1st Street

When the City Rat is the Star of the Art Show

Posted May 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

It’s time to pay homage to the city’s favorite indigenous wildlife, the street rat. Literally. Centre-Fuge and First Street Green Art Park are teaming up with Fordham University to host a “Street Art for Street Rats” event tomorrow. Yup. There will be live mural paintings by @dentonburrows, @marthalicia, @keydetail, @juliayubaba and @cramcept, inspired by the city’s prolific vermin. Information will […]

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‘Juice Press’ Apparently Gave up on its East 1st Street Annex

Posted May 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

Looks like the original location of Juice Press won’t be expanding into the sliver space next door, after all. In September 2015, the juicery rolled out a viral street campaign to announce its acquisition of the adjacent real estate at 70 East 1st Street (the former Hengst boutique). It scrawled a message on the window stating […]

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Centre-fuge Returns for its Latest Cycle of Murals on East 1st Street

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

Spring is here, and with it, another update to the Centre-fuge trailer on East First Street. Cycle 22 is upon us, and a milestone it is. This is the fifth anniversary of the public art project, which began life in February 2012. Artwork on the front left to right: Hydeon, Sticky Monger, and Jenna Krypell. On […]

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There’s an Arturo Vega Retrospective Opening at Howl! Happening

Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project (6 East 1st St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave.) will soon turn the spotlight on the late Mexican-born/East Village icon with a stunning visual homage entitled “Empire: An Arturo Vega Retrospective.” This exhibit will feature photography, collages, and several classic canvases from Vega’s Supermarket and Silver Dollar series. Additionally, […]

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One Final Visit to 118 East 1st Street (and Darinka) Before Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:11 am

Grab your flashilights ’cause we are going back to the beginning of 118 East 1st Street, and also to face the sad reality that is demolition all over our neighborhood. Hard hats must be worn at all times. Do not ascend stairwell, floors have been removed. Do not open this door, roof has been removed. […]

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‘Mad Hatters’ Revives its Hats History at the City Lore Gallery Space [PHOTOS]

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

Wearing many hats takes on a new meaning at “Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers,” an exhibit at City Lore. Showcasing a history of hatmaking in our city, there are plenty of hats on display that could have only been created here. New York has always been a hat-lovers town. Amidst our diversity, you […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Unveils Cycle 21 Murals on East 1st Street Trailer [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last weekend, in the blistering heat, Centre-fuge Public Art Project got the gang together for another round of artwork on East First Street. The decrepit mid-block trailer is now home to Cycle 21. Participants this time around include Julia Cocuzza, Mike Kuhn, Damien Miksza, and a collaboration with UR New York, Col Wallnuts, and Kwue Molly. The Department […]

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MTV Enlists Local Street Artists for VMAs Murals on the LES

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:15 am

MTV hit the street earlier this week to help promote its annual summer tentpole. The channel enlisted several artists to help promote this year’s Video Music Awards, returning to New York City for the first time in three years. Participants in the commissioned project – Hektad, Queen Andrea, giz, and Damien Mitchell – painted several […]

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‘Famous Nathan’ Bringing Taste of Coney Island to City Lore Gallery Tomorrow

Posted April 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

Get your hot dogs here! City Lore has added some more Coney Island programming to its lineup.  This time, the advocates for grassroots cultures are presenting a screening of the 2014 documentary Famous Nathan. Directed by famous Nathan’s grandson, Lloyd Handwerker, the film chronicles both the personal and public history of the iconic Brooklyn eatery, Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island. It […]

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Co-founder Splits with Centre-fuge Public Art Project After 4 Years

Posted March 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

The Centre-fuge Public Art Project just passed another milestone in its life cycle. Last month marked the fourth anniversary for the trailer-based arts installation on East First Street. (We’re currently amidst Cycle 19.) Now one of its co-founders is leaving the endeavor. Pebbles Russell, who, with Jon Neville, launched Centre-fuge in February of 2012, announced […]

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