Clayton Patterson

Graffiti Writer Duke 9 on Pentagrams, Gentrification and 1980s East Village [INTERVIEW]

Last modified March 15, 2022 at 10:48 am

What’s up Boogie Readers! You might recall our deep dive into the squats of yesteryear some time ago. You can catch up here for good measure. When you’re done, Boogie contributor, Freddy Alva, rejoins us to interview Duke 9 about Pentagrams versus Gentrification in 1980’s East Village. (All photos courtesy of DUKE 9 except where […]

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Essex Market Juicery ‘Squeezes’ into East Village

Posted March 14, 2022 at 5:04 am

Essex Squeeze is expanding into the East Village after two years of incubation in the Essex Street Market. The juice bar, founded by two childhood friends from the Lower East Side (Cedric Hernandez and Charles DeLaCruz) in July 2020, just opened a dedicated brick-and-mortar space on East 5th Street, off Second Avenue. The spot previously […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At the Black History Bowl

Posted March 9, 2022 at 5:13 am

In this return to Clayton’s Corner, the neighborhood documentarian visited the second annual Black History Bowl on the Lower East Side last week. Conceived in 2021 as a celebration both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, the event is a day of football and outdoor activity at the Baruch Playground. Newly elected Councilmember Chris […]

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Thirty Years Around the Block: The Story Behind the Clayton Patterson x Supreme Collaboration

Posted May 11, 2021 at 5:13 am

Neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson has a new collaboration out now with Supreme. The question is, how did I connect with Supreme? It is a story that took about thirty years to get around the block. Just about all of the connections were through the streets of the Lower East Side. Here is how it happened; […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Shine a Light on the Dark

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:06 am

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, nights are especially dark on the streets of the Lower East Side. Fewer businesses, less activity, less overall light. In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, the neighborhood documentarian shines a light on the darkness.

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Clayton’s Corner: Uber in the Crossfire on Allen Street

Posted March 29, 2021 at 5:08 am

In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson sent along these image of an Uber driver whose car was incinerated in a curbside garbage fire on Allen Street, near Stanton. The fire department suggested that an errant cigarette butt may have sparked the fire that consumed the car. And with a noticeable uptick […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Fences, Falls, and Flips [PHOTOS]

Posted March 12, 2021 at 5:12 am

It was a week of action on the streets of the Lower East Side. Here is a visual taste through the lens of Clayton Patterson for this installment of Clayton’s Corner. A man reportedly fell from a window of 81 Ludlow Street at around 8:30pm Tuesday night. More than a dozen emergency personnel responded to […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Martha Cooper to Middle Collegiate

Posted March 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

Clayton Patterson sent his latest dispatch of imagery from his recent neighborhood walkabouts. The latest Clayton’s Corner is here. Legendary graffiti photographer, Martha Cooper, standing beside a payphone in Astor Place that features one of her iconic images. NY PopsUp spent last weekend at the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. It drew crowds […]

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Uncapped: In Conversation with Clayton Patterson and Cochise

Posted February 26, 2021 at 5:08 am

Oh hey, Boogie Faithful, it’s your favorite historian here announcing our new graf-related podcast. We’ve done a few episodes, literally, and for the latest, Clayton Patterson has come out of his Boogie corner. We chatted, we laughed, we discussed some esoteric, anecdotal and priceless Lower East Side history. Local native and artist Jose “Cochise” Quiles also […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bullets, Vaccines, and Fridges

Posted February 19, 2021 at 5:10 am

And we’re back with another installment of Clayton’s Corner, in which neighborhood photographer Clayton Patterson shares his sightings. On Tuesday, an unidentified 75-year-old woman had been standing near the corner of Delancey Street shortly before 12:30pm. She reportedly heard four or five shots, then felt the pain. One of the discharged bullets hit her buttocks… […]

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