Police believe this cyclist is a serial burglar targeting homes in Bushwick and Ridgewood, Queens. [Gothamist]
More than 500 people have RSVPed to attend a rally called, “Defend the Kosciuszko Bridge from Demo with Wolves & Swords,” which is scheduled to take place on July 11, the day the Greenpoint overpass will be blown up. [Brokelyn]
The proprietors of a karaoke spot that wants to open on Ludlow Street, Mini Rex, will attempt to attempt to obtain a liquor license from the state after being shutdown by Community Board 3. [Bowery Boogie]
“The Lyin King” (c) Duane Michals.
Political art is easy to create but hard to pull off. The election of President Trump has spurred much talk among the chattering classes about art’s potential as a weapon of activism and satire. Unfortunately, as we’ve noted before
, that political impulse often comes up short. The cultural left has an unfortunate tendency
to bring butter knives to gun fights; but satire, like knives, only works when it has a real edge.
, Duane Michals
, East Village
, El Lissitzky
, experimental film
, gallery opening
, Maurizio Cattelan
, mixed media
, New work
, new york
, Soviet art
, Vladmir Tatlin
Hanksy’s Trump Dump mural had to come down, but there’s still a, well, shit-ton of anti-Trump graffiti, street art, and sign boards floating around the streets of NYC. In what we suspect will be a recurring feature, we’ve gathered just some of these pieces de resistance, spotted in recent days in B+B’s coverage area. Even your local egg and cheese guy is getting in on the action, as evidenced by the photo at left, snapped by Chris Stein of Blondie. Add links to your own favorites in the comments.
Selfies may be illegal in the voting booth (oops, Eric Trump!) but nothing was gonna stop New Yorkers from taking photos just about everywhere else on this historic Election Day– lord knows they earned it after waiting in line for upwards to two hours. Here are the best shots we saw today (not including the babies with “I Voted” stickers– we wouldn’t want Trump crying voter fraud.)
(Courtesy of Jason Wishnow)
It’s a myth that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space. Still, with an awesome span of 5,500 miles, it stretches more than twice as long as the U.S./Mexico border. This past summer, when I was offered a directing gig in Beijing, I jumped at my chance to finally see, firsthand, the progenitor of culturally divisive barrier protection.
(Photo: Daniel Maurer)
A 73-year-old woman was struck and killed by an M14 bus Tuesday morning near Houston and Avenue D. [DNA Info]
Next Friday, Hanksy will revive his 2015 show, “Surplus Candy LA,” on Grand Street with that help of virtual reality. [Bowery Boogie]
In Queens later this month, the corner nearest to Forest Hills High School (the band’s alma mater) will be renamed Ramones Way. [Gothamist]
(Photo by Kavitha Surana)
The former Chase bank space at 104 Delancey Street has been empty for about four years, intermittently hosting a Halloween store, a Hanksy exhibit and, recently, a Chabad Purim extravaganza. Last night, when we passed by the space owned by controversial landlord Samy Mahfar and his SMA Equities, it looked like it was in the midst of turning into an old-school warehouse party.
If you thought today’s pop quiz would be the last you’d hear about the Cormac McCarthiest presidential candidate of all-time, think again. Yesterday we spotted a mystery man plastering the above image over a doorframe right next to New Museum. After he climbed down from his ladder and got ready to make like a rat and
copulate with Ted Cruz scamper off, we had a word with him about the latest of many, many, many, many creative attempts to bring down the Donald.
(Photo: Luisa Rollenhagen)
The Department of Transportation thinks your graffiti is vulgar, and will power-wash it into oblivion until New York City is restored to the sparkling shiny gem it once was. At least, that seemed to be the general message at this morning’s press conference with DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg, held under an overpass of the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown.
(Photo: Nicole Disser)
One year after the Williamsburg warehouse fire, a cause has finally been determined: sparks from a light fixture that ignited cardboard. [Pix 11]
The MTA says this morning’s snowfall will cause delays on every subway line. [DNA Info]
At 185 Bowery Wednesday, the Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order against the future 19-story CitizenM Hotel, citing construction safety concerns. [Bowery Boogie]