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Yarn Revolt on the Bowery

Posted June 6, 2012 at 6:18 am

This revolution will not be televised…it’ll be blogged about. Ambling up the Bowery, you may notice the multicolored summer sweater hugging a lightpole at the southwest corner of Rivington Street. It’s not, as you might imagine, the handiwork of Olek, who pretty much commands a monopoly on crocheted street art around the Lower East Side. […]

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HOTTEA Yarn-Bombs the Lower East Side

Posted May 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

Olek isn’t the only graffiti artist yarn-bombing the Lower East Side these days. Meet HOTTEA.

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Olek Exhibit Revived at Christopher Henry Gallery

Last modified January 5, 2011 at 10:51 am

Olek is jumpstarting her “Knitting is for Pus****” exhibit at the Christopher Henry Gallery.

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Olek Crocheted the Wall Street Bull

Last modified December 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Olek’s ambitious new project was short-lived, but no less impressive.

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Olek is Artist Behind Lower East Side Yarn Bike

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:12 am

Many thanks to Boogie reader Cathyann for pointing out the identity of the artist behind the lovable yarn bike, which has had a residency in the Lower East Side for some time now.  Olek is her name; mystery solved.

Vinyl Bike Spotted on Avenue A

Last modified May 20, 2010 at 11:12 am

The neighborhood favorite yarn bike now has some creative competition on the streets.  A crafty vinyl bike was recently spotted on Avenue A.  The records are melted over the frame and more are placed in the spokes.  Where can we buy one? [Photo Credit: Michael Madrigale] [via Tenement Talks]

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Yarn Bicycle Spotted on Essex Street

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

That rather conspicuous pink-and-purple yarn bicycle first spotted outside ABC No Rio on Rivington has since re-located to Essex Street.  It’s secured to a lone bike rack near the southern entrance of the Essex Street Market.

Yarn Bicycle on Rivington

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

This colorful yarn-covered bicycle made an appearance on Rivington between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.  It sits locked to a street sign outside ABC No Rio, and definitely attracts a fair share of attention.

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