Nick Walker’s Eldridge Street ‘Vandal’ is Erased

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 at 10:17 am by
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The dapper Vandal of Eldridge Street is no more. He’s now permanently hidden behind a veneer of maroon paint. Indeed, within the last couple weeks, the photogenic mural was completely erased from the building facade. Almost three years to the day after its inception, no less.

The Vandal had been the work of prolific street artist Nick Walker, who counts several such artworks around the Lower East Side. Notably the “I Heart NY” stencil at The DL (which is always vandalized), and the other Vandal atop Hotel Chantelle. He imparted the newspaper-reading figure onto 60 Eldridge back in August 2012. It certainly attracted its fair share of taggers over the years, but nothing in the face of a paint roller…

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Nick Walker’s Vandal on Eldridge St., March 2013

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