273 Bowery

Here’s Your Chance to Bitch About Mayor de Blasio to His Face

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

City Hall announced yesterday that Mayor de Blasio will host a town hall event on the Lower East Side next week. So, if you have something to say, say it to his face. Officials note that all topics are candidates for discussion. Plus, commissioners and representatives from other city agencies will also be there for […]

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Once a Treasure of Our Neighborhood, the Chinatown YMCA Heads South [OP-ED]

Posted July 12, 2016 at 8:00 am

The following opinion piece was penned by local activist Georgette Fleischer, President of the Friends of Petrosino Square community group. I love the Chinatown Y. I love the exercise classes (pilates and spin are particular favorites). I love swimming laps in the pool. I love community building with diverse neighbors of all ages. But there […]

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Emergency Relief Forum for Lower East Side Business Post-Sandy

Last modified November 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

Local businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy can apply for FEMA relief and emergency loans to help regain any footing lost during the storm.


Community Board 3 Meets with Residents to Discuss Nightlife

Last modified December 9, 2010 at 12:40 am

Noise, people getting wasted, animals and a zoo. Those were just some of the descriptions East Village/Lower East Side residents used to describe some of the individuals that frequent the plethora of bars, lounges and nightclubs in their community. In a packed room at the University Settlement on Houston Street and the Bowery last night, Community […]

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On the Old Bowery: There Before the Avalon

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:57 am

Check out this New York Times real estate blurb from March 1921, announcing the construction of a three-story structure at the southeast corner of Bowery and East Houston.  Vincent Astor, son of the prominent John Jacob Astor IV, invested $32,000 in the property, currently the site of the Avalon mothership and its Whole Foods spawn.

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Sir Shadow Sits Down with Bowery Boogie

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Last Saturday, we stopped by Sir Shadow’s gallery at 338 Bowery, which is adjacent to his reported residence at the Whitehouse Hotel.  The initial draw was to purchase one of the 2010 calendars advertised out front, and to hopefully meet the man. Both itches were scratched, as it were.

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