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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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Tomokazu Matsuyama is the Latest Muralist at the Bowery Wall

Posted September 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

The next artist to grace the Bowery Art Wall is revealed. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama began painting the two-story canvas last night, dispensing with the work of Queen Andrea. If past is any indication, the new mural will be on display for roughly the next four months. Tomokazu Matsuyama is a contemporary artist who […]

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Bowery Wall Readies Next Artist Mural

Posted September 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

The arrival of a mobile boom at the corner of Bowery and East Houston is as sure a sign as any. For the last decade – since Tony Goldman’s reboot of the Bowery Art Wall – the vehicle let neighbors know a new artist was on the way. And so it is this week. Two […]

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