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Friday, May 27, 2022

Last 2 days for the 'Rotten to the Apple' NYC punk photo show at C-Squat

Photos by Stacie Joy

There are two days left to check out "Rotten to the Apple" an NYC punk photo show featuring the work of 30-plus photographers at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space/C-Squat on Avenue C. (Previously.)

The show ends tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

EVG contributor Stacie Joy recently stopped by the space...
... lots of great work here, including EVG friend Walter Wlodarczyk...
You can access the free show, curated by Destiny Mata and David Siffert, via MoRUS, 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street. 

Today's hours: 1-6 p.m. ... and tomorrow noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Take a look at the 'Rotten to the Apple' NYC punk photo show at C-Squat

Today (Saturday!) is the opening of "Rotten to the Apple," an NYC punk photo show at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space/C-Squat on Avenue C.

Here's some info via the EVG inbox: "It's an all-NYC punk photo show with 30-plus photographers, many of which are from an up-and-coming generation of talented punx who are taking photos at shows all across the city." 

The hours today: noon to 4 p.m. (They are closing early so people can go to the memorial show for Al Landess in Tompkins Square Park. Photos of Al are included in this exhibit.) 

The exhibit, curated by Destiny Mata and David Siffert, runs through May 28. You can access the free show via MoRUS, 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street.

Friday, October 29, 2021

This Halloween, a celebration of Jack Terricloth's DIY art at C-Squat

On Halloween this Sunday, C-Squat hosts a daylong event titled "Cut, Paste, Tape & Terricloth."

The show will present "a modest selection" of the late Jack Terricloth's original cut-and-paste artwork. Terricloth, a former East Village resident and lead singer of the World/Inferno Friendship Society, died in May at age 50

Here's more background via the EVG inbox... 
Without fail for 23 years, Brooklyn circus cabaret punx The World/Inferno Friendship Society have faithfully raised The Great Pumpkin at their annual HALLOWMAS celebration. Sadly, due to the recent tragic passing of their lead singer, their version of Hallowmas will not take place this year, or ever again.

We cannot try to begin to replace that event, but we can do our part to help make sure that Jack is remembered on this sacred holiday. So, in honor of Terricloth, we are setting up a small pop-up exhibit as a tribute to our fallen Halloween-obsessed friend. 

Starting in the late 1990s, Jack used to make postcards for his band's cultish following. The cards would advertise the Inferno's latest shows, capers and misadventures. At a time when the internet was replacing how punk rockers mainly heard about gigs, Cloth refused to give up the art of the physical mailing list. He wanted some things to remain tangible. 
We will display the original cut-and-paste postcard collages in all of their wonderful disintegrating DIY scrap art glory. We will also have some original handmade punk show flyers and pages to a lyric zine that he made back in the late 1980s. 
A visual cut-and-paste elegy hoping to pay respect and send a message back to him about the work that he did. Because it mattered.
You can check out the show Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at C-Squat. You can enter through the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street. Find more info here.

Also, on Sunday ... back to the EVG inbox...
After the art show, a number of World Inferno fans will gather in Tompkins Square Park to play cover songs of their music. The band was booked to play a show in the park this Halloween. Obviously, the band will not be appearing but dedicated Infernites are still gathering around 5 p.m. to make sure the songs do not go unplayed this Halloween.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Tomorrow at MoRUS: Zine release party, art show and the history of 155 Avenue C.


[155 Avenue C circa 1940 or so]

From the EVG inbox

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) invites you to a 'zine release party and art show on Saturday (May 3). We will be presenting a history lesson in zine form — the history of our tenement building, No. 155 Avenue C, starting from when it was first built in the 1800s and ending when it was abandoned in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

Also, throughout May, MoRUS will be displaying photos from Brian Rose's book "Time and Space on the Lower East Side," a collection of photographs of the Lower East Side from 1980 and 2010, photographs that look backward and forward, that posit the idea that places are not simply “then and now,” but exist in a continuum of decay and rebirth.

Saturday's event begins at 1:55 p.m when the art show opens, featuring work by: Alyssa Tanchajja, Amy Westpfahl, Brian Rose, Diane Rohem, FLY, Konstantin Sergeyev, Lauren Denitzio, Mac McGill, Maggie Wrigley, Nico Ramirez, Peter Missing, W.D. Bickerknocker, and a collection of flyers, pamphlets and articles from Jerry the Peddler's Squatters & Riots archive.

Music starts at 5 p.m.

Vist the Facebook event page here for more details and a full listing of all the performers.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Report: Not everyone is happy about the pending arrival of Nublu's 2-story new home


[Photo by Bobby Williams]

Construction continues at 151 Avenue C, the two-story building that Nublu will relocate to this fall …

And as The Villager reports this week, the 12-year-old music club's move up Avenue C is leaving some residents of neighbor C-Squat unhappy.

