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The Hole on the Bowery Creates Another in Tribeca

Last modified March 24, 2021 at 4:35 pm

On the occasion of its ten-year anniversary, The Hole is getting bigger. The flagship showroom at 312 Bowery, founded by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman in May 2011, is expanding further downtown to Tribeca. Its new satellite gallery space – located at 86 Walker Street – opens next week (April 1) with a solo exhibition […]

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Grey Lady Scrubs its Windows of Graffiti

Posted March 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

Much like its neighbor at the corner of Orchard Street, Grey Lady this week also erased the graffiti on its glass facade. The dusty windows and empty flower boxes have been a frequent target for taggers ever since the restaurant temporarily closed back in December (second indoor dining ban). Owner Ryan Chadwick scrubbed the bubble […]

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NY PopsUp with Performances at Essex Crossing

Posted March 3, 2021 at 5:06 am

A small crowd gathers outside the entrance to the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. Rain be damned. Music blares onto the street. Inside the sparse Essex Crossing storefront, behind plate-glass windows, a group of dancers prance around to the rhythm. The weekend spectacle was part of NY PopsUp, the months-long festival billed by […]

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Uncapped: In Conversation with Clayton Patterson and Cochise

Posted February 26, 2021 at 5:08 am

Oh hey, Boogie Faithful, it’s your favorite historian here announcing our new graf-related podcast. We’ve done a few episodes, literally, and for the latest, Clayton Patterson has come out of his Boogie corner. We chatted, we laughed, we discussed some esoteric, anecdotal and priceless Lower East Side history. Local native and artist Jose “Cochise” Quiles also […]

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‘King Kirby’ Podcast Celebrates the LES-Born Marvel Legend

Last modified February 18, 2021 at 11:42 am

In which the unsung hero of the Marvel universe gets his due. In a dramatic podcast. The famed Jack Kirby – born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917 and onetime resident of 147 Essex Street – was the illustrator who put pen to paper in co-creating comic book juggernauts like Captain America, the Hulk, Fantastic Four, and […]

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MOSCOT Sees its Orchard Street HQ Targeted by Taggers

Posted February 16, 2021 at 5:05 am

This sight isn’t easy on their eyes. MOSCOT, the fifth-generation eyewear company founded on the Lower East Side, has been hidden behind a sheath of graffiti for months. Nearly every available exterior surface of its Orchard Street flagship is adorned in spray-painted tags. Walls, panels, window grates, all of it. 108 Orchard Street is the […]

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‘Illuminating’ the Bowery with COVID-19 Stats

Posted February 3, 2021 at 5:15 am

Looks like quarantine has been keeping the art community, ahem, enlightened and we love to see it. Allow me to introduce the Illuminate Cities Project Collective: Alexandra Payne: Project Manager, Urban Planner and Policy Specialist (Amplify) Domingo Abrusci: Project Lead, Designer and Architect (licensed in Italy) Elisa Forlini: Lighting Design, Chartered RIBA Architect Robyn Squires: […]

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In Conversation with Crimefaces: The Definitive Interview

Posted January 5, 2021 at 5:09 am

Today, we chat with AC, the founder, and the voice of Crimefaces. You may recognize him from Instagram or his feature in Maxim magazine. He also co-sponsored our last Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle, and today is here to discuss the past, present, and future of Crimefaces. I visited AC at Crimefaces HQ – an undisclosed […]

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Of Saints and Sinners: In Conversation with Jose ‘Cochise’ Quiles

Posted December 29, 2020 at 5:07 am

Boogie fam, it is with great fanfare that I introduce you to our newest interview subject. Cochise – an artist, a lifelong Lower East Sider, and a man with a powerful message. Cochise recently opened his first solo show at Public Access, Leo Fitzgerald’s new gallery on St. Mark’s Place. The art exhibition was titled, […]

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Disposable Icons: Zito’s Coffee Cup Portraiture

Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:01 am

Antony Zito has been a fixture of the Lower East Side art scene for decades. But it’s one of his more recent artistic pursuits that strikes a chord. Discarded paper coffee cups are the canvas on which Zito imparts profiles of downtown luminaries. The effort began four years ago as part of the annual Acker […]

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