[Painting the exterior of the Theater for the New City yesterday. Photo by Bobby Williams]
Soho House Ludlow vs. LES Dwellers on Thursday (BoweryBoogie)
Interview with the co-creators of Centre-fuge on First Avenue (The Lo-Down, photos of the new murals at GammaBlog)
Watch the surf-punk of the Coffin Daggers in Tompkins Square Park (Gog in NYC)
The No 7-Eleven skit (Save the Lower East Side!)
Revisiting "Raising Victor Vargas" (The A.V. Club)
Magic Shoe Repair shop on Carmine Street closes (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)
And tonight as part of the ongoing MoRUS Film Festival:
"Home in Loisaida" Films! Featuring LES, directed by Coleen Fitzgibbon; HEART OF LOISAIDA, directed by Marci Reaven and Beni Matias; VIVA LOISAIDA, directed by Marlis Momber. Filmmakers Marci Reaven and Marlis Momber in attendance!
Fitzgibbon’s LES features striking footage of the Lower East Side’s buildings and people in 1976. A fake documentary, LES investigates the Island of Manhattan’s fiscal problems, which have resulted from the nefarious activities of the John Dough Cult. (16 min)
HEART OF LOISAIDA focuses on efforts to form tenant associations in buildings that have been ravaged by neglectful slumlords. (30 min)
VIVA LOISAIDA explores the strong identity of Loisaida through the eyes of the neighborhood’s prolific photographer, Marlis Momber. (40 min)
The program runs 86 minutes. Doors open at 7:30pm and the films begin at dusk. All filmmakers will be in attendance to introduce their films. Show up early for a good seat (or bring your own chair or blanket). $5 (suggested) at the door.
The films show at La Plaza Cultural, Avenue C and East Ninth Street.
Here's the trailer for LES...