Billy’s Antiques

That Median Stoop Sale on East Houston

Posted July 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

The spirit of Billy’s Antiques still haunts the block of East Houston between Elizabeth Street and the Bowery.

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HOTTEA Yarn-Bombs the Lower East Side

Posted May 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

Olek isn’t the only graffiti artist yarn-bombing the Lower East Side these days. Meet HOTTEA.

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Billy Leroy Was on Fox News Plugging “Baggage Battles” [Video]

Posted April 11, 2012 at 6:18 am

As for Billy Leroy, it’s onward and upward with his new reality program for the Travel Channel, Baggage Battles.

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Casket Lying in State at Billy’s Antiques on the Bowery

Posted March 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

The sad skeleton of the former Billy’s Antiques (sigh) is now completely slathered in blood-red paint, effectively setting the stage for the current neighborhood display.

Recap: Friday Night Farewell at Billy’s Antiques on the Bowery

Posted March 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

If Saturday afternoon was the funeral for Billy’s Antiques at 76 East Houston, then Friday night was the grand eulogy. Full recap after the jump!

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Billy’s Antiques Skeletal Remains Painted Blood Red

Posted March 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

At the end of Billy’s elaborate funeral on the Bowery Saturday afternoon, the beloved proprietor mentioned that the skeletal remains of his eponymous antique shop would be painted red.

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Recap: Funeral Procession for Billy’s Antiques on the Bowery

Last modified March 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

Saturday afternoon was the official sendoff for Billy’s Antiques after more than two decades at 76 East Houston. Real or symbolic, it was no doubt a funeral for the Bowery in every sense of the word.

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The End is Here: Saying Goodbye to Billy’s Antiques this Friday

Last modified March 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

Now proprietor Billy Leroy has an update on the site and when demolition will transpire.

Billy’s Antiques Closing January 1

Posted December 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

The end is nigh. Once the ball drops, the bell tolls for Billy Leroy, and the Bowery is never the same.

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Billy’s Antiques to Lose Iconic Tent; Two-Story Building Coming Soon

Posted December 5, 2011 at 6:09 am

Billy’s Antiques and Props, a fixture on the Bowery for over two decades, is about to lose its defining feature. Details after the jump.