ABC No Rio

With Demolition Looming, Final Shows at Existing ABC No Rio Announced

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:13 am

Lower East Side punk haven, ABC No Rio, just released its final slate of programming in their longtime Rivington Street location. The announcement comes as the arts organization prepares to demolish the current building at 156 Rivington Street, and replace with a new energy-efficient “passive house.” The takedown and subsequent reconstruction – which should begin […]

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DIY: Make Your Own Future Band Flyers for ABC No Rio’s Final Exhibit

Posted May 27, 2016 at 10:29 am

You know all of those wouldn’t-it-be-great band names that you’ve come up with when you are in a slightly “altered” state? Here’s your chance to create that band. Well, sort of. ABC No Rio has been the host for many a hardcore punk band in the past. But their makeshift creative space, carved out of […]

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Visiting the Intersection of Hardcore Punk and Architecture at ABC No Rio

Posted May 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Before the interwebs and before PayPal, if you wanted to hear an underground band or read a fanzine about them, you did it the old-fashioned way: sending an envelope with a check or cash to the band’s address. More often than not, the address on that envelope was the home of one of the band […]

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ABC No Rio is Headed into Exile Next Month Ahead of its New ‘Passive House’ on Rivington Street

Posted May 17, 2016 at 5:17 am

ABC No Rio is officially going into exile next month to prepare for the next chapter in its life. Nearly seven years after learning that the punk haven – founded in 1980 – is slated for a fancy new replacement facility at 156 Rivington Street, the wrecking ball is on the way. Final shows are planned, […]

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ABC No Rio Hopes to Break Ground on New ‘Passive House’ Facility in Spring 2015

Posted December 1, 2014 at 5:00 am

When news broke over five years ago that ABC No Rio would be demolishing its centennial tenement (rather than renovating) for a new progressive facility, the story netted plenty of headlines. And controversy. Purists argued that this was a mistake running counter to the punk rock ethos of this longtime community center. Plans all along […]

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ABC No Rio Commissions New Mural by Dasic Fernandez

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Continuing the apparent bi-annual painting schedule, ABC No Rio this week replaced the two-year-old “hands” mural thrown up by Brian George in 2012. Its successor is more colorful and exudes somewhat of a political tone. For its latest piece, the beloved Rivington Street art collective commissioned the services of Dasic Fernandez to decorate its exterior […]

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Time’s Up! 10-Year Mechanic Appreciation Party at ABC No Rio Tonight

Posted August 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

New York’s popular bike advocacy group, Time’s Up!, is throwing a big thank you at the volunteer bike mechanics who have, for over a decade, passed along their expertise to over 35,000 participants in the organization’s free weekly classes and workshops. As a result of these tutorials, New Yorkers have become more inclined to pedal, and more empowered to reach for […]

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Gallery Hopping ‘The Real Estate Show’ Revival on the Lower East Side

Posted April 30, 2014 at 10:44 am

As we reported recently, four Lower East Side galleries are hosting installations which pay tribute to the groundbreaking 1979-1980 Real Estate Show. The original historic exhibit was created by a group of artists who took over a vacant city-owned building at 123 Delancey Street. Mere days after opening up the show to the public, the […]

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‘The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014’ Debuts at Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market

Last modified April 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is hosting an exhibit with particular relevance to the current real estate ongoings on the LES. In the wake of SPURA and other controversial neighborhood developments, The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 sparks discussion of these matters and rallies the community through art and other visual provocation. It serves […]

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VOTE UR NY & BOOGIE for the History Tribute Fence on Delancey!

Posted May 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Vote for us NOW! We’ve teamed up with UR NEW YORK to create a jaw-dropping collab telling the tale of ABC NO RIO and the Lower East Side. Your vote will bring the mural to life on Delancey Street as part of the proposed History Tribute Fence. Above is the design comp. From the proposal: […]

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