Bowery Mission

Bowery Mission Serving Daily Meals to those in Need, Rain or Shine

Posted March 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

While thousands across the city are isolating at home, there are others who don’t have many – if any – options for food or shelter during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Bowery Mission is helping to curtail that by handing out meals to people at their Bowery site. Earlier this week, staff and volunteers distributed “to-go” […]

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Tales from the Shutdown: Saturday Night, and the Bowery was Empty

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:07 am

Honking horns, traffic bottleneck, shrieking bar-goers, and plenty of ambient noise are the norm for a typical weekend night on the Bowery. This past Saturday, quite the opposite due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Boogie reader Bobby Subjenski shared these photos showing the ghost town that is the Bowery, just north of Delancey Street. Right by […]

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Bowery Mission Closes Chapel Doors to Area Homeless on Frigid Nights

Posted March 6, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Bowery Mission this winter terminated its longstanding practice of opening the chapel to homeless when the temperature drop to dangerous levels. For years, the Bowery Mission opened their small church on cold nights so that area homeless could sleep indoors and on the floor. But last fall, the chief program officer announced a new […]

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Taking a Quick Yo-Yo Break on the Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted August 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

A contractor on the Bowery yesterday morning sure brought his Yo-Yo game… We watched this man, presumably on break from one of the myriad construction projects nearby, effortlessly swing around his Yo-Yo. (Get your mind outta the gutter.) Tangling and dangling the toy without messing up, either. Meanwhile, most pedestrians ambled past the sidewalk performer […]

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Chris Martin Raises $4,300 for the Bowery Mission with Impromptu Mercury Lounge Gig [VIDEO]

Last modified December 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

Chris Martin played a surprise (and obviously sold out) gig at Mercury Lounge Wednesday night to benefit the Bowery Mission. We were told that after what was supposed to be a quiet visit to The Bowery Mission, Martin conceived of a same-day benefit concert at 3:00pm. The doors of Mercury Lounge opened six hours later. Fans […]

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Hope and Empowerment Explored with ICP-Bowery Mission Collaborative

Posted December 6, 2016 at 5:14 am

The International Center of Photography is extending its reach down the Bowery. With its base of operations open just over five months, the institution is already weaving into the fabric of the neighborhood by way of collaborations. The latest being with the Bowery Mission. Several Bowery Mission community members and staff recently went on a “Guided Tour of […]

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Bowery Mission to Serve More than 11,000 Meals this Thanksgiving

Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:09 am

This Thursday, more than 11,000 mouths are expected to gobble up a turkey dinner at the Bowery Mission in celebration of Thanksgiving. Now in its 137th cycle, the Mission is ready to dish out hot holiday meals in all five boroughs of NYC and in Newark, NJ. The flagship location on the Bowery will have […]

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Homeless Tent City Pitched on the Bowery

Posted April 6, 2016 at 9:28 am

With the intensification of construction activity beside the Bowery Mission these days, some of the homeless it serves have taken up residence across the street. To walk by the storied Bunker building at 222 Bowery is a lesson in humility. Several individuals spend nights camped on cardboard outside the former Green Depot. The other hangout is […]

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This Busker Performs to Help the Homeless

Posted September 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Singer-songwriter Chris Leamy is taking his music to the streets, in the name of helping the homeless community. When the busker sees a person begging for money, he asks if he can sit next to them and play his guitar. If passersby feel compelled to drop some coin into his guitar case for the performance, […]

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Bowery Mission Receives Dozens of New Leesa Mattresses for its Men’s Shelter

Last modified February 25, 2018 at 9:46 pm

Folks residing at the Bowery Mission will soon rest a bit easier. Today, the stalwart institution aiding the homeless of the Lower East Side and beyond will receive a special delivery of dozens of new Leesa mattresses for its newly renovated men’s shelter at 227 Bowery. It’s part of the online luxury mattress retailer’s “One in Ten” program, which donates […]

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