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Art and Artists II: The Angel of the Lower East Side

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Daniel Maidman

Deck the Walls Last time, I told you about a chain of events triggered by running into artist Dorian Vallejo at Steven Assael's drawing show at Forum...

In Between: Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Though orthodoxies exist, and while pluralism in art is not anything like a new idea, it seems that this is one of those periods of art when, outside some passing fashions, it would be difficult to identify any dominant movement.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: High Art and Low Sex All the Way Through Evening

Perry Brass | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

It's a beautiful, moving film about a very tender subject: artists who die young but leave us an extremely important part of themselves. How do you preserve this? How do you keep this beautiful "self" alive when it's a piece of art?

Dancing With Lou: "A Perfect Day" at Lou Reed's Lincoln Center Public Remembrance

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Yesterday, as I turned the corner onto the reflecting pool and stand of trees in the shadow of the Julliard School of Music, I came upon a remarkable site.

Gangsters and Grime: Experience New York City's Darker Side

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When walking around NYC, most people don't pay much attention to the city's darker side. But beneath Gotham's glamour lurks a seedy past. A modern-day concrete jungle may conceal the sin and violence of yore you'll see the depravity that exists behind the present-day facade.

Where to See Cool Graffiti in New York City

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.

Sandy Came...

Camila Gibran | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Camila Gibran

Sandy came, and before she arrived, it was all about Me. Me in my house. Me in my day job. Me, my aspirations and my battles with my lessons. Me, not doing what Me like to be doing. Me and my senseless emotional life. There were so many Me's, I forgot I was only one.

Auction: Warhol, Lichtenstein Prints

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Thirty-six silkscreen prints developed during Pop Art's seminal moments of creation are now at auction online. Among them are Roy Lichtenstein's fir...

4 Top LES Shows: Jonathan Allen, David Gilbert, Tomaz Hipolito and Matthew Craven

Jonathan Beer | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Jonathan Beer

The DIY spirit of the Lower East Side neighborhood almost always provides refreshing contrast against the polish and politeness of Chelsea.

Politics as Un-usual: My Dinner With Adolfo

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.

Is A Warhol Museum Coming To NYC? Probably!

ARTINFO | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Tuesday evening a developer was selected for the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (or SPURA) site on Manhattan's Lower East Side, which currently con...

IMAGES: Huge Changes Coming To LES

Posted 09.19.2013 | New York

A large swath of the Lower East Side is set for a major facelift. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office announced Wednesday a $1.1 billion dollar plan ...

Wendy White Pick Up a Knock

Liz Markus | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Liz Markus

In anticipation of her second solo with Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, Pick Up a Knock, Wendy White answers questions about failure, American values, professional sports and decrepit gyms.

An East Side Story (Photos)

Rog Walker | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Rog Walker

It's the classic image of a bustling New York. Packed downtown areas littered with suits and the oblivious tourist. On the Lower East side, however, a different story is being told.

This Is What Gentrification Looks Like

Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy

Michael Che, one of New York City's funniest stand-up comics and a native of the Lower East Side, takes a look at how his neighborhood has changed ove...

New York's Sexiest Neighborhood

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Whether you're staying at The Bowery or Standard East Village, searching for your next multi-million dollar residential property, or feel like shoppin...

"Take Our Country Back"? Think Again.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Those immigrants -- then and now....

Alison Spiegel

PHOTOS: Miller's Near & Far In LES

HuffingtonPost.com | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York

The Lower East Side has turned into something of a fratty playground for college kids, recent transplants to the city and uptowners wanting a safe tas...

Greatest Love of All: Royal Young's Fame Shark

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Jaime Lubin

There's something undeniably timeless about Royal Young. Perhaps it's the author's piercing blue eyes, already filled with worldly wisdom at 28 or maybe it's the actual wisdom that comes from living as a celebrity-seeking "hustler."

Resident Says 'Obnoxious' Kickball League Worse Than Gangs, Heroin

DNAinfo | Posted 06.05.2013 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — When Karen Gehres bought an apartment across from P.S. 142 five years ago, she knew she would hear the sounds of children at play ...

Made in the Lower East (miLES) -- A Community Incubator

Michael Seo | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Will larger spaces mean "bigger" small businesses or will co-shared pop-ups be the next iteration? It will be interesting to keep tabs on how they develop and hopefully they meet with continued success and growth.

Theft & Building Community

Lauren Scott Miller | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Lauren Scott Miller

Normally one would think these two concepts are mutually exclusive, myself included, but curator and conceptual artist Adam Parker Smith proved otherwise in his most recent show "Thanks." Viewers got to see the stolen works of 77 artists, displayed on tables akin to an archaeological dig.

20 Plausible News Stories From 2020

Greg Jacobs | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Jacobs

NYU's new president will have lowered tuition 10 percent since peak levels in 2016. The Village still hates the school, but sentiments are starting to change.

Please Be Clean When You Do It: Interview With Jim Lee

Ridley Howard | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

I like the term intervention when referring to my painting process. I just try to react off of things...marks on the painted surface, purposely warping a stretcher bar, cutting something then putting it back together. I want to create a scenario in which I have to fix something.

Traditions

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

As another Passover approaches, I can't help but think back wistfully to my childhood with my Eastern European grandparents and all that it held for me.