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“Robert Longo’s iconic charcoal drawing series Men in the Cities (1979) depicted businessmen and women in an ambiguous moment of flailing impact or ecstatic dance. These photos, Longo’s own, are somewhat demystifying in that respect but nonetheless striking as we see the choreography behind his subject matter; the artist directing his models to enact an instant when a bullet hits home and photographing them in free fall.
These multi-literal shoots took place on a New York rooftop and Longo asked his friends to dress in suits and pose, friends that included Cindy Sherman and Larry Gagosian who were young and perfectly positioned on the apogee of that era of art, ready to embrace a spirit of abandon, punk and irony.” (From : It’s Nice That)
The New York City subway system has 842 miles of track, making it the largest in North America. And there’s even more to it than riders see: dozens of tunnels and platforms that were either abandoned or were built but never used. They form a kind of ghost system that reveals how the city’s transit ambitions have been both realized and thwarted.
WNYC complies a map of abandoned subway stations and lines ( eleven in total) that were planned but never built. (Map by Balance Media / John Keefe/WNYC)
I thought this was smart, cool and a bit avant-garde (dare I say). Read the New York Times piece here.
A meal on the L Train. This staged surprise (via the diner crew) has reinstated my faith in the impromptu (via the subway riders).
A very dope (for lack of a better word) look at the underground NYC subway system. NOT authorized by the MTA.
Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.
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Very cool website which begs for participation from you dear photographer; dear reader; dear live wire.
Check out: Unseen NYC. The message is simple, clear, concise:
It’s also not about Banksy’s publicity stunts, but that’s a little closer to what we’re going after.
UnseenNYC is about what catches your eye. On the subway, on the street, just off the NYU campus, around Central Park or a collection of people trying to make sense of Times Square on their first visit to the city.
It’s a visual embodiment of that unspoken language New Yorkers seem to know inherently. The way a community is formed on each subway car, on each train throughout the city. These images are the unseen aspects of beauty in this city – the freckles beneath your shirt.
It’s art where the canvas might be illegal, but the message is still just as important.
“The only time I really have to read the paper is at work, which I do just about everyday online. If something in the New York City area or the world is happening the New York Times will know about it. I also get email notifications from the New York Times which helps me stay on top of breaking news and events.”
What are your favorite sections in the Sunday paper? “Well again, I don’t have a subscription but my favorite parts of the online newspaper are definitely the Dining section, any of the videos and the interactive graphics. Modern Love in the Fashion section is quite good too.”
And, what single section do you go to first on Sunday? “Doesn’t really apply to me as I don’t get the paper delivered but if I did it would probably be the Travel section. Sunday is a great day to dream of places to go.”
Note to New York Times from Kate: Please get our friend a subscription for the holidays!
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Dozens of Ways to ♥ New York.Via The New York Times: “Now that JetBlue Airways is using Milton Glaser’s famous “I ♥ NY” logo in a new advertising campaign, The Times asked readers to imagine commingling Mr. Glaser’s logo with other New York brands or slogans.”
As you always say you are getting “old” and The New Club Kids are moving…close. Edging in on your beloved downtown. Smack your bitch, up.
Your old boy Mattie is moving to Bunker comparing it ever-so-slight to the catacombs of Paris. Dude; how does Kenmare stack up? He dumped the Fedoras for Knitted Caps and he has nice advice “As a kid, I got rejected all the time. If you dress nicely, show up with a good attitude and a pretty girl, you can cut down on your rejections. But no one can ever be 100 percent. In anything. That’s my philosophy.”
Watch out Chloe: Mia is coming. Sorry, Samantha: she DJ’s.
What else? Gay Australians! Check.Band of Outsiders Button Down. Seattle Flannel shirts. Eyes Wide Shut New Years themes.
Don’t worry; they aren’t donning your fancy suits. Nope. These are plaid kids. Plain and simple. Beards. Unruly. Jeans. And they DJ. And they are knocking at your door. Nicely? Hmm….