188 Bowery

‘HitHouse’ Muay Thai Gym on its Way to the Bowery Next Month

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:09 am

In the years following the major makeover of 188 Bowery, Nudie Jeans moved into the ground space, and the surrounding community simultaneously fought to keep any nightlife from entering the basement at the shared 2 Spring Street. The fight paid off, as the State Liquor Authority reportedly determined in June 2016 (during proceedings for The Stand) […]

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Nascent Nudie Jeans Flagship Felled by Flood on the Bowery

Posted May 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

Open for approximately six months on the Bowery, and the Nudie Jeans repair shop is already sidelined. Felled by flood, in fact. A printout pasted to the front door of 188 Bowery relays the news. It’s unclear at the moment what caused the “unfortunate flood,” but the brand hopes to be back in business by […]

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‘The Stand’ Moves Forward with Basement Comedy Club on the Bowery Despite Community Rejection

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Back in mid-December, we brought word that the ownership behind The Stand comedy club (Paul Italia) was eyeing the cavernous space below the corner of Bowery and Spring Street. However, the opposition turned out to ensure this didn’t happen. The applicant appeared before Community Board 2 in January to obtain approval for a full liquor […]

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Nudie Jeans NYC Flagship is Now Open on the Bowery

Posted November 13, 2015 at 5:16 am

Risque in name only, it’s just another boutique. Teaser wrapping paper is finally gone, the store stocked with product. Indeed, Nudie Jeans unveiled its flagship shop this week on the once-gritty corner of Spring Street and the Bowery. This new store represents the first official retail presence for the Swedish brand in New York City. […]

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‘Nudie Jeans’ Brings Upscale Denim Boutique to the Bowery

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:17 am

On the heels of a corporate publicity stunt for Sprite (i.e. Sprite Corner), the high-visibility cornershop at Bowery and Spring finally found a permanent tenant. And it’s a long time coming. This store was renovated and upscaled nearly two years ago after Double Win restaurant supplier moved around the corner to Delancey Street. Window wrapping teases […]

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‘Sprite Corner’ Takes Over 188 Bowery for Month-Long Bodega PR Stunt

Posted July 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

The highly-visible corner of Spring Street and the Bowery received a total makeover last summer. It’s now glassified and ready for the big bucks. Not much has happened onsite since then, though. Aussie principals of The Liberty in midtown pitched a basement bar (“Miss Yu”) to Community Board 2, but the plans never materialized. All […]

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Vets of Herald Square’s ‘The Liberty’ Seek Basement Bar at 188 Bowery

Posted July 8, 2014 at 5:32 am

Decimation is currently underway on the ground level of 188 Bowery. Until earlier this spring, the large corner space had been home to the Double Win restaurant supply company. Since its departure, though, crews have completely gutted the joint down to a skeleton. The job extends outward to the curb with a mess of traffic […]

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Kings Avenue Tattoo Opens at 188 Bowery

Posted April 15, 2011 at 6:39 am

Tattooing returned to the Bowery two weeks ago with the advent of Massapequa-based Kings Avenue Tattoo.

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Coming Soon: Kings Avenue Tattoo at 188 Bowery

Posted March 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

In due course, the Bowery will become home to some south shore Strong Island style.