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LES Partnership Seeks Expansion of the ‘100 Gates Project’ into Upper Manhattan and Staten Island

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:05 am

The 100 Gates Project is growing out of its birth neighborhood and namesake mural count. In other words, the initiative is expanding beyond the Lower East Side and higher than the century mark in its title. According to a recent job posting by project organizers at the Lower East Side Partnership, the plan is to […]

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Get Your Hands on the ‘Trump Impeachment’ Coloring Book

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:03 am

Grab your Crayolas, there’s a new Trump impeachment “activity and coloring book” on the market. This paperback – Trump: The Road to Impeachment (Volume 1) – features thirty-two pages of all your favorite (most hated) Trump characters and cronies. Be sure to grab the crayon box with Tiger Orange for the fuhrer’s faux tan face. You know […]

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Street Artist Marks 50th Anniversary of ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ with Bananas and Song Quotes

Posted March 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of seminal rock record, The Velvet Underground & Nico. In celebration of this milestone, music-minded street artist JayShells shadowed the New York City landmarks relevant to the band, and bolted token Andy Warhol bananas as identifiers (i.e. the iconic album cover). Each piece contains a lyric inscription, and is located […]

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New Harold Hunter Mural Goes up on Essex Street

Posted March 9, 2017 at 5:05 am

Skater-idol Harold Hunter gets a life-size tribute mural down on Essex Street. Streetwear brand Homies Wonderland decided to dispense with the three-year-old Haculla artwork on its roll-down gate, and instead go with a portrait of fallen comrade, Harold Hunter. Street artist behind the mural is Trihumph, who spent three days last week painting. The memorial […]

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‘Front Room Gallery’ Relocates from Williamsburg to Former Barzinho Space on Hester Street

Posted March 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

Brazilian eatery, Barzinho, shuttered back in November after a four-year run at 48 Hester Street. This had been the second incarnation of the restaurant; the first was in Tribeca. A few short months (and some remodeling) later, its replacement just emerged. You guessed it – another gallery. The Front Room Gallery relocated from Williamsburg and […]

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Woodward Gallery Closed its Primary Eldridge Street Showroom After a Decade on the Block

Last modified February 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm

More than a decade since arriving on the Lower East Side, the Woodward Gallery recently departed its longtime headquarters at 133 Eldridge Street. Now painted with a fresh coat of fire engine red. Since its closure, a simple sign dangling from the roll-down gates advertised the 5,000 square-foot space as available for gallery uses beginning March 1. […]

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There’s an Arturo Vega Retrospective Opening at Howl! Happening

Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project (6 East 1st St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave.) will soon turn the spotlight on the late Mexican-born/East Village icon with a stunning visual homage entitled “Empire: An Arturo Vega Retrospective.” This exhibit will feature photography, collages, and several classic canvases from Vega’s Supermarket and Silver Dollar series. Additionally, […]

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‘Muslims are People Too’ Protest Mural Appears above Canal Street

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

In a neighborhood as historically diverse as the Lower East Side, a mural like this seems appropriate. The organization People R Us emblazoned the unity statement, “Muslims are People Too,” at the corner of Canal and Essex Streets earlier this week. It’s a rally cry often heard at Trump protests. The message was painted in large […]

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How to Get Your Paws on Hanksy’s Poop Portrait of Trump and Help the Lower Eastside Girls Club at the Same Time

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:09 am

For the past six years, the Orchard Street Runners club has organized a silent auction to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club. And this year is no different. The fundraiser goes down tonight at Ludlow Studios on Ludlow Street, and the highest bidder will walk away with Hanksy’s poop portrait of Fuhrer Trump (feces collected outside […]

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How about this New Essex Street Funhouse?

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:15 am

In the years since its sale, 3 Essex Street has remained remarkably intact. No demolition. No changing hands. No real activity. Until this week, when the tenement became a funhouse of sorts. In a display more befitting Halloween than Valentine’s Day, each of the upper windows dons a ghoulish mask. Topping it off is a […]

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