Clayton’s Corner: A Few More at the Door [PHOTOS]

Posted on: January 31st, 2019 at 5:04 am by

After the better part of a year, local documentarian Clayton Patterson is back with his photo essay series, Clayton’s Corner. Patterson has documented thousands of locals posing at his front door on Essex Street over the last several decades. This neighborhood portal is legendary, even though you probably haven’t heard of it.

Trigger Smith is a longtime East Village denizen, and easily identifiable by his conical hat. He was the owner of Continental Bar for the past 27 years until last month

…Here are the three movers and shakers behind the Overthrow Boxing Gym on Bleecker Street. Owner Joey Goodwin, and the marketing team of Andrea Castillo and Victoria Moriss…

…This guy is a random filmmaker whose name was not revealed. I met him in front. He had just returned from the Anthology Film Archives paying respect to Jonas Mekas…

…Ty Harris grew up on the Lower East Side, and was a second generation Pitt Street Boys Club member. He’s active in local sports and a proud father…

…Jos Wilson is a neighborhood fixture often seen playing his guitar on the streets and in parks. He’s active in the 6th Street Garden and is involved with Music Under the Stars…

…Power Malu was born and raised on the Lower East Side, and is a well-recognized community activist. He is one of the original 3 behind Why Not Care, the nonprofit geared toward providing beneficial resources for the homeless, the disenfranchised, everyday people or businesses and community organizations that are in need of supplemental assistance.

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