Suffolk Street


In Action in LES with YESONE and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 11:34 am

Last night was the second installment of the two-part discussion, “Street Art and the Lower East Side.” Sponsored by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, the miniseries explored the connections between the decades-old art form and its neighborhood muse. Noted artist YESONE was the subject of yesterday’s event, having spent hours in the brutal heat […]

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Basquiat and Al Diaz, Photo: Street Art NYC

Al Diaz and Yoav Litvin to Talk About LES Graffiti History and the Current Scene

Posted July 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

Decades after its introduction, the SAMO tag still intrigues and inspires. Commands respect. It’s so well known that there’s a dedicated Wikipedia page with more than two thousand words. Now its co-creator, Al Diaz, who conceived the idea with high school friend Jean-Michel Basquiat (and also went by “Bomb I”), will talk about the graf […]

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One ‘Privilege’ of a Shop Pops Up at 155 Suffolk Street

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side now has the privilege of Privilege. The Brooklyn-based urban lifestyle boutique just opened a pop-up shop at 155 Suffolk Street. It’s a two-week retail collaboration that includes various choices of apparel, footwear, and skate goods. The five-year-old brand will continue selling at 155 Suffolk Street through July 3. Thereafter, you’ll need to shop […]


Resurrected 179 Suffolk Street Revealed, will Feature Condos and Church

Posted June 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

The undead is no longer. Yup. The onetime zombie construction known as 179 Suffolk Street (aka 265 East Houston) received its jolt of life, and rejoined the ranks of the living last year. It took awhile, but the ten-story residential building finally topped out at 119 feet a few months ago, and is now thisclose […]

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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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99 Suffolk Street Listed for $26M; Elements Preschool Takes Over Ground Level

Posted February 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side Montessori School on Suffolk Street is calling it quits in the coming months. We hear that a new facility called Elements Preschool is currently in the process of taking over the space, and converting it into a “learning center” with a strong “emphasis on learning outside of the traditional classroom.” The […]

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‘Forever’ an Invasion on the Lower East Side

Posted December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

It never ends, does it. Filming activities for the ABC show Forever constantly plague the area east of Essex Street, at an average rate of once a week. With good reason. This is where the fictional Abe’s Antiques resides (154 Stanton), eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). The […]

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Parking Lot at 170 Suffolk is Being Converted to Gallery and Residential Duplex

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

The mysterious garage-slash-scrapyard beside 170 Suffolk Street is presently undergoing massive change. For years, green brick and security gate warned of its nature as an “active driveway.” No longer. Property owner Michele Cohen filed permits with the Department of Buildings back in June to construct a two-story mixed-use building. The new structure will house “two […]

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Streit’s Matzo Facade Becomes Art Haven with New Mural by Connor Harrington

Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

What do street artists Logan Hicks, Crash, and Conor Harrington have in common? Simple. Each boasts an eye-catching mural on a one-block stretch of Suffolk Street. And now having commissioned artwork by these luminaries on the Lower East Side (not to mention Shepard Fairey), the Little Italy Street Art Project continues the quest to curate […]

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The Rachel Uffner Gallery Controversially Closed Adjacent Community Garden for Private Party

Last modified September 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

The Rachel Uffner Gallery on Suffolk Street celebrated its latest installation – Strauss Bourque-LaFrance’s “No Aloha” – this past Sunday evening with a private party. Pretty standard. The only problem, however, is that the showroom roped off the adjacent 2,385 square-foot public garden for private use. Boogie reader Josh Cohen was concerned with this over-reaching […]

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