Archive for June, 2010

City Hall Station

06.22.10

Checked out the abandoned City Hall subway station as part of a New York City Transit Museum  tour. Since closing on New Years Eve 1945, the station has remained basically untouched. You can also check it out by staying on the downtown 6 train after the last stop at Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall. Before heading back uptown, the 6 gives a glimpse of the station. More info here.

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José Saramago 1922-2010

06.20.10

Saramago’s work is elegant and smooth with seamless movement from fantasy to historical realism. “The Elephant’s Journey” is to be published posthumously on Sept. 8. Full obituary at the Times.

Fonctionnaire!

06.16.10

New Yorker’s 20 under 40

06.15.10

The making of the New Yorker’s 20 under 40.

New Subway Map

06.09.10

The upgraded NYC Subway Map is not the Vignelli classic, but it offers cleaner lines, greater contrast, bolder shades and less noise. The Times has a nice interactive feature on the upgrades.

Richard Meier’s Model Museum

06.07.10

The Richard Meier Model Museum is open to the public on Fridays by appointment only. To book, phone the museum (212 967 6060).