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Photographer Brian Rose Takes us to New York City Through the Lens of the Twin Towers [INTERVIEW]

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Photo: Brian Rose Two years ago we connected with photographer Brian Rose about his latest publication, Metamorphosis, which depicted a 30 year then-and-now of the Meatpacking District. His latest endeavor, and third in this photobook trilogy, touches upon New York City through the eyes of the Twin Towers. The imagery is compelling and tells the story of preserved moments in time, […]

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Hope and Empowerment Explored with ICP-Bowery Mission Collaborative

Posted December 6, 2016 at 5:14 am

The International Center of Photography is extending its reach down the Bowery. With its base of operations open just over five months, the institution is already weaving into the fabric of the neighborhood by way of collaborations. The latest being with the Bowery Mission. Several Bowery Mission community members and staff recently went on a “Guided Tour of […]

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‘Fat Free Art’ Gallery Announced for Allen Street with Tats Cru Mural

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

It wouldn’t be the Lower East Side without another “gritty” showroom dedicated to street art. The latest entrant in this category is Fat Free Art, a spartant space that recently signed on to 102 Allen Street, formerly Center Space Gallery. Fat Free Art will christen the 950 square-foot ground floor on December 9 with a solo […]

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Dedication of Restored ‘Mosaic Trail’ Light Poles in Astor Place Delayed Until Thursday

Posted November 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

For Jim Power, the culmination of his fight to keep his accomplished “Mosaic Trail” passing through Astor Place will have to wait a couple more days. Inclement weather today and tomorrow forced the Village Alliance business improvement district to postpone the dedication ceremony until Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm. Yet another hurdle that proves it wasn’t an […]

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London’s ‘Seventeen’ Gallery is Born on the Bowery

Posted November 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Seventeen inaugurates its new Bowery showroom tomorrow. Headquartered at 314 Bowery, this Lower East Side outpost is a first for the London-based gallery, which now has an anchor along the trendy thoroughfare. Its first exhibit is a show called “Lies,” featuring the artwork of Marianna Simnett. According to the official website, Seventeen is a “Modern gallery […]

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Abrons Art Center Showcasing Artwork by LGBTQ Prisoners ‘On the Inside’

Posted November 21, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Abrons Arts Center is hosting a unique exhibit this month. “ON THE INSIDE” showcases work created by LGBTQ artists who are currently incarcerated. Created by singer and filmmaker Tatiana von Furstenberg, in collaboration with Black and Pink, the art expounds on humanity, identity, and spirituality, and share the stories of those who have been made […]

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Seven ‘Mosaic Trail’ Light Poles Reinstated Around the Reconfigured Astor Place

Posted November 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Last week was a busy one in the reconfigured (nay, sanitized) Astor Place. The pedestrian plaza is officially “reopened” after two years under the knife, and the Alamo Cube is again spinning. The final component to complete the trifecta – Jim Power’s Mosaic Trail light poles – is also in place. Seven of the Mosaic […]

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These Spray-Painted Subway Train Light Fixtures are on Display at ‘Tunnel Lights’ Exhibit Tonight

Posted November 11, 2016 at 9:33 am

We have a little rounding up to do since our graff baby Uncapped: Beneath the Paint series has blossomed into a movement. Hosting shows that The Source magazine covered. Twice. Writing for international websites, curating events, etc. We are kind of a big deal. Can I say that about us? Yeah, why not. Later tonight, Bowery […]

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While Votes Were Counted, Cash4 and SMELLS Hosted a Bowery Blowout

Posted November 10, 2016 at 9:33 am

Neighborhood photographer Nick McManus sent us the following dispatch about the collaborative CASH4 SMELLS Mock the Vote event on the Bowery during Election night. The appropriately timed CASH4 SMELLS Mock the Vote art exhibition was packed with many of LES’s artists and scenesters that wouldn’t have been watching the election anyway. The high point came […]

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In Reverse Trend, LES Gallery Relocates to Chelsea

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:14 am

In a city where galleries relocate from Chelsea to the Lower East Side by the truck-full, it’s not often these days to see the reverse. After all, that’s been the trend for the better part of the last decade. Yet, for the Castor Gallery, the opposite is true The two-year-old gallery announced its departure from […]

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