The NYC Marathon is my favorite day of the year. Nothing compares to the loving and uplifting energy pulsing through this city on this day. And then, the signs, they make me happy. My neighborhood Fort Greene really goes all out. See my neighbors dance here.
The new MTA Live Subway Map is a real-time digital map designed to help riders navigate New York City’s ever-evolving transportation network.
The Live Subway Map is a web-based application that works across a range of devices. It’s a pro bono collaboration between the MTA, the Transit Innovation Partnership , and design and technology company Work & Co.
John Casey is the owner of East Village mainstay Casey Rubber Stamps, a local landmark that has endured for almost two decades. The iconic stamp and ink shop, located on East 11th Street in downtown New York, is beloved by locals. For years, residents and tourists alike have swung by to buy and make their own novelty rubber stamps. Watch this short film from filmmakers Eric Maierson and Leandro Badalotti for a glimpse into Casey’s intricate stamp-making process.
The converted candy factory in Brooklyn is home to artists from all over the world who, thanks to landlord Ann Ballentine. They have cultivated their own sense of community in New York for more than 40 years. Thank you InStyle Magazine for this beautiful feature. Read the full article.
(My office landlords Frank and Mario, owners of The Invisible Dog Artist Building, deserve the same kind of tribute!)
You can now rent a “backyard” on the waterfront at Pier 17. The Seaport District rooftop has set up 28 mini lawns with cabana-style lounge chairs, umbrellas, Yeti Coolers, USB ports and more that you can reserve this summer. ⠀
This pretty much sums up the insane weird that is summer 2020 in NYC. I want to cry!
This series of six posters was designed by Massimo Vignelli, Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse in 2013. Each is a tight crop of the New York City Subway Diagram at matching scale. Lovely!
Psst… there is a desk opening up at Friends Work Here, my small but mighty, heart-forward coworking community of creative minds.
If it wasn’t for the support of this community, I would not have started my various businesses. It takes a village of a support system to live a creatively courageous life. Reach out if you’re interested over on friendsworkhere.com
ps: Here’s a recent 99u article about FRIENDS.
Artist Katie Holten created a New York City Tree Alphabet. Lovely.
How delightful is this old film of New York City in the year 1911. My kids and I just watched this in amazement.
Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.
I can not wait to experience Color Factory NYC, which opens TODAY. From the press sneak peaks I have seen on Instagram it’s an incredibly joyful experience! Giant size ball-pit anyone?
Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit that debuted in San Francisco in August 2017. What was intended as a month-long run unexpectedly flourished as a celebration of color and creativity that lasted for another eight sold-out months.
FYI: You can’t buy tickets at the door, so make sure to buy them ahead of time here. (I Just bought mine! My kids can’t wait!)
I live for these joyful NYC moments: I stood on a subway platform waiting for a train to arrive when these two women showed up, casually taking an impressive amount of balloons onto the subway. Urban heroes! Swipe right to see the video. Watch the guy on the right very very slowly realize what’s happening. I LOVE NYC!
A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the infamous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time.
Whoa! NYC Train Sign hosts real-time data from official sources to provide up-to-the-minute train, stock, and weather updates, straight to a handmade LED matrix display. A Brooklyn company! Gets my two thumbs up!
Two desks just opened up at my Brooklyn based co-working space called FRIENDS. We hope to find people who are curious, take their side projects seriously, and who believe that collaborating is good for the soul. We tend to like folks who love what they do and continuously strive to grow and get better. We appreciate people who love the internet as much as we do. We want doers and kind souls.