Billy’s Antiques

Breaking: Banksy’s Latest Installation at former Billy’s Antiques on Houston [Updated]

Last modified October 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm

About a hundred people are gathered outside the big top tent on East Houston, all waiting for the unveiling of the latest Banksy installation. The tarp covers the fencing and a disco ball illuminates the area. Here we go… UPDATE: It appears that Banksy is getting into the Halloween spirit with his latest installation on […]

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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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Olek Embraces the Cold with “Chilled to the Bone” Sleds

Posted January 28, 2013 at 6:29 am

Fresh off beating an assault rap across the pond in London, Olek is back to making art on the streets.

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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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Billy Leroy Retiring Coffin; Three-Story Replacement in the Works

Last modified November 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

The true swan song, as it were, for Billy’s Antiques is later this afternoon, eight months after the big-top tent was put to rest for good.

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“Baggage Battles” Premiere and a Day in the Life of Billy Leroy [VIDEO]

Posted November 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

The second season of Baggage Battles premieres tonight on the Travel Channel at 8 pm. As part of the promo machine, the network released a short clip which centers on a “day in the life” of show star and Lower East Side character Billy Leroy. His days start in Brooklyn with three cups of coffee […]

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Billy’s Bakery Outpost on Elizabeth is Kaput

Posted October 16, 2012 at 6:47 am

That second establishment known as Billy’s just off the Bowery met the same fate as the longtime antiques seller.

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Tony Goldman, Curator of Bowery Graffiti Wall, Dies at 68

Posted September 14, 2012 at 6:18 am

Goldman is probably best known around these parts for commercializing the oft-targeted slab of concrete near the corner of Bowery and East Houston.

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Streets

Two Former Billy’s Antiques Employees Arrested for Drunk and Disorderly

Posted August 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

Billy Leroy dumped his eponymous antique business on the Bowery earlier this spring, sending it off with a grand celebration and circus-style wake.

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