Showing posts with label graffiti. Show all posts
Showing posts with label graffiti. Show all posts

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Thursday's parting shot

EVG reader Garrett Rosso points out that for the first time since its arrival in late 2014, the "Alphabet City" mural has been tagged on the SW corner of Avenue C and Sixth Street ... on the (rather mysterious) RCN Cable building. 

The ABC mural is the work of Brooklyn-based artists The Yok and Sheryo. And there was a little bit of controversy when this mural first arrived.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday's opening shot

Good morning from 141 E. Houston St., where a worker is power-washing the graffiti off the new 9-floor boutique office building here between Eldridge and Forsyth.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Con Ed puts more energy into power washing its substation on Avenue A

Con Ed deployed another early morning power-washing crew to buff the graffiti-filled substation along Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. 

This was the second time in less than two weeks in which Con Ed decided to scrub the building, maybe about 80 percent effective as the tags are still visible. (And they missed the POTATO that was sprayed on here over the weekend.) 

After the last washing, the graffiti returned within 24 hours...
This isn't quite reminiscent of the brown paint wars that dominated local headlines from 2012-2014 at the Verizon building on 13th Street and Second Avenue. Tags would fill up the wall. Someone would cover them with brown paint. The tags would return. So did the brown paint. And so on. Eventually, Verizon just gave up.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thursday's parting shot

An EVG reader shared this photo from early this morning ... 4:50 a.m. to be exact when Con Ed had two workers spend two hours or so power washing the graffiti-filled substation along Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street... 

Updated 10/1 

About 12 tags arrived less than 24 hours later... a sampling...

Sunday, November 22, 2020

My So-Called tag

As seen on Fifth Street near Avenue B... Rayanne Graff — aka best friends with Angela and Rickie in the long-gone (but often lamented!) TV series "My So-Called Life" and forever waiting for a ride with Tino.

Saturday, November 7, 2020


Spotted on the Bowery this morning... Good morning!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Someone spraypainted this message overnight on the Con Ed substation along Avenue A.

There were reactions to it on Twitter...

Monday, March 2, 2020


As a follow-up to our post earlier today on the unveiling of the new residential building on the site of the deadly March 2015 gas explosion... EVG regular 2ndAvenueSilverPanther points out that the condoplex on Second Avenue and Seventh Street has already been tagged...

Friday, February 28, 2020

Stargirl 2020

You've likely seen these flexing, amorphous figures around on various buildings, construction sites, sidewalk cellar doors and at least two USPS trucks in recent weeks.

Here's just a sampling from the past week-plus...

People recall first seeing these in early to mid January...

The figures are growing in popularity, at least among a few Instagram users who have referred to the character as Super Girl (or Supergirl) and Power Puff Girl. We don't know who the identity of the artist, but the person calls these figures Stargirl.

The spray-painted drawings are pretty consistent — a smile, flexing arms and a star on the belly. Sometimes she is alone. Other times in packs. She has been spotted on the Lower East Side. We've had a sighting via a reader on 14th Street and Sixth Avenue. We haven't spotted many, if any, east of Avenue B...

Once she did the splits...

Several times the name Gwen appeared nearby...

The photos of these on Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place are from late January. They've been painted over.

But there will be many more, no doubt.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday's parting shots

Some time on Monday night or early Tuesday morning, someone took a firehose to the Con Ed substation on Avenue A between Sixth Street and Fifth Street...

This past August, someone sprayed DBDBDBDBDBDBDB from Sixth Street all the way across Avenue A. It took two months before Con Ed had the tagggggggg removed.

Thanks to Stacie Joy for the photos!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday's parting shots

New "Impeach!" art on the north-facing wall here on Avenue B between 13th Street and 14th Street...

Photos today by Steven...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Supper's 1970s-style subway-car look on 2nd Street

A legendary NYC graffiti artist has created murals for the awnings at Supper on Second Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.

East Village restaurateur Frank Prisinzano (Frank, Lil' Frankie's) commissioned GHOST, described as "one of the last kings of the New York City train writing era," to do the work on the restaurant as well as the building next door, home to Flux Studios.

GHOST and GIZ completed the 1970s-style work last week.

"Back in the 70s and 80s graffiti was what made me feel at home in NYC," Prisinzano told me via email. "It gave off a constant urban pulse that I think was very calming for everyone. The idea that street art can’t be suppressed and that it’s really the neighborhood bulletin board is what I want you to feel when you look at the work we just did at Supper."

Here's a better look via this photo by EVG regular Salim...

[Click to go big]

Friday, February 8, 2019

Eye wash

A graffiti scrub team paid a visit to this spot next to the Big Bar on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue earlier today... and blasted that fish eye art that has been here for several years. (Four years? Three years? I know I did a post when it arrived.)

Not sure why someone decided to have this cleaned now... thanks to Derek Berg for these photos...

Updated 2/9

Despite the power-washing session yesterday...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday's parting shots

Fire extinguisher handiwork arrived overnight outside the Beth Israel clinic at 26 Avenue A ... and over on the (for sale) Provident Loan Society building on Houston and Essex ...