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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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One Final Visit to 118 East 1st Street (and Darinka) Before Demolition [PHOTOS]

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Grab your flashilights ’cause we are going back to the beginning of 118 East 1st Street, and also to face the sad reality that is demolition all over our neighborhood. Hard hats must be worn at all times. Do not ascend stairwell, floors have been removed. Do not open this door, roof has been removed. […]

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‘Mad Hatters’ Revives its Hats History at the City Lore Gallery Space [PHOTOS]

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

Wearing many hats takes on a new meaning at “Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers,” an exhibit at City Lore. Showcasing a history of hatmaking in our city, there are plenty of hats on display that could have only been created here. New York has always been a hat-lovers town. Amidst our diversity, you […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Unveils Cycle 21 Murals on East 1st Street Trailer [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last weekend, in the blistering heat, Centre-fuge Public Art Project got the gang together for another round of artwork on East First Street. The decrepit mid-block trailer is now home to Cycle 21. Participants this time around include Julia Cocuzza, Mike Kuhn, Damien Miksza, and a collaboration with UR New York, Col Wallnuts, and Kwue Molly. The Department […]

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MTV Enlists Local Street Artists for VMAs Murals on the LES

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:15 am

MTV hit the street earlier this week to help promote its annual summer tentpole. The channel enlisted several artists to help promote this year’s Video Music Awards, returning to New York City for the first time in three years. Participants in the commissioned project – Hektad, Queen Andrea, giz, and Damien Mitchell – painted several […]

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‘Famous Nathan’ Bringing Taste of Coney Island to City Lore Gallery Tomorrow

Posted April 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

Get your hot dogs here! City Lore has added some more Coney Island programming to its lineup.  This time, the advocates for grassroots cultures are presenting a screening of the 2014 documentary Famous Nathan. Directed by famous Nathan’s grandson, Lloyd Handwerker, the film chronicles both the personal and public history of the iconic Brooklyn eatery, Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island. It […]

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Co-founder Splits with Centre-fuge Public Art Project After 4 Years

Posted March 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

The Centre-fuge Public Art Project just passed another milestone in its life cycle. Last month marked the fourth anniversary for the trailer-based arts installation on East First Street. (We’re currently amidst Cycle 19.) Now one of its co-founders is leaving the endeavor. Pebbles Russell, who, with Jon Neville, launched Centre-fuge in February of 2012, announced […]

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This Latest Mars Bar Replacement is a Botanical Dispensary Called ‘Alchemist’s Kitchen’

Posted February 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

Remember that newfangled Mars Bar replacement with the terrible name, NatureEs? Well, the juice bar/wellness center concept officially gave up the ghost back in mid-August and now carries a new identity. Somewhat perplexing this establishment was. The space carries a full liquor license and was long considered to be the second coming of Mars Bar […]

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Centre-fuge Cycle 19 Artwork Gets a Snowy Start on East 1st Street

Posted January 26, 2016 at 5:18 am

Despite the crippling blizzard on Saturday, the three-year-old Centre-fuge Public Art Project soldiers on. The record snow, of course, did cause some delays for cycle 19, but painting is nevertheless underway. Here is a visual update of progress at the trailer. And with work still ongoing, “Centre-fuge” was added to the end cap. As noted, artists […]

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Four Years on, Centre-fuge Plans Another Cycle of Artwork

Last modified March 16, 2016 at 6:50 pm

​Next month marks the fourth anniversary of the successful Centre-fuge Public Art Project on East First Street. With that milestone comes another installment for the rotating art canvas. Cycle 19 just commenced, and features the “class of 2015,” so to speak. Ten artists who painted the trailer last year were asked to return for this installment. Expect […]

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