Artists Announced for Debut of Katz’s Deli Gallery ‘Space’

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 at 6:00 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Since 203 East Houston hasn’t been able to hold down a steady tenant in a couple years, its neighbor took it over. Katz’s Deli is turning the adjacent real estate into a pop-up gallery and merch shop called “The Space,” predominantly dedicated to deli-inspired art. The gate is amidst a mural makeover, and new awning was just affixed to the storefront. However, they kept the arrow neon sign from the recently-vacated Tim Horton’s.

Fifth-generation owner Jake Dell told us earlier this month that Katz’s will introduce a new roster of artists each month to decorate the store. A tribute to the neighborhood, if you will. The first cycle in the series debuts on October 22 (with launch party, 7pm) and includes artwork from Hanksy, Rich Tu, Baron Von Fancy, Kenzo Minami, and HYP-INC; there will be music by G Lee and Robert Lux.

It’s almost like a page torn from the playbook of the dearly departed Max Fish.

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: The Space at Katz’s Deli

Recent Stories

Chinatown Asks, Where’s the Beef? [OP-ED]

In scenes reminiscent of life in the Soviet Union during the Cold War, where long lines were the norm for basic necessities and food, the past couple weeks of coronavirus quarantine have shown a crack here at home. Despite federal and state leaders’ calls to remain calm and reassurances that there are bountiful supplies of meat, vegetables and […]

The Crazy Line Outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street

This is the queue outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. Distanced six feet apart, the line of shoppers snaked around onto Clinton Street and up to Broome. It’s a scene that plays out daily amidst the COVID-19 shutdown, as residents scramble for groceries. We were told that management allows a store occupancy of fifty to […]

DOB Unveils Real-Time Map Plotting Essential and Emergency Construction Sites

At the end of March, Governor Cuomo froze almost all construction projects statewide in response to the fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic and its infection of 19 workers around the city. Only essential projects are granted a pass – infrastructure and transportation projects, emergency repairs, hospital building, and work on affordable housing. It is these exception jobs […]

Pickle Guys to Close Next Week, Hope to Reopen in May

Some sour news indeed for Lower East Siders: The Pickle Guys are going on hiatus. Indefinitely. The brine stalwarts of Grand Street announced the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover. The pickle peeps hope to return at the beginning of May. The store will remain open […]

Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet

Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations. East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase […]