Last modified June 9, 2013 at 9:40 am
Arturo Vega, longtime Lower East Sider known for his artistic association with the Ramones, passed away yesterday afternoon. He was 65. Cause of death is unknown at the moment, but Punk Magazine co-founder Legs McNeil announced the sad tidings on his Facebook page with the following message: RIP: ARTURO VEGA: 1948-2013 Sleep gently my dear […]
Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:23 am
The latest sidewalk mural at Extra Place is inspired by a Dee Dee Ramone poem, written about Joey soon after his death.
Posted October 1, 2012 at 10:13 am
Sign of the apocalypse #8,987,455: Starbucks is now selling a Ramones compilation.
Posted June 12, 2012 at 11:13 am
Now that’s love…or punk rock synergy at the very least. In the blazing sun of Saturday afternoon, this couple crossing at Ludlow and Delancey donned their support of CBGB and the Ramones. \m/ The picture would no doubt be complete if some dude crossed their path wearing Varvatos gear… Which Ramone are you?
Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:28 am
By photoshopping deceased band members from famous album covers, we are reminded that, despite mortality, the best music will indeed live forever
Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:01 am
The street sign is one of the most sought after in the city. Joey Ramone Place at the corner of Bowery and Second Street, now just a stone’s throw from Peels, where you can order his eponymous cocktail. Since 2003, the green marker has been stolen a whopping four times, prompting the Department of Transportation […]
Posted July 1, 2010 at 6:34 am
You might not realize it, but you owe quite a debt of gratitude to Schott Brothers. Next time you zip up one of your jackets, know that it was Schott who pioneered the concept. The American clothing company first planted roots in the Lower East Side in 1913, and has quite a unique history.
Posted June 3, 2010 at 6:18 am
In its latest ad campaign, Vans is claiming that punk was a “UK movement that took over the world.” Umm, what about the Ramones? Even though the statement is somewhat true, it will nevertheless be debated ad infinitum. Indeed, as this tagger points out, “Punk was from NYC.” Spotted near the corner of Sullivan and […]
Posted December 11, 2009 at 6:28 am
195 Chrystie is a large, nine-story building near the corner of Stanton Street. These days, the property houses a mixed bag of artist studios and offices. If you walk by at night, flashbulbs constantly illuminate the upper floors. But back in 1974, the loft was a brief base of operations for the Talking Heads.