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Base of Shepard Fairey Mural Mangled
Posted on: June 25th, 2010 at 6:27 am by Elie
Time for another weekly progress report on the graffiti wall. Nearly two months to the day after Shepard Fairey unveiled his mural at the corner of Bowery and East Houston, its base is completely mangled.
It’s not just small kick-holes anymore. Instead, whole panels are now chewed out, once again reviving the colorful Os Gemeos.
The long arm of gentrification and its army of boutique hotels and lux living is quietly squeezing another longtime Lower East Side tradition. That of the “Free Store” on the northern fringe of Ludlow Street. Thirty-seven-year Ludlow resident and self-proclaimed “environmental scavenger” Vicki Rovere has been running the show for a decade, constantly hauling suitcases […]
Earlier this month – about a week after tenants filed a harassment lawsuit against Paul Galasso – the controversial new landlord of 43 Essex was slapped with a full stop-work order. According to department of Buildings records, the compulsory halt in activity is due to illegal construction, namely un-permitted plumbing and electrical work. And on […]
Hailing from France, but now residing in Brooklyn, we welcome ZESO to our nascent Uncapped series highlighting graffiti writers. BOWERY BOOGIE: Tell us the story behind your name? ZESO: It came together when I chose my favorite letters with the idea of creating an original and unique name. That is an interesting thing about graffiti. […]
At Boogie, we spend our fair share of time sifting through real estate listings for all manner of properties and businesses. Both on Craigslist and legit realtor sites, the broker babble employed is generally the same. So we decided to create a brief guide to help readers better understand the oft-utilized, and always-maddening lingo. Herewith, […]
The Genesis Bridal Shop, a local stalwart on the block since 1983, officially departed 97 Clinton Street last week. As you might guess, the family-owned store succumbed to the escalating real estate pressures plaguing so much of the neighborhood these days. The landlord jacked the rent to more than double the current amount, making it […]
Supergroup might be hyperbole when talking about Diamond Rugs, but this outfit is a veritable melting pot of fringe rock from the last decade. The band mixes veteran personnel from Deer Tick (John McCauley & Robbie Crowell), Black Lips (Ian St. Pé), Dead Confederate (T. Hardy Morris), Los Lobos (Steve Berlin), and Six Finger Satellite […]
Call Axl Rose; the Spaghetti Incident is just days from happening at 231 Eldridge Street. We are told that the newcomer – in the works since November – opens to the public this weekend after a short period of friends-and-family gatherings. Emanuele Attala, the chef-owner of Malatesta and its sister restaurant Malaparte, just joined forces […]
The mid-section of Lafayette Street is apparently in transition. Three particular stores on the one block between Prince and Spring are undergoing a retail shift. Of particular note is Bicycle Habitat. The 27-year-old SoHo store is operating on an extension and currently negotiating a long-term lease in order to stay at its longtime HQ (244 […]
Mama Spa on Allen is on its way out. Just before its sixth anniversary on the Lower East Side, an oasis of calm is on the chopping block. The Mama Spa at 141 Allen Street is throwing in the towel, it seems. For the better part of the last year, a broker has been listing the […]
The de facto Lower East Side gallery district that is Orchard Street has a unique addition to its ranks. (Diminishing returns, anybody?) As of this week, there is now a tiny exhibition window carved out of the Chinese restaurant supply business at 53 Orchard. The approximate dozen-square-foot “window dressing” is the achievement of Solivagant, an […]