photo courtesy of The Egg House/Sense Studio, Rendering by 3T Studio

The Egg House is Now Open

Photos by Christopher Maher

This story was written by Christopher Maher.

Early April has proved drearier than one might hope, but things are looking …

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In Eliza Bent’s “Aloha, Aloha,” Exploring Cultural Appropriation with Verve

Writer and performer Eliza Bent’s latest play, “Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen,” premiered this past weekend at Abrons Arts Center. …

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Artists Wanted: Open Call For Art Installations at The Clemente Open Studio Event

Our friends at The Clemente have asked us to pass along info about their open call for installations at the upcoming Open Studio event happening this May. There is still time to apply and artists from all disciplines are encouraged to propose creative use of this local arts space. …

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Lower East Side Voices: Modern Love Club

Our Lower East Side Voices series continues today with a look at the Modern Love Club, a unique business on First Avenue that combines …

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Artists Invited to Apply For Community-Focused Residency in Seward Park

If you’re an artist with a passion for community engagement, here’s an opportunity you’ll want to consider. …

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Learn to Document New York’s Mom-and Pop Stores With James & Karla Murray

The local photographers, James & Karla Murray, have used their creative talents to help raise awareness of New York City’s endangered mom-and-pop stores. In …

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Banksy Returns to NYC, Takes Spotlight on the Bowery Wall

Anonymous street artist royalty, Banksy, has returned to NYC after a 5 year hiatus with a Bowery Wall takeover that he’s utilizing to draw attention to the controversial incarceration of Zehra Doğan, the Turkish journalist and artist who was jailed for painting a watercolor of a photo of a war-torn city. …

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Glossblack Mural Gives Ludlow/Canal Corner a New Look

Here’s something new on the northwest corner of Ludlow Street and Canal Street. …

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FAUST Tells the Story Behind His Sunshine Cinema Mural

If you have walked by the shuttered Sunshine Cinema lately, you probably noticed the “sunset” mural painted on the roll-down gate. As EV Grieve first noted on Feb. 22, it’s the work of street artist FAUST. …

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30 Years Later, Revisiting Bobby G’s “Youth of the Lower East Side”

Bobby G’s Delancey Street mural, 1984.

The Essex Crossing development project is obviously changing the neighborhood in dramatic ways. A current show at the …

Park Avenue Armory. Photos by Cesarin Mateo for Henry Street Settlement.

Art Show, Benefiting Henry Street Settlement, is Now in Full Swing at Park Avenue Armory

If you appreciate art and the contributions made by the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side, you might consider heading up to the Park Avenue Armory for the Art Show this week. …

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James & Karla Murray’s Homage to Shuttered “Mom-and-Pop” Stores Coming to Seward Park

The Lower East Side-based photographers, James & Karla Murray, are bringing a new installation to Seward Park this coming summer as part of a citywide public art program. …

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Don’t Miss “Pollock,” at Abrons Arts Center, Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York

The U.S. premiere of POLLACK, currently running in the underground theater at Abrons Arts Center, is a New York Time Pick! Read the glowing review here. …

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LES Partnership Seeks Artist Proposals For Pedestrian Plazas

Here’s a new opportunity for artists on the Lower East Side. The LES Partnership is inviting proposals for artwork to be displayed on seating modules in a few pedestrian plazas throughout the neighborhood. …

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“Dogman” Sculpture Stirs Controversy in Chinatown (Updated)

Just as Lunar New celebrations are beginning in Chinatown, controversy has erupted over a statue that was supposed to be unveiled in Chatham Square this week. …