There's a garden party of sorts tomorrow (July 26) night on the northeast corner of Avenue C and Sixth Street — that long-empty lot dubbed Lot6C...
The poster out front offers details on what to expect from 6-9 p.m. via Monty Cantsin (aka Istvan Kantor) along with X Pitts, who has been curating this experimental trash-art garden ...
Via Cantsin's Instagram...
We have to meet and talk and make shit happen. This is the only place left, the remaining hideout, the urban guerrilla site where spirits rise high and revolutionary creativity rules, thanks to X Pitts, the poet, who successfully kept this lot alive... come and bring us some hope for the future, join the party, read your poetry! Neoism Now and Then!
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Monty Cantsin Speaks! X Pitts Reads! Friday, July 26, 2019, 6pm - 9pm at LOT6C LOT6C, located at the NorthEast corner of 6th Street and Ave C, is a unique experimental trash-art garden, a socio-archeological site managed by X Pitts, poet, archivist, community activist, a long time LES/East Village resident. This event is a collaboration between X Pitts and Monty Cantsin Amen, Neoist performance artist, Rivington School spokesman, well known for his revolutionary art interventions in NYC and throughout the world. For ten years X Pitts was a member of the homeless community at the Tompkins Square Garden. He is best known for reading/improvising revolutionary poetry and conducting discussions about survival strategy. Monty Cantsin aka Istvan Kantor is infamous for defacing museum walls around the world with his own blood. At LOT6C Kantor/Cantsin will give a speech, sing his Neoist anthems, set props on fire and pose the way only a heroic heretic would in front of a firing squad, blindfolded, embellished by detritus and holding in his last breath. LOT6C is located at the NorthEast corner of 6th Street and Ave C, in Lower Manhattan. Admission is free but donations are welcome. #xpitts #neoism #rivingtonschool #loisaida #nyc
It appears this might be the last hurrah for the lot, a former gas station, which has been empty since the early 1980s. There have been efforts to build on the corner dating to 2003.
According to DOB records, there are now approved plans to construct a 6-floor residential building with space for an unspecified community facility. The city approved the plans in May. The specs were pre-filed in 2012.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Hole watch 2017: Long-empty lot on 6th and C now waiting for 5-story building