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Celebrating the Launch of ‘Custom Melodies’ Website at Chinatown Soup on Orchard Street

Last modified February 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

You may have heard of artist Grey Gersten and his “Custom Melodies” exhibit  – a successful interactive exercise in writing anonymous biographical songs by New Yorkers, which showcased at the Mmuseumm last year.  Well, now he’s taking those songs digitally, giving the tracks a more accessible and permanent home on the internet, at www.custommelodies.com. We caught up with the man behind […]

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‘GR Gallery’ Debuts at Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery

Posted January 15, 2016 at 5:11 am

Hot Karl Fischer’s drab-looking condo building at 255 Bowery finally welcomed its first ground-floor occupant. The development has been complete for over a year, but is notoriously slow in attracting buyers. There is, however, the $7.8 million penthouse, which is apparently the most expensive residence on the Bowery. Anyway, back to street level. Studio d’Arte […]

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36 Ludlow Street is an Illicit After-Hours Speakeasy, Neighbors Allege

Last modified January 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm

The narrow shop at 36 Ludlow Street is an unlikely place for an illicit after-hours club, but that’s precisely what neighbors claim is happening. Heretofore a dusty dumping ground, the former Chinese food distributor (Kong Yik Co) had become somewhat of a storage bin in recent years. Not until last spring did real movement kickstart […]

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Artist Adam Todd Brings ‘F#*king Art’ to New Gallery Space at 51 Orchard Street

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:16 am

​The Orchard Street gallery district just colonized another store. One that had been part of the fading supply chain near Grand Street. 51 Orchard is now available as a white-box space for temporary tenancy after a month-long transformation to showroom. Perpetual pop-ups. It’s currently advertised via Storefront. Inaugural exhibitor is Australian street artist Adam Todd, whose […]

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Gutted Fish: This 3-Block Stretch of Grand Street is Becoming the Latest Gallery District

Last modified November 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

The easternmost section of Chinatown Grand Street, typically bounded by Allen and the Bowery, is threatened. It would appear that real estate carpetbaggers want this area to gentrify as quickly as possible. The pieces are now falling into place, with brokers pitching this as the new gallery district. A westward extension of what already happened […]

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Tanja Grunert Gallery Fades from Orchard Street Gallery Scene

Posted November 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

The gallery district of lower Orchard Street sustained a casualty last week. Tanja Grunert Gallery – which formerly included Klemens Gasser – is officially kaput. The team had relocated to 33A Orchard Street exactly two years ago as refugees from the Chelsea gallery scene. Guess the Lower East Side wasn’t as hospitable, either. A simple […]

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Street Artist Adam Dare Heads Inside with ‘All About the Bunny’ Series at 212 Arts

Posted November 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

You may know him as the dude behind the ubiquitous iZombie graffiti stencils, “Fuck your phone, keep your head up.” Or the broken-hearted bunny that seems to surface on all sorts of neighborhood surfaces. Well, Brooklyn-born street artist Adam Dare is now heading indoors for a solo show over at 212 Arts (240 East 4th […]

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Derek Eller Gallery Moving from Chelsea to Former Auto Repair Shop on Broome Street

Posted November 10, 2015 at 9:26 am

​No more tune-ups for 300 Broome Street. The Chinese auto repair shop (Glen Auto Inc.) shuttered last month to make way for a much richer client. While the space had boasted a leasing sign in recent years, there were no transactions until now. If you guessed a gallery, you’re in the money. Bonus if you […]

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Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Loses Bid for Beer-Wine Tavern

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

Con Artist celebrated five years at 119 Ludlow Street last spring. What began as a scrappy basement art studio-cum-thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), eventually morphed into a fully-fledged artist collective – on two floors – with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the hundreds. During this time, the gallery hosted over […]

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Chelsea Gallery ‘Freight+Volume’ Relocates to Allen Street

Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

Chelsea art gallery packs its bags for the Lower East Side, to a more “vibrant setting.” Yes, we’ve written (and you’ve read) the same version of this narrative a thousand times already. It’s getting pretty tired, honestly. Yet here we are; another day, another Chelsea transplant. Earlier this month, Freight+Volume relocated from West 24th Street […]

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