Billy Rohan

LES Partnership Seeks Expansion of the ‘100 Gates Project’ into Upper Manhattan and Staten Island

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:05 am

The 100 Gates Project is growing out of its birth neighborhood and namesake mural count. In other words, the initiative is expanding beyond the Lower East Side and higher than the century mark in its title. According to a recent job posting by project organizers at the Lower East Side Partnership, the plan is to […]

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Street Artist Kenny Scharf Does Some Touch-up Work on the Bowery

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

Years before local skater Billy Rohan kickstarted the “100 Gates Project,” Kenny Scharf dreamed a similar vision. Back in 2011, the iconic street artist attempted to paint one hundred store gates throughout the Lower East Side. Whether that number was actually attained is up for debate, but the results of the campaign are still visible around […]

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100 Gates Project Holds Open Call for Artists; Painting Begins Next Month

Posted March 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s open season. Skater Billy Rohan is currently fielding creatives to participate in the nascent “100 Gates Project.” Artists who are interested are encouraged to sign up (via their website) during this open call period. Painting is slated to commence sometime next month. Goal of the 100 Gates Project, co-founded by Rohan and artist Jessica […]

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‘100 Gates Project’ Receives Grant to Paint Storefront Gates Around the Lower East Side

Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

Looks like local skater and artist Billy Rohan, along with artist Jessica Blower were successful in obtaining that additional funding for their “100 Gates Project” we first heard about last June. The Lower East Side BID was one of seven finalists to land a 2015 Neighborhood Challenge Grant award, which means $30,000 to fund this vibrant vision. Goal of the […]

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‘100 Gates Project’ Aims to Paint Lower East Side Storefronts

Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:06 am

An ambitious grassroots effort is currently underway to bring more street art to the Lower East Side. Spearheading the campaign is local skater and entrepreneur Billy Rohan, who hopes to sheath one hundred store security gates south of Houston Street (between Allen and Essex). The program is aptly called the “100 Gates Project.” The real estate […]

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Watch Skater Billy Rohan Ollie Off the East Houston Pipeline [VIDEO]

Posted April 28, 2014 at 6:05 am

The never-ending East Houston capital works project does carry some benefits. We’ve seen how the construction sundries created a curbside gym in the past (cinderblocks and 2x4s); the presence of such obstructions also remains a playground for skateboarders. So… Local skater Billy Rohan was spotted yesterday evening attempting daredevil moves in the East Houston median by […]

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