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Clayton’s Corner: Zito and the Hot Seat of Orchard Street

Posted December 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

Earlier this month, Antony Zito wrapped his residency at the Mark Miller Gallery at 92 Orchard Street. He spent the month painting portraits of walk-in customers on found sundries, a throwback to his days on Ludlow Street in the early aughts. The exhibit was dubbed “Displacement – Antony Zito – Then and Now,” and focused on […]

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Spiritual America Boutique Quits 5 Rivington Street

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:35 am

Spiritual America followed its Lower East Side address-mate Cutie Room into the dark oblivion, having closed up shop last week. Last month was its three-year anniversay at 5 Rivington Street; this month is a bit less celebratory. The women’s boutique shuttered without much announcement to the neighborhood. Its window leafing – somewhat scraped off – […]

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Workers Are Assembling the New Bowery Graffiti Wall Encasement

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:32 am

The oft-photographed, paint-covered concrete slab at Bowery and East Houston – colloquially referred to as the “graffiti wall” – is going into hiding again. Os Gemeos’ mural from 2009 had been exposed for about a month earlier this fall, essentially as a reminder that art still existed here during construction activities next door. Workers have […]

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Two Bridges ‘NeighborFood’ Grocery Guide Launches on Digital Platforms

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:30 am

With Pathmark deep in the rearview mirror and a grocery replacement on Cherry Street in the distant future, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council continues its valiant efforts to ensure residents retain access to affordable food options. Pathmark was a dump, but one that offered a significant convenience factor to the mass of humanity in the immediate […]

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Plainclothes Officer Who Punched a Lower East Side Teen During Arrest is Suspended

Posted December 20, 2014 at 9:15 am

An arrest on East Broadway last Monday made national headlines when a plainclothes officer was seen punching a teenage perp while already subdued. The incident was caught on camera and stirred up a raft of controversy, especially given the tense climate in the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases (or lack thereof). […]

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Revisiting Rachel Amodeo’s East Village Classic ‘What About Me’ [INTERVIEW]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

I don’t know about you, but every time I find out about a movie that was filmed in the East Village circa NOT present day, I get super excited. I revel in the unique gritty history, and how the streets were not littered with a Starbucks and ::insert generic Bank name here:: every other step. That’s […]

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The Daily Show Does a Bit on SantaCon, Interviews Organizer ‘Costume Jim’ [VIDEO]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

Last night, five whole days after SantaCon blew through New York City, the The Daily Show decided to air a quick treatment of the event. As you would imagine, the segment exposes the shitshow that happens each year. Most interesting, though, is watching the footage after learning about Costume Jim Glaser and his ties to […]

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New Grand Street Avant Garde Gallery Doubles as ‘Luxury Vape Lounge’

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Grenco Science pop-up vaporizer joint isn’t the only such retail action happening this weekend. Remember that gallery we told you about last month at 319 Grand Street? Well, Avant Garde by MMC, as it’s now known, itself doubles as a “luxury vape lounge.” In fact, its tagline is “where vape meets art.” The grand […]

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Artist Rad Roubeni Hosting a Month-Long Gallery Show Inside Former Chase Bank on Delancey

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:38 am

So it looks like the old Chase bank branch at 104 Delancey Street has morphed into a pseudo gallery space, albeit a temporary one. At least until the landlord can find a suitable tenant willing to foot the bill. We saw workers cleaning up the other night for a similar event. After two years of […]

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