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Mosaic Street Posts Trace The History Of NYC Neighborhood

Mosaic Street Posts Trace The History Of NYC Neighborhood
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Jim Power has worked for 25 years on his public art project in New York's East Village and Lower East Side.

Allie Walker
  • 24 august 2012

New York City’s East Village doesn’t have it’s own museum, or at least not in the traditional brick-and-mortar sense. Instead, the neighborhood’s rich history — from its days as a dangerous, grimy, and riot ridden area to its current state as a gentrified hipster playground — is chronicled on 80 lampposts scattered throughout the area. Jim Power, aka the ‘Mosaic Man,’ has worked on creating the ‘Mosaic Trail’ for more than 25 years, quitting his full-time job as a carpenter in the late 1980’s to focus exclusively on the project.

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