Billy LeRoy

‘Detox Market’ Debuts at the New 76 East Houston

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Detox Market opened at 76 East Houston this week, confirming a rumor that we first reported last month. The introduction of a full-time commercial occupant here is a watershed moment for this two-story property, as it’s remained vacant since completion in 2016. This is the first New York City location for Detox Market, which peddles […]

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The 2-Story Building that Replaced Billy’s Antiques is Finally Revealed

Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

Billy’s Antiques is now trumped by this new two-story brick building. Under construction for more than two years – plus the legal proceedings regarding six inches of real estate – the new 76 East Houston Street is finally ready for the public eye. The commercial-only building, composed completely of brick and with arched windows, was […]

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Billy Leroy (of Antiques Fame) Stars in ‘Bourek,’ Now Playing at Cinema Village

Posted April 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

​Billy Leroy is not dead, okay? He’s just not on the Bowery anymore. Billy Leroy, whose eponymous antiques business folded five years ago, has taken on acting. The current Baggage Battles star is a leading man in the new movie, Bourek. It’s an independent romantic comedy filmed predominantly in Greece, and now playing on the big […]

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Streets

Billy’s Antiques is Returning to the Lower East Side for One Day This Weekend

Posted October 21, 2014 at 6:07 am

This Saturday (October 25), Billy LeRoy is reviving his antiques business for one day only. He’ll head down to Seward Park to pitch the big-top tent as part of the Hester Street Fair’s “Bedford + Bowery Bazaar,” the last event of the season. Billy Leroy’s eponymous antiques business on East Houston was a fixture of […]

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Streets

Billy Leroy Calls Out Banksy for Stealing His Death Idea for ‘Grim Reaper’ Stunt

Posted October 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Banksy’s Disneyland Grim Reaper was a weak copy of the death-themed funeral we had at Billy’s Antiques a year and a half ago. I want to make it clear that Billy’s had nothing to do with this corporate art installation. I’m a big fan of outlaw street art but only when the artists risk their […]

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Art

Kenneth Cole Aborts Sponsored Programming at Old Billy’s Antiques Lot

Posted September 4, 2013 at 5:00 am

Bad blood boils at 76 East Houston, the vacant parcel which heretofore housed Billy’s Antiques. You’ll recall that Crif Dogs revealed intentions to park its Batman-esque Crifmobile here, but was quickly shot down by Community Board 2 in April. At the time the story hit, word leaked that Kenneth Cole wanted to utilize the space […]

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Crif Dogs Wants to Park Truck at Former Billy’s Antiques

Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:00 am

The Batman-esque Crifmobile is motoring to the northeast corner of Houston and Elizabeth Streets.

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Clayton’s Corner: Koch to Alife and Great Frog

Last modified February 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

Here’s another installment of Clayton’s Corner…just for you!

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Clayton’s Corner: Cro-Mags’ John Joseph Makes a Smoothie & Other Randomness

Last modified February 8, 2013 at 1:04 am

After a brief holiday hiatus, we’re back with another installment of Clayton’s Corner.

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Final Moments of the Billy’s Antiques Coffin [PHOTOS]

Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:18 am

As expected, the casket carrying the remains of Billy’s Antiques and Props was removed from its perch at 76 East Houston Street.

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