It’s Saturday in New York’s Lower East Side on a hot, steamy late summer day and we’re enjoying our iced “New Orleans”-style cup of Blue Bottle at Lost Weekend NYC, which has the benefit of giving us the surf report at Far Rockaway Beach, NYC. As the chalk board reads, conditions are “flat,” so it’s a good thing we didn’t go surfing this morning.
This recent work by Hanksy (a portmanteau of Banksy x Hanks, as in Tom Hanks) on Orchard Street in New York’s Lower East Side is a mash-up of graphics and illustration featuring a bald eagle with the head of actor Bryan Cranston, the star of the American television series “Breaking Bad.”
We’re fans of Jamaican-styled Miss Lily’s, a roots reggae record shop and Internet radio station that’s also a cafe and “juicebox” — a place that makes fresh smoothies and juices — on Houston Street, on the border of SoHo and Greenwich Village, in downtown Manhattan, NYC. The full name is Miss Lily’s & Melvin’s Juicebox and Record Shop. (Melvin makes the smoothies.) Readers of this blog may recall we’ve posted about Miss Lily’s before and published images of the interior. Here are some pix of the exterior and some of the yummy food.
The “Vandal” street art painting by influential and pioneering (he was an inspiration to Banksy) U.K. stencil artist Nick Walker on Eldridge Street, deep in New York’s Lower East Side-Chinatown interzone, has quickly become a neighborhood landmark. The artwork was put up in the summer of 2012. These fresh images show some recent additions to the work, namely a wheatie by the ubiquitous Cost layered on the front page of the newspaper depicted in Walker’s artwork.