Helena Münninghoff, a formerly unhoused resident of the East Village, was arrested for painting a call for help for her friend on a construction fence.
128-Year-Old East Village Church, Home of New York Liberty Bell, Destroyed in Fire
The fire also displaced a group of women living at a shelter operated by the Women’s Prison Association, the nation’s first organization for women impacted by incarceration.
Who Was Artist David Wojnarowicz? We Find Out
After two actions led by ACT UP activists encouraged the Whitney Museum to change a wall label, we went looking for people who could tell us who Wojnarowicz was and help us decipher his complex life and art.
9 New Galleries That Opened in New York City in 2017
Don’t focus on the closings. Three cheers for new galleries!
The Rise and Fall of the East Village Lenin Statue
When I first started hanging out in the East Village in the mid-1970s, it was loaded with unofficial monuments to an older Lower East Side: Boarded up Yiddish theaters and a largely unused bocce ball court on Houston Street were reminders of the days when an immigrant community flourished.
Artist Anton van Dalen on the East Village, Saul Steinberg, and Pigeon Keeping
Next time you’re walking through the East Village, take a moment to look up at the skies over Tompkins Square Park. You might just spot Anton van Dalen’s flock of snow-white pigeons. The artist, who first learned to rear the birds at the age of twelve, is one of the few remaining pigeon keepers in Lower Manhattan.
Sacred Bones and the Catacomb Saint of Manhattan
Catholic churches in Europe host as many bones as a graveyard, with bits of saints and intact incorrupt bodies encased in glass and displayed on ornate altars.
A Photographer Who Turns Viewers into Voyeurs
Matthew Morrocco arrived at the café fashionably late, wearing an army jacket and floral print flats. Before sitting down he ordered his coffee.
Of Death and Disco Balls: Nightlife Art as Activism
An oversize facsimile of Rush poppers, tipped over, pouring out its viscous contents: this example of underground gay iconography blown up to almost belligerent proportions perfectly represents the aims of Party Out of Bounds: Nightlife as Activism Since 1980.
After Years of Controversy, Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha Resigns
On Wednesday evening, a day after five of his staunchest supporters on the Cooper Union’s board of trustees resigned, the college’s embattled president Jamshed Bharucha announced that he will resign at the end of June.
Cooper Union Trustees Offer to Sacrifice School President to Appease State Attorney General
The board of trustees of the Cooper Union has offered not to renew the contract of the school’s current president, Jamshed Bharucha, if it would help bring an end to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s investigation into the university’s management.
Painting Four Decades of Change in the East Village
New Works and the Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre, Anton van Dalen’s first solo show in eight years, charts the shifting landscape of New York City. Populated with imaginative characters, the artist’s latest work vividly documents the forces of gentrification and change.