312 Bowery

Under Legal Threat, MoMaCha Tea Shop on the Bowery Becomes ‘MaMaCha’

Posted November 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

Within the last couple weeks, and under fire, the MoMaCha tea room on the Bowery changed its full branding and identity. Henceforth, the business is now morphed to the homophone, MaMaCha. Though, not voluntarily. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit almost immediately after the art-focused cafe opened back in April. Then, last […]

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MoMA Wins Trademark Injunction Against ‘MoMaCha’ Cafe on the Bowery

Posted October 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

That headline-grabbing art-cafe on the Bowery, MoMaCha, is in hot water and will need to change its tune. As expected by many, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit five months ago, and last week won a preliminary injunction in federal court against the tea room, forbidding the business from using or promoting […]

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MOMACHA Responds to MoMA Lawsuit, Raises Stakes with Expansion

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

Down on the Bowery, a tiny tea shop has ruffled the feathers of the Museum of Modern Art. MOMACHA, the months-old matcha cafe and “exhibition space,” opened with little fanfare at 312 Bowery, yet quickly attracted a legal response. MoMA filed a lawuit in Manhattan federal court in April, accusing the establishment of willfully “infringing […]

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New ‘MoMaCha’ Matcha Cafe Debuts on the Bowery

Posted March 29, 2018 at 5:09 am

The Hole just partnered with a new art-focused cafe in its Bowery gallery space. Half the commercial footprint is now dedicated to a matcha cafe called MoMaCha (no relation to the MoMa), which serves up beverages alongside rotating artwork. Each season, MoMaCha will commission a different artist to both redesign the space and create a […]

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Kickstarter Holiday Shop on the Bowery was Robbed This Week

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

BiteMyApple, the popular online store for Kickstarter-funded Apple accessories, had opened a dedicated holiday boutique at 312 Bowery earlier this month. The store is stocked with all sorts of crowd funded goodies, and more than 80% of the available products are exclusive to the pop-up. And it was robbed this week. According to shop owner […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Kostas Seremetis at Hole Gallery

Posted August 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

Last week, the Hole Gallery on the Bowery hosted a one-night event with pop artist Kostas Seremetis to celebrate his latest prints and magazine.

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Hole Gallery Assistant Director May Andersen on Cover of Playboy

Posted April 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

Assistant Director May Andersen bares it all – about her transition to the art world, that is – in the current May issue of the spankworthy mag.

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Clayton’s Corner: Love Before Intimacy

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

In this installment of Clayton’s Corner, the neighborhood documentarian covered the opening of the Lola Montes Schnabel exhibit at The Hole gallery on Bowery. According to the art-speak on the website, the installation “Love Before Intimacy” Depicts an episode in a narrative of androgenous youth encountering each other on a remote Greek island. They depict […]

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The Hole Takes Over 312 Bowery

Posted May 26, 2011 at 6:28 am

Until the Festival of Ideas a couple weeks ago, this forever-vacant retail space was a hole, and will soon be christened as such.

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