Clayton’s Corner

Clayton’s Corner: Hot Days on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted June 2, 2016 at 5:17 am

The unseasonably hot summer streets are brutal when you have no cool place to get relief from the heat. I shot these images last Saturday, May 28. Most are in and around the Bowery. Check out the gallery below:

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Clayton’s Corner: The 1980s, Lest We Forget [PHOTOS]

Posted May 24, 2016 at 9:26 am

The 1980s, lest we forget… On the one hand we tend to over-romanticize how wonderful the old Lower East Side was. Fact is, it was dangerous, dirty, and often with poor living conditions. There was a blur between the good guys and bad guys; a number of cops were as deeply involved in the illegal […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Wolfpack and the Hound [PHOTOS]

Posted February 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

Mukunda Angulo. Posing on Ludlow Street with friend. One of six siblings highlighted in the acclaimed documentary, The Wolfpack, by director Crystal Moselle. What made these kids different is that their father confined them to their apartment for 14 years. The movie has been well received by a wide audience. Spring Blitz. Sammy’s Spring Roll […]

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Clayton’s Corner: The Legend of Swee’ Pea Daniels [PHOTOS]

Posted February 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels is a folk hero, legend, tragic figure, all star, and one of the greatest basketball players to ever come out of a New York City neighborhood playground. He’s the only baller in NBA history to have played without a high school diploma (i.e. a prodigy), while being the most in-demand. It’s […]

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Clayton’s Corner: The Radical Bread and Puppet Theater [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:19 am

City Lore, founded in 1986, an organization that specializing in the documenting, collecting information, presenting talks, and having art shows related to folk lore. Last month, City Lore, an organization specializing in documenting, presenting talks, and hosting art shows related to folk lore, presented an event featuring Peter Schumann, founder of the radical Bread and Puppet […]

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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]

Last modified December 3, 2015 at 11:49 pm

​ 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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