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There are some abandoned warehouses in Red Hook that are currently functioning as unsanctioned, indoor graffiti galleries featuring work from the likes of CASH4, SMELLS, Deeker, Keely Cat, Sweet Toof, DROID, Plasma Slugs, SEND HELP, ACID, FALSE, KLOPS, VEW, MENOS, SEM and many, many others. As amazing as the illegal art is — check out […]

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This week, Smart Crew‘s DCEVE, SNOEMAN, ELMO and MARTY teamed up with ANIMAL and SIXTY Soho to throw an art party in the hotel lobby, covering the walls with art to be destroyed by the end of the night. Over the course of the evening, partygoers and writers seemed to go over every surface of the room with […]

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“Jobs are modern day slavery,” Pastor Brown told me at the annual May Day protest gathering in Union Square. Others suggested getting rid of NATO and promoting “psychoanalytic education.” There were socialists, secularists, anarchists, groups representing people of the Dominican Republic, Palestine, the Philippines and though it was very loud, the overarching message was clear: Raise […]

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Last summer, graffiti artists put up dozens of tributes to their fallen brother-in-arms NEKST in Brooklyn. The legal walls, which stretch for blocks in a part of Williamsburg often mistaken for Bushwick, are periodically repainted and recently, a new crop of writers descended on Siegel and White Streets to showcase their skills. Check out the […]

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We’ve always been revolted and fascinated with the dripping gunk caking the Bryant Park subway station. Why did Mayor Bloomberg, alleged champion of public health, allow the city’s transit system to double as a giant petri dish? How many other stations look like this? Is Mayor De Blasio going to do anything about this? Who knows, but […]

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The Bowery station for the J/Z lines has been open for over a century, but since about 2004, a ghost-like set of platforms and tracks have been completely shuttered to the public. When graffiti started accumulating, the area was cordoned off with plywood, killing the chances of seeing even a glimpse of what was going […]

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“Post No Bills” notices on construction sites are so ubiquitous in the city, they are largely ignored. But, individually, they’re sort of interesting in their variations of fonts, applications and the amount of vandalism they’re subjected to. I went around Manhattan — through 42nd Street in Midtown to Lafayette in NoHo and over through SoHo via Houston down to […]

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During a brief visit to New York, UK street artist Sweet Toof of the Burning Candy Crew got busy painting the town pink. He also collaborated with graffiti artist SMELLS. His signature gums and teeth and a few squiggly tags are all around Brooklyn — on the rooftops of Williamsburg, the freight trains benched at […]

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The MTA recently unleashed their modern, interactive On the Go! kiosks at Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal, as well as Bowling Green, Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center and Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave subway stops. The touchscreen kiosks look like 47-inch iPads and provide directions and subway schedules. I stopped by the newly installed kiosks at Grand Central and people seem to be somewhat […]

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As you may have heard, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. Although the autopsy results are still inconclusive, it’s very likely that he died of a drug overdose. Since the first day that news broke of his untimely demise, fans have been flocking to his West Village apartment complex. I stopped by there this afternoon […]

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