Clayton’s Corner: I Walk Around the ‘Hood [PHOTOS]

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 at 5:12 am by

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Photo: Clayton Patterson

I walk around the hood…

…This group sits on the bench at East Houston and Orchard and practices rapping and making beats…

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…Edward Arrocha and Kate Huh posing in front of 161 Essex Street (aka Clayton Gallery & Outlaw Art Museum)…

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…7th precinct cops have to arrest a drunk in the early afternoon. Man had urinated on himself…

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…A stark reminder of the loss of the once-mighty St. Mark’s Books.

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…The One Stop bodega at Allen and Stanton Streets.

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…Documenting the Black Lives Matter march…

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…Cops at the Black Live Matter rally making sure protestors do not step onto street…

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…John Mhiripiri, current director at Anthology Film Archives – everyone head over to this independent film archive…

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…Philip Glass, the music composer known for repetitive structures. Has written operas, chamber music and so on, as well as playing at benefits for Filmmakers Co-op…

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…Richie Chan, the unofficial Mayor of Ludlow, alongside Vicki Rovere who operates the long-running Free Store…

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…Gilbert Baker, the creator of the now-ubiquitous Gay Pride Rainbow flag, being interviewed by Joey Goodwin…

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…Alicia Napoleon, the WBC World champion boxer. She’s a trainer and co-owner of Overthrow Boxing on Bleecker Street…

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…Cook and cleaner at Catholic Worker…

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