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‘Bowery Boys’ Web Comics Will be Released in Hardcover by Summertime

Posted April 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

Cory Levine’s successful online graphic novel depicting the Lower East Side of yesteryear is headed to the ol’ printing press. Yup, pretty soon enthusiasts can score a bound copy of the first five seasons of Bowery Boys. The web serial depicts antebellum New York; impassioned youth, street wars, and political corruption befitting of the times. “When we set out to create […]

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The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

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Tristan Eaton’s 4-Story Mural Mysteriously Vanishes from Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

That four-story Tristan Eaton mural above Allen Street – a co-branded effort with Guess commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project – mysteriously vanished overnight Tuesday. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in progress when, all of a sudden, the entire facade received a fresh coat of paint. Overwritten. However, outline […]

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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with AMUZE

Posted April 20, 2015 at 10:08 am

Time to check in on some local graffiti writers with our new “Uncapped” feature. Today let’s give a hearty Lower East Side welcome to Queens native, Amuze! BOWERY BOOGIE: Describe your ultimate mission. Amuze: As far as an ultimate mission…I got to be honest it’s more for personnel satisfaction…What I do is really for myself…if people […]

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Artist Tristan Eaton is Painting a Four-Story Mural on Allen Street

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s not just the Bowery graffiti wall that received attention this past weekend… The Little Italy Street Art Project is again crossing the Bowery into the Lower East Side for a larger-than-life mural. This time around they’ve tapped the creative services of street artist Tristan Eaton. And what better place than the wall flanking one of […]

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Here is the Ron English ‘All American Temper Tot’ on the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

That was quick. The Bowery graffiti wall is already sheathed in its new mural. In a matter of hours yesterday, artist Ron English rolled on his wheat-paste creation to the year-long-stagnating wall at the corner of East Houston. It’s called the “All American Temper Tot,” and features the hulkish green baby (i.e. the Temper Tot) […]

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After a Year of Inactivity, Ron English is the Next Artist to Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

The mobile boom was rolled into place beside the freshly-constructed Bowery graffiti wall early yesterday morning. In covering this slab for years, this is the surest signal that a change of the guard is in the cards. Indeed, the next entrant is already at bat to paint a mural here. Acclaimed street artist Ron English has […]

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New and Improved Graffiti Wall Unveiled on the Bowery

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

There she is – the newly constructed Bowery Graffiti Wall, having shed its pesky plywood perimeter yesterday afternoon. A clean slate. Workers spent the last few months perfecting the high-profile, one-story canvas and installing the proper paneling. From our vantage point, it appears that replacement is a smidgen taller than its predecessor. And it looks […]

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Judith Malina, Living Theater Founder, Dies at 88

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:15 am

Judith Malina, co-founder of the groundbreaking Living Theater, died on Friday morning in her Englewood, New Jersey home. Cause of death was attributed to lung cancer from years of smoking. She was 88. The New York Times has a robust obituary on Malina, but we’ll republish a few tidbits here… But [Malina] steered a far […]

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FAB’s 9th Annual Spring ‘Load OUT!’ is Tomorrow

Posted April 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

It’s time for the 9th annual Load OUT!, a creative gathering centered around donated sets, costumes, props and office equipment, for the purpose of repurposing. Presented by FABnyc, and hosted by Rod Rodgers Dance Company and Duo Multicultural Arts Center, the event reaches out to arts and cultural groups, non-profits, and community members, encouraging them to participate in […]

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