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Vacant Ludlow Street Lot is Live-Streaming NASA Satellite Footage of Earth

Posted March 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

That massive rig installed in the dormant lot at 159 Ludlow Street is activated. Its purpose is literally out of this world. The temporary structure hoists an orb-shaped screen that will project imagery from space. Indeed, the installation streams real-time video from a satellite orbiting Earth. Artist Sebastian ErraZuriz is also involved in the project, […]

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Sebastian ErraZuriz Makes a Splash in Hell Square

Posted March 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

You may have noticed the big rig in the long-vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Its placement signals more activity this site has seen since Banksy’s treatment six years ago. Similarly, the setup is there to support a new art project, as previously reported. The uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced last Wednesday in […]

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‘Teen Art Gallery’ Heads to the Bowery Exhibiting Artwork of 50 High Schoolers

Posted March 1, 2019 at 5:08 am

Youth-run art organization, Teen Art Gallery is at it again. The worldwide creative collective, created by teens for teens, is hosting its annual showcase, this year dubbed, “TAG: GEN Z.” The show has grown significantly over the past five years, adding over ten artists to its arsenal. From the mailbag: TAG: GEN Z, features over […]

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Friends of Late Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon Crowdfund for His Memorial

Posted February 28, 2019 at 5:04 am

Old school graffiti writer Dan Whedon (alias OMNI) passed away earlier this week from an apparent drug overdose. Now, in the wake of this tragedy, friends are donating to help foot the cost of a proper memorial. A GoFundMe campaign began yesterday with the goal of raising $10,000 to help “give Dan the memorial he […]

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RIP Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon (OMNI), Passed Away in Elizabeth Street Apartment

Last modified February 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

The old school graffiti community is coming together to mourn the loss this week of fallen comrade Dan Whedon. Whedon, a member of the “156 Crew” whose tag-name was OMNI, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Elizabeth Street apartment on Monday. His exact age is unknown, but thought to be in […]

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The Most Expensive Skateboard in the World is a Supreme Painter’s Palette

Posted February 25, 2019 at 5:08 am

Supreme might be relishing the comfort of its new (temporary) home on the Bowery (Germania Bank Building), but many in the artist community remain bitter in the wake of its recent ad campaign. Back in November, the iconic skater brand released a new skateboard video called “Blessed,” then hit the streets to promote. The subsequent […]

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Sir Shadow’s ‘One-Line’ Gallery Show on the Bowery

Posted February 22, 2019 at 5:02 am

Sir Shadow, prolific artist and one of the last living souls in the Whitehouse SRO on the Bowery, is currently showcasing his unique one-line artwork (aka “flowetry”) at a gallery exhibit this week. The event kicked off this past Tuesday at 222 Bowery, the onetime YMCA building colloquially known as “The Bunker.” Sir Shadow will […]

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LinkNYC Highlights Lower East Side with New Graphic

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

Coming soon to LinkNYC advertising obelisks is a series of five neighborhood-specific illustrations by artist Dana Rodriguez. The Lower East Side counts as one, alongside Greenwich Village, midtown, Harlem, and Brooklyn. (Apparently each image will run on machines in those targeted areas.) Local icons illustrated in the graphic include Katz’s Deli, Grand Street subway stop, […]

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Born on the Lower East Side, Seth Herzog’s ‘Sweet’ Comedy Show Moves Out

Posted January 28, 2019 at 5:06 am

It sure felt like a final farewell. Downtown comedy fixture Seth Herzog had Slipper Room substitute Chelsea Music Hall at capacity last month for what he dubbed “the last show for awhile.” In the end, this Sweet holiday show was more of an inflection point. Like so much else on the Lower East Side these […]

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Muralists Sought for Public Art at New Essex Street Market

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Essex Street Market just announced an open call to artists for a mural at the forthcoming Essex Crossing headquarters. According to the press release, announced via Facebook, the canvas is above the entrance to the Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. The spot in question is visible from the public seating area, as well as […]

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