Bowery

Redlining the LES: How Discriminatory Lending Policies Solidified Pre-Existing Inequalities

Posted May 19, 2022 at 5:03 am

The following was written by Anna Sargeantson. All photos courtesy of Anna Sargeantson, except where otherwise noted. Home to dimly lit restaurants and bars frequented by NYU students and young professionals, the Lower East Side remains in many ways the epitome of New York City’s youthful heart. Under the surface, though, the neighborhood has historically […]

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Seven-Story Office Building Headed to Bowery Lighting District

Posted May 12, 2022 at 5:02 am

A new commercial office tower is coming soon to the so-called Bowery Lighting District. Real Estate Equities Corp. submitted plans to Department of Buildings last month for an 85-foot commercial development at Bowery and Broome Street. The footprint will occupy the stretch of pre-war buildings spanning 156 to 166 Bowery; demolition permits were issued in June 2021. […]

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B Bar Sign Deposed from the Bowery Ahead of 21-Story Development

Posted April 12, 2022 at 5:08 am

The last discernible semblance of B Bar was removed from the Bowery yesterday. The classic illuminated signage. A reader spotted the crane prying the sign from the facade, headed for parts unknown. Demolition of the old B Bar – closed since the pandemic Pause of March 2020 – has been ongoing for the last couple […]

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The ‘Untitled at 3 Freeman’ Hotel is Getting Food and Beverage by Gadi Peleg

Posted April 1, 2022 at 5:00 am

With Sister City gone nearly a year from its Bowery perch, a new hotel quietly opened in its place several months ago. And this one appears to evoke the thoroughfare’s single room occupancy past. Branded as Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley, the nascent lodge is apparently built on the backbone of Airbnb. Indeed, the whole […]

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Bar Veloce Looks to the Bowery for Latest Location

Posted March 30, 2022 at 5:01 am

Bar Veloce, the decades-old establishment, is set to expand its roster yet again. This time to the beloved Bowery. Owner-operator Frederick Twomey is angling to occupy 245 Bowery for this latest Veloce, the corner spot that, until 2020, housed Cata. (Sally Can Wait didn’t pan out.) “As huge fans of the area with its rich […]

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The ACER Erasure from the New Museum

Posted March 29, 2022 at 5:02 am

For ACER, it’s erasure. The New Museum woke up last Wednesday morning to some new storefront flare on the Bowery, as first reported here. A roughly twelve-foot tag about five stories up, spelling ACER. It was a major coup for an anonymous, west coast street writer without any social media presence. (We are told the […]

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The Vandal who Tagged the New Museum in a Big Way

Posted March 24, 2022 at 5:00 am

The New Museum yesterday morning woke up to some new exterior decoration. Not a Hell Yes rainbow, rose, or Ghost Ship, but a gigantic tag across its midsection. A west coast-based graffiti writer, ACER, climbed the stacked blocks to paint the black-white-and-red tag six stories above the Bowery.

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Supreme Burberry Madness on the Bowery

Posted March 15, 2022 at 5:05 am

The Supreme collaboration with Burberry was a complete shitshow last week, from midtown to the Bowery. It began last Wednesday when hordes of street-fashionistas and opportunists queued outside the Lower East Side headquarters of Supreme at 190 Bowery. Folks waited from early morning to late night in order to snag a merch for the first-come-first-served […]

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‘Love Hurts’ at Quality Mending – A Valentine Antidote Art Show

Last modified February 11, 2022 at 11:40 am

If Valentine’s Day has got you stressed or down … the Hey Check This Out Gallery has the antidote. Jenny Holzer’s photograph print “Expiring For Love is Beautiful But Stupid” is just one of many messages in this group show that takes on the commercialized messaging of love that we are surrounded by this time of […]

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Eighteen-Story ‘Moxy’ Hotel Woos its Bowery Neighbors

Posted January 27, 2022 at 5:07 am

Moxy is meeting the neighbors, currently amidst the requisite charm offensive ahead of its new hotel debut on the Bowery. The superstructure at 151 Bowery – construction of which had been on pause during the initial phase of the pandemic – topped out last October and now sits at eighteen stories. Joining the sky-high company […]

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