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A Conversation with Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS’ Tod Lipy Tonight

Posted July 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

Lower East Side artist and community activist Clayton Patterson has been documenting the fabric of the neighborhood since the eighties. Now, he’s diving into his archives to share his photographs of those who performed at the East Village’s legendary Pyramid Club. Patterson is often cited as a notable pioneer in capturing the evolution of drag in the […]

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CB3 Proposes Special East Village District to Encourage Retail Diversity

Posted May 31, 2017 at 10:32 am

From the Bowery Boogie inbox: Community Board 3 Economic Development Committee Public Forum: Special Zoning District Please join us for a presentation and give comments on a proposed special district in the East Village. A special district is an overlay to modify the zoning of an area to meet specific goals. CB3 is considering a […]

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Electeds Hosting ‘Lower East Side Rally Against Hate’ Tonight in Tompkins Square Park

Posted January 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

In case you’re fuming over, among other things, Fuhrer Trump’s executive orders – and overall presence in the Oval Office – there’s another protest rally planned on the Lower East Side for later tonight. Per the Facebook invite: SAVE THE DATE! “Lower East Side Rally Against Hate” Tompkins Square Park – You can enter on […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Around and Around the LES [PHOTOS]

Last modified December 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

I walk and a nod around the community, taking in the odd smile and moments of lamenting. First, there’s Michael Lydon, a musician player for a number of years on the street with the 9th Street Stampers; he lives on 9th Street… …And here’s the legendary Sock Man, who’s returned with a new location 99 […]

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Two Years Later, Alphabet City ‘Slow Zone’ Championed as Success

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:04 am

Two years after the city carved out a “Slow Zone” in Alphabet City, the results of said implementation are in. And it’s good news. DOT official Alicia Posner briefed the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 this week on the new data. The CliffsNotes version is that, since its introduction in 2014, there’s been a […]

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Edible Exhibit: Avenue A Gallery is Stuffed with Streit’s Matzo Ahead of Movie Premiere [PHOTOS]

Posted April 15, 2016 at 10:23 am

For the next three weeks, the Art on A gallery is an homage to Streit’s Matzo. And just in time for Passover. Filmmaker Michael Levine organized the gallery show dedicated solely to Streit’s Matzo, its nine-decade history, and deep relationship to the Lower East Side as a whole. It’s especially poignant given the company’s exodus from Manhattan […]

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Filmmaker Launches Streit’s Matzo Gallery Exhibit on Avenue A this Week

Posted April 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

Passover is coming, and Streit’s Matzo is again the topic of conversation. In anticipation of the Jewish holiday, imminent demolition of the matzo factory, and release of Matzo and the American Dream, documentary filmmaker Mike Levine has curated an eponymous gallery show for the subject matter. “Matzo and the American Dream: The Exhibition” launches at […]

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Street Artist Russell King Wants You to Play NES on the Sidewalk

Last modified March 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

Street artist Russell King strayed from his usual creative fare with his latest piece. An interactive, sidewalk-bound video game console on Avenue A. The guts of that wooden column contains an old school Nintendo Entertainment System, original controllers, and CRT television. Passersby were treated yesterday with gameplay courtesy of 1942 (released in 1985). If you recall, […]

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Dead Stars is the Fuzz-Pop Band You Want to Hear Right Now

Posted March 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

If you haven’t heard of Dead Stars, it’s time to acclimate yourself. These New York fuzz poppers have crafted a magical arsenal filled with everything you loved about alt-rock in the ’90s. Their second album Bright Colors dropped last week, and with it, this three-piece has successfully avoided the proverbial sophomore slump. Don’t believe us? Give this a listen. Dead Stars is the […]

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Hanksy Plans ‘Dump Trump’ Rally on March 12

Last modified March 1, 2016 at 7:56 am

Already name-checked by the Donald himself, street artist Hanksy is continuing the anti-Trump momentum. He’s bringing the wildly popular “dump trump” mural-mantra back home after road trips to New Hampshire and South Carolina during the respective Republican primaries. Indeed. As part of the so-called “Dump Across America” initiative, Hanksy just dropped word of a hometown […]

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