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Queen Andrea is the Next Muralist Painting the Bowery Wall

Posted May 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Mural Wall is ready for its next muralist. Unknown until now. Thursday morning, the canvas was whitewashed to erase the prior mural painted by Bronx-based Tats Cru. Hours later, the site was epically tagged into submission by Pork New York. In a broad daylight walk-by. We can reveal that the next in line […]

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The ‘Prestige’ of Tagging the Bowery Mural Wall

Posted May 24, 2019 at 5:26 am

The four-month tenure of Tats Cru at the Bowery Mural Wall has concluded. A change of the guard is happening as we speak. The Wall was whitewashed yesterday. And it didn’t take long at all for a tagger to go big with spray-paint script spelling “Prestige.” Whomever is behind it left a trail of paint […]

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Open Call for Muralists to Decorate First Street Green Art Park

Last modified May 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm

Centre-fuge, whose popular art trailer was deposed last summer after seven years, is seeking muralists to paint part of the First Street Green Art Park. The group put out the official request for proposals yesterday morning. There are seven fence-canvases available for the taking. Artwork is curated on a rotating basis, so this next batch […]

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DOT Announces More ‘Asphalt Art’ for Chinatown Seasonal Streets

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

For the second year running, Doyers Street is the recipient of the alliterative Asphalt Art. The Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) is again joining forces with the Chinatown Partnership to paint the former “Bloody Angle.” Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan was the first to paint the area last July, imparting a 4,851 square-foot mural […]

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Aging Cooling System Blamed for Reduced Services at Hamilton Fish Park Library this Summer

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

With summer fast approaching, the NYPL’s Hamilton Fish Park branch staff is taking steps to ensure they don’t find themselves in a Fahrenheit 451 situation. Due to an aging cooling system, the library is reducing its services, as well as downsizing its footprint for the summer. A few portable air conditioning units will cool a […]

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‘The First Time I Saw The Ramones’ at the 72 Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

Photographer Tom Hearn spent the night of July 22, 1976 at the Acadia Ballroom in New Haven, Connecticut. Attending at the behest of friend Legs McNeil, co-founder of Punk Magazine, that was the first time he saw the Ramones play live. And he captured it on film for posterity. Now, those images are on display […]

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Red Square Rooftop Clocks Erased (but will Return)

Posted May 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you look up, you may have noticed that the rooftop clocks are gone from the building formerly known as Red Square. Its erasure, as reported by EV Grieve, is part of the overall renovation plan implemented by the Dermot Company, which purchased the upscale residential complex for $100 million in 2016. Other modifications at […]

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This is the 720 Square-Foot Mural at the New Essex Street Market

Posted May 10, 2019 at 5:02 am

Back in January, the Essex Street Market announced an open call to artists for a mural in the new headquarters across Delancey Street. Now, four months later, the winning design is hanging inside the 26-story Essex Crossing development. The artist chosen by the curators at the Lower East Side Partnership was Aaron Meshon, a Brooklyn-based […]

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Standing Tall with Curt Hoppe’s ‘Downtown Portraits’

Last modified May 8, 2019 at 8:42 pm

They’re larger than life. Literally and figuratively. “They” are the subjects of “Downtown Portraits,” a series of photographs and large-scale paintings by Curt Hoppe, which recently opened at both Howl! Happening and Bernarducci galleries. This nine-year project depicts artists, writers, musicians, activists and art entrepreneurs who Hoppe befriended when he first came to downtown New […]

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‘Bluestockings’ Celebrates 20 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

This month, the venerable Bluestockings celebrates a momentous milestone. Twenty years selling books from a storefront on Allen Street. Bluestockings – named for the 18th century intellectual women in the Blue Stockings Society – opened at 172 Allen in 1999. Its current model as a collectively-run, worker-owned bookstore and activist center followed a brief closure […]

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