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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns from COVID-19 Sidelines

Posted April 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

All the world’s a stage… To honor what would be the Bard’s 457th birthday, the ever-so-popular Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is back for a two night affair. Being the first performance from the troupe since the pandemic sidelined it in 2020, the event promises evenings filled with scenes, songs, sonnets, and soliloquies from the […]

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An Art Show to Benefit the Educational Alliance

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:17 am

A new art exhibit to support the Educational Alliance and its Manny Cantor Center kicks off this weekend. Drawing inspiration from the recently-deposed Hester Street Fair, “CONTINUE TO BE” is a celebratory show welcoming the warmth and hope of springtime in the city, featuring both new and old work from local photographers who have documented life […]

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The ‘Goodnight Moon’ House on Orchard Street

Posted April 15, 2021 at 5:07 am

On lower Orchard Street, there was a telephone, and a landlord tycoon, and an art show depicting … Goodnight Moon. Hosted by Fort Makers, the new exhibit at 38 Orchard brings Margaret Wise Brown’s 1947 children’s book Goodnight Moon to life, via a three-dimensional installation. “Goodnight House” is the work of fourteen commissioned artists who […]

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Penny Arcade Hosts Virtual Benefit for Henry Street Settlement Pantry

Posted March 26, 2021 at 8:26 am

A year into the pandemic, the art world continues to team up with local organizations to lend a helping hand. The ‘Arts for Living Show: Artist Feed The L.E.S.’ is a virtual fundraiser event to benefit the Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, hosted by local artist and activist Penny Arcade. It’ll feature new video […]

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The Hole on the Bowery Creates Another in Tribeca

Last modified March 24, 2021 at 4:35 pm

On the occasion of its ten-year anniversary, The Hole is getting bigger. The flagship showroom at 312 Bowery, founded by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman in May 2011, is expanding further downtown to Tribeca. Its new satellite gallery space – located at 86 Walker Street – opens next week (April 1) with a solo exhibition […]

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Grey Lady Scrubs its Windows of Graffiti

Posted March 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

Much like its neighbor at the corner of Orchard Street, Grey Lady this week also erased the graffiti on its glass facade. The dusty windows and empty flower boxes have been a frequent target for taggers ever since the restaurant temporarily closed back in December (second indoor dining ban). Owner Ryan Chadwick scrubbed the bubble […]

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NY PopsUp with Performances at Essex Crossing

Posted March 3, 2021 at 5:06 am

A small crowd gathers outside the entrance to the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. Rain be damned. Music blares onto the street. Inside the sparse Essex Crossing storefront, behind plate-glass windows, a group of dancers prance around to the rhythm. The weekend spectacle was part of NY PopsUp, the months-long festival billed by […]

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Uncapped: In Conversation with Clayton Patterson and Cochise

Posted February 26, 2021 at 5:08 am

Oh hey, Boogie Faithful, it’s your favorite historian here announcing our new graf-related podcast. We’ve done a few episodes, literally, and for the latest, Clayton Patterson has come out of his Boogie corner. We chatted, we laughed, we discussed some esoteric, anecdotal and priceless Lower East Side history. Local native and artist Jose “Cochise” Quiles also […]

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‘King Kirby’ Podcast Celebrates the LES-Born Marvel Legend

Last modified February 18, 2021 at 11:42 am

In which the unsung hero of the Marvel universe gets his due. In a dramatic podcast. The famed Jack Kirby – born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917 and onetime resident of 147 Essex Street – was the illustrator who put pen to paper in co-creating comic book juggernauts like Captain America, the Hulk, Fantastic Four, and […]

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MOSCOT Sees its Orchard Street HQ Targeted by Taggers

Posted February 16, 2021 at 5:05 am

This sight isn’t easy on their eyes. MOSCOT, the fifth-generation eyewear company founded on the Lower East Side, has been hidden behind a sheath of graffiti for months. Nearly every available exterior surface of its Orchard Street flagship is adorned in spray-painted tags. Walls, panels, window grates, all of it. 108 Orchard Street is the […]

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