Chinatown Soup’s Community-Minded Version of Monopoly

NYC-based art and activism collective Chinatown Soup has developed a “Chinatown Edition” of Monopoly, but their version’s winner doesn’t play to control the city by achieving ownership of all valuable properties. Rather, players aim to create a more utopian neighborhood as the game “prizes the player that purposefully develops an area while keeping its residents in mind.” Highlighting the issues surrounding gentrification, this version of the …

Translating an Iconic Figure into a Restaurant Concept, NYC’s Brigitte

A meeting of the South of France and Brazil in the Lower East Side

There’s an exuberance to the corner of Canal and Ludlow. Its neighborhood—a confluence of the LES, Chinatown and Two Bridges—has seen high-profile additions like the Metrograph join NYC staples like Bacaro. Dimes, Forgetmenot and Kiki’s form a triangle of quality and reliability. Without the trampling of tourists, there’s something so charismatic to these restaurants, their proximity to one another and the preserved (perceived) New York-ness …

Thomas C Bradley’s “Many Paintings of Sound Composition and Inoffensive Material” at Chinatown Soup

The Portland-based artist's first solo show opens tonight in NYC

When it opened a few years back, Chinatown Soup gallery in NYC’s Lower East Side tapped Portland-based designer Thomas C Bradley to create their logo. It only makes sense that Bradley’s first solo NYC show is at that very same gallery now—after quitting his full-time design job to pursue art. Opening tonight, “Many Paintings of Sound Composition and Inoffensive Material” is actually more than just …