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Supreme Angers by Defacing Street Art with ‘Blessed’ Flyposting

Posted November 13, 2018 at 5:07 am

Call it supreme street drama. Skatewear brand Supreme upset at least one street artist over the weekend by spreading its flyer campaign across every surface of the Lower East Side. Among others, the handbills, which advertise the new “Blessed” skate video, were wheat-pasted along the facade of 26 First Avenue. The landlord had reportedly commissioned […]

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At the Bowery Wall, 11 Becomes 12 in Memory of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

Last modified November 9, 2018 at 7:07 am

The Bowery Mural Wall is becoming a de facto memorial for victims in recent shooting sprees. Indeed, since street artist JR put up his anti-gun piece last month – in conjunction with TIME magazine, there have been two such national tragedies. Following the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting, considered the deadliest attack on Jews […]

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You Have Until Saturday to See ‘The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

You had us at Houdini. Throw in a séance, a water tank, and a disputed death, and we were completely hooked. We were already longtime fans of artist, writer and producer Cynthia von Buhler’s work (The Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning, The Brothers Booth, The Illuminati Ball), so when we heard that her latest immersive […]

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When Spider-Man Reaches Bowery and Delancey

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

Even Spider-Man is on the Bowery these days. One reader spent time wandering the open world of the new comic book video game and found the intersection of Bowery and Delancey. Yet, it’s in name only. The commercial buildings in the scene do not represent reality. The above is an in-game selfie of the spot. […]

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JR’s Anti-Gun Mural on the Bowery Tagged in Response to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Posted October 28, 2018 at 11:20 am

Friday evening, street artist JR imparted an anti-gun mural at the Bowery Wall in collaboration with TIME Magazine, replacing the Tristan Eaton treatment from months earlier. In a twist of tragedy, the visual conversation proved timely after an anti-Semitic gunman murdered eleven Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Some twenty-four hours […]

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JR Pastes New Mural at Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified October 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

As part of the continuing effort to save the Elizabeth Street Garden, advocates invited renowned street artist JR to add a creative touch. The French artist pasted the piece yesterday afternoon as a means to call attention to the struggle by locals to keep the green space in Little Italy. JR has been all over […]

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McNally Jackson Books to Close June 2019, but ‘Definitely Staying’ in Little Italy

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yesterday morning, we reported that the independent McNally Jackson Books is leaving Prince Street. The lease on 50-52 Prince is reportedly expiring, and an apparent rent hike is cause for its removal. The bookstore confirmed the news following our story, yet offered a ray of hope for area faithful. “We are definitely staying in the […]

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McNally Jackson Bookstore is Leaving Prince Street After 14 Years

Last modified October 11, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Nothing is safe. One of the most vibrant, indeed last, bookstores in downtown Manhattan is apparently leaving. McNally Jackson Books might soon be history, fourteen years after setting up shop in Little Italy. A tipster alerted us to the Winick leasing banners that were affixed to the facade of 50 Prince Street (at Mulberry) yesterday […]

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Massive ‘27 Club’ Mural Painted on Rivington Street Wall

Last modified October 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

There is now a massive mural illustrating the fallen musicians in the so-called “27 Club.” Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra spent the better part of the last week painting five detailed faces at the corner of Rivington and Forsyth Streets – Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Amy Winehouse. These musicians belong to […]

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Uncapped: The Unseen Letters of PG and His Tribute to DONDI

Posted September 27, 2018 at 5:08 am

In December of 1998, PG (George Torres aka PGism) sent a letter to NAT KOA. It was a tribute letter to DONDI and in it was a simple request: On November 4, 1999, PG tragically died. He was only 36. A son, a brother and a father; the proverbial glue that kept a half-dozen graffiti […]

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