Clayton’s Corner


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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Photo: Clayton Patterson

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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Clayton’s Corner: Hangin’ with Ricky Powell Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow

Posted June 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

Clayton Patterson checks in this week with the above photo, recently snapped outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, the artist formerly known as Max Fish. Proprietor John Seymour is seen here posing alongside the iconic downtown photographer Ricky Powell.  Powell is a lifelong city denizen, and currently resides in Greenwich Village. Many consider him the unofficial […]

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Artist Garrett Wasserman, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: What is the True ‘Lower East Side Story’ Behind the Mural?

Last modified June 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

The last mural beside my front door on Essex Street was done by local Hispanic artist Marty Mar, and was supposed to remain in this location. This relatively new artist pictured above – Garrett Wasserman (aka “People”) – was supposed to paint a mural in one of the smaller areas. “Lower East Side Story” is […]

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Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Bowery Varvatos store, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: Tedeschi Trucks Treats the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted February 5, 2014 at 10:26 am

The Tedeschi Trucks Band was in town last week, and participated in the John Varvatos live performance series at 315 Bowery. Yes, yes, the former CBGB. The show was Friday evening, and neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson was there. Some of his pictures are reprinted below. The jam band amalgamation formed in 2010, and is comprised […]

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One of the earlier LES Dwellers' street campaigns, October 2012

Clayton’s Corner: Weighing In On the LES Dwellers Controversy

Posted October 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

Clayton Patterson weighs in on the controversy surrounding the suspension of the LES Dwellers.

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Clayton’s Corner: Recap of the Acker Awards at Angel Orensanz

Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Last Thursday night was the first annual Acker Awards, an event that is meant to celebrate avante garde arts amidst the perennial high tide of gentrification. But not just on the Lower East Side; San Francisco also has its own version. Named for Kathy Acker – radical thinker, novelist, and performance artist – the idea […]

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‘Hit-and-Run’ Sidelines Neighborhood Fixture Biker Bill

Posted March 12, 2013 at 6:28 am

Clayton Patterson brings word today that Alphabet City fixture Biker Bill is presently laid up in a Staten Island hospital.


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Clayton’s Corner: Revisiting the Plight of Taylor Mead on Ludlow

Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

Iconic Lower East Side artist Taylor Mead continues to suffer in his fifth-floor tenement dwelling at 163 Ludlow Street.

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