounded up via […]

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Bowery Mission Rooftop Farm

Posted August 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

The Bowery is derived from the Dutch word Bouwerij, which translates to “farm.” For the second year running, the 133-year-old Bowery Mission is embracing such roots by tending to a six-story-high rooftop farm all its own

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Bowery Water Sweep

Posted August 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

In a neighborhood riddled with terrible drainage, a not uncommon sight. Sweeping the water into the sewers. Spotted outside the Bowery Mission after yesterday’s early morning downpour.

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