A few weeks back, we reported on the reintroduction of the H line by the MTA to help out displaced students in the Rockaways. Closed since 1994, the old blue train runs along the Broad Channel, transporting commuters to a bus nearby that would then take them to the A. The video of workers literally ... More >>
NYC.govA floating dome made of umbrella spokes and empty soda bottles, bound on canoes from the South Bronx to Inwood, where it would have stayed in a monthlong exhibit, was shipwrecked on Rikers Island this week, causing a commotion among corrections officers, who immediately confirmed that ... More >>
Friday, October 7
Better than: Waiting for people to show up to an empty Turntable.fm room.
It's a tricky thing, the dance concert. Do you treat it like a regular show and face the performer in a gesture of celebrity worship, or do you lose yourself in the music, figur ... More >>
Andre CostantiniCat Martino makes glowing, of-the-moment woozefolk full of ethereal drones and spacey loops, running modern indie-scruff through the 4AD dream machine. Best known as a valued touring musician for Brooklyn luminaries like Sufjan Stevens and YIMBY veteran Sharon Van Etten, Marti ... More >>
Everyone mourns the demise of their favorite bands in their own way; Michael J. Green decided to do so in elaborate fashion, crafting a shot-for-shot Lego remake of LCD Soundsystem's clip for "All My Friends." I have a strong feeling that this very well-done homage will be one of the more passed-ar ... More >>
The special of mackerel crudo was artistically arranged.
Almost two years ago, I reviewed Greenpoint newcomer Anella, a restaurant on the hip Franklin Street strip that replaced the legendary Queens Hideaway, doubling the space, adding a wood-fired oven, and creating a beautiful garden out ... More >>
Jonathan Lopes, a Boerum Hill artist, is building Broolyn in his living room out of blocks. Using only plastic LEGOs, Lopes doesn't even alter the pieces at all, he just makes do with what the boxes offer. "It's challenging to achieve certain aesthetics with the limitations of the brick," he ... More >>
Click to Enlarge.Via CopyRanter.Yesterday, Copyranter caught an advertisement (pictured right) for French weekly Courrier International. The conceit of the advertisement, by Saatchi & Saatchi France, as put by Copyranter: "The World Trade Center architects should have stopped at about 50 floo ... More >>
Finally, there is some rest for the wicked on Project Runway. This season has been as wham-bam as any, with one-day challenges the norm and the designs often running unrealized as a result; then again, as we all know, Michelangelo's David was carved over a long lunch break (hold the prosciutt ... More >>
We know schools are supposed to be "Gun-Free Zones," but this is ridiculous. A Staten Island fourth grader, Patrick Timoney, was nearly suspended yesterday for having a LEGO set that included a toy gun that was all of two inches long.
Principal Evelyn Matroianni caught him with the miniatur ... More >>
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman narrating Peter and the Wolf for The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, in his first appearance as an engaged person. Saturday at 7, at the World Financial Center, for free.
The American International Toy Fair is on at the Javits Center. The big opening day news is that Lego and Disney have entered a licensing deal, and you know what that means: Land of the Legos, starring Brendan Fraser and Dakota Fanning, in which they, the Power Miners, and lovable Lego George Wen ... More >>