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Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:12 am

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

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Celebrate Chanukah with 150 Eclectic Menorahs at the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Posted December 13, 2017 at 5:17 am

Chanukah has arrived, and with it, over one-hundred-fifty menorahs for a special holiday exhibit at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. “Let There Be Light!,” as it’s called, is a collection of quirky and one-of-a-kind menorahs on loan from the Lori and David Moore family, who have amassed the eclectic array as part of an annual family […]

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About those Ubiquitous Williamsburg Bridge Stickers You See Around the LES

Posted December 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

Support local businesses, local artists, and local friends. LESNYC has been around a long time. Well, in the new dog years of the Lower East Side, anyway. Once upon a time, businesses pushed six decades; now if they last six months, it’s a gosh-darn miracle. Despite that, the revolving door hasn’t pushed out Steve Hernandez because […]

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Remembering Local Photographer and Art Luminary Toyo Tsuchiya

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:11 am

Local photographer and art luminary Toyo Tsuchiya passed away from natural causes November 23 in his East Village home. He was 69. The following farewell was written by Roman Primitivo Albaer, who is producing a film about No Se No and Rivington School. I first met Toyo Tsuchiya in Mars Bar, the stinking dive of […]

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Celebrating 40 Years, Free Admission to the New Museum this Weekend

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:18 am

This weekend, the New Museum is celebrating its fortieth anniversary by handing out free admission to all visitors, as well as extending visiting hours. To commemorate the occasion, the arts institution has tapped forty artists to come together in conversation for “Who’s Afraid of the New Now? 40 Artists in Dialogue to Celebrate the New Museum’s […]

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‘Zagrat’ Rated ‘Squeakeasies’ Are All the Rage for Area Vermin

Last modified November 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

New Yorkers aren’t the only unfortunate ones facing gentrification. It’s the dawn of a new era, one in which venerable rodents no longer set fires to cars or shack up in rotting constructions sites because they have to. Nay, because they want to.  And, naturally, a gentrified pest is in need of the finer things. […]

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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with the Legendary AUDIE U5

Posted November 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

This latest installment of Uncapped is more than a year in the making, and we are stoked to have Audie U5 join us. BOWERY BOOGIE: Audie U5. Welcome to the series. Instead of the cherished and/or default “what do you write?” how about, why do you write “Audie?” Audie U5: Always Undeniably Dope In Everything!  Nah, […]

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Someone Hung This Picture of Trump on the Wall Street Bull’s Ass to Protest 1 Year Since Election

Last modified November 9, 2017 at 10:06 am

To mark one year since Donald Trump’s election to president, someone (we’re told three women, actually) decided to affix his orange mug directly onto the bull’s ass. The Wall Street bull, that is. It’s a framed photo which reads, “1 year of B.S.” and #Resist. Certainly does give a whole new meaning to bull-shit.

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Adam Lucas on His Inaugural Post-Hanksy Show

Posted November 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

“Some Grow Up, Others Grow Down” is the inaugural exhibit of Adam Lucas, the artist formerly known as Hanksy. For his maiden outing unmasked, free from the constraints of pop culture puns, Lucas drops the gag in favor of more meaningful material. Continuing a trend established years ago – beginning with “Surplus Candy” in 2013 – […]

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Artist Barbara Kruger Takes Over Coleman Skatepark with Bold Commentary [PHOTOS]

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s a different kind of text messaging. The Coleman Skatepark now sports some new flare, courtesy of artist Barbara Kruger. “Untitled (Skate)” sees nearly every surface in the practice area skinned with commentary printed in her token white-on-red declarations (no doubt an inspiration to Supreme back in the day). The marquee element is the message, […]

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