Ukraine War

Lower East Side Lenin Gets Sunflowers in Support of Ukraine

Posted April 13, 2022 at 5:01 am

The Lenin statue atop a Lower East Side tenement continues to support Ukraine. With arm outstretched, the 13-foot bronze relief now holds a bouquet of sunflowers, presumably another message of support for Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion. It’s not the first time in recent weeks that Vladimir Lenin held flowers, either. That’s […]

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Arcade Fire Surprised Bowery Ballroom for Ukraine Benefit, then Headed to the Subway

Posted March 22, 2022 at 5:03 am

It was a weekend bookended by Arcade Fire. The band performed three surprise benefit shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at the Bowery Ballroom. Both were for the benefit of the Ukraine Relief Fund, but also notable as the first time Arcade Fire played the seminal Lower East Side venue since the 2004 release of […]

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Infamous LES Lenin Statue Covered in Ukrainian Colors

Posted March 7, 2022 at 5:05 am

A local symbol of Red Square, now bathed in yellow and blue. The Ukrainian flag. Seeing the statue of Vladimir Lenin, long a skyline feature along East Houston Street, donning the colors is no doubt a statement of solidarity with the Ukrainians. For the last several days, two-toned spotlights have projected the flag onto the […]

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