Artist Seeks To Restore Iconic Mosaic Trail In The East Village

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The creator of a trial of mosaic artworks mounted on lamp posts in the East Village is planning to restore and rebuild many of his creations that have been damaged over the years.

Jim Power, known in the area as the “Mosaic Man,” began working on a mosaic on a lamp post on Astor Place in the mid-1980s, according to published reports. In 1988, he received authorization by the city Department of Transportation to create mosaics on up to 80 more light poles.

The effort brought about the Mosaic Trail – running from Broadway east to Avenue A along 8th Street and St. Mark’s Place.

The mosaics are often dedicated to historical people, events or landmarks. Power has created mosaics commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2003 blackout, the history of the Great Hall at Cooper Union, according to a New York Times report. A mosaic…

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