The esplanade along the East River in downtown New York City is not on the tourist map, and it’s less of a destination for most Manhattanites than other, more stylish waterfront hangouts along the West Side. But for those locals in the deepest, farthest, eastern-most reaches of the East VillageContinue Reading

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 imagesContinue Reading

This cheeky piece of graffiti art on Broome Street in New York’s Lower East Side reminds us of that short animation sequence in the film “Pulp Fiction” inthe scene where Uma Thurman says to John Travolta “Don’t be a square” and draws a square (it’s actually a rectangle) with herContinue Reading

We went for late-night bicycle ride in downtown New York City last night after a late dinner and rainstorm and stumbled upon some fresh street art by the artist Rae in the Tribeca-Chinatown border area. This wheat-pasted artwork is on a billboard in a parking lot, and it’s probably theContinue Reading

A couple of photos of the crowd and sidewalk performance in front of the White Box Gallery on Broome Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. The performance was part of the current “Rutgers in New York” 2013 MFA Exhibition, which opened a week earlier.

It may not look like much. It may look divey. But Cheung Wong Kitchen on Hester Street is one of the better kept dining secrets of New York’s Lower East Side. It’s a go-to for the LES neighborhood regulars and Chinatown locals seeking cheap, yummy Chinese food in the lateContinue Reading

An example of yarn-bombing par excellence: A Volkswagen Beetle and a bicycle completely wrapped in bright-colored knitted yarn on Elizabeth Street, south of Broome Street, in the Chinatown-Nolita hinterland of the Lower East Side, in downtown New York City. This is the work of Brooklyn-based Polish artist Agata Olek. Abso-f*cking-lutelyContinue Reading