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New Museum Block Party, Photo: Zack Sultan

New Museum Block Party is Tomorrow

Posted July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

‘Tis the season for block parties. The New Museum is throwing their annual creative bash tomorrow, and will, once again, hold it at the most realistic spot that isn’t the Bowery –  Sara D. Roosevelt Park. There are plenty of interactive projects and live performances scheduled to juice that inner creativity, including: LES3 – Discover the […]

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Overnight Intruder at Artifact Gallery on Orchard Sought a Job

Posted July 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

Here’s a weird one for ya. Cops arrested a man last Wednesday night after he was trapped inside Artifact on Orchard Street. The gallery had an opening show for Jon Aslak Fintland, and this “attendee” decided to hide out in the bathroom for a place to stay. The owner of Artifact explained via email: He […]

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Is This Parking Sign Less Confusing Than the Status Quo?

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

Nearly two years ago, the city first began swapping its stock of parking signage with something way simpler. Rollout has been slow downtown, though. The Lower East Side just started receiving within the last six months or so. But not everyone is on board with the new designs. Or any of the previous designs, for […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 14 Artists

Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:08 am

Pay your last respects to the “Heroines of the Lower East Side” on East First Street. Painted as part of the inaugural Lower East Side History month, these detailed portraits will soon be overwritten by yet another quarterly application of paint. The Centre-fuge public art project just announced cycle 14, set to commence on July […]

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Smart Crew Graffiti Group ‘Skytagging’ New York City This Summer

Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:09 am

If you stayed local the last two Saturdays, you may have noticed a familiar tag in the skies above New York City. The street art posse Smart Crew hired some aircraft to “skytag” the area. According to a recent tweet, it’ll happen each weekend until the end of summer. And what was the inspiration behind […]

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Garrett Wasserman’s ‘Lower East Side Story’ on Essex Street Attracts Hate

Posted July 10, 2014 at 9:10 am

Many in the neighborhood took offense to the hunky dory “Lower East Side Story” mural that street artist Garrett Wasserman (aka “People”) painted on Essex Street last month. Especially since he overwrote local Marty Mar’s piece (possibly by accident). Clayton Patterson, who lives right next door (for the time being), wrote that “For us, and […]

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Mark Panzarino’s Chalk Artwork is Apparently a Threat to Union Square

Posted July 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

Mark Panzarino is exonerated, yes, but the city still has a bone to pick with the Union Square chalk artist. We received an email from Panzarino regarding some real-time harassment at his usual stomping grounds earlier this week. Apparently the Park Supervisor Barbara Vaccaro mobilized a cleanup crew a second after polishing off this “Louis […]

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‘Geological Art’ Will Soon Sit at the North Entrance to Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted July 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Faux geological deposits are likely on the way to the head of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. A new public art proposal by Jarrod Beck called “Uplift” would have two replica tectonic plates installed at the top of the Houston-facing steps. Composed of recycled roofing shingles and salvaged wood, the temporary installation would redefine the path […]

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Nick Kuszyk Paints ‘Robot Art’ on Rag & Bone’s Wall

Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

With the Bowery graffiti wall boarded up and out of commission for the foreseeable future, Rag & Bone across the way certainly benefits. Its own curated canvas on the Elizabeth Street facade now stands alone in this space. Temporarily. And a new mural… Nick Kuszyk swooped in this week to erase and replace Boy Kong’s […]

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Artist Mark Panzarino Exonerated on Charges Related to Chalking the Grounds of Union Square

Posted July 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

Mid-May. Just a week after neighbors took to the streets to inscribe memories for Lower East Side History Month, an artist who creates sidewalk art with chalk was arrested for same. Mark Panzarino had been chalking images in his stomping grounds of Union Square when cops cuffed him. He was swiftly charged with creating graffiti and […]

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