100 Gates Project

Bringing Good Luck to Chinatown with ’88 Gates’ Mural Project

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:11 am

While the Lower East Side is busy with 100 Gates, Chinatown is on its way to completing 88. Murals, that is. You may have noticed the sudden uptick in Chinese-style artwork on security gates around Chinatown. Look no further than the Yu family, which lives in the neighborhood, and is independently funding a beautification initiative […]

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LES Partnership Seeks Expansion of the ‘100 Gates Project’ into Upper Manhattan and Staten Island

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:05 am

The 100 Gates Project is growing out of its birth neighborhood and namesake mural count. In other words, the initiative is expanding beyond the Lower East Side and higher than the century mark in its title. According to a recent job posting by project organizers at the Lower East Side Partnership, the plan is to […]

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The LES ‘100 Gates Project’ Reaches its Centennial Goal with Katz’s Deli Mural

Posted August 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

After two years of artwashing the Lower East Side, the 100 Gates Project reaches its namesake goal. And it’s only fitting the that 100th gate in the eponymous street art program appear on Katz’s Deli. Artist L’Amour Suprim was bestowed the honor, and spent yesterday decorating two of the restaurant’s shutters. Apparently there will be a party next […]

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100 Gates Project Reaches 75% Completion Milestone on the Lower East Side

Last modified December 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

​The widely-lauded 100 Gates Project on the Lower East Side is nearing its namesake goal. In fact, the pace of painting is picking up. The skinny: the 100 Gates Project just crossed the 75% mark. We’re told that more than 75 roll-down gates have been sheathed in murals since the campaign began last summer. Moreover, […]

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‘100 Gates Project’ on the Lower East Side Hosting Gallery Show this Saturday

Posted September 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

The 100 Gates Project officially kicked off last spring with a mural at the Avant Garde Vape Gallery on Grand Street. Since then, the frequency of paint jobs has been ticking ever upward. Mainly below the Delancey divide. They’re more than halfway there. By latest count, there are north of fifty pieces scattered across storefronts on the […]

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Street Artist Kenny Scharf Does Some Touch-up Work on the Bowery

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

Years before local skater Billy Rohan kickstarted the “100 Gates Project,” Kenny Scharf dreamed a similar vision. Back in 2011, the iconic street artist attempted to paint one hundred store gates throughout the Lower East Side. Whether that number was actually attained is up for debate, but the results of the campaign are still visible around […]

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100 Gates Project Holds Open Call for Artists; Painting Begins Next Month

Posted March 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s open season. Skater Billy Rohan is currently fielding creatives to participate in the nascent “100 Gates Project.” Artists who are interested are encouraged to sign up (via their website) during this open call period. Painting is slated to commence sometime next month. Goal of the 100 Gates Project, co-founded by Rohan and artist Jessica […]

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‘100 Gates Project’ Receives Grant to Paint Storefront Gates Around the Lower East Side

Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

Looks like local skater and artist Billy Rohan, along with artist Jessica Blower were successful in obtaining that additional funding for their “100 Gates Project” we first heard about last June. The Lower East Side BID was one of seven finalists to land a 2015 Neighborhood Challenge Grant award, which means $30,000 to fund this vibrant vision. Goal of the […]

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‘100 Gates Project’ Aims to Paint Lower East Side Storefronts

Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:06 am

An ambitious grassroots effort is currently underway to bring more street art to the Lower East Side. Spearheading the campaign is local skater and entrepreneur Billy Rohan, who hopes to sheath one hundred store security gates south of Houston Street (between Allen and Essex). The program is aptly called the “100 Gates Project.” The real estate […]

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