It's been over a month since Anthony Bourdain tragically took his life, and while many have flocked to the late chef's old kitchen at Les Halles to contribute to a sidewalk memorial, another tribute has now taken shape on the Lower East Side.
A new mural honoring Bourdain has appeared on Delancey Street, between Essex and Ludlow. The artist behind the piece is New York-based street artist Bradley Theodore, who shared the completed work on Instagram this week, with the caption: “In a city full of villains we all need heroes."
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Bourdain had just been in the neighborhood this spring, where he was working on a new episode of Parts Unknown. While filming, he hung out with local personalities Harley Flanagan of Cro-mags and Ray Alvarez, the proprietor of Ray's Candy Store. (That is scheduled to hit CNN in the fall.)
THAT TIME @ANTHONYBOURDAIN AND @HARLEYFFLANAGAN STOPPED INTO @RAYSCANDYSTORE. 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 Anthony was in town filming on location in the LES for an upcoming episode of @PartsUnknownCNN. Maybe Ray will make a cameo...stay tuned!!! Thanks for stopping by, gentlemen!!! Harley, we'll be in touch about you being the musical act for Ray's birthday party next year. And, Anthony, thanks for dropping off your resume. We've looked it over and would like to have you in to interview for the line cook position in Chef Ray's kitchen! Talk soon! 📷 Photos via Harley and Anthony. #️⃣ #rayscandystore #eastvillage #alphabetcity #avenuea #nyc #realnyc #smallbiz #ourmanray #everythingmadewithlove #hoorays #nyceats #nycfood #nycfoodie #legends #hardcore #nyhc #partsunknown #hardcorelifeofmyown #tsp #tompkinssquarepark #eggcream #deepfriedoreos #limericky #anthonybourdain #harleyflanagan
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