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This Tribute To David Bowie Is The Most New York Thing Ever


On Saturday night, while most of us were hiding in our apartments away from Winter Storm Jonas, a few ballsy New Yorkers braved the blizzard to pay tribute to the late David Bowie by re-naming Bowery Street, “David Bowery.”

The group, artists from local collective The L.I.S.A Project, took to the streets during the height of the storm with a massive ladder to paint “David” on the sign. A photo of the brilliant (and probably illegal) graffiti art installation was posted to The L.I.S.A Project's Instagram page, where it has since received hundreds of likes.

The sign, at the corner of Bowery and Houston, remained up as of Sunday night. It's unlikely the city will keep it (even though city officials did just declare January 20 “David Bowie Day”), but I'm kind of hoping they do.

“David Bowery” has a nice ring to it — and it's pretty much the most New York thing ever.

Bowie would be proud.

Citations: New Yorkers Found a Great Way to Honor David Bowie During Winter Storm Jonas (Complex)