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‘Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber’ Planted in First Park

Posted May 22, 2014 at 6:09 am

You were waiting with bated breath, and now it’s finally here. A strange, ten-foot sculpture that feeds off negativity like that painted freak Vigo the Carpathian (and his pink slime) from Ghostbusters 2. As expected, artist Rudy Sheperd’s “Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber” is now planted firmly by the Second Avenue entrance of First Park. […]

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Christopher Walken Rex Sculpture Debuts in First Park

Posted October 29, 2013 at 6:10 am

No, that green giant in First Park is not Godzilla. Nor is it the latest Banksy piece to hog headlines. Behold, the sixteen-foot-tall “Christopher Walken Rex,” created by a gaggle of Lower East Side teenagers. The crew reportedly spent the summer working on the freak sculpture; completed product was installed in the pocket park on […]

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‘Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber’ Proposed for First Park

Posted October 4, 2013 at 6:03 am

This “black rock” will absorb all the negative energy on the Lower East Side (and there’s a lot of it these days). That’s the goal, anyway. Artist Rudy Shepherd is on the Community Board 3 docket to pitch his proposal to sculpt a “Black Rock Energy Absorber” for First Park. First Street Green, the organization […]

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Proposal on Deck for First Park ‘Water Bench’ Irrigation System

Posted October 2, 2013 at 11:10 am

Ever since BMW and the Guggenheim brought the polarizing pop-up Lab to First Park in 2011, the public space has thrived. There’s new artwork, new greenery, and renewed interest. Now the lab is returning to the neighborhood with its Water Bench concept. Conceived and developed in Mumbai, the Water Bench is a functional seat that […]

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Recap: ‘What’s Your 12×12’ Installation at First Park

Posted August 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

We New Yorkers are used to cramming (er, living) in smaller spaces than most people in the rest of the country.

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First Street Green Holding Open Call for Mural Artists

Posted July 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

First Street Green, a cultural arts park, is currently seeking “ideas and volunteer support” for an initiative to paint murals on the plywood walls installed within First Park.

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Centre-fuge Art Partnership with New Museum Underway on 1st Street

Posted May 3, 2013 at 6:20 am

The eighth cycle of Centre-fuge artwork is now upon us.

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Recap: “Adapting to Change” Lower East Side Cycling Tour

Last modified December 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

In the immediate post-Sandy days, bicycles were the best means of transportation, and so it was appropriate that the Green Map System’s “Adapting to Change” tour of the Lower East Side, held this past Sunday, traveled by bike.

Recap: First Street Green’s NYChair Event

Last modified August 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

For an event about designing chairs for parks, we didn’t get to sit much. But that was our own fault because we were popping in and out of the workshops.

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First Street Green’s Outdoor Furniture Design Event Tomorrow

Last modified August 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

First Street Green’s latest event is happening tomorrow, July 14, and it’s all things seating-related.

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