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Kenny Scharf Paints New Gate Murals at TOTAH Gallery on Stanton Street

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:16 am

The TOTAH Gallery – a newcomer on the Lower East Side arts scene – is making a big splash with its latest exhibition. Ownership tapped the creative muscle of iconic street artist Kenny Scharf for a one-day-only party that kicks off tonight. Scharf spent the last couple days painting murals on the twin security gates […]

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Balvanera on Stanton Street to Feature iPhone Photography Exhibit by Mike Brown

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:18 am

Argentinian newcomer Balvanera is again tapping the creative services of local artist and designer Mike Brown. Seven months after the tango scene of “An Allegory of Soul” was commissioned for the corner of Stanton and Suffolk Streets, a new show is planned for the premises. One that will feature iPhone photography of the Lower East […]

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Balvanera Does the Tango with New Mural by Local Artist Mike Brown

Posted November 11, 2014 at 10:19 am

Following the trend of restaurants increasing visibility with murals, culinary newcomer Balvanera is adding flare to its own facade. The Argentinian restaurant at 152 Stanton Street is currently collaborating with local artist-designer Mike Brown (Lot71) on a piece called “An Allegory of Soul.” It’s underway on the Suffolk side as we speak. The artwork, commissioned […]

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‘Balvanera’ Opens at 152 Stanton Street Tomorrow Night

Posted July 28, 2014 at 6:06 am

With Azul Bistro now a footnote in the local history books, Balvanera is taking the torch of Argentinean cuisine at 152 Stanton Street. Paper curtains were summarily deposed from the windows of 152 Stanton last night. Balvanera – named for the neighborhood in Buenos Aires – is nearly there. We walked by the restaurant yesterday, and […]

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‘Balvanera’ to Debut Its Argentinian Cuisine in Old Azul Space on Stanton Street

Posted July 2, 2014 at 5:17 am

Opened in 2001, Azul Bistro was an early pioneer on the Lower East Side, east of Essex Street. It certainly had a good decade-plus run, having shuttered just after the new year. The closure wasn’t too surprising, but was a slow demise. Peak hours in recent years were generally empty, and the establishment seemingly lost […]

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