1. jdx:

unbreakable.

One year later.
You can send a message to Japan or make a donation to the Global Giving Japan Rebuilding Fund here.

    jdx:

    unbreakable.

    One year later.

    You can send a message to Japan or make a donation to the Global Giving Japan Rebuilding Fund here.

  2. On sale now!

    mosaicmannyc:

    Jim received top billing in the East Village section of the new Walking New York guide from National Geographic! On sale now! You can order via Amazon here. You can also try to find the book at your local book store.

    Press Release, in which Jim’s work is mentioned at the top of the list of attractions to see in New York.

    About:

    See the best of New York with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world’s great cities, Walking New York is divided into the following sections:

    The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist’s tour that’s pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond.

    The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city’s greatest neighborhoods—from Lower Manhattan and The Villages to Central Park, Harlem, and the Outer Boroughs.

    Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.

    Each itinerary includes the following features:

    Distinctly New York: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Ethnic Eating, Art Deco New York, and the Harlem Renaissance. Here you’ll get intriguing background information to help you understand why this city is one of the world’s greatest.

    Best of: Specific thematic groupings of sights are described, such as beach getaways, historic homes & mansions, and jazz clubs.

    In-depth: These spreads take a deep dive into a major museum or other sight—for example, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; the Met; and the Cloisters—providing step-by-step guidance on what to see and how to plan your visit.

    Sidebars throughout give you the low down on shopping, eating, and going out on the town, and offer insider tips and interesting asides.

    And on the East Village, specifically:

    Once an immigrant neighborhood, the East Village acquired its distinctive feel in the 1960s as the haunt of artists, musicians, and hippies, and as the center of America’s counterculture. Gentrification has erased some of the area’s grittiness, but the neighborhood’s artsy vibe is still evident in the graffiti-covered walls and independent stores. Street artist Jim Power has decorated almost all of the 80 lampposts with ceramics, mirrors, and glass: a new streetscape known as the Mosaic Trail. At the heart of the village is St. Mark’s Place, where vintage shops help keep the alternative spirit alive. One of the most famous, Trash and Vaudeville, has been dressing rock stars and teenage rebels since 1975. St. Mark’s Place ends at Tompkins Square, the scene of the first labor demonstration in 1874 and a performance space for Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and other 1960s legends. Punk rock arrived in the 1970s, with bands such as the Ramones and Blondie regularly playing at the (now defunct) CBGB nightclub on the Bowery, once the slummiest area of the city. The street’s name derives from the bouwerij or farm belonging to the Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in the 17th century. He is buried at nearby St. Mark’s Church in-the- Bowery, one of New York’s oldest churches. The East Village’s Avenues A, B, C, and D—known as Alphabet City—have become a trendy enclave, with a nightlife that draws many uptowners. If you feel in need of refreshment in your wanderings, drop in at Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffè, or McSorley’s Old Ale House, which dates to 1854.

    See Jim elsewhere in print here.

  3. sometimesatourist:

East Village  (By Mosaic Man)

Jim’s made some nice progress on his latest pole on 2nd Ave and St. Mark’s Place.
Here, he gives a shout-out to local bloggers Neighborhoodr and E.V. Grieve.
Stop by the pole to see who else Jim gives some love.
If you do walk by, take a picture and ping Jim on Facebook or Twitter @MosaicManNYC, or just submit a post right here.

    sometimesatourist:

    East Village  (By Mosaic Man)

    Jim’s made some nice progress on his latest pole on 2nd Ave and St. Mark’s Place.

    Here, he gives a shout-out to local bloggers Neighborhoodr and E.V. Grieve.

    Stop by the pole to see who else Jim gives some love.

    If you do walk by, take a picture and ping Jim on Facebook or Twitter @MosaicManNYC, or just submit a post right here.

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

  5. jdx:

unbreakable.

    jdx:

    unbreakable.

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A blog dedicated to Jim Power, aka the 'Mosaic Man!' Let's join Jim as he takes us on a journey along his Legendary Mosaic Trail in NYC's East Village.

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