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The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

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Comfort Diner Exhibiting Photography of Ann Sanfedele with ‘Around Here’

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Comfort Diner on Grand Street needed some flare to spruce up its guts, so why not double as a gallery of sorts. In a nod to the neighborhood, the newcomer eatery tapped the archives of Lower East Side photographer Ann Sanfedele. The result is “Around Here,” a mixed bag of black-and-white and color stills […]

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Local Youth Envision a World with the Lowline Below Delancey Street

Posted March 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

More than three years since the grand announcement, the $55 million Lowline initiative continues its push into the community, be it with grassroots events like gallery shows or ritzy galas for gold. Money keeps rolling in, and with the unstoppable tidal wave of Essex Crossing, the upscale underground park beneath Delancey Street seemingly has a […]

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‘Launch F18′ Gallery Takes Flight at 94 Allen Street

Last modified March 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

Those who thought the so-called “museum block” of Orchard Street would obtain another liquor license can rest easy. It’s not happening anymore. You’ll recall that last year, the duo behind Contra (Jeremiah Stone, Fabian von Hauske) had scored approval from Community Board 3 to open a new “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. The […]

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Warning of Global Warming on Ludlow Street

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

“Warming,” the yellow awning announces at 38 Ludlow Street. Just in time for more springlike weather. But closer inspection reveals that it’s part of a new public exhibit by linguistics-inspired artist Kay Rosen. The canopy is commentary on the effects of global warming. Namely, a warning, the word for which is also spelled by removing […]

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Champagne Progeny Taittinger Opening Art Gallery at the Former Living Room on Ludlow

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

The old Living Room is now an art room. Indeed, identity of the gallery replacement at 154 Ludlow Street is now public. Having been vacant for some two years, the ground level will soon welcome Richard Taittinger Gallery. Plywood shed and its curbside dumpster remain in place for the time being, though. According to the […]

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LES Artist’s ‘Indistinctive Conversations’ Ends Its Run on Friday

Last modified February 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

For the last couple months, the art and photography of local Lower East Side artist Seth Wandersman has been on display in Times Square. The show – “Indistinctive Conversations” – debuted in December at the gallery within the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street). In his own words, Wandersman explains the […]

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James Fuentes’ Newly Expanded Gallery on Delancey is a Graffiti Magnet

Posted February 6, 2015 at 5:19 am

Delancey Street is an unlikely place for galleries. It’s loud, polluted, and known more for utilitarian business. Tell that to James Fuentes. His eponymous gallery just doubled in size shortly before the new year. Its re-inauguration transpired back in November when the sidewalk shed was carted away. Sheathed in ten-plus feet of faux-brick, the new […]

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Gallery Conversion Underway for Old Living Room Space on Ludlow Street

Posted January 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

The former Living Room space is amidst conversion to a dry use. After the failed bid by exiled drag bar Lucky Cheng’s to take 154 Ludlow Street, the Hell Square address is now forsaking nightlife altogether. Construction has already begun on the artsy replacement; a plywood shed and curbside dumpster are now part of the […]

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Shin Gallery Opens a New Project Space Around the Corner on Orchard Street

Posted January 21, 2015 at 5:12 am

What first appeared as a depository for discarded paint rags and other junk is actually a burgeoning art gallery. Half the footprint of the old Sheila’s Decorating space on Orchard Street (they’re now headquartered at Joe’s Fabrics) has been annexed by the Shin showroom at the corner of Grand. The sidecar gallery is a so-called […]

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