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Uncapped: DG Through the Eyes of ELO

Posted October 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

We are changing gears this week. Still graff, but from a very different perspective. Uncapped readers, welcome ELO. She has offered us her version of DG’s beginning in graff and their life together. From her heart to your eyes. Get your tissues ready. For real. BOWERY BOOGIE: ELO, thank you for joining us. As best you can, tell us […]

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Essex Dollar Plus is Out of Business After 4 Years in Gotham Court

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:18 am

It would appear that Gotham Court is cleaning house. Some five months after Hubb NYC purchased the frat complex for $29.1 million, one of its more reliable retail tenants vanished. The no-frills Essex Dollar Plus officially called it quits last week after four years in business. The store space at 149 Essex has since been stripped […]

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Kevin Lyons Paints Kooky Monster Mural for Rag & Bone

Last modified October 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

The season turns, and with it the artwork on display at the Rag & Bone outpost just off the Bowery. Buff Monster’s prior output has been, well, buffed and a new artist in step to fill the void. Expounding on the overall monster-on-canvas theme – in time for Halloween, of course – graphic designer Kevin […]

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Rhone Apparel Opening Pop-Up Shop for its ‘Activewear’ Brand on Lafayette Street

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

With the funky Bess boutique gone from SoHo, a replacement is found. A temporary one, at that. It took seven months, but there is now life anew at 298 Lafayette Street. Window wrapping on premise announces the imminent opening of a new temporary shop from Rhone Apparel. The brand specializes in athletic gear such as […]

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Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel Surpasses the Old Avalon Chrystie, Sports New Windows

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

In just four months’ time, Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel handily muscled its way into the Lower East Side skyline. When we last caught up with this development, the superstructure had only reached a paltry two stories. As of this week, however, the new shadow-casting giant just surpassed the fourteen-story height of its immediate neighbor. It’s at […]

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HBO Wants to Film Scorsese/Jagger Series ‘Vinyl’ in Your Living Room

Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

If you live in the vicinity of 253 East Houston (at Suffolk), now is your chance to have your abode on the small screen. HBO sent its scouts to the Lower East Side this week with the goal of finding apartments for its highly-anticipated music series, Vinyl. The crew is specifically looking for an “apartment with […]

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The Sunshine Cinema Dedicates Marquee to Its Fallen Comrade

Posted October 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

The Sunshine Cinema marquee remains in a state of mourning. For the last couple months, a memorial message has taken the place of movie titles playing inside. The lettering reads simply, “Rest in Peace Russell Tovig.” We are told that Russell Tovig was a beloved member of the Landmark Theaters team. Having functioned as longtime maintenance […]

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DelShah Repositions 130 Orchard Street as ‘The Beckenstein’ After $28M Purchase

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

The address 130 Orchard Street doesn’t exist anymore. At least not in the eyes of brokers hell-bent on selling all corners of the Lower East Side to the highest bidder. It’s now forever known as the predictable, The Beckenstein, an obvious homage to its roots as a textile factory. (Unclear if permission was obtained from […]

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Centre-fuge Cycle 17, June 2015

Centre-fuge Announces Cycle 18 Artists, Extended Indefinitely

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:12 am

Centre-fuge is striking while the proverbial iron is hot. The acclaimed public art project released the roster for its eighteenth cycle this week, mere days after coordinating new murals on the fence at First Street Green. Artists participating in Cycle 18 include Jet, Andy Golub, Below Key, Zero Productivity, Leon Rainbow, Rez Shoalin and a collaboration between […]

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