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Calvin Klein Wipes Away Paintball Streaks from Justin Bieber Billboard

Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Last week, the so-called non-Beliebers scored a victory against Justin Bieber and his pimps at Calvin Klein. A volley of seven yellow paintballs was fired at the ad banner hanging above Houston Street. The vandalism sat unchecked for days. Calvin Klein got wind of the incident, though, and by Monday morning, the drips were gone. […]

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Someone Shot Paintballs at Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein Ad on East Houston

Posted March 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

The brief respite from Justin Bieber’s bod (which may or may not be Photoshopped) in NoHo came to an end earlier this week. Calvin Klein hoisted the second in the series of ad banners at its token spot above East Houston, this after days of indecision. And the haters have apparently come out of the […]

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Justin Bieber’s Possibly Photoshopped Body Now Dominates East Houston Street

Posted January 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

Justin Bieber’s bod may or may not have been photoshopped for a recent Calvin Klein ad campaign, but his shirtless torso nevertheless dominates East Houston Street. The Bieber billboard-banner – which also features cowgirlin’ supermodel Lara Stone – was hoisted to the brand’s longtime ad space above the entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway entrance. The […]

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The Strokes’ Wiz Kid Management Joins C3 Presents at 263 Bowery

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ryan Gentles was the booking agent at the Mercury Lounge when he discovered the Strokes. He quit his job, and Wiz Kid Management was soon born to help represent the city-based retro rockers. The office has been an East Village mainstay for years on East Tenth Street. But now it’s moving to the Bowery after forging a partnership with […]

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Hanksy’s New ‘Polar Bear in a Blow Storm’ Greets Orchard Street

Posted November 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

The city is starting to crack down on illegal billboards outside neighborhood businesses. You know, those flyer-filled frames with sponsorships written above. Apparently many of these ad spaces are not properly permitted. We’re told a few in these parts were carted away within the last week … or cleared and painted white. This crackdown presented […]

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Roseland Ballroom Closing in April 2014

Posted October 19, 2013 at 8:11 am

The late breaking news last night was that midtown music standby Roseland Ballroom is set to close next spring. April, in fact. Billboard Magazine broke the story after getting its hands on an internal email, though no official word has been announced yet. The iconic 3,500-seat venue is owned by developer Larry Ginsberg, with booking duties […]

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Deposed Times Square Billboard Reveals Ancient Jerry Springer Ad

Posted October 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

Yesterday afternoon had us roaming the stem of Times Square, where we caught a bit of television nostalgia. The advertecture above the southeast corner of 45th and Broadway was stripped and currently displays a bygone billboard advert for the Jerry Springer Show. Any idea on its age? The Jerry Springer Show debuted exactly twenty-two years […]

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Gaudy Old Navy Billboard Deposed from NoHo

Posted September 5, 2013 at 6:05 am

For the last week or so, there’s been a flurry of activity near that advertecture at Houston and Lafayette. The Old Navy multimedia billboard is finally coming down.

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The Gap Drills Denim Onto Ludlow Facade for Its ‘Back to Blue’ Fall Campaign

Posted August 23, 2013 at 6:10 am

The Gap is making a significant inroad into the Lower East Side. Not retail, rather an eye-grabbing ad mural on Ludlow Street.

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New Advert Painted for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Above Rivington and Ludlow

Posted August 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

The suspended scaffold made an appearance above ‘inoteca a couple weeks ago to prepare the facade for some paint-by-numbers advertising.

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