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Locals Unhappy about Defacement of ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:09 am

The tagging of a popular mural on Rivington Street has angered some of the local populace, it appears. The so-called “27 Club” mural at the corner of Forsyth Street – painted last October by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra – was recently defaced. Some graffiti crew tagged over the artwork with several white scrawls. However, a […]

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‘Mom-and-Pop’ Installation in Seward Park Dismantled, Headed to Philadelphia

Posted June 28, 2019 at 5:03 am

The photographic tribute to mom-and-pop businesses on the Lower East Side is now gone. Acclaimed husband-and-wife photographers James and Karla Murray this week dismantled the “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” installation, which had been seated in a Seward Park plant-bed for the last year. The duo has plans for a permanent revival, though. Yet not in […]

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New Museum Union Protests on the Bowery as Contract Negotiations Continue

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:07 am

Members of the nascent New Museum workers union congregated on the Bowery yesterday evening to protest alleged mistreatment by management. The vocal stunt went down as the institution’s summer exhibitions opened to the public. The disgruntled distributed leaflets alleging the New Museum had “disparaged” the group’s health care and wage proposals, and that the museum […]

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BIRDLINK Installation on Lower East Side Provides Habitat for Local Wildlife

Posted June 13, 2019 at 5:05 am

Local wildlife is happy with a new artist installation in the northwest corner of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Artist Anina Gerchick introduced her newest BIRDLINK last weekend beside the East Houston Street basketball courts. It’s a seven-tier, sixteen-foot “deployable habitat” that overflows with native plants. Each of the “towers” together provide a home for nineteen […]

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Artist Files Suit Against the Hole Gallery and Mamacha Cafe for Unpaid Fees and Lost Artwork

Posted June 11, 2019 at 5:02 am

Mamacha (née MoMaCha) is again facing legal action. This time from an exhibiting artist who alleges that the arty cafe – and The Hole gallery in which it resides – failed to pay on art sold, failed to return unsold pieces, and damaged others. According to Artnet News, Dallas-based Dan Lam filed a lawsuit this […]

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Already with NYPL, Seward Park Gains a ‘Little Free Library’

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seward Park just gained a new library … in the shadow of another. And one that won’t nab you for late fees. Over the weekend, the Seward Park Conservancy unveiled the Seward Park Little Free Library. It’s a wee weatherproof cubby next to the small children’s playground inside the park, and operates on the standard […]

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Con Artist Collective Relocates After 9 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

At nine-years-old, the Con Artist Collective is on the move. And upsizing in a big way. The community-based art workshop is trading Hell Square for 329 Broome Street, by the Bowery, in what was previously the White Box Gallery (the last seven years). This sudden relocation marks the first major undertaking for new owner, and longtime […]

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Artist ‘Remembers’ Tiananmen Square Massacre with Tank Mural on Allen Street

Last modified June 5, 2019 at 6:59 am

Yesterday marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China. The events of that day are now commemorated with a moving tribute mural on Allen Street. Artist Adrian Wilson spent two days overwriting his “Where Goes the Neighborhood” with an interpretation of the iconic tank Man image snapped (and smuggled out) by […]

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Queen Andrea is the Next Muralist Painting the Bowery Wall

Posted May 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Mural Wall is ready for its next muralist. Unknown until now. Thursday morning, the canvas was whitewashed to erase the prior mural painted by Bronx-based Tats Cru. Hours later, the site was epically tagged into submission by Pork New York. In a broad daylight walk-by. We can reveal that the next in line […]

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The ‘Prestige’ of Tagging the Bowery Mural Wall

Posted May 24, 2019 at 5:26 am

The four-month tenure of Tats Cru at the Bowery Mural Wall has concluded. A change of the guard is happening as we speak. The Wall was whitewashed yesterday. And it didn’t take long at all for a tagger to go big with spray-paint script spelling “Prestige.” Whomever is behind it left a trail of paint […]

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