Rihanna

There’s a Britney Spears Mural in this Orchard Street Gallery for the MTV VMAs

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

MTV is marking territory all over the Lower East Side. Indeed, just a few weeks after painting murals at First Street Green as category visuals for the upcoming Video Music Awards, the network also rented out an Orchard Street gallery in the name of the event. That would be the Van der Plas Gallery, which abruptly ended its […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Closes Clinton Street Studio

Posted April 14, 2014 at 6:05 am

Bang, bang. It looks to be over. Tattooist for the stars, the venerable Bang Bang (aka Keith McCurdy), appears to have shuttered his two-year-old studio at 26 Clinton Street. The security gates are mostly closed and locked these days, and the storefront menu box is empty. Phone calls go unanswered, and the outgoing message reveals nothing […]

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Bang Bang Fined for Allowing Justin Bieber to Tattoo Inside Clinton Street Parlor

Posted April 8, 2013 at 6:33 am

Here he comes to ruin the day… Lower East Side tattooist-for-the-stars Bang Bang faces a $2,000 fine thanks to an incident inside his 26 Clinton Street parlor last June. It has recently come to light that the Canadian singer was given permission to ink a “muscular mouse” and the word “swaggy” on the owner’s leg. […]

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Rihanna Gets Inked at Bang Bang NYC on the Lower East Side

Posted June 20, 2012 at 6:09 am

Rihanna was back on the Lower East Side Saturday afternoon for some additional ink. Her collection of indelibles grew to sixteen with the an Egyptian falcon shaped like a handgun.

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Chris Brown Promoting “Dum English” Collectibles at Toy Tokyo

Posted June 13, 2012 at 6:16 am

So R&B singer Chris Brown (notorious for beating Rihanna) was at Toy Tokyo in the East Village yesterday evening.

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Rihanna’s Tattoo Artist Opening Bang Bang NYC at 26 Clinton

Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

Being the trendy restaurant row that it is, upper Clinton Street on the Lower East Side is an unlikely destination of sorts for tattoo parlors. There is already one amidst the sea of gentrification, and in due course, a second will join the fold.

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Rihanna’s “We Found Love” Cover Art Shot on Bowery

Posted September 23, 2011 at 6:28 am

The cover art of Rihanna’s newest single, “We Found Love,” features her walking south on Bowery.

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Rihanna Releases “What’s My Name” Music Video [Video]

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Two months ago, Rihanna made local headlines while filming a music video for her latest single “What’s My Name.” And unsurprisingly, the Lower East Side features quite prominently in the final edit.  Most of the scenes utilized were shot between East Houston and Delancey, but east of Essex Street. The video is chock full of […]

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Rihanna Films “What’s My Name” Video on Lower East Side

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Hip Hop superstar Rihanna was busy filming a music video on the Lower East Side yesterday.  The shoot transpired in and around Clinton and Rivington Streets, and was for the song “What’s My Name,” which is the second single off her upcoming album entitled Loud.

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