rollingstone:

The Princess Bride is set to hit the stage.
wnyc:

Free Ride: New York’s MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy AnniversaryAccording to an email sent from Governor Andrew Cuomo: “From 12:01 Tuesday morning until 11:59 Tuesday evening, riders entering stations on the A line between Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula and riders entering stations on the R line between Bay Ridge-95th Street and Court Street will not be charged a fare.”

wnyc:

Free Ride: New York’s MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy Anniversary
According to an email sent from Governor Andrew Cuomo: “From 12:01 Tuesday morning until 11:59 Tuesday evening, riders entering stations on the A line between Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula and riders entering stations on the R line between Bay Ridge-95th Street and Court Street will not be charged a fare.”

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Lou Reed remembered, on every front page in New York (except the ‘Journal’)
longreads:

“All this infrastructure was forced underground not through some grand plan that can easily be sorted out but rather through two centuries of competition and compromise as the value of New York’s surface space increased and the streets grew more crowded. Taken as a whole, underground New York is an incoherent three-dimensional space that defies simple visualization—a single understanding, at least somewhere in someone’s mind. When I mentioned this to Steve Duncan, who is one of underground New York’s most persistent explorers, and who would have such a visualization if anyone could, he said, ‘Yeah, you’re right. I used to think there’s gotta be someone who knows what’s going on, but more and more it seems like the answer is no.’”
-What lies beneath New York City? William Langewiesche explored for Vanity Fair. Read more on New York from the Longreads Archive.
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longreads:

“All this infrastructure was forced underground not through some grand plan that can easily be sorted out but rather through two centuries of competition and compromise as the value of New York’s surface space increased and the streets grew more crowded. Taken as a whole, underground New York is an incoherent three-dimensional space that defies simple visualization—a single understanding, at least somewhere in someone’s mind. When I mentioned this to Steve Duncan, who is one of underground New York’s most persistent explorers, and who would have such a visualization if anyone could, he said, ‘Yeah, you’re right. I used to think there’s gotta be someone who knows what’s going on, but more and more it seems like the answer is no.’”

-What lies beneath New York City? William Langewiesche explored for Vanity Fair. Read more on New York from the Longreads Archive.

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nyclandmarkscommission:

Tomorrow the Commission will vote whether to landmark the former Tammany Hall headquarters on Union Square East, two 1860s cast-iron former store-and-loft buildings in Tribeca and a 180-year-old Federal style house on Grand Street on the Lower East Side. We’re also holding public hearings on proposals to extend the Park Slope Historic District by 287 buildings, designate the lobby of the Bronx General Post Office an interior landmark, and more.

Tammany Hall located at 100 E. 17th Street was completed in 1929 in the neo-Georgian style. Designed by architects Thompson, Homes & Converse and Charles B. Meyers, the 3 ½ story building was originally the headquarters of the once-powerful Democratic Party machine.

The Park Slope Historic District proposed extension includes 287 buildings located adjacent to the northern part of the existing Park Slope Historic District, which was approved in 1973. Today, the proposed extension retains some of the borough’s most beautiful and well-preserved residential streets, featuring a broad array of outstanding residential, institutional and ecclesiastical architecture.

The Bronx General Post Office located at 560 Grand Concourse was designated an exterior landmark in 1976. The lobby is covered with 13 murals created by noted artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson. Completed in 1937, the interior is an example of the ideals of the New Deal-era public works programs for artists.

Read the full agenda for the day, with start times: on.nyc.gov/1g794g6

longform:

On a parent’s relationship with unused embryos.

The three most judgmental places on earth are (1) the Vatican, (2) Park Slope, Brooklyn, and (3) Facebook. My wife and I live near Park Slope and spend too much time on Facebook. So we get hit twice.”

eastvillagefeed:

via Curbed NY: East Village

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Hi Tumblr friends!

We are in the news this morning: This website, which we launched in June of 2010, has been sold to Robert Allbritton, the owner of POLITICO.

This is going to allow us to get bigger and better.

Here’s what we’re doing now:

- Hiring more people: This will bring you more stories from more reporters and editors on topics central to the mission of a website dedicated to explaining how New York works. We’ll be setting up an employment page, but in the meantime, if you’d like to be considered for a job with us, write us at jobs@capitalnewyork.com. You can also write us at info@capitalnewyork.com and let us know what kinds of stories and beats you’d like to see covered here, or tell us the names of people you think we should hire and why.

- Redesigning the website: We still love our design, which has changed very little since we launched, but we’ll be studying the way you use it, and we’ll be introducing some new features and functions. Tell us what you’d like to see, what you like and don’t like about the look and feel and functionality of the site. Write us at info@capitalnewyork.com or write a comment in our TUMBLR ASK box.

- Introducing new revenue streams: We’ve always believed that journalism needs more than display advertising to support itself. With POLITICO, we’ll have the strategic and organizational muscle to tap into other revenue streams.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress and look forward to growing with you; whether you’ve been with us these last two years or are coming here for the first time today, we want to hear from you.

This page will be updated to reflect the decisions we make as we go along. Follow @capitalnewyork on Twitter to be alerted when we’ve updated it.

Want to read more about what’s happening at Capital? Here is some of the recent coverage:

Politico’s Owner Purchases Another News Site [Keach Hagey/WSJ (subscription required)]

Politico publisher buys Capital New York [Dylan Byers/POLITICO]

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momatalks:

Bird Flipbook Machines by Juan Fontanive

This is a creative way to capture and share a movement otherwise unobservable to the human eye: the fluttering wings of a hummingbird in motion.

Beautiful!

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jessicawakeman:

God bless you, NY Post. (at Grand Central Terminal)

jessicawakeman:

God bless you, NY Post. (at Grand Central Terminal)

photojojo:

These candid photos of dancers in totally random places are oh so good. Jordan Matter teamed up with anyone unafraid of a few questioning looks to produce an awesome series entitled Dancers Among Us.  

From the Subway to Class—Dancers in Random Locations

via Reddit

sinidentidades:

Vigil Held For Islan Nettles, Black Trans Woman Killed in Harlem

Mourners gathered in Harlem on Thursday night to remember Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old trans woman who was beaten to death last week. Nettles was walking with friends on August 17 when she was confronted by a group of men. Once the men realized that Nettles and her friends were trans, they verbally and physically assaulted them. The attack happened one block away from a local police station.

Nettles died days later at Harlem Hospital after she was declared brain dead.

Thursday’s vigil was organized by Nettles’ mother, Delores Nettles, and several New York City LGBT organizations, including Harlem Pride, Gay Men of African Descent, and NYC Black Pride. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and several City Councilmen were also involved. Some of the city’s mayoral candidates, including Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, and Bill de Blasio, also attended.

“My baby can’t come back, my baby can’t go to school or to work like she wanted to, and it’s not fair,” Delores Nettles told the crowd.

(via note-a-bear)