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12.01.14 Rhett Jones

After the famous Jim Powers-decorated light poles — part of Powers’s life’s work known as the “Mosaic Trail” — were removed from Astor Place, many feared that they would be lost forever. Now it’s being reported that discussions have begun to return the landmark artworks. The lamp posts were removed earlier this year as part of the capital […]

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08.15.14 Marina Galperina

Since 2011, Jim “Mosaic Man” Power has been fighting the mass pedestrian-friendly reconstruction project at Astor Place and this week, he has once again destroyed one of his signature works in protest, DNAinfo reports. For three decades, Power adorned New York lampposts with mosaic tile designs, and for several years he had been posting distressed messages on […]

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01.14.14 Andy Cush

Jerry Delakas’s East Village newsstand, which operated on Astor Place for 26 years before the city shut it down last month, reopened today. The city’s Department of Consumer Affairs forced Delakas to close because he worked without a license, and instead paid a monthly fee to “a succession of people who had received operator licenses,” […]

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11.08.13 Kyle Petreycik

Homeless artist Jim Power whose mosaic tile works have adorned many of the city’s light posts for decades, has unveiled his newest work on the southwest corner of St. Mark’s Place and Avenue A. Funded by a nearby Crif Dogs, it features a message to both “Mayor Bucko” as well as “Mayor De Bozo,” in response to Astor […]

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10.03.11 Marina Galperina

NYC’s most famous crochet-bomber has encased the Alamo cube in her signature neon crocheting, which reminds us of her epic Wall Street Bull-wrap last from last winter. Speaking of, Olek presented the cube on her Facebook with a short protest-solidarity quip: “I am still proud to say what I do for a living. Occupation Wall St.” Don’t worry, […]

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11.24.10 Marina Galperina

Jim Power was in good spirits at Astor Place today, “Doing a little grouting before it gets cold.” The East Village’s Mosaic Man talked about renovating his beloved lamp posts, new hopes for public funding and the Grateful Dead. He seemed generally optimistic. (Photos: Marina Galperina/ANIMAL New York) […]

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04.23.10 Marina Galperina

What appear to be two little art kids are currently sitting across from each other in frame of a cube on Astor Place. Half an hour ago, they were shouting “tunnel” into each other’s face. According to a handout, the stress and humiliation of doing this in public is part of ‘The Sweat Lodge.’ […]

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