Thursday, April 2, 2009

East Village Lamp Post

This interesting tile work plastered all over the lamp post is one of many such pieces in the East Village. I don't know the exact origin or purpose of the work but it definitely adds character to the neighborhood.

So what character does your neighborhood have?

Update: The artist of this work is Jim Power a.k.a. Mosaic Man.

15 comments:

Gecko said...

If only every neighbourhood had 'personalised' things like this. I would feel so comfortable if I saw this walking down the street, gives you the feeling the people care for their neighbourhood.

Olivier said...

belle mosaïque comme borne pour East Village.
beautiful mosaic as marker for East Village.

Susu said...

Hey, this is absolutely fab'! This is why I loove NY - lil' enticing details, if you just bother to look!

Abe Lincoln said...

Is this just a different form of graffiti?

Lori said...

I love finding quirky things like this!

Daryl said...

I wonder if this dates back to the Depression .. there was a lot of that sort of tramp art happening

My 'hood is very overrun with nannies and doublewide strollers ...

NYD said...

Now that is pretty darn cool!

Hilda said...

I love it! Definitely nothing like this in our neighborhood. It's boring and unexciting — and I like it that way! ;)

Anonymous said...

Right now my neighborhood is over run with spring breakers. It's nice to see so many young people about.

Alexa said...

Oh, I know this light post! Love it. The folks in my neighborhood represent a great mix of colors, ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, occupations, you name it—and our senator (Chuck Schumer) lives there too.

Ina J Offret said...

Anchorage Alaska: I live in a typical cul de sac in a split level built in 1983.. Pretty mundane stuff, but nice neighbors. Moose and bear wander around too to make it exciting.

Roman said...

It was done by Jim Power.He spent his life filling in the cracks on the street with mosaic tiles and lamp posts. I think it would be fun doing this.

http://www.askanewyorker.com/newyorker.php?page=Jan05

Ming the Merciless said...

Thanks for the info, Roman.

Jilly said...

Love it. it's these touches that give an area individuality.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Yes, I love them ALL