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Lie Sang Bong Takes on New York’s Fashion Week

“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.”
-Mark Twain


New York City is a place where ideas come alive and dreams come true. Living and working in a densely populated city, people often wonder how they can stand out in the crowd. There may be infinite solutions, but maybe the key to success is fashion. Dressing well provides the confidence for people to do extraordinary things.

Lie Sang Bong recently debuted at New York’s Fashion Week with his Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The designer has been in the fashion scene for many years and has presented at Seoul and Paris Fashion Weeks. He is known worldwide as the “Korean McQueen” and has dressed a collection of famous celebrities including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna, Juliette Binoche, Katerina Graham, Kelly Rowland and more.

Lie Sang Bong promotes fashion as an art form and has participated in exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the world. Life is like a work of art and Lie Sang Bong’s “fashion is defined by the lifestyle and culture of the people who wear it.” The Designer’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection is expressed in a way that shows an understanding and appreciation of New Yorkers. Art is in the eye of the beholder and this collection pin points the beauty that is New York City.

“Inspired by powerful photographs of volcanic eruptions, lave surging into the sea, and Yellowstone National Park’s majestic Grand Prismatic Spring, the collection is a visual dialogue between the passion of emotion and structured restraint of practicality.”

The City of New York is filled with sightful architecture and diverse culture. The new collection presents coats, dresses, suits, and evening gowns with architectural silhouettes and feminine form. Like the architectural structures that have stood the test of time, it is important to have staple articles of clothing in your wardrobe. Lie Sang Bong’s use of colors such as reds, blues and neutrals exemplifies timeless fashion. These colors make a statement and reflects the bold and ambitious people of New York City.

The mixed materials used for this new collection is like New York City’s culture, a melting pot of diversity. Materials featured in the collection include cashmere, wool, silk, lace and fox fur. The trend of combining materials started to take flight last year and looks like it’s here to stay for this upcoming Fall/Winter season. Lie Sang Bong’s collection includes “a series of standout coats” and the one that I noticed the most was a red coat mixed with black material and shows a red colored houndstooth material. This coat is reminiscent of grunge style of the 80s and 90s mixed with the elegance of a New Yorker. In a city that never sleeps, it’s good to have fashion that can transform from day to night wear.


Lie Sang Bong’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection was a good execution of clothing made for and inspired by the people of New York. This collection will be available in August 2014 and what’s in store for the future will be interesting to see.

“If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”


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Cucina Di Pesce 25th Anniversary

Cucina Di Pesce 25th Anniversary

Cucina Di Pesce is celebrating 25 years of serving super comforting, home-style Italian fare to the denizens of the East Village.

Food ‘n’ Festivities. No BS. is stopping by this evening to capture our 25th Year Celebration. Last chance to enjoy our 1990s menu and prices!

Drop in to catch some fun and great food, most of all, the valuable history!

87 East 4th Street NYC 10003


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Special Events for “One Year Anniversary of MONO+MONO” in East Village on September 25th, 2011!

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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EVENTS at MONO+MONO in East Village on September 25th 2011!

Time sure flies! It already is going to be a year since this already a must-spot, MONO+MONO, gave a birth in East Village!

To celebrate the anniversary, MONO+MONO is offering ‘D.I.Y.’ with All-You-Can-Eat-Chicken-Wings and drafts beers from 6-9pm.

The tickets are $25 per person for walk in and $20 for reserved. (Book your reservation here)

Also, at 8pm, there will be “Drain the Pitcher” contest where only 6 final contestants will be selected to compete in front of MONOMANIA.

How you apply to participate? Click here.


8pm on 09.25.2011

The contestant must be over 21 years old to be eligible.

The contest will begin at 8pm and the winner will receive $100 dinner certificate at MONO+MONO.

All contestants will receive $50 drink certificate at MONO+MONO.

MONO+MONO 116 East 4th Street New York NY 10003

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The Annual East 4th Street Flea Market Fundraiser event on May 14th, 2011 in East Village.

The East 4th Street Block Association is holding its annual Spring flea market to raise money for gree guards, plants and other block improvements!

Flea Market, Food, Raffle Prizes!

WHEN:Saturday, May 14th, 2011

TIME:10am – 5pm

WHERE: P.S. 751 Schoolyard, East 4th Street, between 1st & 2nd Avenue



Contact for more info at 212-674-6168

Rain Date: May 15, 2011


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The annual Ukrainian festival in East Village, NYC from May 13-15, 2011

This year’s festival is scheduled for May 13-15, 2011.  Mark your calendars and get ready for another exciting festival right in the heart of the East Village in NYC!

On 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.


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Memorial Service for Kevin Wendall aka FA-Q on January 2, 2011 in Lower East Side

The Memorial Service for Kevin Wendall aka FA-Q is set for January 2, 2010, from 4-7pm. Below is the personal letter from Angela, the finance who stood by Kevin throughout his illness with such love and dedication.

