At 282-284 Bowery, slated to become a pizza place from neighborhood-making restaurant wiz Keith McNally, blog Bowery Boogie reads into what on the surface seems like your typical graffiti cover-up job: "A real Bowery boogie was drawn on the freshly coated Houston facade of 282-284 Bowery. The artwork was rather simple, albeit quite elegant. Perhaps the takeaway message is that the band plays on while the neighborhood loses its vibrant soul. But now the good is gone..." Eh, the Bowery probably sold its soul for a fifth of Beam around 40 years ago.
· Boogie Down [Bowery Boogie]