Street Art Salon at Dorian Grey Gallery
5 Pointz Toy Drive

COST REV Revealed

at Otto's Shrunken Head Tiki Bar & Lounge
538 East 14th Street, between Avenues A & B
7pm onwards
great drink specials ($2 draft beers, $4 well drinks)
$1 admission

COST REVS was the graffiti tag plastered all over NYC in the early 90s. It turns out I knew Cost - he was Adam Cole, of PS 40, JHS 104, and Stuyvesant/Rhodes, born in 1969. I went to his brother's bar mitzvah (there was a caricature artist there and I left with an embarrassingly exaggerated drawing of myself). Cost, a major target of Giuliani's graffiti crackdown, was ultimately arrested and in 1995 was sentenced to 200 days of cleaning up graffiti, three years probation, and fined $2,180 (though sources claim he did over $100 million worth of damages to city property). The judge denied the prosecutor's request for a 60-day jail sentence because he said he didn't want taxpayers to foot the bill for his punishment. As of a few years ago, Revs was doing sculpture in NYC, still using his tag. You can read a whole lot more about them as you sip a tall boy and remember them good old days.

 - Read about Cost and Revs in the NY Times from 1993, and Cost's Sentencing in 1995
- What is Revs up to recently?

Okay folks - MAGIC GARDEN will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary in February and I'm working on cooking up some great stuff this winter/spring to make it fantastic - things like performances by native musicians, comics, storytellers, raffles for great NYC prizes, NYC vendors, food, etc.. Please email me if you would like to be involved in some capacity - as a performer, donator, vendor, volunteer, blah blah blah. Let's show each other all the amazing things we've been creating. Details to come.

Noteworthy mentions:
Dorrian's Red Hand Bar just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Yep, the bar made famous by the Robert Chambers "Preppie Murder" scandal.

Tim Haft, our dear friend and founder of Punk Rope, is celebrating his 50th birthday at Otto's on Monday and is working his arse off to raise lots of money for a great cause - and now I will quote him, "For the past 6 years I've done my best to help kids and adults experience exercise as fun, rather than as a chore. Kids, in particular, desperately need to move more, yet schools are CUTTING, rather than adding, physical activity programs. That's a dumb move! By purchasing tickets for our BEAT INACTIVITY SENSELESS RAFFLE, you'll get a crack at winning some of these cool prizes and will also enable Shana and I to provide FREE rope jumping workshops to schools in need. Tickets are only $3 and you need NOT be present to win. For more info about the prizes and to buy tickets visit:

Don't forget to send me info to help promote you and your business/artistic endeavor. We New Yorkers need to help each other out. Job listings, gigs, businesses, special offers. Check out all this and more at: www.nycmagicgarden.com. I'm redoing the calendar so send me stuff to post - your art shows, gigs, ventriloquism showcases, etc..

There are spots available for upcoming "Be Nice Campaigns" so email me if you're part of a local charitable organization and want to raise money. More details at: http://www.nycmagicgarden.com/benice.html.

-Only people who were raised in NYC are invited
-You are encouraged to invite any good folks who grew up in the city
-Significant others are invited, despite their place of birth (only if they're really significant and only if accompanied by you)
-Please email me if you have any questions, password suggestions, or if you have COST REVS stories to share
-If you know someone who would have fun at this party, send her/him to www.nycmagicgarden.com to sign up

Can't wait to see you Monday,December 6!
Zoe (PS 59, JHS 104, LaGuardia HS)


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