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The Van Gogh Immersion on South Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

When I was fifteen, I was flipping through posters in my local music store at the mall, and I paused on a print of the most vibrant blues and yellows – a swirling night sky. It hit me – I didn’t know anything about art, the painting, or the painter, but I knew I was […]

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LES Van Gogh Exhibit Seeks Approval for Onsite ‘Absinthe Bar’ at Pier 36

Posted June 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

The “Immersive Van Gogh Experience” at Pier 36 is underway. As are plans for an on-site drinking experience. This past weekend was the so-called soft-launch, with the exhibit available for press and community previews. Crowds flocked to the 70,000 square-foot pavilion on South Street (also known as Basketball City) to view the much-anticipated happening.  On […]

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City Deploys Vaccine Bus to ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Exhibit

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Today, the city is teaming up with the much anticipated exhibit, “Immersive Van Gogh,” in the name of vaccination. The show that is bringing the famous Dutch artist’s masterpieces to life via 500,000 cubic-feet projections at Pier 36, is hosting an on-site Mobile Vaccine Bus this weekend. It’s part of the City’s latest initiative, Youth […]

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Basketball City on the LES a Food Distribution Site for City’s Low Income Communities

Posted May 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been hearing from readers on the Lower East Side waterfront about increased activity at Basketball City at Pier 36. Tents are up, official cars and trucks, and taxis, plus the appearance of National Guard troops. Apparently, Basketball City has been coordinating with the Economic Development Corp, the Office of […]

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