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Chelsea’s CRG Gallery is Moving to Chrystie Street Next Fall

Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s a total cliche at this point. Small Chelsea gallery wooed by the Lower East Side packs up the showroom and moves. This narrative has been repeated time and again the last decade. The latest art house to hop onto this proverbial bandwagon – CRG Gallery. CRG Gallery will soon reopen in 195 Chrystie Street. […]

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This Lower East Side Photographer Spent a Year Chronicling Local Can Collectors

Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:15 am

Roughly nine years ago, we stumbled upon two elderly Chinese women reduced to fisticuffs while fighting over a can of refuse outside 88 Orchard Street. The two bottle collectors were battling over the rights to the cash-refundable contents within the trash. After the scuffle was broken up, both left the scene as if nothing happened. From that […]

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The New Museum’s Biennial ‘Ideas City Festival’ Begins Tomorrow

Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

The New Museum is once again bringing the biennial IDEAS CITY Festival back to the Bowery. This time the theme is “The Invisible City,” in which the festival will explore hot topics such as surveillance, citizenship, expression and suppression, and the basic, never-ending desire to be seen in the city. It’s a way of paying tribute to Italo Calvino’s […]

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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with Alski, King of Corona

Last modified May 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

  Welcome to Uncapped! This week we welcome Alski from Queens.  This interview is short and sweet ’cause Alski has a whole podcast series that you need to check out after reading this. Thank you for joining us, brother. Let’s get it in. BOWERY BOOGIE: Would you consider yourself Veteran or Rookie? Legend or legend in […]

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Street Artist GILF Notes the “Gentrification in Progress” at 190 Bowery

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:08 am

Street artist GILF returned to the Lower East Side in the overnight hours to provide some illicit commentary to the iconic Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. For a brief period, the staircase was condoned off with her token “Gentrification in Progress” tape. Her goal with the exhibition is a discussion of the “rising rent […]

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‘Rivington Wall’ Mural Programming Christened by the Bowery

Posted May 22, 2015 at 5:20 am

The wallspace beside the On Stellar Rays gallery is officially its own exhibition space. What began with a mural by RETNA one year ago is now a fully-fledged project with a revolving door of art programming. It’s called the “Rivington Wall,” courtesy of Parasol Projects. Artwork is scheduled to change every four to six weeks. […]

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You Must See Penny Arcade’s ‘Longing Lasts Longer’

Last modified May 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

I’m just going to jump right into it. You have to go see Penny Arcade’s LONGING LASTS LONGER at Joe’s Pub. I went this past Monday night, and I really want to share it with all of you awesome people because I know that you would have as much fun as I did. Plus, considering […]

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London Kaye Brings RHCP’s Flea to The Lower East Side

Last modified May 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm

There’s another yarn bomber rocking the Lower East Side. Part Olek, part HOTTEA, fellow New Yorker London Kaye is adorning the outdoor surfaces of the city with her clever crocheting. One of her more recent pieces depicts a cartoonish Michael Peter Balzary, or, as most of the world know him – Flea. That’s right, the Red Hot Chili […]

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Uncapped: Making Murals with ZESO

Last modified May 21, 2015 at 10:51 am

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. […]

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‘Solivagant’ Carves Out Tiny Gallery Space at 53 Orchard Street

Posted May 19, 2015 at 10:18 am

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 […]

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