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Saying Goodbye to the Old Bowery and (For Now) to Billy Leroy

One observer quoted by the New York Times called it a "museum of madness and beauty."   Over the weekend, about four dozen people came to the Bowery to say goodbye to Billy's Antiques.  After 20 years, Billy Leroy's tent...

Festival Prompts New Gentrification Debate

At a news conference last week announcing the schedule for the inaugural Festival of Ideas, New Museum Director Lisa Phillips said, “three years ago, when we moved to the Bowery we witnessed a dramatic transformation of this neighborhood."   The...

Billy Leroy on the Festival of Ideas; “It’s Not Cool to Gentrify the Bowery”

Not everyone is excited about the Festival of Ideas. Curbed reports: Billy Leroy, proprietor of Billy's Antiques and mayor of the Bowery, is not into this whole Festival of Ideas thing being put on by the New Museum. He writes:...

Good Morning: Aces & Eights Update, Chatham Square Library Temporarily Closing, Keanu in the Hood

78 degrees and sunny today.  Alternate side parking is suspended today and tomorrow in observance of Sukkah. District 1's Community Education Council meets tonight to dscuss, among other things, the latest test score results (we will post the full...
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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Morgan Bassichis returns to Abrons on March 31st with their show, "A Crowded Field." Photo by Maria Baranova. Here are...
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