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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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Seeing the ‘Same Old Gallery’ on Great Jones Street [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

Same old story, same old gallery. The new NoHo gallery at 57 Great Jones Street, where Jean-Michel Basquiat once lived and worked, opens to the public today. It features artwork from, and inspired by his partner in crime, Al Diaz. As previously reported, Brian Shevlin from the Con Artist Collective and local photographer Adrian Wilson […]

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Century-Old Tattoo and Flash Ephemera at the South Street Seaport Museum

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:10 am

Daredevil Tattoo is hosting a can’t miss event with the South Street Seaport Museum. We have been documenting the history of tattooing on the Bowery for years; this event is making history all its own. Gus Wagner flash just for you. From the sea merchant-cum-tattoo artist and most artistically marked-up man in America. Seriously. You […]

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Luscious Jackson Singer has Solo Art Exhibition at 198 Allen Street

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:06 am

Fans of Luscious Jackson will be happy to hear that New York City’s own Jill Cuniff has an art show happening all weekend at 198 Allen Street. The Luscious Jackson singer-songwriter/bassist unveils “Lyric and Word Paintings” at the perennial pop-up tonight, showcasing a collection of abstract watercolor and mixed media paintings, some of which feature some […]

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Chinatown Locals ‘Erase the Hate’ of Insensitive Gate Murals

Last modified September 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm

One Los Angeles-based street artist angered residents in Chinatown for racially-insensitive caricatures across the neighborhood this weekend. Someone with the tag name Sickid1 imparted the controversial images on at least three store gates over the weekend – 34 Mott, 81 Allen, and 38 Allen Street. Outspoken Chinatown activist Karlin Chan took it upon himself to […]

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It’s the ‘Same Old Gallery’ at Basquiat’s Former Studio on Great Jones Street

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Andy Warhol once owned it. Jean-Michel Basquiat lived, worked, and died in it. Now, the ground level of 57 Great Jones Street is under conversion to a temporary gallery concept inspired by the late artist. (It was previously occupied by Japan Premium Beef.) Indeed, one need only scope the name – The Same Old Gallery – […]

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An EKG Mural on Ludlow Street as Commentary on Richard Prince

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Copying a copier who copies. That’s the gist of this new mural in the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Street artist Adrian Wilson a few weeks ago replaced his two-year-old effort – “You’re here, now what?” – with a spoof on controversial creative Richard Prince. The mural is a life-size Instagram recreation of Prince’s […]

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