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Party’s Over: Peter Missing Paints 20-Foot-Long Mural for Lower East Side History Month

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The upside-down martini glass of yore, symbolizing the “party’s over” mantra of the eighties East Village, now has a dedicated mural. Its creator, artist-activist Peter Missing, painted a giant, cycloptic version with frequent collaborator Cyril Mazard at the corner of East Houston and Second Avenue (i.e. First Street Green). Missing and Mazard began the task […]

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Here’s the Schedule for Week 3 of the Lower East Side History Month

Last modified May 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

Here we go. What follows is a list of programming highlights for week 3 (May 14-18) of the first annual Lower East Side History Month. Definitely try to check out the micro film fest of Bowery cuts – From May West to Punk: The Bowery on Film – screening at the Anthology Film Archives Friday evening. Special […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts its ‘Heroines of the Lower East Side’ Murals

Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

The Centre-fuge Public Art Project is finally ready to debut its latest cycle of artwork (cycle thirteen, actually). Street artist Lexi Bella has spent the last couple weeks spray-painting the mid-block trailer with select heroines of the Lower East Side. The final touches were applied yesterday (no thanks to the rain). Notable female figures to […]

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Lower East Side History Month: Week 1 Schedule

Posted May 2, 2014 at 11:39 am

The first ever Lower East Side History Month is now upon us. Today is the official kickoff. Here are some programming highlights for week 1. Special Events MoRUS presents A History of 155 Ave C from the Beginning of the New World to the End of the Derelict Dynasty, 5/2, 7pm & 5/3, 5pm-11pm New […]

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FABnyc Awards Five Finalists of ‘FABLES’ 2014 Public Art Project

Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

Fourth Arts Block has selected the artists to carry out the first ever FABLES Public Art Project. Five finalists have been chosen to unveil their visual insight, expounding on the nitty-gritty of the neighborhood. The goal is to engage and immerse the passersby in the historical legacy, cultural metamorphosis, and distinctive character of the Lower […]

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Recap: FABnyc Talk About ‘Neighborhood Sustainability’

Posted February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

How does a neighborhood become sustainable? And how do the people in that neighborhood become engaged in their environment? FABnyc (Fourth Arts Block) and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design recently presented the second part of a community forum series called “Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block At A Time.” Both events were held at Bowery […]

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First Annual ‘Lower East Side History Month’ Celebration to Commence This May

Posted January 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

It’s been a long time coming. With a neighborhood so rich in history and culture, it seems only fitting that an entire month be dedicated to exploring and celebrating the Lower East Side of yesteryear. And that’s just what’s gonna happen. Dog-ear those calendars; May is ‘Lower East Side History Month,’ and promises plenty of public […]

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2 Days Left to Apply for the FABnyc “FABLES” Spring/Summer 2014 Public Art Project

Posted December 11, 2013 at 11:00 am

Fourth Arts Block recently announced its upcoming public art program, kicking off in April 2014, and it’s still looking for proposals. “FABLES” is the cleverly-titled endeavour, and yet another invocation of visual flavor for the Lower East Side streets. According to the press release, it’s an “opportunity for artists to explore the Lower East Side’s living […]

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