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07.15.15 Aymann Ismail

Long before the Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery opened on Rivington Street and rents in the area soared through the roof, legendary street photographer Clayton Patterson has been shooting the Lower East Side. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the neighborhood was notorious as a magnet for crime, drugs, and prostitution and the lensman was there, preserving […]

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07.02.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s original series asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Clayton Patterson remembers a dealer who got shot on the Lower East Side in the early ’90s. […]

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01.21.11 Bucky Turco

Photographer, artist, and unofficial LES mayor, Clayton Patterson, recalls the time he illegally painted the wall on Houston Street and the Bowery in 1990. He tells The VIllager that “it had been empty for quite a long time,” and then one day, he “just decided to take it over.” […]

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