Dearest Friends and Family

As some of you may already know, Kevin Wendall aka FA-Q, passed away on Nov 15th. For surgery that was supposed to bring him home in 3 days, he spent 2+ years recovering from complications after the procedure. I want to thank everyone for all the phone calls, emails and messages of support throughout these last few years. For reasons I can’t understand, it comforts me to know that the man who means everything to me, also means something to you. With the help of Toyo, Dennis and Kazuko, I will be putting together a memorial for Kevin, to be held on Sunday Jan. 2, 2011 from 4pm-7pm. Please come and share your stories or pictures of him to put on the wall. We could all use a good laugh, and Kevin was always the first to make that happen, either by telling nonsensical stories or by the goofy faces he loved to make.

Join us at:

gallery onetwentyeight

128 Rivington St

NY, NY 10002

Sun. Jan 2, 2011

If you need more info, you can also email me at [email protected]




Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH, Major: Fine Arts
Cooper School of Art, Cleveland, OH, Major: Fine Arts
Cuvahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH, Major: Fine Arts
Collaborations with Enrico Baj, Milan, Italy
Rivington School, New York, NY


1990: American Center. Kvoto, Japan Travel Grant
1988: Hankyu Five Department Store. Osaka, Japan Travel Grant
1986: University of Helsinki. Finland Travel Grant


Mark Kostabi and the East Village Scene. Matteo Editore, 2003
Kevin Wendall FA-Q. Fondazione Europa, 1998
Conversazione colt Enrico Baj. Eleuthera, 1997
Prison Life Magazine. Nov. 1996, cover story
Fairpress. 1993
Ecologia dell’Arte. Rizzoli, 1990, p.219
New Art Examiner. Nov.1989, p.28-32
New Art Examiner. Sept. 1989, p.56
Washington Times. March 23, 1989, pE3
Five Star Press. Oct. 1988, No.41
Cityweek. Oct 10, 1988, p58
The Villager. Feb. 18, 1988, p9
Downtown. Dec. 2, 1987, p9A
The New Common Good. Feb/March 1987, p.6
New York. Jan 19, 1987, p.15
Downtown. Dec 10, 1986, p3A
Garten + Landschaft. Sept.1986, p.8
Panorama. June 8, 1986, p.157
Red Tape. May 1986
La Stampa. May 1986, Vol. 120 No. 124, p.3
NY Daily News. Jan. 1986
Jltalehti. 1986
High Performance. Issue 36, 1986, p.18
Uusi Suomi. 1986, p.14,18
Ilta Sanomat. 1986, p.29
Ilta Sanomat. 1986, p19

Work in Collections

Enrico Baj Collection
Santa Barbara Museum. Santa Barbara, California
Nagoya College of Art. Nagoya, Japan
University of Helsinki. Finland
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artist Book Collection; New York City
Giancarlo Politti Collpction
Karel Appel Collection


1994-1996: Richard Serra, Sculptor’s Assistant, New York, NY
1990-1 992: James Havard, Artist Assistant, New York, NY,
1986-1 988: Studio Museum of Harlem, Installation Assistant, New York, NY
1984-1986: American Craft Museum, Installation Assistant, New York, NY
1982-1 984: Red Grooms, Artist Assistant, New York, NY
1979-1 982: St. Anthony’s Home for Boys, and art teacher/therapist, Cleveland, OH


2001: Gallery Kawafune. Tokyo, Japan
2000: Gallery Kawafune. Tokyo, Japan
1998 Dec.15, Milan, Italy
1997: Gallery Kawafune. Tokyo, Japan
1995: Studio Marconi. Milan, Italy
1993: Now Gallery. New York, NY
1992: Emerging Collector. New York, NY
1992: Studio Marconi. Milan, Italy
1986: Ratingerhof Club. Dusseldorf, Germany


2004: Art from Marz, Tompkins Square Library. New York, NY
2004: KCDC Skateshop. Williamsburg, NY
2002: Summer Group Show, Gallery 128. New York, NY
2001: Firehouse #5 Gallery. NYC
1993: Sixth Sense Gallery. New York, NY
1993: Civilian Warfare Gallery. New York, NY
1993: New York Now (this minute), East Village Art. Anthrax Gallery, Stamford, CT
1993: St. Marks Gallery. New York, NY
1992: Dramatis Personae. New York, NY
1989: L’Arsenale, ii Laboratorio e l’Artista. Amalfi. Italy
1988: Street Collaboration ‘88, Hankyu Five. Osaka, Japan
1986: NYC Street Art, Vahnhan Gallery. Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
1986: Graffitti and Street Art, Suomen Aino Gallery. Helsinki, Finland, 1986


1990: Mural for the American Center, Osaka, Japan
1986: Artist in Residence: Kunst Academie, Dusseldorf, West Germany
1986: Artist in Residence: Enrico Baj Studio
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