212 Bowery Loses Its After Hours Mural
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While the official conclusion of After Hours was actually July 7, it seems that most business owners don’t mind the eclectic collection of gate art. And vandals have largely ignored bombing these pieces. But not all store owners are content. Some of the murals have already started disappearing from the roll-down shutters. When the Bowery House Hotel moved to 220 Bowery, the colorful addition by Mary Heilmann was replaced with some branding. Then, yesterday afternoon, Boogie reader KT notified us that the poetry piece on 212 Bowery met a similar fate. He sent along the picture seen above, along with the following report:
talked to the guy and he said they’re “painting over all of them today” because “they’re done”
Meaning, After Hours is over. Now a new canvas for errant tags.