Bowery Mission

Bowery Mission Puts Avenue D Men’s Shelter on the Market

Posted July 22, 2020 at 5:02 am

The Bowery Mission is looking to sell its Alphabet City men’s shelter in a bid to help sustain services through the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report in Real Estate Weekly, the historic organization tapped JLL Capital Markets to help sell 45-51 Avenue D. The two-building property currently offers transitional housing for formerly homeless men […]

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The ‘Pizza Champ’ Delivering Pizzas to those in Need on the Bowery

Posted May 6, 2020 at 5:05 am

When Chinatown was down, he was there; when COVID-19 hurt the destitute, he was also there. Hakki Akdeniz, the so-called pizza champion, was on the Bowery this weekend distributing pizzas and other snacks to those in need. Specifically, the queue of folks outside the Bowery Mission on Saturday. The pizza-maker had cameras rolling… Delivering pizzas […]

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The Bowery Mission on Overdrive Supporting Downtrodden During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 27, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Bowery Mission is at the forefront of caring for the downtrodden during the coronavirus crisis. Its services remain largely intact, yet appeals for financial assistance are growing. For more than 140 years, the Bowery Mission has provided food, shelter, clothing, job opportunities, and medical aid to millions of area homeless. Arguably at no time since […]

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Man Stabbed with Machete Outside Bowery Mission

Posted April 14, 2020 at 5:06 am

A man was stabbed with a machete yesterday afternoon on the Bowery, cops said. Shortly after 3:00pm yesterday afternoon, the suspect furnished a machete and stabbed another man outside the Bowery Mission. He then fled northbound on foot toward Houston Street. Details are scant at the moment, but Police believe that it’s a “homeless-related” incident. […]

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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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