Street Writing

Jim Joe Tags 103 Orchard Street

Posted March 12, 2010 at 6:25 am

Not too long ago, Jim Joe, the street writer with two first names, vandalized the facade of 103 Orchard Street.  It seems as though the city, but our neighborhood in particular, has seen an uptick in such tags.  They’re everywhere – in subways, on scaffolding, street furniture, and building facades.

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First Tag for Palazzo Grey

Last modified July 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm

The Palazzo Grey at 334 Grand Street is now marked with its first official graffito.  In recent days, a street writer tagged the west-facing facade of the nascent luxury building-cum-Subway food court.

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BNE Backlash

Posted December 29, 2009 at 6:11 am

Street writer BNE has taken over not just Manhattan, but many metropolises worldwide.  Closer to home in the Lower East Side, though, every imaginable surface is covered in simplistic “BNE Was Here” stickers, whether it’s construction plywood, ATMs, or light posts.  All is fair game.  So popular is this brand, that Animal currently has had […]

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Elevator Blues

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Perhaps it’s time to expedite the repairs and open the elevator. The natives are getting restless. Spotted at the 59th Street A/B/C/D/1 subway station.

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