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Clayton’s Corner: World War 3 and Chalkboard Tees

Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

  This week’s installment of Clayton’s Corner… World War 3 Illustrated book release party at Blue Stockings – original editors Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, who started the magazine in 1980 … WW3 illustrator Mac McGill, an ACKER Award recipient… …Art show at Chalkboard T-Shirt pop-up store on Lafayette Street. Street artist Gazoo To The Moon […]

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Photo: Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: Hangin’ with Ricky Powell Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow

Posted June 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

Clayton Patterson checks in this week with the above photo, recently snapped outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, the artist formerly known as Max Fish. Proprietor John Seymour is seen here posing alongside the iconic downtown photographer Ricky Powell.  Powell is a lifelong city denizen, and currently resides in Greenwich Village. Many consider him the unofficial […]

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Artist Garrett Wasserman, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: What is the True ‘Lower East Side Story’ Behind the Mural?

Last modified June 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

The last mural beside my front door on Essex Street was done by local Hispanic artist Marty Mar, and was supposed to remain in this location. This relatively new artist pictured above – Garrett Wasserman (aka “People”) – was supposed to paint a mural in one of the smaller areas. “Lower East Side Story” is […]

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Forgotten Faces: Christopher on Avenue A [PHOTOS]

Posted June 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

“Forgotten Faces” is a photo essay series from New York City based photographer Adam Goyette that uncovers stories about the people you see on the streets of New York. Most of the time, pedestrians just pass by without giving a second thought. However, these faces have names and stories, and these are just a few. Christopher On the […]

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Revisiting the Construction and Completion of Manhattan Railway Company Substation 5 on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:41 am

The Second Avenue Elevated rumbled through Queens and Manhattan from 1875 to 1942, and was beloved by seemingly every commuter on the line. Demolition of the “L” thus prompted protests and strongly-worded op-eds from the mass of humanity moving between the boroughs. Below is one example: Let’s not focus on the demise, though, but instead revisit […]

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Tat Chat: Rebel Know’s Religion

Posted June 3, 2014 at 10:14 am

We’ve awakened the dormant “Tat Chat” series. Say Shalom to our very own Allison B. Siegel…   What’s your name and what do you do? Are we skipping nicknames? Aviva/Allison. Most people call me Rebel Know or Rebs, short for Rebel Knowledge. I am the Resident Historian, Urban Explorer, Preservationist, Researcher et. al. for this […]

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People Are Now Flying Kites from the Bowery Rooftops

Posted May 27, 2014 at 10:20 am

No, that’s not errant garbage flying in the Bowery sky. Nor is it Superman. Some dude spent Sunday evening flying a kite on the beautiful, postcard-worthy tar beach at 200 Bowery. Presumably a condo owner in the building. Most plebs pedestrians down below were oblivious to the sight, while the homeless hanging outside the Bowery Mission […]

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Checking out Jupiter in the spring sky with Felton Davis

Tracking Jupiter and Its Four Moons with Felton Davis on East 3rd Street [PHOTOS]

Posted May 19, 2014 at 6:05 am

Seeing a tripod-mounted telescope on an East a Village sidewalk will always draw a crowd. Such is the case whenever Felton Davis wheels his rig to any neighborhood corner for some choice sidewalk stargazing. The locals love it. Just before sundown Saturday evening, Davis assembled his shopping cart of gear outside his usual spot at The […]

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This is What New York City Looks Like Through the Lens of Game Boy Camera

Posted May 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

Before pin-sized digital cameras made their way into mobile phones, before digital cameras were accessible to the masses, there was the Game Boy Camera. The cartridge-based accessory was compatible with virtually all the Game Boy platforms, and considered the smallest digital camera at the time of its release (circa 1998). Photos snapped with the technology […]

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Meet 5 of the Bodega Cats Defending Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

One of the greatest parts about being in the city with someone who WAS of legal age to drink was what we dubbed “The Deli Tour.” This form of partying involved sending an adult emissary into a bodega, where that person would purchase the appropriate number of beers in brown bags, always with a straw. […]

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