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The ‘Barrier Reefs’ Coming to Clinton Street Bike Lane

Posted May 19, 2022 at 5:10 am

The Department of Transportation has chosen a winner to decorate the traffic barrier protecting the Clinton Street bike line. The city agency awarded artist Alison Cynamon as part of the ongoing Barrier Beautification mural project. The concrete slab runs from Delancey Street to South Street; an 840-foot stretch with roughly 1,980 square-feet of canvas to […]

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Ed Higgins Gets ‘Mail Art’ Retrospective at Van Der Plas Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted May 18, 2022 at 5:08 am

Fresh off featuring his art in Ludlow Coffee Supply, the Van Der Plas Gallery of Orchard Street is now dedicating a full artist retrospective to the late Ed Higgins. Higgins, known as a pillar of the “Rivington School” movement in the 1980s Lower East Side, and for his unique “Mail Art,” died last December at […]

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For 7th Year Running, Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street this Weekend

Last modified May 13, 2022 at 12:06 pm

After a more subdued outing last year, the Greek Jewish Festival this spring is on the rebound, pulling out the stops. It returns on Sunday for another go-round. Founded by Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street seven years ago, the event celebrates the culture and traditions of the Greek Jewish community. Years past saw crowds […]

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Mural Planned for Facade of Apple Bank on Grand Street

Posted April 29, 2022 at 5:13 am

The confluence of Grand Street and East Broadway will soon receive some color with a new nature-themed mural. Fittingly, just one week removed from Earth Day. Indeed, a new artist installation aims to transform the drab walls of the local Apple Bank at 465 Grand Street. A collaboration between Elissa Levy, Vanessa Albury, and Virginia Inés […]

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P&T Knitwear Plans Memorial Day Bookstore Opening on Orchard Street

Posted April 22, 2022 at 5:09 am

P&T Knitwear, the latest bookstore to call the Lower East Side home, set its opening date for next month. Target launch is Memorial Day weekend. The new Orchard Street venture occupies 3,000-square-feet at the base of Hotel Indigo (nee Orchard Hell Building), and has been under construction since last fall. Upon debut, it will carry […]

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‘Chasing Andy Warhol’ on the Streets of the East Village

Last modified April 11, 2022 at 12:20 pm

Andy Warhol seems to be having a moment these days; although many would say that his moment never stopped. The Andy Warhol Diaries docuseries recently debuted on Netflix; the art exhibit “Andy Warhol: Revelation” is open at the Brooklyn Museum; a play about Warhol and Basquiat, “The Collaboration,” is currently happening at the Old Vic […]

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The Artist Adam Himebauch Gets Neighborhood Recognition

Posted April 1, 2022 at 5:07 am

Arguably one of the most popular and provocative visual and performative artists of his time that no one really talks about anymore. That’s how history recounts the story of your favorite artists’ favorite artist, Adam Himebauch aka Mr. Downtown.* A contemporary of Warhol in the 1960s, then flourishing straight through the decadent ‘90s, Himebauch rose […]

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The ACER Erasure from the New Museum

Posted March 29, 2022 at 5:02 am

For ACER, it’s erasure. The New Museum woke up last Wednesday morning to some new storefront flare on the Bowery, as first reported here. A roughly twelve-foot tag about five stories up, spelling ACER. It was a major coup for an anonymous, west coast street writer without any social media presence. (We are told the […]

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The Vandal who Tagged the New Museum in a Big Way

Posted March 24, 2022 at 5:00 am

The New Museum yesterday morning woke up to some new exterior decoration. Not a Hell Yes rainbow, rose, or Ghost Ship, but a gigantic tag across its midsection. A west coast-based graffiti writer, ACER, climbed the stacked blocks to paint the black-white-and-red tag six stories above the Bowery.

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P&T Knitwear is a New Chapter for Hell Square

Posted March 16, 2022 at 5:16 am

It’s a new chapter for Hell Square. P&T Knitwear, the latest bookstore to call the Lower East Side home, is on the precipice of opening. The new Orchard Street venture occupies 3,000-square-feet at the base of Hotel Indigo (nee Orchard Hell Building), and has been under construction since last fall. Upon debut, it will carry […]

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