In the arts mecca of New York City, subway buskers are often overqualified. But they’re not usually world-class jazz singers with the lungs and charisma of old-school soul stars. Accompanied only by a pianist, watch Gregory Porter perform “Be Good (Lion’s Song)” on a vintage subway car in downtown Brooklyn.
Filmed with WBGO.
Recreation of CBGB’s Bathroom at The Met’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture
“I was myself last night, but I fell asleep on the mountain, and they’ve changed my gun, and everything’s changed, and I’m changed, and I can’t tell what’s my name, or who I am!”
– Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
‘Mad Men,’ in a dark wood | by Starlee Kine | Capital New York
“Hands Off Angela Davis” - Third World Women’s Alliance, New York, 1972
Photo by Luis Garza
On Monday night, seven candidates for mayor cycled through a synagogue in Park Slope to talk about polarizing issues affecting south-central Brooklyn: Barclays Center, affordable housing and, of course, the Prospect Park bike lane.
“The answer is no,” said John Liu, the first candidate on stage, when the moderator, WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein, asked whether he would have installed the bike lane as mayor.
(The question itself drew a knowing laugh from the crowd of a few hundred.)
In Park Slope, mayoral candidates teeter on a bike lane | Capital New York
if you want a haircut like Drake’s, apparently it’s not that expensive. #nyc #hiphop #lol #celebs #rap #music #wtf #hair #manhattan #AlmostFamous
Ray Kelly: By the department's count, African-Americans are being 'understopped' | Capital New York -
In an interview on ABC’s Nightline last night, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly elaborated on a point Mayor Michael Bloomberg made in a speech this week, about the racial breakdown of stop-and-frisks conducted by city police officers.
The view from the (surprisingly crowded) East River Ferry.
Curbed: Curbed Comparisons: What $3,600/Month Can Rent You Around New York City -
via Curbed NY: East Village
Justin Pugh receives the phone call that he’s being picked by the New York Giants
“It’s a landscape archtitect’s job to pay attention to the things nobody else notices: the placement of benches, the way a rail curves around a tree, everything…”
“Why are those things important if nobody notices?”
“Because there’s an intrinsic feeling to being in balance.”
We <3 our landscape architects! Want to see what an incredible landscape architect can do? Then join us next weekend when we fete our newest garden, the Native Plant Garden, designed by the incredible Sheila Brady, principal at Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. ~AR
Local East Village: NYPD: Watch Your iPhones, Party Animals -
via The Local East Village
At the Tribeca Film Festival: A message to you from a West Virginia town ruined by Oxycontin -
The people of Oxyana speak for themselves; Dunne is listening, and the community trusts him, so he has gotten under the suffice of things. He is their message in a bottle. But there is work for the audience here.
(Source: R2--D2, via myheartisinnyc)