Triangle Shirtwaist victim Joseph Wilson at 84 Chrystie St.

10 Years of the Chalk Project’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Tributes

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, […]


Ellis Gallagher Chalks His Trademark Sidewalk Shadows in Hell Square

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 […]

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Chalkboard Wisdom: How Are Things on East Houston?

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.

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Early Edition: May 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

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Felix Morelo Brings Faces to Allen Street Hotel

Posted March 31, 2011 at 6:09 am

Felix Morelo hasn’t really been too active on the Lower East Side of late, but he recently made an appearance.

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Sidewalk Chalkings Commemorate Triangle Shirtwaist Victims

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.

Julius C Sewer Shark on Orchard Street

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!

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Tourist vs New Yorker Sidewalk Stunt Outed as Improv Everywhere

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.

Following SHY1 to 151 East 3rd Street

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.”

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Felix Morelo Chalks the Sidewalks Again

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.

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