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Clayton’s Corner: Finding the Light on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted December 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

Ed Higgins. An artist from the original Rivington School, considered an Anachaist art collective that took over abandoned lots to create artist spaces. The most well known was the one on Forsyth close to Rivington. They would find metal on the street and eventually would be welded together and make a high metal fence which surround […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Catching up with LES Collectors, Treasure Hunters, and Vendor Barkers [PHOTOS]

Posted December 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

​Nathan is a fixture on the corner of East Houston and Orchard Street. He is the eyes and ears of the block. If it happens there, Nathan knows all about it… …Jerry Foust is a local artist who lives wherever and paints where he can. A true do-or-die artist. I first met Jerry in the […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Won’t You Be My Neighbor [PHOTOS]

Posted December 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

Keith and Ramiro from San Loco on Stanton Street. Ramiro is from Mexico – Keith has lived and worked on the LES for many years, including places like Strand books… …Jay Moldinado was raised on the LES, and well-known in the skater world. He’s been part of a number of emerging local scenes like Alife, where […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Pablo Vargas and Other Locals Making the Neighorhood Tick [PHOTOS]

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​ Pablo Vargas is one of the last remaining small tailor businesses in this part of the LES. Orchard Street used to have many tailors connected to the clothing businesses. Now there are few left. Pablo is famous for his excellent work… …Emily Armstrong and Patricia Ivers of “Go Nightclubbing,” who used professional equipment to […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Tuesday on the Run

Posted October 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in with the lenswork of Clayton Patterson. What follows is a quick day in the life. A random Tuesday on the Lower East Side. Nothing special, just the sights on the street…

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Clayton’s Corner: Siki Im Collaboration on Broome Street

Posted February 23, 2015 at 5:19 am

Neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson lent his popular stitch imagery to designer Siki Im for the Fall 2015 line. A collaboration he calls “art activism fashioin.” The local photographer teamed up for the runway exhibition at Whitebox on Broome Street last week. Hardcore punk band Gorilla Biscuits performed… Patterson’s flare adds plenty of popping color to […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Zito and the Hot Seat of Orchard Street

Posted December 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

Earlier this month, Antony Zito wrapped his residency at the Mark Miller Gallery at 92 Orchard Street. He spent the month painting portraits of walk-in customers on found sundries, a throwback to his days on Ludlow Street in the early aughts. The exhibit was dubbed “Displacement – Antony Zito – Then and Now,” and focused on […]

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The Taylor Swift ‘Welcome to New York’ Clip that Should’ve Been Released [VIDEO]

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:08 am

Love or loathe, Taylor Swift is here as our “Global Welcome Ambassador,” to help attract hordes of tourists to town. Her “Welcome to New York” clarion call is bullshit bubblegum, and is raising choruses on both sides. Indeed, nothing riles New Yorkers like a phony. Longtime Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson just released his […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Dr. Dave’s Fundraising Success

Posted August 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

Local general practicioner Dr. David Ores has been providing medical services to low-income and uninsured residents of the Lower East Side for two decades. One week ago, Dr. Dave (as neighbors refer to him) organized a desperate crowdfunding plea to remain in his office on East Second Street. He had recently learned of a $30,000 […]

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Clayton’s Corner: World War 3 and Chalkboard Tees

Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

  This week’s installment of Clayton’s Corner… World War 3 Illustrated book release party at Blue Stockings – original editors Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, who started the magazine in 1980 … WW3 illustrator Mac McGill, an ACKER Award recipient… …Art show at Chalkboard T-Shirt pop-up store on Lafayette Street. Street artist Gazoo To The Moon […]

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