In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street. Click through to see them all. Beautiful!
The Bunt Machine
On June 27th, The Bunt Machine opens at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.
It’s a one man performance by my friend, office building mate and artist in residence, Mac Premo. The play is about that familiar intersection between death, learning to listen, M*A*S*H, and baseball. Life, you know!?
The Bunt Machine is directed by Donal Brophy (a divine derelict from Dublin), with sound design by Jad Abumrad (of Radiolab notoriety).
This first run is a short one with limited seating— just six nights, from June 27th through July 2nd. And if you come on June 28th, you’ll bump into me! Excited to see Mac perform!
Here’s a video piece by Mac that I love. And here’s his CreativeMornings talk.
Sounds of NYC
My studiomate Gabe just launched Sounds of NYC in collaboration with Breather (a service I LOVE). So simple. So lovely.
Japanese Pearl Hunters
Every day, in an obscure corner of Japan’s Shima peninsula, traditional pearl hunters dive beneath the waves to harvest from the ocean floor. If you live in NYC, you have the chance to see a documentary that follows three female divers of varying ages out onto (and under) open water and back into their homes, describing the little routines which make up their lives. Plays at the Metrograph theater on Saturday May 3rd!
Immersive, Completely Silent “Desert”
An immersive, completely silent “desert” has been installed at the Guggenheim. Can’t wait to experience this!
I just bought tickets to see Keith Jarrett perform at Carnegie Hall on February 15th. I am thrilled and currently listening to his famous Köln concert. Do you love solo piano? If so, who are our favorites?
Historical Photos of NYC
OldNYC is a beautiful way to discover historical photos of New York City. Yes to digital time travel!
New Yorkers vs the Subway
Oh don’t we all know that feeling of JUST missing the subway train: “There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close.”
Today! Human Rainbow on Brooklyn Bridge
Fellow New Yorkers, my friends are organizing a Human Rainbow to span the Brooklyn Bridge today to mourn the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Dress monochromatic, in one bright rainbow color and show up at the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge at 6.30pm. TODAY! Yes to Human Rainbows and love.
Illustrator Serge Bloch is showing in NYC, opening reception is today. Love his work!
Misplaced New York
The Misplaced Series by Anton Repponen removes notable New York buildings from their surroundings and “misplaces” them in desolate landscapes around the world. LOVE!
Mysterious Stacks of Books
Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City. He doesn’t stick around to see if anyone takes one of his books, nor does he re-visit his stacks. Instead he leaves a bookmark with his email address printed on it inside each book, in the hopes that he’ll hear back from whomever decided to pick that book up.
The New York Pizza Project
The New York Pizza Project celebrates old-school Pizza joints in New York City.
Last night I learned abut the existence of Senior Planet, think co-working space for people 60 and up. Senior Planets host free classes, workshops, talks and social and cultural events, offering older New Yorkers the chance to learn, work and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world. YES!
Live in NYC? Want to volunteer at the local Senior Planet? Here’s what they are looking for.
The Last 4 Phone Booths of Manhattan
Wait? What? There are only 4 remaining phone booths in Manhattan? Why do I feel sad about this? (Don’t mistake with payphone, we are talking, actual phone BOOTHS)
Plastic Bags of New York
This project by Nicole Espina made my day: Plastic bags on the streets of NYC paired with real quotes from Humans of New York.
Designers & Book Fair
Hey NYC based designers, listen up: The fine folks of Designers & Books are having another Book Fair on October 2nd-4th and it looks fantastic! Just look at that speaker line-up! YES!
How New York City’s subway technologies are being modernized
This is an astounding behind-the-scenes video about the technologies running the NYC subway system. While I knew that the system is *old* I didn’t realize the infrastructure has never really updated and still is run with 1930 equipment.
(via The Kid Should See This)
CreativeMornings: Lucien Zayan
Lucien Zayan is one of my all-time favorite people here in NYC. Last month he spoke on the theme of UGLY at our CreativeMornings/NewYork.
Hard to believe, but it was his first time speaking in public. He won the 200+ crowd over instantly. You could literally feel everyone’s heart open up. In his talk, Lucien is telling the story of The Invisible Dog, the artist space in Brooklyn that I am lucky to call my new work home in another 36 days.
The world needs more people like Lucien, who see beauty where others can’t. NYC is a better place because of him.
The Sketchbook Project
Are you someone that uses sketchbooks? Don’t you ever wish you could flip through other artists’ sketchbooks, or that yours could be seen by other people? That’s exactly what the Sketchbook project makes possible; it’s a massive, global, collaborative art project. It’s a crowd-sourced library that features 31,703 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. (<-----!!!!!) Brooklyn Art Library is their storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public. Or, you can browse a selection of their books online.
How fantastic is this? Totally going to check out the library with my kids this weekend.
A Tale of Two Bridges
With thousands of bridges in New York State deemed structurally deficient, there are two choices: repair or rebuild. The 60-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge are the latest examples. Read the story.
(via organized wonder)
I consider Steve Powers a Brooklyn typography superhero. The building featured in this video is directly outside my apartment building. It makes me smile every time I walk by.
Hello New York
Hello New York is a wonderful personal by Sophia Richter, an explorer’s guide to a New York less traveled. Beautiful!