We’re Floored! The Local Gets Mosaic Man’s Tile Treatment

IMG_3068Stephen Rex Brown The Local now shares a light pole on Second Avenue with other neighborhood blogs.

A phone call from “Mosaic Man” Jim Power brought our favorite news of the week: The Local has been immortalized in tile form on a light pole on Second Avenue at St. Marks Place.

The Local shares the pole with other neighborhood media outlets like Bowery Boogie, EV Grieve, Neighborhoodr, East Villager, Neither More Nor Less, and The Village Voice (our Cooper Square neighbor is next to us on the pole as well).

“If you want information about the neighborhood, that light pole will tell you,” Mr. Power said.

Bob Arihood VigilSuzanne Rozdeba Jim Power in October, with a mosaic honoring the late Bob Arihood.

The pole also gives shout-outs to Japan (and its victorious 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup team), St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Avenue A, Tompkins Square Park, Theatre 80, the Fillmore East, and MosaicMansTrail.com,

In other Mosaic Man news, Mr. Power said he will be featured in an upcoming walking tour book of New York City by National Geographic — the latest proof, he said, that his art is a top tourist attraction.

Oh, and Mr. Power has changed the name of the neighborhood from the East Village to Mosaic City. But is it official?

“It’s a done deal,” he said. “Check your mail – it’s probably going to another part of town.”

It’s Mosaic Man’s world. We all just live in it.