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Checking on the First Street Green ‘Wasteland’ [PHOTOS]

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:03 am

Hello friends! As previously reported, our neighbors at First Street Green Park put out an open call for muralist for their “Wasteland” theme. This was the pitch for the open-air street gallery… Picture a time in the not-so-distant future – a “post human” era of apocalyptic proportion. According to geologists, we now live in the […]

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Hanging with the ‘Neighbors’ at First Street Green Art Park

Posted May 2, 2018 at 5:15 am

Dozens of life-sized portraits are now on display along the southern perimeter of First Park (aka First Street Green). The close-up shots together comprise an exhibit by photographer John Raymond Mireles called “Neighbors.” “Neighbors” has been a three-year artistic quest for Mireles, who traveled all fifty states (plus Tijuana) and publicly exhibited from his 3,000+ […]

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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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Photographer Toyo Tsuchiya Memorialized at Howl! Arts Gallery Tonight

Posted February 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

Toyo Tsuchiya, the esteemed local artist and photographer who documented the Lower East Side art scene of the 1980s, died in his East Village residence on November 23. He was 69. Now three months later, the community is again coming together to memorialize the fallen icon. Howl! Arts is hosting an event later this evening […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At Samoa’s ‘Candy Coated Evil’ Opening [PHOTO]

Posted January 15, 2018 at 5:12 am

In a poisoned, jaded world, this show is a limitless panacea. Samoa’s vocabulary is so innately understandable by anyone with a heart that still beats. And loved by those of us who understand that art and music and performance can create change, rather than just swell our pockets or decorate our rooms. It’s art that […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Kicks off 23rd Cycle on East 1st Street Trailer

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:02 am

It’s been nearly five months, and now the Centre-fuge Public Art Project returns with another round of artwork. Painting commenced this weekend, thus kicking off Cycle 23 at the decrepit East First Street trailer. Current class of creatives includes Evan Paul English, Gongkan, Lexi Bella, Cekis, and Ces. The Cycle 23 art installation also includes […]

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When the City Rat is the Star of the Art Show

Posted May 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

It’s time to pay homage to the city’s favorite indigenous wildlife, the street rat. Literally. Centre-Fuge and First Street Green Art Park are teaming up with Fordham University to host a “Street Art for Street Rats” event tomorrow. Yup. There will be live mural paintings by @dentonburrows, @marthalicia, @keydetail, @juliayubaba and @cramcept, inspired by the city’s prolific vermin. Information will […]

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‘Juice Press’ Apparently Gave up on its East 1st Street Annex

Posted May 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

Looks like the original location of Juice Press won’t be expanding into the sliver space next door, after all. In September 2015, the juicery rolled out a viral street campaign to announce its acquisition of the adjacent real estate at 70 East 1st Street (the former Hengst boutique). It scrawled a message on the window stating […]

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Centre-fuge Returns for its Latest Cycle of Murals on East 1st Street

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

Spring is here, and with it, another update to the Centre-fuge trailer on East First Street. Cycle 22 is upon us, and a milestone it is. This is the fifth anniversary of the public art project, which began life in February 2012. Artwork on the front left to right: Hydeon, Sticky Monger, and Jenna Krypell. On […]

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There’s an Arturo Vega Retrospective Opening at Howl! Happening

Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project (6 East 1st St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave.) will soon turn the spotlight on the late Mexican-born/East Village icon with a stunning visual homage entitled “Empire: An Arturo Vega Retrospective.” This exhibit will feature photography, collages, and several classic canvases from Vega’s Supermarket and Silver Dollar series. Additionally, […]

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