Bradley Theodore Paints Skeletal Frida Kahlo Mural for Mission Cantina
Posted on: February 26th, 2014 at 6:05 am by Elie
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Mural of painter Frida Kahlo
Saturday was a busy one for artist Bradley Theodore. Both Williamsburg Pizza and Mission Cantina were recipients of his unique artwork. On the same day.
Theodore painted a skeletal interpretation of photographer Terry Richardson for the pizza parlor, but dug a bit deeper for Danny Bowien’s Stanton Street exterior. This homage was illustrated in honor of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter best known for her self-portraiture.
On the Lower East Side, one chain breaks as two more are forged. Word on the street is that the Seward Park franchise of 7-Eleven is folding. A tipster sent along this image showing the fire sale of 75% off goods in-store at 403 Grand Street. No immediate word on reason for closure. We reached […]
Back in March, Grand Street Chinatown lost three historic structures that date back some 200 years. What’s now a vacant lot will soon sprout a monument to luxury living. Here’s some history… Built sometime between the 1820s and the 1830s, the Federal-style row house at 282 Grand Street and its adjoining sisters were knee-buckling and […]
Yesterday (August 12) marks thirty years since Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27. To help pay tribute to his fallen compatriot, legendary Lower East Side street scrawler Al Diaz imparted this silhouette and message on the facade of his former studio at 57 Great Jones Street (where he was found). The […]
Boss Tweed’s Saloon is not returning to Essex Street, as reported. Instead, a replacement is not only here, but almost ready to go. Large-print marquee signage installed this month announces Greens and Grains, an untested new health-conscious eatery focusing on “nutritious bowls.” No liquor is served here (at least not yet), and the license associated […]
De Maria is dead. The chic Kenmare Street cafe closed down last week after little more than two years in business. Word on the street is that staff was allegedly informed that August 12 would be the last day for both De Maria and its basement “events space,” The Lo. An insider also alleges that […]
Seminal street film, Wild Style, celebrated its 35th anniversary last night with a special fete on the Lower East Side. The reunion-slash-homecoming was part of Summerstage, and took place at the East River bandshell, site of the classic final performance scene in the film. Director Charlie Ahearn was master of ceremonies; DJ Funk Flex is […]
Activists stepped up visibility this week in the fight for the return of Rivington House to the community. The Neighbors to Save Rivington House coalition held a vigil outside the former nursing home this past Wednesday. Those in attendance, including elected officials, surrounded the facility “in a solemn direct action intended to send a message […]
It’s time for “Crow man” to pay the piper. For those who endured harassment from ex-con Steve Croman, who just got out of the clinker after an eight-month stint, restitution is on the way. Tenants who lived, or currently live, in one of the buildings owned by the controversial landlord (aka 9300 Realty) can now […]
One of the most dangerous areas in Manhattan for pedestrians and cyclists is located in the borderlands of Little Italy and the Lower East Side, according to data mining website Localize. Street safety data was apparently evaluated at every New York City intersection between January 2013 and January 2018. “The analysis created an index that […]
Well, this is something Tony Sarg would have loved. The first ever International Puppet Fringe Festival is underway on the Lower East Side. This first outing honors Puerto Rican artist and Teatro SEA’s puppet master José López Alemán, whose contributions to puppetry span over 40 years. The week-long celebration, which began this past Monday, showcases […]