Street Artist Invader Was Arrested on the Bowery During His NYC Residence

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 at 5:16 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: @invaderwashere

The rumor we heard a few weeks ago proves true. As we exclusively reported in early November, Invader was, in fact, arrested at the corner of Bowery and Delancey minutes after installing a 9-foot Ninja Turtle atop 161 Bowery (allegedly with permission). His Instagram account reveals the photo evidence of the incident.

He was let go a day later, though.

Invader spilled the beans on social media nearly a month later, likely to avoid any future altercations while working around the city. The French-based mosaic maker departed last week after spending weeks imparting 8-bit interpretations of pop icons around the Five Boroughs.

The L.I.S.A. Project, which was instrumental in bringing Invader to our shores, confirmed that approximately forty-two pieces were embedded in various buildings around the city. Personal favorites include the Lou Reed, Woody Allen, Ninja Turtles, and Ramones.

Quick gallery of notable pieces…

This gallery has been removed.

[h/t Ratter]

Recent Stories

Owners Struggle to Keep Blue Moon Hotel Alive on Orchard Street

The Blue Moon Hotel is trying desperately at a revival after a challenging few years topped by the pandemic freefall. Most recently, historic 100 Orchard Street had been in the news for its potential conversion to a homeless shelter. The stream of negative headlines and pressure from the community forced the hotel to cave, and […]

City Embarks on $3.69M Rehab of Hamilton Fish Park

The city will soon embark on a new project to renovate the Hamilton Fish Park Playground on Pitt Street. Funded with a cash injection of $3.69 million by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the effort will enhance the playground with new features, improved safety surfacing, and more. But appears to stop short of the pool. […]

Christopher Marte Leads Race for Councilmember of District 1

The Primary results are not yet conclusive, but point to Christopher Marte, a son of the Lower East Side, as replacement for Margaret Chin for Councilmember of District 1. As of this morning, Marte holds a commanding lead, garnering roughly 40 percent of votes cast. Just shy of the threshold for victory; but Gigi Li […]

Another Seward Park Co-op General Manager Resigns

More leadership upheaval at the Seward Park Co-op. Residents were recently informed that Brendan Keany, who began his tenure as general manager as Frank Durant’s replacement on April 1, tendered his resignation. For official reasons unknowns. A replacement is currently being sought, below are the communications distributed to the residents a couple weeks ago. Dear […]

Jimmy Jazz Founder Joseph Khezrie Dies at 90

The founder of Jimmy Jazz, the streetwear retailer born on Delancey Street, passed away earlier this month. Joseph Khezrie was 90-years-old. He died on June 4. The company posted a memorial on Instagram this past Sunday, which included a brief video. “Our founder, Joseph Khezrie, was a deeply loyal, respectful and hard-working man,” the post […]