‘Mosaic Man’ regains pole position

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Jim Power, the East Village’s “Mosaic Man,” stood next to his F.D.N.Y. 9/11 tribute lamppost on Astor Place on Saturday. The lamppost, bearing Power’s memorials to 9/11 responders, including mosaics reading “FDNY” and “RIP,” was removed without notice by the Department of Transportation last month for utility work in the area. On Saturday, Power happily reported the lamppost was returned several days later, with his mosaic designs virtually intact.

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One Response to ‘Mosaic Man’ regains pole position

  1. I recall the "Mosaic Man" from the 1980's , once, when He was provided an area for his work material on a then vacant lot at 11th and Avenue B, He got into an altercation with the person responsible for the lot and brandished a hammer all the while standing behind young kids about 8 to 10 years old. He was also well known for harassing the cops on the beat around Tompkins square , calling them "Pigs" etc … Such was his opinion of First responders in those days … Perhaps he's changed. Perhaps there's just more money in his current incarnation. I suppose Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer could learn much from him in rehabilitating one's image.

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