(September 18, 2011)Restoration work continues on the mural honoring Puerto Rican Nationalist Pedro Albizu Campos and Argentinian Revolutionist Ernesto “Che” Guevara (hero of the Cuban Revolution). The mural located on 105th Street off Third Avenue has undergone excessive wear and some defacing, over the years.
(September 18, 2011) Nuyorican artist Manny Vega has completed work on his last project in El Barrio. The stretch of wall at 105th Street & Lexington Avenue has served as a canvass for Vega’s “pop-up” pieces as far back as 2009.
(September 5, 2011) Caught up with artist Manny Vega in El Barrio who was just calling it the day on his latest project. The most striking image populating the wall off Lexington Avenue and 105th Street resembles the Thai Reclining Buddha. Manny also attached decorative pieces to the cement pedestals for the newel posts of those very red staircases, just next door.
(September 3, 2011) Bboys and Bgirls converged on PS 72 Schoolyard in East Harlem to do battle for cash, prizes and a shot at the title of “Master”. Competitors came from all over the city, country and other parts of the world.
(September 3, 2011) Restoration work has begun on the mural honoring Puerto Rican Nationalist Pedro Albizu Campos and Argentinian Revolutionist Ernesto “Che” Guevara (hero of the Cuban Revolution). The mural located on 105th Street off Third Avenue has undergone excessive wear and some defacing, over the years.
(September 2, 2011) Work at this year’s Graffiti Hall of Fame tribute to the recently passed “King of Styles” KASE2 aka CASE2 has been completed. Writers taking part include KingBee, Part1, Dez, Ces, Vase, TKid, Crash, Mare139, Demer. Ket, Phetus, TDS, Such, Sane, Jean, Slone (WOTS) and a few others. The organizers, plagued by a lack of funds, sponsors and bad weather, managed to rally together enough support to keep the tradition alive for its 30th year. For more info about the Graffiti Hall of Fame, contact JAMES TOP via firstname.lastname@example.org
(August 30, 2011) The 2011 Tools of War True School NYC Park Jams came to a bitter-sweet climax in Harlem. St. Nicholas Park was filled with hard-core supporters who’d made it part of their routine to attend and be counted in. The jumping went on from start to finish with the skills of DJs Large Professor, PopMaster Fabel, Chuck City, Rockin’ Rob and special guest Biz Markie behind the wheels of steel. Every tenet of hip hop was represented this day, and their love was just as fresh as day one. But, don’t feel too sad, if you missed the finale. The series producers may be granted an additional day to make-up for that rain cancellation. The date is September 27, 2011, Tuesday @ St. Nicholas Park in Harlem, 4PM to 8PM. So mark it on your calendar, stay tuned and get ready to say farewell to the 2011 Season “old-school” style.