Power Washing at 188 Suffolk Street

Custom Framing Included. (See Details Below)

Curator's Notes

For much of the 20th Century, Manhattan’s The Lower East Side (LES) was a gritty immigrant enclave filled with railroad-style apartments and other inexpensive tenements that housed the majority of 19th and 20th century immigrants to the city. In the 1960s the neighborhood demographics began to shift with musicians, artist and hipsters moving in—but the area remained relatively middle class. In the early 2000s gentrification transformed the LES into one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. In the 2000s, many LES buildings were renovated to help justify massive rent increases. The lackluster bones of many LES apartments remained but were given upgrades, often with stainless steel appliances and external facelifts. This shot of 188 Suffolk receiving its power wash took place against the backdrop of a neighborhood in flux. Much of the LES’ charm remains, but a lot of the (literal, and to some extend figurative), grit has been power washed away.

We particularly like this piece because of the color palette. It's a nice way to combine neutrals with subtle pops of color, giving warmth to a space.


Materials: High quality wood frames are included with your order. Each frame is custom-cut and assembled by hand to match your piece. Hanging hardware is included.

Dimensions: The frame is .75" chick. To calculate the framed length and width of your piece, add ~5.5 inches to the total length and width.

Frames may differ from those pictured.


Printed on acid-free, artist-grade Premium Archival Matte paper. 

A roughly 2.25" mat borders the photograph.


Free shipping within the United States. All pieces are printed and framed to order. This order typically ships within 10 business days. You'll receive tracking information via email.

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