Now that the renovation is complete, we thought we would go back and take a look at the finished project. As it turned out, it was a very busy day for them. They were moving their entire permanent collection back into the building. (more…)
Unless you are on a social media hiatus, living under a rock without 3G, or just really dislike cats, you’ve probably heard from a little birdie that a pop-up cat café is opening tomorrow, April 24th in New York City on 168 Bowery. Hosted by cat food company Purina One, the pop-up cat café will run until Sunday, April 27th. During this time, cat lovers are invited to sit down and sip coffee with feline companions. And it’s all for a good cause because these adorable kitties, provided by the North Shore Animal League, are up for adoption. Furthermore, animal experts at the café will be giving lectures on cat health and cat-friendly interior design for those seeking to adopt the precious fur balls.
The catacomb-like basement of Brewer’s Art in Baltimore, a craft beer scene. Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina via Flickr
Baltimore’s small independent craft breweries host some of the most unique architectural, flavorful and cultural facets of the city. Two particular locations demonstrate the individuality of the city’s craft brew scene, including the bar of many faces—The Brewer’s Art, and the one-stop-shop for home brewing, Nepenthe.
Nestled between the historical district of Mount Vernon with its monument to Washington and the young, hip area of Station North Arts and Entertainment District sits what appears to be a window into a classy barroom. The area is host to bookstores, crêperies, Middle Eastern restaurants, clubs and very little parking. Less manicured than Charles Village and Johns Hopkins University and much less touristy than the redeveloped Inner Harbor and its Hard Rock Café, Station North is representative of the indie art culture that Baltimoreans treasure but outsiders may never know about. (more…)
For his bestselling book, Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits, Kevin Roose spent three years shadowing eight young bankers and traders as they got their first taste of the world made notorious in The Wolf of Wall Street. What he found is enough to shatter the illusions of power broker hopefuls, who quickly learn that they’re expected to work 100 hour work weeks doing inane tasks like completing excel spreadsheets for insanely demanding bosses. We caught up with Kevin to find out what motivated him to write the book, how his subjects reacted when they read it, and how it made him think differently about NYC. (more…)