Hanksy Pieces Dismantled

Posted on: February 24th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

The street struggle between business and graffiti continues to rage over at the corner of Rivington and Chrystie Streets. Indeed, Kleen Stik isn’t the only neighborhood establishment with a ginormous target on its proverbial back.

Mikco Building Material has been fighting the uphill battle ever since Hanksy arrived on the Lower East Side scene last year. It seems to be a favorite spot. Each time a new mashup is unveiled here, it’s quickly beaten to submission. Such was the fate of the Ted Dancin’ wheat-paste which also carried our double-b logo. Said Boogie tipster Joshua Geyer, “They [Mikco] weren’t too happy when I told them they should leave it.”

Meanwhile, the Ryan Gosling piece on Ludlow didn’t fare any better. That thing was slashed a day after its placement, and is now completely removed.

The sole holdout is the Bill Cosby piece down at the bottom of Orchard Street.

Recent Stories

hanksy-delancey-11_wm
Recap: Hanksy Transforms Chase Bank for ‘Best of the Worst’

For one night, the former Chase Bank on Delancey was an (alternative) art industry hotspot. Pun master Hanksy transformed the 12,000 square-foot commercial space into a carnival-esque show dubbed “Best of the Worst.” To use the word gallery as description would be a misnomer. Indeed, the soirée felt more like a high school rec-room party, […]

22spring-mahfar
Samy Mahfar was Issued Violations for Illegal ‘Gas Tapping’ at 22 Spring Street

Of all the SMA Equities properties netting negative news lately, 22 Spring Street hasn’t even appeared as a blip on the proverbial radar. Until now, at least. The Little Italy tenement (near Elizabeth) is a recent acquisition, purchased by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar in October of last year for $8.5 million. It’s the same old […]

Igor Sikorsky, Photo: Wikipedia
Today in LES History: Helicopter Pioneer Igor Sikorsky Immigrates to the Neighborhood

On this day in… 1919 – 30-year old, Russian-born aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky immigrated to the Lower East Side, where he taught fellow émigrés mathematics. Sikorsky designed the world’s first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft and the first airliner, as well as America’s first practical helicopter, utilizing a rotor configuration design still used today. Today in LES […]

ace-hotel-bowery-2
Ace Hotel Hit with Stop-Work Order for Conversion at 225 Bowery

Let the renovations begin. Onsite work is intensifying at 223-225 Bowery where demolition contractors have been busy carting out debris amidst conversion to an Ace Hotel. This interior gut job of late is also joined by the hoisting of materials via flatbed cranes. As part of the new Ace Hotel project, property owners Omnia Group and […]

Photo courtesy of Enz's
How You Can Help Mariann Marlowe Rebuild Enz’s Rockabilly Store in the Wake of the 2nd Avenue Explosion

We are all still reeling from last Thursday’s gas explosion in the East Village, which destroyed three buildings and devastated the neighborhood. Many favorite businesses are no longer there, and those still standing are trying their best to keep it that way. Enz’s Rockabilly store at 125 Second Avenue is located right next door to […]

  • David

    Mikco sold it on e.bay.