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Under Legal Threat, MoMaCha Tea Shop on the Bowery Becomes ‘MaMaCha’

Posted November 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

Within the last couple weeks, and under fire, the MoMaCha tea room on the Bowery changed its full branding and identity. Henceforth, the business is now morphed to the homophone, MaMaCha. Though, not voluntarily. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit almost immediately after the art-focused cafe opened back in April. Then, last […]

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MoMA Wins Trademark Injunction Against ‘MoMaCha’ Cafe on the Bowery

Posted October 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

That headline-grabbing art-cafe on the Bowery, MoMaCha, is in hot water and will need to change its tune. As expected by many, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) filed a lawsuit five months ago, and last week won a preliminary injunction in federal court against the tea room, forbidding the business from using or promoting […]

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MOMACHA Responds to MoMA Lawsuit, Raises Stakes with Expansion

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

Down on the Bowery, a tiny tea shop has ruffled the feathers of the Museum of Modern Art. MOMACHA, the months-old matcha cafe and “exhibition space,” opened with little fanfare at 312 Bowery, yet quickly attracted a legal response. MoMA filed a lawuit in Manhattan federal court in April, accusing the establishment of willfully “infringing […]

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MoMA Files Lawsuit Against New Bowery Matcha Cafe ‘MoMaCha’

Posted April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

With a name like MoMaCha, the new Bowery cafe was simply a lawsuit waiting to happen. And, not too surprisingly, it did. The Museum of Modern Art – popularly abbreviated as MoMA – sued the new Lower East Side business this week. It filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, accusing MoMaCha of […]

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Visit the Gritty Lower East Side, Circa 1983 [VIDEO]

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:11 am

Grit and edge are two nouns (and the related adjectives) often employed when waxing nostalgic about pre-gentrified Lower East Side. Now, it’s on display with a new video published by MoMA, which revisits the neighborhood circa 1983. In a trippy fashion, at that. The two-minute “experience” – NYC ’83 – was shot on Super8 and […]

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Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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Siren Screen Series Features ‘The Zipper’

Last modified April 25, 2013 at 8:43 am

Tonight, MoMa’s Celeste Bartos Theater will host Siren Series 4, a collection of slideshows, screenings, readings, and feature film The Zipper – all inspired by New York’s beloved iconic destination, Coney Island.

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Recap: BBC America Premieres “Copper” at MoMA

Posted August 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

While the storm raged, BBC America threw itself a premiere party for their highly-anticipated original series, Copper.

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Volkswagen x Kraftwerk “GIFaway” Projected Above Graffiti Wall

Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

The legendary band is performing an eight-night run starting next week (April 10-17), and only 450 tickets were doled out to the public per show.

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Wrong Time for Red Square

Posted November 19, 2010 at 6:12 am

The unofficial neighborhood time-keeper forgot to wind its watch, so to speak.  Red Square at 250 East Houston has yet to adjust its out-of-sequence rooftop clock back to Standard Time. Two weeks was a pretty fair grace period. Let’s see how long this lasts. The twin-clock itself was based on the “Askew” design of an […]

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