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Severely Trimmed Last Summer, B Bar Trees Are on the Mend

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Nearly a year later, the trimmed trees at B Bar on the Bowery appear on the mend. It was last August when the corner establishment, on the block since replacing the Gulf gas station in 1993, almost decimated the small grove in its front courtyard. At the time, B Bar employees maintained that the advertisers […]

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LES Protests Trump’s Family Separation Policy with Banner Above FDR

Posted June 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

Lower East Side activists unfurled a banner early yesterday morning protesting ongoing family separations happening at the border. The message is a play on First Lady Melania Trump’s controversial jacket faux pas last week, reading “Yes we care … Do U?,” and hung from the FDR pedestrian bridge at Delancey Street. This is a popular […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Kids at the Door [PHOTOS]

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:09 am

Clayton Patterson’s front door is legendary. This portal to his home and Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street served as backdrop for thousands of shots. Locals from around the neighborhood posed (and still pose) in front of the door. Many such photos were included in his Front Door Book from 2009. This particular shot […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bravest of the Brave [PHOTOS]

Posted April 2, 2018 at 8:36 am

Last weekend, there was a kitchen fire at the Ludlow House on the Lower East Side. It was reportedly the second fire on-premise in as many weeks… …Funeral procession on East Second Street for fire marshal and U.S Air Force Major Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis, who died in Iraq earlier this month with five other servicemen when their […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Of Generations and Gentrification [PHOTOS]

Posted March 21, 2018 at 5:16 am

As the unrelenting winds of the international corporate gentrification keeps eroding away the deep, rich, soil of our culture, it also disposes of “neighborhood” and “community.” It affects both collective memory and history. For example: changing the name of PS 122 into Performance Space New York obliterates the connection to the previous 30-year history. Another […]

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FDNY Memorial for Dallas Firefighter Who Died in East River Helicopter Crash

Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:11 am

Yesterday evening, on Second Avenue, a battalion of firefighters gathered to honor a Dallas firefighter who died in the tragic helicopter accident Sunday. The memorial was held outside A. Provenzano Lanza funeral home, where dozens of uniformed firefighters and their respective vehicles stood in somber salute. Twenty-six-year-old fireman Brian McDaniel – with Station 36 in […]

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Sundown in the Snowstorm [PHOTOS]

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:08 am

During yesterday’s Nor’Easter, the apocalyptic predictions of being buried in feet of snow ultimately translated to an accumulation of instant slush. The real photogenic time to capture this mess was during sundown, the golden hour, when the storm began to intensify. The wet socks and frozen hands were worth it. Some photos…

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Game of Tomes: The NYPL Digital Scrapbook Collection

Posted March 5, 2018 at 5:14 am

Feast your eyes! The New York Public Library just updated “Iram and Paul Milstein’s Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy” collection with an intriguing new subset of images. Users now have an all access pass into the “Scrapbooks of New York City Views.” Bend the knee. Their digitized collection is now even […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At the Memorial for LES Documentarian, Toyo Tsuchiya [PHOTOS]

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

If, in the early ’80s, Toyo Tsuchiya’s ambition was to be remembered as a serious New York City documentary photographer, he could not have picked a more overlooked and neglected piece of landscape than the Forsyth and Rivington Street area, between Delancey and Houston. At the time, it was a drug- and crime-infested subdivision. As […]

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The East River is Freezing Over [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

Two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and the East River is packed with ice floes. The waterway is freezing around the edges and bouncing with the tide – on both sides. Although, not quite as dramatic as those reports from the nineteenth century when a land-bridge was created from a frozen East River. For instance, in […]

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