Posted September 12, 2017 at 5:17 am
Jim “Mosaic Man” Power just revamped his NYPD tribute pole in Astor Place (aka “in the line of duty”). The legendary local artist has been raising funds for months to help complete the final pieces of his “Mosaic Trail” restoration project. We happened upon the Mosaic Man last Friday as he glued an assortment of shards […]
Posted November 29, 2016 at 9:39 am
For Jim Power, the culmination of his fight to keep his accomplished “Mosaic Trail” passing through Astor Place will have to wait a couple more days. Inclement weather today and tomorrow forced the Village Alliance business improvement district to postpone the dedication ceremony until Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm. Yet another hurdle that proves it wasn’t an […]
Posted June 13, 2016 at 5:12 am
When the redesigned Astor Place is christened in September – an event more than ten years and $16 million in the making, by the way – part of Jim Power’s beloved “Mosaic Trail” will be restored along with it. As previously reported, the city saw fit to return ten of the artful ornaments after their […]
Last modified April 1, 2016 at 9:00 am
Last Saturday was the first anniversary of the Second Avenue Explosion. To mark the occasion, local Councilwoman Rosie Mendez held a press conference outside the now-vacant lot. It was an opportunity for a moment of silence and also to announce the package of nine bills in City Council that call for tougher measures to prevent […]
Posted February 9, 2016 at 9:22 am
With the Astor Place redesign entering its final phase of development, the famed “Mosaic Trail” is also poised for its comeback. The plans are to re-incorporate Jim Power’s ten existing light poles into the new design as decorative installations (i.e. not powered). But the preservation process carries its own complications. You’ll recall that the tiled […]
Posted December 1, 2014 at 6:08 am
Looks like the community is organizing to ensure the life work of local artist Jim Power – the historic “Mosaic Trail” – remains an integral cultural component of the East Village. In particular, the battered section currently under construction for the Astor Place redesign (no, this is not Midtown South). Many of the tiled light […]
Posted October 3, 2014 at 9:25 am
“[The Astor Place redesign] is a moral issue … this is a fight … we have to win this.” -Jim Power The Astor Place redesign will eliminate the cultural fabric of the neighborhood, and further contribute to the death of downtown. This is the overall theme of a new mini-documentary that Clayton Patterson sends our […]
Posted September 27, 2012 at 6:18 am
It’s been a prolific year for the Mosaic Man, what with online stores, murals for the Bean, and touching up his opus of East Village lampposts.
Posted May 21, 2012 at 6:18 am
And the hits keep coming. Fresh off the success of their first collaboration, neighborhood coffee shop The Bean is again tapping the artistic services of Jim “Mosaic Man״ Power.
Posted May 14, 2012 at 9:28 am
At age 64, it seems Jim “Mosaic Man” Power has recently hit an unstoppable stride.