Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bazaar in retail space of million-dollar condos with gated driveway "aims to bring a sense of authenticity" back to the Bowery

Thanks to the fliers plastered on the windows on the ground floor of E2E4, we now have a little more information about what the Bowery Bazaar is going to be all about between Third Street and Fourth Street...



Well, if you can make out the photos below..."A new bazaar set to open in the heart of Manhattan's oldest thoroughfare: The Bowery."

Hmm. A few other snippets...

"A hip, new indoor market set to open on the Bowery this November 1..."

"The bazaar is already creating a lot of buzz."

"The Bowery Bazaar will merge antiquity with modernity in a wonderful melting pot of trendy design, unique memorabilia, and antique pieces."

"...welcomes up-and-coming artists, young designers, and enthusiastic collectors to exhibit their goods. Just down the block from the Bowery Hotel and Cooper Square Hotel, the bazaar will be open to the public at large."

"The Bowery Bazaar aims to bring a sense of authenticity back to a part of Manhattan that's been transformed from central throughway, to a gritty nab, and back again."




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12 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

this is very odd. is it a flea market? which would be, cool, i guess. does that mean the condo tower is broke?

EV Grieve said...

I'm all for the flea market concept too... and a place for artists/musicians/designers/writers, etc., to sell/showcase their stuff. But I can't imagine what the rent would be in a deluxe residential property that sports a pool and underground garage. Who will be able to afford selling their stuff here? Someone with a lot of money...so it may just be a market for the wealthy to sell to the wealthy.... Nothing about this promotional copy (Just a block from the Bowery Hotel and Cooper Square Hotel!) gives me a reason to think otherwise....

BaHa said...

Nab?

EV Grieve said...

Oh, yeah...

"...gritty nab (sic)..."

Perhaps if they used nabe, people would have thought of the National Association for Business Economics!

Bowery Boogie said...

agreed. flea market would be cool. but i'm with grieve, it'll probably cater to upper crust only.

Goggla said...

Hmm, how would I get in on this? It would be nice to sell my artwork indoors, out of the rain, wind and cold. Then again, it may be more "authentic" to keep peddling on the street where rent is free...

EV Grieve said...

I have their e-mail address if you'd like...

Goggla said...

Sure - I'm curious to know if this is really open to everyone.

EV Grieve said...

info@thebowerybazaar.com

Anonymous said...

$1200 a month for a shop in a shop sounds very affordable!

Anonymous said...

Can you put me in touch with the people that are using my images on there advertisement?

cahbasm@gmail.com

EV Grieve said...

This is the e-mail that is on their ads, anon:

info@thebowerybazaar.com