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Rag & Bone Closes 2 of its East Houston Stores for Remodeling

Last modified March 15, 2018 at 9:24 am

Several weeks ago, Rag & Bone closed down two of its three contiguous stores near East Houston and Elizabeth Streets. The high-end boutique is not leaving the Lower East Side, though. On the contrary, we’re told that Rag & Bone is instead remodeling the two spaces (formerly Cafe Colonial). The tune-up is in tandem with […]

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LES Street Artist Ori Carino Paints New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted April 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

Lower East Side native, Ori Carino, just painted an excellent new mural on the facade of Rag & Bone. The street artist put the finishing touches of paintwork earlier this week, and it’s easily one of the better additions to this space in recent months. Carino frequently throws up murals around the neighborhood, including a […]

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Kevin Lyons Paints Kooky Monster Mural for Rag & Bone

Last modified October 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

The season turns, and with it the artwork on display at the Rag & Bone outpost just off the Bowery. Buff Monster’s prior output has been, well, buffed and a new artist in step to fill the void. Expounding on the overall monster-on-canvas theme – in time for Halloween, of course – graphic designer Kevin […]

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Buff Monster Paints Cycloptic Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

Buff Monster is on a roll. Within the last month, the popular street artist has imparted at least three high-profile murals on the walls of the Lower East Side. A week after painting an enormous piece on the warehouse at 125 Chrystie Street – one block from his artist studio – the street artist returns […]

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It’s Been 5 Years Since Cafe Colonial Shuttered

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

It was exactly five years ago that Cafe Colonial concluded its run at 73 East Houston Street. The longtime favorite – here at the corner of Mulberry for fifteen years – shuttered back on May 25, 2010 thanks to tripled rent. And what could afford that but flashy boutique chain Rag & Bone? Rag & […]

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Artist Alexis Diaz Paints Hyper-Detailed Skull Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:05 am

As of this week, there is a new mural on the Elizabeth Street facade of Rag & Bone. The consensus seems to be that the heart-and-skull artwork arguably outshines most everything that’s appeared on this wall since the boutique first instituted the Houston/Project. Puerto Rican street artist Alexis Diaz spent much of the last week […]

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Street Artist Jerkface Gets ‘Peanuts’ with Snoopy Mural at Rag & Bone

Posted November 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

More faceless street art for Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston. Coming off the mural of a faceless Richie Rich surrounded by his wealth, the Jerkface-Green Villain collaborative combo returns with more pop-culture paintwork. The street artist spent last week imparting round 2 of its apparent Rag & Bone residency. This time around, it’s […]

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Nick Kuszyk Paints ‘Robot Art’ on Rag & Bone’s Wall

Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

With the Bowery graffiti wall boarded up and out of commission for the foreseeable future, Rag & Bone across the way certainly benefits. Its own curated canvas on the Elizabeth Street facade now stands alone in this space. Temporarily. And a new mural… Nick Kuszyk swooped in this week to erase and replace Boy Kong’s […]

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Orlando’s Boy Kong is Painting a New Mural for Rag & Bone

Posted June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

Federico Massa has been deposed from Elizabeth Street. His fish-themed mural held court on the Rag & Bone wall for about three weeks before falling prey to the paint roller. And already there’s a replacement. But of course; the Houston/Project rages on. Next up is Orlando-based artist Boy Kong, who spent much of yesterday imparting […]

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Federico Massa Paints Fish Face for Rag & Bone

Posted May 13, 2014 at 6:04 am

Joe Hill’s dimension-defying mural at Rag & Bone is now gone. It’s been replaced. Whitewashed and rebranded over the weekend. His optical illusion at 73 East Houston lasted about three weeks. The high-end boutique instead said go fish, and came up with Italian artist Federico Massa. As such, the new piece is a sea-going affair […]

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