Book Party: Brian Rose’s Time and Space on the Lower East Side

If you have an interest in neighborhood change and an appreciation for photography, there’s an event next week you won’t want to miss.  Brian Rose will be debuting his remarkable book, “Time and Space on the Lower East Side.” There will be a launch party next Wednesday at the Clic Bookstore and Gallery, 255 Centre Street.

Rose and Ed Fausty photographed the neighborhood in 1980, during its “darkest, but most creative moment.”  Twenty years later, in the aftermath of 9/11, Rose returned to the streets of the LES to document the profound transformation that had taken place. The result is a “collection of photographs that, in Rose’s own words, “looks backwards and forwards, that posits the idea that places are not simply ‘then and now,’ but exist in a continuum of decay and rebirth.”

The event takes place from 6-8 p.m.


Morning Reads: Cabrini Deal Fails, Pickle Saga, Church/School Separation, Bowery Photos, Sticker Ban

  • Negotiations to keep Cabrini Nursing Home operating have fallen through, making its April closure likely; Ben Shaoul’s lawyer says he tried. (Local EV)
  • Another development in the historic LES pickle saga: Former Guss’ Pickles proprietor Patricia Fairhurst is opening a store in Clinton Hill, under yet another new name. (BrooklynPaper)
  • Abounding Grace Ministries is facing eviction from PS/MS 34, one of 66 religious organizations in the city losing access to public school spaces on Feb. 12, under a court ruling. (WNYC)
  • Longtime LES photographer Brian Rose shares some recent images of the Bowery. (BrianRose)
  • After 25 years, the city council outlawed those nasty yellow parking violiation stickers this week; turns out, they were born on the LES. (NYT)
  • Police are searching for suspects in two robberies that took place in spas on the Lower East Side and Washington Heights last month. (7Online)

Five Days Remain to Support Lower East Side Photo Project

Lo-Down reader Kristin Ellington reminded us that there’s only a few more days left in the Kickstarter campaign to help fund Brian Rose’s “Time and Space on the Lower East Side.” 

Reception for Brian Rose Kicks Off “Third Thursdays”

Orchard Street, 1980 (4×5 film). © Brian Rose/Ed Fausty.

You probably know by now that tonight the LES BID is launching Third Thursdays. More than 30 galleries are staying open late and the New Museum is offering free admission. There’s also a reception at the LES Visitor Center, featuring the photography of Brian Rose. The exhibit is called, ““An exploration of time and space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.”