Showing posts with label mosaics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mosaics. Show all posts

Friday, December 27, 2019

Missing mosaics at the former Bean on 2nd Avenue



An EVG reader points out that someone has torn off the mosaic tiles at the now-closed location of the Bean on Second Avenue and Third Street...



Jim Power created the colorful mosaics ahead of the cafe's December 2011 opening. This location as well as the one on First Avenue and Ninth Street suddenly closed on Nov. 25.

The storefront at 54 Second Ave. is currently on the rental market — minus mosaic tiles — with an ask of $135 to $155 per square foot.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

A mosaic destroyed on 3rd Avenue and St. Mark's Place



A reader shares these photos from the northeast corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place... where one of Jim Power's mosaics was destroyed.

Per the reader: "The way the bits are laying on the ground it looks like it was intentional — or maybe a truck backed into it or something. Who knows. Anyway, it’s really upsetting."

Saturday, December 1, 2018

[Updated] Reader report: Christmas tree market's generator damages mosaic pole on 2nd Avenue



The Christmas tree vendor arrived after Thanksgiving on the northwest corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street... EVG reader Russell K. pointed out yesterday that the stand's generator, chained to the light pole, has damaged Jim Power's intricate mosaics here (one of 80 in the neighborhood)...






This chipped artwork was pointed out to one of the workers with the suggestion that they move the chain to prevent further damage over these next 24 days. As of today, the generator remains in place. Updated: They moved the chain off the mosaics after several days.

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In unrelated news from this corner, the NYPD has removed the light tower that had been illuminating the sidewalk since mid-October to ward off the reportedly unruly travelers/crusties that had been congregating along Second Avenue.

Friday, August 10, 2018

A mosaic to cure what ales you


[Photo by Steven from July 16]

A few weeks back, Steven ran into Jim Power, who was prepping a new mosaic in honor of McSorley's Old Ale House.

The mosaic is now in place on St. Mark's Place and Third Avenue ... looking ready for a full reveal...



Friday, July 20, 2018

City sets record for filling pothole; removes Donald Trump mosaic on 2nd Street



Chicago-based artist Jim Bachor filled several NYC potholes with mosaic art this past week... including one of President Trump on Second Street between Avenue A and First Avenue, as we noted Wednesday.

When asked about the work, DOT officials weren't amused, and vowed to pave over the mosaics, the Post reported on Wednesday.

And yesterday, the city made good on that promise, removing the work on Second Street...



The speed at which the city responded took Bachor by surprised. He posted on Twitter: "Damn that was fast."

One Twitter user noted that this pothole, adjacent to a fire hydrant, likely never would have been filled by the city otherwise.

And...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A mosaic Trump pothole-filler for 2nd Street

A Chicago-based artist who fills the city's potholes with mosaic art has brought his work to NYC.

Jim Bachor has adorned eight potholes around the city with tiled images of dead rats, cockroaches and pigeons, as the Post reported today.

However, in the East Village, his pothole filler on Second Street between Avenue A and First Avenue is of President Trump...



He told the Post: "It could be seen in both ways — one that you’re honoring our president or that you get to drive over Trump."



City officials see it as a nuisance, and will pave them over once discovered.

"Aside from putting himself in harm’s way in the middle of roadways, the artist’s adding of artwork in the street is a danger to all road users, which poses safety hazards should drivers become distracted by the art," said spokeswoman Alana Morales.