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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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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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07.20.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s an awesome video profile of East Village stalwart and ANIMAL favorite Jim Power, the homeless street artist who’s been garlanding light posts with intricate tile and mirror mosaics for several decades now. There’s archival footage of young post Vietnam tie-dye shirted Jim in this. There’s action video of Power’s recent “gangster” pole series in […]

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01.17.11 Marina Galperina

Neighborhood public artist/personality Jim Powers might just be the biggest enemy of the mass reconstruction planned for Astor Place and Cooper Square that will absorb the Alamo cube and its island island and give pedestrians more space to wander and get drunk ‘n’ rowdy. His beloved lamp posts would be clipped and destroyed, but Mosaic […]

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