Showing posts with label David Bowie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Bowie. Show all posts

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Where to watch the David Bowie documentary 'Moonage Daydream' locally

In case you wanted to see the fever-dream David Bowie documentary "Moonage Daydream" ... it's playing at several local theaters: 

Here's more about Brett Morgen's well-reviewed film via Collider
"Moonage Daydream" is an explosive mixture of previously unreleased archival footage of Bowie and live concert footage. It is also the first documentary about David Bowie to be authorized by his estate. The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where it received mostly positive reviews, with critics praising the film for its experimental, unconventional structure. 
Morgen received exclusive permission from the Bowie Estate to develop the film, the first filmmaker to receive such massive exposure to Bowie's huge litany of work. Morgen was granted unprecedented access to five million items belonging to Bowie, including paintings, drawings, recordings, photographs, films and journals.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

1 reason to look forward to September


Brett Morgen's David Bowie documentary "Moonage Daydream" just premiered in the Cannes Midnight Screenings section. 

The film has a September release... and the first trailer dropped yesterday. Check it out. 

And the official blurbage about the film... 
From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, director of "Cobain: Montage of Heck," and featuring never-before-seen concert footage, MOONAGE DAYDREAM is an immersive cinematic experience; an audio-visual space odyssey that not only illuminates the enigmatic legacy of David Bowie but also serves as a guide to living a fulfilling and meaningful life in the 21st Century. 

MOONAGE DAYDREAM is not a documentary. It is a genre-defying cinematic experience based on one of the most iconic and global rock stars of all time, destined to be one of the defining cultural moments of the year The film has the full support of Bowie's estate and features many of his greatest tracks, as well as previously unseen concert footage.

Bowie, a longtime resident of Lafayette Street, died in January 2016.  

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Please be mine


A special edition of the weekly Fridays at 5 feature... Remembering David Bowie on what would have been his 75th birthday... this is the video for "Be My Wife," from Low, which was almost released 45 years to the date.

David Robert Jones was born on Jan. 8, 1947, in Brixton, London. He died on Jan. 10, 2016. He made his home nearby on Lafayette Street just south of Houston.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Report: David Bowie's former apartment sells on Lafayette

The tasteful Lafayette Street apartment that David Bowie lived in for the last 17 years of his life sold after less than a month on the market for $16.8 million. 

As The Wall Street Journal first reported, the property is now in contract. Streeteasy shows that the residence had been on the market for 27 days. Bowie bought the space for $3.81 million in 1999. 

Here's a description of the home located in a former chocolate factory (circa 1886) between Houston/Jersey Street and Prince via Streeteasy:
Located in a premier full-service building in Soho/Nolita, is a grand yet intimate condominium residence measuring 5,090 square feet with 3 perfectly situated terraces measuring an additional 1,025 square feet. 
The interior was beautifully crafted by one of Europe's most renowned architect/designers. Direct elevator access to the apartment's entrance gallery leads to a 56 × 22 foot great room with 3 exposures and a western terrace. 11 foot ceiling heights, a fireplace, adjacent library (w/bath), and open kitchen add to the space’s character and function. 
The main bedroom suite measures over 1,000 square feet and features a fireplace, dressing room, oversized bath and terrace. There are an additional 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a powder room.
The property is owned by a trust linked to Bowie's estate, the Journal reported. Iman, his wife of 24 years, was said to still be living in the unit before it was listed for sale.

Bowie died in January 2016 of liver cancer. He was 69. 

He was living in the apartment at the time of his death. In subsequent days, fans created makeshift memorials outside the building. 

All photos via Streeteasy

Friday, January 8, 2021

'Five Years' to start the New Year

A televised version of "Five Years" by David Bowie from 1972... from "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars." 

Bowie was born on this day in 1947. (And he died on Jan. 10, 2016.)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday's parting shot

An EVG tipster shared this tribute to David Bowie from outside the Broadway-Lafayette station. Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Bowie, who lived nearby with his wife Iman.

Station to Station was Bowie's 10th studio album, which included the single "Golden Years."


David Bowie died on this day in 2016. The video here is a live version of "Life on Mars?" — one of my all-time favorite songs.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Life on earth: David Bowie extravaganza tonight at La Plaza Cultural

Updated: The rain has moved the festivities inside MoRUS, 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street.

The MoRUS Film Festival heads to La Plaza Cultural on the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C this evening... for a David Bowie extravaganza ... which will include a screening of "The Man Who Fell to Earth," the Nicolas Roeg sci-fi classic from 1976. The festivities get underway at 7 p.m. with music via DJ Stephen Popkin.

A preview of the film...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

On the David Bowery

The David addition arrived at this Bowery street sign at Bleecker yesterday afternoon...

