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A photographer named Steve Butcher who has lived in the Lower East Side for more than 30 years shared a treasure trove of vintage photos of the neighborhood with Bowery Boogie. The color photos are from between 1980 and 1985, and the black-and-whites are from 1996. It’s of course old news that the Lower East […]

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FAO Schwarz, the famous toy store from the movie Big as well as real life, will be closing its Midtown flagship in July, priced out of the neighborhood despite offering a luxurious shopping experience. So luxurious, in fact, that there oncer were princesses on staff. Hopes & Fears has an interview with Heather Sparx, an […]

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The 1990s weren’t even that long ago, and yet these photos of newsstands show just how much things have changed in that time. For the very young who might not know, newsstands were (and are, to much lesser extent) small kiosks on city sidewalks where people could pick up a magazine or a pack of […]

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The new occupants of the historic graffiti-covered mansion at 190 Bowery will “keep all of the building’s historic touches from its marble wash basins to the graffiti covering the lower part of the facade,” the Wall Street Journal reports. A recently-formed, as-of-yet-unnamed consortium of agencies representing creative professionals has leased 30,000 square feet of office […]

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“I don’t really like it, but misery likes company,” is the general sentiment expressed by the subjects of a short documentary from the 1960’s titled How Do You Like The Bowery? The black and white video shows a seamy landscape of flophouses and bleak streets, on which the interviewees spend their time. Some tell tragic stories about […]

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This week, the C train was named the worst subway line in New York. Now it seems the MTA is going to kick the loser while it’s down. The R32 model cars that the train uses are also the oldest subway cars in the transit system. MTA officials have just decided to extend their life […]

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It’s a good thing that artist Eddie Boros is dead cause if he was around and the NYC Parks Department came to dismantle his notorious Tower of Toys it would have been a bloody battle. The tower, which stands at least five stories tall, is made of wood and packed with art, stuffed animals, old […]

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