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Does The Pod Hotel Have Resident Graffiti Artists On The Roof?

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  Site Where: 230 E 51st St. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10022
June 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

As part of a blitz on budget New York last week, we ended up staying in The Pod. And while we liked the room and all (yes it was tiny, and there was some noise from trash collection in the night, but it was spotless and all we needed), what we were most intrigued by was the roof terrace, hidden up a flight of stairs from the 14th floor.

It wasn’t the astroturf that intrigued us, or the plants, or the views of the neighbors’ rooftops; no, it was the fact that the hotel seems to have a couple of resident graffiti artists.

By the looks of things, there’s been someone called Tuse seeing to the doors and the drainpipes, and DR AM taking care of the walls and benches. There’s another tag on the doorway going back into the hotel, but that doesn’t look so professional.

Tuse has also decorated the “fireman’s telephone jack” in the stairwell, too.

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Get Your Own Customized Graffiti Art at Chicago's Blackstone Renaissance

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  Site Where: 636 S. Michigan Ave. [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60605
March 19, 2010 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've already told you about the cool "Outlaw" graffiti exhibit at the Blackstone Renaissance. But if you dig the exhibit, you can now get a personalized piece of graffiti art from an artist who has a piece in the show.

As part of the hotel's Outlaw Art package, General Manager Rob Cartwright, a.k.a. Survive 185, will take your surname or a three-word phrase of your choosing and customize it, street-art style. The above photo shows an example of Cartwright's original work.

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Graffiti Artist Tags the Blackstone Renaissance's Walls

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  Site Where: 636 S. Michigan Ave. [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60605
February 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Looks like Chicago's Blackstone Renaissance is trying to earn more street cred with "Outlaw," a new graffiti exhibit at the hotel.

Apparently this isn't the first time the Blackstone's gone a little gangsta. Charles “Lucky” Luciano and Al Capone used to hang out at the hotel. The latter notorious mob man seems to be an inspiration for the graffiti exhibit, as seen above. And in 1931, the hotel, which turns 100 this year, hosted a crime convention of sorts where all of the mob families met to divvy up power.

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Tagging Isn't Just Allowed, It's Encouraged at the Marmara Antalya

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  Site Where: Eski Lara Yolu, No. 136, Antalya, Turkey
January 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

We can't be the only ones who have daydreamed about unleashing our inner rebel in the form of graffiti art. We've long admired the medium, but have stopped short of spray painting freeway overpasses or surreptitiously leaving our mark on train cars late at night.

However, thanks to the Marmara Antalya would-be Banksys are being given a safe space to turn graffiti dreams into reality. In its light-filled hotel lobby, tagging isn't just allowed; it's encouraged.

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Cooper Square Hotel Jumps on the Hotel Graffiti Bandwagon

November 2, 2009 at 9:07 AM | by | Comment (1)

Graffiti wall in progress at the Hotel Erwin in Venice, Calif.

The Cooper Square Hotel, a giant modern glass building that popped up in the Bowery of NYC, is now trying to fit in with the gritty feel of neighborhood by hiring graffiti artists to paint the wall of an adjacent building.

But their "We're cool, we promise" plan has been met with some resistance from the neighbors, who have expressed their displeasure with the hotel before. The NY Post reports:

In a wacky attempt at earning street cred, the swanky Cooper Square Hotel has commissioned four graffiti "artists" to tag the Fifth Street wall of an adjacent building it recently bought.

One of the taggers, Joyce Pensato, was going to town yesterday on her section of the mural, which the hotel owners hope will be finished by Nov. 10, and then updated annually.

Pensato and three others -- who go by Nick 1, Vizie and Shinique -- were each paid to fill one quarter the wall.

"All the work is going to be different," Vizie said. "The only real unifying theme is the colors, black and white."

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