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Jim ‘Mosaic Man’ Power Suffered Head Injury from Scooter Accident Last Week

Posted March 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

  Jim “Mosaic Man” Power is on the mend after a scary accident last week. The disabled local artisan was on his mobility scooter when it flipped. He banged his head pretty badly and wound up in the hospital. “It was pretty frozen outside and I went to get out of the scooter,” Power notes. Apparently […]

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2nd Annual Lower East Side History Month is Announced for May

Posted February 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

After a successful maiden voyage last year, the Lower East Side History Month is set to return this May. As before, the goal is to unite a swath of local businesses and organizations in celebrating the neighborhood’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. This year will be anchored by three themes: “LES Heroines,” “Activism and Anarchy in the Lower […]

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Champagne Progeny Taittinger Opening Art Gallery at the Former Living Room on Ludlow

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

The old Living Room is now an art room. Indeed, identity of the gallery replacement at 154 Ludlow Street is now public. Having been vacant for some two years, the ground level will soon welcome Richard Taittinger Gallery. Plywood shed and its curbside dumpster remain in place for the time being, though. According to the […]

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Centre-fuge Artists Decorate Containers and Cement Blocks Along Battered East Houston Street

Posted February 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

Leave it to the Centre-fuge Public Art Project to help soften the onslaught of construction materials along East Houston Street. While the never-ending roadwork continues to plague the area – especially between Eldridge and Orchard – the arts group has taken to decorating some of the larger equipment stored curbside. For the last few weeks, […]

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Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Mural Replaces Taylor Swift at La Petite Mort on Orchard Street

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:08 am

Taylor Swift has been dethroned as ambassador of New York City. At least according to the 90s nostalgia boutique La Petite Mort. You’ll recall that the Orchard Street store of vintage had tasked graffiti art luminary Chico to paint a mural of opposition on its grate. It’s since been erased and replaced with something a […]

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Manny Cantor Center Hosting an Exhibit Surveying the ‘Working Artists on the Lower East Side’

Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:18 am

  With so many rapid real estate changes and drunken noise wars being fought on LES turf, it’s easy to back burner the cool things that are coming out of the neighborhood. This is one of them, and apropos of these times that are a-changin’. Ernest Rubenstein and Jewish Communal Galleries at the Manny Cantor Center is hosting […]

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LES Artist’s ‘Indistinctive Conversations’ Ends Its Run on Friday

Last modified February 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

For the last couple months, the art and photography of local Lower East Side artist Seth Wandersman has been on display in Times Square. The show – “Indistinctive Conversations” – debuted in December at the gallery within the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street). In his own words, Wandersman explains the […]

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‘Knights of Gondor Do Not Turn Their Backs’ on Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station

Posted February 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

This is what happens when you cross the MTA with Lord of the Rings. It’s called PuckTalk, pithy parody signs that mix elements of the fantasy story with the reality of the city subway system. We spotted this sign in the Broadway-Lafayette station. Under no circumstances should Knights of Gondor turn their backs! Ever. Especially […]

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James Fuentes’ Newly Expanded Gallery on Delancey is a Graffiti Magnet

Posted February 6, 2015 at 5:19 am

Delancey Street is an unlikely place for galleries. It’s loud, polluted, and known more for utilitarian business. Tell that to James Fuentes. His eponymous gallery just doubled in size shortly before the new year. Its re-inauguration transpired back in November when the sidewalk shed was carted away. Sheathed in ten-plus feet of faux-brick, the new […]

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Why this FDNY Call Box on the Bowery is Now Painted Fluorescent Red

Posted February 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the last old-school FDNY call boxes on the Bowery is now part of an art installation. Stroll over to the corner of Rivington Street; this ornate piece of street furniture (a sculpture, really) is freshly coated with eye-grabbing fluorescent red. We are told that the Two Rams Gallery across the street had previously secured […]

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