For this week's Mahal, I headed over to St. Mark's Bookshop, for the release of Clayton Patterson's new book, 'Jews: A People's History of the Lower East Side.' I got to catch up with the man himself to learn a bit about the historical culture of LES.
For this week's Mahal, Clayton Patterson introduced us to the artist Anthony Dominguez, another Lower East Side legend, hero, and pioneer. Anthony has lived outside for 19 years.
Clayton Patterson is a legend. When everyone else was using giant shoulder cams and multiple sound guys to make documentaries, he was using a handheld video camera as a tool for activism. In 1988, he shot three hours and 33 minutes of police wrongdoing...