clayton patterson

  • Taji's Mahal – Talking with Clayton Patterson About the Lower East Side

    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.

  • Taji’s Mahal - The Life of an Outdoor Artist

    For this week's Mahal, we met back up with outdoor artist Anthony Dominguez to see how he lives and practices his art. We started at the 42nd Street Library, where Anthony spends most of his days creating his work, unwelcomed, but tolerated.

  • Taji's Mahal - Exit The Fall

    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.

  • Taji's Mahal - Satan's Sinners Nomads' Cochise

    This week, we met back up with Clayton Patterson to continue his grand tour of the Lower East Side and a lesson in gang history with his long time friend, Jose "Cochise" Quiles.

  • Taji’s Mahal - Clayton Patterson’s Lower East Side

    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...