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‘Adam Lucas x Nom Wah Tea Parlor’ on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:10 am

Local artist Adam Lucas (formerly known as Hanksy) yesterday joined forces with Nom Wah Tea Parlor for a collaboration of art and apparel. The two-night gallery stint, dubbed “Neighbors,” kicked off last night at 168 Bowery with plenty of fanfare. Inside the four walls of the Old Bowery Station space (at Kenmare), Lucas’ new creative […]

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Bowery Gallery to Visit ‘Mad Day Out’ with The Beatles

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:09 am

Beatlemaniacs are in for a treat … in the form of rare photographs. As the story goes, one fine summer day back in July 1968, British photographer Tom Murray photographed Paul, John, George, and Ringo throughout the streets of London. The shoot took place quite literally on the run, so as to avoid screaming Beatles […]

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Knickerbocker Village is Hosting its First Pop-Up Art Show with Residents

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

Knickerbocker Village is hosting its first ever pop-up art show, exclusively showcasing art from residents within the 1,600-unit affordable housing community in the Two Bridges neighborhood. Guest curated by Anna Kustera, the exhibition will highlight diverse, creative talent from the likes of Danna Call, Jessica Delfino, Hadassah Diaz, Russell King, Gloria Klein, Carter Kustera, Sean Mellyn, […]

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Adam Lucas Collaborates with Nom Wah for ‘Neighborhood’ Gallery Show

Posted May 17, 2018 at 5:05 am

Nom Wah Tea Parlor has just teamed up with another downtown fixture, proflific artist Adam Lucas (nee Hanksy). Dubbed “Neighborhood,” the new collaboration will set up shop next week at the Old Bowery Station, the events space adjacent to Nom Wah Nolita. The two-day show explores the motifs and imagery of the Lower East Side, […]

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Penny Arcade’s ‘Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!’ Returns to the Lower East Side

Posted May 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

She’s often considered one of the creators of performance art (to which she has jokingly said, “I’m sorry”). Arising a handful of decades ago from the raw and creative Lower East Side, Penny Arcade’s shows, as she takes on the world around us, are honest, insightful, hilarious, emotional, brilliant and unapologetic. Arcade recently brought one […]

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Uncapped: The Great Debate of Street Art vs. Graffiti [INTERVIEW]

Last modified May 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm

BBU’ers. How’s it going? Figured it was time for a debate with someone other than myself on the topic of Street Art vs. Graffiti. When the most prolific train-era bombers and wall-writers are boothing it up at art fairs or stacking Gs in galleries, is graffiti dead? I had to know. So, I gathered a […]

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Inkstop Tattoo Parlor Closing Down after 2 Decades in the East Village

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

The wells have run dry for Inkstop Tattoo on Avenue A. Head tattoo artist and shop owner, Eric Rignall, announced last week on social media that the business would close down at the end of summer. “Sometime “by August 1,” which means any day now, really. Thus concluding an impressive twenty-one year run in the […]

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‘Signs and Symbols’ Gallery Takes Former Record Store Space on Forsyth Street

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:03 am

Over at 100-102 Forsyth Street, the gentrification playbook is put to use. Almost to a tee. As the double-wide tenements are upscaled, its retail mirrors in kind. First, a trendy coffee shop (i.e. Kodawari); next up, a new gallery. Dubbed Signs and Symbols, the new showroom is a self-described “curator’s studio” and “non-gallery gallery” that […]

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It’s Lower East Side History Month; Here’s this Weekend’s Schedule

Posted May 3, 2018 at 5:13 am

The fifth annual Lower East Side History Month is again upon us. Below are some events that are happening this weekend. From the mailbag: LES Stories: Chalk the LES! Fri May 4 + Sat May 5, All day *Free* Coordinated by Downtown Art Greek Jewish Festival Sun May 6, 12pm – 6pm *Free* Kehila Kedosha […]

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190 Bowery’s Jay Maisel Launches Archival Photo Website

Posted May 3, 2018 at 5:03 am

Photographer Jay Maisel parted with the graffiti-sheathed Germania Bank Building on the Bowery over three years ago. The $55 million sale was no doubt a cash windfall, and often regarded as one of the biggest coups in area real estate, with Maisel having “only” paid $102,000 back in 1966. Since unloading the 72-room palace to […]

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