A beautiful tribute to New York City, Mapping Manhattan is a collection of hand-drawn maps compiled by Becky Cooper. Cooper walked the length of Broadway handing out blank maps with the outline of Manhattan and asking people to draw in their associations of the city. The book includes maps by prominent New Yorkers (and non-New Yorkers who love the city) such as David Chang of Momofuku and Vahram Muratyan, creator of Paris v. New York: A Tally of Two Cities. (more…)
The second phase of Hunter’s Point South on Long Island City now has a developer, architect and non-profit partner. Hunter’s Point South is not only the largest development in the Bloomberg administration but also the largest affordable housing project in over three decades, since Co-op City in the Bronx and Starrett City in Brooklyn. Architecture firm ODA has released initial and design evolution renderings (below) for Parcel C, the largest block of the development located along Hunter’s Point South Park. ODA beat out BIG (in association with Related), ShOP Architects and Perkins Eastman for the bid.
We remember the day we sent our writer and photographer Rachel Fawn Alban to 5Pointz for the first time. From then on she went back, regularly. With the sudden whitewashing of 5Pointz and the vacating of artists from the building, the resident cat also had to leave so Rachel took him home with her. Baxter the “graffiti cat” was first introduced in 2007 or 2008, reports DNAInfo, as a way to control the mice. He became so popular with the artists and tourists, he had his own bed in the building.
Built in 1963 and designed by Cuban architect Hilario Candela, the Miami Marine Stadium was home to the spectacular sport of powerboat racing as well as concerts and boxing matches on floating stages. After Hurricane Andrew the venue had fallen into disrepair and become an unofficial home to Miami’s street artists in Biscayne Bay. This year at Art Basel Miami Beach, Mayor Tomás Regalado has welcomed the French artist duo Kolkoz (Benjamin Moreau and Samuel Boutruche) to Key Biscayne for their impressive and unusual installation, “Curiosity,” presented by Audemars Piguet and Galerie Perrotin.
As you approach the abandoned Marine Stadium, you may think you’ve come to the wrong place until you spot waiters clad in white darting to and from a wooden dock. Through the trees one can make out a ski chalet floating on what looks like a snow covered island.
On December 9, 1793, a Connecticut Federalist by the name of Noah Webster founded New York City’s first daily newspaper. The American Minerva, patroness of peace, Commerce and the Liberal Arts, or American Minerva for short, was a precursor to what later became the New York Sun, a newspaper that stopped production in 1950. It was a New York-based Pro-Federalist press that was meant to curb the propagation of French influence in the United States.