C-Squat resident Brett Pants told the weekly paper that he "sees a 'megabar, two stories high,' full of drunks, 'who at closing time will pour onto our streets to fight and piss and make a mess.' Fights outside the 99-cent pizza joint below his window are common."

Said Nublu owner Illhan Ersahin:

The nightlife operator said concern about noise at the soon-to-open location is news to him, and he looked quite perplexed that a quality-of-life complaint might be emanating from C-Squat.

His bar will not be on the lookout for loud students and, in a nod to the pre-gentrifying pioneers, Ersahin eruditely observed that the East Village “has a tradition of cultivating culture…from Jack Kerouac to Talking Heads.” His club, he insisted, is just following that tradition.


[Photo by Brett Pants]

Meanwhile, not from the article … the arrival of Nublu means, unfortunately, that Speakeasy upstairs will be closing in the coming weeks. (We heard early May.) RIP to one of the last great neighborhood bars.

Previously on EV Grieve:
151 Avenue C: "This prime East Village location stands out as a rare opportunity for users, investors and developers"

Nublu moving up Avenue C; restaurant in the works for new space

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thanks to C-Squat

[Dave on 7th]

There are a lot of people to thank for their efforts following Hurricane Sandy... Many residents who I've talked with were particularly grateful of C-Squat residents.

You may have seen the free food and BBQ going all week outside the building at 155 Avenue C. Per Dave on 7th: "C-Squat feed more people [in the East Village] than the city did." The first sign of any kind of coordinated relief via the National Guard arrived Thursday evening to East 10th Street and Avenue D.

In addition, 155 Avenue C is home to MoRUS, where Time's Up! charged cell phones and other items with the stationary bike-powered generator.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

C-Squat and MoRUS helping power the neighborhood

[Photo by Alta Tseng via Facebook]

Courtesy of Times's Up!, C-Squat and the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces (MoRUS). Read more about it about at New York Natives here.

The folks at C-Squat also broke out the BBQ... Last night via @Finitor... ...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eric Drooker at MoRUS tonight

From the EV Grieve inbox...


The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) presents:
Eric Drooker Slide Lecture
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8 pm
free
MoRUS's Storefront in C-Squat
155 Avenue C

Avenue B native Eric Drooker will give a slide lecture exploring his early years as a street artist in NYC and will trace the evolution of his graphic novels into animated films — and from his cover paintings of "The New Yorker," to his slow infiltration of the mainstream. The artist will talk about growing up on the Lower East Side and how the changing landscape has shaped his vision.

He'll screen animation he designed for the movie, "Howl," reminisce about his friendship with Allen Ginsberg and discuss the process of adapting the Beat poem into the recent "Howl: A Graphic Novel." He will accompany his lecture on various musical instruments.

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is a living archive of urban activism opening in C-Squat's storefront on November 17th. The museum chronicles the East Village community's history and grassroots activism. It celebrates local activists who transformed abandoned buildings and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and community gardens.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Construction starts at the the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space on Avenue C

[Bobby Williams]

Construction started yesterday at C-Squat on Avenue C ... the building's long-empty storefront will serve as the future home to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space — aka, MoRUS.

Laurie Mittelmann, who along with Bill DiPaola, the executive director of Time's Up, is helping spearhead the project. She gave us a quick update last night.

"We're building a staircase to connect the museum's storefront with the basement — a portion of which will also be rented to us. C-Squat residents are funding the installation of a new storefront and roll gate, which will be constructed by a 6th St. squatter. Hopefully we'll have interns working in the space in a week or two (the construction is scheduled to go at light speed) and we'll be open to the public in about a month and a half."

As in The New York Times reported in March, the museum "was being established to, among other things, tell the story of how activists in the East Village took over abandoned properties and over the years transformed them into permanent housing or community gardens."

And in case you haven't seen this yet, here's a video about the museum...



And here's the MoRUS website with more information.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tomorrow: Squat tour of the East Village

From the EV Grieve inbox...
This Saturday at 12 noon we will hold another trial-run squat tour. Longtime squatter activist Frank Morales will lead the tour and we will have a few guest speakers along the way. Please join us and bring all your friends! The tour will start at the museum's new storefront at 155 Avenue C and will visit several squats in the area. We will probably cover one mile over the course of about two hours.

The tour is free of charge...

Monday, March 5, 2012

C-Squat will be home to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

[Photo from Feb. 1 by Bobby Williams]

C-Squat at 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street will soon be home to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space — aka, MoRUS. According to an article by Colin Moynihan in The New York Times today, the museum "was being established to, among other things, tell the story of how activists in the East Village took over abandoned properties and over the years transformed them into permanent housing or community gardens."

This is the idea of Laurie Mittelmann, a neighborhood activist, and Bill DiPaola, the executive director of Time's Up. Among the items to be on display: Past issues of The Shadow.

The Museum will pay $1,700 per month to rent the storefront here, per the article.

Here's a video about the museum...