Posts tagged nyc
Posts tagged nyc
I’ve lived in NYC almost 20 years, but I don’t think I’ve been upstairs at the ESB since when my parents took me as a kid.
I cannot wait to see the new Coney Island documentary “Dreams For Sale”, which casts a spotlight on Dianna Carlin, aka Lola Star. I can think of few people who better represent the independent and dynamic spirit of Coney Island than my friend Lola. Witness her metamorphosis from a roller rink impresaria and small business owner to a political standard-bearer. If Coney Island’s past has any future, it lies with people like LS with her little dog Shimmer, and all the longtime Coney fixtures who make it a magical place.
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
A RESPONSE FROM THE NYPL:
Winter Lights #nyc #manhattan #lights #street #nofilter
Night Snow Billboard (by thelexiphane)
A temporary billboard projected onto the side of a former New York Savings Bank (now CVS) at the corner of West 14th St. & 8th Ave. is a static ad for Italian beer on a Saturday night. Coincidentally, the model in the ad revels in falling snow, while real life passersby trudge through yet another NYC blizzard with its ice and ankle-deep ponds of slush. Maybe a Peroni or five would elevate their seasonally affected moods.
Fanfare for the Common Mayor - Like his predecessor, Mayor de Blasio feels compelled to put on a show displaying what a regular Joe he is for the media. De Blasio shovels snow with the same enthusiasm that Bloomberg crammed onto the downtown express train with his security detail each morning. Fortunately for everyone, this act has a short shelf life and peters out rather quickly.
[photo of Mayor de Blasio by Seth Wenig/AP]
#Found this outside my building. Hope some kid is not having a meltdown. #securityblanket #ghostcow #nyc #UES
Tenement Wonderland (by thelexiphane)
NY Historical Society Has a Great Sense of Art Humor (by thelexiphane)
If you enjoy art, you will enjoy the exhibit The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. I think Marcel Duchamp would have appreciated this literal reimagining of his work.