Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: Shine a Light on the Dark

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:06 am

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, nights are especially dark on the streets of the Lower East Side. Fewer businesses, less activity, less overall light. In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, the neighborhood documentarian shines a light on the darkness.

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Clayton’s Corner: Uber in the Crossfire on Allen Street

Posted March 29, 2021 at 5:08 am

In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson sent along these image of an Uber driver whose car was incinerated in a curbside garbage fire on Allen Street, near Stanton. The fire department suggested that an errant cigarette butt may have sparked the fire that consumed the car. And with a noticeable uptick […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Fences, Falls, and Flips [PHOTOS]

Posted March 12, 2021 at 5:12 am

It was a week of action on the streets of the Lower East Side. Here is a visual taste through the lens of Clayton Patterson for this installment of Clayton’s Corner. A man reportedly fell from a window of 81 Ludlow Street at around 8:30pm Tuesday night. More than a dozen emergency personnel responded to […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Martha Cooper to Middle Collegiate

Posted March 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

Clayton Patterson sent his latest dispatch of imagery from his recent neighborhood walkabouts. The latest Clayton’s Corner is here. Legendary graffiti photographer, Martha Cooper, standing beside a payphone in Astor Place that features one of her iconic images. NY PopsUp spent last weekend at the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. It drew crowds […]

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Uncapped: In Conversation with Clayton Patterson and Cochise

Posted February 26, 2021 at 5:08 am

Oh hey, Boogie Faithful, it’s your favorite historian here announcing our new graf-related podcast. We’ve done a few episodes, literally, and for the latest, Clayton Patterson has come out of his Boogie corner. We chatted, we laughed, we discussed some esoteric, anecdotal and priceless Lower East Side history. Local native and artist Jose “Cochise” Quiles also […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bullets, Vaccines, and Fridges

Posted February 19, 2021 at 5:10 am

And we’re back with another installment of Clayton’s Corner, in which neighborhood photographer Clayton Patterson shares his sightings. On Tuesday, an unidentified 75-year-old woman had been standing near the corner of Delancey Street shortly before 12:30pm. She reportedly heard four or five shots, then felt the pain. One of the discharged bullets hit her buttocks… […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Overthrow the Wrong Way

Posted January 22, 2021 at 5:05 am

In this installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson shares news that the Overthrow boxing gym on Bleecker Street is back in action. Then, crosstown on Essex Street, two cops stopped for a quick slice. However, flouting traffic by driving the wrong way to park in front of Champion Pizza. This move seemed to irk […]

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Disposable Icons: Zito’s Coffee Cup Portraiture

Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:01 am

Antony Zito has been a fixture of the Lower East Side art scene for decades. But it’s one of his more recent artistic pursuits that strikes a chord. Discarded paper coffee cups are the canvas on which Zito imparts profiles of downtown luminaries. The effort began four years ago as part of the annual Acker […]

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Stanton Pizza Closes Thanks to ‘Uncool Landlord’

Posted December 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

Stanton Pizza, the solid cubbyhole pizzeria at the southeast corner of Essex Street, is out of business. Another Covid casualty. Taped to the front door is eviction paperwork, alongside a pointed message: “some landlords are cool, ours is not.” Presumably, there could have been some sort of impasse over rent. It’s also worth noting that […]

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Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

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