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Clayton’s Corner: Shine a Light on the Dark

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:06 am

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, nights are especially dark on the streets of the Lower East Side. Fewer businesses, less activity, less overall light. In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, the neighborhood documentarian shines a light on the darkness.

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Clayton’s Corner: Uber in the Crossfire on Allen Street

Posted March 29, 2021 at 5:08 am

In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson sent along these image of an Uber driver whose car was incinerated in a curbside garbage fire on Allen Street, near Stanton. The fire department suggested that an errant cigarette butt may have sparked the fire that consumed the car. And with a noticeable uptick […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Fences, Falls, and Flips [PHOTOS]

Posted March 12, 2021 at 5:12 am

It was a week of action on the streets of the Lower East Side. Here is a visual taste through the lens of Clayton Patterson for this installment of Clayton’s Corner. A man reportedly fell from a window of 81 Ludlow Street at around 8:30pm Tuesday night. More than a dozen emergency personnel responded to […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Martha Cooper to Middle Collegiate

Posted March 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

Clayton Patterson sent his latest dispatch of imagery from his recent neighborhood walkabouts. The latest Clayton’s Corner is here. Legendary graffiti photographer, Martha Cooper, standing beside a payphone in Astor Place that features one of her iconic images. NY PopsUp spent last weekend at the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. It drew crowds […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bullets, Vaccines, and Fridges

Posted February 19, 2021 at 5:10 am

And we’re back with another installment of Clayton’s Corner, in which neighborhood photographer Clayton Patterson shares his sightings. On Tuesday, an unidentified 75-year-old woman had been standing near the corner of Delancey Street shortly before 12:30pm. She reportedly heard four or five shots, then felt the pain. One of the discharged bullets hit her buttocks… […]

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Essex Street Snowman Resurrected for Another Adventure

Posted February 4, 2021 at 5:08 am

For the second time in as many months, the Essex Street Snowman is back on the prowl. Resurrected for another Lower East Side adventure. The near-two-feet of snow dropped by the storm earlier this week provided enough building material for the portly creature. Complete with beer bottle nose, traffic cone hat, and Gatorade eyes. The […]

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Ten Years in the Life of the World Famous Essex Street Snowman

Posted February 1, 2021 at 5:06 am

The Essex Street Snowman has been an annual tradition for more than a decade already. Ever since two locals established a bodega-grocery at the nexus of Essex and Ludlow Streets. So, with an epic Nor’easter on the doorstep, it’s worth sledding down memory lane. The first iteration of the snow sculpture (nay, marketing stunt) appeared […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Overthrow the Wrong Way

Posted January 22, 2021 at 5:05 am

In this installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson shares news that the Overthrow boxing gym on Bleecker Street is back in action. Then, crosstown on Essex Street, two cops stopped for a quick slice. However, flouting traffic by driving the wrong way to park in front of Champion Pizza. This move seemed to irk […]

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Lightning on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted July 23, 2020 at 8:56 am

Crazy storms blew through the city yesterday. And with it, plenty of lightning bolts to streak the skyline. Some of which struck the spire of 1 WTC. These were shot from the Masaryk Towers. And one on the Two Bridges waterfront. View this post on Instagram What we're seeing #Thunderstorms #ManhattanBridge #TwoBridges https://t.co/MoiLwBxVQf A post […]

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CitizenM Lights up 20-Story Tribute for ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the Bowery

Last modified June 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

The CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery is again using its window matrix to disseminate a message. This time, it’s for Black Lives Matter. The stunt, which lights windows to spell “BLM,” started on Monday. The 20-story modular hotel last made headlines in April with a similar action to praise first-responders on the front to fight […]

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