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10.17.13 Andy Cush

Today, the building at 50 Bowery, spitting distance from the Manhattan Bridge, is set for demolition so that a developer can build a new 20-story hotel. But once upon a time–in 1783, to be precise, George Washington may have had a drink there, according to a local preservationist. Adam Woodward tells CBS he’s found evidence of […]

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09.30.11 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL is happy to report that public artist Leon Reid IV has finally received permission from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to dress up the Union Square Park’s statue of George Washington as Tourist-In-Chief, blinged out in oversized props of mock tourist regalia. It’s been a long, long fight, but art fun has triumphed […]

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07.11.11 Marina Galperina

Brooklyn public artist Leon Reid IV has previously turned a Lincoln statue in Manchester into True Yank, complete with a Yankee hat, an Africa Medallion and gold “Union” bling. Now he wants to update the statue of George Washington in Union Square by decking it out with large scale props resembling typical tourist regalia like […]

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