Great Jones Street

Seeing the ‘Same Old Gallery’ on Great Jones Street [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

Same old story, same old gallery. The new NoHo gallery at 57 Great Jones Street, where Jean-Michel Basquiat once lived and worked, opens to the public today. It features artwork from, and inspired by his partner in crime, Al Diaz. As previously reported, Brian Shevlin from the Con Artist Collective and local photographer Adrian Wilson […]

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‘Bohemian’ Restaurant Expanding on Great Jones Street

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:02 am

Bohemian Restaurant, the exclusive not-so-secret speakeasy eatery, is a few months from expansion. It’ll soon emerge from its back room and seize the remaining retail floor area. For the time being, however, the front half of 57 Great Jones Street is temporarily home to the Same Old Gallery. This pop-up showroom – launch is September […]

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It’s the ‘Same Old Gallery’ at Basquiat’s Former Studio on Great Jones Street

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Andy Warhol once owned it. Jean-Michel Basquiat lived, worked, and died in it. Now, the ground level of 57 Great Jones Street is under conversion to a temporary gallery concept inspired by the late artist. (It was previously occupied by Japan Premium Beef.) Indeed, one need only scope the name – The Same Old Gallery – […]

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On the 30th Anniversary of his Death, Basquiat Gets Tribute from Al Diaz on Great Jones

Posted August 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

Yesterday (August 12) marks thirty years since Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27. To help pay tribute to his fallen compatriot, legendary Lower East Side street scrawler Al Diaz imparted this silhouette and message on the facade of his former studio at 57 Great Jones Street (where he was found). The […]

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‘Great Jones Cafe’ Rises from the Dead, Reopens Today

Posted August 2, 2017 at 5:07 am

Exactly one week after the Great Jones Cafe shuttered, the 34-year-old establishment is returning from the brink. It reopens for business today at 5pm. This news is somewhat expected, though, as reports surfaced last week that current ownership was taking a weeklong reprieve to decide whether to keep going (amidst purported turmoil over how to […]

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The Great Jones Cafe Takes a Break After 34-Year Reign Just off the Bowery

Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:06 am

One by one, the old guard of the Lower East Side are dropping. The bell tolls today for the Great Jones Cafe, which closed last night after 34 years just off the Bowery. Originally thought to be permanent, the closure is reportedly a weeklong reprieve, during which time the remaining owners will decide whether to […]

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The John Waters ‘Lost Merchandise’ You Always Wanted is at La MaMa Galleria [RECAP]

Posted May 31, 2017 at 9:23 am

Do you remember playing with your Female Trouble Christmas Morning playset, or pining after a set of Pink Flamingos sheets, when you were a kid? Or begging your folks to buy you some Divine breakfast cereal? We do. Maybe. And if you don’t, here’s your chance to rewrite the personal history you always wished you […]

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Sandblasting History: 41 Great Jones Street Condo Conversion is Now for Sale

Posted December 11, 2015 at 5:00 am

Nearing its 126th birthday, 41 Great Jones Street will not only go under the knife, but also change hands. Let’s recap. Deep-pocketed developer Blumenfeld Development Group acquired the property in 2013 for an even $11 million. For more than fifty years, Acme Sandblasting Company operated onsite, but closed post-transaction. The initial goal was to convert […]

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Great Jones Space Opens ‘CUT TeeTh’ Art Show Tuesday Night

Posted October 22, 2013 at 11:22 am

If you find yourself out and about on tonight (October 22), you might want to make a stop at Great Jones Space (9 Great Jones Street, #2) for the “CUT TeeTh” art show. Curated by Rob Aloia and Jay Jefferson, “CUT TeeTh” showcases who and what’s currently making noise in the independent downtown art scene […]

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Report: Phillip Lim Opening Store at 48 Great Jones

Posted August 12, 2013 at 5:26 am

Bowery dismemberment is fast and furious these days. Demolition, a real estate portfolio of 11 buildings sold for $62 million, big fashion moving in, and hotels and high-end condos sprouting everywhere.

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