1. The Exit9 Gift Emporium reopened earlier this month at 51 Avenue A between 3rd and 4th St. Longtime inhabitants of the East Village’s retail community, the owners could think of no one they’d rather have create and design a facade for their new storefront than Jim. His elegant, yet quirky mosaic designs perfectly reflect the joyful products you’ll find inside their doors.

    Above are a few shots of the works in progress.

    Be sure to stop by the store if you’re ever looking for a fun gift…and to catch a glimpse at one of Jim’s latest creations.

    Exit9 Gift Emporium

    51 Avenue A (bet 3rd and 4th St.)

    New York, NY 10009

    (Exit9 is also hiring. Email your resume and why you’d love to work there to lexie@shopexit9.com)

    Lastly, are you a local business that might be interested in a commissioned work by Jim for your store? 

    E-mail nycjimpower [AT] aol.com or call 646-236-1547

  2. punchdrunkinmynyc:

    Jim Power, aka @MosaicManNYC: Every time I see one of these tiled lamp posts it brings back vivid memories of being in my late teens and hanging out in the East Village for the first time. From the very start NYC was like a drug and I was an addict. Depending on who you ask, the years haven’t been kind to the city I fell in love with. The rents are way up, but crime is way down. Due to budget cuts, music and art programs in schools are on the chopping block, but art in the city somehow seems to be on the rise. Manhattan’s Lower East Side is officially one of the city’s go-to neighborhoods for art galleries. As of 2011, the web site Lower East Side New York has roughly 70 galleries listed and it seems as though a new gallery is opening every other day. When I saw Mr. Power still creating this past weekend, it gave me a bit of hope that the city that I call home hadn’t fully lost its way. According to Power’s web site, not only is he not slowing down in the East Village, he’s also spreading out to the West Village. I took the first shot while holding my camera, my bicycle and eating a slice of pizza. Jim Power and his beautiful mosaics definitely deserved my undivided attention. I immediately made a plan to spend a bit more time and take some photos of his older work and some of the newer stuff. I’m really glad I did.

    http://mosaicmanstrail.com

    http://www.lowereastsideny.com

  3. The work-in-progress mosaic sign for the new Tompkins Square Bagels opening soon on Avenue A.
Are you a local business that might be interested in a commissioned work by Jim for your store? 
E-mail nycjimpower [AT] aol [DOT] com or call 646-236-1547

    The work-in-progress mosaic sign for the new Tompkins Square Bagels opening soon on Avenue A.

    Are you a local business that might be interested in a commissioned work by Jim for your store? 

    E-mail nycjimpower [AT] aol [DOT] com or call 646-236-1547

  4. Some great old shots of Jim working on his Crif Dogs pole on St. Mark’s Place by photographer David Shankbone, circa 2009.

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