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Toynbee Tile Discovered on the Bowery

Posted October 13, 2010 at 6:23 am

Last September, a rash of intricate Toynbee tiles were carefully inserted into the pavement of many Lower East Side intersections, all with cryptic media messages. But then the artist activity slowed to a trickle, without many new additions since. What remains is an assemblage of chipped, cracked, and faded tiles that are barely legible. A […]

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More Toynbee Tile Sightings in the Neighborhood!

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

In a follow-up to yesterday’s post on Toynbee Tiles, new sightings in the past 24 hours have increased three-fold.  Thanks to reader response, we scouted out the following inlays around the neighborhood – East Houston & Bowery, Delancey and Essex Street, East Houston & Avenue A.  The artist(s) behind this campaign is definitely hard at […]

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Toynbee Tile on Grand Street

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Thanks to a neighborly tip from @MishCam, we learned yesterday that a second Toynbee tile has surfaced on the Lower East Side.  This particular one is situated in the middle of Grand Street just east of Essex, and is against “media’s iron fist in society.” We hope to see more tiles, so please let us […]

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Toynbee Tile on Delancey

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Last week, Jeremiah spotted a unique Toynbee Tile in the middle of Second Avenue and Eighth Street.  Now the Lower East Side can join the club.  Indeed, we came across another such ominous inlay in the westbound intersection of Allen and Delancey.  It was inserted just a couple days ago, and seems to be a […]

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