In New York, at the corner of Bowery and East Houston, the infamous Bowery Graffiti Wall (where Keith Haring put up the first mural 30 years ago) is currently host to LA based street-artist Retna. His mural, along the four story south-facing wall, served today as the perfect backdrop for this photographer and his model. Nowhere in Manhattan real estate can you feel the intimate mix of luxury condominiums along side such a vibrant culture of music, design and art, as here at the crossroads of Noho, Nolita, the East Village and the Lower East Side.
From the New Museum and The Bowery Hotel on the Bowery to the nearby Elizabeth and Mott Streets, you’ll find a delightful mix of boutique fashion and furniture retailers like Area I.D. and restaurants such as Emporio. The eclectic blocks are punctuated by some other infamous graffiti walls as is found at Jay Meisel’s 190 Bowery. Just off the Bowery on Bond Street you’ll find Ian Schrager’s super-luxury condo, 40 Bond designed by Herzog & De Meuron.
Expect to see more photos and posts on this dynamic area in the coming weeks.