Posted March 25, 2014 at 6:06 am
Each year on March 25, the names of 146 people are chalked onto the streets of the Manhattan, but mainly the Lower East Side. These are the identities of the doomed garment workers (mostly teenaged young women) who perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. The citywide memorial project, now it its tenth year, […]
Posted December 31, 2013 at 10:07 am
Ellis Gallagher (aka Ellis G) paid a visit to the Lower East Side late Friday night for the first time in a while. Known for his engaging sidewalk chalkings, the artist added his trademark faux shadowing to trash cans and fire pumps around Hell Square. The three temporary pieces were signed and dated a year […]
Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:16 am
The brick storefront of 137 East Houston has recently become a breathing street-level discussion board.
Last modified March 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Volunteer chalkers fanned out across the neighborhood this morning, as they do each year, to commemorate the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
Posted October 26, 2010 at 6:23 am
Summer might be over, but the sharks are still circling for prey. The sewer sharks, that is. This particular sidewalk beast was spotted near the manhole at the northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston. Watch your step!
Last modified June 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm
Thanks to Mashable, we now know who was behind the Tourist vs. New Yorker sidewalk stunt. These lines were drawn across Manhattan, but most notably in the Lower East Side. Fittingly, it was the ingenious folks at Improv Everywhere.
Posted April 29, 2010 at 6:24 am
Almost like a secret treasure hunt, this graffito marks the spot on the simplified neighborhood map at the East Houston Bank of America branch. SHY1 tagged 151 East Third Street as the “best place in NY.”
Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am
Felix Morelo is at it again with his distinct brand of sidewalk art. Yesterday, his chalk faces surfaced in succession along three separate sidewalks just south of East Houston. Each display has a different head count.