Anti-Mitt Romney Wheat-Paste on the Lower East Side

Posted on: May 8th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Election season has officially begun on the streets of the Lower East Side, where graffiti artists are already starting to assert humorous political opinions. Take, for instance, this clever wheat-paste spotted on both the Germania Bank Building and the side of Arlene’s Grocery (and likely elsewhere in the neighborhood).

The adhesive combines the political talking point of Romney’s roof-bound dog (“Seamus”) in 1983 with National Lampoon’s Vacation (released the same year). Indeed, we see the Republican presidential hopeful driving the very station wagon Clark Griswold helmed (“Family Truckster“) with the family canine strapped up top with the luggage. The campaign message here from the street? “Vote Honky.”

You’ll also recall the scene in the film when Clark inadvertently drags a dog to its death. But since that video is disabled by YouTube, here’s a different one…

Recent Stories

100norfolk-sunday-work
Weekend Construction Continues at 100 Norfolk Without After-Hours Variance

Lawlessness seems to thrive these days at the corner of Norfolk and Delancey Streets. On one hand, you’ve got controversial landlord Samy Mahfar who is converting #102 to luxury and already exposed tenants to toxic levels of lead dust; right next door at #100 is the 12-story cantilevered condo project by Adam America which commissions […]

provident-loan-society-building
Demolition Likely for Provident Loan Society Building on East Houston; New Development on the Horizon

It’s truly unfortunate when you discover that a particular architectural treasure is not officially landmarked and is then demolished for luxury living. This trend is endemic of the Lower East Side lately, its very character endangered. And we’re probably losing another. The latest victim of the onslaught is allegedly the Provident Loan Society building at the […]

yonah-schimmel-outside
Rumor: A Century Later, Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes May Close Due to Rent Hike

Not even a month into 2015, and already the high-profile Lower East Side closures are stacking up. The greats are fading. Streit’s Matzo obviously comes to mind, with fifth-generation ownership moving production to its New Jersey facility after 90 years of operations on Rivington Street. That teary goodbye is planned post-Passover. As if that wasn’t […]

spura-lots-4_wm
Last Look at SPURA Lots Before Essex Crossing Changes Everything [PHOTOS]

Demolition for the Essex Crossing mega-project is slated to begin on Monday, forever changing the face of the Lower East Side and its heretofore low-level skyline. As previously reported, Site 2 at the corner of Essex and Delancey is the first parcel to receive knockdown treatment. The parking lot has already been cleared of vehicles, […]

ludlow-1995
Visiting the Funky Ludlow Street Landscape of 1995 [VIDEO]

Let’s take a stroll down Ludlow Street circa 1995… The following snippet of footage is a glimpse of Ludlow Street “on the corner of East Houston and Katz’s Delicatessen” as filmed by Corey Shaff (narrated by Ronnie DeMonarco). “Planet Ludlow,” as it’s called, is essentially a four-minute tour of the block and its stock of […]

  • gerryq

    “Vote Honky”? If I recall correctly 97% of blacks voted for Obama. It might not be entirely wise to suggest that a vote for Romney is racist…

    • LKLSPEEDY

      now you know politians in ny. can not pay thair taxes and still get elected year after year. go go ny. soon you will be broke than you want everyone else to give you money, wroongg