Clayton’s Corner: Kids at the Door [PHOTOS]
Posted on: May 18th, 2018 at 5:09 am by Elie
Clayton Patterson’s front door is legendary. This portal to his home and Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street served as backdrop for thousands of shots. Locals from around the neighborhood posed (and still pose) in front of the door. Many such photos were included in his Front Door Book from 2009.
This particular shot dates back to the 1980s, showing a posse of school kids flipping off the Clayton behind the camera.
…And here’s another from a more recent shoot…
WWE took to the Lower East Side last week to impart a hyper-realistic ad mural on Allen Street. Street artist BKFoxx last week lent her spray-painting services to the wrestling federation to plug breakout star “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (Rowdy borrowed from Roddy Piper). Site chosen was one of the art walls on the facade of 134 […]
For the umpteenth time in recent years, the 2,752 square-foot single-story row of retail along Delancey Street by the Williamsburg Bridge is again up for grabs. There has been a flurry of activity here of late, largely to reface the entire property. What was once a run-down facade now boasts some real definition and machismo. […]
Last Wednesday, Mayor de Blasio announced the draft plan to replace the Rikers Island prison system over the next decade. As part of its so-called “roadmap to closing Rikers,” the city envisions glitzy new jail facilities in four of the five boroughs. Including one situated in downtown Manhattan, on the border of Chinatown. In a […]
70-Year-Old Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing of Homeless Man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park During K2 Drug Feud
A homeless man was fatally stabbed in the chest Saturday afternoon on Chrystie Street inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. Cops responded to reports of an assault inside the park at around 2:15pm. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Arturo Valdez, was found with a stab wound to his chest, police said. He was transported […]
It’s a tough pill to swallow when the festival season wraps up, and with it, the end of summer. But maybe it doesn’t have to end so soon? What was initially a craft beer gathering with a few musical guests last year in Brooklyn has now morphed into a two-day music-meets-beer festival on Govorners Island, […]
Street artist JR now has an eye on the Bowery. Literally. The French artist – currently showcasing a high-profile show at Galerie Perrotin on Orchard Street – threw up this multi-story wheat-paste earlier this month. The black-and-white photograph is glued to the facade of 344 Bowery, at the corner of Great Jones Street. JR’s solo […]
A broad coalition of block associations from across the Five Boroughs is fighting the state to help curb bar saturation in overloaded neighborhoods. Neighborhoods United – jumpstarted in the spring by the Lower East Side Dwellers – now counts 36 member groups on its roster, with the goal of forcing the State Liquor Authority to […]
The grassroots art scene on East First Street just sustained a major blow. Indeed, Centre-fuge Public Art Project lost its primary canvas. The rotting mid-block trailer on East First Street was removed from its seven-year perch last weekend. Its fate was inextricably tied to the East Houston Reconstruction Project, which may or may not conclude […]
Another Lower East Side institution is joining forces with the Essex Crossing behemoth known as the Market Line. Yup, the Tenement Museum is embracing the billion-dollar mega-development with a new kiosk space in what will be the 150,000 square-foot upscale market, set to debut later this year. The booth will give visitors a chance to […]
With “Missbehave” out of the picture, gun violence is now topic of conversation on Eldridge Street. The longstanding mural – painted by Mike Giant for the Missbehave boutique over a decade ago – was deposed last month. Instead, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra repainted this three-story replacement. And with a message, at that. An anti-gun message. […]