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Lower East Side Children’s Halloween Parade Marches this Weekend

Posted October 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

Time to test run those kiddie costumes! The Henry Street Settlement’s second annual children’s Halloween costume parade and party is happening this weekend, and promises plenty of spooktacular fun for all ages. The parade route starts at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) and follows the beats of the NYPD marching band through the streets […]

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Here’s Why DOT Shouldn’t Move Forward with Hated Chinatown ‘Gateway’ Art Design [OP-ED]

Posted October 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

A glimmer of hope came over me last month when I was informed that Department of Transportation would delay its presentation to Community Board 3 regarding the controversial Chinatown “Gateway” marker. I was cautiously optimistic that Linda Lee’s “Dragon’s Roar” design would be scrapped due to unanimous local outrage and opposition, and that the selection […]

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An October Christmas Tree for Allen Street

Posted October 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Christmas come early on Allen Street. Where trees are usually discarded, one has taken root. Sort of. Someone felt the need to dig a hole for a plastic Christmas tree outside the Cheese Grille at 188 Allen Street. It’s been fully decorated alongside the pun, “Plastic Treesus.” Plastic Jesus is a street artist from Los […]

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New Museum and its Workers Union Reach Agreement

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

After several months of negotiations and the palpable threat of a strike last week, the New Musuem and the New Museum’s union have reached an agreement. The new contact is valid as of last Tuesday through June 30, 2024, and gives union members a new wage structure, allows for more time off, provides reduced employee […]

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Tomokazu Matsuyama’s Bowery Wall Mural is Defaced

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:03 am

Have mural, will tag. What took twelve people two weeks to complete is already vandalized. But that’s just par for the course over at the Bowery Art Wall, where Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama last Monday completed the latest mural. Yesterday morning, two large tags were scrawled at the bottom of the wall.

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Two Years Later, Essex Crossing Taps ‘ASVP’ Duo for 220-Foot Mural

Posted September 30, 2019 at 5:09 am

It only took two years, but Essex Crossing finally found an artist for its planned 220-foot mural. One of the largest in downtown Manhattan. Way back in September 2017, the developer consortium behind the mega-project, Delancey Street Associates, put out a public call for muralists to decorate what is now known as The Rollins (aka […]

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Checking out the New Mural at the Bowery Wall

Posted September 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

And so it goes, the latest art to grace the Bowery Mural Wall is complete. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama spent the better part of two weeks painting the piece. No doubt a record for murals here. The final brushstroke was Monday. “Utterly happy that I was able to contribute back to NY after being […]

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Uncapped Recap: The Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle

Last modified September 27, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Hey Boogie Faithful, did you have a nice weekend? Thanks to all of you who attended our graffiti battle event, and to those who helped from inception to fruition. You know who you are. Anyway, let’s get ready to RRRRRRecap the very first GGGB (Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle) at Con Artist. We set the stage […]

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Bowery Boogie Uncapped Presents the Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle

Posted September 20, 2019 at 5:08 am

Hold on to your hats, kids. It’s all out war on the Bowery! Have you ever wanted to see two graffiti writers battle live? Sure you do! I mean, many of us don’t know what we want until we hear about on the interweb, so you’re welcome. Tomorrow night, PACE SSB and REE MTA will […]

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With Champ Depot Out, Bowery Corner Gains Another Gallery

Posted September 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

For more than a decade, the Champ Depot restaurant supply company occupied 176 Bowery. Now, its former home is completely empty and fetching for a new deep-pocketed tenant. There is a torrent of listings on Craigslist fishing for suitors (“last corner retail in Nolita”), yet one was already found to occupy the second floor. It’s […]

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