Clayton’s Corner

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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[Photo: Clayton Patterson]

‘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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Clayton’s Corner: Mayors, Gurus, and Technologists

Posted February 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Some choice selections from Clayton Patterson.

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Clayton’s Corner: Koch to Alife and Great Frog

Last modified February 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

Here’s another installment of Clayton’s Corner…just for you!

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Clayton’s Corner: Cro-Mags’ John Joseph Makes a Smoothie & Other Randomness

Last modified February 8, 2013 at 1:04 am

After a brief holiday hiatus, we’re back with another installment of Clayton’s Corner.

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[Photo: Clayton Patterson]

Ludlow Guitars Robbed Early Yesterday Morning

Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

Neighborhood musical mainstay Ludlow Guitars was robbed early yesterday morning.

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