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Recap: Hanksy Transforms Chase Bank for ‘Best of the Worst’

Posted March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am

For one night, the former Chase Bank on Delancey was an (alternative) art industry hotspot. Pun master Hanksy transformed the 12,000 square-foot commercial space into a carnival-esque show dubbed “Best of the Worst.” To use the word gallery as description would be a misnomer. Indeed, the soirée felt more like a high school rec-room party, […]

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Prelude to Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ on Delancey Street

Posted March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hanksy and friends are almost finished transforming the spartan bank space at 104 Delancey into another funhouse for the “Best of the Worst” show. You wouldn’t even know that a Chase branch once operated in this spot. The whitebox nature of the space is redesigned, albeit temporarily. Promising to deliver a vibe akin to the […]

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Local Youth Envision a World with the Lowline Below Delancey Street

Posted March 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

More than three years since the grand announcement, the $55 million Lowline initiative continues its push into the community, be it with grassroots events like gallery shows or ritzy galas for gold. Money keeps rolling in, and with the unstoppable tidal wave of Essex Crossing, the upscale underground park beneath Delancey Street seemingly has a […]

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‘Launch F18′ Gallery Takes Flight at 94 Allen Street

Last modified March 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

Those who thought the so-called “museum block” of Orchard Street would obtain another liquor license can rest easy. It’s not happening anymore. You’ll recall that last year, the duo behind Contra (Jeremiah Stone, Fabian von Hauske) had scored approval from Community Board 3 to open a new “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. The […]

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100 Gates Project Holds Open Call for Artists; Painting Begins Next Month

Posted March 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s open season. Skater Billy Rohan is currently fielding creatives to participate in the nascent “100 Gates Project.” Artists who are interested are encouraged to sign up (via their website) during this open call period. Painting is slated to commence sometime next month. Goal of the 100 Gates Project, co-founded by Rohan and artist Jessica […]

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Hanksy Riffs on Robert Frost with ‘Bold’ Piece on the Streit’s Matzo Factory

Last modified March 18, 2015 at 11:22 am

Pony Boy himself might have chuckled had his narrative crossed the intersection of Suffolk and Rivington Streets. Prolific pun-master Hanksy added his two cents to the famous Robert Frost poem. “Nothing bold can stay” is now scrawled across the western exposure of the Streit’s Matzo factory in large lettering. The paint job happened sometime yesterday […]

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Warning of Global Warming on Ludlow Street

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

“Warming,” the yellow awning announces at 38 Ludlow Street. Just in time for more springlike weather. But closer inspection reveals that it’s part of a new public exhibit by linguistics-inspired artist Kay Rosen. The canopy is commentary on the effects of global warming. Namely, a warning, the word for which is also spelled by removing […]

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Your Chance to See R.L. Stine is Sunday at Dixon Place for ‘Spine Out’

Posted March 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

Hot on the heels of the New York screening of It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story, Dixon Place is hosting another event – same day – but of the novel variety. To officially kickoff the New York Teen Author Festival, “Spine Out” is a gathering of renowned young adult novelists who will pour out their craft verbally, through essays drawing on personal life […]

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Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery is Cleansed, No Longer a Graffiti Mecca

Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Let the cleansing of 190 Bowery begin. Given that moving trucks park curbside to collect a lifetime of personal belongings from the Maisel family each day, it was only a matter of time before cleanup crews were dispatched to the Germania Bank Building. And that’s precisely what happened yesterday afternoon. Most of the caked-on layers […]

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Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ to Take Over Delancey Street on March 28

Last modified March 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Street artist Hanksy is going big; possibly further than the “Surplus Candy” show last year in an Alphabet City tenement. This time around, the pop culture satirist is transforming the former Chase bank on Delancey into another funhouse of sorts. “Best of the Worst” is the result, a two-day art event exhibiting a “slew of street art […]

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