Paintball Gun Graffiti Art [Video]
Posted on: July 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am by Elie
Is paintball graffiti art something that could gain traction here in New York City? Probably not, given people don’t take too kindly to dudes wearing masks and toting guns.
Nevertheless, this awesome little video sheds some light on the street art phenomenon. We watch a pair of artists painting murals of two pop-culture badasses – Johnny Knoxville and Dave Grohl – all at the expense of Mountain Dew UK. Just ignore the plug for a better viewing experience.
Sons of Essex is back in the national media spotlight … but for all the wrong reasons. It’s much ado about underage drinking. According to a dispatch in the Hollywood Reporter yesterday, Joaquin Phoenix and flame Allie Teilz, two decades his junior, were at the bar on December 10. It was the afterparty for the screening […]
Neighbors, pay heed. The cellar club at Louie & Chan is now officially operational. Public launch was last night. This new nightspot at 303 Broome Street is divided into two components – cocktail lounge and the303. The latter is a venue of sorts that will “host a customized lineup of International eclectic talent and performances […]
Glass cases are stocked and pizza boxes stacked. As of last night, 87 Allen (aka 277 Broome) is now officially the second outpost of Williamsburg Pizza. It’s currently in soft-open mode. This spinoff location – owned and operated by Hotel Chantelle proprietor Kyle O’Brien and Aaron McCann - had been in the works since last July […]
Former ‘Collective Hardware’ Building on the Bowery Amidst Residential Conversion and 2-Story Addition
While its neighbors continue to upscale and attract nightlife tenants, 169 Bowery remained boarded up and sealed. Basically, zero activity here since Collective Hardware was evicted by landlord Gordon Lau in February 2010. That whole mess resulted in a lawsuit which remains unresolved nearly three years after filing; Lau had appealed the judgment after Collective […]
The north-side intersection of Delancey and Clinton Streets is notorious for being a dangerous crossing point. Indeed, we all remember too well the loss of 13-year-old Dashane Santana in January 2012. That single event prompted the DOT to finally implement changes to the traffic pattern along this dangerous stretch. Let’s now take a quick trip […]
LES-based sketch comedy troupe Local Empire has a comical new bit on SantaCon. And to answer your question, there are no public handjobs in this clip. It’s a post-apocalyptic present in which there’s no longer space in Murray hell Hill for the drunken zombie Santas. This race of “sadistic, Santa-myth-ruining bastards” leave their home territory […]
Clocking in at three months, Holl New York definitely ranks as one of the quickest “quickie closures” in recent memory. Gabriel Holl’s trendy menswear shop debuted in mid-September, occupying Dedegumo’s former watch outpost at 188 Orchard Street. Ultimately, Holl didn’t survive the onset of the holiday season. The computer printout in the doorway notes that […]
NYCHA natives are getting restless in these, the final days of Bloomberg’s reign. Two weeks ago, State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern dismissed City Council’s lawsuit against the cash-strapped Housing Authority and its controversial infill plan, which proposes predominantly market rate housing on eight existing complexes. An apparent win for the outgoing administration. Meanwhile, grassroots retaliation continues to […]
The nine-year-old L’asso pizzeria on Kenmare Street (and Mott) is a gallery exhibit in itself. Since opening in 2004, its facade has become a revovling canvas for street artists. One of the newer murals onsite – painted by Bradley Theodore earlier this month – pits two fashion heavyweights head-to-head. With a skeletal twist. Here now. Karl […]
Until a couple weeks ago, not much had changed in the three years since the southeast corner of Delancey and Essex collapsed. It was believed at the time that the excessive weight of a delivery truck caused the hollow sidewalk to open wide, reaching deep into the subway station. The menacing hole outside the Olympic […]