An Ode to the Grid

01.03.12

In the old photograph, a lonely farmhouse sits on a rocky hill, shaded by tall trees. The scene looks like rural Maine. On the modern street, apartment buildings tower above trucks and cars passing a busy corner where an AMC Loews multiplex faces an overpriced hamburger joint and a Coach store. In the old photograph, a lonely farmhouse sits on a rocky hill, shaded by tall trees. The scene looks like rural Maine. On the modern street, apartment buildings tower above trucks and cars passing a busy corner where an AMC Loews multiplex faces an overpriced hamburger joint and a Coach store.

Museum of the City of New York
The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
Dec 6 through Apr 15.

Celebrating 100 Years at the New York Public Library

10.26.11

An exhibit that ranges from a Gutenberg Bible to Kerouac’s Zig-Zags.

One hundred years ago, The New York Public Library opened its landmark building, now known as the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, dedicated to preserving its varied collections and making them accessible to the public. Over time, the Library has radically expanded its holdings, but its founding goals are as central today as they were in 1911. Library curators past and present have been guided by the philosophy that all knowledge is worth preserving. This major exhibition of more than 250 thought-provoking items from NYPL’s vast collections celebrates how the Library has encouraged millions of individuals to gain access to a universe of information during the past 100 years. The first Gutenberg Bible acquired in the Americas is included, as are dance cards, dime novels, and John Coltrane’s handwritten score of Lover Man. Organized into four thematic sections—Observation, Contemplation, Society, and Creativity—the exhibition highlights the collections’ scope and their value as symbols of our collective memory. Indeed, Celebrating 100 Years also documents changes in the way information has been recorded and shared over time, beginning with samples from the Library’s collection of Sumerian cuneiform tablets (ca. 2300 BCE) and culminating in selections from the Library’s 740,000-item Digital Gallery

Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish – In the Kitchen

10.24.11

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola’s Stella Artois Commercial

10.21.11

6th Avenue El @ Byrant Park – 1878

10.19.11

Bryant Park. Note that reservoir in lieu of the NYPL.

Guy Fawkes

10.17.11

The anarchist’s mask of choice.

Blackstar – Fix Up

10.13.11

A new song from Mos & Talib debuted on Colbert.

Mr. Muthaf*ckin’ eXquire – The Last Huzzah (rmx) f. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & EL-P

10.05.11

Vendys 2011 Winners

10.03.11

Can’t complain about these well earned victories.

Vendy Winner: Solber Pupusas.

People’s Choice: Souvlaki GR.

Rookie of the Year: Korilla.

Dessert Winner: Wooly’s.

Furn: Project Shawarma

09.30.11

Get the real deal on Saturdays at Smorgasburg.

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