Burned-out Bulbs on the Williamsburg Bridge for Months

Posted November 20, 2019 at 5:09 am

Lights are burning a bit dimmer over on the Williamsburg Bridge. Readers point out that numerous bulbs lining the Manhattan side of the span are dark. And have been for months. Presumably the necessary approvals must snake through the bureaucracy before the necklace lighting is fully restored. So, it might be awhile yet. Department of […]

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The Bright LED ‘Highway’ Lights of Essex Street Take Hold

Last modified July 14, 2017 at 9:35 am

One by one, the last of the Bishop’s Crook light poles are being extracted from Essex Street. Replaced instead with aerodynamic “highway-style” lamps equipped with LED bulbs. Last week, a support crew was spotted removing the decorative lamp outside 7 Essex Street. Its bones completely uprooted from the sidewalk. Then yesterday morning, two more LED […]

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Essex Street Light Poles are Now LED-Equipped

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:07 am

The lighting scheme along Essex Street is presently undergoing a complete shift to more modern technology. That warm glow is now replaced with the blinding antiseptic flood of LED. The Department of Transportation has begun swapping the infrastructure, and at least four new poles are now installed. We caught this crew hoisting one into place […]

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Coming Soon: Lighting Studio II at 150 Bowery

Posted September 6, 2011 at 6:28 am

Yes, you read the headline correctly. It’s a complete about-face from July 2010, when Brooklyn-based Japanese eatery Zenkichi had was eying 150 Bowery for expansion.

The New 150 Bowery is Here

Posted June 21, 2011 at 6:09 am

As the historic Bowery lighting district continues its gradual descent into oblivion, a pristine new one-story development is up for grabs.

Exclusive Lighting at 168 Bowery for Rent

Posted February 25, 2011 at 6:09 am

The famed Bowery lighting district might lose another seasoned soldier soon.

Seasonal Lighting Turned On

Posted November 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

The seasonal lighting display along the length of Orchard Street was officially turned on last night.  Holiday season is now upon us.

Rebuilt 150 Bowery Ready to Rent

Posted November 1, 2010 at 6:33 am

Tear it down and start again – that is the recent history of 150 Bowery. By all accounts, this was to be another location of Brooklyn-based Japanese joint Zenkichi. But thanks to Community Board 2, management failed to obtain the licensing paperwork.  So they threw in the towel. Toward the end of summer, though, the […]

Preparations Begin at 150 Bowery for Zenkichi

Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

In the last 24 hours, a number of tipsters have alerted us to the progress at 150 Bowery, which NYC the Blog had also covered just the other day.  Earlier this week, the long-shuttered security gates were lifted and a new plywood encasement constructed.  This latest news does not bode well for the already-endangered lighting […]

Shakeup in the Bowery Lighting District

Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

The storied lighting district of the lower Bowery will soon lose two big-time players.  Firstly, Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite at 148 Bowery is closing up shop for good.  Yellow-and-red signs hanging ominously in the windows advertise a fire sale of store inventory.