Coleman Oval Skate Park “Revamp” Coming Soon in 2012

The skate park under the Manhattan Bridge aka Chinatown/LES Skate Park on our block is due for a complete renovation next year!  The HAO/Holm Architecture Office won the design bid for the project and the new park will be funded by Architecture for Humanity and a Nike Gamechanger’s grant.  Steve Rodriguez of 5BORO skateboards will also have a part in the development of the new park that will be known as “Coleman Oval Skate Park.”  With the recent loss of the nearby, historic Brooklyn Banks, we feel that this “revamp” is long overdue.

In addition to a brand new skate park, the new design includes a dog-run with a view, upgraded baseball field, new playground, an urban gallery (sounds like legal walls), and new board game benches.  See the layout plans of the space below:

“New York has more film festivals than any other city in the world. Throughout the summer, independent and established film festivals show screenings under the bridge. Summer concerts includes locals and national bands celebrating the coolest music venue in the city while, on select days, the part and skate park combines to create the Coleman Oval Market for furniture, food and festivities.” This is a great idea but we’re not sure if anyone factored in the constant loud roar of the train overhead during these concerts and screenings.

We are excited about this new design and we hope that we actually start to see some progress come next year.  Can’t wait for the food trucks to get here!  We’ll definitely be involved in any upcoming events at the new space and everyone should feel free to drop by Klughaus Gallery just across the street at 47 Monroe!

Read more about the proposed skate park at:
Curbed: Damn Skateboarding Kids to Take Over Coleman Park
Bowery Boogie: Renderings for New Coleman Skate Park on Lower East Side
Inhabitat NYC: HAO Architects Win Coleman Oval Skate Park Redesign!

Martha Cooper stopping by Klughaus Gallery NY

Martha Cooper stopping by the gallery posing in front of a Grotesk x Faust collab for SURE *RIP. Be sure to pick up her latest book on collaboration with Aiko, titled Tokyo Tattoo 1970.

Check out Martha Cooper being featured in the latest series for “Here Comes The Neighborhood” below:

HCTN EPISODE 7 : MARTHA COOPER from Here Comes the Neighborhood on Vimeo.

Before & After: Klughaus Gallery NYC Interior/Exterior

We took some photos of what the our gallery’s (interior) looked like a few months ago before moving into the space at 47 Monroe Street and compared it with some photos of what it looks like today.  Also, we grabbed a Google Street View image of the exterior and compared it to what it looks like today.

Before and After - Klughaus Gallery Front Desk

Before & After - Klughaus Gallery Back

Before & After - Klughaus Gallery Front

Before & After - Klughaus Gallery Exterior

Our new home in one of the best downtown neighborhoods in NYC that still has some of that old New York feel…

Home For The Holidays – Opening Night Photos (Inaugural Show)

Introducing Klughaus Gallery to the neighborhood…

Thank you to everyone who came out to our inaugural show on Friday (12/9).  It was definitely a packed house throughout the evening. The group show featured work from many talented artists including: GROTESK, VEEFER, SEB GOREY, FAUST, KATSU, FUZZ ONE, GREG LAMARCHE, VOR138, MICHAEL ALAN, MOODY MUTZ, TOM GOULD, TOPSKE, MR. KIJI and JASPER PATCH. Shout out to Pabst and Matt Diaz for the refreshments. Some photos from Friday below courtesy of Anna Delany

Action Bronson x Eric Haze

Action Bronson x Despot

Judy Rifka

Sure Lives (Grotesk x Faust)

More Blog Coverage:
Vandalog – “Klughaus Gallery Presents “Home for the Holidays” with Grotesk, Greg Lamarche, Faust, Fuzz One & more”
Frank 151 – “Klughaus Gallery Inaugural Opening (Photo)”
Work Is Dangerous To Your Health – Photos taken at Klughaus Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, “Home For The Holidays.”
That’s The Hookup – Faust, Greg Lamarche and Grotesk @ Klughaus Gallery, NYC

The show ‘Home For The Holidays‘ runs until the end of the month.  The gallery is open on Thursdays & Fridays from 1-7pm and Saturday and Sundays from 12-6pm.  Fore more information, visit our website:

Home For The Holidays Flyer – 12/9/2011

Just got the flyers in for our first show on 12/9/2011 featuring VEEFER, TOM GOULD, FUZZ ONE, FAUST, GROTESK, SEB GOREY, KATSU, JASPER PATCH, MR. KIJI, TOPSKE, MOODY MUTZ, MICHAEL ALAN, VOR138, and GREG LAMARCHE.