Avalon Bowery

Revisiting the Snow-Blanketed Bowery After the Blizzard of 2003 [PHOTOS]

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

While Mother Nature sees fit to blanket us with two feet of snow, it’s seemingly an appropriate time to revisit the Blizzard of 2003 (aka “Presidents Day Storm”). We’re a couple weeks shy of the anniversary of that storm, which dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Tri-state area. Neighborhood chronicler Adam Woodward sent […]

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Neighbors Fume Over Noise from Momofuku Buildout on Extra Place

Posted October 7, 2014 at 5:39 am

It’s already been a year since word first dropped that Momofuku Ko was moving to Extra Place. Chef-owner David Chang was interested in a relocation mainly because the current East Village space is “too small.” They also like the appeal of 4-8 Extra Place being “off the beaten path.” But build-out has been slow as hell. And while […]

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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Installs New Signage

Posted July 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

While much of the interior is slow to take shape at 28 East First Street, the more notable progress at the forthcoming Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is happening on the exterior. Window poster and illuminated signage arrived late last week. Vacant and concealed since its inception in 2008, this retail corner of the Avalon Bowery […]

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Down in the Bowery Dives: The History of McGurk’s Suicide Hall

Posted December 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

The grimy parts of NYC are part of its charm and when 295 Bowery was torn down – despite its sordid past – another unique and awesome piece of history was lost.

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Bettie Page Boutique Opening at 303 Bowery

Posted November 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

A high-end boutique inspired by the styles of pin-up seductress Bettie Page inked a ten-year lease at 303 Bowery last month.

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Proposal for 25-Story Tower in Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area on Chrystie Street

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area (“CSURA”) – the eleven blocks of real estate between Bowery/Second Avenue/Stanton/East Fourth Street – has certainly faded from public attention in recent years.

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Scott James Pop-Up Opens at 20 East 1st Street

Posted October 17, 2011 at 6:18 am

Over the weekend, a new menswear pop-up boutique moved into the Avalon Bowery box at 20 East First Street. More after the jump!

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Veselka Bowery to Open in March [Video]

Last modified December 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Over the weekend, Tom Birchard told The Feast that the new Veselka Bowery will be opening in mid-March.

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Mars Bar May Close Temporarily Due to Apartment Renovations

Posted December 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

The bottom of Second Avenue put up a good fight, but may ultimate lose the war. No thanks to the Avalon mothership.  The Local East Village reports today that BFC Partners, developers behind 48 Bond, is seeking approval to renovate the row of building between Houston and First Street for market rate apartments.  If their […]

Today in 2003: Joey Ramone Place Dedicated

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:01 am

The street sign is one of the most sought after in the city. Joey Ramone Place at the corner of Bowery and Second Street, now just a stone’s throw from Peels, where you can order his eponymous cocktail.  Since 2003, the green marker has been stolen a whopping four times, prompting the Department of Transportation […]

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