Nekst

The Wholesale Whitewashing of 190 Bowery Continues this Week

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

The Germania Bank Building on the Bowery is now one week into its big hose-down. Current owner Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) began the graffiti removal around this time last week, and brought out the big guns for the task. Not just those eraser panels, but a cherry picker for the pesky hard-to-reach tags five stories […]

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NEKST Loyalist ‘Fixes’ Erased Tag on 190 Bowery 

Posted April 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

The Germania Bank Building is undergoing commercial conversion and its longstanding sheath of graffiti and street art is threatened. For the last several weeks, owner RFR Realty (Aby Rosen) has been testing erasure methods to potentially sanitize 190 Bowery. Power-washing and fancy removal panels. This resulted in the desecration two weeks ago of the NEKST […]

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NEKST’s Bowery Tag on Germania Bank Building Gets Buffed After More Than a Decade

Posted April 4, 2016 at 5:17 am

NEKST is next; now in the crosshairs of Aby Rosen (of RFR Realty). The piecemeal removal of graffiti layering from the iconic Germania Bank Building on the building continues this week. Probably the most recognizable of the tags is getting buffed. So long, NEKST. The stand-out lettering ruled the Bowery facade (relatively) untouched for over a […]

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Memorial for Graffiti Writer “NEKST” on the Bowery

Last modified January 3, 2013 at 6:26 am

The graffiti community is in mourning after the loss of a Mad Society King (“MSK”) – NEKST.

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Fresh Paint: And You Don’t Stop

Posted January 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Seen at the corner of Orchard and Canal Streets.

Broome Street Loves the Hamptons

Posted August 28, 2008 at 12:19 pm

[Broome St. Door, near Allen] Early last week, Curbed [link] pointed out that someone was tagging “Rod Stuart Loves the Hamptons” across Tribeca and SoHo. The same graffiti is also in the LES, at the corner of Broome and Allen. And judging by the paint war on this front door, Nekst [link] wasn’t too happy […]