NY Magazine picks the 22 Ingenious Ways to Improve the Subway
from this tumblr list
(some more practical than others).
The Food Bank for New York City is the country’s largest anti-hunger charity, feeding about 1.5 million people every year. It leans heavily, as other charities do, on the generosity of businesses, including Target, Bank of America, Delta Air Lines and the New York Yankees. Toyota was also a donor. But then Toyota had a different idea.
Instead of a check, it offered kaizen.
Darryl Kelly was hired to clean out Harry Shunk's New York City apartment. Things worked out well
Through the use of Photoshop, Swiss photographer Gus Petro shows us what it would look like if Manhattan was dropped into the middle of the Grand Canyon.
"What do you do when you're tired of the prospect of dating?" Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, both designers in New York City, found themselves single at the same time. Thus was born 40 Days of Dating
, an experimental relationship being chronicled daily from July 10 to August 18, 2013.
Darius McCollum was recently arrested in New York for stealing a Trailways bus. Evidently he drove the bus to a Manhattan hotel where he picked up a flight crew and drove them to JFK Airport. On the way back to a New Jersey bus depot, he was pulled over by the cops. This wasn't the first time Mr. McCollum was arrested while (unlawfully) transporting the public. In fact, it was the 29th time
. [more inside]
, now-disgraced stock analyst Jack Grubman (previously
) was the central figure in a preschool-placement scandal
in New York's famously Wall Street connected
92nd Street Y.
The Price Of Perfection
"For 400 years, New York has embraced, spurned, ignored, harnessed, and feared the water that made its greatness possible. Now our relationship must get even more complex.
" [more inside]
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes runs from 15 June - 23 September 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. It is the museum's first comprehensive exhibition on Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), and is billed as "the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of [his] protean and influential oeuvre"; in 2014 it will travel to Madrid and Barcelona. Exhibition curator Jean-Louis Cohen, an architectural historian at New York University, gave a tour of the exhibition as part of the "Le Corbusier/New York" symposium at the Center for Architecture on June 8. World-Architects was in attendance, so here we present some insight into the exhibition, accompanied by highlights from the symposium at right.
The New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery
offers over 870,000 historical images related to the 'city that never sleeps,' including maps
as well as video
recordings. A selection of 53 images from the collection can be seen at In Focus
. [more inside]
PUNK: Chaos To Couture
is an exhibit running at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Reactions have been mixed. [more inside]
"It is a gift, and the way God expresses herself through me. I’m so grateful for this art form because I don’t have to invite you to my studio to see my painting. You get to see it on me. I get to wear it, live it, be it". Collector's Weekly profiles Tziporah Salamon.
Officer Serrano’s Hidden Camera
"Once he joined the 4-0, nothing seemed clear-cut. 'Every now and then, we would have to be put in a van and hunt, basically…'"
NY magazine compares
two different "old people"s (Dorothy Rabinowitz
and Bill Cunningham
) opinion on the new Citi Bike bike share program. [more inside]
got a letter in the mail, sent from Lt. Joseph O. Matthews
, addressed to his wife, and was sent to her exact MacDougal Street address 70 years ago. [more inside]
Late Friday night, a young man named Mark Carson
, shot point blank, in Greenwich Village. Carson's death was the 22nd anti-gay hate crime
in New York so far this year, and the fifth this month. [more inside]
: for our latest
mission we posed as city workers providing a ridiculous solution to the “texting and walking” epidemic in New York.
Photographer Arne Svenson
a bit of controversy
with his recent show "The Neighbors
," about which he says, "I turned to the residents of a glass-walled apartment building across the street from my NYC studio. The Neighbors don’t know they are being photographed; I carefully shoot from the shadows of my home into theirs. I am not unlike the birder, quietly waiting for hours, watching for the flutter of a hand or the movement of a curtain as an indication that there is life within." [more inside]
You're at a Broadway or off-Broadway show. Suddenly, a cell phone goes off, or the person next to you starts texting. If you're on stage, you could do what Patti LuPone did at Gypsy.
You could write an open letter to the offender.
Or, you could do what Kevin Williamson did last night.
"'If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.' So goes the old saying. Yet conditions in some American facilities are so obscene that they amount to a form of extrajudicial punishment." Mother Jones is profiling "America's 10 Worst Prisons."
Facilities were chosen for the list based on "...three years of research, correspondence with prisoners, and interviews with reform advocates." [more inside]
The Worst Room
is a Tumblr where people can submit their worst NYC rental pictures, via Craigslist.
New York City officials are asking visitors to Central Park's Harlem Meer to beware
of the northern snakehead fish
, a predator common in the rivers and lakes of Asia but considered an invasive species in American waters, which had been spotted. [more inside]
Legends Never Die Two decades after a low-budget film turned Washington Square skaters into international celebrities, the kids from "Kids" struggle with lost lives, distant friendships, and the fine art of growing up. Caroline Rothstein
writes about the cast of the Harmony Korine / Larry Clark film twenty years on for narrative.ly
"On an average afternoon in the area around 44th and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, you’ll find a motley crew of Chewbaccas, Buzz Lightyears, and Minnie Mouses — along with the usual Naked Cowboy and face-painted Statues of Liberty—posing for tourists’ pictures and demanding cash in return." Condé Nast Traveler
editor Eimear Lynch spent a couple of days dressed up as Cookie Monster to see what it was like. Video
. [more inside]
On Sunday, reddit user TeaGuru enlisted
the help of r/nyc and dozen of strangers
to his girlfriend, Laura, in Central Park.
new exhibition 'Street' is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
, in NYC. It is an HD video of pedestrians in Manhattan, slowed way, way down. Watch 2:17 of the 61 minute piece here
, and another 2:01 clip here
. Villlage Voice
, New York Times
, and an interview with Nares in Interview
. [more inside]
Does anyone here speak art and tech
? "Indeed, for a certain sort of hoodie-wearing entrepreneur more keen on trips to Tahoe than the Tate, the rules of the art world can seem especially opaque." No, they are two different cultures
. "The traditional art world appears to be recognizing that it is going to need to collect some of this money to continue operating in the manner it has grown accustomed to. What it doesn’t seem to recognize is that it may be selling the wrong thing, a brand of social status that the technology culture is not interested in buying."
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Post-Scandal Playbook (Spoiler: The disgraced Congressman is likely running for Mayor of New York City. SLNYT, Via)
Saving Basquiat: Seeing the Art Through the Myth-Making at Gagosian
The show is overwhelming and difficult to write about, partly because there doesn’t seem to be any idea behind it at all; the works are hung neither by chronology nor by theme. They are merely a spectacularly impressive collection of largish Basquiats from a number of private collections. In this way, the show replicates the tragedy of this artist’s short and chaotic life, where the feverish buzz of celebrity came to overpower any assessment of the works as individual objects.
I have found the spoken word poetry of Denice Frohman. I bring her to you. She's from NYC and works in Philadelphia.
The first performance I stumbled on was Dear Straight People
from her preliminary performance at Women of the World Poetry Slam 2013. Weapons
, also from this year's Women of the World. She won the championship. This is the finals
. The editing is terrible, but she comes on at 7:16. And the other ladies are also awesome. [more inside]
Street signs at NYC intersections
featuring rap lyrics about them.
Follow Tom Cruise
as he navigates his way around Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut
Greenwich Village set [more inside]
Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system,
a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. But if you know what to do, you can see it for yourself
Bonus: The Underbelly Project, a secret underground art exhibition
. [more inside]
Large-format historical photos of New York City.