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KNOWLITA Illustrates Downtown Eateries with ‘Day In x Day Out’ Prints

Last modified April 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

KNOWLITA, the design company who brought us the Lower East Side in print form is rolling out a new depiction of the neighborhood. They’ve enlisted Massimo Mongiardo, a Brooklyn-based artist who has worked with the likes of Vans DQM and Momofuku, to draw our attention to food. Literally. The collection of illustrations, called Day In x […]

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Recap: ‘The $16 Burger Show’ with Clayton Patterson and Elsa Rensaa

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

As reported widely a few weeks ago, longtime Lower East Side archivist, artist, photographer (and Boogie contributer), Clayton Patterson has announced that he is leaving New York for a small village in the Austrian alps. But someone like Patterson obviously couldn’t leave town without throwing a party first. “The $16 Burger show,” a pop-up exhibit featuring […]

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Rag & Bone Taps Joe Hill for 3D Mural on Elizabeth Street Wall

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:05 am

After a brief wheat-paste flirtation with its own advertising, Rag & Bone has instead returned to murals at its East Houston store. It’s a canvas anew. This time around, the fancy-shmancy boutique tapped the talent of artist Joe Hill to create a 3D anamorphic street painting on the Elizabeth wall. The result is an eye-grabbing […]

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Centre-fuge to Present ‘Heroines of the Lower East Side’ as Part of Inaugural LES History Month

Posted April 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Centre-fuge just released information regarding the forthcoming mural to grace the mid-block DOT trailer on East First Street. Unlike previous installations, though, Cycle 13 will be a solo effort by project alumna Lexi Bella. She is the first artist to do so. Timed to coincide with the inaugural Lower East Side History Month (annually in […]

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In Which Biggie Stands Guard on Monroe Street

Last modified April 16, 2014 at 9:40 am

If you walk eastward on Monroe Street near the Manhattan Bridge, you’ll see it. A 22′ x 16′ banner billboard with an eye-grabbing photo of the Notorious B.I.G. with Twin Towers in the background. The image – shot by Chi Modu – was installed back in November as part of the ongoing “Uncategorized” street campaign […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Closes Clinton Street Studio

Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:05 am

Bang, bang. It looks to be over. Tattooist for the stars, the venerable Bang Bang (aka Keith McCurdy), appears to have shuttered his two-year-old studio at 26 Clinton Street. The security gates are mostly closed and locked these days, and the storefront menu box is empty. Phone calls go unanswered, and the outgoing message reveals nothing […]

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‘The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014′ Debuts at Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is hosting an exhibit with particular relevance to the current real estate ongoings on the LES. In the wake of SPURA and other controversial neighborhood developments, The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 sparks discussion of these matters and rallies the community through art and other visual provocation. It serves […]

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Have You Seen this Guy Taping Eclectic Artwork Around the Neighborhood?

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

Perhaps you’ve seen him post artwork around the streets of the Lower East Side. Dude throws up his scribbly artwork with masking tape, and just hangs out. It’s usually a quick show, and then the eclectic posters are removed. We’ve spotted the man in and around the Bowery, including the Chase Bank at East First […]

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Here Are the Urs Fischer Sculptures Inside the Old Chase Bank Branch on Delancey [PHOTOS]

Posted April 8, 2014 at 6:07 am

The former Chase Bank at 104 Delancey has been shuttered for two years. Now a derelict mess, you wouldn’t necessarily know to enter. And that “secret” cache is what Gagosian Gallery was probably after with its high-profile Urs Fischer sculpture installation. The month-long pop-up is right there for the taking, but most would be deterred […]

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City Lore Gallery Inaugurates New East Village Space with ‘Moving Murals’ Exhibit

Posted April 7, 2014 at 11:00 am

City Lore, a local organization that champions NYC’s grassroots cultures, has often been described as “New York City’s museum without walls.” This non-museum has now opened an actual gallery in the East Village, at 56 East First Street. The inaugural exhibit, “Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All-City Graffiti Archive” kicked off last week. […]

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