Tag Archive | Chrystie Street

Awesome Graffiti Box Truck!

Scanar Harry Bones Hoacs Musa JAT
All Photos By Gail

The Graffiti Box Truck is not that rare of a thing in NYC; you see them all the time. But what is rare is one that features contributions from maybe a half-dozen graffiti artists from across the globe. This one features tags and murals from Scaner (Canada), Harry Bones (Spain), RASK (Los Angeles), Hoacs (NYC), MUSA (Spain) and others, and that’s just what I could see on the two sides of the truck that I was able to shoot from the sidewalk!

Grim Reaper

From what I could gather from Google searches, this truck has been on the street at least since 2018.

Graffiti Box Truck

Photographed on Chrystie Street, Downtown NYC.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Graffiti Mail Box


All Photos By Gail

Photographer Stephen Shore, known for his images of banal scenes and objects, has observed that “Paying attention all the time is an interesting way to go through the day,” and I could not possibly agree more. I am always on the look-out for cool and unusual Pink Things for the blog, and I surely could have walked right by this fabulously pink banal object if I wasn’t paying close attention! Ladies and gentlemen, I present this week’s pink thing: the Pink Graffiti Mail Box!

Pink Mail Box

A closer inspection of all four sides of the box will reveal that it is no ordinary mail box, but rather one of those formerly-dark-green mail storage boxes, officially known as a Postal Relay Box. I looked it up.

Pink Mail Box

Aside from having been originally vandalized by being painted pink, the box is quite clearly covered with stickers, wheat pastes, stencils and graffiti from a collection of local street artists, who have marked their territory as a dog marks a hydrant. I see Phoebe New York! Also located close by: Graffiti Dumpster!

Pink Mail Box

I especially like the little Slug, seen above.

Photographed at the Corner of Chrystie and Rivington Streets on the Lower East Side, NYC.

Vandal Gummy Bear on Stanton Street

WhIsBe Gummy Bear
Photo By Gail

Here’s well-preserved example of anonymous street artist WhIsBe’s Vandal Gummy series, for which he places an image of a Candy Gummy Bear against a Prison Mugshot Background. According to the artist’s Wiki page, “The juxtaposition between the harshness of the Department of Corrections and the innocence of the piece of candy encourages viewers to examine institutions and has become a hallmark of WhIsBe’s body of work.”

Photographed at 19 Stanton Street, Just East of Chrystie Street, LES, NYC.

The Egg House Pop Up Attraction on Chrystie Street!

Egg House Post Card
All Photos By Gail

Do you like Eggs? I sure do. If you like Eggs and also enjoy visiting the weird little artsy pop-up events that happen in NYC every so often, such as the Museum of Ice Cream and The Musuem of Feelings, then you will want to check out The Egg House. Celebrating its grand opening this past weekend, The Egg House is an egg-themed pop up featuring immersive installations and offering a multi-sensory, interactive experience, not to mention — but you can see I am about to — the thing that the kids seem to love most these days: endless Instagram /selfie opportunities!

Egg House Greeter

I attended the Press Preview of The Egg House the day before it opened to the public, and it was a pretty sweet time! First of all, there were all kinds of free treats, such as delicious real Egg Nog spiked with your choice Brandy or Rum!

Egg Nog

The Eggnog was supplied by subscription breakfast delivery service, Break & Co. Find out more about them at Break Co Dot NYC!

Egg Macarons

Free Egg-Shaped Macarons? I’m there!

Egg Nog and Macaron

Check out the gooey sweet center of these babies!

Egg Macaron Detail

Samples of treats like these will be available at varying times and are included in the price of your ticket, while vendors Egg Shop, along with Egg Waffle Ice Cream Shop Eggloo will have egg-themed food available for purchase.

Egg Shop Booth

At the press event, the Egg Shop kiosk also served as a DJ booth and provided the rockin’ tunes along with these Fried Egg-shaped White Chocolate Pops!

White Chocolate Fried Egg Pops

Egloo Kiosk

Everybody got one of these Waffle Sundaes from Egloo!

Igloo Waffle Sunday

In addition being a place where you can eat lots of sweet snacks, The Egg House was created to share the universal love of eggs and provide a momentary escape from the city. It is home to a character named Ellis, an egg who made his  way to New York City (note: while the official story refers to Ellis as “he,” I heard Egg House guides referring to Ellis as “she” on my visit,  so I guess there is no fixed answer on that). Like some of us, Ellis struggles, yet remains very hopeful. One afternoon, Ellis falls asleep and guests are invited to explore his house. Egg-citing! Seamlessly connected by a storyline, The Egg House features real life-sized rooms, including The Kitchen, The Foyer, The Pool, Ellis’s Bedroom and The Garden — a in a 3,300 square feet space! Please enjoy a preview of The Egg House, and what you’ll find in the various rooms, via a selection of photos from my visit!

Egg House Kitchen

The first room you come to is an interactive selfie-heaven: the Kitchen.

Egg House Kitchen

You can sit in this Egg Shell Rocking Chair!

Egg House Kitchen

You can also sit in this Giant Egg Carton and pose with the eggs! Ridiculous!

Egg House Kitchen

Op Art Floor Covering

Next, you move on to the Hallway, with its Bridget Riley-esque Op Art floor covering!

Foyer

Ask for a token which you can use to buy an Egg Shop souvenir pin from one of these old-school vending machines!
If you want to renovate your bathroom then might as well purchase some plastic panels and bathroom cladding to have a better outcome!

Egg House Pin

Egg House Swimming Pool

Next up is The Egg House’s most popular feature: the Swimming Pool, where you can frolic in a pool filed with egg-colored plastic balls! Be sure to remove your shoes first!

Egg House Swimming Pool

Ellis Sleeping

Next, you can visit Ellis’s Bedroom, but be very quiet, as he/she may be sleeping!

Ellis Awake
Or Maybe not!

Ellis Family Portrait
Ellis’s Family Portrait

Ellis In Union Square Park

If you peek through the curtain you can watch a video of Ellis’s Adventure in Union Square Park!

This Way

Head down the stairs to the Garden, which is in the basement.

Egg Swing

Wait your turn for the swing and make sure your phone is charged!

Garden Cactus

Egg Swing

After your Egg-cellent Adventure, you’re going to want some stuff to take home.

Egg House Gift Shop

There’s also a gift shop offering Egg House souvenirs and other egg-related merchandise! Check it out!

Egg House Gift Shop Tote Bags
Egg Tote Bags!

Egg House Gift Shop Socks
Egg Socks!

Egg House Gift Shop Phone Cases
Egg Phone Cases

The Egg House is lots of fun for kids of all ages. Grab your tickets now before they’re all gone!

The Egg House is Located at 195 Chrystie Street, NYC, and is scheduled to run through June 27th, 2018. Tickets are $18, which includes admission to the Egg House and Occasional Sampling. Tickets are for a pre-specified, reserved time slot and must be purchased online in advance at This Link. Everything you need to how about your visit to The Egg House is also at that link! Enjoy!

Egg House Swimming Pool

Egg House Signage