Chances are, anyone who has spent any time in Manhattan’s East Village is familiar with the work of Jim Power, aka “The Mosaic Man.” For the past three decades, Power has been on a single-handed quest to beautify an area which, when he started decorating lampposts with beautiful tile work, was far from salubrious. Despite twenty years of homelessness and the city’s destruction of some of his lampposts, Jim has remained undeterred and is a beloved fixture of the neighborhood. Etsy—with whom Power now has a shop—pays tribute with a video.

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    I dunno if it’s the few drinks I had, but this video made me so emotional. I’ve seen these lampposts around East Village...
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    "at the mercy of my talents" is a beautiful phrase. This guy is amazing.
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    must watch!
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