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04.08.14 Andy Cush

For the next several weeks, you’ll be able to see new works from the sculptor Urs Fischer in Gagosian Gallery’s new digs at 821 Park Avenue on the Upper East Side. You’ll also be able to see them downtown, at 104 Delancey Street, where the gallery is holding a pop-up show in a long-since-closed Chase […]

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02.07.14 Andy Cush

In January, we told you that the plan to rename the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets on the Lower East Side “Beastie Boys Square” had hit a snag. Manhattan’s Community Board 3 had rejected LeRoy McCarthy’s application to memorialize the Paul’s Boutique corner, but would hold another vote if he could accrue a few hundred more […]

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01.15.14 Andy Cush

The plan to rename the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets — the site of the Pauls Boutique album cover photo — in the Beastie Boys’ honor was voted down by the local community board. Debated lasted 90 minutes at last night’s CB3 meeting, according to DNAinfo, before the board decided to reject the “Beastie Boys Square” proposal. LeRoy […]

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12.17.13 Andy Cush

Today, the southwest corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets houses Wolfnights, a restaurant that “delivers an exciting and refreshing take on the ordinary wrap,” according to its website. In the 1980s, it housed Lee’s Sportswear, but hip-hop fans better know that business by another name: Paul’s Boutique. The spot–99 Rivington, to be precise–is the setting […]

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12.13.13 Andy Cush

After Midtown police officers did everything in their power to get SantaCon out of their neighborhood this year, the event’s organizers announced it would be parading drunkenly through the Lower East Side and Brooklyn instead, and LES cops are following suit. The NYPD’s 7th Precinct is asking area establishment owners to bar any Santas from […]

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12.10.13 Andy Cush

SantaCon, the unstoppable plague from which we will never escape, will travel through the East Village, Lower East Side, and Brooklyn, this Saturday, December 14. Some people are not happy about this. The NIMBY group LES Dwellers have taken a stand against the annual convening of drunken holiday revelers, putting up signs around their neighborhood […]

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11.15.13 Marina Galperina

Ducking blood drops and angle-grinder sparks, a couple dozen of gallery visitors watched artist Istvan Kantor perform as “Monty Cantsin” on the street. His performance at the Toyo Tsuchiya/Oris Carino/Benjamin Armas reception at the Van Der PLAS Gallery began with a little industrial music and a sort of various political salute sign macarena. By the time he went outside […]

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10.04.13 Andy Cush

It was only a matter of time before Better Out Than In, Banksy’s month of working on the streets of NYC, ventured outside of Manhattan. And unsurprisingly, the first outer-borough works arrived in Williamsburg and Bushwick. The street artist gave a few pieces of citizen graffiti a “Broadway makeover,” slapping the phrase “The Musical” over existing […]

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08.09.13 Andy Cush

A little something to get you out of bed this morning: Bowery Boogie points to this found/archival footage shot from the window of a moving car rolling around the East Village and Lower East Side in the late 1980s, “beginning with a left-turn from East Houston north onto Avenue D.” It is grimy. […]

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07.30.13 Bucky Turco

Max Fish, a venerable dive bar on the Lower East Side that has operated continuously for over two decades, poured its final round of drinks last night. And this time it was for real. ANIMAL was on hand, with correspondent Julia Dawidowicz, to document the ceremonial closing and witness firsthand, that the patient was indeed […]

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