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New Year's Resolutions? Not for Me, Thanks

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.03.2015 | Home
Lev Raphael

I haven't made a New Year's Resolution in many years, because they've always struck me as somewhat desperate. A bit like lines drawn in the sand: bold and dramatic and exciting. That is, until the tide comes in and washes them away.

Shepard Fairey And The Future In New York's Little Italy

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Before the summer ends, New York is still happily awash in myriad public festivals, concerts, street fairs, free Shakespeare in the park, stoop sales,...

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.

Kessler's Blue Period

Alexander Adler | Posted 04.18.2012 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Post 9/11, Kessler's interest in surveillance has always been present in his sculptural work as he fabricated these controlled environments using security cameras and reflective surfaces to alter his subjects.

Void Filled: "..." at The Hole

Alexander Adler | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York
Alexander Adler


Artist Disappears Into Kenny Scharf's Iconic Mural

Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts

Artist Liu Bolin is known for his series "Hiding In the City" in which he photographs himself painted to blend into his surroundings. So far, the imag...

WATCH: Hell's Angels Hanging Out In 1970's New York

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

More footage available today of a lost, grimy 1970's New York as The NYC Blog alerts us to an abridged, New York-centric version of the documentary "H...

From Rags To Rag And Bone: The End Of The Bowery | Marc Santora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BEFORE the Bowery bums and urban blight, before the restaurant-equipment dealers flooded the sidewalks, before lighting stores illuminated storefront ...

WATCH: Finding The Bowery's Rock & Roll Roots

GloboMaestro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

CBGB was once the center of New York's punk-rock scene on the Bowery. But do you know about the club's latest incarnation? City insider, Laura Cooper...

Bowery Beef: The Bowery Gets a Hot Beef Injection

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Despite the bitter rivalry, Boston imports can succeed in NYC, from the Yankees winning the World Series with the help of Roger Clemens, to the Jets r...

Graffiti Brawl: Kenny Scharf Fights Back After His Houston Street Mural Is Defaced

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Under cover of New York's holiday season blizzard, a crew of graffiti writers carried out a rude sneak attack on a godfather of their own scene when t...

This Perfume Wants You To Smell Like The Bowery

A Lower East Side Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bond No. 9 continues its streak of bottling up neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city for its loathsome "Scents of New York" campaign. In th...

What Has The Bowery Done For You, America?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ask your grandmother what the Bowery means to her, and she won't say "that's where Pulino's and DBGB are." The Bowery was the dregs of the city as rec...

Shopping On The Bowery

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Bowery used to be known for its graffiti and the punk rockers who hung out at CBGB's and was more well-known for its lighting and restaurant suppl...

Sperone Westwater Gallery Moves Into the Bowery

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

The inaugural exhibition is of Guillermo Kuitca's Le Sacre (1992), comprised of maps painted onto 54 mattresses, and for the first time, the beds are being vertically displayed as originally envisioned by the artist.

Art or Advertising?

Jeremiah Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeremiah Moss

The people have expressed their opinion of the Shepard Fairey mural on Houston Street in New York by throwing rocks through it. The City is expressing its with violation notices.

William Burroughs: What Was Inside His Bowery Apartment

Gothamist | Jen Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Did you know that author William S. Burroughs lived in a partially converted YMCA at 222 Bowery? He called the apartment "The Bunker," and it's still ...

The Evolution of Extra Place

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

I could not help but feel a tinge of melancholy when, after an afternoon of flâneuring down Bleecker Street, I ended up at the Bowery, facing the spot where CBGB used to be.