Not sure at this moment who's taking credit for this... There was a similar David Bowery tribute on the Bowery and East Houston in January 2016 after Bowie's death...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A farewell to Etna Tool & Die on Bond Street

After 70 years at 42 Bond St., Etna Tool & Die Corporation has closed... Gothamist has a feature on what was one of the last tool and die shops in the city.

Tool and die employees are a class of machinists in the manufacturing industry and make a variety of things one doesn’t usually think twice about—jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, machine tools, cutting tools and more. Galuppo invented the anti-coin theft device that was installed in most of the city's pay phones. ConEd was also one of Etna's biggest clients, making the tools they use every day in the streets.

Owner James Galuppo, who was born on the LES in 1918, opened here between the Bowery and Lafayette in 1946.

Per Gothamist:

The family owns the building on Bond Street, and Galuppo's daughter Flavia says she intends on "honoring my father’s wishes by maintaining the building" and not selling it, retaining the few commercial tenants it still has.

The position-based David Bowie art by Scott VanderVoort remains on the fence ...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Remembering David Bowie 1 year after his death

Today marked the one-year anniversary of David Bowie's death... there is a small memorial outside his former residence on Lafayette just below Houston.

And these two photos by Joshua are from nearby on Sunday, which would have been Bowie's 70th birthday...


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Missing you

Just noting a tribute that arrived this week at 190 Bowery (at Spring Street) ... in memory of Prince and David Bowie, with an inscription "You will be missed" ...

The work is by @citykittystreet ...

Meanwhile, the conversion of the historic Germania Bank Building continues. Aby Rosen's RFR Realty owns the building and it's not known exactly what's going to happen to the landmarked building...


Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Bowery street sign returns without the David

[EVG photo from Jan. 25]

Back during the Great Blizzard of Jan. 23®, a group of Bowie fans (the Little Italy Street Art Project) added David to the street sign on the Bowery at East Houston.

The city moved surprisingly quickly to amend the offending Bowery Bowie-ed sign. The city removed it in early February, as BoweryBoogie noted.

And today, a new sign has returned – without the David — to guide travelers on this storied NYC thoroughfare...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

David Bowie tributes on the Bowery and Bond Street

The tributes to David Bowie continue...

In case you didn't read about this one yesterday... during the blizzard on Saturday night, a group of Bowie fans added David to the street sign on the Bowery at East Houston...

You can read more about this at Gothamist and BoweryBoogie.

And not everyone is a fan of the addition. Gawker said that "the tribute is bad and makes no sense."

Meanwhile, another tribute arrived last week on a gate along Bond Street between the Bowery and Lafayette...

You get two versions of Bowie, depending on the direction you're headed... the above shot (going to the west) is from Aladdin Sane ... and there's an older Bowie on the other side ... (this photo is much better than the one I took, so...)

This installation comes courtesy of Scott VanderVoort, who previously created a tribute to Steve Jobs on the same fence.


...and you've likely seen these around... just as a recap...

[First Park]

[Outside the F stop on 2nd Avenue]

[Lafayette Street]

Friday, January 15, 2016

The David Bowie memorial on East 4th Street, now with Little Debbie Peanut Butter Crunch bars

Outside the New York Theatre Workshop on East Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery... where the David Bowie-created "Lazarus" is ending its already-extended (and sold out) run on Wednesday... (though $1,000 and $2,500 seats remain for the closing-night benefit)...

[Photo by Derek Berg]

Meantime, the Post speculates whether "Lazarus" might be headed to Broadway...

Monday, January 11, 2016

[Updating] RIP David Bowie

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A photo posted by East Village Radio (@eastvillageradio) on

As you may have heard late last night, David Bowie has died. He was 69.

Here's one local connection. "Lazarus," which has been playing at the New York Theatre Workshop on East Fourth Street since Nov. 18, features songs that Bowie specially composed for the production as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.

"Lazarus," inspired by the 1963 novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth" by Walter Tevis, centers on the character of Thomas Newton (Michael C. Hall), which Bowie played in the 1976 film version. Bowie also co-wrote the adaptation with Enda Walsh.

The production is sold out through Jan. 19. There are tickets available for the previously announced final performance on Jan. 20, which is also a benefit for the theater. Tickets are $2,500 and $1,000. Details here.

Updated 8:30 a.m.

NBC 4 and NY1 were doing live remotes this morning from the New York Theatre Workshop, where there was one bundle of flowers left outside the front doors. (There was also an empty champagne bottle...)

Updated noon

[Photo by Derek Berg]

Updated 4:24 p.m.

An EVG reader said that these arrived overnight on East 12th Street at Second Avenue...

Updated 4:31 p.m.

The scene outside David Bowie's residence on Lafayette... photos via Steven...

Updated 1/12

The scene at 2 a.m. on Lafayette Street via EVG regular Peter Brownscombe...

Updated 8:30 a.m.

On the gate at The Immigrant on East Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

Updated 3:30 p.m.

Photos from Lafayette Street this afternoon via EVG regular peter radley...