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RIP Graffiti Writer Dan Whedon (OMNI), Passed Away in Elizabeth Street Apartment

Last modified February 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

The old school graffiti community is coming together to mourn the loss this week of fallen comrade Dan Whedon. Whedon, a member of the “156 Crew” whose tag-name was OMNI, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Elizabeth Street apartment on Monday. His exact age is unknown, but thought to be in […]

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The Most Expensive Skateboard in the World is a Supreme Painter’s Palette

Posted February 25, 2019 at 5:08 am

Supreme might be relishing the comfort of its new (temporary) home on the Bowery (Germania Bank Building), but many in the artist community remain bitter in the wake of its recent ad campaign. Back in November, the iconic skater brand released a new skateboard video called “Blessed,” then hit the streets to promote. The subsequent […]

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Sir Shadow’s ‘One-Line’ Gallery Show on the Bowery

Posted February 22, 2019 at 5:02 am

Sir Shadow, prolific artist and one of the last living souls in the Whitehouse SRO on the Bowery, is currently showcasing his unique one-line artwork (aka “flowetry”) at a gallery exhibit this week. The event kicked off this past Tuesday at 222 Bowery, the onetime YMCA building colloquially known as “The Bunker.” Sir Shadow will […]

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LinkNYC Highlights Lower East Side with New Graphic

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

Coming soon to LinkNYC advertising obelisks is a series of five neighborhood-specific illustrations by artist Dana Rodriguez. The Lower East Side counts as one, alongside Greenwich Village, midtown, Harlem, and Brooklyn. (Apparently each image will run on machines in those targeted areas.) Local icons illustrated in the graphic include Katz’s Deli, Grand Street subway stop, […]

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Born on the Lower East Side, Seth Herzog’s ‘Sweet’ Comedy Show Moves Out

Posted January 28, 2019 at 5:06 am

It sure felt like a final farewell. Downtown comedy fixture Seth Herzog had Slipper Room substitute Chelsea Music Hall at capacity last month for what he dubbed “the last show for awhile.” In the end, this Sweet holiday show was more of an inflection point. Like so much else on the Lower East Side these […]

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Muralists Sought for Public Art at New Essex Street Market

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Essex Street Market just announced an open call to artists for a mural at the forthcoming Essex Crossing headquarters. According to the press release, announced via Facebook, the canvas is above the entrance to the Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. The spot in question is visible from the public seating area, as well as […]

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This Lower East Side Peddler Sells ‘Common Books’ from a Mobile Cart

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is a literary peddler wheeling around the Lower East Side. If you see a woman wheeling a book cart down by the river with her young daughter in tow, you are crossing paths with Common Books. Area local Brittany Bond just started the mobile book business, and her first day pounding pavement was last […]

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Tats Cru Draws Lower East Side Inspiration at Bowery Mural Wall

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:07 am

That’s a wrap. Tats Cru, the venerable graffiti outfit from the Bronx, completed their mural over the weekend at the Bowery Wall. The so-called “mural kings” brought the goods with this graphic cityscape that is essentially a Lower East Side homage. It includes a shout out to Keith Haring (the first to decorate the concrete […]

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Tats Cru Tapped For Bowery Mural Wall

Last modified January 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm

At the Bowery Mural Wall it’s one icon after another. The slate was wiped clean, so to speak, late last week. Gone is JR’s anti-gun proclamation, just in time to make way for Tats Cru. The legendary outfit teamed up with Crash One for the effort, which began at the wall yesterday with the outlining. […]

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An Elon Musk Space on Rivington Street?

Posted December 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

Until 106 Rivington Street fulfills its destiny as the next Hell Square nightspot, this. A tunnel construction company? A tipster was out front last night and snapped a few photos before security stepped in. Below a “boring” neon sign, the sparse space is occupied by something called The Boring New York Company. There is a […]

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