Sunday, June 30, 2013

NYCgo: Must-See Jackson Heights

Hey everyone, we wrote a guide to Jackson Heights for NYCgo.

Shak trak (fried beef with red onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and chilis), Phayul

With its dynamic mix of immigrant cultures, Jackson Heights is New York in miniature [read more].
  

Friday, June 28, 2013

Faile Prayer Wheel

Faile prayer wheel

Faile prayer wheel

Indeed we did, and a fairly old Faile, too, by the look of it, that's somehow managed to avoid the sad fate of its Brooklyn-based siblings.

Faile prayer wheel

No Looking Back
  

Thursday, June 27, 2013

CBS New York: 5 Great Places to Work with Your Hands

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for CBS New York. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

Muzeon, Moscow

Life in the twenty-first century tends to privilege working with one’s mind over working with one’s hands. Use your brain (and body) a little differently by signing up for a class with one of these organizations [read more].

CBS New York: Best Public Pools

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for CBS New York. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there. 

No Diving

The city's best public pools open today. We promise they look much more inviting than this.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Two weekends ago, we headed out to Staten Island for Lumen, the borough's summer festival of video, projection, installation, and performance art. As in the previous iterations --- see photos from 2012 and 2011 here and here --- this year's show featured an engaging mix of the lovely and the creepy, the delightful and the absurd.

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Lumen 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Crystal Fairy at BAM




Based on an actual experience had by Sebasti├ín Silva, Crystal Fairy stars Michael Cera as a twentysomething American looking to get high in Chile. He meets radical free spirit Gaby Hoffmann at a party, then impulsively invites her to join him as he travels with his friends, the director's charming brothers, to try a mescaline-laden cactus. What might have been a tale of a clueless American traveling in a foreign land, or even a trippy drug movie a la Cheech and Chong, gets redeemed by the meaningful weekend the five characters spend on a secluded beach. Drugs are taken, secrets are revealed, and friendships are forged. And it was clear from the post-screening Q&A with the director, one of his brothers, and the two stars that the feelings expressed in the movie were real, and we don't just mean the desire to roll around naked on seashells while tripping. 

Photo: thanks

 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

CBS New York: 6 Distillery Tours

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for CBS New York. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

OHNY Weekend: Kings County Distillery

Don’t just drink the hard stuff–see how it’s made. These six distilleries offer tours that will take you into the nuts, bolts, and guts of making booze in New York City. And, yes, in most cases there will be free samples [read more].

CBS New York: 5 Best Spots for Birdwatching

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for CBS New York. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.


Why, yes, you can go birdwatching in New York City, and we’re not talking about pigeons. Thanks to a unique combination of natural features and resources, the NYC area welcomes a variety of birds both seasonally and year-round. Read on for some of the city’s most scenic spots to see winged creatures.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

En Masse Mural in Bushwick

En Masse

En Masse

En Masse

En Masse

En Masse
 
Half the fun of spying this mural in Bushwick is figuring out who's who. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

CBS New York: 5 Great Hotel Gift Shops

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for CBS New York. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.


Gone are the days when your hotel’s gift shop sold tiny toothpaste and miniature sewing kits and only tiny toothpaste and miniature sewing kits. Today, shops attached to hotels have become destinations in and of themselves. Read on for the five we frequent most often.
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

Ghanaian artist El Anatsui makes sculptures from materials he finds or collects from communities in Nigeria, where he has lived and worked for many years. He employs bottle tops, can lids, wire, wrappers, plastic bags, mirror shards, and other cast-off goods (aka trash), as well as cloth, wood, and canvas. The results, many of which are on display at the Brooklyn Museum, generally mimic fabric in their movement or draping, often provoke with the raw talent of a self-trained artist working in a singular, idiosyncratic vision, and sometimes dance with the slightest gust of breath. 

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum

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