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Ping Pong is Back on the LES

For the next three months, anyone wandering the Lower East Side of New York City can stop by 397 Grand at Suffolk, pick up a paddle and play some good ole fashioned ping pong.  The table tennis fiesta will culminate in the L.E.S. Cup, naturally. It’s courtesy of Grand Opening, the design agency known for...

Portugal Lands in SoHo

One of my absolute favorite online stores, Kiosk, just launched their Portugal collection. The owners of this SoHo-based store spend a portion of every year in faraway (or not) places and collect items that laugh in the face of  “over-design”.  The objects they stock are “hum­ble, straight­for­ward and beau­ti­ful for their sim­plic­ity and direct­ness.” I...

Peering Over You

There is something magical about these massive murals by Cuban-born Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. The faces aren’t necessarily recognizable except by a few. They are honest. And they are looking over the world’s cities like gentle giants. Rodriguez-Gerada is based in New York and Barcelona. More work here.

Deserted Block in Brooklyn is Art Space

A portion of Willoughby St between Bridge and Duffield in Brooklyn is being demolished this fall to make way for a large development project. “Rather than have an entire block of empty boarded up storefronts, local arts group Ad Hoc Art and non-profit community development organization Metrotech BID partnered to transform the row of stores...

Walk High in NYC

Likely old news to New Yorkers, I just learned about The High Line and look forward to putting a visit on my itinerary the next time I venture East.  Built in the 1930s, this elevated track was constructed to keep freight trains away from the public. This mile and a half long elevated track has...

Grace in Stills

NYC-based photographer Jessica Dimmick’s impressive bio is no match for her images. From heroin addicts to factory workers, she covers a wide range of subjects with respect and grace. Check her out here.

Painter Elizabeth Insogna in New York

Check out the newest work by painter Elizabeth Insogna. Her work is being shown at the Project Room (Jeannie Freilich Contemporary) from December 1st – January 4th. The opening is tomorrow night.

Brooklyn Photo Gallery’s Last Days

Amani Olu sent out an email blast this morning announcing the unfortunate close of Brooklyn’s Bond Street Gallery this Saturday. If you’re in NYC, check it out before this Saturday for a final look at the current exhibition, “Revisiting America.” Photographers include Timothy Briner, Jon Feinstein, Matthew Gamber, Justin James Reed, Angie Smith, Brian Ulrich...

Ethereal Animation for Amon Tobin

Magical, ethereal, beautiful. Notice, a design duo based out of New York and Montreal, created videos for Brazilian musician Amon Tobin’s website. Notice designed and animated “five creatures to correspond with field recording samples and original music” by Tobin.  You can view the videos here.

Togetherness in the Streets NYC (literally)

Taking the lead from Paris, this summer Mayor Bloomberg introduced “Summer Streets”.  where over seven miles of streets are closed down for three days during August. New Yorkers of all ages come out in droves to take advantage of the new space…biking, walking, running, performing, dancing, eating, etc.  If you’re in NYC this weekend, Saturday...

New Yorkers Do Indeed Sleep

Yes, it’s true. The throngs of people canvassing the streets of New York do not exist solely in an ambulatory state. California-born, New York-based photographer Todd Selby guides us behind the curtain to see how Manhattan and Brooklyn-ites live during downtime. From naturally lit tablescapes to gorgeous portraits of the inhabitants, this site will suck...

I’m a sucker for the harpsichord.

My new favorite band Vampire Weekend is playing live on the Central Park SummerStage this weekend. This is unfortunate for those of us who live nowhere near New York City, but we can all enjoy the musical joy anytime via our friendly pal, iTunes.  This group of guys is little bit sixties naivete, a smidge...